Thursday, August 28, 2014 Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Please don’t.
via @ke11yfoley on Twitter

Please don’t.

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What Not to Call Beautiful Women

Calling someone an ‘exotic’ beauty isn’t a compliment — take it from women regularly called ‘exotic’.

Monday, August 18, 2014 Friday, August 15, 2014

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nicolebyer:

mentalalchemy:

Shots fired

Good question.

nicolebyer:

mentalalchemy:

Shots fired

Good question.

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curvesincolor:

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

curvesincolor:

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

Thursday, August 14, 2014 Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Monday, August 4, 2014 Sunday, August 3, 2014 Saturday, August 2, 2014
staanceapp:

Will Ebola become a worldwide health crisis?

Made the mistake of clicking through and reading some of the opinions.
There is very little chance that Ebola will become a major health crisis in the United States, and the same goes for other developed countries. We have the public health infrastructure to identify and isolate anyone infected with Ebola, limiting the potential for the spread of the disease. The US in particular, because we have the CDC, is in a very good position to confront such disease.
In order to become infected with Ebola, you have to have direct contact with the bodily fluids of an Ebola patient. Which is why it’s a disease that so often infects healthcare workers and caregivers. And even if someone is infected, it isn’t until symptoms appear that they are contagious. So we’re not talking about something that’s as easy to catch as the flu. It doesn’t spread anywhere near that efficiently. 
It’s been much more difficult to contain in West Africa for a variety of reasons. Many of the areas affected do not have the health facilities to cope with an epidemic, and sometimes family members take it upon themselves to care for Ebola patients, which often leads to further infections. The West African countries currently dealing with the outbreak also have highly mobile populations, allowing the disease to spread further.
There are also cultural differences that have influenced the spread of Ebola.
So don’t panic, people. Yes, it’s a very important news story and a tragic situation in West Africa. But it’s not the end of the world and your chances of being infected with Ebola in the US are very, very, very, very slim. Even with Ebola patients being brought back to the US for treatment. You’re safe, so be grateful and support the efforts to combat the disease in the areas that have been suffering.
/rant
Further sources:
CDC: Q&A on Ebola Outbreak
NYT: What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak
MSF: Struggling to Contain the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa
The Seattle Times: Ebola patients head to U.S., but officials say no need to panic

staanceapp:

Will Ebola become a worldwide health crisis?

Made the mistake of clicking through and reading some of the opinions.

There is very little chance that Ebola will become a major health crisis in the United States, and the same goes for other developed countries. We have the public health infrastructure to identify and isolate anyone infected with Ebola, limiting the potential for the spread of the disease. The US in particular, because we have the CDC, is in a very good position to confront such disease.

In order to become infected with Ebola, you have to have direct contact with the bodily fluids of an Ebola patient. Which is why it’s a disease that so often infects healthcare workers and caregivers. And even if someone is infected, it isn’t until symptoms appear that they are contagious. So we’re not talking about something that’s as easy to catch as the flu. It doesn’t spread anywhere near that efficiently.

It’s been much more difficult to contain in West Africa for a variety of reasons. Many of the areas affected do not have the health facilities to cope with an epidemic, and sometimes family members take it upon themselves to care for Ebola patients, which often leads to further infections. The West African countries currently dealing with the outbreak also have highly mobile populations, allowing the disease to spread further.

There are also cultural differences that have influenced the spread of Ebola.

So don’t panic, people. Yes, it’s a very important news story and a tragic situation in West Africa. But it’s not the end of the world and your chances of being infected with Ebola in the US are very, very, very, very slim. Even with Ebola patients being brought back to the US for treatment. You’re safe, so be grateful and support the efforts to combat the disease in the areas that have been suffering.

/rant

Further sources:

CDC: Q&A on Ebola Outbreak

NYT: What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

MSF: Struggling to Contain the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

The Seattle Times: Ebola patients head to U.S., but officials say no need to panic

(Source: staance.com)

Friday, August 1, 2014
Scientists reveal secrets of ancient ship found beneath World Trade Center ruins

“We’re trying to record it as quickly as possible,” Doug Mackey, a chief regional archaeologist for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, told the New York Times. “And do the analysis later.”
Much of the analysis has now been done. Columbia University researchers laid out many of the ship’s secrets in a fresh study published this month in the journal Tree-Ring Research. And not only does the research show where the ship came from, but scientists say this “rare and valuable piece of American shipbuilding history” helps shed light on how ships of that period were constructed.
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Scientists reveal secrets of ancient ship found beneath World Trade Center ruins

“We’re trying to record it as quickly as possible,” Doug Mackey, a chief regional archaeologist for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, told the New York Times. “And do the analysis later.”

Much of the analysis has now been done. Columbia University researchers laid out many of the ship’s secrets in a fresh study published this month in the journal Tree-Ring Research. And not only does the research show where the ship came from, but scientists say this “rare and valuable piece of American shipbuilding history” helps shed light on how ships of that period were constructed.

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Out of Wreckage, Lives Emerge

A treasure-laden ship that has lain silent on the Atlantic seabed for more than 150 years is giving up some of its secrets, as explorers who have revisited it for the first time in two decades detail in reports on their recovery operations. The sunken hulk, off South Carolina, has so far given up 45 gold bars, 47 pieces of gold jewelry, more than 2,000 gold coins and some 11,500 silver coins.
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Out of Wreckage, Lives Emerge

A treasure-laden ship that has lain silent on the Atlantic seabed for more than 150 years is giving up some of its secrets, as explorers who have revisited it for the first time in two decades detail in reports on their recovery operations. The sunken hulk, off South Carolina, has so far given up 45 gold bars, 47 pieces of gold jewelry, more than 2,000 gold coins and some 11,500 silver coins.

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