Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong: Our research was key to the 10,000-hour rule, but here’s what got oversimplified – Salon.com
Yes, it takes effort to be an expert. But Gladwell based 10,000-hour rule in part on our work, and misunderstood
Mounting data suggest antibacterial soaps do more harm than good | Ars Technica
Whether you’re coming home from an airport fluttering with international germs, a daycare full of sticky-fingered toddlers, or just a grimy office building, scrubbing your hands with bacteria-busting soap seems like a great idea. But the data that have washed up on the cleansers in recent years suggest that they actually do more harm than good—for you, those around you, and the environment. Scientists report that common antibacterial compounds found in those soaps, namely triclosan and triclocarban, may increase the risk of infections, alter the gut microbiome, and spur bacteria to become resistant to prescription antibiotics. Meanwhile, proof of the soaps’ benefits is slim.
GAP Kids pulls and apologized for ad people thought racist. Nobody blinked at last years ad. | Adland ®
The two girls so physically intertwined are actually sisters. The black girl, Lucy Dinknesh Lubensky, who is so very clearly a quiet shy girl as you can see in the pre-release video at The Mail, is Brooke Smith's daughter, and the taller girls is Fanny Grace Lubensky, also Brooke Smith's daughter. Looking at Brooke's twitter, it's apparent that she is quite annoyed with this whole thing.
Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation — National Geographic Magazine
Karl Rove’s Handbook
In researching the Republican strategies (syn: Karl Rove), I came across an interesting analysis of the G.W. Bush (syn: Karl Rove's puppet) re-election campaign that may be of interest. It is the closest thing to a "Rove's" handbook that I've seen. It discusses both the tactics used and suggests responses/countermeasures. Medical cautions: Do not view if you suffer from high blood pressure, fits of rage, manic depression or thoughts of suicide. Do not read if you have a history of computer abuse. Remove all sharp or throwable items from arms lenght before reading. You should be 18 or older, or view with supervision. Side effects: Viewing may result in damage to household property, yelling, screaming, or thoughts of revenge. Temporary hair loss, ringing in the ears and eye gouging have also been reported after viewing.