What I Learned:
- The second most stolen car is a 1998 Honda Civic, and five of the top ten cities with highest stolen car rates are in the California Central Valley. As an owner of a 1997 Honda Civic with a good deal of family in one of those valley cities…yeah. My car isn’t going there anymore. (Thanks, Esurance)
- Plague doctors wore the freakiest outfits ever. EVER. “The costume consisted of a cloak made of heavy fabric covered in wax to protect the doctor’s body, and a mask to keep out the sick air. The masks had a long cone shaped structure at the nose, to be filled with scents that would protect the doctor from the bad air.” Please go see these photos, but not on a creepy, stormy night.
- We are more jealous when our bf/gf has lunch with an ex rather than coffee. This goes in my file of things I had never really thought about, but TOTALLY agree with. Because, duh! Coffee is the stuff of online dates, but LUNCH IS IMPORTANT!
- Key sign language for communicating with robots. Friendly, nice robots.
- Remember, body bashing goes both ways. Stop the hate!
- I love this job listing! Adorable! If I lived in London, I would definitely apply.
- Instagram + Astrology! Two of my favorite things combined!
- Start-ups vs. Hipsters, an illustrated guide.
- I remember the first time I saw an ad for egg donors in The Daily Bruin at UCLA. Top dollar is paid to some of those ladies! This story about one woman’s personal experience as an egg donor filled in a lot of the blanks for me.
- 20% of people suffering from anorexia are men, and yet many of the treatment facilities are for women. This article from GQ illustrates the challenges that face these men as they try to face the disease.
As the disease burrows in and the malnourished body begins to conserve its resources by shutting down hormone production, he goes numb. His libido vanishes. Other people cease to exist for him. The anorexic starts out trying to control food and ends up being controlled by it. Virtually every decision he makes is dictated by his horror of it.