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Chalk this one up as a victory of politics over common sense. Imagine adopting an energy policy that (1) leaves you vulnerable to the whims of vainglorious and unreliable energy suppliers, (2) raises the costs of energy provision, and (3) pollutes the...
From: International Political Economy Zone | By: Emmanuel | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Gareth Cook, editor of The Best Infographics of 2013, shares a few examples.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Andrea Ovans | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Think you’ve got a cute kid? Email a recent pic to OK! and you could win $5,000! PHOTOS: 15 Athletes Who Went Undercover From today until May 9th, we’re accepting submissions of YOUR adorable child—they just have to …...
From: OK Magazine | By: ekanoff | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Nice photoshop Target…what'd you use, Paint?! 😂😂 http://t.co/9v8eS9xGJX— Gaby Salomon (@iitsgabrielaa) March 11, 2014 A bipartisan effort by Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lethinen and Lois Capps is trying to limit photoshopping in ads like the...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The restaurant chain, which peaked in the 1960s and ’70s, hopes a campaign that includes a 304-character hashtag will attract the younger generation....
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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I have finished Rory Carroll’s Comandante: Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela. The book has a flawed structure, jumping back and forth across the 14-year period during which Chavez served as Venezuela’s elected president. There is also some redundancy that...
From: Philip Greenspun | By: philg | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Preventing injury and death from pregnancy-related complications is the big thing in world development circles these days, for a couple of reasons. One reason is that a lot of these problems are simple to prevent with inexpensive interventions during...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Kyla Pratt is all about her privacy after having a 2nd daughter without virtually anyone knowing. Rarely do we get to see Kyla’s kids but recently she posted a pic of both of her darling daughters. Also, Jhena Aiko showed some skin for a GQ Magazine...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The worst thing you can imagine happens someday. And what do you do? Maybe you think you can't go on or you won't make it. But then you do go on, you do make it. Because what are the other options?
From: Huffington Post | By: Emily Kaye Lazzaro | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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My stepdad is ill and has some non-fun things coming up (surgery and chemo). I'd like to send him light, interesting videos or picture-heavy articles about his interests, mostly exotic birds and pirates. Can you suggest some?He's interested in and very...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: daisyk | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he's regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses...
From: Fox News | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Wonkbook’s Number...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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When news first broke of Tori Spelling doing an almost real-time docu-series (fancy term for reality TV) about her marital problems and life after husband Dean McDermott’s affair I was a bit dubious. I first considered someone at Lifetime must …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Kelly Bryant | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Six years after China hosted the Olympic Games in 2008, a surge of children entering elementary school in Beijing is putting pressure on the system, but the state has enough places for them, an official said....
From: New York Times | By: DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed...
From: Fox News | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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What does it take for a gimmick-based show to rise above its gimmick? The same things it takes for any...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Hillary Busis | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The storm clouds are gathering guys, and it’s looking more and more like this war is about to go down....
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Samantha Highfill | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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If a teenager could sneak past airport security at a major international airport and stowaway in the wheel well of a plane, could a terrorist do the same?
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The number of people who launch apps more than 60 times per day on phones or tablets doubled in the past year...
From: Time | By: Nolan Feeney | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Drew Barrymore welcomes second baby girl
From: NPR | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Big Data will eradicate extreme world poverty by 2028, according to Bono, front man for the band U2. But it also allows unscrupulous marketers and financial institutions to prey on the poor. Big Data, collected from the neonatal monitors of premature...
From: The American Prospect | By: Virginia Eubanks | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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I began an email correspondence 10 years ago with a guy whom I have never met. Now, after reluctantly putting it off for years I would like to meet him but am nervous about how the dynamics may change.I first began speaking to Matthew when I was 13 (I'm...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Kat_Dubs | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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by TshI‘ve loved the discussions we’ve had on Facebook the past few weeks about spring cleaning—how you’re dealing with it, what overwhelms you, your struggles, your victories. Since I’m neck-deep in decluttering as we prepare our nest for...
From: Simple Mom | By: Tsh | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Children, women and a scattering of men, who have endured unspeakable violence and anguish, loss and horror, agony -- biblical in force and nature -- and have responded with unbounded love. Redemption. Resurrection. Faith. I leave Haiti with these gifts...
From: Huffington Post | By: Kerry Kennedy | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Beyoncé and Boots released Dreams. And music helps fighting teen dating violence.
From: Vogue Italia | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Give me some fun ideas to do with my not yet walking, grass hating, only has interest in climbing stairs 15 month old. I'm getting rather bored with him during the day and I don't know what to do with him.I can only carry him around the house naming...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: MayNicholas | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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The threat that female toplessness and self-articulated nudity poses is culturally defined and can be culturally redefined so that people recognize that the offense to morality is misogyny, not nudity.
