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Understanding vs. Accepting

I assume this has happened to you too. It happens to me when having a disagreement with some people and, increasingly so, with some readers of my blogs. It goes something like this: We have a disagreement. The other party says to me: "You do not agree because you don't understand," assuming that if I could understand, I would agree with him or her. Show More Summary

Can your dreams predict death? New evidence, surprising result.

Dreaming of someone death is scary enough, but finding […] The post Can your dreams predict death? New evidence, surprising result. appeared first on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point.

Safe Havens, Not Sidewalks

In recent years, Los Angeles has seen more progress in combating homelessness than it ever has - yet the problem is still getting worse. Since 2011, the region has housed more than 23,000 people - a record number even by national standards. Show More Summary

Despite U.S. Job Growth, Lowest-Income Families Are Left Behind

Job growth in the United States in 2014 was higher than in any other year since 1999, yet 1.7 million more children now live in working families with low incomes than during the Great Recession. Nearly a third of children are living in families where no one is working full time. Show More Summary

My Autistic Children Are Not a Burden

I have two Autistic children. When I say that, most people assume the response I desire from them is something along the lines of "I'm so sorry, that must be really hard". I can understand why they think that is the expected response,...Show More Summary

A Space Accordian Makes Infinity

Beware what follows! I have no more right to be thinking, much less writing, these words than the last drunk picked up in Times Square last night. But, I am, possibly, different from that guy because I read the Science Times in the New York Times on June 9th. Show More Summary

A Hairy Hand of the Horrific Kind

"According to local legends, this entity manifests itself as a pair of large, hairy disembodied hands. Sometimes, the Hands are described as having claws."

Army Layoffs Mean 40K to Soon Join Civilian Ranks

Last week it was reported that that the U.S. Army will reduce the size of its force by 40,000 soldiers between this year and 2018. This amounts to a cumulative cut of 120,000 soldiers, or 21 percent, since 2012. It's easy to refer to these massive force cuts in terms of numbers, much harder when put in plain, human terms. Show More Summary

Welcome to the Jungle: Teens Meet in Peru to Learn About Gender and Conservation

'Sacred Ceiba (kapok) tree], ©AdviceProject, photo by Courtney Webster Day 3 of the 2015 Advice Project Leadership and Empowerment Summit for Teen Girls and Women in Peru (Gold Mining, Sex Trafficking, Sacred Trees and Conservation,Show More Summary

Addis Financing for Development Conference Failed in Many Ways, But the Fight for Tax Justice Continues

Oxfam went to the UN's Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa with the sincere hope that the governments of the world would take the bold steps necessary to rebalance the global development financing system so it works to help end extreme poverty and tackle inequality. Show More Summary

The #1 Way Schools Are Failing Our Kids Will Surprise You

This isn't a story about bullying, but let's start there, with a recent incident at an 8-year-old's birthday party. "Who here thinks Adam is unpopular?" a young bully asks his classmates, right in front of Adam. "Raise your hand." Hands shoot up. Show More Summary

Meet Janae Marie Kroc, the World Record Power Lifter Who Came Out as Transgender

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

World champion power lifter and world record holder Matt Korczaleski astonished and shocked fans after announcing that he is transgender and now goes by the name Janae Marie Kroc reports outsports.com. Known for creating the “Kroc row” back workout,… The post Meet Janae Marie Kroc, the World Record Power Lifter Who Came Out as Transgender appeared first on Towleroad.

How Millennials Are Disrupting The Art of Donating

Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples? Or what about when the neighbor's 4th grade daughter...Show More Summary

Lion-Killing Dentist Could Face Prosecution in the US, Extradition to Zimbabwe: VIDEO

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Minnesota dentist who allegedly killed Zimbabwe’s famous and beloved Cecil the Lion could be tried in the U.S. or extradited to Zimbabwe. Outrage emerged on Tuesday as people across the world learned of Walter James Palmer’s reported… The post Lion-Killing Dentist Could Face Prosecution in the US, Extradition to Zimbabwe: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Gay Speed-Skater Blake Skjellerup Marries Boyfriend Saul Carrasco: PHOTOS

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Out gay speed-skater Blake Skjellerup wed boyfriend Saul Carrasco earlier this month in Hawaii. The couple announced their engagement last August on Twitter. They met in the most modern of ways, through Instagram. Said Blake in the caption to the abo… The post Gay Speed-Skater Blake Skjellerup Marries Boyfriend Saul Carrasco: PHOTOS appeared first on Towleroad.

Spare Capacity: When Landfill Becomes Life Saving

Photo credit: savingthewild.com I've just arrived in the Motherland on a 14 week mission 'solving poverty saves wildlife'. Saving Africa's elephants and rhinos from extinction is as much about humans as it is about animals. This is a war on greed and blood-lust status symbols, but the weakest link is in fact poverty. Show More Summary

TV Anchor Can’t Handle This Hot Chef’s Smolder: VIDEO

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As the saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. And that’s exactly what one TV host did when confronted with a sexy chef that was too hot to handle. Scot Haney, co-host of “Better Connecticut”, was int… The post TV Anchor Can’t Handle This Hot Chef’s Smolder: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Special Olympics Redefined My Concept of Sports, and Shattered a Few Assumptions Too

As an athlete my entire life, a true tomboy growing up, I thought I understood the draw of sports. But it wasn't until I spent a few days with Special Olympics athletes that I realized just how powerful -- and empowering -- sports can truly be. Show More Summary

Gordon Klingenschmitt: Gay Boy Scout Leaders Will Molest Your Children – VIDEO

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an anti-gay attack just like the ones Matt Baume decried earlier today, right-wing nut and Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt urged parents to remove their sons from the Boy Scouts to save them from molestation at the hands of gay scout lea… The post Gordon Klingenschmitt: Gay Boy Scout Leaders Will Molest Your Children – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Modular Record: 3D-Printed Chinese Villa Assembled in 3 Hours

In this latest attempt at one-upmanship in the realm of rapid construction, a company in China has built a two-story villa from six modules, putting the...

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