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Happy Thursday! Apologies for today’s mailbag being slightly late; I hope that its viewership isn’t hurt by the Titans-Jaguars ga- AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Anywho, it’s fantasy...
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: Captain Caveman | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Nearly 50 years ago, a penniless monk arrived in Manhattan, where he began to build an unrivaled community of followers—and a reputation for sexual abuse. The ongoing accusations against him expose a dark corner of the Buddhist tradition....
From: The Atlantic | By: Mark Oppenheimer | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Don’t be fooled by the pundits who claim he’s different from the rest of the Republican field.
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Digital traces remain that shed light on who Ilham Tohti's students really were.
From: Foreign Policy | By: bethanyallenebr | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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If anti-choicers truly cared about women to the degree they claim, surely they would treat abortion procedures just like any other reproductive health need—and leave decisions about safety and comfort up to women and their doctors. Image: Shutterstock...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Katie Klabusich | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback...
From: Consumerism Commentary | By: Luke Landes | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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More than 100 prominent Canadians offered up 15 words about 2015. Now it's your turn.The post The #2015in15 words challenge appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Friday, December 19, 2014
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How can I get paid to be a human Google + Wikipedia + Snopes?I am in the midst of jobhunting and a lot of people have asked me what I want to do. I'm trying to find job titles or descriptions that encapsulate the following skills: * I LOVE research -...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: divabat | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Lebanese blogger and GV volunteer Thalia Rahme talks about what makes her, her city of Beirut and Global Voices unique.
From: Global Voices | By: Juan Arellano | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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See all of Kate Middleton’s recent looks » Yesterday, Kate Middleton made jaws drop as she dropped in for a surprise visit at the 23rd Poplar Beavers in London to help the kids earn their Disability Awareness badges. Now five months pregnant, the...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Jasmine Roberts | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Saying "no" to my kids was harder than saying "no" to alcohol. But for their sake and mine, I had to learn to put myself first sometimes....
From: Miller McCune | By: Megan Peters | Friday, December 19, 2014
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By Guest Contributor Priya R. Chandrasekaran, special to Racialicious A month or so ago, I got into a debate with a friend at work about racism in the podcast Serial. Serial, a widely popular production of WBEZ Chicago, follows journalist Sarah Koenig...
From: Racialicious | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Human rights activists worry that Hong Kong police are targeting minors participating in "shopping" pro-democracy protests. Young activists may not be aware of their legal rights.
From: Global Voices | By: Oiwan Lam | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Before everyone goes off and thoroughly enjoys the mad holiday gluttony, I’m giving you guys a heads-up: Starting Monday, January 5, we’re hitting the reset button. A team of 7 volunteer editors has decided to make resolutions and stick by them for...
From: Sunset Magazine | By: Carol Shih | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The Washington Post and Texas Tribune announced an editorial partnership set to begin in 2015 Thursday. Also read: Ben Bradlee, Washington Post ‘Watergate’ Editor, Dead at 93 The partnership will include shared editorial content, events, and more....
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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In a recent article about Shirley Jackson, the president since 1999 of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)―a private university located in Troy, New York―the Chronicle of Higher Education revealed that, in 2012 (the latest year for which statistics...
From: Truthout | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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John R. MacArthur of Harper’s Magazine says that Republicans and Democrats alike are abandoning the republic in pursuit of big bucks. Negotiators from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are in Washington this week for a new round of talks...
From: Truthout | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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70 year old Hideaki Adachi said he was disposing of the porn for a sick friend, and he assumed that the park's population of homeless people (with whom he volunteers) would arrange for its disposal. (via JWZ)...
From: Boing Boing | By: Cory Doctorow | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Merck has bought Swiss-based OncoEthix, a biotech firm that focuses on developing cancer drugs. The acquisition is being made with an upfront payment of up to $110 million. OncoEthix's backers included Index Ventures, SV Life Sciences, Endeavour Vision...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A new crowdsourcing initiative is calling upon the public to help catalog the ever increasing library of images snapped of our planet, and more importantly its cities, at night from the International Space Station (ISS). With your help, the Cities at...
From: Gizmag | By: Anthony Wood | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A recent study suggests that a single conversation between a gay person and a same-sex marriage opponent may have the power to change the a person's mind on the issue.  The study, published last week in the journal Science, analyzed data collected by...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The commissioners of a small Tennessee town have just voted to ban negative comments about it from social media. This stupid move was prompted by "criticism and lies" being posted online, which supposedly "hampered" the town's government from performing...
From: Techdirt | By: Tim Cushing | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Experts weigh in on what to take away from the devastation of the disease....
From: The Atlantic | By: Julie Beck | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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If the title of Olafur Eliasson's solo show at the Fondation Louis Vuitton allows for limitless representative and contemplative interpretations, it also begins by fulfilling a basic human desire: to touch the things that arouse our curiosity. 'Contact',...
From: Wallpaper Magazine | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Filed under: Retirement, Personal Finance, Retirement Plans, 401K, Social Security AlamyTake the time now to plan how you will bolster your nest egg in 2015. By Emily Brandon The new year offers an opportunity to review your retirement finances and make...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Everybody wants to know what college students are thinking, especially educators and marketers. What do they like? What are they like? The surveyors at Student Monitor, a market-research firm, are among those trying to peel back the layers on the minds...
