Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Types of Bitches

Someone found a list of 90 types of bitches... on the floor of a 3rd grade classroom in DC. Check it out here. (Thanks, Ashley)

Monday, June 21, 2010

BP Execs Spill Coffee

In Sweden, Men Can Have It All

Read the NYT article here.

The Most Influential Women in Technology 2010

Check out the FastCompany list here. The bios are especially inspiring for all genders.

Elaborate Wedding Proposal

Phone Software Takes the Taps Out of Typing

The man who brought you T9 on your cell phone has a new invention: Swype.
Back in the 1990s, typing out “hello” on most cellphones required an exhausting 13 taps on the number keys, like so: 44-33-555-555-666.

That was before the inventor Cliff Kushler, based here in Seattle, and a partner created software called T9, which could bring that number down to three by guessing the word being typed.

Now there is a new challenge to typing on phones. More phones are using virtual keyboards on a touch screen, replacing physical buttons. But pecking out a message on a small piece of glass is not so easy, and typos are common.

Mr. Kushler thinks he has a solution once again...
Check out the solution in the NYT article here.

Lady Power

Is Lady GaGa the "new" feminism?

Do feminists have to be man-haters?

Are women heavily rewarded for pleasing men? (Also, Lady GaGa is only 23?!)

Read the NYT article here. (Thanks, Clare)

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Check out George Packer's New Yorker article about the recent undergrad influx on Wall Street. Why are more people becoming financiers than doctors or lawyers? (Thanks, Clare)

Congrats Mike (Duke '10)!!

Nice jacket. :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm Comic Sans, Asshole.

Read Mike Lacher's monologue here.

The $600 billion challenge

"Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. If their campaign succeeds, it could change the face of philanthropy." Read the Fortune article here. (Thanks, Gloria)

Monday, June 7, 2010


(Thanks Rish)

Also, I'm road-tripping across the country for a few weeks -- so expect fewer posts. Hope you are enjoying the summer!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sam’s Club Personalizes Discounts for Buyers

"Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart’s warehouse chain, is offering a program called eValues that strives to offer bargains tailored to each member, based on that member’s buying history." Also, this part was particularly noteworthy:
Working with FICO, the company best known for providing credit scores, Sam’s Club has improved its ability to predict what each customer will buy and the time frame in which that purchase will occur...
Read the NYT article here. (Thanks Nikhil!)

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

"It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers." Read more in the NYT .