Serendeputy - your personal news assistant.

Welcome to Serendeputy!

Serendeputy is your personal news assistant.

Your deputy:
- learns what you like and don't like,
- lovingly compiles a list of news and blogs for you.

You can help your deputy learn by searching, clicking links and pressing the little smiley faces.
How it works.

What to do:
  1. Click links to teach your deputy
  2. Click smileys and frownies
  3. Find favorite topics and sources
  4. See how much better your deputy is getting at finding you good stuff.
  5. Sign in for free to save your profile, or please tell me why you won't.
Well, finally someone’s finally pointed out what I (and I imagine many others) have been thinking about but have been hesitant to point out, while gay rights are doing great, women’s rights have gone down the tube. And, as bad, men don’t seem to...
From: In These Times | By: Marilyn Katz | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Transforming big businesses into green businesses might seem like a thorny process. But older, established companies like Ford have the potential to ignite a new generation of environmentally friendly products, according to Andrew Winston, author of...
From: Xconomy | By: Kara Miller | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Traveling recently, I found myself needing transport from an offsite car rental facility near Portland’s airport. I called a recommended local taxi company and asked if it could pick me up there and take me downtown? “Yes,” came the answer. “How...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Filed under: Celebrities, CEOs, Warren Buffett, Entrepreneurs, People Jordan Strauss/Invision/APOprah Winfrey went from the corner store to the Oscars. By Morgan Quinn Not all of today's billionaires grew up with silver spoons in their mouths -- many...
From: Daily Finance | By: GOBankingRates | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
This is the final post in a four-part series on the written arguments that have been filed in the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court.  This post covers the briefs filed by individuals and organizations supporting the states’ authority...
From: SCOTUSblog | By: Lyle Denniston | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
If you haven’t seen this way of outsourcing hospital revenue cycling and employees, here’s the latest from the Optum 360 group.  It’s a company owned by both Untied and Dignity Health with Optum/United Healthcare being the controlling party. ...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
A writer at Slate makes a left-wing case for judicial abstinence.
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Jeb Bush ‘excited about the possibility’ of a presidential runCandidates describe 2016 ‘journey’ 5.55pm ET We’re going to pause our coverage of the Republican summit in New Hampshire and Hillary Clinton’s path on the campaign trail with a...
From: The Guardian | By: Tom McCarthy and Alan Yuhas in New York | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Panel III. Ethical and Strategic Issues in Fair Use Litigation (Moderator, Professor Naeve) Naeve: discuss ethics of parody, disparagement, use in pornographic work. Should you ask permission? Lydia Loren, Lewis & Clark: for all its positive effects,...
From: Rebecca Tushnet | By: Rebecca Tushnet | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Today's comic by is Mark Fiore Candidate Kit: Coming up on Sunday Kos ... Banned books, authors of color and characters of diversity, by Susan Grigsby If the 2016 GOP presidential field is so deep, why is Donald Trump beating so many of their 'stars'?...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
International Censorship * WaPo: This was the Internet’s worst, best year ever * Wired: Russia’s Creeping Descent Into Internet Censorship * Washington Post: Russia just made a ton of Internet memes illegal * NY Times: Hungary Drops Internet Tax...
From: Eric Goldman | By: Eric Goldman | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said....
From: Fox News | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
Henry Owens has made it look easy to this point, but Triple-A could be the test he needs. Triple-A Pawtucket: Henry Owens, LHP Henry Owens hasn't faced much in the way of competition since his debut campaign for Low-A Greenville back in 2012. He's had...
From: Over the Monster | By: Marc Normandin | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
The Conservatives have promised to give people living near proposed windfarms the final say on applications. Will the future of renewable energy in the UK come down to a matter of taste?The village of Redwick lies on the outskirts of Newport, a small,...
From: The Guardian | By: Laura Barton | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
Ares Management has agreed to buy commercial finance company First Capital Holding's loan portfolio. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that is expected to be completed during the second quarter of this year. First Capital is backed...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Updated from 7:02 a.m. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, April 17: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were falling as oil prices bounced back off a 2015 high and as General Electric reported earnings. European stocks were...
From: TheStreet | By: Nora Morrison | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The last year has been good to health-care investors. Health care stocks are up 33% over the last 12 months as measured by the Health Care Select Spider . Over the same time period, the S&P 500 has increased by about 17%....
From: TheStreet | By: Ben Reynolds | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- "Come down to Houston," William Snyder, leader of the Deloitte Corporate Restructuring Group, told Reuters. "You'll see there is just a stream of consultants and bankruptcy attorneys running around this town." But it's not just...
From: TheStreet | By: Wolf Richter | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
On April 17, 2006, the Sun Herald and the Times-Picayune were awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Their award-winning work, along with other great journalism honored that year, is posted on the Pulitzer website and linked...
From: Poynter Online | By: David Shedden | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles have been reported in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas.
From: Fox News | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
The move comes after voters in Denton, near Dallas, imposed a hydraulic fracturing ban to keep drilling outside their city limits....
From: New York Times | By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
Gay rights groups have made great strides in repealing anti-sodomy laws on federal and state levels, and these efforts should be commended. And yet, prosecutions for sex crimes are growing faster than any other type of crime, with an exponentially rising...
From: Truthout | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
Our NBA playoff projections, which are based on a version of Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi’s Real Plus-Minus ratings (RPM), give the Golden State Warriors a 48 percent chance of winning the NBA title. Other statistical systems hold the Dubs in...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Nate Silver | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Four companies and five individuals have been accused of illegally exporting to Iran high-tech electronics that could be used for military weapons.
From: Fox News | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Terry Lickona, executive producer of Austin City Limits, about the life and legacy of the show's founder, Bill Arhos. Arhos died Saturday at 80.
From: NPR | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
