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Corporations and national advocacy groups are throwing big dollars behind TV ads before voters decide 158 state ballot measures.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Liz Whyte | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Spending on TV ads soars to $119 million ahead of Election Day
From: Time | By: Michael Scherer | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Hello all, sorry for my disappearance, but Shawn and I both have the plague again and I have been super busy with work stuff. This stupid damned ear infection came back again. And yes, Shawn is still living here and he is going to school to get his CDL...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The maximum annual earnings subject to Social Security tax will also rise next year — to $118,500 from $117,000 this year. “We hear from our clients that 1.7 percent does not keep up with increasing health care costs,” says William Meyer, chief...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Kathleen Pender | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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by Ester Bloom This #longread from Vox about the rise of homelessness in San Francisco is devastating but important, so take a deep breath and make sure you have some snack food at hand for stress-eating. I want to quote huge chunks of it. Like this:...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Girl Scouts is facing sharp declines in both adult volunteers and youth membership. Just days after the end of the Girl Scouts USA 53rd annual convention, talk has once again turned to the possible splintering of the longstanding organization. The Girl...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara Dodrill | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The following post was originally featured on Frugal Beautiful and written by Shannyn Allan who is part of POPSUGAR Select Living. Looking for frugal date ideas for all four seasons? It can be tough to find new things to do when you're on a budget, but...
From: TresSugar | By: frugalbeautiful | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Although the poet’s famed 1882 meeting with Oscar Wilde is now perhaps best known for alleged sexual shenanigans, David M. Friedman, the author of Wilde in America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity, emphasizes the role their confab...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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When seniors were led to subconciously absorb positive stereotypes about old age, their physical health improved along with their self-esteem....
From: The Atlantic | By: Cari Romm | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Personalized nutrition based on an individual's genotype - nutrigenomics - could have a major impact on reducing lifestyle-linked diseases such as obesity, heart disease and Type II diabetes, experts say. However, a study of more than 9,000 volunteers...
From: Science Daily | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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This free Bible lesson is based on Matthew 22:34-46 where Jesus teaches about “The Greatest Commandment.”  It is designed for children’s church or Sunday School. Please modify as best fits your ministry. If your church follows the Revised Common...
From: Ministry to Children | By: Stephanie Fernandez | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Girl Scouts USA has just ended its 53rd Convention amid sharply declining membership numbers, serious financial problems, cookie boycotts due to the organization’s known ties to Planned Parenthood, and now, the threat that those who want the...
From: Big Government | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I’ve been thinking about motives and bigger dreams lately. I have a good foundation for experiments, and I probably should be building something bigger on top of it. But I don’t resonate with the entrepreneurial stories of passion and focus. I don’t...
From: Sacha Chua | By: Sacha Chua | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Johnson & Johnson awill begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus. The health care products maker said Wednesday that the vaccine being...
From: TheStreet | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Dutch bikers joined forces with Kurdish fighters in Iraq. Europeans have joined the ISIS ranks. But foreign fighters — volunteers that fight for a cause, and not for money — aren't a new idea. Robert Siegel talks with David Malet of the University...
From: NPR | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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While doing research on another topic, I ran across this post by Amy Gahran (@agahran) in Poynter, riffing off a March 2007 post on my old blog titled Giant Zero Journalism. Reading it, I feel like I just opened a time capsule — especially when...
From: Doc Searls | By: Doc Searls | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Despite recent gains by Kurdish fighters in and around Kobani, aided by the delivery of small arms and other supplies yesterday, Kiran Nazish reports that the situation in the area remains tenuous: Firas Kharaba, the leader of a Kurdish group, has been...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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As we enter a year of debate and discussion about the family in Catholic teaching, it’s obvious, thanks to Pope Francis’ skillful airing of the divides, that there is no consensus on the issues of treating the divorced or single parents or homosexuals,...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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I've taken over a position as a general administrator of an artist workshop with 400+ members, and set myself the task of automating what is still a manual or paper organisation. Looking for advice on membership software and good practices - getting...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: monocultured | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Hello all!! I'm losing sleep over this.. 24 year old almost 25. My current situation is that I am teaching English abroad. I have a degree from a prominent university in an unrelated field (BA). I love art, especially illustration, and I also enjoy graphic...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: fueras | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Mobilizing a community calls for a different kind of leadership than we've seen thus far.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Brook Manville | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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How Iraq's displaced people are coping with war and want...
From: The Atlantic | By: Alice Su | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Why do so many people avoid taking medical tests?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Jon Fortenbury | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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There’s little public scrutiny when private donors pay to give police controversial technology and weapons. Sometimes, companies are donors to the same foundations that purchase their products for police....
From: Miller McCune | By: Ali Winston & Darwin Bond Graham | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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(Photo By Ze Photography) It’s over for another year! I volunteered for a 2 day cycling charity event, The Ride to Conquer Cancer. I’ve participated in this event for the last two years and it involves over a 1000 people riding a distance of 200km...
From: Karen Cheng | By: admin | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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We live in a co-operative housing unit. Like all co-ops, it's a blend between ownership and rental. Unlike rentals, every household (or member) has equal voting rights on all major decisions. And everyone has to volunteer to help with running the co-op...
From: Offbeat Home | By: Offbeat Editors | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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We begin today's roundup with Ari Berman at The Nation, whose latest piece chronicles the distributing progress Republicans have made in curtailing the right to vote: Since the 2010 election, the Republican Party has waged a long and aggressive war on...
