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What is a microaggression? 14 things people think are fine to say at work - but are actually racist, sexist, or offensive

Think before you speak. That's the best way to avoid a microaggression. Francisco Osorio/Flickr Two managers at Salesforce have publicly resigned within one month, citing racist microaggressions as a major reason. Research shows that most American workers have seen or experienced workplace discrimination. Some of this prejudice comes out in the form of microaggressions, or indirect expressions of racism, sexism, ageism, or ableism. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In...
Tags: Europe, Microsoft, US, Trends, Linkedin, United States, New York Times, Muslim, Salesforce, University Of California Berkeley, Times, Fast Company, ANN, Wake, Glassdoor, Textio


The 2 best smart light strips of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.Smart light strips bring illumination and color to dim spots, like under kitchen cabinets.They also work as night lights or as mood lights.Smart light strips can be controlled from your phone and by voice-activated assistants like Alexa.Light strips can transform the look of your home. With adhesive backing that enables them to stick virtually anywhere the only l...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Home, Home Depot, New York, Ge, Home Decor, Trends, Tech, Features, Buying Guide, Xiaomi, Smart Home, Philips, Philips Hue, Lighting


Autopsy: Death at Iowa State Caused by Alcohol, Hypothermia

Police in Ames say an autopsy shows the death last month of a 21-year-old woman outside an Iowa State University sorority house was caused by acute alcohol intoxication and hypothermia.
Tags: Ames, Iowa State, Iowa State University, Alcohol Hypothermia


The Artist Painting Baltimore’s Winter Salt Boxes

Juliet Ames couldn’t resist decorating her first salt box, back in December. Then she got permission from the city. “In the past two months, more than 100 of the decorated salt boxes have appeared around Baltimore, including more than 25 adorned by Ames herself. The boxes celebrate such iconic Baltimore figures as the filmmaker John Waters, the Natty Boh logo and the googly-eyed Mr. Trash Wheel.” – Baltimore Sun
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Ames, Visual, 02.18.21, Juliet Ames


"Ames was grilled about her 'ethnic background,' chastised by a colleague at a training session when she shared her grandparents’ experience during the Holocaust in Poland..."

"... and 'admonished' when she declined requests at superintendents meetings to take part in the comic book movie-inspired 'Wakanda Forever' salute to 'black power,' she charges in the legal filing.... At an implicit-bias workshop where superintendents were asked to tell their personal stories, [Karen] Ames talked about her grandparents’ loss of two children during the Holocaust — only to have colleague Rasheda Amon tell her, 'you better check yourself,' the lawsuit alleges. 'That is not about b...
Tags: Law, Careers, Poland, Bronx, DOE, Gestures, Ames, Department Of Education, Black Panthers, Feb, Wakanda, Amon, Manhattan Supreme Court, Richard Carranza, Race And Education, Ann Althouse


JONAS PRESCOTT & MARY LOKER

((This was first posted on 7Jul 2008. It's a nice story with probably alittle truth to it, but true or not it makes a good Valentine's Day story)).I mentioned in my previous post about John Prescott thatthere is a romantic (and probably romanticized) story abouthis son Jonas Prescott's courtship of Mary Loker. I've found itrecounted in several different books on Google Books, andwhile I'm not entirely sure it's true, it does make for anotherinteresting family tale.The story is that Jonas and Ma...
Tags: Google, Massachusetts, Valentine's Day, John, Genealogy, John Prescott, Jonas, Family History, Ames, Mary, Bill West, Groton, Loker, John Cutter West, Loker Mary, Prescott Jonas


The 5 best smart light bulbs of 2021

 Smart light bulbs give you more control over the lighting in your home, from colors to scheduling.Smart bulbs have become more affordable, while still being reliable and easy to use.Smart light bulbs are a relatively inexpensive introduction to the smart home, letting you control color temperature, scheduling, and more. The technology behind smart lighting has advanced in the last few years. A wider choice of affordable smart light bulbs has hit the market. The simplest options offer white ligh...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, New York, Bluetooth, Ge, US, Trends, Ikea, Philips, Philips Hue, Cnet, Zigbee, Alexa, Ames, Tom, Amazon Alexa


LIVE RESULTS: Polls close in Iowa's 4th Congressional District, where J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra vie for the seat following Rep. Steve King's primary loss