From: Huffington Post | By: Soraya Chemaly | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Candid camera pics from Mariah Carey, 2 Chainz, Beyonce, Kevin Hart, Tamar, Yandy and more celebrating the Easter holiday with their little silver spooned seeds.. Cutest Celebrity Kid Pics From Easter 2014 This past weekend, many of us got together...
From: Bossip | By: shessowrite | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Happy Earth Day, and Happy Birthday, little girl Kopelman! People.com reports that Drew Barrymore and her husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their new daughter today, April 22. PHOTOS: The Biggest Celebrity Pregnancy TMI Moments The proud parents said:...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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From surveying to surveilling to spreading information, one organization is showing promise and raising concern.
From: Reason | By: Zenon Evans | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Can taking probiotics reduce hay fever symptoms? Probiotics have been shown to be beneficial in dealing with regularity, colicky babies, weight loss, and staving off infection. It seems amping up your immune system with the aid of probiotics can do a...
From: EcoSalon | By: Sara Novak | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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She was one of the cutest preggo celebrities ever, so it only makes sense that Jenna Dewan-Tatum knows what a stylish diaper bag (the kind you really want to disguise as your handbag) looks like. She’s so up on what …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Victoria Moorhouse | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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I didn’t want to be pregnant, and at the time, I couldn’t enjoy it on any level. Now, watching friends anticipate birth, I want what I know what I missed....
From: New York Times | By: LAURA CROSSETT | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Daily Show host Jon Stewart used a barrage of clips of preening lawmakers and posturing politicians to strike back on Tuesday against sexist commentary surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton now that she’s about to be a grandmother....
From: The Raw Story | By: Arturo Garcia | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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David Price pitched a gem, and the Rays bats worked over the young ground-baller. Of course credit goes to the players on the field, but there are games where we should also give a nod to the coaches and players in the meeting rooms, and at the video-study...
From: DRays Bay | By: Ian Malinowski | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Caption: She was on her own, so I made my move… and told the guys hassling her to back off. They were really crossing the line. (Taken from the ad campaign Make Your Move! in response to Missoula being named the “rape capital of the US”. It’s...
From: The Great Fitness Experiment | By: Charlotte | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Hey, Curvnistas! The little black dress (also known as the LBD) will always be in style. It’s a fact all us fashionistas are willing to argue. It’s a versatile and classic piece worth investing in, and if you don’t …...
From: OK Magazine | By: okwebstaff | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Justin Verlander allowed two runs in seven innings, and Miguel Cabrera had three hits and three RBIs, the stars leading the Tigers to an 8-6 win. The bullpen backslid badly, allowing four runs, five hits and two walks in two innings, turning a blowout...
From: Bless You Boys | By: Al Beaton | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The relatively narrow wording Walmart has chosen for its policy suggests the company might not grant such requests if made by women with "healthy" pregnancies. This would be unfortunate -- and also often illegal.
From: Huffington Post | By: Deborah Widiss | Monday, April 21, 2014
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The actress, who's expecting a son in May, loves showing off her baby belly
From: People | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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 via PinterestI don't know if you caught Morgan's Marijuana post a few weeks back but if you have not, I highly recommend you hop over to her site today and check it out.I mean, hasheesh louieesh. There are more pot dispensaries in my neighborhood than...
From: Girl's Gone Child | By: GIRL'S GONE CHILD | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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50 years of research—and "Sesame Street"—have changed our understanding of how to best help disadvantaged kids....
From: The Atlantic | By: Janell Ross | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Glee, Tori, Patti and more, here’s 5 things to watch tonight on TV: OK! Exclusive: Babara Discusses Jenelle and Nathan’s Baby on the Teen Mom 2 Reunion  Glee. 8pm on Fox. Rachel finally makes her Broadway …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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It’s been the same story for five seasons now—girl gets knocked up in high school and has to give up her normal life, guy can’t get his act together to be a mature father. But last night’s episode of 16 …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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When Arunachalam Muruganantham went to purchase disposable napkins for his wife, the only ones available were imported and quite expensive. So he figured out how to make them....
From: The Atlantic | By: Betsy Teutsch | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Country queen Miranda Lambert‘s transformation is as big as her native Texas! In the past four months, the wife of singer and The Voice coach Blake Shelton has shrunk as her fame has grown by giving up good ol’ …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Kaitlin Menza | Monday, April 21, 2014
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College students whose fathers were around during their high-school years are far more likely to graduate than those whose dads weren't around....
From: The Atlantic | By: W. Bradford Wilcox | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Women's low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are linked to a higher risk of cavities in the teeth of their toddlers, according to a new study done in Canada....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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The 36-year-old actress gave birth to her second child Tuesday
From: Time | By: David Winograd | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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LaMarcus' Aldridge's otherworldly 46-point, 18-rebound effort in the Portland Trail Blazers' Game 1 victory over the Houston Rockets was about more than setting fire to the narrative that Rip City was going to be an easy out. It was about the NBA's least...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Grant Hughes | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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