Mrs. Jones & Co.

People, places, and things (and happenings!) In my life that interest me!
laboratoryequipment:

Peru Flooded with Counterfeit ContraceptivesA survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.To detect the fake drugs, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed a sophisticated approach using mass spectrometry to quickly assess suspected counterfeit drugs and then characterize their chemical composition. The study’s results highlight a growing concern for women’s health in developing nations.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/peru-flooded-counterfeit-contraceptives


What the hell?

laboratoryequipment:

Peru Flooded with Counterfeit Contraceptives

A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.

To detect the fake drugs, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology developed a sophisticated approach using mass spectrometry to quickly assess suspected counterfeit drugs and then characterize their chemical composition. The study’s results highlight a growing concern for women’s health in developing nations.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/peru-flooded-counterfeit-contraceptives

What the hell?

(via scienceyoucanlove)

blogilates:

The 5 best fat burning moves in 5 minutes:

1. Star Jumps

2. In-n-Out Donkey Kicks

3. Burpees

4. Mountain Climbers

5. Split Squat Jumps. 

To see how many times you should do this routine or how to pair it, please follow my monthly workout calendars: http://bit.ly/wocalendars (free)

cracked:

In [the Futurama episode “Prisoner of Benda”], all the characters switch bodies using a body-switching machine, but then it turns out the machine can’t switch the same two people more than once. In order to figure out a way to get all 10 or so characters back into their original bodies, [Futurama writer Ken Keeler] created a new math formula, and it actually works. They even showed the full formula in the episode, in case you don’t believe them.
7 Insane Easter Eggs Hidden in Movies and TV Shows

cracked:

In [the Futurama episode “Prisoner of Benda”], all the characters switch bodies using a body-switching machine, but then it turns out the machine can’t switch the same two people more than once. In order to figure out a way to get all 10 or so characters back into their original bodies, [Futurama writer Ken Keeler] created a new math formula, and it actually works. They even showed the full formula in the episode, in case you don’t believe them.

7 Insane Easter Eggs Hidden in Movies and TV Shows

diyhomesteading:

policymic:

‘Liking’ a brand’s Facebook page may now bar you from suing them

By now, we’ve all learned to be a little more cautious when it comes to “liking” Facebook pages. One click in support of a band or a TV show, and suddenly your News Feed is bombarded with spam and unwanted updates. But did you know with a simple Facebook “like,” you could be signing away several of your legal rights as well?
That’s the case with General Mills, anyways. The food giant — which owns numerous brands including Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Trix, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and Häagen-Dazs — updated its legal terms on Tuesday. While that would normally be snooze-worthy news, the new conditions are enough to make your jaw drop: Now every time you download a coupon, enter a General Mills sweepstakes or even “like” one of its brands on Facebook, you waive your right to sue the company.
Read more | Follow policymic


Free speech is eroding yet again or this would be a brilliant test case.

diyhomesteading:

policymic:

‘Liking’ a brand’s Facebook page may now bar you from suing them

By now, we’ve all learned to be a little more cautious when it comes to “liking” Facebook pages. One click in support of a band or a TV show, and suddenly your News Feed is bombarded with spam and unwanted updates. But did you know with a simple Facebook “like,” you could be signing away several of your legal rights as well?

That’s the case with General Mills, anyways. The food giant — which owns numerous brands including Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Trix, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and Häagen-Dazs — updated its legal terms on Tuesday. While that would normally be snooze-worthy news, the new conditions are enough to make your jaw drop: Now every time you download a coupon, enter a General Mills sweepstakes or even “like” one of its brands on Facebook, you waive your right to sue the company.

Read moreFollow policymic

Free speech is eroding yet again or this would be a brilliant test case.

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

—Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery.  (via numbskullmischief)

(via diyhomesteading)

herecomesthesun-king asked: In fact, why don't you focus on the positive results of cultural appropriation?? They greatly outweigh the negatives. And you can't escape appropriation, you do it every day, likely unknowingly. In all due respect, get your head out of your ass and actually do something to make the world a better place: buy fair trade, fund third world countries, go vegan or vegetarian, boycott large corps that exploit and abuse third world workers. Your existence does plenty to hurt others.