  Polls closed in Iowa at 9 p.m. CT, where Democrat J.D. Scholten will face Republican Randy Feenstra in the state's 4th Congressional District. This heavily Republican district is located in Northwestern Iowa and is home to Ames and Sioux City. Iowa's 4th Congressional District is currently represented by four-term Rep. Steve King, whom Feenstra defeated in the Republican primary election. See the live coverage and full results from all US House elections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, US, Trends, CT, Live, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Iowa, Hull City, Republican, Seattle, Donald Trump, Chamber of Commerce, King, Ames


10 New Movies to Make You Feel Better About Being Stuck at Home

We’re watching a lot of TV these days. Thanks to a perfect storm of disease, natural disaster, and political turmoil, most North Americans are cut off from simple pleasures like a Saturday night dinner and movie at a theater. In many places, it’s not even safe to have friends for drinks in your living room. And so, according to data from Comcast and online entertainment providers, people are now watching as much TV on the weekdays as they once only did on the weekends. Time spent on streaming se...
Tags: John Lewis, Hollywood, Parenting, Time, Billie, America, Ted, Netflix, Comcast, Aclu, Paris, Preston, Muslim, Nashville, Gotham City, Batman


New Leaf Updated Voting Thread for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

Apologies for messing up the first of these polls. I was rushed, and had too many interruptions. And not even @issybird had the power to fix it, so we're trying again... It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read in November, 2020. The theme is If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Massachusetts, US, Canada, Britain, Oxford, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, South London, Jamaica, Cia


New Leaf Vote for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read in November, 2020. The theme is If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Massachusetts, US, Canada, Britain, Oxford, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, South London, Jamaica, Cia


J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra vie for a seat in Iowa's 4th Congressional District following Rep. Steve King's primary loss

J.D. Scholten, running for congress in Iowa's 4th Congressional District against Randy Feenstra, waves to supporters outside the Wing Ding Dinner on August 9, 2019 in Clear Lake, Iowa. - The dinner has become a must attend for Democratic presidential hopefuls ahead of the of Iowa Caucus. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Democrat J.D. Scholten will face Republican Randy Feenstra in Iowa's 4th Congressional District. This heavily Republican district is located in Northwestern Iowa and i...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Trends, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Iowa, Hull City, Republican, Seattle, Donald Trump, Chamber of Commerce, King, Ames, Boone, Democratic, Election 2020


Watch this cool demonstration of an Ames window

Host Deane Hutton from Australia's vintage children's program The Curiosity Show demonstrates the optical illusion called an Ames window. The trapezoid is named after American ophthalmologist Adelbert Ames Jr., who first demonstrated the phenomenon. Ames is probably better known for the Ames room: Ames rooms have been used in a number of music videos and films, perhaps most notably in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Image: youTibe / CuriosityShow
Tags: Family, Video, Science, Kids, News, Australia, Optical Illusions, Vision, Ames, Deane Hutton, Adelbert Ames Jr


Google is working with health systems and tech firms to track coronavirus in every county using data from hospitals and cell phones

Hospital chain HCA Healthcare and technology consulting firm SADA are launching an effort to track the novel coronavirus. Dubbed the National Response Portal, it was set up with help and funding from Google's cloud business. It'll collect data like hospitals' bed use and coronavirus testing results, and won't collect personal information. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hospital chain HCA Healthcare and technology consulting firm SADA are launching an effort to track data...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Cdc, US, Trends, Palantir, Ames, Michael Ames, HCA, Bon Secours, NRP, SADA, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Google Cloud, HCA Healthcare, Siegert


A Good Thing: A New Slew of Bright, Ethically Made Housewares from Goodee

Good news: Here are housewares that do plenty of good for the world. We’ve been following Goodee for the better part of a year, from the time Fan heard a talk by the founders—Canadian twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart (formerly of WANT Les Essentiels)—to when Julie met up with the duo for a peek into their pop-up at the Whitney Museum in New York earlier this winter. The online marketplace offers a curated collection of home goods and stories from around the globe, and we love the bright, wel...
Tags: Books, New York, Colombia, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, B Corp, Un, Burkina Faso, Handmade, Ghana, Byron, Sustainable Design, Ames, Sponsored Post, Decor


