Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.– Rereading Nora Ephron’s 1996 Wellesley commencement speech. It’s hilarious and bracing and wonderful. (via washingtonpoststyle)
Who’s Screwed If Obamacare Gets the Ax?
newsweek: These are just a few of the people who could get the shaft if the Supreme Court axes the Affordable Care Act: Debt-Strangled Young 20-Somethings People Who Are Bad at Paperwork Southerners Fans of Non-Procreative Sex Insurance Companies So we’re screwed a few times over, huh. Great!
shitmystudentswrite: Gynecologists treat conditions of the cul de sac.
Supreme Court issues split decision on Arizona... →
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld parts of Arizona’s strict law targeting illegal immigrants, but said the federal government has the ultimate authority to decide who will be held on immigration charges and deported. The justices said Arizona’s police can stop, question and briefly detain immigrants if officers have reason to believe they are in the country illegally. This was seen as a key part of...
Every Item Inside Nickelodeon's 1992 Time Capsule
mentalflossr: In 1992, Nickelodeon got together with the Kids World Council (also known as “minors who were allowed to call in and vote”) to decide what was most important to kids at the time. Then they assembled those items, put them in a big orange time capsule, and buried it in front of Nickelodeon Studios in Universal Studios. Here’s a list of everything inside.
mental_floss on tumblr: 11 Authors Who Hated the... →
mentalflossr: 1. Disney’s Mary Poppins might be a cherished childhood memory for a lot of us, but for author P.L. Travers, it was a complete slap in the face. Despite having script approval, Travers’ edits were largely disregarded. Travers loathed the movie’s animated sequences and was perturbed that…
mental_floss on tumblr: The Most Expensive Beers... →
mentalflossr: In the USA, Pabst Blue Ribbon is one of the cheapest beers you can buy. But in China, it is the Mercedes Benz of Beers. At $44 per bottle, Chinese PBR costs 44 times more than what’s sold stateside. That’s because it’s not the same blue-collar swill. PBR 1884 is made from German caramel…
10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicine
mentalflossr: There was a time when you could have subsisted on graham crackers, Moxie, and Goo-Goo Clusters and called it a healthy diet. More: 10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicine
shitmystudentswrite: I’m quoting from the ancient Greek philosopher Aeropostale.