A woman calling another woman the C-word is mean. A white woman calling a black woman the N-word is despicable. This distinction between meanness and racism is a pivotal one. The meanest name you can call a person is nowhere near as offensive as something that’s even the tiniest bit racist. Bee calling Ivanka Trump a c*nt suggests an attitude problem; Barr calling Jarrett an ape-daughter suggests actual inhumanity, drawing on a specific and long-established racist insult. … [Read more...] about Important reminder: racism is worse than colorful language
Director Josh Trank wants you to know that 2020 in no way interfered with his plans to release an Al Capone movie starring Tom Hardy. … [Read more...] about This viral Twitter meme hilariously captures how 2020 has destroyed all your plans
What most people don’t fully recognize is the extent to which outdoor air pollution can penetrate inside a home or building. As you might expect, there are a lot of factors that determine just how much outdoor air pollution enters a building, or what we call infiltration factors. Things like the year of construction and leakiness of the building, whether there are operable windows (and whether they open or not), and the type of ventilation and filtration system in your building are the obvious ones, but wind direction, pressure, and other meteorological factors also play a critical role. … [Read more...] about We spend 90% of our time inside—why don’t we care that indoor air is so polluted?
That said, plenty of well-intended post-disaster donations contain useless items that create more problems than they solve. People actually thought to donate a mountain of sex toys to survivors of Florida’s Hurricane Charley in 2004, as well as freight containers full of defunct refrigerators intended for post-earthquake Haiti. There are better ways to give aid, Fabian says. That’s why UNICEF’s Innovation Unit developed a set of principles they try to stick to whenever they build technology for communities in crisis. “Never dump hardware,” is one of them. … [Read more...] about Can 1,000 Smartphones Make A Difference In The Fight Against Ebola? Or Just Make Us Feel Better?
However, investor buying has slowed down while equity markets are relatively stable. Gold’s rally is showing signs of exhaustion amid relative calm in equity markets. However, buying interest may emerge at lower levels amid global growth worries and US-China tensions. … [Read more...] about Gold price today: Yellow metal gains on US-China tensions; may rally towards Rs 46,800