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Happy 80th birthday, Leonard Cohen! The beloved songwriter on the key to the creative life

Houdini escaping his collar.

My favorite dog. #houdini



Science Needs Women: 
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

…for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

…for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

Science needs women.



Jason and I have been making it our personal mission to find the best burger in Raleigh. We’ve been to enough places now that there are some clear winners among the Triangle Burger scene. Here are our favorites in selected categories. I’ll update if one of these gets dethroned. All burgers were…

Julie - Char-grill isn’t on the list?! I think the hillsboro st. location is the best. Great list!


The world has lost a tremendously funny and talented human. Today is a sad day. RIP Robin Williams.

(via thetaoofdana)

He brought so much joy. He will be missed.

(via fastcompany)

Heading in to a farm-to-table dinner at A-basin. Amazing food and view!


The great Nelson Mandela would’ve been 96 today – celebrate with some timeless wisdom from his inauguration address and autobiography