Anna:This is my dad's and my ideal vacation. Helping loved ones out by doing projects with power tools, all while wearing ear protection that preemptively cuts off long conversations with said loved ones.
“After being stitched and stapled, instead of a hospital bed, Holli returned to a large shipping crate in a private room to recover. On a visit in late September, she was sitting calmly in the crate. Taped to the wall was a get-well card with orange and purple splotches, painted by two gorillas in her troop (with help from the animal keepers). Nearby were containers of kale, cherry tomatoes, green beans and sunflower seeds. Outside her crate a monitor was playing a DVD from the popular “Planet Earth” series.”—Holli, the gorilla, has surgery.
“I asked five questions in Genetics class today, and all of them started with the word, “Sorry.” I don’t know the Capstone requirements for the sociology major because I spent the whole meeting deciding whether or not I could have another piece of pizza.”—Lily Myers, “Shrinking Women”
“Women need more positive reinforcement, and men need more negative reinforcement. Men wildly overestimate their learning abilities, their earning abilities. Women say, ‘Oh, I’m not good, I won’t earn much, whatever you want to give me is O.K.’”—Why There are Still So Few Women in Science, New York Times Magazine