You’re Frying Eggs All Wrong.
We cracked the code on the Perfect Fried Egg, and you wouldn’t believe how simple it is.
You’re Frying Eggs All Wrong.
We cracked the code on the Perfect Fried Egg, and you wouldn’t believe how simple it is.
I am a white person who really likes mayonnaise and watches British movies set in the Regency era, and even I think the National is too boring to stomach.
It only took a glass and a half of wine and a couple of hours of cat sitting before I meowed the House Hunters theme at the kitties.
I started writing in college. I had a great playwriting teacher who said ‘you should write’. It almost hadn’t occurred to me that that was something I could do. I was a theater fanatic when I was in high school and –– Wendy Wasserstein? Caryl Churchill? I could count on one hand the women I knew who wrote plays. Every great American playwright was a man. And so I just sort of were like, ‘they’re men, they’re probably smarter than me, I can’t do it’. And then someone was like ‘Why did you ever think that? You can totally do it.’ But I think if you don’t have examples, it’s very hard to imagine yourself doing it.
[ Greta Gerwig on the importance of women as screenwriters | x ]
Tomorrow we’re replaying our interview with writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for her newest book, Americanah, now out in paperback.
Adichie’s TedX talk “We Should All Be Feminists" was sampled in Beyonce’s song ***Flawless.
photo by Ian Williams/National Post
This is the least of the amazing things about this woman, but that outfit + that lipstick is sick.
or a gym where everyone wears blinders so they can’t see anyone else there
For me, though, so much of the appeal of going to the gym over just running on street or a video at home is the people watching. I just want them to look a little more like me I guess?
Historically, I have been the type of grease monster who reaaaaaaaaaaallly has to wash my hair every single day or gross things happen. BUT between getting bangs and being committed to a lunch hour work out last year and HELLWINTER this year, I’ve started exploring the world of dry shampoos and idk I’ve used 4 different ones this week and I thought I’d write it all out.
Straight garbage. Smells gross, feels gross, does not tame the grease monster. NOT A FAN. First dry shampoo I ever tried, and I was not about it. Put me off the concept for years. I know its really well reviewed and some people love it, but I do not care for it.
Does the dry shampoo job well. I have used an entire bottle which is a thing I rarely do with beauty products. HOWEVER, the smell is crazy strong and lasts foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It smells sort of lemony and powdery. My coworker who likes perfume always says I smell good after I use it. When I would use it during allergy season, problems happens. So, I guess, if you are not someone who is bothered by fragrance, It is great. If you have scent issues, I would avoid. Oh and I have dark brown hair, and it is totally invisible. No weird white residue at all.
A+! No gross white residue. TAMED THE GREASE MONSTER. Didn’t make my hair feel too product-y. A little bit of smell, but mostly just aerosol-y, and the smell didn’t last all day. Seriously, my hair looked so fucking great the day I used this. Plus it was only $8 at Walgreen so was the cheapest option. I am probably going to buy another thing of it so I have one for my office and one for at home.
Totally fragrance free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was the only one that isn’t an aerosol, which is kind of weird. The product like puffs out of the nozzle. I don’t think the coverage is as great or the grease-sucking abilities as powerful. Definitely left a white residue, but after tossing my hair dramatically a few times, that disappeared. WILL LEAVE WHITE SPOTS ON BLACK JEANS. But its ok because I don’t caaaaaaaaaaaaare. Seems like a better option for day 1 of unwashed hair rather than day 3 (which is today). Probably just okay, but I’m willing to forgive almost anything that is fragrance free.
Oscar Blandi = GARBAGE
Catwalk = Good but smelly
Batiste = A++++++++++++
BlowPro = Okay but fragrance free and therefore a beautiful unicorn
I have not had good luck with the “hint of color” Batiste (probably due to user error, let’s be honest. Sometimes I ignore the old adage “less is more” and end up defiantly yelling “MORE IS MORE, BITCHES” while fogging up the room with aerosol fumes, which is ill-advised, OBVIOUSLY)
BUT I put the regular Batiste on before bed and usually wake up with perfect hair.
