If you’re doubting whether you’ve done enough with your life, don’t compare yourself to Mr. Kaminsky. By his 19th birthday, he had helped save the lives of thousands of people by making false documents to get them into hiding or out of the country. He went on to forge papers for people in practically every major conflict of the mid-20th century.
“I saved lives because I can’t deal with unnecessary deaths — I just can’t,” he told me. “All humans are equal, whatever their origins, their beliefs, their skin color,” he later added. “There are no superiors, no inferiors. That is not acceptable for me.”
The meat industry is the worst.A spokesman for the American Council on Science and Health, a chemical-industry front group, called the Obamas “organic limousine liberals,” warning that organic farming would lead to famine and calling on the first lady to use pesticides in her garden — evidently whether she needed them or not. The Mid-America CropLife Association wrote a letter to the president suggesting that, by planting an organic garden, his wife had unfairly impugned conventional agriculture. A minor skirmish, perhaps, but also a shot across the bow.
Robin Givhan on the schadenfreude surrounding Kim K:
People in Russia have always yielded metro seats to those who need them more, though they certainly do jaywalk.The reaction to the Kardashian robbery has, in many quarters, been unkind. But that’s not because people don’t have empathy for a woman, a mother, a wife. They just don’t have empathy for a hollow brand. And in the process of building her significant wealth and fame, it’s the brand — not the person — that people know.
Kale sparkles in the microwave because iron.
I love the Post's breakdown of romcoms:
Makeovers: You’ve got a killer personality, but your love interest just can’t see past what you’ve got going on in the face and body regions. Typically, all you need to do is remove your glasses, wear less clothing, and boom: total transformation. Sometimes you also have to crack open a book.
Type-A girl, type-B guy: She’s uptight, because the patriarchy. He’s laid-back because he gets a full night’s sleep. They can’t stand each other and also can’t be without each other.