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How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom, motel etc. with a mirror or a 2-way glass?Here’s how: I thought it was quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds you’re going to do what I did and find the nearest mirror.Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed this on…
.When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can’t see them)? There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms . It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by looking at it.So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?TWO WAY GLASS IMAGE MIRROR IMAGEJust conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE! IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!“No Space, Leave the Place” So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the “fingernail test.” It doesn’t cost you anything.REMEMBER. No Space, Leave the Place:Ladies: Share this with your girlfriends, sisters, daughters, etc.Men: Share this with your wives, daughters, daughters-in-law, mothers, girlfriends and/or friends.

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How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom, motel etc. with a mirror or a 2-way glass?

Here’s how: I thought it was quite interesting! And I know in about 30 seconds you’re going to do what I did and find the nearest mirror.

Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed this on
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When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e., they can see you, but you can’t see them)? There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms . It is very difficult to positively identify the surface by looking at it.

So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?



TWO WAY GLASS IMAGE MIRROR IMAGE

Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE! IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!

“No Space, Leave the Place” So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the “fingernail test.” It doesn’t cost you anything.

REMEMBER. No Space, Leave the Place:

Ladies: Share this with your girlfriends, sisters, daughters, etc.

Men: Share this with your wives, daughters, daughters-in-law, mothers, girlfriends and/or friends.

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The Exodusters


Many people know about the Great Migration and are aware that thousands of Blacks fled from the South for Northern cities such as Chicago and Harlem in the early 1900s. However, this was not the only voluntary mass Black migration in American history.

The end of the Civil War marked a turning point in U.S. history. It signaled the beginning of a new era that, among other things, promised freedom to African slaves held in bondage, or at least those held within the confederate states. The post-war Reconstruction, initiated to help bring the confederate states back into the Union and smooth the transition to a non-slave society, lasted from 1865 to 1877. During this time, ex-slaves experienced a level of liberty and equality unlike any before. The passage of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments abolished slavery, granted citizenship, and guaranteed every male citizen the right to vote. These newly granted rights were supported by organizations such as the Freedmen’s Bureau. Its programs covered a wide variety of services: provision of emergency food, housing & medical aid; initiation and support for educational activities; an intermediary in setting up work opportunities and supervising labor contracts; and finally, acting as a legal recourse for equality for ex-slaves.

When Reconstruction ended in 1877, the support system and protections enjoyed by the freed slaves were terminated. In fact, the end of Reconstruction meant a return to pre-Civil War society and all the unjust prejudicial practices. The reality was that white southerners resented the removal of those institutions that had kept slaves subjugated and subordinate to white society. As early as 1865, hostile white southerners introduced black codes, effectively controlling the ex-slave population by limiting and inhibiting their newfound freedoms. Mainstream society and organizations like the Ku Klux Klan enforced these codes, practiced social and economic discrimination, and used terror tactics to keep ex-slaves from attaining equality. In the end, the plight of the freedpeople, in many cases, was no better than it had been during slavery.

Frustrated and demoralized by their ever-worsening situation, freedpeople began to look for a way out of their desolate situation. All around them were tales of the opportunities of the West, including stories of the exploits of black cowboys who seemed to have obtained some measure of freedom, equality, and prosperity. Benjamin Pap Singleton, an ex-slave cabinetmaker and carpenter, and others encouraged freedmen and freedwomen to take advantage of laws like the Homestead Act of 1862. This Act encouraged settlement on the Great Plains by offering grants of 160 acres of public land to people who would live on and farm the land for five years. The ex-slaves believed that only by migrating out of the South would freedpeople be able to live in peace, control their own destiny, and attain true freedom. Singleton began his migration crusade in 1868 and brought the first migrants to Kansas in 1869. He had minor success with black migration until 1876 when [mass exodus overwhelmed his efforts].

Between 1878 and 1880, approximately 15,000–20,000 [some sources estimate as many as 50,000.. and thousands more had been turned back by whites patrolling the rivers and roads, afraid to lose their cheap source of labor] freed people made the journey from Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas to settle in Kansas. These immigrants became known as Exodusters because their migration resembled the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, as documented in the Hebrew bible.

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A great book about this moment in history is Nell Irvin Painter’s Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction.

