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First off, jumping rope is a wonderful full body warm-up. Jumping rope works many muscles in your body. Jumping a rope requires contraction of one’s fast-twitch muscle fibers, which are the fibers used to complete explosive, quick movements. 445 more words

Do E-Readers Threaten Learning in the Humanities? - In One Word - NO

Naomi S. Baron in a post at the Chronicle of Higher Education argues that e-reading is the single greatest threat to the humanities.  Well, maybe not the biggest threat, but enough of a menace for Baron to publish a soon to be released book from Oxford University Press extolling the dangers posed by e-readers entitled  475 more words

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The Shifting Cultures of Multiracial Boyle Heights

In a critical scene from the 1997 neo-noir “L.A. Confidential,” the ambitious and overzealous Detective Ed Exley (Guy Pierce) escorts rape survivor Inez Soto (Marisol Padilla Sanchez) through the tumult of press coverage upon her discharge from the hospital. 2,130 more words


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Ryan Reft at Tropics of Meta has another blog post on the multiracial history of Los Angeles. In this article, Reft examines the development of Boyle Heights. Boyle Heights is bordered on the north the USC Health Scienes Campus, east of the Los Angeles River and north of I-5. It is one of the older neighborhoods of Los Angeles and has a unique history. Due to restrictive covenants, Jews were prohibited from buying homes in much of Los Angeles and settled into the multiracial enclave of Boyle Heights with African and Japanese Americans. Overtime, Boyle Heights morphed into a predominately Latino community. Reft traces the history of this neighborhood and explains how its past has helped bring Los Angeles' Jewish and Mexican American communities closer together.

Disordered Emotions

By Åsa Jansson


As a historian of the emotions, I am intrigued by the idea – so prevalent in the late-modern world – that our emotions can be a source and site of pathology, of illness; that there is a point at which our sadness, ennui and melancholy morph into clinical depression. 2,236 more words


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Åsa Jansson at Remedia has written an article asking at what point in history did the "idea that profound and debilitating suffering constitutes psychiatric illness" morph into "medico-scientific knowledge." Jansson is a historian of emotions and she approaches mental illness from a different perspective than most medical historians. It is a fascinating post and worth reading.

Obsessing More Than.. As Well Faced’s New Melted Lipsticks (VIDEO) by Chic Decorations

Obsessing Over.. Too Faced’s New Melted Lipsticks (VIDEO)
Tue, 22 Jul 2014
By Huda Heidi Kattan

I LOOOOVE Too Faced’s Melted Lip Lacquers! 40 more words

Linkage: Villas with Italian Alpine Views; Beautiful Rest Stops; More!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, by Lily di Costanzo

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· CaSA renovates Rocha Apartment with tiles. · Mapping one year of graffiti reports across Seattle. 18 more words