From: Chronicle of Higher Education | By: Steve Kolowich | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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I've spent a couple of years in my current position doing entry-level nonprofit program coordination. It turns out it's not my ideal career field, so I am in search of a new and different challenge. What kinds of positions might I qualify for that would...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: robot cat | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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by Ester Bloom Denmark is a semi-socialist paradise full of cozy cities, castles, Cinematheques, remnants of Vikings, and parks where the sheep graze at night. It’s more diverse than you might expect; you could get pretty impressive falafel and Turkish...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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For the last two and a half months, 83 different countries have been able to entertain dreams of glory in this year’s Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film. On Friday, 74 of those countries will see those dreams disappear, as a nine-film shortlist...
From: The Wrap | By: Steve Pond | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The Jewish-American contractor offered special thanks to the Washington Jewish community.
From: JTA | By: Uriel Heilman | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The Senate torture report reveals how senior CIA officials concealed the agency's false account of its torture program, focused on Osama bin Laden's courier and used the film Zero Dark Thirty to popularize its own line while suppressing evidence that...
From: Truthout | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The new measure offers abortion coverage to Peace Corps volunteers victimized by rape, incest or facing a life-threatening pregnancy; similar coverage is already provided to federal employees.
From: WBUR | By: Rachel Zimmerman | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Congratulations, Governor Rauner. Having earned barely 50% of the vote, you are about to become Illinois’ first Republican Governor in more than a decade. That’s the good news for the Illinois GOP…all of it. Here’s the rest of the picture. You...
From: Hip Hop Republican | By: admin | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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by Sarah Todd Five years ago, Kristen van Ginhoven was an actor and graduate student in theatre education living in Western Massachusetts. Then she went and read a book called Half the Sky. By the time she closed the cover, she had decided to start her...
From: The Billfold | By: Sarah Todd | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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And now, dear reader, we have our official OSCAR FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM FINALIST LIST direct from the Academy and it's full of tongue-twisting shockers, no matter your mother Mommy tongue. You mean no Xavier Dolan? No Marion Cotillard and the Dardenne...
From: Film Experience Blog | By: NATHANIEL R | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Muschal said Friday that his offer to volunteer three days a week as a driver was serious and he even contacted the company that supplies the sweepers about training
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Jenna Pizzi | Times of Trenton | Friday, December 19, 2014
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From fishing to singing in a family cover band, our federal politicians are looking forward to the holidays as much as we are The post What our MPs are doing over the holidays appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Julie Smyth | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Oakland, CA. opened up the first full-time Cat Café in the US just before Halloween, and now the East Coast’s first Cat Café is open, stuffed with friendly furry felines! Meow Parlour opened up this past Monday on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It’s...
From: Cute Overload | By: Brinke | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Weak, immobile, and close to death, the turtles wash limply on to the sand. The wind and waves draw them up to the shore, where their cold bodies — incapacitated by the frigid, late-autumn ocean — will lie prone on the beach, unable to move or defend...
From: Business Insider | By: Chelsea Harvey | Friday, December 19, 2014
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An exposé from ProPublica suggests it did.
From: Reason | By: Jesse Walker | Friday, December 19, 2014
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One of the things that bugged me about the movie "Avatar" (I know, I know) was the idea that 150 years in the future, someone who had suffered a spinal injury would be rolling around in a wheelchair, and getting him new legs would be so expensive that...
From: The American Prospect | By: Paul Waldman | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Controversy has erupted in Michigan this week over two very different holiday displays at the State Capitol. The Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple applied to put up a display outside the building as a statement about religious freedom, and it was...
From: The Daily What | By: TDW | Friday, December 19, 2014
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You don't have the right to risk your life like this, George.The post George R. R. Martin Is Willing To Screen ‘The Interview’ In His Private Theater appeared first on Screen Junkies....
From: Screen Junkies | By: Wookie Johnson | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Be proactive and prepare a list of objectives for the new year
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Time to check in on the Holiday Windows in downtown San Francisco. We brought you the grand opening last month, headlined by the one and only Grumpy Cat, who hated it. But, good news! If you’re in the Bay Area, there’s still time to check it out...
From: Cute Overload | By: Brinke | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Butch Jones and his Tennessee Volunteers have hit the recruiting trail hard thus far, scooping up top-tier talent to address some of their pressing needs. Bleacher Report College Football Analysts Michael Felder and Adam Kramer break down the class and...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Team Stream Now | Friday, December 19, 2014
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This is what success looks like for Planned Parenthood in 2014: the spending bill passed by Congress included several restrictions on abortion funding ... but it didn't include any new attacks on choice, so it was a win. Passing a short-term bill to...
From: Daily Kos | By: Laura Clawson | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The city council in a small town in rural Tennessee is trying to stop all those nasty comments made on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks by banning negative thoughts.Town commissioners in South Pittsburg, Tenn., just outside of Chattanooga,...
From: Washington Post | By: Reid Wilson | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Poland’s “Ida,” Sweden’s “Force Majeure” and Russia’s “Leviathan” are among the films that have made the Oscar shortlist in the Best Foreign Language Film category, the Academy announced on Friday. The other shortlisted films were Argentina’s...
From: The Wrap | By: Steve Pond | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The top sign of Mommy Burnout: You don’t even know you have it. Take the quiz and find out if you're at risk.The post Quiz: Are You In Danger Of Mommy Burnout? appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Ellen Seidman | Friday, December 19, 2014
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