From: Daily Kos | By: Georgia Logothetis | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Linor Shefer, an Israeli-American reality television star who was born in Ukraine, won Moscow’s first “Miss Jewish Star” beauty pageant.
From: JTA | By: Cnaan Liphshiz | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Climate Crusader is battling green living fatigue.I have a confession to make: sometimes I feel tired of being an environmentalist. Sure, I carry around reusable bags and reusable water bottles and reusable cloth napkins. I do my best to pack a litterless...
From: Green Phone Booth | By: Amber Strocel | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Eli Roth is returning to executive produce a reboot of “Cabin Fever” that is being produced by Armory Films and Contend. Travis Zariwny is directing the film, which Armory and Pelican Point Media are financing. “Teen Wolf's” Gage Golightly will...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeff Sneider | Monday, October 20, 2014
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  First Place Team (L-R): John Correia, Peter Hebert, and Bill Strojny from The BaHa Brothers Sandbar Grill. United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton (UWGAT) celebrated its Annual Fall Classic golf tournament on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Agawam Hunt....
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Joan Franson, the rose expert and dedicated volunteer whose friends called her "the Energizer bunny of Colorado," died Friday after a stroke a few days before....
From: Denver Post | By: By Susan ClotfelterThe Denver Post | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This may be the best grandma knitting story ever. Rosemary Capitolo is a 71-year-old grandma going through cancer treatment, a Giants fan and a volunteer for First Tee and LPGA’s Girls’ Golf. She’s also a knitter, and when she came … Read More......
From: Craft Gossip | By: Sarah White | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A startup aims to reboot democracy.
From: Read Write Web | By: Owen Thomas | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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On the evening of October 7, after a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Israeli team Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Palestinian-American Nerdeen Kiswani was attacked by a group of Maccabi Electra fans. The 20-year-old...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Ben Norton | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Webmaster Dojo is an editorial column about my experiences in running a videogame site.  If you enjoy this sort of diatribe, please suggest a topic for my next article in our super-cool new comments system below. As some of you may have heard by now,...
From: Destructoid | By: Niero Gonzalez | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Just a little over a week after Mike Slive not-so-unexpectedly announced he would be stepping down as the commissioner of the SEC next year, the conference has taken the next expected step in securing a replacement. The SEC announced in a press release...
From: College Football Talk | By: John Taylor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Northern Californian earned the nickname “toothbrush lady” for her work collecting dental hygiene supplies for her local Ronald McDonald House.
From: JTA | By: Raffi Wineburg | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Video created with Apple Final Cut Pro™ by Cuteporter KB, as well as this text which sums it all up quite well: “After months in the care of the California Wildlife Center in Malibu, California, five orphaned fawns enjoy their first moments back...
From: Cute Overload | By: Brinke | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The collaboration between We Need Diverse Books and School Library Journal will involve a variety of initiatives concerning diversity in children’s literature, including an event during the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting.
From: School Library Journal | By: SLJ | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It’s not hard to figure out which of Alabama’s position groups is most improved from last year to now. The Crimson Tide’s pass rush is night-and-day from where it was last year and has turned into one of this team’s strengths...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Marc Torrence | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Nothing new for McConnell, but when you're as flush with Koch money as he is this election his habits have just become even more blatant. via The Hill The Kentucky Republican Party is offering volunteers all-expenses-paid trips to join Sen. Mitch McConnell's...
From: Crooks and Liars | By: Scarce | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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PORTLAND — The Yes on 91 office here, a rented suite on the second floor of a drab professional building by the convention center, is full of moms. They're staging a press conference in favor of Oregon's ballot measure to legalize marijuana — a dueling...
From: Washington Post | By: Emily Badger | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Cidney Webster, Supervisory Park Ranger at the Chalmette National Battlefield, said the about 175 people interacted with the volunteers all day, and the event was a success.
From: New Orleans Times-Picayune | By: Brian Kozak | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — The coach who hurled a basketball at a player's head and called another a "fairy" sits in a back corner booth at Ruby Tuesday, sipping from a glass of peach tea.    Fifteen months after leaked footage of Mike Rice's...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Jason King | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A Wenonah resident was honored Wednesday afternoon at Auletto's Catering as she received the Outstanding Senior Volunteer of the Year Award for her volunteering efforts in Gloucester County.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Kristina Pritchett | South Jersey Times | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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From the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - Duck hunting season to open Friday, Oct. 24 Volunteers turn out to help prepare public blinds for season opening; ducks abundant in Little Creek impoundments Dover, Delaware...
From: NRA Blog | By: LDalseide | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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“They gave us an order: who wants to go volunteer?” said one of the Russian soldiers sat in Lugansk’s only functioning restaurant, just the latest evidence that, despite its denials, Russia is sending troops for combat in Ukraine A spate of acid...
From: Financial Times | By: Michael Pooler | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This is an excerpt from a post that was originally featured on Diary of a First Time Mom and written by Heather Hopson who is part of POPSUGAR Select Moms. Unlike many girls growing up, I didn't think about getting married and having children. The thought...
From: TresSugar | By: heatherhop | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Sports Bank’s college basketball season previews undergo a face lift this season. Rather than counting down the top 111 teams in 111 days, we will go conference-by-conference.  I’ve already counted down the Pac-12, Big 12, and SEC, and now...
From: The Sports Bank | By: davidkay | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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