Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess

Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess by Kady Ruth Ashcraft (Jezebel)

The conversation around Marie Kondo and her embrace of mess reveals just how touchy a subject domestic labor is.

Conversations about domestic labor—cleaning, child rearing, cooking—carry a lot of emotional baggage and inherently have a racial dimension. In an online sphere dominated by the voices of lily-white momfluencers, it only makes sense that women of color—who, according to the Economic Policy Institute, make up a disproportionate share of domestic workers—would be uninterested in, or…

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Claudine Gay to be Harvard’s 1st Black president, 2nd woman | AP News

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University announced Thursday that Claudine Gay will become its 30th president, making her the first Black person and the second woman to lead the Ivy League school.Gay, who is currently a dean at the university and a democracy scholar, will become president July 1. She replaces Lawrence Bacow, who is stepping…

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Eczema itch relief – a rollerball to scratch the skin without hurting it – CNA Lifestyle

Her bad encounter with two severe eczema flare-ups left such an indelible memory that when the time came for her final-year thesis at the National University of Singapore (NUS), she decided to design a product to solve the itch. Koh Bei Ning, 23, a graduate of Industrial Design at NUS, created a Rollerball Itch Relief…

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Wei Ho Is Drawn to Algebra, Geometry and the Human Side of Math | Quanta Magazine

Like many people who would go on to become mathematicians, Wei Ho grew up competing in math contests. In eighth grade, she won the Mathcounts state competition in Wisconsin, and her team took third place at nationals.Unlike many future mathematicians, she wasn’t sure she ever wanted to become one.“I wanted to do everything, all the…

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The Women Deans of Howard University | Howard Magazine

“When I became president in 2014, there was only one fully-appointed woman dean,” says President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, MBA. “I was determined to change that.”Howard gave Black women a chance to lead as deans at a time when other universities did not. Lucy Diggs Slowe was Howard’s very first, named Dean of…

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Bilingual in sarcasm y solidaridad – Scalawag

“We needed a space for Latinos, Black folk, Native folk, Asian people—anybody—to exist and not just be traumatized groups that get exploited,” Arreguin explained.When the pandemic hit, the founders paused the podcast to deal with job furloughs, mental health, and advocacy work in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. But in early summer of 2021,…

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Newest Michigan Supreme Court member is a young Black mom. How it’s historic | The Detroit News

The Democratic governor said Bolden, a Southfield Democrat who’s 34 years old and a new mom, will bring a unique perspective that has been left out of the court’s decision-making for too long. But some Republicans criticized the appointee for having inadequate legal experience for Michigan’s highest court.At one moment during Tuesday’s event, Bolden addressed…

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Everything I Never Dreamed | Book by Ruth M. Glenn | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

The raw, uplifting, and unforgettable memoir from the CEO and president of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence chronicling her personal battle against abuse, violence, and even a murder attempt.Ruth M. Glenn wasn’t surprised the first time her husband beat her. She was hurt and disappointed but after a childhood in a broken and violent…

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Brittney Griner’s wife details call from Russian prison – YouTube

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Pwpzbh_8c&ab_channel=CBSMornings[/embed] Brittney Griner’s appeal of her nine-year prison sentence in Russia has been scheduled for October 25. “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King sits down exclusively with her wife, Cherelle Griner, for her first interview since Brittney Griner’s sentencing. Cherelle shares what happened on a phone call with Brittney from Russia that left her crying in…

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