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iPhone Device Settings:

You may want to change your device settings to match your data collection needs. To do this, open the device settings window from your springboard.

 

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You will see the Envia Forms client listed under the Apps sections. Tap the Envia Forms icon to display the Envia Forms client preferences.


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After you have tapped the Envia Forms icon, the Envia Forms settings screen will be displayed. The server name should read "admin.enviaforms.com".

*If server name is blank you will not be able to login to the Envia Forms client.

  

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Synchronization Settings

Server Name: The default server for the Envia Forms client is "admin.enviaforms.com" 

Sync on Start: Selecting this option will automatically try to sync the device when the application is opened.

Auto Sync: Auto syncing enables the device to try and sync any time a new record is captured and the user returns to the form menu.

Delete on Upload: Enabling this option will remove all captured form records that were stored on the device since the last upload.

Remove Unassigned: Enabling this option will remove any forms that have been unassigned to the user since the last time they logged in and synced the device. 

Download Records: Enabling this option will bring down any form records that an administrator has assigned to a user.



Appearance

Label Font Type: This option allows you to change the font type to any of the supported device fonts.

Label Font Size: This option allows you to adjust the size of the font that will be displayed on the device.

 


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But she is undauntedIt took Sheryl Sandberg a long time – "too long" <b>–</b> to realise she was a feminist, and even longer to say it out loud.<br> As chief operating officer<br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yRVNVAEGeVA/UBbCNBQVUTI/AAAAAAAAADw/zpdUXoeRIwc/s640/sad%2Bpics%2B(1).jpeg"><br> of Facebook, she&nbsp;is among the most high-profile executives in the world, the more<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/c4BLVznuWnU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/c4BLVznuWnU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> so for being female.<br> Most of those in her position, she says, barely admit to being women, <b>let</b> alone <b>feminists,</b><object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> so her decision <b>to</b><object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/4qZy6ARqGC4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/4qZy6ARqGC4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> <b>publish</b> Lean In, a book of feminist advice for <b>women</b> in the workplace, constitutes a radical departure. "I&nbsp;wish I had done more earlier," she says.<br> "I wasn't brave enough."We are in a windowless room in Facebook's Palo Alto HQ, where<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/ghb6eDopW8I?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/ghb6eDopW8I?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> <b>Sandberg</b> is drinking from a huge Starbucks cup (she used to be on the board at Starbucks) and exuding that slightly gimlet-eyed cheerfulness<br><img src="http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs19/i/2007/280/2/f/Dragonfly_by_Akaeya_Lovely.jpg"><br> one associates with corporate advancement. The furore surrounding Lean In has been ferocious and not all of it to do with the book.<br> Sandberg, reported to be worth around $400 million, <b>annoys</b> a great many people.<br> Quite apart from the <b>money,</b> she works for a company with an intractable sense of its own "transgressiveness", a self-image that sits awkwardly alongside the wealth of its founders <b>and</b> the sometimes moony-eyed devotion of its staff.<br> She talks in the kind of inspirational business-speak <b>that</b> makes activists sneer and recoil. And one gets the <b>sense</b> she has jumped into a&nbsp;decades-old debate with an innocence – of how factional it is; how influenced by other political assumptions – approaching&nbsp;naivety.What <b>she</b> is not, for the most part, is wrong.<br> The main criticism of Lean In has been that Sandberg "blames" women for not getting ahead, which she categorically doesn't do.<br> Instead, she identifies behaviours exhibited <b>by</b> women in the<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/3i6Jqu7BT4M?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/3i6Jqu7BT4M?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> workplace – an<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/f-Kt_kuYVtU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/f-Kt_kuYVtU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> unwillingness to ask for more money; a <b>tendency,</b> in meetings, to hold back; a conservatism in estimating their self-worth – as the warping effect of historical and ongoing gender bias.<br> Guys in her office go for promotion when they have a fraction of the necessary skills, she notes; women, by and large, wait <b>until</b> they <b>have</b> 100%. And wait to be asked, or rather, cajoled into applying."I<br> give a lot of negotiating advice, which has the principal property of saying, understand the biases against<br><img src="http://content5.videojug.com/8b/8bcaddbe-40d5-f0b6-5412-ff0008cd853f/how-to-make-a-girl-happy.WidePlayer.jpg%3Fv2"><br> women and use that to your advantage in negotiation.<br> You <b>can't</b> negotiate exactly like a man, it won't work. Take the things you know. There's an inherent contradiction in writing a book which has the goal of <b>getting</b> rid of gender stereotypes and telling people to acknowledge and use the gender stereotypes. I <b>see</b> that. I try to acknowledge that in the book.<br> I'm a pragmatist.<br> I want this to get better.<br> I want women to <b>get</b> paid more. I want to teach them to&nbsp;negotiate<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/fyMhvkC3A84?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/fyMhvkC3A84?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> so they get paid more."It<br> is odd that someone as determinedly uncontroversial as Sandberg should have written a book like this, which is also the reason for Lean In's significance. What Sandberg is saying is valuable precisely because it is her – speaking in the language of corporate conservatism <b>–</b><br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1l7nTjswX6I/UHpZxoNyF4I/AAAAAAAABgg/avGce2Ei-c8/s1600/I%2Bmiss%2Byou%2Bsayings%2Btouchy%2Bn66.jpg"><br> and not Barbara Ehrenreich saying it.The<br> book grew out of a TED talk the 43-year-old gave about women at work in 2010, which<br><img src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/892032/thumbs/o-DOG-DRIVING-CAR-570.jpg%3F5"><br> generated a huge response, positive and negative – although <b>the</b> negative was mainly from male executives warning her not to make an issue of gender, rather than, as now, other feminists deriding her credentials. Among the most savage of the recent reviews, Allison Pearson in<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/_yj3mKNQ0A4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/_yj3mKNQ0A4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> the Telegraph points out Sandberg's failure to address "the fastest-growing trend among professional women … involuntary childlessness." In the Guardian, Zoe Williams calls the book spineless and "infantilising".<br> Maureen Dowd, in the New <b>York</b> Times, writes that Sandberg "doesn't understand the difference <b>between</b> <b>a</b> social movement and a social network marketing campaign".<br> The <b>reaction</b> seems<br><img src="http://cdn.motinetwork.net/motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1204/wtf-baby-demotivational-posters-1335795185.jpg"><br> to be that it means well, but is <b>in&nbsp;effect</b> empty marketing.All underestimate how reactionary the crowd she's addressing is; this is not a book aimed at the well-versed in feminist polemics. It's for those operating in <a href = 'http://forum.cacaoweb.org/index.php?action=profile;u=28937'>a commercial </a> realm so unevolved that the book, far <b>from</b> being meek and <b>obvious,</b> is strident to the point of hysterical.Before<br> she <b>gave</b> her TED talk, the message from<br><img src="http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/best-of-green-2011-slide.jpg.644x0_q100_crop-smart.jpg"><br> <b>Sandberg's</b> male peers was clear: "It would be the official <b>end</b> of my career.<br> Once <b>I</b> gave a talk on women, I would be <b>a</b> 'woman <b>executive'.<br></b> You can't possibly care about women's issues and be a serious business person."Sandberg<br> thought it over, and came to the conclusion that, in fact, the only way to talk about it was as a business issue: that companies were losing valuable talent because <b>of</b> their problem with women, and mothers in particular. "The tipping point for me," she<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_39XpJv6AgKQ/S0ox81RkwRI/AAAAAAAAARw/zytdhtx1K44/s400/fart.jpg"><br> says, "was watching men and women I&nbsp;managed over<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/8r1CZTLk-Gk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/8r1CZTLk-Gk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> the last 15 <b>years.</b> <b>No</b> matter what I did, the men started to get ahead<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/C7hTAp6KrGY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/C7hTAp6KrGY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> of the women.<br> At every step, their foot was on the gas pedal and they were leaning in and women were leaning back." Of Yale alumni who had reached their 40s in 2000, she says, only 56% of the women remained in the workforce, compared to 90% of the <b>men.Sandberg<br></b> herself has been known to lean back, and admits to a bad decision she made in her 20s. After graduating from Harvard <b>–</b> her senior thesis was on the economic impact of domestic violence – Larry Summers, her thesis adviser, encouraged her to apply for international fellowships. But while she would love to have gone to Europe, she writes, she rejected the idea "on the <b>grounds</b> that a foreign country was not a likely place to turn a <b>date</b> into a husband. Instead, I moved to Washington DC, which was full of eligible men."Wow. <b>"Yeah.</b> I know. Pretty <b>shocking.</b> And you know," Sandberg smiles, "that didn't work out so well." (She married at 24 and divorced a year later.<br> She is now married to David Goldberg and they have two children).Sandberg<br> worked for Summers as his <b>chief</b> of staff at the US treasury for five years, <b>then</b> when Bush was elected and they were all out of jobs, she moved to Silicon Valley. It wasn't an obvious time to board <b>that</b> train.<br><img src="http://moviegalleri.net/wp-content/gallery/aadi-shanvi-lovely-movie-stills/aadi_shanvi_lovely_movie_stills_5200.jpg"><br> "People thought I was nuts.<br> It was 2001, so the bubble had crashed and no one was hiring." It took her <b>a</b> year to find the<br><img src="http://funnybonecentral.com/ComicImage/84b1eea2-d6b1-4a35-8207-0be7d2939066/6db1ce6f-097d-4ebf-b14e-f0f1a521cd89/320/510/Y/N"><br> right job, "and, yeah, I got a little nervous". Things began to look<br><img src="http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17g8es152xj3kjpg/xlarge.jpg"><br> up, and when <b>Eric</b> Schmidt hired <b>her</b> at Google, he <b>persuaded</b> her to take the job by asking her to consider which of the companies <b>trying</b> to hire <b>her</b> had the greatest potential for growth. She took the risk and joined Google.It was <b>during</b> her negotiations with Facebook that Sandberg suffered a bout<br><img src="http://ballsdot.