October212014
npr:

So your child moved back in with you after graduation, and it seems like she will never leave. Or worse, you’re sending rent checks each month while she searches for jobs in the big city.
You often find yourself wondering if she will ever grow up. You’re concerned that your child is suffering from delayed adolescence.
But research suggests there’s no need to panic. Parental support during emerging adulthood does not necessarily inhibit young adults from becoming independent, experts say. This close relationship is actually beneficial to both kids and parents.
Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord
Photo credit: Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images
Editor’s note: This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.

npr:

So your child moved back in with you after graduation, and it seems like she will never leave. Or worse, you’re sending rent checks each month while she searches for jobs in the big city.

You often find yourself wondering if she will ever grow up. You’re concerned that your child is suffering from delayed adolescence.

But research suggests there’s no need to panic. Parental support during emerging adulthood does not necessarily inhibit young adults from becoming independent, experts say. This close relationship is actually beneficial to both kids and parents.

Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord

Photo credit: Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images

Editor’s note: This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.

12PM
guardian:


There is a toxic question that surrounds abused women: “why didn’t she just leave him?”
The answer, too often, is that many women that do leave get killed.
“The thing that I did not know that was so revealing to me was that anywhere between 50% and 75% of domestic violence homicides happen at the point of separation or after [the victim] has already left [her abuser],” says Cynthia Hill, director of HBO’s Private Violence.
“When I met Kit Gruelle, she would always point out: ‘Estranged husband. Ex-husband. Ex-boyfriend. Estranged boyfriend.’ It was always that she had tried to leave. She had done exactly what we think they’re supposed to do and she dies. And her children die.”

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guardian:

There is a toxic question that surrounds abused women: “why didn’t she just leave him?”

The answer, too often, is that many women that do leave get killed.

“The thing that I did not know that was so revealing to me was that anywhere between 50% and 75% of domestic violence homicides happen at the point of separation or after [the victim] has already left [her abuser],” says Cynthia Hill, director of HBO’s Private Violence.

“When I met Kit Gruelle, she would always point out: ‘Estranged husband. Ex-husband. Ex-boyfriend. Estranged boyfriend.’ It was always that she had tried to leave. She had done exactly what we think they’re supposed to do and she dies. And her children die.”

Read more »

(Source: theguardian.com)

12PM

pbstv:

Find out how this invention changed the way we use glass in the next episode of HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson, airing Wednesday (10/22) at 10/9c.

And join us right here on Tumblr while we LIVE-GIF the episode.

10AM
futurejournalismproject:

Conservatives, Liberals and the News
A new Pew Research study exploring US political polarization neatly captures what’s long been known: political partisans occupy filter bubbles with their own distinct set of news sources.
Some takeaways. "Consistent" conservatives:
Are tightly clustered around a single news source, far more than any other group in the survey, with 47% citing Fox News as their main source for news about government and politics.
Express greater distrust than trust of 24 of the 36 news sources measured in the survey. At the same time, fully 88% of consistent conservatives trust Fox News.
Are, when on Facebook, more likely than those in other ideological groups to hear political opinions that are in line with their own views.
Are more likely to have friends who share their own political views. Two-thirds (66%) say most of their close friends share their views on government and politics.
On the side of the spectrum, "consistent" liberals:
Are less unified in their media loyalty; they rely on a greater range of news outlets, including some – like NPR and the New York Times– that others use far less.
Express more trust than distrust of 28 of the 36 news outlets in the survey. NPR, PBS and the BBC are the most trusted news sources for consistent liberals.
Are more likely than those in other ideological groups to block or “defriend” someone on a social network – as well as to end a personal friendship – because of politics.
Are more likely to follow issue-based groups, rather than political parties or candidates, in their Facebook feeds.
Is there any common ground? Just a bit. Both consistent conservatives and consistent liberals follow governmental and political news more closely than other groups.
Pew identifies five ideological groups in the study: consistent liberals, mostly liberals, mixed, mostly conservatives and consistent conservatives. While those in the ideological middle expose themselves to the widest variety of information sources, they do not focus on politics as often as partisan news consumers which Pew reports is about 20% of the country.
Pew Research, Political Polarization & Media Habits.
Image: Primary news sources for liberals and conservatives, via Pew (PDF)

futurejournalismproject:

Conservatives, Liberals and the News

A new Pew Research study exploring US political polarization neatly captures what’s long been known: political partisans occupy filter bubbles with their own distinct set of news sources.

