Archive - August 8, 2019

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Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman by Jia Tolentino (Kyrgyzstan)
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In Bed with Trump — WSJ Editorial Today
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E. Fuller Torrey Wins Special Peace Corps Writers Award For Staff 2019 (Ethiopia)

Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman by Jia Tolentino (Kyrgyzstan)

Thanks for a ‘heads up’ from Bea Hogan (Uzbekistan 1992-94)  Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman How we became suckers for the hard labor of self-optimization. By Jia Tolentino (Kyrgyzstan 2009-10) From The Guardian (US Edition) Last modified on Fri 2 Aug 2019 06.31 EDT The ideal woman has always been generic. I bet you can picture the version of her that runs the show today. She’s of indeterminate age but resolutely youthful presentation. She’s got glossy hair and the clean, shameless expression of a person who believes she was made to be looked at. She is often luxuriating when you see her – on remote beaches, under stars in the desert, across a carefully styled table, surrounded by beautiful possessions or photogenic friends. Showcasing herself at leisure is either the bulk of her work or an essential part of it; in this, she is not so unusual – . . .

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In Bed with Trump — WSJ Editorial Today

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from David Miron (Colombia 1963-65)     Peter Navarro (Thailand 1972–75) is the Assistant to the President, and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy. He is the highest ranking RPCV working for Trump. The next highest former PCV is Donald’s dear friend Jody Olsen, the 20th Director of the agency, who has now spent more than 17 years working for the Peace Corps, all during Republican Administrations.              

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E. Fuller Torrey Wins Special Peace Corps Writers Award For Staff 2019 (Ethiopia)

Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion By E. Fuller Torrey (Ethiopia Staff/Medical 1964-66) Doctor Fuller Torrey (Ethiopia Staff/Medical 1964-66) is associate director for research at the Stanley Medical Research Institute and the founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center. His books include The Roots of Treason: Ezra Pound and the Secret of St. Elizabeths(1984); The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens(2008); Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual,6th ed. (2013); and American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System(2013). He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife RPCV Barbara Boyle (Tanzania 1963-65) Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion is a human invention. In this book, E. Fuller Torrey draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to . . .

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