Make very Merry in the Christmas Cross Thread

Alas, my magically magical cross thread got unshared (tis a first! I think) and rather quickly at that, so ya'll know the deal. Tis the Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, Odeck, Backtalk, Oppo, Clashtalk weekly Thursday cross thread where folks from various corners of the kinja verse come to chat and make… » 12/25/14 12:30pm 12/25/14 12:30pm

Women Oft Go for Jobs They Can Do Anywhere

It's a basically a long standing fact that heteronormative couples are far more likely to move because it would improve the husband's career than the wife's. The long standing assumption is 'cause of old school "provider" mentality, but Alan Benson (Carleson School of Management, University of Minnesota) argues it's… » 11/29/14 9:45pm 11/29/14 9:45pm

Clutch Worthy Battery Pack

Having consulted lifehacker on which portable battery pack to buy, I ended up promptly ignoring most of the advice ('cept the thing about amps-I looked at all the amps ratings) and picked up a mycharge razor because it's so thin that not only does it fit in a purse, it even fits into my teeny tiny evening clutch. » 11/27/14 12:26am 11/27/14 12:26am

They're Stealing My Job!

Whenever we talk immigration debate, it tends to be centered around very low wage jobs that many people honestly find degrading. The sort of jobs that everyone says "but Americans don't want those jobs". Well honestly, it looks quite similar on the other side of the wage scale too. Americans just don't get degrees in… » 11/24/14 1:34am 11/24/14 1:34am

Usually, I'm possibly more non-plussed about these attacks than I possibly should be, but this one is shaking me 'cause I know the neighborhood. When I was in Israel, the school I went to is in Har Nof. It's such a tight community that 3 of the dead are husbands of women attached to the school. This was the first time… » 11/18/14 2:16pm 11/18/14 2:16pm