Brandi Carlile: The Mother

Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind
Tethered to another and you’re worried all the time
You always knew the melody but you never heard it rhyme

She’s fair and she is quiet, Lord, she doesn’t look like me
She made me love the morning, she’s a holiday at sea
The New York streets are as busy as they always used to be
But I am the mother of Evangeline

The first things that she took from me were selfishness and sleep
She broke a thousand heirlooms I was never meant to keep
She filled my life with color, cancelled plans and trashed my car
But none of that is ever who we are

Outside of my windows are the mountains and the snow
I hold you while you’re sleeping and I wish that I could go
All my rowdy friends around accomplishing their dreams
But I am the mother of Evangeline

They’ve still got their morning paper and their coffee and their time
They still enjoy their evenings with the skeptics and their wine
Oh but all the wonders I have seen I will see a second time
From inside of the ages through your eyes

You were not an accident where no one thought it through
The world has stood against us, made us mean to fight for you
And when we chose your name we knew that you’d fight the power, too

You’re nothing short of magical and beautiful to me
I would never hit the big time without you
So they can keep their treasure and their ties to the machine
Cause I am the mother of Evangeline

They can keep their treasure and their ties to the machine
Cause I am the mother of Evangeline

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zatmenie mesiaca a polárna žiara – dohodli sme sa s deťmi, že tú polárnu žiaru si pôjdeme niekedy niekam pozrieť (to video sa dá otáčať)

Every decision my kids made me make in one day

Why 70 percent of kids quit sports by age 13

Our culture no longer supports older kids playing for the fun of it.

úžasné obrázky

pre tých, čo ešte nie sú (dostatočne) paranoidní, all the data Facebook and Google have on you

Brandi Carlile: The Joke

You’re feeling nervous, aren’t you, boy?
With your quiet voice and impeccable style
Don’t ever let them steal your joy
And your gentle ways, to keep ’em from running wild
They can kick dirt in your face
Dress you down, and tell you that your place
Is in the middle, when they hate the way you shine
I see you tugging on your shirt
Trying to hide inside of it and hide how much it hurts

Let ’em laugh while they can
Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies,
I’ve seen how it ends
And the joke’s on them

You get discouraged, don’t you, girl?
It’s your brother’s world for a while longer
We gotta dance with the devil on a river
To beat the stream
Call it living the dream, call it kicking the ladder
They come to kick dirt in your face
To call you weak and then displace you
After carrying your baby on your back across the desert
I saw your eyes behind your hair
And you’re looking tired, but you don’t look scared

Let ’em laugh while they can
Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies,
I’ve seen how it ends
And the joke’s on them

Let ’em laugh while they can
Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind
I have been to the movies,
I’ve seen how it ends
And the joke’s on them

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Martin Mojžiš na Námestí SNP: Nech je nás počuť! – pozrite video

Stephen Hawking dies at 76; His mind roamed the cosmos

Overlooked

Obituary writing is more about life than death: the last word, a testament to a human contribution.

Yet who gets remembered — and how — inherently involves judgment. To look back at the obituary archives can, therefore, be a stark lesson in how society valued various achievements and achievers.

Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries: of heads of state, opera singers, the inventor of Stove Top stuffing and the namer of the Slinky. The vast majority chronicled the lives of men, mostly white ones; even in the last two years, just over one in five of our subjects were female.

Picture a leader. Is she a woman?

“People have these prototypes in their head about what a leader looks like,” Dr. McClean said. “When we see an individual, we ask, ‘Do they fit that?’” If they don’t — even if they are acting like a leader — it’s harder to identify them as one. This disconnect does not require assuming that “women are less competent than men in general (e.g., intelligent, smart, organized, levelheaded),”

how to raise a boy

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hlavne táto: ulice sú plné nahnevaných ľudí 

Slovensko nepotrebuje vidieť plný stôl bankoviek, to je cynizmus. Slovensko potrebuje vidieť charakterných ľudí, vodcov, ktorí dokážu s pokorou odísť zo scény, to je vodcovské a chlapské

Kto ohrozuje slovenské ženy?

Slovenské ženy neohrozuje „gender ideológia“. Ani homosexuáli. Ani medzinárodné dohovory. Ba dokonca ani migranti. Slovenské ženy ohrozujú slovenskí muži. A jediné náboženstvo, ktoré im u nás komplikuje prístup k ochrane, nie je islam, ale katolícke kresťanstvo…

Už tri roky vedie náš premiér fiktívnu vojnu s nejestvujúcimi „ucelenými moslimskými komunitami“, a pri tom nám nevadí, že iné náboženstvo preniká do zákonov,  transponuje pastierske listy do politických postojov, nárokuje si na zastúpenie v poradných orgánoch vlády.

Istanbulský dohovor: mýty a fakty

„Rod“ nie je sprosté slovo

Vďaka rodovým analýzam sa dnes môžeme – na pozadí tvrdých dát – pýtať, či je na Slovensku skutočne slobodnou voľbou žien ostávať doma s deťmi v predškolskom veku, doživotne opatrovať členov rodiny so zdravotným postihnutím či nevládnych starých rodičov, alebo či ide skôr o nevyhnutnosť, keďže na Slovensku nemáme vytvorenú potrebnú infraštruktúru služieb.