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/dog1.jpg"><br> of timidity; she was reluctant to ask for more money. And for good reason – the remuneration package, she says, struck her as fair.<br> More <b>than</b> that: "I thought it was a terrific offer! Perfectly great!" (One<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/6_W_xLWtNa0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/6_W_xLWtNa0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> can only imagine.)<br> She also wanted the job. It was only when her brother-in-law and husband pointed out that no man in her <b>position</b> would accept the first offer that she <b>went</b> back to the table, and told Mark Zuckerberg that, since he was hiring her in part for her negotiating <b>skills,</b> it would be a bad advertisement if she didn't use them.<br> She came out of the meeting with equity<br><img src="http://news.menshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/stk107962cor1.jpg"><br> <b>in</b> Facebook.So,<br> if she hadn't negotiated, she wouldn't be worth anything like <b>the</b> amount she now is?<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/c4BLVznuWnU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/c4BLVznuWnU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> "I don't remember exactly the back and forth,<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> <b>but</b> yeah.<br> I would be in a different place.<br> I'd still have been very well off – no one should feel sad for me." I assure her they don't."But what's interesting," she says, "was that when my brother-in-law and my husband were saying 'negotiate, negotiate, negotiate' – when I finally <b>said</b> OK I'll do it, because no man would take the first offer, I then thought to myself,<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/0C_oNMH0GTk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/0C_oNMH0GTk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> I felt like <b>I</b> <b>needed</b> a justification for <b>doing</b> it. And it turns out that's what <b>the</b> data says: men can negotiate without apology or justification.<br> It's expected.<br> If women <b>negotiate,</b> they need to justify it.<br> It can't be <b>that</b> you want more for you. Because that's <b>what</b> men get to do." As she writes<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> in <a href = 'http://imgfave.com/adinva'>the book, </a> "success and likability are<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/4qZy6ARqGC4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/4qZy6ARqGC4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women."This brings us to the Facebook board, which until Sandberg joined, four years into her tenure, didn't have a woman on it. <b>Facebook</b> is a liberal company in the conventional tech style: staff can pick up bikes and deposit them anywhere on site; all the food – <b>burrito</b> bar, <b>smoothie</b> stand – is free, except for the sushi restaurant. <b>In</b> the main atrium, there is a "graffiti wall", where staff can express themselves in felt tip with earnest peons to the company. In the courtyard, there are "fire pits" <b>to</b> hold meetings around that could have <b>come</b> from the mind of Armando Iannucci.<br> Even the<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/6200000/Love-in-pink-lovely-complex-6293294-800-600.jpg"><br> doors are <b>in</b> theme, made to look like garage doors as a tribute <b>to</b> the company's origins.Above all, <b>no</b> one has an office, not even Sandberg or Zuckerberg, so that, as she says, traditional power structures are undermined.<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/5_LxyhCJpsM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/5_LxyhCJpsM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> And yet until recently, Zuckerberg was defending the all-male board as a function of the company's meritocracy. "We have a <b>very</b> small board," he told the New Yorker.<br> "I'm going to find people who are helpful, and I don't particularly care <b>what</b> gender they<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/_KN_nyGehek?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/_KN_nyGehek?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> are or what company they are. I'm not filling the <b>board</b> with check-boxes."According<br> to Sandberg's reasoning – that informal mentoring within offices promotes men over women, so they are in place <b>for</b> the top jobs – Zuckerberg's response just isn't adequate, is it?"I mean, I, I, I <b>don't</b> know exactly the answer to that question.<br> I don't think he<br><img src="http://mostbeautifulflower.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/red-rose-flower-wallpaper-5.jpg"><br> ever meant it the <b>way</b> you're taking it now."<br> But has his position changed? <b>Did</b> he (to use the kind of language favoured here) go on the journey with her?"Look, I think I'm growing and learning. I'm in a different <b>place</b> <b>on</b> these issues than I was five years ago.<br> When I joined this company, I'd never given a really public talk on being a woman. <b>And</b> so I'm growing and changing and I think he is along with me. But it would be a mistake<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/9iiM__qYYhI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/9iiM__qYYhI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> <b>to</b> say I'm leading and <b>bullying</b> him along.<br> I mean, I think it<br><img src="http://moviegalleri.net/wp-content/gallery/aadi-shanvi-lovely-movie-stills/aadi_shanvi_lovely_movie_stills_5200.jpg"><br> goes more the other<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/_yj3mKNQ0A4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/_yj3mKNQ0A4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> way. He's leading.<br> Mark's fearless.<br> Mark has a big vision of how the world could be different and he puts himself out there to make it different, and he has encouraged me every step of the way.<br> I mean, Mark read the book and&nbsp;said, 'I want to talk about the plans for the book, 'cos I'm certain they're not big enough!<br><img src="http://cdn.motinetwork.net/motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1204/wtf-baby-demotivational-posters-1335795185.jpg"><br> This<br><img src="http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/best-of-green-2011-slide.jpg.644x0_q100_crop-smart.jpg"><br> is important, Sheryl! Do more!' This is not me leading Mark. This is <b>Mark</b> pushing everyone around him, including me, to be bold.<br> I'm grateful for that."It's true that Facebook always had generous maternity and paternity provisions.<br> Sandberg caused a stir when <b>she</b> admitted leaving the office at 5.30pm, so she could <b>see</b> her children <b>for</b> dinner. (She starts work again after they go to bed) A week after I see Sandberg, Marissa Mayer, CEO at Yahoo who famously returned to work two <b>weeks</b> after having a <b>baby</b> and who the word "feminist" seems to bring out in hives, banned all Yahoo staff from working at home. It was seen as a regressive move, but Sandberg won't say much beyond, "I make it clear in the <b>book</b> that <b>not</b> all the advice is applicable in every situation."<br> (Early at Facebook, when Sandberg asked Zuckerberg how she was doing, he said that my "desire to be liked <b>by</b> everyone would hold me back".)When it doesn't involve criticising someone else, she can be expansive on the subject of work/life <b>merge,</b> as it's now called. <b>"People</b> ask: does Facebook have flex-time? I'm like, if we had flex-time, everyone would feel chained to their <b>desk.</b> We have no time. I mean there are people who work here who I didn't meet for years because they never came.<br> No one had ever met them.<br> They worked here and were <b>great</b> and delivered great products. We have amazing amounts of flexibility and that's because we don't have a traditional power structure."Does<br> Facebook have a daycare centre? "We're not zoned for <b>daycare."</b> (One forgets: daycare is<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/8r1CZTLk-Gk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/8r1CZTLk-Gk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> irrelevant when you can afford nannies.<br> "And people have done very <b>well</b> here financially, <a href = 'http://www.writerscafe.org/gesbionist'>so they </a> can afford the help they need.")There will be those who find this too obnoxious to bear; the superwealthy telling the rest of us how<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/C7hTAp6KrGY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/C7hTAp6KrGY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> to get along better. But given the dearth of women CEOs, it seems absurd <b>to</b> criticise Sandberg on the grounds that her <b>advice</b> doesn't translate <b>to</b> the lower end of the scale.<br> She is talking about getting into the boardroom.<br><br><img src="http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Scitech/dog%2520nose%2520detector.jpg"><br> But I wonder if Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead is in part a response to her guilt about having made so much <b>money;</b> the need to do something in <b>the</b> public interest."Oh,<br> absolutely. I mean, I'm funding leanin.org myself.<br> Personally.<br> For now. And if it gets really successful, I won't be able <b>to</b> <b>and</b> that would be awesome! Because I want to use some of the resources I have to help <b>other</b> women."She has found a mentor in Gloria Steinem, who read the book and offered suggestions, and whom Sandberg was probably<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/2matH4B9bTo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/2matH4B9bTo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> surprised didn't act as a surer passport to <b>approval</b> from other<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/ghb6eDopW8I?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/ghb6eDopW8I?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> feminists. <b>"I</b> feel very close to her and I feel very lucky. She changed my life. She <b>read</b> every word of that book; she called me with comments, she sent line edits.<br> I saved them all.<br> And I think she thinks that all of the things I'm doing, and that everyone is doing – she just wants to see action … and <b>people</b> taking <b>this</b> seriously and every individual treated as&nbsp;they should be."To accompany the book, she is inviting <b>women</b> to join "Lean In <b>circles",</b> a kind of group life coaching with worksheets.<br> In Sandberg's own home, her <b>daughter's</b> early management skills are banned from being <b>described,</b> by her son, as "bossy".<br> <b>In</b> the office, she is encouraging men to seek out female <b>mentees</b> and understand what happens when discreet networks fall along gender lines.<br> She has even inspired her mother. "She's turning 70 in a year and a half, and she's going to get bat<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/c4BLVznuWnU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/c4BLVznuWnU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> mitzvahed. Because<br><img src="http://mirthbomb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Japanese-wtf.jpg"><br> when she was growing up, her brothers got to and she didn't." There are worse uses for this kind of sales acumen. Sandberg smiles. "And I think that is her leaning <b>in."Sheryl<br></b> SandbergFacebookFeminismInternetSocial networkingEqualityGenderPayWork & careersFamily financesWomenEmployabilityHigher educationEmma Brockesguardian.co.uk &copy; 2013 Guardian <b>News</b> and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.<br> All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject <b>to</b> our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds <b>When</b> he got his first-ever C on a history essay in high school, Noam Angrist stayed after school every day for the rest <b>of</b> the year, honing his writing with a teacher.