This blogaround brought to you by fizzy drinks.Recommended Reading:The latest entry in the Naming & Identity series: Britni.Jon: Wellness at the Workplace—The Safeway Debacle [Content Note: The post at this link includes discussion of...Show More Summary
All that Greek yogurt you're eating is creating a toxic byproduct: gallons upon gallons upon gallons of acid whey.
Living for five years in California and then Oregon, Samantha Escobar felt okay about her appearance, more satisfied with her career and family and friends than she was concerned about weight gain or loss. After just over a month living...Show More Summary
I keep saying that if you want to see what the USA will look like in ten years under Obamacare, just look at the mess that calls itself the National Health Service in the UK. It isn’t that the NHS is socialized medicine per se–although that is part of it. More importantly in my view, [...]
The Internal Revenue Service conducted an internal probe over its targeting of pro-life and conservative groups that ended well before the 2012 presidential election, but reports show the results were hidden. The agency hasn’t officially reprimanded a single staffer over it. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, an Arizona judge struck down Arizona’s unconstitutional ban on abortions after 20 weeks. Via Mother Jones: On Tuesday, judges on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona law that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks. The judges called the law “unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court [...]
You can take your dog or cat on an airplane, and stay with your pet in many hotels. But why can’t a companion animal travel with your family on a passenger train? That’s the question being asked by U.S. Reps....
Blur: "Charmless Man"
As was noted in yesterday’s Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet, Women, Action, and the Media (WAM!) launched a great social media initiative on Tuesday, taking on gender-based hate on Facebook. Specifically, WAM and other great organizations are “calling on Facebook users to contact advertisers whose ads on Facebook appear next to content that targets women for [...]
A new report released this week from the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that Facebook remains the leading social network among American teenagers. It’s also the most reviled. While some teenagers interviewed by Pew claimed...Show More Summary
Legalized abortion is widely touted as beneficial to women, but a wealth of medical and psychological evidence suggests otherwise, according to a new analysis of decades of research. The analysis was released today at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO) and National Right to [...]
The reality of vertical farming could be a little bit weirder and a little bit less natural-looking than we usually imagine.
Olivia, being deceptively cute, and trying to convince you she is not actually the most annoying cat in the world. Don't let her fool you—she is definitely the most annoying cat in the world. She has to be under my feet, lying on myShow More Summary
[Content note: Gun violence, terrorism, homophobia, natural disaster]Choosy mothers choose gifs:An FBI agent has shot and killed a man who may have had ties to the Boston Marathon bombings. WTF.Thanks to a slashed budget, the National Weather Service is looking to cut forcasters, obviously. Show More Summary
Technically all the animals will be in kennels, but I'm going to cling to my fantasy of being whisked through the countryside in a pile of cats and dogs.
A Louisiana legislative committee yesterday approved a measure calling for state agencies to investigate the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The panel approved House Resolution 105 by Rep. Frank Hoffmann to ask the state Department...Show More Summary
Having a product called "Sexcereal" is funny enough. Seriously promoting it as being full of foods that make you sexy is funny enough. Having different versions of it for men and women is funny enough. But honestly, the folks behind Sexcereal are in the wrong business. Hollywood pays big bucks for people who can be this hilarious:
By Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) As Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, I see a lot of fanfare applauding increased oil production in the U.S. and the increase is truly remarkable. We are producing nearly 2 million more barrels of oil a day than government (EIA) experts had predicted ten years ago. But here’s what [...]
[Content Note: Homophobia.]"On Thursday, 1,400 Scouting volunteers from all across the country will meet in Dallas to vote on a proposal that could end the [Boy Scouts'] ban on gay youth. However, gay adult leaders and employees, like...Show More Summary
A trial is supposed to be a search for the truth. That can never be more important than in a death penalty case, when someone's life is at stake. It seems that this simple sentiment has been forgotten by the state of Alabama, which has been trying to send Montez Spradley to death row for the last several years for a crime he did not commit. Show More Summary