“The more traditionally “feminine” trait of sensitivity, while often appreciated, is not always an asset in the work world. I have spent too much time being rattled by terse e-mail from editors, agents who have told me that I’d never get a book deal, and bosses who have berated me as not being “detail-oriented.” I think that in order to break through any kind of glass ceiling, or simply to get through the day, you have to become impervious to the daily gruffness that’s a part of any job.”
and some other nuggets for young women (for the record, I agree with much but also disagree with much!)
The U.S. power grid is so out of date that even if we have more wind (or solar desert facilities) producing power, there are not the lines to transport it to population centers. The U.S. government has focused entirely on drilling and fossil fuels.
“To find so many polar bears at sea at one time is extremely worrisome because it could be an indication that as the sea ice on which they live and hunt continues to melt, many more bears may be out there facing similar risk,”
“Ninety percent of the bats they examined after death showed signs of internal hemorrhaging consistent with trauma from the sudden drop in air pressure (a condition known as barotrauma) at turbine blades. Only about half of the bats showed any evidence of direct contact with the blades.
“Because bats can detect objects with echolocation, they seldom collide with man-made structures,” said Erin Baerwald of the University of Calgary in Canada. “An atmospheric-pressure drop at wind-turbine blades is an undetectable—and potentially unforeseeable—hazard for bats, thus partially explaining the large number of bat fatalities at these specific structures.”
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Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell
“Artists. Academics. Activists. Athletes. A remarkable group of African American leaders pose for a series of highly personal video and audio portraits that offer a unique glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of black life in America. Comprised of a series of intimate first-person vignettes, this film features 22 prominent African Americans from various professions, disciplines and backgrounds who speak directly into the camera about a number of topics—from childhood inspirations to the evolving American landscape they helped shape. Interviewees include Slash, Toni Morrison, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Serena Williams, Chris Rock, Sean Combs and others.”
“an hourlong documentary on most PBS stations Monday night. The film shows how Mr. Stryker turned a small government agency’s New Deal project to document poverty into a visual anthology of thousands of images of American life in the 1930s and early ’40s that helped shape modern documentary photography” via nytimes