Some takeaways. "Consistent" conservatives:

  • Are tightly clustered around a single news source, far more than any other group in the survey, with 47% citing Fox News as their main source for news about government and politics.
  • Express greater distrust than trust of 24 of the 36 news sources measured in the survey. At the same time, fully 88% of consistent conservatives trust Fox News.
  • Are, when on Facebook, more likely than those in other ideological groups to hear political opinions that are in line with their own views.
  • Are more likely to have friends who share their own political views. Two-thirds (66%) say most of their close friends share their views on government and politics.

On the side of the spectrum, "consistent" liberals:

  • Are less unified in their media loyalty; they rely on a greater range of news outlets, including some – like NPR and the New York Times– that others use far less.
  • Express more trust than distrust of 28 of the 36 news outlets in the survey. NPR, PBS and the BBC are the most trusted news sources for consistent liberals.
  • Are more likely than those in other ideological groups to block or “defriend” someone on a social network – as well as to end a personal friendship – because of politics.
  • Are more likely to follow issue-based groups, rather than political parties or candidates, in their Facebook feeds.

Is there any common ground? Just a bit. Both consistent conservatives and consistent liberals follow governmental and political news more closely than other groups.

Pew identifies five ideological groups in the study: consistent liberals, mostly liberals, mixed, mostly conservatives and consistent conservatives. While those in the ideological middle expose themselves to the widest variety of information sources, they do not focus on politics as often as partisan news consumers which Pew reports is about 20% of the country.

Pew Research, Political Polarization & Media Habits.

Image: Primary news sources for liberals and conservatives, via Pew (PDF)

(via pewresearch)

October202014

usnatarchives:

We had a great time at #ArchivesSleepover on Saturday. Our guests came from states up and down the East Coast as well from the DC area.

The theme was “History, Heroes, and Treasure” and our archival explorers met an underwater archeologist from the National Park Service who is exploring the shipwreck of the “America” as well as representatives from the Navy History and Heritage Center.

They learned about mapping underwater shipwrecks and tried on tools used by underwater archeologists, as well as artifacts found in shipwrecks. They even had the chance to dress up as underwater archeologists!

They also had a chance to question famous explorers Meriwether Lewis and Matthew Henson as well as an archeologist during “Archives Reports.”

After a good night’s sleep on the marble floor of the Rotunda, they woke up to pancakes flipped and served by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and hot chocolate served by American Heritage Chocolate.

Want to join the fun? Sign up here to be the first to hear about the next #ArchivesSleepover: http://www.archivesfoundation.org/sleepover/

11AM
npr:

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the “power look” changed. How do women project power in the modern office?
Power Look: How Women Have Dressed For Success
What does your “power suit” look like? Post a photo of your go-to office outfit to Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook and include the hashtag #NPRpowersuit. We may feature your photo here and on our website.
Photo credit: Ted Blackbrow/Associated Newspapers/REX USA

npr:

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the “power look” changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

Power Look: How Women Have Dressed For Success

What does your “power suit” look like? Post a photo of your go-to office outfit to Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook and include the hashtag #NPRpowersuit. We may feature your photo here and on our website.

Photo credit: Ted Blackbrow/Associated Newspapers/REX USA

11AM
11AM
nypl:

Writing  can be a daunting task: the blank page staring back at you, the search for inspiration. Over the years, NYPL has spoken to dozens of notable authors who have faced this challenge and created something extraordinary. On National Day on Writing, we’ve collected the best bits of writing advice from our most beloved guests, including Zadie Smith, Toni Morrison, and Cheryl Strayed. 

nypl:

Writing  can be a daunting task: the blank page staring back at you, the search for inspiration. Over the years, NYPL has spoken to dozens of notable authors who have faced this challenge and created something extraordinary. On National Day on Writing, we’ve collected the best bits of writing advice from our most beloved guests, including Zadie Smith, Toni Morrison, and Cheryl Strayed. 

October172014
jack-o-dactyl:

curtisplease:

we’re getting there

come on arizona we’ve got you surrounded

jack-o-dactyl:

curtisplease:

we’re getting there

come on arizona we’ve got you surrounded

(via lullabelleno)

October142014
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