Guillermo Pomarillo knows the reason he was admitted to Stanford University was because of hard work and not luck. But a recent dental visit forced him to write about his personal struggles in an open letter. The first-generation college student detailed an interaction with his dentist, who attempted to undercut his accomplishments because of his ethnic and low-income background, in the letter he posted Monday on Facebook. Today, I came into your office after leaving work early, Pomarillo wrote at the beginning of his letter. Little did you know that I had to walk 1.5 miles to be able to make my [ ]
If Ukraines Maidan revolution has largely not led to the transparent government its proponents envisioned, it has certainly democratised Ukrainian culture. The countrys capital, Kiev, is at the forefront of a powerful new wave of creativity On a sultry Saturday evening in August, hundreds of young Kievans have descended on a vast courtyard a few miles from the city centre. As a DJ spins electronica in front of a 20-ft LED screen, partygoers stand in a paved open area bobbing their heads to the music, crowding the bar, or sneaking off to a leafy grotto to chat and canoodle. The [ ]
Some jobs intrinsically have more health risks than others. A flight attendant working in close quarters with passengers is more likely to catch an infectious disease than a lawyer working in an office, for example. Factor in the greater exposure to cosmic radiation, abnormal sleep patterns, and a less-than-clean work environment, and it s just not the healthiest job. To rank the most unhealthy jobs in America, we used data from the Occupational Information Network, a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on occupations. In order to analyze jobs by their impact on workers health, we took O*NET [ ]
Five environmental groups point to trophy hunting largely by Americans who travel to Africa among key threats to animals Conservationists have lodged a formal request for the US government to list giraffes as endangered in a bid to prevent what they call the silent extinction of the worlds tallest land animal. A legal petition filed by five environmental groups has demanded that the US Fish and Wildlife Service provide endangered species protections to the giraffe, which has suffered a precipitous decline in numbers in recent years. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, slaughter of Cecil the [ ]
(CNN)It s been 72 years since the USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine torpedoed it in the final days of World War II. To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role in ending World War II is truly humbling, Allen said. As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances. While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected [ ]
If Santa can wear a red velvet suit with a furry white collar, these people can wear hilariously hideous Christmas sweaters this time of year. Their tacky presence is as much of a holiday tradition as is running out of tape when you have three more gifts to wrap. Then again, Santa is an iconic figure. These people appear to have hit the egg nog a little too hard AND GETS ALL UP IN YOUR FACEBOOK 5 Cast and Crew via: Pinterest And if he s not enough, here s the whole cast of the film. I m going to be a dentist!
Check out some of the best below. From dentists who sing comfortably numb while administering shots of Novocaine, to dentists who remind you that they used to work in a morgue while their fingers are rooting around in your mouth, these tweets are sure to make you fear the dentist even more than you do already. Don t forget to vote for your favorite! #1 #3 #5 #7 #10 #13 #15 #17 #20 #23 #25 #27 #30 #33 #35 #37 #40 #43 #45 #47 #50 #53 #55 #57 #60 #63 #65 #67 #70 #73 #75 #77 #80 #83 #85