Why would any parent let their child play a contact sport after reading stories like these?
Libraries don’t want your used books. So sad.
Yes, get the shingles vaccine. I got shingles when I was finishing my dissertation. Stress. It hurts.
What are you cooking this Thursday? I’m side dish girl this year. Yay. So, we’re bringing homemade cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, marinated goat cheese, and wine.
The creepiest story of the day is the Japanese Rent-a-Friend story in the Atlantic.
Colleges are burying their endowments overseas. This is not looking good, folks.
The gossip bloggers are speculating that the Democrats are picking on HRC right now, because some shit is going to come out about Bill and they are trying to distance themselves.
Anybody ever apply for a job from a Linked In e-mail?
Brain hacks to get things done. I need this today.
There was a lot of discussion IRL about this article about boys who were falsely accused of sexual assault.
If eldercare is an increasing share of the labor market, should schools be teaching this subject?
Steve is a big fan of New York State Rye.
I’m fascinated by academics who cross the line into mainstream world. This one got burned, but it’s still an interesting story.
Swedish death cleaning.
I adore these shoes. If you guys use Amazon through the Apt. 11D links over the holidays, I’ll buy myself a pair.
Is Oprah going to run in 2020? Should she?
The politics of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Italian food is amazing, of course. I love this place on Bleeker Street.
Adjuncts turn to sex work.
Holly Madison describes the boring, gross work of having sex with Hef.
Rather shocking views on free speech by college students, according to a new survey by Brookings.
“..many students have an overly narrow view of the extent of freedom of expression. For example, a very significant percentage of students hold the view that hate speech is unprotected. In addition, a surprisingly large fraction of students believe it is acceptable to act—including resorting to violence—to shut down expression they consider offensive. And a majority of students appear to want an environment that shields them from being exposed to views they might find offensive.”
Loving this mid-century line of furniture at Target.
A slightly unhinged professor at Illinois refused to give his lecture slides to a kid with a disability and gets taken out of the classroom. Not sad.
Graduate programs have become a cash cow for colleges, says NPR. Yes, says me. We know that. So does NYU.
Should little kids still be playing football?
Just some links this morning. More this afternoon.
“What the Rich Won’t Tell You” — Rich people in NYC are uncomfortable talking about their wealth. Conspicuous consumption is old school.
Hillary’s new book seems like a very bad idea to me, too.
Campus rape policy is a disaster.
Parents aren’t letting their kids study literature.
Instead of killing yourself doing marathons, do a 5K. Your knees will thank you.
I haven’t read TNC’s new article about Donald Trump and white supremacy yet. It’s generating lots of love and hate on Twitter.