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Let’s Stop Conflating Self-Care and Actual Care

It's time for a shift in the use of “self-care” that creates space for actual care apart from the extra kindnesses and important, small indulgences that may be part of our self-care rituals, depending on our ability to access such activities. The post Let’s Stop Conflating Self-Care and Actual Care appeared first on Rewire.

Democrats for Life Leader Calls on Pro-Life Voters to “Take Back” the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party has not always been so extreme on abortion. The party, which prides itself in fighting for the vulnerable, once welcomed strong pro-life politicians who fought for the rights of unborn babies. It later abandoned that fight and aligned itself with the abortion industry instead. But a vocal contingent within the party wants […]

Weather disasters raise conflict risk in multi-ethnic nations: study

OSLO (Reuters) - Multi-ethnic nations are vulnerable to armed conflicts after weather disasters such as heatwaves and droughts in a trend that could worsen with global warming, scientists said on Monday.

A Black Life That Matters: Lonnie Mitchell

[Content note: gun violence, harassment, institutional racism] Lonnie Mitchell is “lucky,” if you can call it that. He’s alive. He’s alive after being shot in the chest by a policeman in Decatur IL. He was shot, as he held his hands in the air. Show More Summary

This Is What Life Is Like for a Bear in the Chinese Circus Industry

Meet a bear named Doudou by a PETA Asia investigator whose life in the Chinese circus industry is filled with torment. The post This Is What Life Is Like for a Bear in the Chinese Circus Industry appeared first on PETA.

Donald Trump Jr. may be out of luck in killing more leopards

Leopard populations in sub-Saharan Africa have plummeted by more than 30 percent in the last 25 years. Photo by Chip Litherland/AP Images for The HSUS The son of the Republican nominee for President – the son who favors killing elephants...Show More Summary

How to smash solar power records: Harness a heat wave

Thanks to extra-high temperatures this month, California generated enough solar energy in one day to power 6 million homes.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns as Chair of DNC, Will Not Gavel in Convention

Donna Brazile, vice chair of the DNC, will step in as interim replacement for Wasserman Schultz as committee chair. The post Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns as Chair of DNC, Will Not Gavel in Convention appeared first on Rewire.

New Reports of Sexual Harassment at Fox News Are Horrifying, Unsurprising

In her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson hinted at a company culture nearly as hostile to women as the alleged creep at the top. Her Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy “shushed” her on air, mocked her during commercial breaks, and treated her like a “blond female prop,” Carlson claimed. Show More Summary

Over 10,000 Climate Protesters March in Philadelphia on Day Before Democratic National Convention

Thousands of climate activists, public health advocates and others arrived in the streets before the first day of the Democratic National Convention, despite blazing heat that was just one degree shy of the hottest July 24 on record in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

Al Gore is voting Clinton, for the climate

The former Veep won't be in Philadelphia, but he's definitely not voting for Trump.

Democrats want 'free' college. It would be nice if they delivered Americans a decent high school education first.

Republicans aren’t the only ones facing disunity in their party as the general election gets fully underway. The Democratic convention in Philadelphia opens this week amid a chorus of grumbling from Bernie Sanders supporters over Hillary Clinton’s uninspired choice of technocrat Tim Kaine as vice...

In the News

My time continues to be tight because of convention stuff, so let's continue to crowdsource this! Please feel free to use this thread to share news items of interest you've seen in your travels 'round the web today. (As always, please be sure to add relevant content notes. Show More Summary

This Common Sushi Order May Cause Anal Leakage—And Other “Food” Facts

Animal-based seafood is often mislabeled. If you want to know what you're eating—and what you're not eating—choose wholesome vegan foods. The post This Common Sushi Order May Cause Anal Leakage—And Other “Food” Facts appeared first on PETA.

Catholic Bishop to Tim Kaine: You Can’t be Catholic and Pro-Abortion

LifeNews.com has extensively profiled the pro-abortion position of Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential running mate Tim Kaine. Now, a Catholic bishops is going after the pro-abortion Democrat, saying that he can’t reconcile his Catholic faith with abortion. Bishops Thomas Tobin of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, posted a message on Facebook that was so popular it […]

Hillary Clinton finally has Al Gore's vote

Democratic National Convention live updates: Bernie Sanders implores supporters to back Hillary Clinton, gets booed July 25, 2016, 11:25 a.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention starts today in Philadelphia. Here's what to look for:• Despite the resignation of Democratic chairwoman Debbie Wasserman...

Outgoing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz won't gavel in convention later today after all

Democratic National Convention live updates: Bernie Sanders implores supporters to back Hillary Clinton, gets booed July 25, 2016, 11:25 a.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention starts today in Philadelphia. Here's what to look for:• Despite the resignation of Democratic chairwoman Debbie Wasserman...

Michael Jordan pledges $2 million toward building trust between communities and police

Michael Jordan is the latest star from the NBA world to take a stand against social injustice. And he’s putting his money where his mouth is. The Chicago Bulls legend and Charlotte Hornets owner said in an open letter published by the ESPN platform The Undefeated that he is pledging $2 million...

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