It wasn’t listed, but I will say that Dove dry shampoo is absolute garbage. People on the internet will tell you that it’s “so cheap, but smells so good!” and these things are true, but it also destroyed my scalp even when I was using it properly and not trying to create my own dry shampoo cloud.
Forever lazy and into discussing dry shampoo, yessss.
PSA because I didn’t know this until my stylist taught me: you gotta use a blow dryer. Like, get the aerosol kind of dry shampoo (she and I both use the $3 Suave shit), shoot it at your roots, and then blast it with your blow dryer for 5-10 seconds. It will keep the hair from getting heavy/producty, and also add back a little body if you have sad flat hair like I do.
One of my eyes is itchy and red and dry and maybe infected and what I’m saying is Bob Costas, I’m sorry for making fun of you so much last month.
This is a really big problem for Georgia. You can’t lose eight hospitals and not have it effect your state overall.
The organization for rural hospitals in Georgia says ‘if Georgia doesn’t figure out how to stop what’s going on, how to keep it’s hospitals opened, that state is going to create a Third World nation health situation in rural parts of the state.’
Now, one way to fix this problem, of course, is to get the poor people who live in rural parts of that state to have health insurance, so that they could go to the doctor before things became an emergency, and when they did go to the doctor, the doctor and the hospital would be paid for the treatment. Radical idea, I know, this whole ‘health insurance’ thing.
The federal government has told Georgia that it will pick up 100% of the cost of getting health insurance to 600,000 people in that state who are currently uninsured. The federal government would pay 100% of the cost of that for three years, and 90% of the cost thereafter, and even though Georgia’s hospitals are dropping like flies, losing the fight to stay opened, as they struggle to treat that state’s poor, rural population which doesn’t have health insurance and can’t pay for the treatment out of pocket, even as that’s happening. They’ve lost eight hospitals, Georgia republicans have said ‘no’.
They’ve said no to covering 600,000 more people in the state, at no cost to the state.
They’ve said no to that deal.
The governor of that state, is named Deal. It’s Nathan Deal, and now Governor Deal of Georgia has proposed a new solution to Georgia’s vexing problem of all it’s hospitals shutting down:
If the rural hospitals are shutting down, because they have to treat people at the emergency room, but none of these uninsured patients can pay for that treatment, if that is the crux of the problem, well rather than turning those uninsured patients into people who can pay, by giving them insurance, Governor Deal has decided ‘You know what, let’s fix the other side of this problem. Let’s fix the Ronald Reagan side of this problem. Let’s repeal the requirement that hospitals have to treat people.’
That’s his big idea, that would do it. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has now proposed this. He is turning down the option that would 600,000 more people in his state to have health insurance. He is turning that down and instead is proposing that the solution problems is for the federal government to repeal the Reagan Era law that says ‘if you turn up at the hospital while you’re in labor, or while you’re having a heart attack, that hospital has to treat you.’
That’s a federal law, he is asking federal officials to move to repeal it, because that would be good for Georgia.
The governor said that revisiting that specific law is what congress should do “if they really want to get serious about lowering the cost of healthcare in this country.”
When the paper in Noonan, Georgia called the Noonan Times-Herald, when they published Governor Deal’s proposal on that issue this week, they said that what the governor wants to do is get rid of the rule that says that emergency rooms have to treat sick people, the first comment on that article was this:
'Why yes, that is a way to cut medical spending: let the poor die.”
02/28/2013 on Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s proposal to repeal the Reagan Era “Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor” act. (via misterdelfuego)
Governor Nathan Deal is a horrendous deal for Georgia. He needs removed from office.
The answer to a problem? Make it so you don’t have to come up with a solution, apparently. Not having to treat the sick and uninsured doesn’t make their health care problems go away, it just makes your state look like a particularly awful place to live.
Buckle up. This is gonna be long.
