Academic Aspersions

Number of births by age, I think. As a pedant I will note the lack of y-axis labels drives me to distraction.

“There are two clear paths through adulthood,” Cherlin told The Altantic, “one for people who have a bachelor’s degree and one for people who don’t.”

For reference, from the top: No high-school graduation; HS graduation; some college; bachelors degree+

Via SocImages.

theimpossiblecool:

“Find what you love and let it kill you.” 
Charles Bukowski, Los Angeles, 1982.

theimpossiblecool:

“Find what you love and let it kill you.” 

Charles Bukowski, Los Angeles, 1982.

In the end, the only really interesting books are the ones read by the police.
— Tomatoes. Natalie Quintaine
His wife seemed to have grown in stature while she insulted him with elegance and precision.
— Germinal. Émile Zola.
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan.

Via GQ.

WellRead40

In case you have a spare decade or two of reading time…

popular pin-ups, playboys, millionaires and actresses with the bodies of gods and goddesses and the morals of ferrets
—   Lord Hailsham.  Relating to the Profumo affair
Train your heartbeat, make it sufficiently slow, and you can go anywhere. Guards will cease to see you. Walls will let you pass. Former lovers will not recognize you, even face to face, close as hands. Train your heartbeat, slow it down, and nothing is impossible any more. You can turn into salt.
— Sean at Said the Gramaphone.
This.  Always this.

This.  Always this.

Shifting from bimodal to merely right-skewed.  A step in the right direction?
Via From Poverty to Power.

Shifting from bimodal to merely right-skewed.  A step in the right direction?

Via From Poverty to Power.