The “A Little Gray, A Little Slouchy” News, 2 April 2018

President Trump’s Day on Twitter:


~1- Starbucks estimates it distributes about 6 billion paper and plastic cups globally in a given year. This is approximately one percent of the 600 billion disposable cups used by Earth annually. Starbucks is working on finding a more sustainable cup. (Eater, FiveThirtyEight)

~25- About a quarter of Americans report that they haven’t read a book in the past year. (Pew Research)

30- Displaying calorie information on restaurant menus reduced the amount ordered by 30 calories, a roughly 7 percent decrease. (Pew Research)

62- 62 percent of Americans say that government is doing too little on the environment. (Gallup)

135,000- Nationally, the number of teachers and other school workers has fallen by 135,000 since 2008. (The Atlantic)

3 Billion- China has announced tariffs of up to 25 percent on 128 U.S. goods in reaction to the president’s announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs. China’s retaliatory tariffs will affect over $3 billion worth of imports. (Bloomberg, Axios, FiveThirtyEight)



Via Reddit, Buzzfeed

Reading List: EPA Abandons Fuel Mileage Goals and Seeks to Revoke California’s Ability to Set its Own Standard (LA Times), Teacher Strikes Are Spreading Across America with No End in Sight (Bloomberg), Recent Stock Market Sell-Off Foreshadows a New Great Recession (The Conversation), The Gaza-Israel Border Violence, Explained (Vox), Trump Returns to a Hard Line on Immigrants (The New York Times)


“Was just thinking about how at any private company, a boss who walked around saying that he hired people because they ‘looked the part’ would be a major litigation risk.” Nick Confessore (Twitter)

“Your periodic reminder that the problem isn’t liberal arts majors who didn’t take STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics]. It is STEM majors who didn’t take liberal arts.” Daniel Gross (Twitter)

“They saw me as an obstacle to privatization [of the VA] who had to be removed. That is because I am convinced that privatization is a political issue aimed at rewarding select people and companies with profits, even if it undermines care for veterans.” David Shulkin (The New York Times)

”Even look at Roseanne, I called her yesterday. Look at her ratings! Look at her ratings! They were unbelievable. Over 18 million people. And it was about us. They haven’t figured it out. The fake news hasn’t quite figured it out yet. They have not figured it out. So that was great. And they haven’t figured it out. But they will, and when they do, they’ll become much less fake.” President Trump, during his infrastructure speech in Ohio last week. Full video of the speech here on C-Span. (Politico)


Style/Fashion: A Little Gray, A Little Slouchy.

Slouchy and grey with a side of accessories.

Pair your sweatpants with an oversized watch and stiletto heels. Or pair your comfy sweater with a scarf, sunglasses and an oversized bag. Or ripped jeans. Grab leg warmers and ripped jeans, a felted scarf.

Keep it real. Keep it grey.

And rock. The. Slouch.


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