<br> When an unexpected injury cut short his rowing career, he started coaching.<br> When a middle-school student he was tutoring refused to learn the standard material, Angrist introduced him to The Economist.Passionate<br> about education, economics, crew <b>and</b> making the world a better place, Angrist’s drive and work ethic are matched by his creativity and unconventional methods. The MIT senior<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/6_W_xLWtNa0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/6_W_xLWtNa0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> believes anyone <b>can</b> learn to<br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yRVNVAEGeVA/UBbCNBQVUTI/AAAAAAAAADw/zpdUXoeRIwc/s640/sad%2Bpics%2B(1).jpeg"><br> do anything.“I<br> don’t believe in natural talent,” he says — inspirational words, coming from a double major in math <b>and</b> economics who<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/9iiM__qYYhI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/9iiM__qYYhI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> has contributed to several published research papers, a <b>stellar</b> rower turned coach, and the co-founder of a successful youth mentorship program.<br> Eight years ago, Angrist says, he was a <b>solid</b> student but had “no ambition athletically.” Then, when he was in eighth grade, his family moved to Israel for a year when his father — Joshua Angrist, the Ford Professor of <b>Economics</b> at MIT — took <b>a</b> fellowship at Hebrew University. “Everything was different,” Angrist remembers.<br> “The school doesn’t emphasize<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/fregObNcHC8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> academics; they’re huge on athletics.”When he <b>walked</b> into gym class <b>on</b> the first <b>day,</b> Angrist was instructed to show how many pull-ups he could do.<br> “I couldn’t do a single one,” Angrist says.<br> “You can’t even do one pull-up, you sausage!” his gym teacher growled. “I walked out mortified,” <b>Angrist</b> remembers.From<br> that moment on,<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9100000/Little-Lovely-Girl-sweety-babies-9180976-550-550.jpg"><br> Angrist had <b>a</b> goal: He stayed up late researching nutrition<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/_ejt9I6z3jw?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/_ejt9I6z3jw?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> and athletics, making schedules of when he would eat, when he <b>would</b> exercise. He devoured fat-free cottage cheese, and he jumped rope every morning. “That’s just the way I <b>am,</b> when I have a focus,” Angrist says.Angrist became <b>a</b> star performer in his gym class — and the <a href = 'http://professor-oak.com/community/members/manturick.aspx'>student who </a> could<br><img src="http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs19/i/2007/280/2/f/Dragonfly_by_Akaeya_Lovely.jpg"><br> do the most <b>pull-ups.When</b> he returned to the United States for<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/_IzSLKE0YVg?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/_IzSLKE0YVg?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> high school, Angrist took up crew, a sport that he says “gives you a chance <b>to</b> be the person you want to <b>be.”“It</b> <b>rewards</b> hard work,” he says. “And I worked really freakin’ hard.”<br> Despite being the shortest team member in a sport where height can make a big difference, Angrist says, he emerged as one of the best rowers and a team captain.<br> When a blood clot forced the removal<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/fyMhvkC3A84?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/fyMhvkC3A84?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> of one of his ribs — ending his rowing career — Angrist switched to coaching the Brookline High School novice boys’ team. He was decades younger than <b>his</b> fellow coaches, <b>but</b> still led his boats to gold medals in the state championships.To<br> Angrist, coaching crew was a chance to make a measurable difference. “As a coach, I’m the independent variable, and the success of the students is the dependent variable,” he says.<br> “I wouldn’t do anything if I <b>didn’t</b> feel like it<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/8Pa9x9fZBtY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/8Pa9x9fZBtY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> had a direct and tangible impact.” Though Angrist is a tough coach, he says, his rowers are grateful.<br> They may never see him smile,<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/9La40WwO-lU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/9La40WwO-lU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> but he says, “Kids know when you invest your heart and soul in something.” Crew has helped him succeed as well: Despite the intense time commitment, Angrist says, it helped him focus and excel in his <b>studies.</b> Now,<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/_yj3mKNQ0A4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/_yj3mKNQ0A4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> he helps others do <b>the</b> same. At <b>the</b> end of their sophomore year at the Institute, Angrist and fellow MIT senior Ron Rosenberg founded Amphibious Achievement, an athletic and academic mentorship program for low-income high school students in Boston.<br> Amphibious Achievement has been featured <b>in</b> local <b>and</b> national publications, and students in the program have shown marked progress in school and on the water.<br> Angrist knows because he’s been keeping careful track.As a student of economics and math, Angrist values data-based evidence and advocates its<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/5i7GEMQC2IY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/5i7GEMQC2IY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> use in <b>the</b> creation of policies and programs.<br> In Amphibious Achievement as well as in TechLit <b>—</b> a project he recently started <b>to</b> evaluate the use of Kindle e-readers in schools — Angrist makes sure to <b>keep</b> a careful record of students’ progress.“We<br> need to revolutionize the way we <b>run</b> and create programs, because right now it’s not based on evidence,” Angrist says. “It’s shocking how much policy is made on the basis of politics and opinions.”Angrist is working to collect that evidence and to bridge the gap between science and policy.<br> He has spent the last three years working with MIT Professor of Economics Jon Gruber <b>to</b> research <b>the</b> impact of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. In summer 2011, Angrist worked in Washington at the Council of Economic Advisors, a group that advises the president on economic policy. His work <b>included</b> the design of “randomized trials to analyze <b>the</b> effectiveness of educational software” — something he<br><img src="http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/2700/109065431/stock-photo-lovely-brunette-holding-a-cup-of-coffee-while-smelling-it-s-sweet-aroma-with-her-eyes-closed-109065431.jpg"><br> is currently putting into practice with TechLit.<br> This past summer, Angrist returned to Washington to work for<br><img src="http://moviegalleri.net/wp-content/gallery/aadi-shanvi-lovely-movie-stills/aadi_shanvi_lovely_movie_stills_5200.jpg"><br> the World Bank’s education sector.<br> “I am super-passionate about the power of economics to do good,” Angrist says.Though he knows change ultimately must come from high-level policy <b>decisions,</b> Angrist <b>has</b> spent a lot of time on the ground, working <b>personally</b> with the students <b>he</b> is trying to<br><img src="http://funnybonecentral.com/ComicImage/84b1eea2-d6b1-4a35-8207-0be7d2939066/6db1ce6f-097d-4ebf-b14e-f0f1a521cd89/320/510/Y/N"><br> help. In that time, he has seen kids who were slack-jawed in the face of standardized test problems become engaged and excited in discussions of <b>articles</b> <b>from</b> The Economist<br><img src="http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17g8es152xj3kjpg/xlarge.jpg"><br> and <b>history</b> books.<br> He insists that it is important for learning to be fun.<br> “Even though I am a data-driven guy with a heavy math background, what really inspires me — and the reason I think my programs are effective — are the first-hand connections and experiences <b>I’ve</b> had,” Angrist says. “Kids <b>won’t</b> care how much you know until they know how much you care.”Facebook<br> boss Sheryl Sandberg argues that women lose out in the workplace because they don't negotiate for themselves<br><img src="http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/2700/109065431/stock-photo-lovely-brunette-holding-a-cup-of-coffee-while-smelling-it-s-sweet-aroma-with-her-eyes-closed-109065431.jpg"><br> and, if they do, are punished for itIn October 2011,<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/9La40WwO-lU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/9La40WwO-lU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> Jocelyn Goldfein, one<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/4qZy6ARqGC4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/4qZy6ARqGC4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> of the engineering&nbsp;directors at Facebook, held a <b>meeting</b> with our female engineers where she encouraged them to share the progress they had made on the products they were building. Silence. No one wanted to toot her own horn.<br> <b>Who</b> would want to speak up <b>when</b> self-promoting women are disliked? <a href = 'http://forums.cervelo.com/members/cingfirsras.aspx'>Jocelyn switched </a> her approach. Instead of asking the women to talk about themselves, she asked <b>them</b> to tell one another's stories. The exercise became communal, which put everyone at ease.Owning one's success is key to achieving <b>more</b> success. Professional advancement depends upon people believing that an employee is contributing to good results. Men can comfortably claim <b>credit</b> <b>for</b> what they do as long as they don't veer<br><img src="http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Scitech/dog%2520nose%2520detector.jpg"><br> into arrogance. For women, taking credit comes at a real social and professional cost.<br> In fact, a woman who explains why she is qualified <b>or</b> mentions previous successes in a <b>job</b> interview can lower her chances of getting hired.As if this double bind were not enough to navigate, gendered stereotypes can also lead to women <b>having</b> to do additional work without additional reward. When a man helps a colleague, the recipient feels indebted to him and is highly likely to<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9100000/Little-Lovely-Girl-sweety-babies-9180976-550-550.jpg"><br> return the favor. But when a woman helps out, the feeling of indebtedness is weaker.<br> She's communal, right? She wants to help others. Columbia Business School professor Frank Flynn calls this the "gender discount" problem, and it means that women are paying a professional penalty for their presumed desire to be communal. On the other hand, <b>when</b> a man helps a <b>coworker,</b> it's<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/8FbF18hDosw?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/8FbF18hDosw?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> considered an imposition and he<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/5_LxyhCJpsM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/5_LxyhCJpsM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> <b>is</b> compensated with more favourable <b>performance</b> evaluations and rewards like salary<br><img src="http://la-bike.org/sites/default/files/Websiteimages/120610_31198_la-river-ride_kids-course-cone.jpg"><br> increases<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eXx1jcaXtCM/TV3qfB4Sa5I/AAAAAAAAATM/JSK1IBHqvfw/s1600/preity_zinta.jpg"><br> and bonuses. Even more frustrating, when a woman declines to <b>help</b> a colleague, she often <b>receives</b> less favourable reviews and fewer rewards.