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A scholar’s analysis of American culture presumes too much....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Confessions of a soon-to-be graduate...
From: The Atlantic | By: Caroline Burke | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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No matter where you are on your financial journey, you need to know that it’s possible for anyone to turn their financial life around. Sometimes all it takes is that first step in the right direction to get things moving in your favor. But, as with...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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President Barack Obama gave this commencement speech at United States Coast Guard Academy
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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My wife and I will be hosting a backyard party soon. I'm putting down fresh mulch this weekend and we're dead heading the spent spring flowers. I've cleaned up the weeds and bastard maple volunteers. What else should we go to be good backyard hosts?Party...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Admiral Haddock | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Four groups claiming to aid cancer patients were actually lining the pockets of their staff and fundraisers to the tune of $187 million, according to a federal complaint....
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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I love the series Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister for many reasons, among them the timeless, elegant dialogue that can be applied to today’s politics. Hearing the pledge emanating from… Continue reading The post Cameron’s seven-day GP service...
From: Spectator | By: Tarek S Arab | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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We expect to be seeing a lot more photos in the coming days of Lindsay Lohan doing community service, because her time is running out! The actress is supposed to finish a rumored 125 hours worth of court-ordered community service …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Haley Longman | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado, is one of longest-running film festivals in the U.S. But, this weekend extravaganza, which happens May 22-25 this year, is much more than just a place to see groundbreaking films. It’s an inspiring,...
From: National Geographic | By: Chris Kassar | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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In early 1945, the federal government started to open the internment camps where it had held 120,000 Japanese Americans for much of World War II. Seven decades later, photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. has been tracking down the internees pictured in wartime...
From: Mother Jones | By: Photographs by Paul Kitagaki Jr. | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The new Russian software will allegedly be able to spot preparations for protests online long before they happen, and could supply that information to law enforcement, academics and state officials.
From: Global Voices | By: Tetyana Lokot | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Prepared for leadership UNDER A MANGO tree in Varanasi two dozen men parade in white shirts, black caps and khaki shorts, a uniform modelled on Baden-Powell’s Scouts. They salute a flag, completing a shakha, a morning meeting of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak...
From: The Economist | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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PART OF THE secret of China’s success in the past four decades or so has been the clever use of its diaspora. Chinese manufacturers in Hong Kong who had long supplied American partners moved to the mainland and set up factories. Chinese nationals who...
From: The Economist | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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In a massive scam that hurt both those who donated money and those cancer patients that were supposed to receive the benefits of the money donated, the Federal Trade Commission and attorney generals in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Samantha Kilgore | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Max JaegerThe Brooklyn PaperThey’re building hotels in parkland! A group of volunteers made a boarding house for bees and other pollinating insects in Owl’s Head Park on...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Max Jaeger | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Jessica Sutherland talks her nonprofit organization thats striving to change the stigma of homelessness one…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Brittany Dandy | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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ISIS's takeover of Palmyra means they control more than half of Syria
From: Time | By: conalurquhart | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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With more fuel-efficient vehicles and hybrid cars hitting the roads every day and requiring less gas, some states are looking into how they can still collect enough money from drivers to keep maintain their roads and bridges. Oregon is one such state,...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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To the editor: Thank you to the volunteers who came out to help with the annual Frenchtown Borough Park Clean-up on Saturday, May 9. We worked diligently for many hours spreading mulch, planting flowers, freshening up the sandbox, and picking...
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Hunterdon County Democrat | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Social business leader KLM, the airline that kickstarted the modern customer-support-via-social-media revolution, has 150 people dedicated to serving clients via social. And each of them represents almost $170,000 in annual revenue. Perhaps social’s...
From: VentureBeat | By: John Koetsier | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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I have my own business, but I can't work with my business partner much longer. For various reasons, my exit plans keep shifting back.I've been in business with a friend (and we are still friends!) for several months. The business is an educational nonprofit....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Kiev (AFP) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sparked fresh Kremlin fury by warning that his crisis-torn country was fighting a "real war" against Russian aggressors that could escalate at any time.The pro-Western leader said the weekend capture...
From: Business Insider | By: Dmitry Zaks | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Local volunteers, including two high school seniors, feted by Grossmont Healthcare.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Karen Pearlman | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Bottoms. Buttocks everywhere.
From: Geekosystem | By: Marcy Cook | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Wired argues that "Silicon Valley is Letting Go of Its Techie Island Fantasies" On Insufficient Evidence.
From: Reason | By: Brian Doherty | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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The Federal Trade Commission filed a 148 page complaint against four cancer charities yesterday accusing them of diverting $187 million contributed by donors to the founders of the charities and their family members to pay for vitally necessary personal...
