It's the first business day after Labor Day, the first day of school for many across the area and the weather is blustery and wet with a chill. It's definitely fall. Which means that although we're one step closer to winter, pumpkin spice lattes are now back, too. Nice.
Slutwalks have hammered home the point that no female wearing skimpy clothing should be considered a target for sexual assault. And as obvious as that may seem to some, there are still people of the world blaming women for portraying themselves in an 'over-sexualized' way. As the college school year and racy theme parties get back underway, Slate XX Factor's Amanda Marcotte reminds us that smart girls wear short skirts, too, and “in a world with complete equality, young women would still wear teeny [clothes] and drink alcohol at parties, because these things are fun.”
The next time you see your mail carrier, be nice. The United States Postal Service, once a stalwart of employment in America, is crumbling so quickly that they could run out of money altogether before the end of the month. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe is effectively begging Congress for more money and power to operate and to save the few jobs that remain with the system. The Post's Ed O'Keefe reports on the latest downturn for USPS.
• As we move toward the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we here at The Post want to know how it changed your life. Come out and join me, BlogPost's Melissa Bell, The Buzz's Katie Rogers, my fellow Expresster Sara Schwartz and others for a Coffeehouse Newsroom Tweetup tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Caribou Coffee on 15th Street. Bring feelings.
• If you find yourself getting sick too often, here's a thought: Your office desk might be the culprit. Turns out that most are pretty gross. I will be cleaning mine today.
• I happen to be a major foosball enthusiast. If you're into table soccer, this video is for you.