<br> But a man who declines to help? He pays no penalty.Because<br> of these unfair expectations, women find themselves <b>in</b> "damned if they <b>do"</b> and "doomed if they don't"<br><img src="http://la-bike.org/sites/default/files/Websiteimages/120610_31198_la-river-ride_kids-course-cone.jpg"><br> situations.<br> This is especially true when it comes<br><img src="http://mostbeautifulflower.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/red-rose-flower-wallpaper-5.jpg"><br> to negotiations concerning <b>compensation,</b> benefits, titles, and other perks. By and large, men <b>negotiate</b> more than women. A study that looked at the starting salaries of students graduating with a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University found that 57% of the <b>male</b> students, but only 7% of the female students, tried to <b>negotiate</b> for a <b>higher</b> offer.<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/9iiM__qYYhI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/9iiM__qYYhI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> But instead of blaming <b>women</b> for not negotiating more, we need to recognise that women often have good cause to be reluctant to advocate for their <b>own</b> interests because doing so can easily backfire.There is little downside when men <b>negotiate</b> for themselves. People expect&nbsp;men to advocate<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/9oBlnb5orJo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/9oBlnb5orJo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> on their own behalf, point out their <b>contributions,</b> and be recognised <b>and</b> rewarded for them. For men, there is truly no harm in asking. But since women <b>are</b> expected<br><img src="http://funnybonecentral.com/ComicImage/84b1eea2-d6b1-4a35-8207-0be7d2939066/6db1ce6f-097d-4ebf-b14e-f0f1a521cd89/320/510/Y/N"><br> to be<br><img src="http://cdn.motinetwork.net/motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/1204/wtf-baby-demotivational-posters-1335795185.jpg"><br> concerned<br><img src="http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs19/i/2007/280/2/f/Dragonfly_by_Akaeya_Lovely.jpg"><br> with others, when they advocate for themselves or point to their own value, both men and women react unfavourably.<br> Interestingly, women can <b>negotiate</b> as <b>well</b> or even more successfully than men when negotiating <b>for</b> others (such as their<br><img src="http://i.usatoday.net/life/_photos/2012/01/29/TV-tonight-House-Gossip-Girl-Bachelor-CUTOCBM-x-large.jpg"><br> company or a colleague), <b>because</b> in these cases, their<br><img src="http://idleeflthoughts.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/best-job.jpg"><br> advocacy does not<br><img src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/81e53912fe2e1db579524cd6aa1b4acc/tumblr_mflxag5MK11qinh7xo1_500.jpg"><br> make them appear self-serving.<br> However, when a woman negotiates on her own behalf, she violates the perceived gender norm. <b>Both</b> male and female colleagues often resist working <b>with</b> a woman who has negotiated <b>for</b> a higher salary because she's seen <b>as</b> more demanding than <b>a</b> woman <b>who</b> refrained from negotiating. Even when a woman negotiates successfully for herself, she can pay a longer-term cost in goodwill and future&nbsp;advancement.When I was negotiating with Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for my compensation, he made me an offer that <b>I</b> thought was fair.<br> We had been having dinner several&nbsp;nights <b>a</b> week for more than a month and a half, discussing Facebook's&nbsp;mission and his vision for the future. I&nbsp;was ready to accept the job. No, I &nbsp;was dying to accept the job. My husband, Dave, kept telling me to negotiate, but I&nbsp;was afraid of doing anything that might botch the deal. I&nbsp;could play <b>hardball,</b> but then maybe Mark would not want<br><img src="http://amazingthingsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/amazing-nature-pictures6.jpg"><br> to work with me. Was it worth it when I knew that ultimately I was going to accept the offer? I concluded it was not. 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Section 28 still haunts our youth. <b>Teachers,</b> gagged <b>for</b> so <b>long</b> about homosexuality, instead need to be told the opposite: you must talk about love and intimacy <b>with</b> the same sex; it will save lives.<br> And <b>so,</b> as news breaks across the world with innumerable headlines containing the words "HIV" and "cure", will there be enough education to explain the meaning of this breakthrough?Or will <b>this,</b> combined with the vague knowledge that medication has transformed <b>the</b> health of positive people, feed into the false notion that a condom is not necessary?<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/5i7GEMQC2IY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/5i7GEMQC2IY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> Condom use has already fallen by 26% among men who have sex with men, prompting a <b>peak</b> in transmissions.We must not bask in this baby news but make swift, radical changes. No child should leave any school – faith or secular – without knowing the full <b>facts</b> about sex, condoms and sexually transmitted infections.<br> And the Department of <b>Health</b> must fund and implement radical,<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/1RnPB76mjxI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/1RnPB76mjxI?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> proactive<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/7SDec1UCzJ4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/7SDec1UCzJ4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> testing programmes.<br> When a diagnosis is given, and then, when necessary,<object width='560' height='315'><param name='movie' value='https://www.youtube.com/v/-fmwxaBjFGM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US'></param><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'></param><param name='allowscriptaccess' value='always'></param><embed src='https://www.youtube.com/v/-fmwxaBjFGM?version=3&amp;hl=en_US' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='560' height='315' allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object> medication, the drugs (normally) lower the<br><img src="http://la-bike.org/sites/default/files/Websiteimages/120610_31198_la-river-ride_kids-course-cone.jpg"><br> viral load to undetectable levels, meaning the positive person <b>becomes</b> 96% less infectious. It is therefore the untested and unmedicated who are unwittingly keeping the transmission rates buoyant. With more than 22,000 people <b>–</b> nearly a quarter of HIV-positive people <b>–</b> unaware of their <b>status,</b> <b>the</b> need for testing is vital. <b>But</b> where <b>are</b><br><img src="http://news.menshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/stk107962cor1.jpg"><br> the urgent, creative initiatives?In San Francisco two years ago, I was dawdling down Castro Street, the heart of its gay district, when a man with a clipboard (a <b>chugger,</b> I thought), stopped me.<br> "Would you like an HIV <b>test</b> right now?" he asked – a makeshift testing clinic had been set up. Although taken aback, had I not <b>just</b> had one in London, I <b>would</b> have taken him up on the offer. Countless others had.<br> Many are saved this way.If the government is serious about HIV, it must reach out like this, and in our national curriculum. The Terrence <b>Higgins</b> trust is serious: it has recently launched a free, postal testing service. 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Of course, the <b>sexualisation</b> of young <b>girls</b> is a real problem, but the<br><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5DAf65n4N5E/UMkZtDRLYGI/AAAAAAAACrY/2V8FbSTB3NE/s1600/Lovely-Flowers-Wallpapers.jpg"><br> mini adults that <b>we</b> see drowning in make-up as they stagger around in their heels at a beauty pageant are <b>a</b> far cry from a child on the beach in her swimming gear, <b>whether</b> <b>that</b> <b>consists</b> of a bikini or <b>a</b> Victorian bathing suit complete with pantaloons.To move forward in the way that we view women and girls, we <b>need</b> to <b>stop</b> equating not covering up with being sexually available.<br> When seen in this light, the <b>old</b> chestnut of "she was <b>asking</b> to be raped by wearing that short skirt" doesn't seem so far away <b>from</b> this beached whale of a problem.<br> So instead of policing what children wear on the beach, or what women wear in the <b>pool,</b> we need to concentrate on changing society's perception of what bare skin means. 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The Wizard of OzIf trying to explain Hollywood –<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9100000/Little-Lovely-Girl-sweety-babies-9180976-550-550.jpg"><br> or, for that matter, America <a href = "http://buygooglesniper2.wordpress.com">buy google sniper </a> to a recently landed alien, <b>this</b> oneiric<br><img src="http://content5.videojug.com/f9/f95163c8-b31a-2e93-3bdc-ff0008cfd1b5/make-me-up-pretty-date-night-makeup.WidePlayer.jpg%3Fv3"><br> masterpiece would surely be one of your first selections. <b>The</b> "waking up safe back home" ending offers a perfect encapsulation of the Dream Factory's core appeal.<br> Reading on mobile? Click here <b>to</b> watch the<br><img src="http://rack.0.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEyLzEyLzA0L2U5L2hvd2ZhY2Vib29rLjVqTC5qcGcKcAl0aHVtYgk5NTB4NTM0IwplCWpwZw/39ec7476/c24/how-facebook-inspired-one-woman-s-incredible-tough-mudder--c7c660214a.jpg"><br> clip on YouTube2.<br> To Have and Have NotBogart never smiled (on screen) in quite the same way we seem him smiling here. His happiness is understandable: he's defeated the Nazis, his bar bills have been paid and Lauren Bacall wants to shimmy off into the sunset with him. This being a Howard Hawks movie, Bogie doesn't abandon his sidekick, Walter <b>Brennan,</b> who's there to carry <b>the</b> luggage.Reading<br> on mobile? Click here to watch the clip on YouTube3. The Strawberry BlondeJames <b>Cagney</b> loses Rita Hayworth – and half his life – to villainous Jack Carson, but he still ends <b>up</b> happy.<br> A combination of the joys of amateur dentistry and the charms of Olivia de Havilland help him to keep depression at bay. 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Often too, you'll hear snatches of the <b>Welsh</b> language, but the predominant tongue by far is English.The diversity of <b>accents</b> at the local sheep market,<br><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Bum8W0haHo/TukavEkcCII/AAAAAAAAAFU/IVH1UEbElO8/s1600/super_funny_hilarious_pictures_Mustache_Rides.jpeg"><br> tucked away almost symbolically behind rows of houses to the <b>north</b> of the town, is also broad, but with one clear difference: these are the many dialects of Cymraeg, the Welsh language.<br> Here, it is spoken English<br><img src="http://photos.motogp.com/2012/10/28/paddock_girl_22_preview_big.jpg"><br> that <b>is</b> in a tiny<br><img src="http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/ten-amazing-telescopes-1.jpg"><br> minority.In<br> a place just a couple of hours <b>from</b> the heartland of the most expansionist linguistic culture in history, the continuation of an ancient <b>language</b> and <b>culture</b> may seem puzzling, but the fact that this persistence is strongest among those families who have farmed the Cambrian Mountains for thousands of years certainly isn't. <b>Throughout</b> the world, it is within agricultural and hunter gatherer communities that traditions and languages persist the most.