J.D. Okhai Ojeikere (1930-2014) a Nigerian photographer, documented the captivating hairstyles of young Nigerian women in the late 1960s. His Hairstyle Series consists of over a thousand pictures of fashionable African inspired hairstyles and is the largest of his archive to date. Ojeikere passed away at the age of 83 on the afternoon of February 2nd these pictures, there is no doubt that many of the hairstyles we now wear were inspired by African women. Here are a few of my favorites from the series.
Chemistry of love: Using pheromones to find your match By Nastaran Tavakoli-Far BBC World Service
Could pheromone dating help people find their perfect match? It is evening at Stories, a bar in east London, and here men and women are huddled around a table full of plastic bags stuffed with t-shirts.
They are taking out the shirts, pressing them to their noses - and sniffing them.
Welcome to an event organised by the dating firm Pheromone Parties.
They are using pheromones - a scent we all give off and which some believe plays a big role in attraction - and are encouraging us to smell our way to true love.
Oh no, there are polite people out there in the world, somebody stop them
A simple, “Do you have a moment” or “I have a question” is far more relevant to breaking into a conversation politely then it is to apologize. Women are expected to be submissive and apologize for the smallest slight, even things that are not there fault like someone wanting there arm rest.
Generally, saying you’re sorry to begin a conversation is used when interrupting another conversation or some other activity, not just at random. “Excuse me” is used more commonly, but means the same thing. You’re kinda right about the arm rest thing, the person sitting down should have said it. Neither that, nor the staring in the second set, seemed appropriate to me
"In a second study three separate offences were rated by 120 subjects on a seven-point scale. And women consistently rated the three offences as more severe than men did. Turns out that men are just as likely as women to apologize for a given offense. But their threshold for thinking they have committed an offense is higher."