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Lisa Glatt talks catharsis, nudism and her new novel, 'The Nakeds'

In Lisa Glatt's new novel, "The Nakeds" (Regan Arts: 288 pp., $24.95), first-grader Hannah Teller is hit by a car one morning in 1970 in a Southern California beach town. The teenage drunk driver, Martin, flees the scene.

Catholics are Standing Up Against Abortion in Africa Like Never Before

Never before in our times have attacks on human life and the family unit in Africa been more violent. Yet now the Church in Africa has been endowed with such human and spiritual resources to expose the Culture of Death and minister to a Culture of Life. Africa’s seminaries are full and ordinations are growing. […]

ICANN’t Even: New Internet Standards Could Make Doxing Easier Than Ever

Doxing has become an all too familiar in the lives of internet-using women. The public posting of our home addresses is a particularly brutal way that our lives can be policed and upended by determined harassers–to say nothing of how it has been used by stalkers and domestic abusers to find their targets. I myself […]

Quick hit: We Bought a Huge Effing House, and Now We Can’t Afford More Kids

An Elle Decor essayist has come out with a horrible confession: She and her husband sacrificed a child to buy their dream home. (How awesome would it be if that were the actual story? “Our realtor didn’t mention the fiery, bottomless...Show More Summary

Quick hit: Misty Copeland has been named principal dancer at ABT

Ballerina Misty Copeland (she who was too old and had the wrong feet, legs, turnout, torso, and bust to even start training as a ballet dancer at age 13) has been named a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre -- the first African-American woman to rise to that position in the company's nearly 80-year history. Continue reading ?

Chinese CO2 Emissions Headed To 2025 Peak, May Plateau Much Sooner

Many of China's climate experts believe the country is on track to peak its carbon dioxide emissions by 2025 -- five years earlier than have pledged. If coal use continues its recent decline, then CO2 emissions may even be in the process of plateauing. The post Chinese CO2 Emissions Headed To 2025 Peak, May Plateau Much Sooner appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Impressionist Gordie Brown wants Canadians to see his show for free

Impressionist Gordie Brown wants his Canadian fans to see his show for free, so for the month of July, the Montreal native is doing just that. Those with a Canadian ID land a complimentary pair of tickets to his show at the Golden Nugget.

Mortgage rates hit high for 2015; 30-year loan averaging 4.08%

The economy's slow improvement is nudging mortgage interest rates higher, with home finance giant Freddie Mac saying the average for a conventional 30-year mortgage rose to 4.08% this week, its high point for the year. 

Should Swimmers Worry About Sharks?

A rash of shark bites in North Carolina has raised concerns. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.

George Soros Bankrolling Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign recently announced it has received more than $45 million in donations as she campaigns to keep the White House in pro-abortion hands. Today, news has surfaced showing pro-abortion billionaire George Soros is bankrolling her campaign to the tune of $1 million. As Politico reports: A trio of pro-Hillary Clinton groups raised […]

BP Agrees To Pay ‘The Largest Environmental Settlement In History’ Over Its 2010 Oil Spill

The states most directly impacted by the massive spill announced a deal to settle years of litigation with the oil giant for a total of $18.7 billion. The post BP Agrees To Pay ‘The Largest Environmental Settlement In History’ Over Its 2010 Oil Spill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Advocates Seek Pregnancy Prevention Program Funds Nixed By Colorado GOP

Funded privately over the past five years, the initiative provided more than 30,000 people with long-acting reversible contraception and lowered the teen pregnancy rate in Colorado by 40 percent. Image: Shutterstock The post Advocates Seek Pregnancy Prevention Program Funds Nixed By Colorado GOP appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Kenneth Turan's DVD picks: Movies with music, from Bugs Bunny to Black Flag

Every film with music as the key element is not a musical -- not even close. New to DVD are two very different collections in which music is central and remarkable.

The Adventuredome dares thrill riders to take the Coaster Cred challenge

Here's a dare to take on this summer. Ride all seven thrill rides at The Adventuredome at Circus Circus to earn "Coaster Cred" bragging rights.

The only potato salad recipe you'll ever need

When we make a statement as grand as the one in our headline, we mean it. 

Petition launched to save Griffith Park Teahouse after report it might be taken down

It may be a short life for Los Angeles' Griffith Park Teahouse, the surreptitiously installed artists' project that materialized on a ridge in the park Monday night and was inaugurated with a dawn ceremony Tuesday.

The Problem With The Supposed Feminist ‘Comeback’

Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road Much lip service has been paid to feminism’s supposed comeback — especially in terms of more authentic representations of women in pop culture. Charlize Theron’s recent portrayal of the badass protagonist...Show More Summary

HRC Foundation’s Groundbreaking Conference Supporting LGBTQ Youth to be Held in Dallas

Third annual Time To THRIVE conference is expected to attract 800-plus participants from around the nation for sessions on helping LGBTQ youth thrive in the classroom and beyond.

Texas’ Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law Is Based on Empirically False Claims, So Why Don’t More Reports Say That?

The anti-choice argument for Texas's omnibus law—that its regulations make the procedure safer—is an empirically false claim. Yet media outlets like NPR shy away from providing this basic fact when reporting on the court battles over...Show More Summary

Clinic Killing Woman in Abortion Sends Abortion Proceeds to “Movement for Black Lives”

Despite Blacks coming together to speak up for Black Lives many are ignoring the Black unborn child in the womb targeted by abortion. In addition, at least one abortion clinic has publicly pledged to donate a portion of each abortion they perform to a new Black Movement in Cleveland. From Friday July 24 to Sunday […]

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