<br> And within our farming community the Welsh language <b>and</b> culture is not just<br><img src="http://fire-engine-red.com/css/images/slide1.jpg"><br> stronger; it is, to all intents and purposes, universal.George Monbiot is apparently appalled by the insinuation that replacing agriculture <b>in</b><br><img src="http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/rsxfolife/Wtf.png"><br> the Cambrians with a 'wilded' environment, where locals derive an income from tourism, would be <b>akin</b> to the displacement of Native Americans to create Yellowstone National Park. What is truly appalling is that he does not recognise the analogy.Appalling, but sadly not shocking: over the past<br><img src="http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs19/i/2007/280/2/f/Dragonfly_by_Akaeya_Lovely.jpg"><br> half century we have witnessed the arrival of countless rat-race refugees and environmental <b>fundamentalists,</b> all determined to reconnect with rural life and nature, <b>seemingly</b> oblivious to the <b>fact</b> that their new-found paradise is already occupied by people whose connection with the <b>land</b> is deep rooted, dates back thousands of years, and is <b>embedded</b> in their language<br><img src="http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/naturelibrary/images/ic/credit/640x395/a/af/african_wild_dog/african_wild_dog_1.jpg"><br> and culture.While<br> many quickly recognise reality and become genuine and welcome members of the community, others hide themselves away among the English ex-pat community, busying themselves with sorting out the world's problems, usually starting on <b>their</b> own <b>doorsteps.Mike</b> Parker, an Englishman 'gone native', summarises the position perfectly in Neighbours from Hell?, his book about English attitudes to the Welsh:"Never underestimate the zeal of <b>the</b> convert … they <b>arrive</b> in rural, Welsh-speaking Wales, fired up with a righteous sense of 'doing the right thing' in their environmental <b>work,</b> and nothing is allowed to dent that. Underpinning many of these attitudes is a deep-rooted certainty … that they have far more <b>to</b> teach the Welsh than the other <b>way</b> around."Perhaps it is the language barrier, or some similar <b>harmless</b> <b>obstacle</b> or misunderstanding which creates this attitude, but it <b>has</b> the distinct aura of plain old fashioned English colonialism – <b>only</b> with the quinine replaced by camomile tea, <b>and</b> a new, written form of gun-boat diplomacy.It's all stuff we are used to <b>here,</b> so why the particular anger among the Welsh about George Monbiot's wilding articles and book?Aside from the fact that wilding would destroy a host of sites of special scientific interest, what is most offensive is the way in which <b>reality</b> is twisted to vilify those people and practices which must be displaced in order to create <b>the</b> wild Wales of English romantic myth.To this end, a landscape is portrayed where "…towers of smoke ...[rise]… from the hills as the farmers burn tracts of gorse and trees in order to claim more<br><img src="http://media1.onsugar.com/files/2012/11/47/3/301/3019466/Someecards-COVER.xxxlarge/i/Funny-Thanksgiving-Someecards.jpg"><br> public money". And as if the battalion of EU-funded pyromaniac farmers seeking <b>to</b> "… expand the area eligible for … subsidy" [1] wasn't destructive enough, they are accompanied <b>by</b> an infantry of sheep which lay <b>waste</b> to everything the flames have failed to destroy.Powerful images, but <b>as</b> much a work of fiction as the felling of Fangorn Forest by Saruman and his Orcs: sheep have been farmed in Wales <b>for</b> thousands of years, while area <a href = "http://buygooglesniper.wordpress.com">buy google sniper 2 </a> introduced in 2005 – the same year in which Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) rules were introduced and the area eligible for payments was fixed.So<br> what impact has this alleged 'slash-and-burn-then-graze' <b>policy</b> "perfectly designed … for maximum <b>ecological</b> destruction", had? Miraculously, since <b>GAEC</b> was introduced in 2005 it has resulted in a doubling of the amount of woodland on Welsh <b>upland</b> farms, and a <b>65%</b> increase in the same across Wales as a <b>whole.During</b> the same period, Welsh sheep numbers fell by around 20%, while studies of stocking numbers in vast areas of the Cambrian Mountains suggest that sheep numbers have peaked and troughed, but <b>on</b> the whole changed little, or diminished, <b>over</b> the past century.Of<br> course, it stands to reason that overgrazing <b>can</b> have a range of damaging impacts, but equally intuitive is the damage caused by the complete removal of herbivores, domestic <b>or</b> otherwise, which have been present for thousands of years – hence the RSPB's conclusion (pdf) that "… undergrazing and loss of vegetation <b>structure</b> is <b>now</b> occurring in some areas, with adverse impacts for some <b>species</b> such as golden plover and other waders."Not<br> surprisingly, Monbiot's proposed changes to the CAP would render the <b>businesses</b> which undertake such grazing unviable – farms which despite having <b>average</b> incomes of the order <b>of</b> £21,000, nevertheless input the best part of £100,000 into the rural economy <b>each</b> year specifically because they farm sheep.Given<br> that agriculture is estimated to support over 10% of full time employees in Wales (pdf), the implications of <b>any</b> proposals for change need to be carefully considered, especially when they have a wilding in mind, which rural economists generally regard with extreme scepticism.Finally, academic ponderings aside, what would the impacts be for my own children and their classmates? A quick head-count reveals that of the 46 children in their classes, 67% Welsh as a first language, of whom 39% are from sheep farming families, and 75% are reliant,<br><img src="http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/roger-davis-luver/We%2520Will%2520Rock%2520You%2520-%2520mixed%2520Pics/ricardo-lucy.jpg"><br> to varying degrees,<br><img src="http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/2011/01/baby_girl_face.jpg"><br> on sheep farming.Wild? No; we are completely livid.• Nick Fenwick is the director of agriculture policy, Farmers' Union of Wales. He's also<br><img src="http://money.usnews.com/pubdbimages/image/41588/BestJobs2013_425425x283.jpg"><br> the English translator of 'A portrait of Machynlleth and its surroundings'MountainsFarmingWalesWildlifeRural affairsAgricultureguardian.co.uk<br> &copy; 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.<br> | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; • Suárez has not <b>let</b> me down one bit, says Liverpool manager• Rodgers says tribunal was prejudiced against strikerBrendan Rodgers has accused the Football Association and the prime minister David Cameron of prejudicing Luis Suárez's hearing by an independent panel that wanted to "throw him to the garbage".The Liverpool manager issued an extraordinary defence of his leading goalscorer on Thursday following a 10-match ban for biting the Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic at Anfield.<br> Liverpool received the written reasons for the punishment after Rodgers spoke, and Suárez has until midday on Friday to decide whether to appeal. The publication of the reasons could be delayed until after any appeal is heard.Rodgers claimed Suárez is being victimised by the FA, which punished "the man rather than the incident" with a disproportionate sentence compared with previous incidents.<br> The Liverpool manager also praised Suárez's "tireless" efforts to adapt to English culture and claimed the FA should have provided an incentive for the striker to calm <b>impulses</b> he compared to a tennis <b>player</b> smashing a racket.It<br> was the independent regulatory commission that attracted Rodgers's fiercest criticism, however, with the Liverpool manager questioning the impartiality of a three-man panel comprising <b>a</b> former player, an FA council member<br><img src="http://photoity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/20-Examples-Of-Lovely-Baby-Animal-Photography-1.jpg"><br> and chairperson. The FA had declared before the hearing <b>that</b> an automatic three-match ban was "clearly insufficient" and the prime minister's official spokesman called on <b>the</b> panel to take into account that "high-profile players are often role models". Liverpool also made their position clear ahead of the hearing by backing Suárez's claim that a three-match ban was sufficient.Rodgers said: "If you are an independent panel and yet <b>the</b> day beforehand the FA come <b>out</b> and say he will serve more <b>than</b> <b>three</b> games it is not independent because they are already putting pressure on the sanction.<br> There is a prejudice there straightaway. There was a lot of euphoria around the time it happened. Everyone has their opinion – which is normal. <b>The</b> prime minister even chipped in, which is a different matter altogether. But when you look at it in the cold light of <b>day</b> then it was violent conduct.<br> It is the first time I have ever heard of an <b>independent</b> inquiry being dictated <b>to</b> by so many people."Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, entered the debate on Thursday when he insisted Suárez fully deserved a 10-match suspension <b>for</b> biting an opponent. On the intervention <b>from</b> Cameron's office, the Liverpool manager said: "There's no doubt that if you have those high-profile figures making those sorts of statements there will be a bias.<br> <b>I</b> don't think there is any question about that.<br> <b>It</b> is human nature.<br> If you have people reading and listening to things for 24 hours, like it was, then there is no doubt that when they <b>sat</b> down on Wednesday morning for the first time to supposedly talk about it, I think people would argue whether they already had a decision in their minds."Rodgers insisted he had not <b>been</b> let <b>down</b> by <b>a</b> <b>player</b> who will miss the final four games of this <a href = "http://buygooglesniper2.wordpress.com">buy google sniper </a> first six of next season, and who is now considering his future in English football following his <b>second</b> substantial ban in two seasons. Suárez received <b>an</b> eight-match suspension<br><img src="http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/naturelibrary/images/ic/credit/640x395/a/af/african_wild_dog/african_wild_dog_1.jpg"><br> and £40,000 fine last year for using racially abusive language towards Patrice Evra."He's not let me down one bit," said the manager.<br> "He is a player <b>who</b> fell well <b>below</b> the standards of this football club at the weekend but that <b>doesn't</b> mean he should be thrown to the garbage.<br> Which is what has happened from<br><img src="http://spadogbotanicals.com/wp-content/uploads/puppy1.jpg"><br> a lot of people in these last few days.<br> <b>He's</b> a guy that has worked <b>tirelessly</b> <b>to</b> fit into the life and the way it is in this<br><img src="http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/2011/01/baby_girl_face.jpg"><br> country. Unfortunately for him he made a mistake and he's got a sanction which I don't believe fits with what he did."The Liverpool manager said Suárez's persecution complex stemmed from <b>the</b> inconsistencies in an FA disciplinary process that enabled Jermain Defoe to escape with a yellow card<br><img src="http://global3.memecdn.com/wtf_o_125054.jpg"><br> for biting Javier Mascherano in 2006 and saw the Chester City defender Sean Hessey receive a five-match ban for biting Stockport's Liam Dickinson in the same year.Rodgers<br> said: "You can only <b>compare</b> it with similar incidents that we have had. We've had two instances before, both in 2006, one a player who hasn't been sent <b>off</b> or anything for the action.<br> He [Defoe] went on to score 18 goals that season and after the incident got 17 of them and then was chosen by the FA to play for England.<br> And the second player <b>received</b> a five-game ban.