Today's moment of autumn

Oct. 16th, 2017 06:30 pm
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This is from last week, late in one of those warm days when the asters were still out. And the bees. So many people soaking up the sun and availing themselves of the October flowers.

Gotta admit we've watched this a few times since then as a break of sorts. It's very chill.

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Posted by Arturo Garcia

Volunteer veterans, journalists, and others claim that FEMA is providing "meals" that are little more than unhealthy snacks to hurricane victims, but a FEMA spokesperson says images circulating online misrepresent what the agency is doing to help Puerto Ricans.
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Woman with one arm has a hilarious Tinder profile and an even better Halloween costume.

Lauren might look a little familiar from back when we ran a viral piece on her equally impressive, extremely right-swipeable Tinder profile (see here). Well, one of our favorite Twitter personalities of 2017 is back at it again with an awesome Halloween costume. This girl brings the razor sharp wit, the culturally relevant and comedic Tweets, and she pulls it off with an unmistakable flair. Eager to see what she pulls off next! 

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Tagged: tinder , awesome , win , dating
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People share the giveaways that reveal someone's lack of sexual experience.

Surprisingly enough the fairer sex doesn't much enjoy hearing about how much their boobs feel like "bags of sand", nor the historically sensuous sex crusade someone ---- anyone ---- has undertaken. Consider this list a helpful guide for what not to drop in a conversation, unless you feel like playing the part of an ignorant overgrown child that feels the need to overcompensate for 'lack of experience' with bloated, potentially fabricated sentiments.

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The State Museum's "Brainfood for the Curious" series of short lunchtime talks starts a new season this Tuesday, October 17.

A museum historian or scientist gives a 20-minute talk in the museum's Huxley Theater and then answers questions. The talks cover all sorts of topics, from history to fashion to geology to archaeology to biology. Each event starts at 12:10 pm. They're free.

Here's the schedule for the new season...

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15 minutes free

Oct. 16th, 2017 04:56 pm
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The bike share launched by CDTA this year appears to be off to a promising start, but one of the difficult issue for the program -- and other bike shares around the country -- is how to provide access to people for whom the cost might be a barrier (CDTA has said it's thinking about this issue). The solution in Pittsburgh: free 15-minute bike share rides for anyone with that transit org's smart fare card, which are like the Navigator cards here. [Fast Company via @omarjpeters]
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50 weird and unsettling science facts that'll make your head spin in confusion.

These kinds of fact-packed, allegedly scientifically-sound lists never fail to trigger waves of anxiety. The sentiment, 'ignorance is bliss' comes to mind right off the bat. Just goes to show we live in a world of sheer unpredictability, and that wildly unexpected, life-changing moments of pure chaos can envelop your life at the drop of a damn hat. 

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The Faculty // Future plans

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:51 pm
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Title: Future plans
Round #63 = fear
Fandom: The Faculty // Casey Connor, Zeke Tyler
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: of course, I don't own The Faculty, nor the characters

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Posted by Alex Kasprak

While a discovery from 2016 did reveal the presence of a small asteroid trapped in Earth’s orbit, this object cannot be classified as a moon.

The problem

Oct. 16th, 2017 08:16 pm
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Sexual violence against women and girls is endemic. There's an absolute mountain of evidence that this is the case, from the experiences of my friends to any number of posts on social media to rigorous studies. A big part of the reason I decided to identify as a feminist is because women are routinely denied bodily autonomy and feminism seems to be the only political movement that cares about this.

links and personal observations about sexual violence against women )

I absolutely believe everybody else's experiences, people I know and strangers writing brave, brave columns and blog posts. I am just a total outlier, and I really shouldn't be. So I'm signal boosting others' accounts, because I know that I needed to be made aware of the scale of the problem, and perhaps some other people reading this could also use the information.
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Posted by Dan Evon

An image purportedly showing a woman who was pierced by a urine icicle originated on a 1990s-era British television show.

Three new murals for downtown Albany

Oct. 16th, 2017 01:22 pm
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Something you might notice this week: Three new murals are going up in downtown Albany.

Two of the murals are in the Green Street drive-through section of the Green-Hudson parking garage, and the other is on the side of a wall along Water Street and I-787 by the Riverfront parking garage.

The work is part of the Capital Walls project -- a collaboration among the Albany Center Gallery, curator Tony Iadicicco, and the Albany Barn. And it's being funded by the Albany Parking Authority as part of its ongoing effort to make its garages feel more welcoming. (See also: The two large murals on the Quackenbush garage.)

"The goal is to inspire and create community and sense of place," said Iadicicco of the murals.

The works should be finished within the next two weeks. Here's a quick in-progress look at each one...

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