"In America- we like our poor to be embarrassed- because we are embarrassed by them. They are a reminder that the American Dream is really a pyramid with most people at the bottom making it grand for the lucky few at the top." – commenter on Metafilter thread about #occupywallstreet http://www.metafilter.com/107942/We-are-the-99-percent
For a while now Reebok has been selling its dumb fake "EasyTone" shoes that allegedly tone your butt (ladies)- using magic. If you believed that Reebok EasyTone shoes would tone your butt- you are dumb.
Only 30 in the trial group. But promising first stage in human trials.
Spanish researchers have completed the first human trial of a new vaccine against HIV. It has been successful in 90% of the HIV-free volunteers during phase I testing.
"[L]ittle girls take their cues about what is desirable by looking at how boys and men respond to older girls and women. The father who lavishes adoration on "Daddy's little princess" but ogles high-school cheerleaders is sending his daughter a clear message. The message is that the princess phase won't last much longer- and if you want to grasp and hold adult male attention- you need to be sexy." http://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/men-and-the-sexualization-of-young-girls/
Encouraging princess culture–however innocently–contributes to the sexualization of girls. Men can be part of the solution to the "princess problem."
95% drop in profits year-over-year. Damn.
Virtual goods sales fell for the first time in Zynga's company history during the June quarter- the company revealed- along with a 95 percent profit drop and a decline in daily active users.
Melissa Harris-Perry: "I believe much of that decline can be attributed to their disappointment that choosing a black man for president did not prove to be salvific for them or the nation. His record is- at the very least- comparable to that of President Clinton- who was enthusiastically re-elected. The 2012 election is a test of whether Obama will be held to standards never before imposed on an incumbent. If he is- it may be possible to read that result as the triumph of a more subtle form of racism."
13 billion pageviews per month.
For Tumblr- a popular micro-blogging site- more financing has followed its increased popularity.