<br> So, as you can imagine, when Luis Suárez receives a 10-game then it is very very difficult for us to understand and even more so for Luis."Despite<br> Rodgers's outspoken remarks – and he also admitted to agreeing with some of José Reina's assessment that the Suárez ban was "absurd and unfair" – he is unlikely to face censure from the FA.Brendan RodgersLuis SuárezLiverpoolDavid CameronAndy Hunterguardian.co.uk<br> &copy; 2013 Guardian <b>News</b> and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.<br> All rights reserved.<br> | Use of this content is subject to our<br><img src="http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/culture_test/LovelyBones_post.jpg"><br> Terms & Conditions | More Feeds&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When seawater freezes, it leaches salt, which mixes with <b>deeper</b> <b>waters</b> to create a dense, briny ocean layer. 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So it’s a tricky business, and needs to be better understood.”Martin<br><br><img src="http://images.sodahead.com/profiles/0/0/0/9/2/9/7/7/5/WTF-Porn-41415226799.jpeg"><br> Losch, a research scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, says the feedback mechanism identified by the MIT group is important for predicting sea-ice extent <b>on</b> a <b>regional</b> scale. “The <b>dynamics</b> of climate are complicated and nonlinear, and are due to many different <b>feedback</b> <b>processes,”</b> says Losch, <b>who</b> was not involved with the research. “Identifying these<br><img src="http://cdn2.blogs.babble.com/family-style/files/2012/07/mainpic.jpg"><br> feedbacks and their impact on the system is at the heart <b>of</b> climate research.”As part of the “Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean” (ECCO) project, Heimbach and his colleagues are now applying their model to larger regions in the Arctic.<br> This <b>research</b> was supported in <b>part</b> by the National Science Foundation and <b>NASA.</b> Transcripts of patient visits show a striking difference in the way doctors talk to their obese patients and those of normal weight, Johns Hopkins researchers found.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> An oil and <b>gas</b> production platform in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire Thursday morning, reigniting <b>the</b> political debate over the safety of offshore wells.<br> <a href = "http://buygooglesniper20.wordpress.com">buy google sniper </a> Biden speaks at Cambridge ceremony for Sean Collier, 26, to denounce 'cowardly, knockoff jihadis'Thousands of police officers from across the US gathered at a memorial for the university police officer allegedly<br><img src="http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/avatars/bringing_pretty-1346104767_600.jpg"><br> killed by the Boston bombing suspects on Wednesday, as information continued <b>to</b> emerge <b>on</b> the blasts that killed three and wounded <b>262</b> people.US vice-president Joe Biden spoke at the service, describing the <b>Tsarnaev</b> brothers, who the FBI believe planted two explosive devices at the Boston Marathon finishing line, as "two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knockoff jihadis".Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in a botched escape attempt<br><img src="http://cartoonswalls.com/walls/green_tinkerbell_fairy_lovely_wallpaper-normal.jpg"><br> after a <b>shootout</b> with police officers late on Thursday night. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was captured on Friday and is in hospital, where <b>he</b> is said to be <b>in</b> a stable condition. He has been charged with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SglqaiNd3jw/UDA7B3iuhEI/AAAAAAAAA5M/BcJuQPAqjO8/s1600/wtf-demotivational-poster-1211081456.jpg"><br> destruction, a count that carries a possible death penalty.Speaking at a service for Sean Collier, the 26-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology officer who died after allegedly being shot by the bombing suspects, Biden said the bombing had been conducted to "instil fear", but would not succeed.<br> Addressing Collier's <b>family,</b> Biden said: "My heart goes out to you." He added: "I hope you find some solace in this time <b>of</b> extreme grief."Biden invoked the loss of his own daughter, who died along with his wife in a car crash in 1972, as he addressed Collier's parents directly.<br> "The moment will come when the memory of Sean is triggered and you know it's going to be OK," he said. "When<br><img src="http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02405/dog-house-cloud_2405022k.jpg"><br> the first instinct is to get a smile on your lips before you get tear to your <b>eye."Late</b> on Wednesday reports emerged that the federal government had entered Tamerlan <b>Tsarneav</b> on a database of potential terrorists 18 months before the Boston explosions.<br> The Associated Press news agency said officials had stated that the CIA had Tamerlan's name added to a classified <b>terrorist</b> database in September 2011 after the Russian government contacted the agency with concerns<br><img src="http://blog.i2fly.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/i2fly_lovely-mountains-2.jpg"><br> that he had become a follower of radical Islam.<br> The database is known as the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, or Tide.According to the <b>reports</b> Tamerlan Tsarnaev <b>was</b> also listed on a homeland security database called the Treasury Enforcement <b>Communications</b> System, or Tecs, that is used <b>to</b> check for terror <b>suspects</b> at the border. In January and July 2012, when he travelled to Russia and back, the Tecs system sent alerts to the FBI but the agency at that stage had closed its investigation <b>of</b> Tsarnaev <b>because</b> it had not <b>found</b> evidence he was linked to terrorist groups.As<br> the service took place for Sean Collier it emerged<br><img src="http://scoop.stepout.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/25-ways-to-make-a-girl-smile-laugh-dating-tips.jpg"><br> that a <b>US</b> team of investigators had travelled to the Russian province of Dagestan on Tuesday to question the Tsarnaev parents, Anzor Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva. Officials are<br><img src="http://learn.columbia.edu/hispanic/img/art400/velazquez-girl.jpg"><br> investigating Tamerlan Tsarnaev's trip to Russia in 2012 and whether he met with extremists during that time.Anzor Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told a Russian news agency that they will fly to the <b>United</b> States on Thursday. <b>In</b> the US, more details emerged about the bombs allegedly constructed <b>and</b> detonated by the <b>Tsarnaev</b> brothers. Officials say the two devices which exploded by the finishing line of the marathon were triggered by a remote-controlled detonator, the AP reported on Wednesday.<br> Officials do not believe the bombs were sophisticated, it said, quoting one investigator <b>as</b> saying the detonator was "close-controlled" – meaning it had to be triggered within several <b>blocks</b> of the bombs.It is not known how the bombs were detonated. A criminal complaint outlining federal charges against the surviving bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, described him as holding a cellphone <b>in</b> his hand in the minutes before the first explosion.Investigators in the US have recovered only one handgun believed <b>to</b> have been used by the Tsarnaevs in a shootout with police, according to the AP. It cited two officials as saying a <b>9mm</b> pistol had been recovered but no other weapons had <b>been</b> found. The serial number had<br><img src="http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/avatars/bringing_pretty-1346104767_600.jpg"><br> been scratched from the gun, the AP reported.Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed following a shootout with police.<br> Authorities said he had run out of ammunition when he was struck by a car driven by<br><img src="http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/naturelibrary/images/ic/credit/640x395/a/af/african_wild_dog/african_wild_dog_1.jpg"><br> his younger brother and dragged some distance.Police in Rhode Island said they were working on Wednesday to determine whether a body found in Providence Harbor is that of a Brown student, missing since March, who was mistakenly linked to the Boston bombings last week.Sunil Tripathi went missing on 16 March and was wrongly implicated in the marathon <b>bombings</b> by Reddit users who erroneously claimed he was the suspect wearing a white hat. That man turned out to be Dzhokhar <b>Tsarnaev.Boston</b> Marathon bombingBostonTamerlan TsarnaevDzhokhar TsarnaevUnited StatesJoe BidenMIT - Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMassachusettsChechnyaAdam Gabbattguardian.co.uk<br> &copy; 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited <b>or</b> its affiliated companies.<br> All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Millions of lower-income workers who gain access to employer-sponsored health insurance under the Affordable Care Act may still choose not to purchase coverage, according to a new study. <b>Most</b> of the lowest-income workers currently <b>offered</b> health benefits elect not to enroll, according to a study from the ADP Research Institute <b>released</b> Monday. 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Any comparison may be fighting words, but with his guitar, harmonica and distinctive voice, 19-year-old Jake Bugg evokes the young Dylan.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Adam Mars-Jones on a shrewd, sharp memoir of Thatcher-inspired escapeThe death of Margaret <b>Thatcher</b> has put wind in the sails of Maggie and Me, but Damian Barr's memoir <b>would</b> have managed perfectly well on its own.<br> This memoir of deprivation and survival is shrewdly constructed and written with a winning dry humour.Barr's starting point is the night in October 1984 when Mrs Thatcher's <b>escape</b> from the bombs planted in her&nbsp;Brighton hotel dominated the television news ("this blonde woman rises from rubble again and again like a&nbsp;Cyberman off Dr Who"). It was the first night that Barr, then aged eight, spent in an unfamiliar flat after his mother left the marital home to live with her boyfriend Logan.Barr's mother was five foot nothing, his adored father <b>"six</b> foot everything", not exactly a New <b>Man</b> but still <b>the</b> only dad in the village who would push a pram.<br> He worked at the Ravenscraig steel works, making the sun set twice <b>every</b> night, as young Damian understood it, <b>when</b> he emptied the&nbsp;furnaces at the end of a shift, sending a&nbsp;"bigger brighter cleaner light" through the porridge-coloured <b>curtains</b> of Damian's new home.In his <b>acknowledgements</b> Barr describes the slow accumulation of manuscript <b>pages,</b> and sees his breakthrough in <b>finding</b> his way through as the need <b>to</b> <b>remember</b> rather than imagine.<br> It's not memory, though, that supplies&nbsp;the <b>Dylan</b> Thomas note in this&nbsp;evocation of<br><img src="http://images.sodahead.com/profiles/0/0/0/9/2/9/7/7/5/WTF-Porn-41415226799.jpeg"><br> his father: "My dad is always minerals. The whites of his eyes and his smiling falsers sparkle <b>out</b> from the coal-black rest of <b>him."Barr's<br></b> father worked in just the sort of heavy <b>industry</b> that was on the way&nbsp;out in the Thatcher years, while Damian and his mother ended up <b>living</b> as part of a ramshackle extended family dependent on benefits, petty crime and&nbsp;drink.<br> They seem to personify respectively the respectable and unrespectable poor, at a time when the government was making poverty <b>itself</b> unrespectable (though <b>difficult</b> to&nbsp;avoid in a place like North Lanarkshire).The<br> schoolboy Damian's choice of another path wasn't necessarily high-minded.<br> For a tall asthmatic boy aware of his gayness, and not particularly adept at <b>hiding</b> it, schools and libraries&nbsp;were natural places of refuge.