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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

quote [ Work is badly distributed. People have too much, or too little, or both in the same month. And away from our unpredictable, all-consuming workplaces, vital human activities are increasingly neglected. Workers lack the time or energy to raise children attentively, or to look after elderly relations. ?The crisis of work is also a crisis of home,? declared the social theorists Helen Hester and Nick Srnicek in a paper last year. This neglect will only get worse as the population grows and ages. ]

There's a lot of jewels in this article. From discussing how society might be reshaped, to pointing out that we're already in a post-work society, but a dystopic one. It's quite the read.
[SFW] [people] [+2 Good]
[by raphael_the_turtle@7:57pmGMT] [0 comments]

The boy who stayed awake for 11 days

quote [ In December 1963 two boys hit upon an idea for a school science project ? stay awake for as long as possible. And it shed new light on what happens inside our tired brains. ]

While the moon drifts in the skies
[SFW] [people] [+5]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:00amGMT] [9 comments]

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Matilda Actress Mara Wilson: A 13-Year-Old Girl Is Not ?All Grown Up?

quote [ What?s really at play here the creepy, inappropriate public inclination to sexualize young girls in the media. We do not need to perpetuate the culture of dehumanization Hollywood has enabled. But the media has become democratized; social media and user-generated content mean anyone can write about anyone, and there is a good chance anyone will see it. We are all part of the media, but I don?t know if we?ve realized that yet, nor understood what a tremendous responsibility that is. ]

Natalie Portman, at 13, experienced 'sexual terrorism'

There was a southpark episode about Britney Spears touching on the way we treat young celebrities, but my mind typically goes back to the plotline in American Gods regarding child sacrifice.
[SFW] [people] [+5 Underrated]
[by raphael_the_turtle@6:39pmGMT] [26 comments]

Monday, 15 January 2018

Yvette Borup Andrews: Photographing Central Asia

quote [ Although often overshadowed by the escapades of her more famous husband (said by some to be the real-life inspiration for Indiana Jones), the photographs taken by Yvette Borup Andrews on their first expeditions through Central Asia stand today as a compelling contribution to early visual anthropology. Lydia Pyne looks at the story and impact of this unique body of images. ]

The curse of a vivid mind
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:58amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 14 January 2018

You?re Most Likely to Do Something Extreme Right Before You Turn 30

quote [ ... or 40, or 50, or 60 ... ]

I've got one coming up in the next few months. It's hitting home pretty hard.

[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by raphael_the_turtle@7:08pmGMT] [14 comments]



Friday, 12 January 2018

Guns & Sand

quote [ ? WE LIKE GUNS AND HOW THEY SHOOT
? WE like the LOUD NOISE & BULLET that comes out

? WE LIKE SAND ALSO
? We like HOW IT FEELS
? & taste
? WE ROLL AROUND IN IT ]

Here I was thinking those two things don't go together
[SFW] [people] [+4]
[by XregnaR@3:25pmGMT] [16 comments]

Saving China?s Memories from the Trash, One Kodak at a Time

quote [ For almost a decade now, this has been the curious project of French photographer Thomas Sauvin, who has been on a tireless mission to rescue and revive the millions of 35 mm negatives floating around Beijing?s black market recycling plants. ]

A Kodak baby in the land of plenty
[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:48amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Student Life at the First Medical College for Women

quote [ The pioneering women who faced jeers and discrimination to become doctors. ]

Never be the same
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Dorothy And Otis Shepherd: The Couple Who Designed The American Dream

quote [ Otis was so obscure. And when she mentioned that some of the images I had posted were actually by someone named Dorothy, I thought, ?Oh, boy, who?s Dorothy?? I didn?t even know she existed ]

But you just won't be real to me
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:18amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 8 January 2018

Charity giving away $86 million in Bitcoin donates $5 million to fight poverty...with cash

quote [ "Bitcoin has changed my life," says the charity's founder. "I have far more money than I can ever spend.

"My aims, goals and motivations in life have nothing to do with having XX million or being the mega rich. So I'm doing something else: Donating the majority of my bitcoins to charitable causes." ]

Something something positive posts.
[SFW] [people] [+7 Good]
[by JWWargo@6:05amGMT] [37 comments]



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