Traditional gender roles have been shifting over the past few decades and that s probably for the best.Not just because society s expectations for a binary gender system are outdated, but because it might be bad for you.At least, that s according to a new study to be presented by University of Connecticut sociologists at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association ASA on Sunday.Conversely, the study also suggests that if women are the sole breadwinners in this situation, the effect is the opposite, as their well beings improved.While the paper hasn t been published yet in a peer-reviewed journal, it does pose some interesting ideas based on survey data collected between 1997 to 2011 from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.Researchers, led by Christin Munsch, an assistant professor of sociology at UConn, recorded data on the same group of married men and women over this time period.
In what might be the weirdest Olympics tie-in since suggesting that Olympians eat McDonald s, the US Pentathlon Team for the 2016 Rio Olympics has teamed up with The Expendables star Dolph Lundgren in, well, I simply can t do it justice.To answer the second question the only one that can be truly answered, really , the Modern Pentathlon has athletes compete in five distinct trials: fencing, swimming, horse riding, running, and shooting.While based on a traditional competition from the Olympics in Greece, it was created by the founder of the modern Olympic Games to simulate the experience of a 19th-century cavalry soldier fighting his way through enemy lines.In short, they re basically Rambos.This year s team consists of US Army sergeant Nathan Schrimsher, who s competing in the men s individual final Saturday, and sisters Margaux and Isabella Isaksen, who ve already finished.You might recognise the Isaksen sisters as the ones running in fear from the hungry jowls of Rocky IV s Drago in the fake Wheaties-style commercial.
On Saturday, controversial Silicon Valley personality Shanley Kane went on a now partially-deleted tweet rant about the word daddy.she wrote in a now deleted tweet.It s a highly sexualized way of identifying a male authority figure, and there have been countless essays and think pieces written about the internet s relationship with the word daddy.Go through the comments and replies of any marginally famous man s social media and you ll find countless teens and probably adults too writing daddy, choke me daddy, and other similar sentiments.In June, I penned an essay about the word for New York magazine s short-lived men s blog, Beta Male, where I sum up how the meaning of the word has evolved:What daddy signifies in the 2010s is forever morphing and expanding, from parenthood to a way to express sexual deviance to sex work to gay slang to meme.
Traditional gender roles have been shifting over the past few decades and that s probably for the best.Not just because society s expectations for a binary gender system are outdated, but because it might be bad for you.At least, that s according to a new study to be presented by University of Connecticut sociologists at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association ASA on Sunday.Conversely, the study also suggests that if women are the sole breadwinners in this situation, the effect is the opposite, as their well beings improved.While the paper hasn t been published yet in a peer-reviewed journal, it does pose some interesting ideas based on survey data collected between 1997 to 2011 from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.Researchers, led by Christin Munsch, an assistant professor of sociology at UConn, recorded data on the same group of married men and women over this time period.
The rightwing writer and internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos has apologised for mismanaging a privilege grant college scholarship fund for white men.Yiannopoulos admitted on Friday he had missed a deadline to turn donations into bursaries but denied speculation he had spent the cash.We did pass our deadline I m sorry to say ... as a result of over-eagerness and just being completely overwhelmed by the volume of interest in it and the various things on my plate, he said in an audio show posted on YouTube.I have been, as many of you know, overtaken and overwhelmed and overburdened by my own success.He said donations were still in his bank account and would be spent, as originally promised, exclusively on white men to balance scholarships for women and ethnic minorities.He also promised to register the fund as a legal charity.
North Koreans can now get Manbang to brighten up their eveningsNorth Korea has it s very own Netflix-style on-demand service via a new IPTV set top box called… erm… Manbang.Manbang actually means everywhere or every direction in the native tongue, according to NK News, reporting on the story.Anyway, the Manbang is coming hard at users with a host of documentaries about the Supreme Leader and his band of merry men, as well as giving North Koreans the opportunity to learn Russian and English via their TV sets.If a viewer wants to watch, for instance, an animal movie and sends a request to the equipment, it will show the relevant video to the viewer…this is two-way communications, said Kim Jong Min who is leading the project.It s more IPTV than VOD like Netflix, but it s certainly the closest North Korea has.
