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Too Pretty to Do Math?
posted on May 27th, 2011

Forever 21 recently promoted a magnet on their website that said, "I'm Too Pretty to Do Math." I was thinking instead they could try, "I'm Too Stupid to Write Slogans."
Someone tweeted me that if the company had produced a magnet that says "I'm Too Pretty to Vote" that it might hit home a bit more. How about even "I'm Too Pretty to Read"?

I mean, really? We're still promoting the idea that somehow looks and smarts are mutually exclusive? It's so limiting for girls (and women)!! It's one of the main reasons I write my books. It's like we're living in the Stone Age with regard to these stereotypes... but with every email I get from my readers, I gain hope.

Happy end to this particular story - Forever 21 took the link down for that product today. ;)

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posted by mixerchick on September 19th, 2011

I was on a recent family \stay\"cation and picked up a copy of Family Circle. I was dismayed to read a small article titled


posted by JBFan2011 on December 11th, 2011

I have a question for you, Danica. My grandfather told me this arithmetic question, and it's impossible to solve, (I think). So here's the question: Three men walk into a hotel and ask for a room. The room costs $30.00, so the men pay $10.00 each. The guy at the front desk then gives them their room key. After the men had gone to their room, the guy at the front desk thinks, \Oh no


posted by JBFan2011 on December 11th, 2011

I know there are other ways to do the problem above. But with this logic, how come there's 1 dollar missing in the way to do the problem?


posted by Idahowill on December 30th, 2011

The riddle's a trick. You think you're solving for 30, but the way it does math, you ought to be solving for the 25 the front desk kept. Solve to 0: $30 - Each of the men paid $10. $25 - The Front desk kept $25 $3 - Each man got $1 back $2 - The bellman kept $2. ========== $30Add 'em up It all balances out just fine.

 

 

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