Texas mayor broke own lockdown rules to visit nail salon

Becky Ames, mayor of Beaumont, Texas, was spotted last Tuesday visiting The Nail Bar, a salon that should not be open because of lockdown rules imposed by Beaumost, Texas, mayor Becky Ames. "A photo appearing to show Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames getting a manicure was shared on Instagram this week," reports 12 News's Scott Eslinger. Mayor Ames told 12News earlier this week she did go to the nail salon after talking to the owner about how to remove an old manicure set. She needed acetone, and the sa...
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Instagram, Ames, Beaumont, Beaumont Texas, Becky Ames, Rona, The Supreme Karen, Beaumost Texas, Scott Eslinger


Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88

Twenty-four human beings have traveled from Earth to the moon. Fewer than half of them remain. Astronaut Al Worden, who flew to the moon in 1971 as a member of the Apollo 15 crew, has died. The retired astronaut was 88. Worden circled the moon alone on that mission, while his two crewmates test-drove the first lunar rover. From NASA: Worden served as command module pilot for Apollo 15 with Dave Scott and Jim Irwin. During the mission Worden became the first human to carry out a deep spac...
Tags: Video, Space, Science, News, West Point, US news, Nasa, Earth, Rip, Deaths, Houston, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Alfred, Ames, Al


'This is the first time NASA has been in this situation:' NASA is forcing nearly all 17,000 of its staff to work from home after coronavirus cases appear at 2 space centers

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Tuesday that all staff are now under a mandatory order to work from home "until further notice" due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus in the US. NASA employs about 17,000 people, and only "mission-essential personnel" will be permitted on-site at space agency centers and facilities. The decision is known as a "Stage 3" response and is part of a new NASA plan to respond to the coronavirus, which has infected people at some of its facilities. "This...
Tags: Spacex, US, Trends, Nasa, Orion, Mars, Ames Research Center, Ames, Mountain View California, Johns Hopkins University, Huntsville Alabama, Marshall Space Flight Center, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


You Didn’t Touch These Jellyfish, but They Can Sting You With Tiny Grenades

The upside-down jellyfish is mostly stationary, so it evolved self-propelling cells that can swim over and sting you on its behalf.
Tags: News, Ames, Jellyfish, Vora, Poisoning and Poisons, Fish and Other Marine Life, Diving and Divers, Your-feed-science, Communications Biology (Journal, Gary J, Cheryl L


Death In A Valley Town, Part 4 – The Psychology of Forgiveness

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day.  2. The Black Jesus. 3. A Fighter and a Thief. Jinx The hot tea stung Yahya’s bruised mouth and swollen lip, but he did his best to drink as he sat in Imam Saleh’s living room, sipping from a small ornate glass, and eating a bit of baklawa. It had been two days since his release from the hospital. The Imam tried to refill his glass from an old-fashioned looking Moroccan teapot...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Fiction, Religion, Fresno, Walmart, Culture, Racism, Islam, Chad, Fgm, Prophet, Muslims, Maya Angelou, Ames, Hatred


Why Elizabeth Warren Connects With Young Girls in Iowa

Childcare can be an obstacle for Iowa caucus-goers who have kids, but 14-year-old Evelyn Bergus has a plan for that. The Iowa City eighth-grader and her friend will provide free caucus night babysitting at Elizabeth Warren’s Iowa City field offices, including story time, a Disney movie, and Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies and fruit snacks. “I knew that I couldn’t caucus, but I wanted to do more than just sit at home or observe,” says Bergus, adding that she is “officially Red Cross babysitter cert...
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Disney, Elizabeth Warren, Iowa, Warren, Red Cross, Annie, Maddie, Ames, Trump, Iowa Caucus, Elizabeth, Democratic Party, Iowa City


‘Moderates Don’t Excite Us.’ Amy Klobuchar Struggles To Win Over Young Voters

Amy Klobuchar has a young person problem, and she knows it. While the three-term Minnesota Senator is modestly popular with middle-aged Americans—she polls at 6% among people ages 50 to 64, according to a December Quinnipiac poll—she’s not even on the board among voters under 30. She is polling at zero percent among those under 35, and at 1% among the entire 35 to 49 set. In the days before the first caucuses in Iowa on Feb. 3, those dismal numbers matter. Young people are the reason that S...
Tags: News, Minnesota, White House, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Iowa, Warren, Medicare, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Anderson, Ames, Sanders, Amy, Sen Bernie Sanders, Iowa State