What terminally ill children taught this doctor about how to live

Simple acts of kindness were treasured and remembered until the very end

Women behind speculum redesign

Why project-based learning fails (h/t Ondrovi za linku)

So what am I advocating? I’m advocating that you actually think about what you’re trying to teach, and design drills for it. The first drills should focus on one thing at a time…

As an aside, this is why I believe in finding a competent private coach for every skill you really care about improving in.

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Ak ste nepozerali štart Falcon Heavy live, tak si ho môžete pozrieť aj spätne. Dvom z troch rakiet sa podarilo aj úspešne pristáť. Tretia sa zrúbala do vody, lebo jej neostalo dosť paliva na brzdiace manévre – asi príliš veľa minula na vystrelenie Muskovej Tesly.

Keď som to púšťala Kubovi, tak sa veľmi čudoval, že prečo tam vystrelili tú Teslu. Že tú by si on radšej nechal:

Ale dobrá reklama nie? Budú Starmana raz navštevovať vesmírni turisti? 

how fungi saved the world

nedávno bola jedna linka (Monday morning observation), ale ukazuje sa, že veci sa majú trochu inak 

seedship – jednoduchá textová počítačová hra

fotka atómu

This is why Uma Thurman is angry

The Favorite Literary Work of Every Country Visualized on a World Map

Ženy-Matky-Telá II

pracovná ponuka od kamarátky, ktorá pracuje pre WFP (hlavne pre ženy-developerky)

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Stop asking me ‘what about men?’ (h/t Zuzine za linku)

Women do not read a campaign about male mental health or male abuse or male cancers and furiously tweet back ‘what about women, you cunt?!’ because they didn’t think about themselves when they read it. They didn’t see the campaign as two fingers up to women.

‘Whataboutery’ comes from a place of misogyny. An arrogant, derailing technique used to respond to a campaign, video, research study, intervention, organisation or communication that screams ‘I don’t care about women, talk about men!!’ 
And the proof is in the pudding for me. Because when I do all those things with a focus on boys and men, I’m a fucking hero. But when I do all of those things and focus on girls and women, I’m a fat, ugly feminist

When I write a tweet about women being murdered or raped, I didn’t forget men. I didn’t forget they could be murdered or raped. I didn’t accidentally miss them off my tweet. I simply CHOSE to talk about the experiences of females. It is not helpful, or clever, or promoting ‘equality’ to write to a researcher specialising in women’s studies and tell her in three paragraphs why she should focus on men. 

The female price of male pleasure

For all the calls for nuance in this discussion of what does and doesn’t constitute harassment or assault, I’ve been dumbstruck by the flattening work of that phrase — specifically, the assumption that “bad sex” means the same thing to men who have sex with women as it does to women who have sex with men.

The studies on this are few. A casual survey of forums where people discuss “bad sex” suggests that men tend to use the term to describe a passive partner or a boring experience. (Here’s a very unscientific Twitter poll I did that found just that.) But when most women talk about “bad sex,” they tend to mean coercion, or emotional discomfort or, even more commonly, physical pain. Debby Herbenick, a professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health, and one of the forces behind the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, confirmed this. “When it comes to ‘good sex,'” she told me, “women often mean without pain, men often mean they had orgasms.”

We’re so blind to pain being the giant missing term in our sexual discussions that ABC News’ epic 2004 “American Sex Survey,” which includes an amazing 67 questions, never once mentions it. It doesn’t even show up as a possible reason for orgasm-faking.

But next time we’re inclined to wonder why a woman didn’t immediately register and fix her own discomfort, we might wonder why we spent the preceding decades instructing her to override the signals we now blame her for not recognizing.

lego patent má 60 rokov

táto kočka má 16 rokov

parádne fotky z Marsu

How much money has been spent attempting to bring Matt Damon back from distant places?

Movie Budgets
Courage under Fire: $46m
Saving Private Ryan: $70m
Titan AE: $75m
Syriana: $50m
Green Zone: $100m
Elysium: $115m
Interstellar: $165m
The Martian: $108m
TOTAL: $729m

Fictional Costs (My estimates, costs are in 2015 currency)
Courage Under Fire (Gulf War 1 helicopter rescue): $300k
Saving Private Ryan (WW2 Europe search party): $100k
Titan AE (Earth evacuation spaceship): $200B
Syriana (Middle East private security return flight): $50k
Green Zone (US Army transport from Middle East): $50k
Elysium (Space station security deployment and damages): $100m
Interstellar (Interstellar spaceship): $500B
The Martian (Mars mission): $200B
TOTAL: $900B plus change

Object Arranger

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2017

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She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too

Finally, after nearly four years of dialogue, the elders in her village changed hundreds of years of culture and abandoned cutting. She had persuaded the men, and with them the village, that everyone would be healthier and wealthier if girls stayed in school, married later and gave birth without the complications cutting can create.

