"Plenty of programs now encourage girls and minorities to embrace technology at a young age. But amid all the publicity for those efforts, one truth is little discussed: Qualified women are leaving the tech industry in droves."
"Of course, Google Analytics gives you a wide variety of in-depth data to get lost in, but it really only paints a top level picture of your user behavior.
Lucky for us, there are a multitude of tools out there that allow you to test out multiple ideas on multiple landing pages to analyze the impact these changes have on conversion data. For all you know, changing that blue “Order Now!” button to a green button might increase your conversion rate by 10,000% (results are not typical and may vary by individual.)"
"Cookies are a hit with everyone, no matter what their age is. Moreover a cookie treat comes in handy for mothers when they gotta make their way out of difficult situations!! This recipe gives the good old cookies a new twist. Try it out and let the new twist work its magic on your taste buds."
"Popovers, America’s version of Yorkshire pudding, are pastries that impressively rise up and over the pans they’re baked in. They have a crisp exterior but a soft, pillowy inside, perfect for serving with a juicy slice of prime rib. All you need is a blender and a muffin pan to whip them up—no popover pan needed. These easy and versatile pastries can also be slathered with jam and served with your morning tea."
"For this recipe, just throw a whole chicken in the slow cooker with dried thyme and vegetables. Then let it simmer away until the chicken falls apart in the rich, chicken-y broth. Take the chicken out, shred the meat, and add it back to the slow cooker, then stir in cooked egg noodles, or steamed white or wild rice to make it even heartier."
"The versatile combo of tamari (or soy sauce), fresh ginger, orange zest, brown sugar, star anise, cinnamon, and sherry forms both a cooking and flavoring medium for chicken thighs on the bone in this incredibly easy slow cooker recipe. A final thickening with cornstarch, a bowl of steamed rice, and dinner is done."
"Here’s the truth. We exist on this earth for some undetermined period of time. During that time we do things. Some of these things are important. Some of them are unimportant. And those important things give our lives meaning and happiness. The unimportant ones basically just kill time."
"Infants and young children in our culture regularly protest going to bed. They make all sorts of excuses. They say they are not tired, when in fact they obviously are tired. They say they are hungry, or thirsty, or need to hear a story (and then one more story)–anything to stall. They talk about being afraid of the dark, or afraid of monsters in the closet or under the bad. Little babies without language, who can't yet describe their fears or try to negotiate, just scream."
"Our education system was perfectly designed...to prepare workers for routine jobs that no longer exist. As we try to out-drill and out-test Korea we are leaving millions of young adults ill-prepared, uninspired and lacking the skills they need to thrive in an innovation economy. After seeing this film, you'll never look at school the same way again."
"In today's world, balancing school, work, kids and more, most of us can only hope for the recommended eight hours of sleep. Examining the science behind our body's internal clock, Jessa Gamble reveals the surprising and substantial program of rest we should be observing. "
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"As I sifted through my thoughts on this topic, I began to sense an enormous weight in my body and a paralysis in my brain. What could I say? What could I possibly offer to my fellow citizens? Or to myself? After six years writing about the financial crisis and its gruesome aftermath, I feel weariness and fear. When I close my eyes, I see a great ogre with gold coins spilling from his pockets and pollution spewing from his maw lurching toward me with increasing speed. I don’t know how to stop him. "