In his State of the Union speech in January, President Obama announced a new proposal to make two years of community college free “for responsible students across America.” Many educators praised it as a way to prepare many more students for a demanding...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Hayley Munguia | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Every major Republican presidential hopeful is in New Hampshire this weekend for the state’s first candidate forum. We bring you the highlights, starting with former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas....
From: New York Times | By: MAGGIE HABERMAN | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
The NBA playoffs are finally upon us, and like the 16 teams vying for the Larry O’Brien trophy, we’ve come prepared — not with basketball skills, mind you, but with graphics and numbers. Using the latest (postseason-optimized) version of FiveThirtyEight’s...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: FiveThirtyEight | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
"As women, it is our obligation to empower and support each other as a whole — not use barbaric, misogynistic theories to fence us in and prevent true progress." The post Female CEO Says Women Shouldn’t Be President Because of Our “Hormones”...
From: Babble | By: Amy Stanford | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
A championship for the Warriors or Hawks would bring a jolt to the dynasty-prone N.B.A., whose playoffs start Saturday....
From: New York Times | By: BENJAMIN HOFFMAN | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Think you have problems with the IRS? A Texas man who with his late brother made billions from software, restaurants and the Michaels arts and crafts chain store has a tax bill of $3.2 billion....
From: Fox News | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
California has entered its fourth year of a historic drought, and residents and businesses are desperately trying to slash their water use to meet new mandatory restrictions. Here are eight fascinating graphics that explain some of the forces behind...
From: Washington Post | By: Ana Swanson | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
A Homeland Security Department internal watchdog says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have saved millions of dollars on charter flights carrying deported immigrants to their home countries by not leaving seats empty....
From: Fox News | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Traveling recently, I found myself needing transport from an offsite car rental facility near Portland’s airport. I called a recommended local taxi company and asked if it could pick me up there and take me downtown? “Yes,” came the answer. “How...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
2016 field so far looks like an AARP convention, minus the Viagra
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
There is an assault on public health and environmental integrity underway in the Texas Legislature right now that’s the worst I’ve seen in my twenty-something years as an environmental advocate. The Texas Legislature is currently considering a series...
From: Forbes | By: Jim Marston | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
After several months without additional recalls of vehicles with potentially defective Takata-produced airbags, Nissan has opened the gates again, adding some 45,000 sedans to the list of cars equipped with airbags found to spew pieces of shrapnel at...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
There are many funeral traditions, but the one that Mrs. Jian had is quite unique. She hired two scantily-clad strippers to dance around her dead husband’s coffin. She wanted to give him a send-off that wouldn’t be forgotten. As this has gone viral...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Debbie Ann | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
The smart and hugely underrated ABC show has found new life in a waning format: the multi-camera network comedy....
From: The Atlantic | By: David Sims | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
Doldrums at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield) RSD at Rough Trade last year (more by Amanda Hatfield) Don't forget the L Train is not running between 8th Ave and Bedford Ave this weekend, so plan accordingly. You...
From: Brooklyn Vegan | By: brooklynvegan | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
People often want to connect the dots. “This happens, because this happened,” and so forth. It gives people comfort knowing that cause and effect can be used to explain most of life’s mysteries. In the case of lo-fi crooner and … The post #HSTBT...
From: High Snobiety | By: Alec Banks | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
The current push for expanded state "religious freedom" laws is thanks in large part to the work of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an extreme right-wing legal group that's worked to criminalize gay sex across the globe.  A $39 million non-profit...
From: Media Matters | Thursday, April 16, 2015
smile
frown
Thinking out loud … while wondering how many national titles have actually been won by Rhode Island schools? — Could there have been a worse trophy presentation in sports history? At TD Garden last Saturday, it seemed as if the NCAA championship...
From: WEEI | By: John Rooke | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
Spring should be officially titled the “season of festivals” due to the number of outdoor events that take place during its three-month stretch. The days last longer; people stay out later; music plays louder; the drinks taste better. Yes, spring...
From: Great American Country | By: Molly Spining | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
This lovingly restored Tudor in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood includes hardwood flooring, a step-down living room and high-end appliances in the updated kitchen. A large attic offers additional storage, and the home’s electrical, plumbing and furnace...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
Although the 2015 MLB season is less than two weeks old, it's never too early to start combing the rumor mill for the next potential trade or free-agent signing. Right now, most teams are in the feeling-out stage. They're seeing what they have to work...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Joseph Zucker | Saturday, April 18, 2015
smile
frown
The Padres declined to part with top outfield prospect Hunter Renfroe in their deal for closer Craig Kimbrel, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.  At the same time, the Braves weren’t sold on top catching prospect Austin Hedges and feared...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Steve Adams | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
The legend of Brad Stevens not only exists, it's growing. The Boston Celtics' 38-year-old coaching prodigy could keep his star soaring by leading his outgunned troops to a spirited showing against the NBA heavyweight Cleveland Cavaliers. Or, according...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Zach Buckley | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
One of the challenges of covering Texas politics is that during our state’s biennial legislative sessions, especially these frantic final two months, there’s so much happening at the Lege that it’s hard to keep track of anything in the outside...
From: Texas Monthly | By: Erica Grieder | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown
The report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that insurers are not providing consistent coverage for non-pill birth control methods, and it can be fiendishly difficult to find information about which methods are covered. Image: Shutterstock The...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Emily Crockett | Friday, April 17, 2015
smile
frown