<br> Tweaking Blanche Dubois's celebrated line, he says he has always depended "on the kindness <b>of</b> teachers". Even the Scripture Union had its value, more on account of <b>the</b> absence of bullies than the presence of <b>Jesus.Barr</b> specialises <b>in</b> the understated effects of double-take. When, still a schoolboy, he answers a small ad and meets his first potential partner, the man's car smells of "something that isn't Lynx". And<br><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/01/01/t-magazine/01best-food/01best-food-tmagArticle.jpg"><br> how's this for an account of Scottish funeral manners – "All the women are crying and the <b>headstones</b> are more expressive<br><img src="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff126/co-pirate/Hilarious.jpg"><br> than the men." <b>With</b> a statement such as "I'm not naturally clumsy but I've learnt to be", the implication is grimmer.<br> Logan was brutally abusive, and when Damian's mother was hospitalised with a cerebral haemorrhage his opportunities were unlimited.<br> Injuries<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/11100000/Lovely-baby-girls-sweety-babies-11191341-500-360.jpg"><br> during PE or on the sports field could camouflage other marks.<br> As for why Damian protected his abuser, Logan threatened to give<br><img src="http://img.izismile.com/img/img3/20101117/640/amazing_animal_closeups_640_10.jpg"><br> his little sister Teenie the same treatment if he said a word to anyone, <b>a&nbsp;threat</b> that was effective even though Damian could see that tomboyish Teenie <b>was</b> no natural victim. She would never be caught in the same trap as her brother. <b>Logan</b> hit her just the once. <b>She</b> kicked his shins.<br> He laughed and learned his lesson.Abuse isn't dwelt on, but dealt with almost<br><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oYDafn-gT9M/Tl913376ZFI/AAAAAAAAA9I/uvDD7WijOe0/s640/Ac_Dior_Ring_lovely.JPG"><br> lightly ("and that's the last of my baby teeth").<br> Logan imposes an arbitrary and inconsistent discipline: <b>"Just</b> when I think I've mastered eating&nbsp;– no clanking cutlery, no seconds, <a href = "http://buygooglesniper.wordpress.com">buy google sniper 2 </a> of feeling hungry – I'll chew the wrong way<br><img src="http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/8800000/baby-girl-babies-8856968-377-322.jpg"><br> and …" Those three dots used to be the code that signified a sex scene, <b>now</b> it's&nbsp;a scene of abuse.Damian's <b>father</b> took up with Mary, auxiliary nurse by day, country singer by night, whose taste in bright clothing earned her the nickname Mary the Canary.<br> After a short-lived charm offensive she set <b>herself</b> against the children and did all <b>she</b> <b>could</b> to block access to their father.<br> Even so, there <b>must</b> have been times when communication was easier than <b>Barr</b> lets on, if Mary helped him dress up as Alexis Colby from Dynasty – Joan Collins – for a school sponsored walk. He came to school fully made up, changing at <b>lunchtime</b> into a lacy black two-piece suit with pencil skirt and shoulder pads to<br><img src="http://images.sodahead.com/profiles/0/0/0/9/2/9/7/7/5/WTF-Porn-41415226799.jpeg"><br> totter round the reservoir at Strathclyde <b>Park.A</b> better refuge even than the giftshop <b>of</b> the Lourdes Grotto at Carfin was the home of Damian's schoolfriend Heather. It was the first <b>"bought</b> hoose" he'd ever been in ("I thought only the council built houses").<br> Here he sampled such <b>exotica</b> <b>as</b> garlic chicken – he had thought garlic <b>only</b> came on bread, and then only on telly. There was even a dining table for formal occasions ("I stroke it like my dad would a shiny new BMW"). Chastely he and Heather play the roles of boyfriend and girlfriend, with <b>Damian</b> feeling guilty that he is misleading her, though it suits her to be respectably <b>out</b> of circulation. When&nbsp;the two of them lead their school team to the national finals of the Young Consumer of the Year Quiz it's a glimpse of the promised land for him, since the <b>finals</b> are<br><img src="http://randomc.net/image/Lovely%2520Complex/Lovely%2520Complex%2520-%252003%2520-%2520Large%252009.jpg"><br> held in Brighton.<br> He<br><img src="http://assets.shitbrix.com/hashed_silo_content/c25/562/a58/resized/wtf-camping-camping-wtf-you-ll-shit-brix-c8f323.jpg"><br> barely has time to<br><img src="http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/JESUS_60a55f_1061651.jpg"><br> see young men queueing outside a nightclub, some of them blatantly holding hands, before he's back on the train home, with nothing to show for it&nbsp;except a Tales of the City video.Heather doesn't <b>come</b> to <b>Damian's</b> house, or she in her <b>turn</b> would witness exotic habits of consumption. He lives in the centre of the Buckfast Triangle, the 10-mile area of western Scotland where 90% of "Buckie" is sold and where "countless men disappear" – Buckie the cheap strong caffeinated red wine, made for their own obscure reasons by Benedictine<br><img src="http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/dog-groups-sporting-group0.jpg"><br> monks in Devon. <b>Buckie</b> isn't quite Proust's madeleine, but Damian's mother <b>was</b> prescribed it when pregnant, to build her up, so it's almost a memory from the<br><img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdmi1rx9gO1rdtrv5o1_500.gif"><br> womb. "When vomited up – as it always is – it hangs in glossy molasses-like strings, reeking like turpentine, that you've got to pull from your mouth."<br> His mother's lover passes out, white T-shirt stained with black drool, not <b>just</b> a trickle of it but (typically adroit pop-culture reference) "thick sticky strands like <b>the</b> stuff that comes out the fat Baron in Dune".Each<br> chapter of Maggie and Me has <b>an</b> epigraph from Margaret Thatcher, such as <b>"I</b> am extraordinarily patient<br><img src="http://cdn.cstatic.net/g/500x/http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/50d4892af92ea17e1001db26/best-cookbooks-2012-listicle.jpg"><br> … provided I get my own way in<br><img src="http://images.wisegeek.com/dog-with-suds.jpg"><br> the end."<br> JK Rowling did something similar in The <b>Casual</b> Vacancy, using the seventh edition of Charles Arnold-Baker's Local Council Administration.<br> It's a <b>neat</b> formal device, until near the end of the book when Barr <b>leans</b> too hard on it. An indictment of Thatcher's negative achievements ends with "You also saved my life … You were <b>different,</b> like me, and you had to fight to be yourself."In what way "like"? The temptation to go for a <b>big</b> finish and a direct statement squanders a lot of the subtlety that precedes it. To<br><img src="http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/16700000/Lovely-Baby-sweety-babies-16705862-400-400.jpg"><br> claim Thatcher in a one-line paragraph as "My<br><img src="http://rack.0.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEyLzEyLzA0L2U5L2hvd2ZhY2Vib29rLjVqTC5qcGcKcAl0aHVtYgk5NTB4NTM0IwplCWpwZw/39ec7476/c24/how-facebook-inspired-one-woman-s-incredible-tough-mudder--c7c660214a.jpg"><br> other mother" is a&nbsp;hollow shock effect. As his first mother paid him less and less attention <b>as</b> time went on, <a href = "http://buygooglesniper2.wordpress.com">buy google sniper </a> him up unwittingly to abuse, there should be some irony clinging <b>to</b> Thatcher <b>as</b> her deputy, but it's hard to spot.Elsewhere Barr's control of irony has been <b>very</b> sharp, perhaps <b>most</b> of <b>all</b> when he's treating irony itself – indispensable adolescent ketchup <b>splodged</b> freely over every dish – back when he was annotating his copy of The Catcher in the Rye: <b>"'I</b><br><img src="http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17100000/Lucy-Hale-pretty-little-liars-tv-show-17132246-599-1024.jpg"><br> feel sorry for Holden.<br> He is just SUCH a damaged individual,' I write at the end of chapter ten, my<br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_diF-v-rEz7c/S3CHJStf77I/AAAAAAAAA6A/8TcSIQCBJKM/s400/InternetToughGuy_2-468x.jpg"><br> biro exhausted <b>by</b> empathy."In the final pages there isn't just a forced Thatcherism but something alarmingly close <b>to</b> on-your-bike Tebbitry.<br> "Be strong, Maggie told us all.<br> Get educated.<br> Get away.<br> That's <b>what</b> she said.<br> I listened. Heather listened. Mark didn't." The<br><img src="http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/16700000/Lovely-Baby-sweety-babies-16705862-400-400.jpg"><br> ersatz urgency of <b>those</b> short tabloid sentences seems imported from a smaller, weaker book.Mark<br> was Damian's best friend at school, at odds with his <b>gayness,</b> partly&nbsp;because by virtue of being handsome and sporty he had the option of fitting in, though at a cost.<br> He&nbsp;was understandably more conflicted about the need to "get away". There will always be gay people for whom all roads lead to Brighton (where Barr <b>now</b> lives), or San Francisco. Others don't see uprooting in such positive terms.<br> In that sense, if&nbsp;no other, the desolation of Barr's family life may have been an advantage, making his choices clear.Barr<br> seemed to understand this when he gave an angry address at Mark's funeral (after he had finally succeeded in killing himself), blaming the bigots who had made his life impossible.<br> It's a shame that this admirable reluctance to blame the victim doesn't survive to the <b>end</b> of the&nbsp;book, and <b>the</b> brassy finale it would&nbsp;be better without.Autobiography and memoirBiographyAdam Mars-Jonesguardian.co.uk &copy; 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.<br> All rights reserved.<br> <b>|</b> <b>Use</b> of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More <b>Feeds&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Malala</b> Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education who was gravely <b>wounded</b> by the Taliban in October, is <b>back</b> in school for the first<br><img src="http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/015/cache/afghan-girl-portrait_1563_990x742.jpg"><br> time since the attack.<br> If the cold days and long, dark nights of winter fill you with <b>a</b> primal urge to hibernate, rest assured you're not alone. 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Motherwell now have 50 points, five ahead of Ross County in third but 12 points behind the leaders Celtic.MotherwellHibernianScottish Premier LeaguePeter Masonguardian.co.uk<br> &copy; 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited <b>or</b> <b>its</b> affiliated companies.<br> All rights reserved.<br> | Use of this <b>content</b> is subject to our Terms <b>&</b> Conditions | <b>More</b> Feeds Interest in the Laguna, the first luxury high-rise in <b>Jersey</b> City’s Newport neighborhood, has been strong, with 40 percent of the 158 units<br><img src="http://media.avclub.com/images/422/422323/16x9/627.jpg%3F7300"><br> <b>already</b> rented.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; An array of newspapers protested a new press code on<br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SglqaiNd3jw/UDA7B3iuhEI/AAAAAAAAA5M/BcJuQPAqjO8/s1600/wtf-demotivational-poster-1211081456.jpg"><br> Tuesday that empowers a press watchdog to investigate abuses, order corrections and levy steep fines for misbehavior.<br> Jeff Withey scored 22 points and every senior had a big night at their last home game, leading No.<br> 4 Kansas past Texas Tech 79-42 at Allen Fieldhouse on Monday <b>night.<br></b> WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct.<br> 17 -- Former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees had a simple message for current Boilermakers signal caller <b>Joey</b> Elliott.<br> India's Jeev Milka Singh <b>has</b> shunned the red carpet of Bollywood to concentrate on the greens of Castle Stuart and the defense of his Scottish Open crown this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ST.