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Let’s talk about that bass

Chances are, you've heard the much-lauded pop song of late summer, Meghan Trainor's body-acceptance anthem "All About That Bass." (Chances are, just reading that title has driven the season's most pernicious earworm directly into your brain, and for that, I apologize.) You may or may not like it. Show More Summary

National Review Writer Calls for Hanging Women Who Have Abortions

Studies find that women of all religious faiths and traditions, all political affiliations, and all races, classes, and backgrounds have abortions. Columnist Kevin Williamson believes all such women should be hanged. Image: Reason.tv / YouTube The post National Review Writer Calls for Hanging Women Who Have Abortions appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Do Not Fear California's New Affirmative Consent Law

On a classic episode of the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dennis, the most sociopathic character of the bunch, explained to another character why he wanted to buy a boat. "The whole purpose of buying a boat in the first place...Show More Summary

Belgian brewery plans beer pipeline. Residents pray for spill.

The two-mile pipeline, connecting the De Halve Maan Brewery to its bottling plant, would cut truck traffic on the streets of Bruges by 85 percent.

The Pizza Box Project: How to Handle the Second-Largest Waste Stream on Campus

How do you get rid of a pizza box other than throwing it in the trash? Several US universities are having great success with composting programs The post The Pizza Box Project: How to Handle the Second-Largest Waste Stream on Campus appeared first on Sustainablog.

Baby With Trisomy 13 Defies Odds After Parents Reject Abortion, She’s Now 7

Kathleen Rose was born with a condition called Trisomy 13, which is a chromosomal disorder associated with severe intellectual disability and physical abnormalities in many parts of the body. According to the United States National Library of Medicine, individuals with Trisomy 13 often have heart defects, brain or spinal cord abnormalities, very small or poorly […]

YouTube Star Sam Pepper’s “Prank” Video Is Sexual Harassment

Sam Pepper It’s undeniable that the YouTube community is becoming a powerful and influential force in the entertainment industry. Vloggers appear on magazine covers (such as Seventeen and Fast Company), red carpets, and even on TV in...Show More Summary

Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The ‘I Don’t Know The Science’ Chorus On Climate Change

"I don’t know the science behind climate change," Ernst said, when pressed at a debate last night. "I can’t say one way or another what is the direct impact, whether it’s man-made or not." The post Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Joins The ‘I Don’t Know The Science’ Chorus On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

YouTube School: 13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

Sometimes YouTube is educational. Crazy, right? Below is a great video produced by Veritasium that debunks 13 common climate denial myths.  It's clear that somebody has been reading Skeptical Science. If you want to learn more aboutShow More Summary

Black Wealth On TV: Realities Don’t Match Perceptions

R aised by a single mother in South Central Los Angeles in the 1990s, I didn’t realize just how poor my family was until I filled out my FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) when applying for colleges.  That is when I learned that my total family income was below the poverty line. Show More Summary

Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year

It’s been over a month since Michael Brown’s death reignited a desperately needed national conversation about the importance of defending human rights at home just as strongly as we do abroad. I joined the Amnesty International USA delegation in Ferguson, … Please continue reading.

Climate change puts out the welcome mat for invasive species

We turned the thermostat up, now lionfish are inviting themselves over for the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet.

What Really Happens to that Old Computer You’ve “Recycled?”

Despite laws & activism, the old computer that you recycled responsibly may still end up in the developing world, according to the film Terra Blight The post What Really Happens to that Old Computer You’ve “Recycled?” appeared first on Sustainablog.

Please, people, stop using bikes to whitesplain privilege

Recent stories use bicycling as either a proxy for white privilege, or a metaphor for explaining it to other white people. It's not working.

Pro-life vid of day: Highlights from Dublin pro-life festival

by Hans Johnson Among those who appeared at the Love Life Festival last Spring in Dublin, Ireland were Josiah Presley, who escaped being aborted, and Catelynn and Tyler, stars of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, who studied the facts about abortion and quickly chose adoption for their child. Show More Summary

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