“The Power of Mindset“: What you believe about intelligence matters.
On Banning Burqas – very salient points, though I wish she would’ve covered thoughts on identification photos and wearing burqas in security situations (airports, police pulling people over, etc.).
“Dear Daughter” – I love these types of posts. :)*
Having an abortion in 1978 – it sounds like a different world.*
eHarmony dupes customers? Yeah, even an eHarmony employee admits it:
“You do know that the American public has gotten hoodwinked since there was a product to be sold,” Bradbury says. “The risks associated with the badness of these instruments and these devices in these sites have no long-term cost; it’s just money out of someone’s pocket. People are getting duped, but it’s not a life-or-death situation.”
I get really tired of the idea that a lie not causing serious damage makes the lie okay, especially if its selling a product. It’s funny to me that Bradbury basically says eHarmony is similar to snake oil**, but it’s okay because nothing really bad happens. It doesn’t matter if you misrepresent things and lie to the public if people don’t get hurt!
*Got both of these from Skepchick Quickies.
**Granted dating sites are noticeably more reliable than snake oil.