How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …


Professor gets his dog a position at 7 academic journals

May 27, 2017

For scientists and researchers, getting papers published in respected journals is critical for their careers. So it’s a good thing that Dr. Olivia Doll, respected authority and academic, is intimately involved in curating journals within the medical community. She sits on seven different editorial boards for journals focused on everything from drug abuse to respiratory medicine. She also looks like this. SEE ALSO: Very good dog interrupts newscast and is totally pumped to be on TV Yes, …

May 24, 2017

Look around Tokyo and you can still see the concrete legacy left by the 1964 Olympics and the subsequent economic “miracle.” Wood can change that, says the architect of the main stadium for the 2020 Games. Using Japanese lumber for the centerpiece venue, Kengo Kuma wants to restore woods that Tokyo lost half a century ago in the blitz to build highways, bullet trains and skyscrapers to showcase the recovery from wartime devastation. The design stems from his …


Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 18, 2017

… that are enjoying a resurgence in the form of Donald Trump’s strongman act. Toxic masculinity is a popular phrase in academic and activist circles, but it’s not that hard to spot in pop culture if you know the signs. Consider Trump its prideful mascot: a man who can’t stand that one of his top surrogates is mocked by a woman on Saturday Night Live, tosses off suggestions about killing the families of terrorists, says nothing when crowds of people chant “lock her …


Meet the sex-positive YouTubers giving kids the sex talks they really need

May 8, 2017

… well as from different gender and sexuality perspectives. Image: Youtube/Hannah Witton My channel is… about sex ed, feminism and culture. My hero is… Caitlin Moran. My one sex-ed pro tip is…Don’t judge people just because they’re into different things than you. My sex related no-no is… not communicating. It’s important for me to talk about sex because… relationships and people are so important and a big part of that is sex. And not just …


Food for the soul: Resurrecting Cambodia’s forgotten cuisine

May 4, 2017

(CNN)It was while studying in France that Ly San, now 29, decided to resurrect traditional Khmer cuisine. Missing the tastes of his homeland Cambodia, he began to research traditional Khmer food but found that written accounts of the country’s native recipes and ingredients were hard to find. Cambodian farmers go organic He realized that much of this information had been lost during the civil war of the early 1970s and subsequent barbaric rule of the Khmer Rouge, which …


As the seas around them rise, fishermen deny climate change

April 21, 2017

Cameron, Louisiana (CNN)People live and die by the water in southern Louisiana. The water brings food, livelihoods and culture. But it also takes. Rising seas have swallowed more than 1,800 miles of coastline in the last 78 years, according to the United States Geological Survey. That puts residents here at the forefront of areas affected by climate changes. But among four people who spend most of the day outside, whose lives are dependent on the weather, who stare at the same horizon each …


‘The Fate of the Furious’ director on Jason Statham’s journey from villain to kinda-hero

April 16, 2017

… Image: Universal What was it specifically about New York where it was so important for you to make sure you got that done? Well, the franchise has traveled all over the world. It’s spent a lot of time in Los Angeles, and its just kind of the natural evolution of the franchise to go to New York. If you are a Fast fan, you know that this franchise was developed from an article about the New York street car culture, not Los Angeles. So it took eight films to make it to New York, but we made …


Should exercise be compulsory at work? – BBC News

April 5, 2017

… employers hold the key? One place to start could be for employers to ban “cake culture” in the office. Prof Nigel Hunt, from the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, says the habit of bringing cakes into the office fuels obesity and dental problems. “For many people, the workplace is now the primary site of their sugar intake,” he says, and suggests staff should be rewarded with fruit, nuts or cheese instead. Tips to reduce sitting time: …


Understanding Japan’s unique ‘scrap and build’ design culture

March 31, 2017

… unique context: “This unstable environment has created a culture that accepts cycles of destruction and renewal as a natural part of life.” Man-made disasters such as nuclear attacks and the Fukashima disaster have had an effect too. “Detachment from the illusion of physical permanence seems a very sensible approach to architecture,” she concludes. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …


Taiwan by bike: How to cycle around the island in 12 days

March 29, 2017

… GIANT. An abundance of affordable cycles coincided with Taiwan’s evolution from an industrializing work-all-hours society, giving rise to a culture in which leisure and health became important considerations. “My grandfather wasn’t rich and worked hard,” explains Stephen Chen, founder of Taipei-based cycle tour operator Panagoe. “Now our generation inherits a wealthier society with more money and time for recreation and health.” There was already significant …


13 feminists with legendary Twitter game

March 26, 2017

… (@SofieHagen) February 27, 2016 3. Shappi Khorsandi Shappi Khorsandi isn’t a stranger to adversity. The British comedian and author penned an autobiography called A Beginner’s Guide to Acting English about her experiences trying to fit in after moving from Iran to the UK. Along with culture and diversity, the comedian speaks out on behalf of women on social media and in her novels. #WeStandWithZoe Hey @TheSun, whilst you’re at it you could comment on the fact I’m …