Many of today s fashion applications are targeted toward women, but a new app from Looklive wants to help men look great, too, without needing to be a fashion expert.Instead, the company – which is now also available as an iOS application – lets men shop the looks from their favorite celebrities and other style influencers.They can then buy exactly what those celebs wearing or something similar, but more affordable.If that concept sounds familiar, that s because the recently revamped app Craves is doing the same thing, but for both women and men.It also uses a visual search technology to find items like the ones in photos you snap and upload.Looklive, however, focuses only on men s fashion and celeb style to drive purchases, along with its content channels.
It tries to do what the original Deus Ex did so splendidly by offering a vision of freedom to the player, letting them shape the game into whatever they most want to play.Over the past decade, through global recession and the increasing cost of creating videogames that make use of the most advanced hardware, mass market games have become the purview of increasingly fewer and fewer publishers and developers.They re violent, they re straightforward, and they try to appeal to the broadest demographics possible, which is often a convenient code for catering to young, white men.It s not clear how much longer those attitudes are going to remain tenable.The availability and sheer volume of online discourse has made discussions around the political meanings of game stories and mechanics more visible and more heated, while the rise of independent games has illustrated what many of us have been saying all along: that games are and always have been a potent, but largely untapped, medium for nuanced expression.Look at the marketing materials: Set in a future where mechanical augmentations like bionic limbs and brain interfaces have stratified humanity, the marketing for the new Deus Ex has taken the form of mockumentary footage and fake news reports that detail protests, oppression, and the slogans of a fictional grassroots movement.
Here are some of the reasons whyImage: Independence Day: Resurgence, FoxMoney doesn t fix everythingThis was the summer where movies with large budgets couldn t hide the faults of the script.The original Independence Day was kind of that magical point where most of us knew it wasn t a good movie, but we were sold on it based on the promise of seeing a bunch of famous landmarks explode.Announcing a release date before a movie s been developed is a tactic that is finally catching up to studios—it makes news if they move them and always looks like the film is faltering.
It was hardly a walkover, but SmartWool marched past the competition to take the title of your favorite everyday men s sock.SmartWool, Men s PhD Cycle Ultra Light Mini Socks.Because Merino wool wicks moisture from the skin, holds its shape better, dries out faster, it doesn t retain shtank anywhere near as much as cotton or synthetics, and it wears like iron.You can actually wear them all day, take them off and air them out for a couple of hours, and then put them back on again and keep going.SmartWool PhDs have the added bonus of having no detectable seams.They cost $15, but I rather pay $45 for three pairs of these than $15 for 5 pairs of anything else.
American Horror Story has been simultaneously delighting and terrifying its audience for five seasons now, but at present, the series is offering enigmatic anticipation.In the lead-up to season 6, FX has been toying with fans by releasing teasers and posters that are not actually related to the upcoming installment s theme.With two more promos released today, the mystery continues.While the former shows off elements from American Horror Story installments past, the latter introduces a group of creepy straw men who look as if they may be being herded by a young girl carrying a scythe.Both videos are creepy of course, but neither confirms the season 6 theme once and for all.The network is enjoying the tease, and fans seem to be, too, based on their comments online.
According to the University of California Berkeley s Christina Maslach and Susan E. Jackson, both authorities on the subject, workers who are burnt out feel unhappy about themselves and dissatisfied with their accomplishments on the job.Burnout can happen to anyone, even those who enjoy their jobs and their careers.Here are four scientifically proven ways you can avoid burnout and recharge.Become More Selfish and Focus on the Work You Care AboutIn 1943, the American psychologist Abraham Maslow explained an individual can only be happy if they are able to express themselves and achieve their potential.He called this self-actualization and cautioned that the story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
It s Aug. 10, and Luke Schoenfelder and Thomas Meyerhoffer are in a three-unit apartment building on Manhattan s East 33rd Street awaiting a flood of deliveries.No one worries about retrieving the packages from the lobby: The point is to make sure all the delivery guys can operate the front door s digital lock.This is the first public demonstration by Latch, the smart-lock company the men started three years ago.Before they place each order, they use the Latch app to generate a seven-digit code granting temporary access to the front door.Latch, whose hardware can open a door with a numeric code, a phone s Bluetooth connection, or a traditional metal key, is targeting city landlords whose concerns about building access are more complex than they used to be.The company s pitch is based on a couple of Silicon Valley s favorite things: design and data.The design falls to Meyerhoffer, a star at Apple in the 1990s who went on to make experimental surfboards and commemorative glasses for Coca-Cola.The plain zinc surface sports a circular black plastic touchscreen across the top—designed to resemble an unblinking eye, according to Meyerhoffer.
