You remember that time Ye Shiwen was faster than everyone including, American favorite Ryan Lochnessmonster and then people called foul play and accused her of doping. You remember that time Gabby Douglas had the lead score which is why Team USA won the Gold, but people just ignore her in interviews and don’t give her credit.
Even in the Olympics, some people just can’t give amazing women of color their due.
The late Stone Age may have had an earlier start in Africa than previously thought — by some 20,000 years.
A new analysis of artifacts from a cave in South Africa reveals that the residents were carving bone tools, using pigments, making beads and even using poison 44,000 years ago. These sorts of artifacts had previously been linked to the San culture, which was thought to have emerged around 20,000 years ago.
“Our research proves that the Later Stone Age emerged in South Africa far earlier than has been believed and occurred at about the same time as the arrival of modern humans in Europe,” study researcher Paola Villa, a curator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, said in a statement.
The Later Stone Age in Africa occurred at the same time as Europe’s Upper Paleolithic Period, when modern humans moved into Europe from Africa and met the Neanderthals about 45,000 years ago. Read more.
Student Financial Services (SFS) has received your 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a review of your application shows that more information is needed before we can determine your eligibility for aid.
To Do Item More Information
Please provide the documents listed on the checklist so that we may continue processing your application.
ARIES: Don’t beat around the bush with forthright Aries. Just fucking ask for their forgiveness, admit you did something wrong, apologize for it, and promise to never do the same mistake again. Stick to your word, because Aries has no tolerance for broken promises. Don’t wait for a “good time” to apologize. You can even apologize in public if you’ve wounded Aries’ ego.
TAURUS: Taurus is the most stubborn sign in the zodiac. If the two of you have had a fight, you need to admit that you were wrong. Until you do, your conversations will remain stalled. IF YOU WERE RIGHT AND WON’T WANNA SAY THAT YOU’RE WRONG, HOWEVER, well, you’re going to have a bad time.
GEMINI: Send a funny note of apology. Nothing breaks down Gemini’s reserve like humor. If you’ve made a serious error, write a heartfelt letter asking for your friend/lover’s forgiveness and send it overnight express. If you really want to smooth things over with this lover, you’ve got to communicate. Otherwise, Gemini will sense you are holding something back
CANCER: Making up with Cancer requires patience, delicacy, and tact. Their feelings are easily bruised. Then, hug. Just hug them. Cancer might never forget, but can forgive. If Cancer still pouts after your apology, fix a home-cooked meal for ‘em or something. Make them know that you still care. Or hug again.
Saying he had ‘no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy,’ Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.
‘Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years,’ Reid recounted the person as saying.
‘He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,’ said Reid. ‘But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?’
The world’s 20th richest man declared recently that a living wage bill passed (over his veto) by New York’s city council was the next best thing to Communist central planning. Michael Bloomberg, who’s also made news recently trying to ban large sodas, today took the next…
“I’ve been telling people for years that knitting changes your brain. Changes the way you think and teaches important lessons, and that one of them is the idea of cumulative action. Cumulative action is the idea that small actions aren’t unimportant if they are combined with other small actions. It’s a lesson that not everyone learns. Some people go their whole lives thinking that unless you can do something big, there’s no point in doing anything at all… and they have trouble seeing how one small action in their life could ripple and matter. They can’t see the possibility, and so the don’t do what they could. The problems seem too large for a small action to change anything.
Here’s the thing though, there are no knitters like that. None. Knitting teaches you that one small action does matter. That one small action, like knitting a stitch, isn’t unimportant. It’s vital. One small action repeated many times is a sweater. Or a shawl. Or a pair of socks to hold the feet of someone you love…
Why are knitters like this? Because they knit, and they have learned everything they need to know about little things mattering.”—the Yarn Harlot (via ayakitsune)
“It’s not everyone’s inalienable right to get whatever they want. We are charged with making smart decisions for our company, for our shareholders and to present the product the way we believe is best.”—That’s the guy at NBC who’s more or less behind the decision to show you your Olympics sports on a multi-hour tape delay. You see, world? Your Olympics are a “product,” and watching them aren’t your inalienable right, per your friends at NBC. (via newsweek)