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plightofthevalkyries:

amischiefofmice:

PRAISE BE

When I worked at a fast food restaurant, I did a social experiment.
One day, I asked “do you want a girl toy or a boy toy?” No one went against gender roles.
The next day, it was “do you want a doll toy or a car toy?” Boys got dolls. Girls got cars.
Vocabulary is important.

plightofthevalkyries:

amischiefofmice:

PRAISE BE

When I worked at a fast food restaurant, I did a social experiment.

One day, I asked “do you want a girl toy or a boy toy?” No one went against gender roles.

The next day, it was “do you want a doll toy or a car toy?” Boys got dolls. Girls got cars.

Vocabulary is important.

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roachpatrol:

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allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

roachpatrol:

jetgreguar:

allrightcallmefred:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I finally learned why I completely space when I cross to the other side of the lab, and that I’m apparently not alone.

this is actually kind of great and it’s nice to know there’s something behind that constant spacing out whenever i enter a different place

FINALLY AN EXPLANATION

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chakrabot:

thinksquad:

The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which representatives are in the pocket without a lot of tedious research? A 16-year-old programmer has developed a browser plugin that, when you mouse-over the name of a US lawmaker, will serve up a list of which parties have donated to their campaign funds, and the quantities. Greenhouse (geddit?) is currently available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari — although our lawyers have (probably) asked us to point out that the data is from the 2012 elections, so they may not be entirely up to date.

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/19/greenhouse-nicholas-rubin/

gj kid

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priceofliberty:

priceofliberty:


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IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, FILM SOMETHING.

priceofliberty:

priceofliberty:

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follow for more pugs and pigs

Virginia Cop Batters Man with Camera after Intimidation Tactics Fail

Another Blow Against Cops Who Think They Have a Right Not to Be Recorded

Cops Harass Wheelchair-Bound Vet, Take His Cellphone Out of Spite

California Cop Abandons Investigation to Harass and Intimidate Man for Video Recording

Texas student arrested after filming police traffic stops

Five Cops on Desk Duty After Dashcam Video Contradicts Their Story About Drug Bust

Dashboard Footage Cops Tried to Hide Gets Jersey Man Acquitted, Cops Indicted

LAPD officers tampered with in-car recording equipment, records show

LAPD Cops Sabotaged Equipment Installed to Monitor Them

Dallas police advise civilians NOT to film them “for safety reasons” stating that they have dash and body mounted cameras and that “should be enough”

Border Patrol Agent Snatches Camera from Truck Driver

Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, shot a homeless camper in an incident caught on a helmet cam

Military Police Seize Cameras, Delete Photos from Photojournalist who Photographed Tank on Display

New Jersey man escapes 5 year sentence after dash cam footage clears him, indicts cops

California Police Use of Body Cameras Cuts Violence and Complaints

The Government’s War on Cameras

Harassed for Taking Photos

New On-Officer Cameras “Capture the Best Evidence”

North Carolina police refuse to release video of cops shooting unarmed man

Louisiana Cops, Firefighters Forced to Apologize After Threatening Woman for Video Recording (Updated)

Act of Terror - Arrested for filming police officers

Massachusetts Cop Threatens to Smash Camera into Man’s Face

Atlanta Cops Detain Man for Recording TSA Checkpoint

Cops Loses It Because Teen Videos Him Making Arrest And Falsey Charges Teen With Resisting & Obstruction

NC Officer suspended after arresting a citizen who video recorded him

NYPD Officer Charged With Multiple Felonies After Arresting New York Times Photographer

Police Threatened to Arrest Me for Taking Their Photo Last Night

DEA Agent in Ohio tries to Snatch Camera from Man’s Hand, Claiming it was for Man’s Safety

Brian Green gets harassed for taking photos

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, FILM SOMETHING.

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ellisellisrocks:

We literally need to save the bee’s like right now 

ellisellisrocks:

We literally need to save the bee’s like right now 

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mentalalchemy:

this looks brutal to me

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"If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. "

— Plato (via kushandwizdom)
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bag-of-dirt:

French Resistance fighters line the streets of Chartres to listen to the speech of leader of the Free French Forces, General Charles de Gaulle, proclaiming the city’s complete liberation from German-occupation. Chartres was liberated on 18 August 1944 by the U.S. Army’s 5th Infantry and 7th Armored Divisions, belonging to XX Corps of the 3rd U.S. Army (United States Army Central). Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, Region of Centre, France. 23 Agust 1944. Image taken by Robert Capa.

bag-of-dirt:

French Resistance fighters line the streets of Chartres to listen to the speech of leader of the Free French Forces, General Charles de Gaulle, proclaiming the city’s complete liberation from German-occupation. Chartres was liberated on 18 August 1944 by the U.S. Army’s 5th Infantry and 7th Armored Divisions, belonging to XX Corps of the 3rd U.S. Army (United States Army Central). Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, Region of Centre, France. 23 Agust 1944. Image taken by Robert Capa.

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