Fly the germy skies: Airplane seat-back pockets have more bacteria than toilet handles
The reason certain types of bacteria survived longer on different plane surfaces may be related to their differing structures.
I’ve always been curious about the psychology behind street harassment: whenever strange men trundle forth out of the shadows to mutter sexy adjectives at me or whenever they effusively waggle their eyebrows and make kissy noises out of moving vehicles, I wonder, “What is the end game here?” Do they think that I’m going to turn around and say, “Thank you, good sir, I’m deeply touched; I, too, find myself delicious on this crisp summer morning” or chase after their car waving my phone number at them?
To print your own Cards Against Harassment to hand out to catcallers, go to: http://www.cardsagainstharassment.com/cards.html
The U.K.’s new Internet filters have been in place for several months now, and most people seem to have forgotten about them. Which is kind of the point: Those filters are meant to work silently in the background, supposedly protecting people from accessing “inappropriate” content by mistake.
The filters block a wide variety of material, from hardcore porn to extremist political sites, and were heavily criticized by many people including the Open Rights Group (ORG), which campaigns against online censorship.
These filters have already proven to be ineffective, blocking plenty of harmless sites and failing to tell the difference between sex education forums and porn. In one case, a domestic abuse helpline was blocked as inappropriate material, while many actual porn sites are still accessible when the filters are switched on.
My journey as a PCV mom started three-and-a-half years ago in the fall of 2010. My daughter Sarah was home for fall break during her senior year of college and she mentioned that she had started lo…
Hello! I’m Shay and this is my first store, ever! I’m in my 20’s and in desperate need of cash. I’m selling some new/used clothing & accessories, random stuff in my room, and also things I make myself. For example, I make 2.5 metal pins. (If you’re interested, send me a design of your choice and I wi
I finally posted pictures of my ceramic pipes for sale! Check out my store on storenvy.com or go to my tumblr store: