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PETA-Approved Eyelid Lift Makes Waves in the Plastic Surgery World

Because compassion is real beauty. The post PETA-Approved Eyelid Lift Makes Waves in the Plastic Surgery World appeared first on PETA.

At world’s first humanitarian summit, major world leaders are no-shows

It’s not like we’re dealing with climate change, Zika, and Syrian refugee crises at the same time.

Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ Leaders Prepare to Cozy Up to Trump

Though some anti-choice leaders have signaled their support for Trump, others expressed hesitation about the Republican candidate when approached about attending the meeting. The post Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ Leaders Prepare to Cozy Up to Trump appeared first on Rewire.

Vermont Joins Growing Number of Jurisdictions Protecting LGBTQ Kids from “Conversion Therapy”

Today, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed Senate Bill 132 into law, making Vermont the eighth jurisdiction—behind California, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., and Cincinnati—to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangers...Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tip Sheet: May 25, 2016

NORTH CAROLINIANS DON’T LIKE HB2 -- AND ARE REALLY FED UP WITH THEIR LEGISLATORS: A new survey from North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling found that a majority of likely voters in the state want the discriminatory HB2 repealed, with 56 percent saying the law is hurting the state economically and damaging its national reputation. Show More Summary

HRC Attends 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church

Post submitted by Rev. Dr. Denise Donnell, HRC Senior Faith Organizer Earlier this month, HRC attended the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Every four years, the legislative branch of the United Methodist Church—the General Conference—meets to set church policy. Show More Summary

Frank, Honest, and Funny, Moby’s Memoir Belongs on Your Bookshelf

More than a trip down memory lane, Moby's memoir shows his passion for being a vegan, animal rights, and New York in the '90s. The post Frank, Honest, and Funny, Moby’s Memoir Belongs on Your Bookshelf appeared first on PETA.

Emoji architecture criticism: Oliver Wainwright does the Venice Architecture Biennale, Snapchat-style

Want to get a sense of what's going down at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale in 10-second, emoji-filled snippets? Then you need to be following Guardian critic Oliver Wainwright on Snapchat. (His handle is "Olly Wainwright.") Wainwright has been touring various installations around the Italian...

Eat what Obama and Bourdain ate: Where to find great bun cha ha noi

The new trade agreement with Vietnam? Historic, no doubt. And President Obama’s speech on the intertwined histories of Vietnam and the United States was thrilling — who knew that Thomas Jefferson was a fan of Vietnamese rice? But what caused a small portion of the food universe to explode Monday...

One of Kickstarter's most successful books, 'Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,' has 13 hours left

"Rebel girl, rebel girl, rebel girl you are the queen of my world," Bikini Kill once sang. That song could be the anthem for one of the biggest book successes ever on Kickstarter, "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls." With about 13 hours to go, the campaign for "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls"...

365 by Whole Foods Market opens in Silver Lake with an impressive selection of organic wines and craft beer

365 by Whole Foods, the market with a focus on lower prices and a streamlined shopping experience, opens today in Silver Lake. And while many areas of the store’s inventory have been simplified compared with the full Whole Foods model, there’s been no downsizing of the beer, wine and spirits department....

"What kind of a man does that?"

[Content Note: Class warfare.]Senator Elizabeth Warren has been fighting an amazing Twitter war with Donald Trump for months. Yesterday, during a speech in DC, she took their war of words offline, and delivered a blistering attack on...Show More Summary

Authors Viet Thanh Nguyen and Maxine Hong Kingston dish on war and peace

Author Maxine Hong Kingston wanted to talk about fame. The award-winning author of the 1976 seminal book “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts” leaned forward and asked author Viet Thanh Nguyen (“The Sympathizer”) how his life has changed since being awarded the Pulitzer Prize...

Microsoft cuts more jobs in struggling mobile unit

Microsoft will cut up to 1,850 jobs and book an approximately $950-million writedown as it attempts to salvage its rocky entrance into the smartphone market.  The company acquired Nokia's phone business in 2014 for $7.3 billion, seeking to capitalize on the fast-growing industry. But by summer...

Meet the 'Trumpettes'

Live updates from Trump rally in Anaheim: Police brace for protests as Republican arrives in California May 25, 2016, 10:15 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics and our coverage of Donald Trump's appearance in Anaheim less than two weeks before California's presidential primary. We'll be covering...

Wow

[Content Note: Class warfare.]Yesterday, Hillary Clinton released a powerful new ad recalling Donald Trump's comments about profiting from a housing crash. This is terrible but important stuff. Her campaign tweeted the ad with the blunt note: "When Trump got his wish for a housing crash, millions of Americans lost their homes. Show More Summary

Judge denies Gawker a new trial in Hulk Hogan sex-tape case; $140-million verdict stands

A Florida judge has denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in the Hulk Hogan sex-video case and won't reduce a $140-million jury verdict.  Judge Pamela Campbell issued the ruling Wednesday.  Gawker and Hogan faced off again in the St. Petersburg courtroom in the latest chapter of a lengthy legal...

The first protester

Live updates from Trump rally in Anaheim: Police brace for protests as Republican arrives in California May 25, 2016, 10:15 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics and our coverage of Donald Trump's appearance in Anaheim less than two weeks before California's presidential primary. We'll be covering...

'Mr. Trump loves everyone'

Live updates from Trump rally in Anaheim: Police brace for protests as Republican arrives in California May 25, 2016, 10:15 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics and our coverage of Donald Trump's appearance in Anaheim less than two weeks before California's presidential primary. We'll be covering...

Governor: Texas suing over Obama's transgender directive 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state will become the first to sue the Obama administration over new federal guidance for transgender students in public schools. Abbott tweeted Wednesday that Texas will sue "to stop Obama's transgender directive to schools." The message from his personal Twitter...

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