August262014
newtowngarden:

Wild blackberries! Picked my first cup this morning.

i am a sucker for blackberries

newtowngarden:

Wild blackberries! Picked my first cup this morning.

i am a sucker for blackberries

(via fluffyplant)

2PM
whitehouse:

White House economist Betsey Stevenson is taking over I Love Charts today as the Chartist in Residence in honor of Women’s Equality Day. Be sure to wonk out with Betsey!
ilovecharts:

Hey everyone! Betsey Stevenson here from President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, I’ll be taking over I Love Charts to tell the story of the progress we’ve made in closing the earnings gap between women and men, and the challenges women still face in the workforce. 
Let’s get started. Our first chart shows how women are increasingly contributing to family income and now make up about half the workforce. Since 2000, women’s labor force participation has dropped slightly, but most of that is because of cyclical factors and an aging population. While older women participate in the workforce at lower rates than younger women, the percent of older women who are working has increased since the mid-1990s, partially offsetting the overall decline.
At the other end of the spectrum, young women are more likely to be enrolled in school than they were a generation ago, and that’s good news. Since students (even ones who work part-time) are not considered to be in the labor force, increased school enrollment will depress the participation rate.
Wanna wonk out some more on this stuff? Check out our report on “Women’s Participation in Education and the Workforce.”

whitehouse:

White House economist Betsey Stevenson is taking over I Love Charts today as the Chartist in Residence in honor of Women’s Equality Day. Be sure to wonk out with Betsey!

ilovecharts:

Hey everyone! Betsey Stevenson here from President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, I’ll be taking over I Love Charts to tell the story of the progress we’ve made in closing the earnings gap between women and men, and the challenges women still face in the workforce. 

Let’s get started. Our first chart shows how women are increasingly contributing to family income and now make up about half the workforce. Since 2000, women’s labor force participation has dropped slightly, but most of that is because of cyclical factors and an aging population. While older women participate in the workforce at lower rates than younger women, the percent of older women who are working has increased since the mid-1990s, partially offsetting the overall decline.

At the other end of the spectrum, young women are more likely to be enrolled in school than they were a generation ago, and that’s good news. Since students (even ones who work part-time) are not considered to be in the labor force, increased school enrollment will depress the participation rate.

Wanna wonk out some more on this stuff? Check out our report on “Women’s Participation in Education and the Workforce.”

12PM
life aspiration

life aspiration

(Source: officialnagchampafragranceoil, via eyebrowsandelephants)

12PM
hitrecord:

“L’arbre”

back to school

hitrecord:

L’arbre”

back to school

fall books 

August232014

Dirty Dancing Review

Wow this movie was great! I truly believe baby was in love with Penny the whole time - watch where her eyes go, and who she awkwardly chats up - but that only makes the movie better. I have never been more turned on by a dance scene (embarrassing tumblr confessions). God, I cried at everything, and the movie didn’t let the romance detract from what was ultimately and uplifting family drama. Would see again, it’s great!

August202014

boyhood review

wow that was not at all worth the hype -pchh you lied to me. It’s a cool concept,but I came away having no deeper understanding of boys or childhood in large part because the movie failed to focus on that at all and instead threw in a lot of unnecessary distracting elements into the kids life that made me care more about his mom then him. Beyond that,the script and dialogue were terribly written - the kids and adults alike sounded incredibly unbelievable. Wanted to like it but I came away not caring about anyone in it.

11PM
July42014
newyorker:

Jill Lepore on how “The Star-Spangled Banner” became America’s national anthem: http://nyr.kr/1n0EUOp
Illustration by Simone Massoni.

newyorker:

Jill Lepore on how “The Star-Spangled Banner” became America’s national anthem: http://nyr.kr/1n0EUOp

Illustration by Simone Massoni.

(Source: newyorker.com)

11PM
9AM
coolchicksfromhistory:

Hannah White Arnett (1733-1824)
Art by Maliha C. (tumblr)
In 1776, a small group of men met at the home of Issac and Hannah Arnett in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  They were considering abandoning the patriots and pledging their loyalty to the British Crown in exchange for the protection of their property.  Hannah overheard their conversation and became enraged.  She broke into the meeting and called the men cowards. Hannah’s passionate defense of the patriot cause convinced the men to reject the Crown’s offer of protection.
In 1890, the newly formed Sons of the American Revolution decided to exclude women from membership.  In response, Mary Lockwood wrote an editorial in The Washington Post detailing the contributions made by women during the Revolutionary War.  Mary singled out Hannah Arnett for praise and asked “Where will the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution place Hannah Arnett?”  
Mary’s editorial galvanized female descendants of patriots to found their own organization, the Daughters of the American Revolution.  They received support from William Osborn McDowell, a founding member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a direct descendant of Hannah White Arnett.
 

coolchicksfromhistory:

Hannah White Arnett (1733-1824)

Art by Maliha C. (tumblr)

In 1776, a small group of men met at the home of Issac and Hannah Arnett in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  They were considering abandoning the patriots and pledging their loyalty to the British Crown in exchange for the protection of their property.  Hannah overheard their conversation and became enraged.  She broke into the meeting and called the men cowards. Hannah’s passionate defense of the patriot cause convinced the men to reject the Crown’s offer of protection.

In 1890, the newly formed Sons of the American Revolution decided to exclude women from membership.  In response, Mary Lockwood wrote an editorial in The Washington Post detailing the contributions made by women during the Revolutionary War.  Mary singled out Hannah Arnett for praise and asked “Where will the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution place Hannah Arnett?”  

Mary’s editorial galvanized female descendants of patriots to found their own organization, the Daughters of the American Revolution.  They received support from William Osborn McDowell, a founding member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a direct descendant of Hannah White Arnett.

 

July32014
July22014
5PM

whitehouse:

todaysdocument:

On July 2, 1964, with Martin Luther King, Jr., directly behind him, President Lyndon Johnson scrawled his signature on a document years in the making—the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The first and the signature pages of the act will be on display at the National Archives Rubenstein Gallery in Washington, DC, until September 17, 2014. These 50-year-old sheets of paper represent years of struggle and society’s journey toward justice.


“Our rights, our freedoms—they are not given. They must be won.” —President Obama on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

3PM
vintageanchorbooks:

Favorite snacks of the great writers!

reblogging because i stumbled upon this while sitting outside eating a lime popsicle

vintageanchorbooks:

Favorite snacks of the great writers!

reblogging because i stumbled upon this while sitting outside eating a lime popsicle

(via npr)

12PM
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