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

terarroni:

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

There are no positive results of cultural appropriation. It is harmful. PERIOD. 

More importantly you do not understand this because there is a huge difference between examples of cultural diffusion and cultural appropriation. I do not cherry pick and misuse elements of other cultures. When I do participate in other culture’s traditions, it’s because THEY INVITED ME, not because I felt entitled to their traditions.

Your are being EXTREMELY RUDE AND HATEFUL, ishavemyheadandsometimesmypussy. YOU are the one that needs to get your head out of your ass because you’re talking about something that you literally know NOTHING about. 

And your suggestions are similarly ignorant. Fair trade is FULL of corruption and problems, most of the money never goes to the farmers and in fact can be extremely harmful to local economies. Going vegetarian or vegan does nothing to help the HUMAN BEINGS that pick your vegetables, and prioritizes animals over the people of color that live in unbearable and illegal conditions. This doesn’t even include the imperialistic erasure of traditional foods or the traditions of indigenous people that include hunting. Why don’t you do something and care about the people that are living in ‘third world conditions’ in YOUR country because you want cheap vegetables so you can lord your imperialistic vegetarianism over people like an arrogant asshole.

So why don’t you get off your ass with your pathetic liberal agenda and actually do things to improve the lives of the people around you, the people that pick the vegetables you eat, the people that clean your schools and local businesses instead of concentrating on bullshit consumerism-as-activism which has been shown to be ineffective. 

In which bornabitch-allthedaysandnights slays the complete and total ignorance that is ish4vemyheadandsometimesmypussy's existence.

Related:

Where is the money going?" by Dr. Peter Griffiths, Marketing Economist

Fair Trade Will Lead to More Misery for Africa" by John Meadowcraft

The Economics of Fair Trade: A Christian Perspective" by Philip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School

The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee" by Colleen Haight, assistant professor at San Jose State University, currently on leave to serve as the economics program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University

Not so fair trade" by Andrew Chambers, The Guardian

Argument Against Cultural Appropriation + Small History Lesson by Tumblr User girljanitor

Collection of Posts on Cultural Appropriation by Trudy (gradientlair), professional, college-educated Writer/Social Critic

Notes on bell hooks, cultural appropriation, and imperialism" by RedClimbingLily

"Cultural Appropriation" excerpt from ‘A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians’ by Tressa Berman

Ten Definitions of Cultural Appropriation hosted on ‘A Friendly Letter’

"Cultural Appropriation" works hosted on Academia.edu for free download

"The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation" James O. Young, Conrad G. Brunk on Google Books

"Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation" by Bruce H. Ziff, Pratima V. Rao

"Cultural Appropriation and the Arts" by James O. Young (Chapter 1 goes over what Cultural Appropriation is)

"Law, Culture, and Cultural Appropriation" by Sally Engle Merry in the Yale Journal of Law & The Humanities

"Intellectual Property and Cultural Appropriation" by Josh Berson (you’ll need an account or to buy the article)

"Ownership and Appropriation" by Veronica Strang, Mark Busse (you’ll have to buy the article to read the whole thing, but the excerpt gives a small introduction)

"Appropriation in Contemporary Art" by Hayley A. Rower for the Student Pulse International Student Journal 

"The Line between Appropriation and Appreciation" by tumblr user VanillaxCoke

"Harmful Mindsets and Behaviors by Appropriators" by tumblr user Ectinix

“This isn’t a matter of telling people what to wear. It’s a matter of telling people that they don’t wear things in a vacuum and there are many social and historical implications to treating marginalized cultures like costumes. […] Cultural appropriation is itself a real issue because it demonstrates the imbalance of power that still remains between cultures that have been colonized and the ex-colonizers.” From "The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation" on EverdayFeminism

followed up by terarroni rocking it with her amazingly well organized resources! Thank you bunches.