Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Informative Links

Myth-Adventure: The True Story of Captain Kidd.

Inside Amazon's Warehouse: Lehigh Valley workers tell of brutal heat, dizzying pace at online retailer. Since OSHA is suffering budget cuts and unions are weak, this kind of thing is not limited to one company. (via Metafilter)

6 Obnoxious Assumptions Hollywood Makes About Women.

Slate is beginning a series of articles focusing on school records for 395 students who attended the Manhattan Trade School for Girls in the 1920s. The records are more than just grades; they are snapshot of what like was like for young women in New York at the time, mostly daughters of poor immigrants. More here.

IQ and grades aren’t the only things students need to succeed. An educator looks at the importance of imparting character, a combination of traits that make a student into a successful adult. (via Neatorama)

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals warns women that 1.4 million packs of birth control pills may be ineffective. Here’s what you need to know.

8 Strikes that Turned Ugly (or Inspired Keanu Reeves Movies). Although some would argue those results are not mutually exclusive.

A Letter To My Brand New Teenager. Advice all 13-year-olds should get.

The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect: When Intense Belief Kills. (via Metafilter)

The Pathology of the Unlucky Coke Mule. The man with 72 packets of cocaine in his gut would not have survived even one breaking open.

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