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'A country is not something you build as the pharaohs built the pyramids. A country is something that is built every day, out of certain basic shared values' The post President Obama’s speech to House of Commons: The full text appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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There are more than twice as many suicides as murders in the U.S., but suicide attracts far less scrutiny. Freakonomics Radio digs through the numbers and finds all kinds of surprises. The post The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Freakonomics....
From: New York Times | By: Stephen J. Dubner | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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They paint, they get accused of fraud, they run boutiques, they chain-smoke.
From: New York Magazine | By: Abby Schreiber | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Tokophobia—a pathological dread of giving birth—might be causing some women to avoid pregnancy.
From: The Atlantic | By: Ashley Lauretta | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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People misunderstand protein. Yes, adding some to a meal can knock down hunger and keep it at bay, which in turn can help you avoid binge eating or snacking. Protein is also essential for proper cell health, as well as muscle synthesis and recovery....
From: Time | By: Markham Heid | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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We’re smarter than this, Big Yogurt.
From: New York Magazine | By: Gabriella Paiella | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Orlando is now a place where suffering may finally catalyze a response to social violence. The spontaneous outpouring of grief and reconciliation by its people shows that public space lives, and has a useful function in our digital age. In multiple places...
From: New Geography | By: Richard Reep | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Has anyone ever argued, more or less, that Aristotle's famous theory of tragedy in Poetics is severely flawed? That he totally or largely failed to understand the tragic poetry of his own culture? I'm particularly curious to know if any ancient writers...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: thelonius | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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There is no understanding the Brexit vote without understanding the ideals and purpose Britons voted to discard
From: Salon.com | By: Patrick Lawrence | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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During a performance of William Shakespeare's Henry VIII on this day in 1613, the Globe Theatre was destroyed within an hour after its thatch was accidentally set aflame by a cannon marking the king's entrance onstage.More Events on this day:1913: Following...
From: Britannica | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Click and drag the marker to where you think Colorado Springs is on this map of Colorado. When you drop it, the answer will appear, and you’ll see how your guess compares with everyone else who has played.
From: Denver Post | By: Joe Murphy | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Editta Sherman by various landmarks, in period costumes.
From: New York Magazine | By: Christopher Bonanos | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Timothy Lee has an excellent new post: Brexit isn't the most serious threat to the EU -- the euro is One surprising thing about Britain's vote to leave the EU is that the British economy has been doing better than...
From: Econlog | By: Scott Sumner | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Attacker struck a busy Turkish airport, British political parties were in turmoil, scholars considered archaeology’s next frontier, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Marina Koren | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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From a young age, Jenner had to "convince myself that the woman living inside of me really isn’t living inside me"
From: Salon.com | By: Brendan Gauthier | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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The future economy is going to be self-managed, says former SEIU leader Andy Stern. Get out of its way—but give us a universal basic income.
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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The onslaught of sequels won’t end with summer. Fall brings a whole new batch, including Bridget Jones’s Baby. Fifteen years after the first film, Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is a little older, a little wiser, but no less prone to getting into awkward...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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The Blitzortung live lightning map shows the world's storms and strikes in real time, with a little click played every time heaven and earth become one. You can zoom right down to the state level; it's an indoors day in Ukraine and Greece....
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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A call for open-minded debate about all the reasons that blurred lines exist.
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Brexit has taught us an important lesson: There are historic openings for the left — and also enormous challenges
From: Salon.com | By: Daniel Denivr | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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People are right to feel marginalized by neoliberalism, but the solution does not lie in scapegoating immigrants
From: Salon.com | By: Conor Lynch | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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The Muskingum University student is only 21.
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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We'll be featuring the wedding of Charlotte and Neil later this week, but I couldn't wait to give a sneak peek of Neil's outfit: the galaxy wedding wear of our psychedelic dreams. We'll be seeing the bride's equally amazing dress later, too. Can't give...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Catherine Clark | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Not only are these yogurt parfait popsicles good for you, but they'll add festive flair to your Fourth of July barbecue. And after a long day spent grilling, you'll love how simple these frozen treats are to prepare: just mix together the ingredients,...
From: FitSugar | By: Michele Foley | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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There are a lot of reasons to love dessert dips: they're speedy, good for sharing (aka party-ready), festive, and fun. Here are 14 exciting options, including white chocolate matcha fondue, s'mores dip, peanut butter Greek yogurt dip, and more....
