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Did the Great Recession Create Another Generation of Waste-Haters?

Did the Great Recession, the economic downturn in 2007-08 create a generation of people who avoid food waste at almost all costs The post Did the Great Recession Create Another Generation of Waste-Haters? appeared first on Sustainab...

Andrew Cuomo: ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ When It Comes To Fracking

This comes after Cuomo took heat for his administration's involvement in editing and delaying a study on fracking that had been commissioned in 2011. The post Andrew Cuomo: ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ When It Comes To Fracking appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How Can a Three-Year Old Represent Himself in Court?

Each week, in immigration courts across the United States, hundreds of children, some as young as a few months old, come before immigration judges and are called upon to defend themselves against deportation. Among them is Arturo, aShow More Summary

Republican Midterm Debate Strategy: Be Pro-Life, But Not Anti-Abortion

As the midterm campaigns hit their final weeks, a clear picture of the Republican strategy on reproductive rights issues has emerged: However anti-choice you are, downplay it.

This is what happens when you crowdfund an awesome marine park

Is this marine protected area the Potato Salad of crowdfunded conservation or the future of national parks?

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker plot_thickens: What is the most recent lovely moment you experienced?

Microsoft Gets Serious About Security in Windows 10

Much of what you will be hearing about Windows 10 this year will have to do with things that make you safer and your company IT folks happier. Enterprise Microsoft security Windows 10

Reusing Cigarette Butts, Filters, and Ashes

Cigarette waste such as ashes and discarded filters can have important uses. Butts make excellent supercapitors, rust inhibitors and industrial pallets, while ashes can be turned into water filters The post Reusing Cigarette Butts, Filters, and Ashes appeared first on Sustainablog.

Climate Change Is Causing Mountain Goats To Shrink

But goats aren't the only animals to experience a change in body size due to climate change. The post Climate Change Is Causing Mountain Goats To Shrink appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Free Speech for Some Means Free Speech for None

In honor of Free Speech Week, let's take a moment to acknowledge the obvious. Free speech is incredibly, almost unbelievably important, especially in a democracy. It can also be unpleasant, uncomfortable and even downright offensive....Show More Summary

A Thot Is Not a Slut: The Popular Insult Is More About Race and Class Than Sex

This spring, a lewd Instagram account sprang up in Louisa County, Virginia. Its anonymous administrators had collected dozens of nude selfies that local middle- and high-school girls had sent to friends and boyfriends, exposed them publicly...Show More Summary

Food giants Cargill and General Mills believe in climate change. Will they defend themselves from it?

The ag heavyweights are coming to grips with the reality of global warming. But they're not ready to put their political dollars to work.

How to Celebrate Halloween for Real Jesus-Loving and History-Hating Christians, by Kirk Cameron

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy.]Hey, remember how in his new movie Saving Christmas, former teen TV hunk and current peddler of nonsense Kirk Cameron introduced us to the FACTS! about how Christmas doesn't have pagan roots and something...Show More Summary

Why Edward Norton Walked From the Hulk

The second big screen Hulk speaks out Comics Edward Norton The Incredible Hulk The Avengers

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

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.

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