Tool for development

Nepalese woman and her child, drinking from my sister's water bottle. Source: Grace Farson Photography

It is impossible to realize our goals while discriminating against half the human race. As study after study has taught us, there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.

— Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, 2006, quoted in Half the Sky, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Monday Snax

NERDZ. Bahaha. This makes me laugh a lot.
Cute brothers. Having Win here for the day was the best.

Win came for the weekend to scope out Charlottesville and we had such a good time with him! I have the best bro-in-law ever. We’re really, really crossing our fingers that he’ll come here, but we will support him regardless of his decision. Even though Charlottesville will get the sadies real bad if he doesn’t move here…

Snax with homebrew from the Pratt brother master brewers:

Even Kate Middleton’s Bridesmaid Has Had Enough. I feel ya, kid who looks almost exactly like I did at 4. I was not an attractive baby. (NY Mag)

Netflix Instant for Every Situation. Have totally watched all of the BBC period dramas on Netflix instant. Will not lie. (The Hairpin)

Nontraditional mother. Will never get old. (The Bluth Company)

And that’s why you… A Craigslist post in line of the Bluth family lore. This is awful. Are there really parents out there like this? (You Suck at Craigslist)

Can We Have Some Spare Blank Pages on the Web Site? OMG. I love that there are still so many humans who have no idea what the Internet is. (Clients from Hell)

Iceland, Part 3: From Above. Is this for real!? Is this a town for ants?? Tilt-shift makes everything look so tiny and magical and dollhouse-y. (Krisatomic)

The Advantages of Writing in Bed. Proust did it. Maybe I should try. (The Guardian Book Blog)

In Which I Pretend That We’re the Oldest and Dearest Friends. It’s like a movie review of You’ve Got Mail that’s a decade too late, but on the other hand, it’s an interesting and thought-provoking reflection on the voyeurism and psychological effect of a culture of online living. (This Recording)

What’s Your Secret, Deborah? Apparently, Deborah is the top name for female CEOs. Why? My guess is that these girls heard about the story of Deborah in the Bible, the only mentioned female judge of Israel, and felt empowered to divide and conquer because of their ancient namesake. (The Hairpin)

Where Your Money Is… A small but powerful reminder from my friend Lauren. (See the Cities)

The Tub. So precious. (Emily Corey Photography)

Portraits of Intriguing People. Indeed! I’d like to read a story about all of these people. (Modish)