From: YumSugar | By: Nicole Perry | Friday, July 1, 2016
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Roslyn Fuller and Andrew Sullivan in the LA Review of Books: ANDREW SULLIVAN’S RECENT New York magazine essay,Democracies End When They Are Too Democratic, rattled many a reader and provoked a heated debate that spilled over to the pages of...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Robin Varghese | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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With the 186th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select; Jakeem Grant, wide receiver, Texas Tech The Dolphins went into the draft with one of the NFL’s best, and youngest wide-receiver cores. After selecting Rutgers’ wide receiver Leonte...
From: The Phinsider | By: Josh Houtz | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Sections of this film are so imaginative, and so lovely, that they deserve our open-heartedness, not our scorn...
From: Time | By: Stephanie Zacharek | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Britain's departure meant the end of an era. France's departure would mean the end of the EU. After Grexit and Brexit, the next crisis to confront the European Union will be Frexit. It will prove to be the worst of all. While dramatic, the Greek tragedy...
From: Free Republic | By: ForeignPolicy | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The world is abuzz with talk of Brexit—the British vote to leave the European Union. Britain’s reclamation of its independence is now prompting talk that other nations might exit the EU—the Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, Italy, and a dozen more....
From: Free Republic | By: Crisis Magazine | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I have very important information to share. It's our fault that clothing designers don't make clothes that can fit most of the people. I know what you're thinking: But, don't they make the clothes? Can't they decide how big or how small they want to...
From: Geekosystem | By: Teresa Jusino | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Brexit accelerates U.S. shift away from U.K.
From: Politico | By: Benjamin Oreskes | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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After days of rainfall at Wimbledon, a full slate of matches was completed Thursday with first- and second-round action in the men's and women's singles draw taking center stage at All England Club. Second-seeded Andy Murray was the main attraction on...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Mike Chiari | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Caoimhe Butterly’s ‘The Border’ highlights plight of 12,000 people at Greek frontier
From: Irish Times | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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This article by the right wingnut radio host Howie Carr says it all. After doing a racist war whoop in his Trump introduction he joined the candidate on his plane and reported back:The candidate...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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“Whatever you do, don’t apologize,” Donald Trump told right-wing radio host Howie Carr as they lounged in his private jet. “You never hear me apologize, do you? That’s what killed Jimmy the Greek way back. Remember? He was doing okay ’til...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Despite what some are saying, the 2016 United States Olympic men’s basketball team is nowhere near the worst collection of (...)
From: The Big Lead | By: Ryan Phillips | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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There are 900 deals under way on China's One Belt One Road initiative. The deals are worth $890 billion, such as a gas pipeline from the Bay of Bengal through Myanmar to south-west China and a rail link between Beijing and Duisburg, a transport hub in...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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On Lindsay Lohan’s last landmark birthday, her 21st, she celebrated the day quietly — in one of her many trips to rehab. Nine years and many dramatic headlines later, things are looking a whole lot different for the onetime celebrity train wreck...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Christie D'Zurilla | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Five-time champion Venus Williams led a group of Americans picking up victories at Wimbledon on Thursday as the tournament scrambled to get back on schedule after two days of bad weather.
From: Denver Post | By: Joe Nguyen | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is not a good guy with a gun.
From: Washington Monthly | By: martinlongman | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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"Remember? He was doing okay ’til he said he was sorry.... Hillary’s called me a ‘xenophobe’ a few times. How many people even know what the word means? Same with ‘nativist.'"Said Donald Trump.By the way, how many people know what Jimmy the...
From: Ann Althouse | By: Ann Althouse | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Ikea's killer dressers, a transparent slide atop Los Angeles' tallest skyscraper and Renzo Piano's huge cultural centre in Athens (pictured) feature in this week's Dezeen Mail. Read Dezeen Mail issue 312 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail...
From: Dezeen | By: Ross Bryant | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Germany's economy minister, who is on a three-day visit to Greece, has told the Greek people that he understands their concerns about the tough austerity measures imposed on them by the creditor nations.
From: Deutsche Welle | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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A time violation warning, a few spots of rain and the thunderous groundstrokes of her rival could not throw Venus Williams off her long-limbed stride as she reached the Wimbledon third round with a 7-5 4-6 6-3 win over Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari on...
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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Spring into what?
From: Hot Air | By: Taylor Millard | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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A woman reacts during a referendum results party at the Lexington pub in London, June 23, 2016. A record number of registered voters were expected to decide whether Britain will leave the European Union. (Andrew Testa / The New York Times) There is no...
From: Truthout | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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I was on a ferry making passage to Athens from a remote island in the Aegean when I learned that a 52% majority of British voters had chosen to pull their country out of the European Union. It was ironic to get this news in Greece because, just a year...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: David Horsey | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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"You never hear my apologize, do you?" Trump asked his old friend and ardent supporter Howie Carr
From: Salon.com | By: Scott Eric Kaufman | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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