From: Firedoglake | By: Frederick Leatherman | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Two nonprofit organizations, Latinitas and DIY Girls, are working with Latina teens and tweens to promote tech- and media-focused skills.
From: School Library Journal | By: Shelley Diaz | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Filed under: Travel, Travel Industry, Vacation Planning Alamy By Robert McGarvey Don't kid yourself. Flying in coach isn't nearly as nice as flying upfront, where there's vastly more space, the drinks are included, and the food often is decent and of...
From: Daily Finance | By: MainStreet.com | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientistsSkin wounds that are slow to heal are a clinical challenge to physicians all over...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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If you were paralyzed, and suddenly received miraculous neural implants that gave you use of robotic hands, what would be the first thing you used them for? Now that you weren’t paralyzed, would you hold your spouse’s hand? Write a letter? How about...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Scott Falkner | Friday, May 22, 2015
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From: With Leather | By: Brandon Stroud | Friday, May 22, 2015
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For starters, don’t call yourself an expert.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Dorie Clark | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The debate over whether Mad Max is a feminist movie misses the point, maybe?
From: The Awl | By: Maria Bustillos | Friday, May 22, 2015
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John Hinderaker
From: Power Line | By: John Hinderaker | Friday, May 22, 2015
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One of the most saddening things to hear is someone who literally works their butt off all during high school, was involved in every extracurricular......
From: College Candy | By: College Candy | Friday, May 22, 2015
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For decades, the farmers of East Africa have battled the African whitefly, a tiny insect that infests the cassava crop. Cassava, also called manioc, arrowroot or tapioca, is an important food all over the world — more than half a billion people...
From: TED Blog | By: Karen Eng | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Tennessee is set to unveil a new state logo, and some Tennesseans are volunteering that they're not too pleased with it. It's a simple logo, "TN" on a red square over a blue bar, which will replace several others in an effort to unify the state's branding,...
From: AdWeek | By: Jesse Oxfeld | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The steady trickle of Tennessee football-related information coming out of Knoxville—and everywhere else, for that matter—has slowed to a stop in time for the warm weather months. It's that time of year when you start counting down the days until...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Brad Shepard | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Oregon is aiming to become the first state in the nation with a per-mile usage tax. The state is currently preparing a program designed to help raise more revenue to support road and bridge projects. Across the country, gasoline taxes are declining as...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jason Siu | Friday, May 22, 2015
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In late 1864, Territorial Governor John Evans and Colonel John Chivington, both ardent Methodists, founded the Denver Seminary, the forerunner of the University of Denver. Just a few weeks later Chivington led his volunteers on a raid of a peaceful camp...
From: Denver Westword | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Margaret Kargbo Killed In Tanker Crash That Also Claimed The Life Of Wheelchair Activist Frank BarhamWhile attending an event at the High Museum in ATL on Thursday we learned of the tragic death of Margaret Kargbo, who was a...
From: Bossip | By: thatsmybiz1 | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Definitely not helping the uncoolness factor of being a Scout
From: Reason | By: Lenore Skenazy | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Just days after a federal agency approved Shell’s plans to drill the Arctic for oil, California’s governor has declared a state of emergency following a Santa Barbara oil spill that spewed over 100,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean, covering...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Mark Mackay | Friday, May 22, 2015
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One of the most rewarding parts of my job here at EPA is the work we do with climate and energy program staff from communities and tribes across the country. These sustainability professionals are tireless organizers, skilled problem solvers, and endlessly...
From: Greenversations | By: dowens03 | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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On an average day, at least ten students help Laura Gardner run the Dartmouth (MA) Middle School library. Altogether, over 40 seventh and eighth-grade students work there each year. She couldn’t do it without them.
From: School Library Journal | By: SLJ | Friday, May 22, 2015
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The Volunteers return 18 starters from the program's first winning season since 2009, and Butch Jones is coming off back-to-back top-five recruiting c......
From: ESPN | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Airbnb employees seem to love CEO Brian Chesky. One possible reason? The startup founder's ability to inspire awe in his people. Take for example the company's headquarters, which allows people to transcend San Francisco and enter another world by simply...
From: Business Insider | By: Rachel Gillett | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Stop blaming employers — it might be you, not them
From: Time | By: Martha C. White | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Jack Mook, a veteran detective who volunteers at a boxing gym for inner-city kids, says adopting Josh and Jessee was the best thing he's ever done.
From: Reader's Digest | Friday, May 22, 2015
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Contrary to what you may have heard, the largest May Day march was this one—the rally for immigrant rights. Dana Laurent and David Perez, two members of Mayor Ed Murray's Immigrant Rights Voting Taskforce, say there are some concrete ways to improve...
From: The Stranger | By: Dana Laurent | Friday, May 22, 2015
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