Wikipedia, and ladies.

The New York Times has published an article by Noam Cohen about the huge discrepancy between male and female contributors to Wikipedia. In their analysis of the article, Jezebel focused on the contributors and what might be behind it (we aren’t considered authorities, blah blah, something about nerd culture). I, on the other hand, preferred…

The best study tip: take a break and meditate!

As this article reports, new research coming out of Massachusetts General Hospital may prove that regular mindfulness meditation not only helps you to relax and keeps your stress at bay, but can actually change your brain structure, increasing brain density in areas associated with focus, memory, introspection and self-awareness. The study was conducted over a…

Celebrate Women in Comedy!

Just wanted to let y’all know that one of my favorite websites, Splitsider, is in the middle of their Women in Comedy Week. They’re posting a lot of really great stuff for you to look at–check it out!

Trying Out “The Cup”

I’ve been meaning to try out the Diva Cup (I will henceforth refer to it as simply “the cup” because I can’t bring myself to say “diva” in reference to myself at all) for quite some time, but every month I would mean to, and then my period would come and go and suddenly I…

outdated beauty advice

The Hairpin just posted this amazing article about old fashioned beauty tips written by “sinister beauty expert Bonne Downing”. Outdated? Maybe, I mean, I’ve been trying to reduce my hip size by slamming them against the floor for ages, and it hasn’t worked yet. So I guess these are outdated. Downing’s website, Peculiar Beauty, has…

Boost Your Focus!

After hearing a great deal of talk about procrastination today at the Well Woman training, I thought I’d bring the blog-viewing audience a helpful application that I use to avert my own procrastination: FocusBooster! FocusBooster is a timer tool that you can set to your own work/break schedule. The default is 25 minutes work, then…