People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

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Could you imagine hiring a dog walker off Craigslist and the whole time you’re like, “Yeah, my dog’s name is Bucky and he’s a 7 year old lab who really likes frisbee and other dogs.”

You try to negotiate a price and to your shock the dog walker tells you he is offering his service for free. You tell your partner you’re not sure about that and it sounds kind of weird that someone would walk dogs without expecting any payment in return but you decide to give it a shot because life in New York is a lot more expensive than you imagined it would be when you first drove the U-Haul from Toledo so anything that goes easy on your wallet is at least worth a conversation with the guy.

He tells you he can come by Saturday at 1:00, you give him your address and hope he’s not a serial killer.

At 12:50 your buzzer rings and you think, “At least he’s early. That’s nice, I guess.” You open the door and fucking Harry Potter is standing there, casual as anything, with 4 bags of poop hanging from his wrist and a fanny pack full of treats just like, “Hi, I’m Dan and I’m here to take Bucky for his walk.”

(Source: zonanort)

Australian English - a Handy Guide, part 1

  • Pissed:

    either angry or drunk. Sometimes both.

  • Piss easy:

    extremely easy.

  • Pissed off:

    either in the context of being angry, or having left a place.

  • Piss Up:

    an event containing alcohol.

  • Pissing down:

    Raining heavily.

  • Pissed on:

    usually used to describe being rained on.

  • Piss around:

    dawdle or delay; procrastinate.

  • Pissing contest:

    attempting to prove one's abilities are better than someone else's, for no discernible gain.

  • Piss faced (see also 'shitfaced'):


  • Pissy:

    either angry, or something very small.

  • Piss-poor/piss-weak:

    weak or disappointing.

  • Piss head:

    Alcoholic individual.

  • As an example:

    George and some other piss head got into a pissing contest, where George put in a piss poor effort and got pissed off because it started pissing down. He'd figured it would be piss easy to win, so he was pissy and spent the rest of the afternoon pissing around before deciding to piss off and avoid getting pissed on any further by the rain.

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