Two spaces after a period? No.
poetbabble: sexpigeon: schwartzy: TWO. FUCKING. SPACES. Also, punctuation goes inside quotation marks. Take it from a former professional typesetter: if you use multiple wordspaces anywhere in your manuscript, they will be stripped out. Obsolete historical convention. One space. “The two space convention stems from the use of the monospaced font on typewriters to approximate an em...
In Britain, only 8 percent of the population is Catholic (compared with 25...– T.R. Reid - Universal health care tends to cut the abortion rate - washingtonpost.com via southpol:ezraklein (via sexartandpolitics) Oh logic, you are always so sexy. (via therealkatiewest)
It’s time for the tech industry to distribute itself beyond the Silicon Valley...– Alex Payne (via marco)
The term "to get fired" comes from when clans of...
Heartbreak is more common than happiness. We’re taught to believe not only that...– from Jane Austen Ruined My Life byt Beth Pattillo (via moonriverdahling) (via jyages) (via poetbabble)
Where's Spock? Physicist Says Warp Speed Will Kill... →
phineaspoe: Last year, a group of physicists figured out that achieving warp speed had the potential—depending on how we did it, at least—to create a black hole that would suck up Earth and destroy us all. Putting aside that cheery bit of news for a moment, another physicist recently said that even if that particular scenario didn’t come to pass, the simple matter of traveling warp speed could...
The Diamond Age
I’m reading it again for the umpteenth time. I love this book so much. Read it first as a teenager and didn’t understand half the words so I had a English-Icelandic dictionary by my side for several months. This book is the main reason for the birth of my interest in technology.
Children grow faster in the springtime.
ohyeahfacts: (source) Mine’s gonna be a humongo!! p.s. I did start a new Tumblr for baby stuff. There’s one post so far. more to come. doodoodiapers.tumblr.com
Every human spent about half an hour as a single...
egillhardar: The reason we’re all getting so fat can be found in the human genomnomnom.
The Maternal Brain (The Psychologist) →
psychotherapy: Christian Jarrett examines the evidence behind the widely held belief that pregnancy affects cognitive function. I have to say that I have felt the effects of preggiebrain. It’s super annoying. I’ve definitely noticed though that it seems to be things like remembering to do things at the right time (like they talk about in the article) as well as decreased focus...
Tumblr Mosaic Viewer...
internerd: Apparently I like brunettes with tattoos No shit Keir. Cool site.
There are not so many gaps in the health care as a result of the Chile...– Marie-Noelle Rodrigue, deputy director of operations for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Read her full interview. (via doctorswithoutborders)
How Did Humans Become Empathic? →
psychotherapy: Empathy seems to have evolved in three major steps. First, among vertebrates, birds and mammals developed ways of rearing their young, plus forms of pair bonding - sometimes for life. This is very different from the pattern among fish and reptile species, most of which make their way in life alone. Pair bonding and rearing of young organisms increased their survival and was...
Foreignness was a means of escape—physical, psychological and moral. In another...– Being foreign: The others (via marco) I can definitely relate to this one. This is one of the big reasons I loved living abroad, even if it can also be quite alienating not knowing the cultural references or even understanding people’s conversations and being a complete outsider.