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Sneak Peek: The Sexy Freedom Reigns Team Hits Malibu

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

There’s a new Freedom Reigns video coming soon to a screen near you. But we at The Underwear Expert are much too impatient for that. So in the meantime, we decided to treat you to a sneak peek. Where our exclusive featured some of Freedom Reigns’ 2015 swimwear and apparel, the new Freedom Reigns video […]

Five Bible-Based Responses To Common Arguments Against Marriage Freedom From A Biblical Scholar

17 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Matthew Vines is the author of the bestseller God and the Gay Christian. Vines calls the book “an open letter to modern Christians” about why they should support same-sex relationships, and what the Bible really says about homosexuality. In the wake of June’s Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, some conservative Christians, seeing the writing on the wall, have […]

BMW CEO hints there is space for more electric models

VIENNA (Reuters) - The chief executive of BMW hinted in a German paper that there was potential for another of its "i" electric car models.

California wildfires expand after death of firefighter

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Firefighters rushed to contain a pair of fast-moving wildfires in Northern California on Saturday as they mourned the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter killed this week in the battle against one of the blazes, officials said.

Happy International Childfree Day! Announcing 2015 Childfree Woman and Man of the Year

On August 1, 1973, the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood did a wonderful thing -- it celebrated Non-Parents Day by awarding a Male and Female National Non-Parent of the Year. Starting in 2013, this day was resurrected as International Childfree Day, and the day winners of the Childfree Woman and Man of the Year are announced. Show More Summary

Loving Water and Not Oil Means Standing for Mother Earth

Courtesy of Honor the Earth The summer of 2015 finds Native communities in Minnesota and the Dakotas fighting a multi-front war to protect precious water resources from big oil and uranium mining. There is a compelling Sioux spiritual belief that says tribes have a duty to protect "Unci Maka" for seven generations. Show More Summary

It's Time to Update Coal Rules That Are Costing Taxpayers Millions

By MIA STEINLE Royalties and other revenues that companies pay to extract natural resources from public lands constitute one of the federal government's largest sources of income -- a whopping $13 billion in 2014. However, considering...Show More Summary

Investing in the Transformative Power of a Mobile Generation

Photo Credit: UNFPA Uganda In some African countries, more people have access to a mobile phone than to clean water, a bank account or even electricity. This powerful, provocative statement is a reflection of the transformative potential of mobile technology. Show More Summary

Wasting Food? It'll Cost You

By Don Willmott Most of us have become accustomed to sorting and recycling our trash, but how far are we willing to go with our recycling? Are we really ready to wrestle with rotting lettuce leaves and the remnants of last week's tuna noodle casserole? As it turns out, food is the number one product in U.S. Show More Summary

Effective Altruism: The World is One Family

"??? ???????? ???? ???? ?????????? | ???????????? ?? ?????? ?????????? || " "Discrimination saying 'this one is a relative; this other one is a stranger' is for the mean-minded. For those who're known as magnanimous, the entire world...Show More Summary

Teen Lesbian Couple Attacked In Brutal Hate Crime At Six Flags In Massachusetts

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Two lesbian college students were brutally attacked in an anti-gay hate crime at the Six Flags New England theme park in Massachusetts on Wednesday. The women, ages 18 and 19 and both students at Bryant University in Rhode Island, were hugging and ki… The post Teen Lesbian Couple Attacked In Brutal Hate Crime At Six Flags In Massachusetts appeared first on Towleroad.

RNC to Vote on Lawless Resolution Asking Congress to Defy SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Republican National Committee is expected to vote on a set of resolutions relating to LGBT rights next week, one of which calls on Congress to defy the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges and strip federal courts of jurisdiction on marriag… The post RNC to Vote on Lawless Resolution Asking Congress to Defy SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling appeared first on Towleroad.

What happens when a rainforest burns?

When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.

31 Things White People Should Culturally Appropriate

"Everybody wanna be a n, but don't nobody really wanna be a n." Paul Mooney The phrase has never rang more true when it comes to cultural appropriation. In fact, according to Nielsen, 73% of Whites and 67% of Hispanics believe that African Americans influence mainstream culture. Show More Summary

I Just Want to Be Held and Spun Around: On Black Life, Death, Love and Exhaustion

Photo courtesy of the Harvey Family (via Zion Harvey and his sister Zoe prior to his dual hand transplant I went to bed last night with tears in my eyes, the words, smile and spirit of 8-year-old Zion Harvey, the world's first pediatric double hand transplant recipient, lingering in my mind. Show More Summary

These 8 Photos Show the Beauty of Being Young, Black, & Proud

It's been a rough couple of months. Senseless violence against unarmed blacks in churches, at routine traffic stops, and in our communities has left us reeling. For Black millennials, watching these tragedies play out in the news and social media has been a recurring punch in the gut. Show More Summary

India: After 14-Year-Old Raped, Supreme Court Fails to Protect Baby From Abortion

In India, a 14-year-old rape victim will undergo a late-term abortion now that their Supreme Court has overturned previous rulings preventing her from having the procedure. The BBC reports that a team of doctors decided she is not fit to have a baby physically or emotionally. The medical chief of Ahmedabad’s civil hospital, M. M. […]

Armless Toddler Meets First Ever Airplane Pilot Born Without Arms

In Minnesota, a three-year-old girl was able to meet a woman born without arms just like her. On July 24th, Fox News reports that Ruth Ellen Pranke met motivational speaker Jessica Cox, who also happens to be the only airplane pilot without upper limbs. Pranke’s mother, Karlyn, connected with Cox on Facebook and eventually brought […]

Escaped Lunatics: Reality Versus Urban Legend

Urban legends often include escaped lunatic asylum patients, such as "hook" story and "Bunnyman." The movie "Alone in the Dark" was one of the best portrayals of that - Let's talk real cases, and they can get pretty bizarre and even chilling - Here (above) we have Owen Bonner in the UK. Show More Summary

Obama to impose deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

President Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, White House officials said early Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the country has ever taken to fight global warming.

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