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50 Best U.S. Colleges For International Students 2016

Introducing the 50 Best U.S. Colleges For International Students, the first ranking of its kind geared specifically to global students and their families, evaluating the metrics that matter most them. Coming in first is Babson College, followed by Bryn Mawr College and Claremont McKenna College.

Managers Are Afraid to Give Women Negative Feedback—Until Women Ask for Promotions

Another day, another study showing that sexism is responsible for the earning and achievement gap between men and women in the workplace. Earlier this month, Australian researchers published a study showing that “women ask for wage increases...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by granola.Recommended reading:Keith: [Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death] Nine-Year-Old Moved to Tears During Speech in CharlotteIsaac: I Wrote That I Despised Hillary Clinton. Today, I Want...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman. Trump interrupted Clinton 51 times at the debate. She interrupted him just 17 times. Serena Williams refuses to remain silent over police brutality. On Monday in Mexico City, 30,000 people joined a march to mark the second anniversary of the Ayotzinapa kidnappings. Did […]

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Is Now Heading Gary Johnson’s Campaign in Connecticut

The fates are smiling on third-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson this week. It once seemed that the libertarian darling stood no chance against the organizational heft and overflowing coffers of the Trump and Clinton machines, that nothing short of a miracle could land him in the White House. Unfortunately, miracles are made-up—but, luckily for Johnson, magic is real.


source close to Trump tells @KatyTurNBC candidate's children unhappy w/Bannon/Conway/Bossie leadership, think campaign is hurting business — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 28, 2016 Sure. It's the people who have been running the campaign for two minutes or whatever. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"I need to pee." As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.


Hey, just a thing I noticed while looking through photos of the first ever presidential debate with a woman onstage. NBD. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) September 27, 2016 [Image description: Photo from Monday...Show More Summary

More Kids Are Dressing Up as Superheroes Than Princesses for Halloween

According to a survey from the National Retail Federation, this Halloween, more kids will dress up as action stars and superheroes than princesses for the first time in 12 years. With its recent poll of 6,791 Americans, the NRF predicts that more than 3 million children will wear hero costumes for trick-or-treating next month.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: School shooting] Goddammit: "Two children have been injured at a shooting in a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday afternoon, according to local reports. Greenville News reports...Show More Summary

Diving Into the Wreck: On Learning to Recognize Intimate Violence

Part of what makes sexual and intimate partner violence so difficult to confront is the very intimacy of it. It thrives in private spaces and in things that are half-said. It thrives in our communities, often, as an open secret, discussed in kinds of language not given credence in court, and excused in kinds of language […]

And Again

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death. Video may autoplay at link.]In El Cajon, near San Diego, a Black man, whose name has not been released, was fatally shot by officers who were called to the scene after reports there was a man behaving erratically. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Video may autoplay at link.]Hillary Clinton has picked up another big endorsement, this time from The Arizona Republic editorial board. Their endorsement begins thus:Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Show More Summary

The Cost of Child Care in America Is Even More Outrageous Than You Thought

One of the stranger policy twists in this very strange election season is that the high cost of child care has become a favorite talking point for both the Democratic and Republican nominees for president. Hillary Clinton proposes capping child care expenses at 10 percent of a family’s income. Show More Summary

We Need To Make The Way We Talk About Abortion Access More Gender Inclusive I’m that annoying person on Twitter, Facebook, and basically any outlet that will let me type out my ideas who keeps saying we need to make the reproductive justice movement more gender inclusive. A lot of people like to yell at me on the Internet because they assume I’m talking about including cisgender men. Show More Summary

An Incredible Admission from Donald Trump

[Content Note: Terrorism.]My Shareblue colleague Tommy Christopher has a great piece on Trump's Top Secret Plan Which Definitely Exists to defeat ISIS. As Tommy notes, if Trump really had a foolproof plan to defeat ISIS, refusing toShow More Summary

Question of the Day

[I have to wrap up a little early today, because I've got some stuff to do later. I'll see you back here tomorrow!]Suggested by Shaker austxgal: "What is your favorite cocktail?" Virgin cocktails count, too, natch!

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Bombing; terrorism; self-harm; injury and death] Fucking hell: "Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. Show More Summary

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