[Image: A series of photos of an incredibly dapper Black 10-year-old going about his daily business. We see him getting his shoes shined, wearing a variety of suits, carrying a brief case, and wearing his gorgeous natural hair with pride.]

drdisgruntledphd:

thechanelmuse:

Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

OMG I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS CHILD.

More on Cory here.

fripperiesandfobs:

Charles James evening dress, 1952
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art Pinterest

[Image: A stunning red dress with dramatic angled cuts on a mannequin wearing black heels.]
A++ would wear if it wasn’t completely lacking a bust.

fripperiesandfobs:

Charles James evening dress, 1952

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art Pinterest

[Image: A stunning red dress with dramatic angled cuts on a mannequin wearing black heels.]

A++ would wear if it wasn’t completely lacking a bust.

Bringing Nuance to the Amazon versus Indie Debate

Bringing Nuance to the Amazon versus Indie Debate

I love books, which should come as no surprise. As I write, I’m surrounded by them, and I have a long list of pending book reviews and author interviews on my office corkboard. There are books in every room of my house except the bathroom, spanning centuries, dramas, and interest level. (Sorry, PR flacks.) And I really love bookstores, new and used. I love walking into a building filled with…

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You'll never believe what Facebook is doing to clickbait

Facebook is the primary driver of traffic on social networks, with 18-23 percent of traffic coming from Facebook posts, Jazon Abbruzze notes at Mashable. As he explains, the move positions Facebook alongside other sites that are privileging “time spent” over impressions. What matters more? Whether someone clicks on a link or stays there after arrival? This question lies at the crux of a larger debate that could totally shift the nature of online content as providers and networks realize that the old school is, well, old.

An Older, Wiser Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi Takes Over - GlobalComment

I didn’t think I’d like Capaldi, but it turns out that I really, really do. 

The Difficulty of Asserting Boundaries

The Difficulty of Asserting Boundaries

I was on a panel at WisCon earlier this year entitled ‘Be Firm, Be Pithy, Be Gone,’ in which we talked about the experience of asserting boundaries, asking to have our space respected, and creating scripts for dealing with intense, frustrating, or scary social situations. And then, on my way home, I had a perfect illustration of why that panel was so necessary— and how the things we talked about…

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How Facebook ruined your Twitter feed

This explains so much. 

Book Review: Cruel Beauty, Rosamund Hodge

Book Review: Cruel Beauty, Rosamund Hodge

Is the Beast really so Beastly? I’ve always been intrigued by retellings of Beauty and the Beast that take on the Beast’s nature, and explore the origins of the story in a way that challenges the conventional narrative. Given the plethora of versions of this story, there are lots of different ways to go with it, branching off from an original narrative of a beautiful maiden forced to endure the…

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In-Group Laughs, Punching Up, and Disability Humour on TV

In-Group Laughs, Punching Up, and Disability Humour on TV

When television dares to deal with disability, it often takes on an extremely hesitant, worried approach — disability is there to provide a very special lesson, or to offer inspiration to other characters on the show, not to offer a character a chance to exist and be a part of the drama in her own right. Or it’s played for crass, crude, disgusting humour that punches down at disabled people,…

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