fastcompany
fastcompany:

Can This Chairless Chair for Your Butt Make You More Productive?
Sitting is killing us. Or wait, maybe it’s standing. Yes, standing can be unhealthy, too. That’s according to the designers of the “chairless chair,” a half-stand, half-sit piece of furniture that will make life less terrible for workers who carry out long shifts on their feet. By taking weight off the joints and lower back, Swiss industrial design house Noonee contends that the chairless chair will decrease fatigue and increase productivity.
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fastcompany:

Can This Chairless Chair for Your Butt Make You More Productive?

Sitting is killing us. Or wait, maybe it’s standing. Yes, standing can be unhealthy, too. That’s according to the designers of the “chairless chair,” a half-stand, half-sit piece of furniture that will make life less terrible for workers who carry out long shifts on their feet. By taking weight off the joints and lower back, Swiss industrial design house Noonee contends that the chairless chair will decrease fatigue and increase productivity.

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texnessa
texnessa:

helms-deep:

evangotlib:

aberjona:

l3fan-0-rama:

moveablehype:

section9:

darthstripmaul:

mehmrmustard:

rouxnybtrfly:

psiphinut:

kinkygeekgirl:

"Feel, don’t think. Trust your instincts."

"This is Red 5. I’m going in."

"IT’S A TRAP!" Oh wait, that’s other people’s sex lives.

"Do, or do not. There is no try."

"Did it go in? Negative, negative, just impacted on the surface."

You were right about one thing, master. The negotiations were short.

Eh heh heh heh heh heh heh!

"Bantha Fodder"

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."

"Beep boop beep boop."

"What is thy bidding, my Master?"


“GGWWWRGHH.


Han shot first.

texnessa:

helms-deep:

evangotlib:

aberjona:

l3fan-0-rama:

moveablehype:

section9:

darthstripmaul:

mehmrmustard:

rouxnybtrfly:

psiphinut:

kinkygeekgirl:

"Feel, don’t think. Trust your instincts."

"This is Red 5. I’m going in."

"IT’S A TRAP!" Oh wait, that’s other people’s sex lives.

"Do, or do not. There is no try."

"Did it go in? Negative, negative, just impacted on the surface."

You were right about one thing, master. The negotiations were short.

Eh heh heh heh heh heh heh!

"Bantha Fodder"

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."

"Beep boop beep boop."

"What is thy bidding, my Master?"

“GGWWWRGHH.

Han shot first.

flynnda

fastcodesign:

This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper

Ask companies like Adobe and Fiftythree, and they’ll tell you that tablets are the future of drawing. Give in, and get used to the concept of touching a stylus to your screen. Because as hardware and software get better, you’ll be able to create the sorts of things you can only dream about creating on paper.

Moleskine—the preeminent journal company with no lack of self-interest in keeping paper alive—has presented the vision of another possible future.

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Here, take my money.

heavenwasblue

People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.

We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.

AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!

The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv.  (via genderqueenstyles)
man2saveus

man2saveus:

12-year-old girl throws 70 mph fastballs, gives you a reason to watch the Little League World Series

Mo’Ne Davis isn’t your average Little League player, and she certainly isn’t your standard teenager. She just so happens to be an astounding pitcher who dominates the competition and could help redefine how women are viewed in the sport of baseball.

Davis pitched a shutout on Sunday that helped the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia advance to the the Little League World Series,all on the back of her 70 mph fastball and a brutal curve. Yes, 70 miles per hour.

Hot damn!

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kiss-distinctly-american:

maroonedoffvesta:

The CIA also backed Iowa and creative writing MFA programs in general.

This article kind of buries and doesn’t go into the reasons why they backed abstract expressionism specifically - they quote a former CIA asshole and probably current asshole saying

It was recognised that Abstract Expression- ism was the kind of art that made Socialist Realism look even more stylised and more rigid and confined than it was. And that relationship was exploited in some of the exhibitions.

but socialist realism was not the only politically left “representational” art going at the time - the article mentions Rockefeller as a big booster of abstract expressionism; it doesn’t mention that he started doing this after he saw the Diego Rivera fresco he commissioned, freaked out, and destroyed it

basically - they saw a.e’ism happening and were like, oh, perfect, no opportunity for overt political statements here, and threw a lot of money at it.

Fucked up and fascinating

runetangclan

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

This was beautiful

(via tallestsilver)

I wrote a paper recently on STEM achievement gaps, and I excerpted NdGT’s comments in the intro. He states it so succinctly.

(via runetangclan)