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15 Things You Can Do with Used Tea Bags

Don't toss those used tea bags after making your tea - there are all sorts of things you can do with them! From cleaning to freshening your breath The post 15 Things You Can Do with Used Tea Bags appeared first on Sustainablog.

Silicon Valley’s Egg-Freezing Perk Is Bad for People Across the Board

Egg freezing is an individualized, questionably effective technical fix for a fundamentally social problem. Image: Shutterstock The post Silicon Valley’s Egg-Freezing Perk Is Bad for People Across the Board appeared first on RH Reality Check.

For First Time, Water Tops List Of Californians’ Concerns

A new poll found that 62 percent of voters are following the drought closely while only 18 percent are following the gubernatorial election as closely. The post For First Time, Water Tops List Of Californians’ Concerns appeared first on ThinkProgress.

"The Constitution Was Written for Everyone, Not Just for People Who Make $100,000 a Year"

You may not have heard of the lawsuit Hurrell-Harring v. New York, but you've probably heard of your "right to an attorney" as an American. As seen on just about every episode of "Law & Order," when people are arrested, they are informed...Show More Summary

In Defense of Egg-Freezing Benefits

34 minutes agoIssues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX

Earlier this week, Apple announced that it would join Facebook in offering benefits that cover egg-freezing for female employees who are not ready to bear children, but want to have some eggs in the freezer before their fertility starts to decline. Show More Summary

What’s better, synthetic or standard motor oil?

A reader wonders which lube he should use in his new car. Umbra has answers in a jiffy.

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: War on agency.]"It is ironic that personhood Measure 1 will eliminate the possibility of having a family for many North Dakota and Minnesota residents."—Dr. Kristen Cain, on North Dakota's Measure 1, a proposed personhood...Show More Summary

More Interstellar Details Leak

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A parched farm town is sinking, and so are its residents' hearts

Beneath this small farm town at the end of what's left of the Kings River, the ground is sinking.

The Many, Many Health Benefits of Water [Infographic]

Sure, you need to stay hydrated to stay healthy. But what are the specific health benefits of water? This infographic answers that question in detail The post The Many, Many Health Benefits of Water [Infographic] appeared first on Sustainablog.

Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause

37 minutes agoIssues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX

“What is more offensive? A little girl saying ‘fuck’ or the fucking unequal and sexist way society treats girls and women?” That is the premise of a new ad for progressive apparel company FCKH8, which recruited a group of little girls,...Show More Summary

Legal Scholars, Reproductive Health Advocates Comment on Exemptions to Birth Control Benefit

The administration sought comments on how to define a closely held for-profit company and whether other reporting or enforcement steps might be appropriate to implement an exemption to the birth control benefit. Image: Shutterstock The post Legal Scholars, Reproductive Health Advocates Comment on Exemptions to Birth Control Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Texans Call On School Board To Remove Climate Denial From Textbooks

"Teachers and school boards want textbooks that handle climate change accurately, and they are watching to see which publishers fix these errors." The post Texans Call On School Board To Remove Climate Denial From Textbooks appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Will Obama Follow Bush Down the Made-Up Torture Loophole?

Twenty years ago, the United States ratified an international treaty banning the use of torture and cruelty worldwide. Three successive American presidents, with bipartisan support, threw their weight behind the treaty – Ronald Reagan signed it in 1988, George H.W. Show More Summary

South Carolina Says “Stand Your Ground” Law Doesn’t Apply to Abused Women

37 minutes agoIssues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX

South Carolina has an expansive "stand your ground" law that paves the way for someone to get immunity from prosecution by declaring that they killed another person in self-defense. Liberals have been critical of these laws, arguingShow More Summary

Teen killed in New Orleans believed in the power of food justice and gardens

George Carter, 15, helped transform the New Orleans school lunch culture into a healthier environment before he was murdered.

Daily Dose of Cute

Dudley, having a wee nap on Tuesday. Keeping on the theme of dogs who come from shelters, or rescue, having the undeserved reputation of being broken, Dudley was, as I've often mentioned, in bad shape when he came to us. He'd suffered serious injuries at the track, and he was profoundly scared of people. Show More Summary

Keanu Reeves Has a Winner With John Wick

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Another CSUN fraternity being investigated for possible hazing

School officials said late Thursday that a fraternity at Cal State Northridge was under investigation for possible hazing, months after a pledge at a different Greek organization died during a mandatory hike.

10 Million Families Use Water Meters to Stop Waste – but What Else Can You Do?

Go beyond water meters for your conservation efforts: from raising your awareness of your water use to redesigning your bathroom for optimal savings The post 10 Million Families Use Water Meters to Stop Waste – but What Else Can You Do? appeared first on Sustainablog.

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