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21 women riding through the cycling gender gap 

The biking gap is a huge and underreported trend prevalent in cities around the world. In the U.S., 1 women for every 3 men bike. In London, 77% of bike trips are taken by men and only 5% of women identify as frequent cyclists. 

But why are women bicycling less?

Everyone bicycles in my country. Almost everyone owns one or two bikes. And the older the bikers are the more likely they’ll race past you like crazy. The elderly have discovered the ebike! There are far more elderly women than men racing on their ebike, so my guess would be that the gendergap is the other way around in Holland.

Cycling is determined by culture, not gender.

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Tony Hansberry II was a ninth-grader. The new sewing technique he has developed helps to to reduce the risk of complications and simplifies the hysterectomy procedure for less seasoned surgeons.

His goal is to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon. For Tony, it all began in school. He attends Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts, a medical magnet school for middle and high schoolstudents. As part of its integrated medical curriculum, students receive medical instruction, but are also exposed to medical professionals who demonstrate advanced surgical techniques with specialized equipment. His lead medical teacher, Angela TenBroeck, told the Florida Times-Union that Hansberry is a typical student, but is way ahead of his classmates when it comes to surgical skills “I would put him up against a first year medical student. He is an outstanding young man,” she said.

During his summer break, Tony volunteered at the University of Florida’s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research (CSESaR) at Shands Jacksonville Hospital. He was supervised by Dr. Brent Siebel, a urogynecologist, and Bruce Nappi, the administrative director. Together they worked with Tony exploring the mannequins and simulation equipment that physicians and nurses use in training. He became quite interested in invasive surgery and using laparoscopic instruments. As the story goes, one day an obstetrics and gynecology professor asked the group to help him figure out why no one was using a particular surgical device, called an endostitch for hysterectomy suturing procedures. This long medical device has clamps on the end, but Tony used the instrument in a new way allowing for vertical suturing, instead of the traditional horizontal method. After two days, Tony had perfected and tested his new technique. He soon developed a science fair project comparing the suturing times of the vertical endostitch closures vs the horizontal closures using a conventional needle driver instrument.

His results showed he was able to stitch three times faster using this new method. Use of this inventive technique may lead to shorter surgical times and improved patient treatment. 

Found on http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/

Neurons want food

I love everything about this story. I just love it when people learn and something good comes out of it.

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do you ever have a conversation and think “I am not heterosexual enough for this”

I always try to give the that party the feeling of guild and not belonging. It turns the conversation in a direction that amuses me.

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Emma Sulkowicz. 


This has got big

Good. The more people who recognize, the better.

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Some Very British Problems (x

Most seem British except the one with the phone and turning around on the street, that happens to me on a hourly basis.

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Just a reminder


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Welcome to Roosevelt Week! In conjunction with our Board Vice President Ken Burns’s new documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," this week we will be featuring related records from the holdings of the usnatarchives and the fdrlibrary.

Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment under his command, the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, known as the “Rough Riders,” became heroes after their victory at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. Shortly after the war ended, Roosevelt was elected as Governor of New York, thanks in large part to his wartime exploits, beginning his long and storied career in high-profile politics.

Discover more about Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt in “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premiering tonight on pbstv at 8pm EST.

Image: “‘“Teddy’s colts,” at the top of the hill which they captured in the battle of San Juan.’ Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, 1898.”

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In the end it is just opening a jar. You could say: If an octopus can figure it out maybe the invention of the jar wasn’t that brilliant.

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What if they knew?
The Bridesmaid-1971


What if they knew?

The Bridesmaid-1971

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     No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.  
     -   Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini

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Female BAMFs Throughout History

Ok but can we have all of their names? The Pink gang of women is called the Gulabi Gang btw

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Catherine ‘Toto’ Koopman
Photographe by George Hoyningen-Huenen. Dress by August Bernard (1933)

Catherine ‘Toto’ Koopman

Photographe by George Hoyningen-Huenen. Dress by August Bernard (1933)