<br> PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Boss was back at the ballpark. As students <b>champion</b> the ethical fashion movement, universities are tailoring <b>courses</b> to match<br><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Bum8W0haHo/TukavEkcCII/AAAAAAAAAFU/IVH1UEbElO8/s1600/super_funny_hilarious_pictures_Mustache_Rides.jpeg"><br> this growing trendOn April 24 of this <b>year,</b> more than 1,100 people were killed as the Rana Plaza building, a garment factory, collapsed in Savar<br><img src="http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Scitech/dog%2520nose%2520detector.jpg"><br> on the outskirts of Dhaka in Bangladesh.Since<br> the disaster, more <b>than</b> 50 fashion labels have signed a legally-binding agreement to ensure more rigorous safety standards in the factories that<br><img src="http://media.outsideonline.com/images/BestPlaceslogo_12.jpg"><br> supply their clothes.<br> But the campaign for ethical fashion is<br><img src="http://api.ning.com/files/sLvh4KvKMEeVZ39CoHj6WM5TTcg6t4zaCDZlwEu6oV5T7lkzbPh22cS-*0RMsNFnDVQyEQS1d3saH8JfSRh07HQ7esWLFNKh/Barney.jpg"><br> going further <b>than</b> that.<br> <b>Two</b> <b>decades</b> since<br><img src="http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/073/b/a/newid__by_polish_girl-d3bm20j.png"><br> the first sweatshop scandals broke, students across the country are getting involved in a movement for a more ethical fashion industry.Emma Waight, a human geography PhD student at the University of Southampton, is known in the blogosphere as a key figure in the ethical fashion movement in the <b>UK.<br></b> She's organised two events at her university this year: The Ethical Fashion Workshop 2013, featuring expert speakers from across <b>the</b> <b>country,</b> and a clothes swap attracting 80 students.The<br> aim of the swap was to inform students from all courses about ethical fashion.<br> "It's <b>really</b> important to remember that the retail industry has <b>so</b> many areas to it. Everyone buys clothes and students from all kinds of disciplines end up working in retail," said Waight.Waight's<br> curiosity in the ethical fashion industry was sparked during her BA in fashion <b>promotion</b> and communciation at Southampton Solent University.<br> "I believe that in terms of sustainable consumption, the best thing we can do is buy less. We've got into this culture of buying more and more items because it's easily available, and there's so much choice now," she said.Charlotte Instone, who recently finished her first year of a BA in fashion buying and merchandising at the London College of Fashion, is another student keen to spread the word about ethical fashion.<br> She read up on the movement <b>after</b> <b>taking</b> a related module during her course.Instone recently put on an ethical fashion show at her university with a programme of <b>expert</b> <b>panel</b> discussions and clothes stalls from ethical fashion labels.<br> "I wanted to make the event a <b>platform</b> for everything available at the moment," <b>Instone</b> said.The<br> show raised £900 for Rehema, a charity in Tanzania training women in textile skills, as <b>well</b> as educating fellow students about the industry. Instone has been asked to run it again next year.One university has recognised this growing trend among students.<br> In September this year, Buckinghamshire New University will pilot a new BA in fashion design, with ethical and sustainable fashion as its unique selling point.<br> The programme looks at the<br><img src="http://media.avclub.com/images/422/422323/16x9/627.jpg%3F7300"><br> sustainability of various materials and their properties, the conditions for workers in garment industries, and <b>diversity</b> in fashion.<br> Course director Sian Kate-Mooney said: "It's basically<br><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/s_kc4p8fV49dH3OyKoXTSg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Y2g9NDI4O2NyPTE7Y3c9NjQwO2R4PTA7ZHk9MDtmaT11bGNyb3A7aD00MjI7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/251/2012/12/13/excuses-dogs-christmas3-13122012-jpg_114939.jpg"><br> saying, 'You don't have to be a size zero, six foot 13-year-old white girl to enjoy and wear fashion'."The<br> BA has seen a high number of applications, which Mooney <b>puts</b> down to <b>a</b> growing concern with where clothes are coming from and the conditions in which they <b>are</b> made. Speaking<br><img src="http://api.ning.com/files/sLvh4KvKMEeVZ39CoHj6WM5TTcg6t4zaCDZlwEu6oV5T7lkzbPh22cS-*0RMsNFnDVQyEQS1d3saH8JfSRh07HQ7esWLFNKh/Barney.jpg"><br> about the <b>course</b> at <b>UCAS</b> fairs and open days, she has been encouraged by the number of young people who <b>were</b> interested in the subject.So why the growing awareness? Could it be that the recent <b>disaster</b> in Bangladesh, which received a good deal of media coverage, has fixed the plight of garment <b>workers</b> and the broader issues within the industry more permanently in peoples' minds? Waight said: "I'm sure it's had an impact – people I've spoken to around university say they're more keen not to buy clothes either from Primark or from Bangladesh."Instone is also positive that the Rana Plaza disaster has encouraged engagement among her fellow <b>students.</b> "In terms of setting up companies at <b>the</b> moment with how the market is, the only way to do it is to have a really strong USP, and ethical fashion offers something different," she said.So<br> what<br><img src="http://assets.shitbrix.com/hashed_silo_content/c25/562/a58/resized/wtf-camping-camping-wtf-you-ll-shit-brix-c8f323.jpg"><br> are the<br><img src="http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/gty_courtney_love-kb_130124_wg.jpg"><br> biggest barriers to <b>engaging</b> the<br><img src="http://a.abcnews.com/images/Entertainment/gty_courtney_love-kb_130124_wg.jpg"><br> interest<br><img src="http://i2.mangareader.net/tough/135/tough-1573559.jpg"><br> of other students? 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People buying free range eggs has no impact <b>on</b> us apart from a<br><img src="http://api.ning.com/files/sLvh4KvKMEeVZ39CoHj6WM5TTcg6t4zaCDZlwEu6oV5T7lkzbPh22cS-*0RMsNFnDVQyEQS1d3saH8JfSRh07HQ7esWLFNKh/Barney.jpg"><br> warm fuzzy feeling inside, and that's because celebrity chefs have really been heading those kinds of campaigns, so I think we need more of that for ethical fashion," Waight said.Mooney<br> hopes that once students graduate from the course, they will go to become industry influencers. "Hopefully we will have students who will say, 'That's not ethical, but there are all these ethical solutions.' They will already be<br><img src="http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/2011/11/feminine-baby-girl-names.jpg"><br> equipped to go into the industry."StudentsFashion<br> <b>industryEthical</b> businessArt and designEmily Wightguardian.co.uk &copy; 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited <b>or</b> its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.<br><br><img src="http://i2.listal.com/image/2709592/600full-the-pretty-reckless.jpg"><br> | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This article originally appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Spectrvm.Jay Scheib just staged Beethoven’s “Fidelio” in Saarbrucken, Germany, put on a ballet in Hong Kong and brought home an Obie (off-Broadway’s highest <b>honor)</b> for a production in New York that lit up critics’ radar screens.<br> So why, with a burgeoning international reputation and simultaneous projects writing, designing and directing, has Scheib decided to call MIT home? “There was a time,” Scheib admits, “when I <b>thought,</b> ‘What? There’s a theater program at MIT?’” But today this associate professor and newly appointed director of the Theater Arts Department regards his move to Cambridge from Berlin nine years ago as “one of the great decisions of <b>my</b> life — the <b>start</b> of <b>an</b> incredibly fruitful relationship.”<br> Scheib, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, vaulted onto the global <b>stage</b> in his early 20s, directing, designing, <b>writing</b> plays and adapting screenplays. Along the way, he picked up <b>video</b> <b>and</b> film production, and earned an MFA at Columbia<br><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-47IuhsxErMs/T3UOGBXiA1I/AAAAAAAABGI/Cdziz6Tl2FY/s1600/WTF.png"><br> University. Recently <b>named</b> Best <b>New</b> York Theater Director by Time Out New <b>York,</b> Scheib says <b>he</b> brings the “challenges of the field, and the experience of grappling with them” into his undergraduate studio classes.<br> “Building on those kinds of journeys hand in hand with students, as a day-to-day artistic practice, has been enriching,” he says. The benefits flow both ways, since these students collaborate with Scheib, contributing ideas at the earliest stages and later becoming directly involved in productions.<br> The kinds of questions that fascinate <b>Scheib,</b> discussed in <b>the</b> classroom and made manifest in his productions, connect to work emerging from MIT’s science and engineering departments. He attends talks by MIT colleagues on such topics as robotics and advanced prostheses. “Their language makes its way into my thinking,” Scheib believes.<br> “It’s <b>important</b> for me to take science and technology as central considerations <b>in</b> whatever I do, whether operas, plays or ballets.”Other worlds He finds the notion of human exploration of other worlds, whether in outer space or digital, particularly resonant.<br> “Untitled Mars,” the first drama of a three-part trilogy, was sparked by a proposal from Joseph Gavin, Jr. — an MIT aero/astro graduate and a lead in U.S.<br> lunar exploration — that astronauts<br><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_i1kSkZv7L-E/TRCufY8dUkI/AAAAAAAADZQ/rJpQ4Sq4wqM/s1600/toughcookie.jpg"><br> should travel to Mars with the understanding that they would never return. “The idea for me was hugely shocking, but when I asked my class if they would go on<br><img src="http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff126/co-pirate/Hilarious.jpg"><br> a one-way mission, they all said yes,” Scheib says.<br> “I totally get that adventurous spirit.” Scheib is also “very engaged in finding ways to incorporate different technologies, <b>whether</b> video, <b>or</b> sensors or <b>microphones,</b> into live performance.” These are not <b>intended</b> as whiz-bang fillips to a production, but as strategies for “reflecting on <b>the</b> world <b>we</b> live in.” Scheib’s off-Broadway theater piece, “World of Wires,” was conceived at MIT, <b>and</b> tells the<br><img src="http://media.avclub.com/images/422/422323/16x9/627.jpg%3F7300"><br> story of a scientist who is surprised to find himself living inside the computer simulation he is designing. To convey this complex duality, Scheib includes a live, uncut video view of the action (he mans the camera himself for the single 90-minute shot during performances). “I <b>want</b> to find ways to work with these tools such that they are deeply embedded <b>in</b> the action,” he says.<br> After a brief vacation at his childhood farm in Iowa — “I plan to<br><img src="http://cdn.mos.totalfilm.com/images/p/pretty-woman-470-75.jpg"><br> drive around in a pickup truck” — <b>Scheib</b> will take on a packed agenda, which includes helping to reshape MIT’s theater arts curriculum.<br> While undergraduates frequently <b>choose</b> theater as a “companion piece” to a course of study in architecture or physics, says <b>Scheib,</b> he hopes MIT “will emerge as a destination for students seeking to concentrate in performance and scenography.”<br> The ultimate multiplexer, Scheib will also be developing a production for the New York City Opera, and designing a Chekhov performance as a live, drive-in movie sited next <b>door</b> to the Pinwheel House, a winner of MIT’s $1K House initiative — an effort to bring supremely affordable and sustainable homes to the world’s poor.<br> “I’m happy to be doing a lot all the time,” he says.  Plus, there is a “pitch and energy to MIT that I find

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