1. "[Managers need] to realize that most women suffer from lack of adequate feedback, and not from poor motivation or bad intentions."

  2. "Understand that everyone has some family responsibilities and that a good manager can incorporate absences into his planning, whether they’re due to pregnancy, tennis elbow or a heart attack."

  3. "Take it at face value that a woman who gets an education, shows up every day for work, completes her assignments and is receptive to feedback is, in fact, serious about her job."

  4. "A month or so later, photos which might otherwise be no purported cause for alarm are suddenly sold as evidence that “Gwyn loses scary amounts of weight as divorce takes its toll,” or – if she happens to be smiling – “GP proves that you can get through a break-up and still look fabulous, as she shows off her newly toned body so Chris can see exactly what he’s missing”."

  6. "And if you’re Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin - a kale evangelist and a prominent member of one of the most boring bands in the world – it seems fitting that you would freak out via the medium of “conscious uncoupling”."

  7. "Including advice on how to navigate a divorce in the same breath as announcing your own is very Gwyneth Paltrow."

  8. "All the abandoned infants had illnesses, such as cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and congenital heart disease, the bureau added. It is thought that many parents abandon ill babies because they fear they cannot afford the medical care required."
  9. gettyimages:

    Even monkeys suffer from hayfever - spare a thought for this poor macaque

    A 21-year-old Japanese macaque monkey named Monday suffers an allergy to pollen from the cedar tree at Awajishima Monkey Centre on March 16, 2014 in Sumoto, Japan. Macaque Monkeys often suffer from the effects of hay fever at this time of year, with the typical symptoms similar to those of humans. The pollen season is from February to April. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)


  10. "Greene’s self-discipline was such that, no matter what, he always stopped at five hundred words, even if it left him in the middle of a sentence. It was as if he brought to writing the precision of a watchmaker, or perhaps it was that in a life full of moral uncertainties and confusion he simply needed one area in which the rules, even if self-imposed, were absolute."