But now, I wonder. Because for all our retouching, it was still clear to the reader that these women were very, very thin. But, hey, they still looked great. […]
Thanks to retouching, our readers - and those of Vogue, and Self, and Healthy magazine – never saw the horrible, hungry downside of skinny. That these underweight girls didn’t look glamorous in the flesh. Their skeletal bodies, dull, thinning hair, spots and dark circles under their eyes were magicked away by technology, leaving only the allure of coltish limbs and Bambi eyes. — Reverse airbrushing - making skinny models look healthy.
Boeing's Massive Dreamlifter Lands at the Wrong Airport, Gets Stuck (Updated) | Autopia | Wired.com -
Pilots flying Boeing’s massive 747 Dreamlifter accidentally landed at the wrong airport yesterday, and they’ve been stuck there overnight.
The audio between the pilot and air traffic control is priceless. Start listening at 6 minutes - after 5 minutes of trying to figure out where they are, air traffic control informs the pilots they’re at Jabara airport. Everyone is confused.
Archaeologists Officially Declare Collective Sigh Over "Paleo Diet" | hell's ditch -
The notion that we have not yet adapted to eat wheat, yet we have had sufficient time to adapt to kale or lentils is ridiculous. In fact, for most practitioners of the Paleo Diet, who are typically westerners, the majority of the food they consume has been available to their gene pool for less than five centuries. Tomatoes, peppers, squash, potatoes, avocados, pecans, cashews, and blueberries are all New World crops, and have only been on the dinner table of African and Eurasian populations for probably 10 generations of their evolutionary history. Europeans have been eating grain for the last 10,000 years; we’ve been eating sweet potatoes for less than 500. Yet the human body has seemingly adapted perfectly well to yams, let alone pineapple and sunflower seeds.
Our roads smell like Wisconsin! — Wiscosnin is de-icing its roads with cheese brine
It’s sort of easy being against the ACA and rooting for its failure when you’re sitting in a job that’s giving you decent health insurance. I think that’s what bugs me the most. How people with insurance—with no skin in the game where their healthcare is concerned or the healthcare for their spouses and children—are wanting the ACA to go away. So that what? So that other people don’t have access to the same privilege you currently have? — On Privilege and the Affordable Care Act (via azspot)
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Boarding Group 1!