Mash-Up RoundUp: Tell Us Your Race & We’ll Tell You About Your Earwax

By Team Mash-Up

Probably a lot of info in this head.

The week of March 21, 2014 was: Springtime! Allergies for All! Happy Holi-Purim-St.Patrick’s-Benito Juarez Day-Nowruz! This week marks us getting really pumped for the World Cup this summer. 

Mash-Ups in the News:

The World Cup Takes New York

If you can’t get to Rio in June, you may want to head to Queens on June 14 for Colombia v. Greece. 37% of New York residents are foreign-born & that makes it one of the best places to cheer on your team(s).

via Roads and Kingdoms

Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

The scientist in the study has been studying B.O. for 40 years. Thank god someone is. Plus, based on my earwax I might be African. Get Skip Gates on the phone!

via NPR

Watch a Sicilian Nun Singing Alicia Keys Bring a Rapper to Tears

Part of being a Mash-Up is surprising people and defying expectations.

via Jezebel

Where Are The People Of Color in Children’s Books?

There were 3200 children’s books published in 2013. 93 of them were about black people. We hope for more books (for our bibliophiliac future kids) that reflect the Mash-Up-ness that we live. Thank god for Doc McStuffins!

Bonus: We made a list of rad books and gifts for Mash-Up kids Here.

via Colorlines

Why One Mother Gave Back Her Adopted Son

This woman adopted a kid & then gave him away 8 months later. We try to empathize, but when she says “having a multicultural family was magical…for about two weeks”, we were like, or try OUR WHOLE LIVES.

An antidote Here. 

via Yahoo

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