She and the elders planned a different kind of ceremony to celebrate girls, and the next year, the number of girls in school soared.

The Martians claim Canada (Margaret Atwood), perfektné

a ešte od Margaret Atwood: rozlúčka s Ursulou K Le Guin (Left hand of darkness), ktorá nedávno zomrela  

In all her work, Le Guin was always asking the same urgent question: what sort of world do you want to live in? Her own choice would have been gender equal, racially equal, economically fair and self-governing, but that was not on offer. It would also have contained mutually enjoyable sex and good food: there was a better chance of that.

Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names?

Hey Cortana. Hey Siri. Hey girl.

Everyone Should Have a House Meal

It is a meal that one automatically falls back on whenever there is no other plan. This sounds immeasurably broad, but there are a number of prerequisites that narrow the field somewhat: The first is that it be intrinsically easy to trim and change into various meals whose roots in common stock are impossible to discern by anyone but the cook. Second, a house meal should be made of common ingredients, so that you are likely to have them. Third, it must be fast to make. Fourth, it can’t demand too much skill, in case some part needs to get handed off.

nové najväčšie prvočíslo – ešte v septembri som na prednáške spomínala to predchádzajúce, ktoré vtedy kraľovalo už rok

Pracovala som v pôrodnici. Už nechcem mlčať o tom, čo som videla 

Monday morning observation

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

Elena Ferrante (My brilliant friend) začala písať pravidelný stĺpček do novín

What scientists want? respektíve, čo niektorí chceli pred 300 rokmi

The Prolongation of Life
The Recovery of Youth
The Art of Flying

Everything I did wrong as a professor (h/t Ondrovi za linku)

21st Century Landscapes

Surfovanie

The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

Lest I be misinterpreted, I emphatically affirm that education confers some marketable skills, namely literacy and numeracy. Nonetheless, I believe that signaling accounts for at least half of college’s financial reward, and probably more.

12 dôvodov, prečo sa ženy po pôrode nesťažujú 

ak obeti neuveríme, násilie neuvidíme

Toto je zásadné najmä pre policajtov, ktorí prídu na miesto činu. Tí by mali podrobne vnímať dynamiku násilia a chápať, prečo je často na mieste činu páchateľ pokojný a žena hysterická. Žena totiž nejaký čas zažívala fázu budovania napätia, žila vo veľkom napätí a ak bola privolaná polícia, znamená to, že v tej domácnosti sa práve udialo niečo veľmi závažné. Nastala explózia, fáza výbuchu. Takže keď do domu vojde polícia, nájde tam muža, ktorý pôsobí pokojne, pretože je tesne po výbuchu a práve „uvoľnil“ všetko svoje vnútorné napätie a násilie. Žena je naopak hysterická, pretože ju práve niekto napadol. Môže byť v strese, plakať alebo kričať, jej konanie je nesúvislé, zatiaľ čo páchateľ vyzerá pokojne a úplne koherentne. Musíme si však dávať pozor na svoj prvý dojem – práve kvôli nemu totiž robíme chyby. Pri domácom násilí sa musíme hlbšie zamyslieť nad tým, čo sa vlastne v tej domácnosti deje. Aby sme to pochopili, musíme dobre porozumieť dynamike násilia.

toto Kiku a Kuba fascinovalo:

a ešte aj toto (už sa tešia na lyžovanie):

Blockchains don’t scale. Not today, at least. But there’s hope.

100 cryptocurrencies described in four words or less

eduroam už aj na českých staniciach 

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bitcoin a iné kryptomeny – dobre napísané (v piatok som mala o nich debatu aj s prvákmi na informatike… a nie, ja som ju nezačala)

rozhovor so Zuzanou Límovou, ktorá natočila film o slovenských pôrodniciachk tomu táto hrôza 

Nebudem vám rozprávať o nepeknom prostredí či starom zariadení, lebo cez to sa človek prenesie. Čo ale riešite, je zúfalstvo, že s vami nikto nekomunikuje, že sa k vám správajú ako ku kusu mäsa.

a pritom to môže byť takéto parádne

A contraction duly arrives, Laura pushes and roars. Screams and contorts her face. Amazingly she doesn’t swear but uses Enid Blyton curse words like ‘golly!’ and ‘gosh!’, and a melodic and beautiful wailing, it is like siren song, here she is, in water, crying out in primal pain with harmony, harmony with herself, with the sound, with birth.

I’ve heard new fathers say, ‘I never knew such love was in me,’ but I always knew, I just didn’t know what to do with it. When I saw her I knew. I knew her and I knew what to do.

I climbed into the pool. Laura talks to her daughter: ‘Hello. I’m your mummy. I’m your mummy and you’ve done so well.’ She doesn’t cry but we do. Not sobbing or weeping, tears run as if a newly acquired altitude is wringing them from our faces.

Maria Svarbova a jej fotky z bazénov

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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers

Swedish model gets rape threats over Adidas advert

Why? All because the photo shows her leg hair.

včera večer sme pozerali zaujímavý film, vrelo odporúčam (h/t Ivovi):

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