"I touted my male friends as if my association with them spoke to how cool I really was. I was selling my own gender down the river, and I wasn’t even getting any fulfillment from the relationships with those dudes."Read More
On the pages of these books are girls who support one another, who celebrate each other’s differences and hold up each other up.Read More
When it comes to female friendship, television shows are often woefully lacking. Either women are pitted against each other or their relationships revolve around the men in their lives (that's if there is more than one female character in the first place). For those of you who value women’s friendships as much as I do, here is a list of my most beloved friendships between two women.Read More
"We're all the ghost girls now."
One quote immediately came to mind after I saw Ghostbusters for the first time - "friendships between women are often the deepest and most profound love stories." This film, which has no romantic subplot, gives a bond between two best friends the kind of significance most stories would reserve for two people falling in love.Read More
There's a fine line between catfight tropes and real empowerment.
I love a good female friendship story. Whether it’s about sisters-in-arms going into glorious battle together or childhood besties who share a pair of traveling pants, I’m there, ready to gobble it all up like magically delicious yet empowering candy. But I’ll confess I have a special place in my heart for a certain kind of female friendship story—one that’s tricky to pull off, yet so very rewarding when done well. Call it the Difficult Female Friendship story.Read More
♫ Friends? How many of us have them~? ♪
So apparently, according to this study run by Evolutionary Psychology Professor Robin Dunbar at Oxford University, you can only count on a small, small percentage of your Facebook friends.Read More
People have begun to lose their hopes and forget their dreams.
Ok, first it was shipping glitter to people - something I would not wish upon my worst enemies - now nothing?Read More
Wherein we discuss Star Wars casting news, friendship, and Dan's love of The Others.
It's time for another episode of The Geekosystem Podcast! This time around we talk about the recent Star Wars casting news that will put Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie in Episode VII, and possibly make Nyong'o Victoria's new best friend. We also have our Editors' Picks so you'll know what's good this week.Read More
If you haven't taken a photo for your Christmas cards yet this year, don't bother. Just use this one of Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart on Santa's lap, because really, how are you going to top it? The only way this gets better is if we find out it's Chris Hadfield in the Santa suit.Read More
You can find us on Twitter @geekosystem. Just throwing that out there.
Let's say you have a friend on the other side of the country, and you notice from their Twitter feed they've hit a mid-afternoon slump and could use a pick-me-up. Too bad there's no way to send them a coffee through the Internet -- except now there is. Starbucks will let you send friends coffee through Twitter with Tweet-a-Coffee. The future!Read More
Study in sociality means it's finally time to take a few survival tips from an endangered species.
That need most of us have to bond with others? The drive to maintain a semblance of social acceptability when we would rather hide under the blankets in ratty pajamas binge watching Netflix? Turns out, it's not just good manners and a way to ensure regular showering -- it may also be an evolutionary trait that helps us survive tough times. A study of Barbary macaques in Northern Morocco suggests that natural selection may favor the ability to make social connections.Read More