Yeah… I’m in Atlanta, and I have the… bonus? to have been in almost every hospital in the metro area due to a condition that can’t get treated by a normal PCP if it pops up. No matter where I am, I have to get *somewhere*, because some of my stuff has “mortality rate” and “within the first hour” all over it.
Nathan Deal is terrible. I sure as hell didn’t vote for the asshole. And it’s horrible to get such poor representation, considering the fact that Atlanta itself is blue enough to make a massive polka dot on political charts. Very seriously, I only know two conservative people, and while they say some very stupid, hurtful stuff, even THIS is making them jump back and say “hold on, wait, no”.
So… if it’s as blue as I claim it is, then why the fuck did this guy get elected, right? Voting laws. Backhanded shit. Attempts to close historical archives and gloss over Georgia’s history (unless you feel like pulling the Confederate flag out, in which case, you keep on! Woo!). Completely ignoring pockets of hate groups like the KKK. And if a white person stands up somewhere and says “Jesus Christ” reverently three times, it apparently makes them a “compassionate conservative” (Brain bleach, where is it?)
I will give the Southern white-ladies-who-lunch type one thing and one thing only. They mobilize like you would not believe, and they WILL use it as a bully pulpit, even paying for extremely right-wing jerks to come talk, and reaping the extra dough. In fact, there’s a megachurch practically in my mother’s backyard that cost millions to build and pretty up, and they’ve had Santorum and somebody on the far right who was highly involved with the Elian Gonzalez media circus. Problem? There are kids going hungry within ten miles of it. Literally. I have had to try to eke out survival there, and I’ve eaten either ramen or nothing at all so I could afford my daughters’ lunches.
This problem has been snowballing for a long time and is just hitting it’s zenith with Deal because of - no joke - county lines. Downtown ATL is fully within Fulton County, which is ridiculously drawn, and includes a shit ton of oblivious wealth and ridiculous poverty, all at the same time.
North Fulton is Stepford. Shiny happy white people who all have blonde bobs, husbands who make a ton so they can stay home, 2.5 kids, a mini-SUV and a labrador. And they love what they get out of South Fulton. The airport, the Fox Theatre, the aquarium, the High Museum, all that. And if they were to need medical care while they’re there, they’d probably get preferred seating at Emory. Isn’t that nice?
The entire thing is, they want all that, but they don’t want to do what they feel is paying for all of it (you don’t, assholes, please see “taxes”). Stepford has wanted to split into their own county for a good long while, moving through meetings in people’s McMansions (so they don’t “look racist” in front of other people.) I have accidentally gotten trapped in one of those. And they are just as bad as you think. Worse, probably, because they know how to doubletalk better than any bunch of people I’ve ever met.
Not far downtown from Emory is Grady Hospital. Grady’s where the best ER nurses, the (good) battleaxes start out, because nobody will freaking pay for it in any way. They learn to be quick on their feet and creative because they don’t have any decent supplies (including decent painkillers, but that’s a slightly different rant). I’ve overheard a nurse in the clean, pretty suburbian hospitals say “I came out of Grady. There’s not much you CAN’T do when you’ve had to figure out how to keep a gunshot victim from bleeding out with one hand and a straw from the cafeteria while you’re waiting for the doc to roll in.”
Georgia has hospitals. Northside Hospital has a city-wide monopoly on obstetrics. You’ll have your babies in a room full of polished wood and bigger than my living room. Both Northside and Emory have prettied-up satellite hospitals in North Fulton. In one hospital around me - the one I was in during Thanksgiving - they gave me a pretty gift bag of stuff that was all branded. I’ve been in one where Food Services would call you in the morning so you could look over a menu (seriously) and give them an order for the day’s meals, and they then brought it in an outfit that made them look like butlers. Zero joke.
Those hospitals are going nowhere.
It’s the Gradys that are dying fast, just like the poor communities they serve, (via marionjravenwood)
Stranded in Atlanta’s Food Deserts : In a region that prides itself on celebrity chefs and lush farmers markets, half a million people live without access to something as basic as a grocery store | Rebecca Burns, Atlanta Magazine, 3/03/2014 (via atlurbanist)