Dog With ‘Wonky’ Face Finds Forever Home After Initial Owner Returned Him

PONOKA COUNTY, Alberta (CBS Local) — A dog with a permanently slanted “wonky” face has finally found a loving home after a shelter received hundreds of adoption requests. Brodie, a cross between a German Shepherd and a Border Collie, was born in a rescue shelter. At only 13 days old, his mother bit his head, causing severe cranial and facial injuries. As a result, Brodie’s jaw fused together as he grew. Development on the left side of his face was stunted, leaving him partially blind in one eye....
Tags: Offbeat, Ames, Border Collie, Alberta Canada, Richter, Local TV, Brodie, South West News Service, Talkers, PONOKA COUNTY Alberta, Old MacDonald Kennels, Amanda Richter, Brad Ames


Relax, Democrats: your nominee will beat Trump in the midwest

The rhetoric between candidates has gotten heated as the Iowa caucuses approach. But there’s no need for aggressionA weekend blizzard and a sub-zero deep freeze helped cool tempers that were reaching boiling point among Democrats. Chill, everyone. Whoever wins the nomination will beat Trump across the struggling midwest.The Sanders crowd suggested Warren was an elitist. Warren elbowed back with a gender argument. Sanders attacked Biden over social security; Biden countered that he was lying. The...
Tags: News, Colorado, California, Kentucky, Senate, China, US, America, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Maine, Iowa, Wisconsin, Warren, Mitch McConnell


Remembering Jack Trice on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday January 23 will be the 12th anniversary of my blog Screenwriting from Iowa … and Other Unlikely Places. I’ve written all of the more than 3,000 post since its inception. So today, Martin Luther Ling Jr Day seems like a fitting day to break that streak. Jack Trice was a football player at Iowa […]
Tags: Miscellaneous, Filmmaking, Iowa, Ames, Iowa State University, Brendan Dunphy, Jack Trice, Martin Luther Ling Jr Day


Death In A Valley Town, Part 3 – A Fighter And A Thief

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. Previous Chapters of Death in a Valley Town:  1. Moving Day.  2. The Black Jesus Zombies Zombies were overrunning the world. Yahya was trying to hold his own, but it was hard. Hitting them in the head, like in the movies, didn’t work. To kill them you had to hack at the base of their spines with an axe or ice pick. Hack attack. The pick trick. It was brutal, sickening work. To make matters worse, many of them retained their minds and pe...
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What is a microaggression? 14 things people think are fine to say at work — but are actually racist, sexist, or offensive

The research says that the majority of American workers have seen or experienced workplace discrimination. Some of this prejudice comes out in the form of microaggressions, or indirect expressions of racism, sexism, ageism, or ableism. To avoid a toxic workplace culture, it's important to know which phrases and actions can make employees from different backgrounds or identities feel uncomfortable and targeted. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Prejudice, bias, and discrimination at work a...
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Man sentenced to 16 years in prison for burning stolen LGBT flag outside of a strip club

A man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for setting fire to a church LGBTQ flag, after a jury found him guilty on several charges.Adolfo Martinez from Iowa was convicted in Ames last month on hate crime charges — a class “D” felony in the state — as well as third-degree harassment and reckless use of fire.
Tags: News, Iowa, Ames, Adolfo Martínez


Iowa man sentenced to 15 years for stealing and burning Pride flag

Adolfo Martinez A judge in Iowa has sentenced a man to at least 15 years in prison for stealing a Pride flag from outside a church and burning it outside a strip club. The man, Adolfo Martinez, 30, admitted afterward that he had stolen and burned the flag because he doesn’t like gay people. Because of this admission, he was found guilty of a hate crime, in addition to arson and harassment. The incident happened June 11 in Ames, Iowa, reports the BBC. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.dis...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Arson, Bbc, Iowa, Hate Crime, Ames, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Des Moines Register, Martinez, Ames Iowa, KCCI, Adolfo Martínez, Ames United Church of Christ, Dangerous Curves Gentlemen 's Club


Iowa man sentenced to 15 years after stealing and burning Pride flag

Adolfo Martinez A judge in Iowa has sentenced a man to at least 15 years in prison for stealing a Pride flag from outside a church and burning it outside a strip club. The man, Adolfo Martinez, 30, admitted afterward that he had stolen and burned the flag because he doesn’t like gay people. Because of this admission, he was found guilty of a hate crime, in addition to arson and harassment. The incident happened June 11 in Ames, Iowa, reports the BBC. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.dis...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Arson, Bbc, Iowa, Hate Crime, Ames, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Des Moines Register, Martinez, Ames Iowa, KCCI, Adolfo Martínez, Ames United Church of Christ, Dangerous Curves Gentlemen 's Club