23 9 / 2014

"There are two main barriers to learning about people’s sex lives. The first is finding men and women who are willing to divulge facts about the most private thing they do. The second is relying on those people to tell the whole horny truth, in all its colourful, unadulterated glory, with nothing left lying on the bedroom floor."

Jon Millward, from “Down the Rabbit-Hole: What One Million Sex Toy Sales Revealed About Our Erotic Tastes, Kinks and Desires” (via bedsider)

Woahhhh charts AND pictures of giant dildos?

18 9 / 2014

"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."

Elinor Glyn (via bedsider)

09 9 / 2014

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe! I’ve been making a simpler version of this Julia Child tomato leek soup recipe for a few months now. It’s great because I can keep all of the ingredients on hand (in the freezer or cabinet) indefinitely - a must if you are as bad at planning dinners as I am.

Ingredients:

One bag frozen chopped leeks

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 24 oz can of crushed or diced tomatoes

4 large garlic cloves

6 cups vegetable broth

1/2 Cup raw white rice

1 bay leaf

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1 tbsp of dried basil (or a bunch of fresh if you have it!)

a large pinch of saffron threads

salt and pepper

few pinches of sugar

1 teaspoon or more tomato paste

salt and pepper

1. Heat up some olive oil in a big pot (your soup pot!)

2. Put your leeks in for about 5-10 minutes, or until they are soft.

3. Put in tomatoes and garlic for a few minutes (until you can smell some garlic cooking)

4. Put in vegetable broth, rice, and all spices. Add in a few mills of pepper and about a teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer for however long your rice takes to cook (probably 20-30 minutes)

5. Taste your soup - what does it need? More salt? More pepper? Is it acidic? If so add about a teaspoon of sugar. Want it to be thicker or more tomato-y? Add about a teaspoon of tomato paste. I generally add both the sugar and tomato paste because YUM to both of those.

6. Eat!

08 9 / 2014

Diane Rehm hosts a daily panel discussion show on NPR that is thoughtful, evenhanded, and ridiculously informative. She is never afraid to ask questions that are tough, and she follows up until she gets an answer. She reliably has scientists on her shows (like actual scientists who actually specialize in the field being discussed), and she gives them the time to talk about their research. Her shows are AN HOUR of discussion on ONE TOPIC. Fun fact: Diane Rehm helped me pass my oral exams to get my masters in public health. Second fun fact: Diane Rehm is one of my lady-type personal heroes.
Here are my three favorite shows from her, in no particular order. Fair warning, she has voice problems - but look at that happy picture of her up top! You will get used to her voice and it will be so worth it :)
Friendship
Guns and Suicide
Postpartum Depression

Diane Rehm hosts a daily panel discussion show on NPR that is thoughtful, evenhanded, and ridiculously informative. She is never afraid to ask questions that are tough, and she follows up until she gets an answer. She reliably has scientists on her shows (like actual scientists who actually specialize in the field being discussed), and she gives them the time to talk about their research. Her shows are AN HOUR of discussion on ONE TOPIC. Fun fact: Diane Rehm helped me pass my oral exams to get my masters in public health. Second fun fact: Diane Rehm is one of my lady-type personal heroes.

Here are my three favorite shows from her, in no particular order. Fair warning, she has voice problems - but look at that happy picture of her up top! You will get used to her voice and it will be so worth it :)

Friendship

Guns and Suicide

Postpartum Depression

28 8 / 2014

ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

I particularly like that this comic stretches back into her childhood and early teen years! Sexual harassment doesn’t just magically start when you’re 18.

(Source: ninjasexspoopy, via kateordie)

28 8 / 2014

planetmoney:

When is the best time to see the judge?

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After the judge has had something to eat.

"…Kahneman discusses how external factors can affect our tendency to fall back on easy “default” decisions instead of taking a few minutes to think the decision through. To drive his point home, he provides one disturbing example from a research article published in PNAS a few years ago.”

(H/T to Randal Olsen for the cool post)

18 8 / 2014

"You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

Dr. Seuss (via bedsider)

07 8 / 2014

lacigreen:

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

omg these are so sassy its amazing

lacigreen:

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

omg these are so sassy its amazing

01 8 / 2014

planetmoney:

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According to Pew, these demographic effects seem to appear for other recessions too. Great chart from Jeff Guo at Storyline.

02 7 / 2014

lolmythesis:

Women’s Studies, Florida International University

"Placing Blame: The Effect of Rape Myths on the Progression of Acquaintance Rape Cases through the U.S. Legal System and Possible Solutions."

From here: https://rainn.org/get-information/statistics/reporting-rates

Convictions