US cable TV giant A E Networks will launch its first free-to-air television channel in the UK next month — but admitted it is behind rivals who have "rushed" to market with similarBlaze debuts on Freeview on September 20 and will showcase the best of A E Networks content, including hit US series "Pawn Stars," "Mountain Men," and "American Restoration."
Augmenix, Inc., a privately held company developing minimally invasive hydrogel products to improve outcomes following cancer radiotherapy, was also ranked in the top 16% of the health sector and in the top 10% for Metro Boston-based companies.The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy s most dynamic segment- its independent small businesses.The outstanding sales results are due to our break-through technology that improves radiotherapy outcomes coupled with world-class service.The Augmenix rapid growth stems from the April 2015 FDA Clearance of its lead product, SpaceOAR System, and continued growth is expected as the company expands its sales force and product offerings.The company will be moving into a new facility in 2017 to accommodate further growth in personnel, production and R SpaceOAR System is an innovative technology that reduces rectal complications in men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer.Through a percutaneous injection, SpaceOAR hydrogel physically separates the prostate from the rectum during radiotherapy.
Get your root beer rags ready, because Colorado College has put together an event that Joelheads around the country have been clamoring for.Here are six lectures we wish were on the bill: Pianos and Men : On Manhood and Pianohood in Post-War America You May Be Right : Billy Joel s Influence Upon and Lyrical Reflection of the Reagan Revolution of the 80s Oyster Bae : The Hyper-Sexualization of Billy Joel s Long Island Roots Only the Good Die Jung : Billy Joel s Rejection of Analytic Psychology
Here s two grown men attempting to throw a piece of plastic at each other every possible way except the right way.How do you go through life this long and not know how to throw a frisbee?Have you never seen someone throw a frisbee, if not in real life than at least in a TV show or movie?Perhaps in a commercial for frisbees?Why do you even own something you clearly have no idea what to do with?Worse yet, they re at a public beach surrounded by people—so many people!—one of whom, statistically, must know what to do in this situation.
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With women in tech events starting up all over the world, there s never been a better time to address the lack of gender diversity in tech, but throughout the coding workshops, women in tech breakfasts and HR discussions I ve attended, I ve found that one ingredient key has been missing: engaged men.At Rails Girls we aim to provide a space in which all self-identifying women feel welcome to attend our free workshops, develop new skills, and discover the fun in coding, regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity or beliefs.At our last Rails Girls event we had a mum in her 50s from Latin America, who may well have faced discrimination if entering a tech workplace, but had come with an incredible enthusiasm to learn to code.I ve always been able to speak my mind in a workplace and I think that s helped a great deal in not feeling discriminated against whilst working as a female developer.However this isn t always the case and women-only, or at least women-focused, events go a huge way in supporting the women who might shy away from attending a less welcoming and supportive event - women which the tech sector hugely needs.Amongst the women in tech events I ve attended, including our own Rails Girls events, there s been a distinct lack of men.
BMW battered with giant sausage, says police reportGerman police were called to an outbreak of sausage-related violence this week, after a man used a mega wurst to inflict serious damage on a BMW.According to a police report, a parking dispute between two men in the town of Neubrandenburg Oststadt quickly descended into threats and insults, then a shoving match.Things spiralled further out of control when one of the Neubrandenburgers hurled a 30cm long sausage at his rival s BMW, causing what police described as a 1cm wide dent on the rear right door.Both men, aged 49 and 47, now face charges of verbal abuse, while the 49-year-old may face charges of property damage.Curiously, the type of sausage was not detailed, which seems a massive omission in a country where sausages invoke feelings of immense regional pride – from floppier varieties such as liverwurst and frankfurters, to salami-like pre-cooked types like Mettwurst, Holsteiners or Kochwurst, some of which can reach monstrous proportions.
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