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Here’s everything women could buy without the wage gap

By now, you’ve probably heard depressing statistics like this one: For every dollar a man earns, a woman makes 77 cents. You might even be sick of hearing it. But here’s another way of thinking about it: If you add all those pennies up, the gender gap will cost the average American woman more than $400,000 over the course of her professional life.
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Even the useful 77 cents-to-the-dollar statistic is partially misleading because it looks at the median earnings of all full-time employed women against the earnings of full-time employed white men, leaving race and ethnicity out of the equation. Here’s the granular breakdown. White men in the United States make:
47% more than Hispanic and Latina women
40% more than American-Indian and Alaskan Native women
36% more than African-American women
34% more than Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women
21% more than white women and
13% more than Asian women.
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Here’s everything women could buy without the wage gap

By now, you’ve probably heard depressing statistics like this one: For every dollar a man earns, a woman makes 77 cents. You might even be sick of hearing it. But here’s another way of thinking about it: If you add all those pennies up, the gender gap will cost the average American woman more than $400,000 over the course of her professional life.

Even the useful 77 cents-to-the-dollar statistic is partially misleading because it looks at the median earnings of all full-time employed women against the earnings of full-time employed white men, leaving race and ethnicity out of the equation. Here’s the granular breakdown. White men in the United States make:

  • 47% more than Hispanic and Latina women
  • 40% more than American-Indian and Alaskan Native women
  • 36% more than African-American women
  • 34% more than Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women
  • 21% more than white women and
  • 13% more than Asian women.

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fenwayhealth:

Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Most people who are sexually active will contract HPV in their lifetime. 

Learn more about HPV risk, screening, and treatment in this brochure.

You can read/download a PDF of our HPV handbook on Scribd. 

Get yourself tested and vaccinated at any Planned Parenthood health center. Find a location near you here.

Bre, Masakhane Program Development Intern

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Afghan women defy the Taliban and vote

"The people out there are scared as hell of the Taliban," a U.S. Army officer who recently returned from Afghanistan told the Daily Beast. And given the 39 suicide bombings, countless threats of death and mutilation and the murder of an Afghan provincial council candidate just before the elections, they have legitimate reason to be so. 

However, the imminent danger from the Taliban did not stop the people of Afghanistan from heading to polling stations on Saturday to elect President Hamid Karzai’s successor. It’s the country’s third presidential election since the U.S. led invasion in 2001, and its first time transferring power from one elected leader to another.

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A collection of african presence in graeco-roman art from the National Archaeological Museum of Athens:

  1. A nuptial lebes with the preparation of a bride, by the Athens’ painter, Attica, (430-420 B.C)
  2. Bust of a young lady with an elaborate coiffure that dates back to Emperor Trajan’s era (1st-2nd century A.D), found in Attica Greece.
  3. A young Ethiopian groom tending a frightened horse (4rth century B.C): This relief was thought to be part of a funerary monument belonging to a man of the military. According to a different opinion, though, this might be a classicizing tribute to Mithridates, king of Pontos from the 1st century B.C. During the late hellenistic and early roman era a number of african horses were imported for races. It is logical that the horses would come with their grooms and trainers as well.
  4. A votive offering of a child holding a puppy, found in Epidaurus. Probably a depiction of the god Asclepius as an infant. (350 B.C)
  5. Head-shaped aryballoi (ca 6th century B.C): These very cute perfume containers are actually encountered quite frequently. At some point in hellenistic Greece it was a custom to gift guests of a συμπόσιον (a feast) with perfume, oil, a portion of leftovers and other gifts. Though these artifacts date a lot earlier, it’s not hard to imagine them as little charming gifts. Perhaps they depict popular characters or local celebrities, since other containers depict Hercules(a favourite), Dionysus, and other “beauties”-perhaps popular courtesans.

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This is an amazing site for calming down after a panic attack or to get your mind off of anxieties, basically you just make sand art with your mouse. Highly recommend

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This is called a Shooter’s Sandwich and were usually made by British Aristocrats to cater Fox Hunting parties.  

Here’s a step by step on how to make one.

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masakhane:

pplm:

fenwayhealth:

Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Most people who are sexually active will contract HPV in their lifetime. 

Learn more about HPV risk, screening, and treatment in this brochure.

You can read/download a PDF of our HPV handbook on Scribd. 

Get yourself tested and vaccinated at any Planned Parenthood health center. Find a location near you here.

Bre, Masakhane Program Development Intern

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