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Show Us Your Ugly Things: Lacemaking Edition

Show Us Your Ugly Things: Lacemaking Edition

Every so often, I will forget that I am not someone who enjoys crafts. I’ll think to myself ‘sure, refinishing that cabinet will be fun!’ or ‘sewing is such a useful skill!’ and then hours of melodramatic cursing later remember that the type of patience required for tedious fiddly tasks is the kind of patience that I don’t really possess. That selective amnesia ... »

Kaatsu: a shortcut to more muscle, but maybe not better health

Kaatsu: a shortcut to more muscle, but maybe not better health

Last week, Anne asked the backchannel about a workout trend she had come across called Kaatsu, sending along this link from Military Times and this one from Wikipedia. Her question was basically “does this set off any of your bullshit detectors” and as I am in the weird half-way point between fitness instructor and biologist, I took it up. »

Absorbed Reader

Where the Twain Shall Meet, Part 4 of 4 {Conclusion}

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

Women Painting Themselves: pt 8

Women Painting Themselves: pt 8

Gah, you know you’ve left a series go unattended for too long when you have to look up what part you’re on. Anyways, in this part we’re going to look at two artists who were close contemporaries—they were acquaintances if not necessarily friends—working in France during the later part of the 18th century. Louise Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun 1755-1842 Louise Élisabeth Vigée-LeBrun* was ... »

Dancing Wave

Where the Twain Shall Meet, Part 3 of 4

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

Applying Lipstick

Where the Twain Shall Meet, Part 2 of 4

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

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Where the Twain Shall Meet

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

Mad Quickies: Your One Stop, Post Xmas, Hangover Roundup

Mad Quickies: Your One Stop, Post Xmas, Hangover Roundup

Hello my dears, I’m writing to you on my mom’s old iPad, from the New Jersey Wilderness. While I don’t have any appreciable post-holiday hangover, you probably do. I saw you sneak into the bathroom with that bottle of Tito’s vodka, Carl. Anyway, please enjoy these Quickies. May they help you cure all that the vodka could not. From the Scientifically Correct Files – An... »

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