comedycentral:

Stephen Colbert is freaking out about the new Apple Watch. Click here to watch.

smartgirlsattheparty:

Submitted via our Facebook Page: “Here is Riley, age 10 doing science experiments on a Sunday morning while listening to the Top Gun soundtrack on vinyl and watching 30 Rock re-runs. She didn’t learn to read until 2nd grade but now is one grade level above her age peers! She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up and she has joined the math team and Volleyball team at school this year!”
According to Smart Girl Riley’s mom “On the second day of school this year she had a substitute named Ms. Lemon who gave the class a spelling test and she told her ‘Good God, Lemon’” :)
Riley is changing the world by being herself and proving that Smart Girls Have More Fun!

smartgirlsattheparty:

Submitted via our Facebook Page: “Here is Riley, age 10 doing science experiments on a Sunday morning while listening to the Top Gun soundtrack on vinyl and watching 30 Rock re-runs. She didn’t learn to read until 2nd grade but now is one grade level above her age peers! She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up and she has joined the math team and Volleyball team at school this year!”

According to Smart Girl Riley’s mom “On the second day of school this year she had a substitute named Ms. Lemon who gave the class a spelling test and she told her ‘Good God, Lemon’” :)

Riley is changing the world by being herself and proving that Smart Girls Have More Fun!

theweekmagazine:

These real-life Rosie the Riveters changed the face of labor

Vintage photos from the library of congress capture a time when the country ran on womanpower

#TBT to the first (and probably not the last) time Tricia dressed up like a nerdy bear.

#TBT to the first (and probably not the last) time Tricia dressed up like a nerdy bear.

Memory Palace’s Nate DiMeo on history, Parks and Recreation and pop music

We picked the brain of one of our favorite podcasters: The Memory Palace’s Nate DiMeo. Nate talks about bringing history to life, writing for Parks and Recreation and what we can learn from pop music. Oh, and SPACE. Plus a potentially shocking Simpsons-related nerd confession. 

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classicpenguin:

A very happy birthday to the inimitable Dorothy Parker, in her day called “the wittiest woman of our time.” And indeed she remains the wittiest woman of our time as well.

humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"There is a stigma in this country around women with jobs. So I want to start an organization that provides girls in the Congo with examples of women around the world who have balanced family and career. Most men in this country think it’s only about money. They think: ‘If I make enough money for us to live, then my wife should take care of the children.’ The common belief is that a woman who works is hurting her children. People don’t realize that children also gain from the knowledge and experiences of their mother."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Elizabeth Gilbert, polite botany, and Sex In Your Garden

Author Elizabeth Gilbert talks about corgis, fairies, and her latest book (which is about a lady botanist in the 1800s). And then, plant expert Angela Overy describes what makes our gardens inherently illicit.

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The History of Wonder Woman, author Lev Grossman and a tearful nerd confession

Author Lev Grossman on his new book The Magician’s Land, reviewing books for Time and raising nerdy kids. Then we get to know the story of Wonder Woman with comic historian Tim Hanley. And a tearful nerd confession about Chance the Rapper.

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