afternoonsnoozebutton:

Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles. 

You can watch the 1:00 video with Beyonce, Jane Lynch, Condeleeza Rice, and Jennifer Garner here, or visit the Ban Bossy website

Yay!!!!

nycedc:

Where are the best neighborhoods for singles in NYC? 
by Andrea Moore and Kristina Pecorelli, Economic and Research Analysis at NYCEDC
We’ve updated our 2012 analysis of singledom in the city with the latest numbers from the 2012 American Community Survey. If you’re scouting for singles in the city, try mapping your route in these areas:
Greatest Concentration of Single Men
Jackson Heights, Queens retained its title as home to the greatest concentration of single men in the city with an increase from 1.7 to 1.8 young single men per woman from 2010 to 2012. Though the ratios of single men to women in Bensonhurst and South Crown Heights/Prospect Lefferts Gardens are far more modest at 1.2 to 1, these two Brooklyn neighborhoods saw the greatest influxes of single men from 2010 to 2012, respectively rising 54% and 43%.
Greatest Concentration of Single Women
Single men should look to Brownsville, Brooklyn or the Upper East Side of Manhattan if they’re in search of a female mate. In those neighborhoods, single women outnumber single men by 49% and 38%, respectively. 
Best for Singles Overall
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is an attractive spot for all young singles, regardless of gender. The number of single women in the neighborhood increased by nearly half from 2010 to 2012—the greatest percentage increase in all of NYC. And as mentioned above, single men in Bensonhurst increased by 54% from 2010 to 2012. 
Those looking for more even odds should also turn to Downtown Brooklyn or Bayside, Queens and Jamaica, Queens, where the ratios of single men to women are nearly equal at 1 to 1.
Single men and women don’t always move in tandem, however. In East Harlem, for example, there were 1.4 single men for every single woman in 2012, up from 0.9 in 2010. The number of East Harlem single men grew by more than 20% over the same time period, while the number of single women fell by roughly the same amount.
Note: our definition of “single” refers to 20- to 34-year-olds that have never been married. This also includes those who are seriously dating and/or living with a partner. Notably, unmarried partners comprise nearly 6% of all NYC households. Three Brooklyn neighborhoods—Park Slope/Carroll Gardens, Bushwick, and Downtown Brooklyn—have the greatest concentrations of cohabitating households, with unmarried partners making up just over 10% of all households in each neighborhood.
Partner data also provides insight into sexual orientation. In the Chelsea/Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, for example, same-sex partners constitute 60% of all cohabitating partnerships
Here is a full PDF of the map and the full post on our blog; data is from the 2012 American Community Survey, 1-Year Sample.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

nycedc:

Where are the best neighborhoods for singles in NYC? 

by Andrea Moore and Kristina Pecorelli, Economic and Research Analysis at NYCEDC

We’ve updated our 2012 analysis of singledom in the city with the latest numbers from the 2012 American Community Survey. If you’re scouting for singles in the city, try mapping your route in these areas:

Greatest Concentration of Single Men

Jackson Heights, Queens retained its title as home to the greatest concentration of single men in the city with an increase from 1.7 to 1.8 young single men per woman from 2010 to 2012. Though the ratios of single men to women in Bensonhurst and South Crown Heights/Prospect Lefferts Gardens are far more modest at 1.2 to 1, these two Brooklyn neighborhoods saw the greatest influxes of single men from 2010 to 2012, respectively rising 54% and 43%.

Greatest Concentration of Single Women

Single men should look to Brownsville, Brooklyn or the Upper East Side of Manhattan if they’re in search of a female mate. In those neighborhoods, single women outnumber single men by 49% and 38%, respectively. 

Best for Singles Overall

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is an attractive spot for all young singles, regardless of gender. The number of single women in the neighborhood increased by nearly half from 2010 to 2012—the greatest percentage increase in all of NYC. And as mentioned above, single men in Bensonhurst increased by 54% from 2010 to 2012. 

Those looking for more even odds should also turn to Downtown Brooklyn or Bayside, Queens and Jamaica, Queens, where the ratios of single men to women are nearly equal at 1 to 1.

Single men and women don’t always move in tandem, however. In East Harlem, for example, there were 1.4 single men for every single woman in 2012, up from 0.9 in 2010. The number of East Harlem single men grew by more than 20% over the same time period, while the number of single women fell by roughly the same amount.

Note: our definition of “single” refers to 20- to 34-year-olds that have never been married. This also includes those who are seriously dating and/or living with a partner. Notably, unmarried partners comprise nearly 6% of all NYC households. Three Brooklyn neighborhoods—Park Slope/Carroll Gardens, Bushwick, and Downtown Brooklyn—have the greatest concentrations of cohabitating households, with unmarried partners making up just over 10% of all households in each neighborhood.

Partner data also provides insight into sexual orientation. In the Chelsea/Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, for example, same-sex partners constitute 60% of all cohabitating partnerships

Here is a full PDF of the map and the full post on our blog; data is from the 2012 American Community Survey, 1-Year Sample.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

billidollarbaby:

Mercedes-Benz 2015 S-Class Coupé

Look for the Mercedes-Benz 2015 S-Class Coupé to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4.

In love 💘💘💘

Candlemass day! Dia de la Candelaria! Chandeleur jour! 💖💖💖

Candlemass day! Dia de la Candelaria! Chandeleur jour! 💖💖💖

Miss mouse 💖💖💖

Miss mouse 💖💖💖

Aaaaarg!!! Go away cold weather!!!!! 👻⛄

Aaaaarg!!! Go away cold weather!!!!! 👻⛄

businessoffashion:

Lanvin’s Spring Summer campaign, shot by Steven Meisel, dropped over the weekend, focusing on Alber Elbaz’s current fixation with gilt and metallic sheen, and starring Julia Nobis, Sasha Luss and Irene Hiemstra. 

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God bless vodka!!! 🍸💖💖💖

God bless vodka!!! 🍸💖💖💖

Woohoo! Here we come!!! 😄💖💖💖🎇🎆

Woohoo! Here we come!!! 😄💖💖💖🎇🎆

Yay! #forbiddencomplain 
Wish

Yay! #forbiddencomplain Wish