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This Common (and Versatile) Household Item Takes the Cake

(Image credit: Martha Stewart) One of your best tools for organizing and styling around the house has been hiding in your kitchen all along: Your cake stand (a.k.a, the new catch-all). READ MORE »

It’s Time to End the Stigma of Pooping at Work

When visiting a house where a young child resides, it is common to find the book Everyone Poops resting among strewn toys and building blocks. This book brings out in adults the most uncomfortable and coy of giggles: “Heh,” one tends to say upon encountering it. “Everyone does poop. You ... More »

In Solitary Confinement For A Crime He Didn't Commit, Herman Wallace Built His Dream House

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

In 2001, a Stanford art student named Jackie Sumell sent a letter to Herman Wallace, an inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary, more commonly known as Angola. The letter read: “What kind of house does a man who lives in a 6-foot-by-9-foot...Show More Summary

'Bullshit from 10 years ago': How the BHS pension fund collapsed while Sir Philip Green made £307 million

It is old news that the BHS pension plan was allowed to rot under the ownership of Sir Philip Green. But today, thanks to the report from the House of Commons inquiry into BHS, we finally have the details of how the retirement plan for...Show More Summary

Why relocating Trident away from Scotland is virtually impossible

On 18th July the House of Commons voted to construct new Successor submarines to replace the current Vanguard boats that […]

UK Approved Abortion 50 Years Ago Today, Since Then 8,624,567 Babies Have Been Killed

Fifty years ago today, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Bill [subsequently the Abortion Act 1967] passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons with a massive vote of 223 votes for and 29 against. SPUC calculates that, so far, 8,624,567 innocent lives have been lost under the 1967 Abortion Act. It’s instructive to consider […]

The UK House of Commons Commissioned a Report on How to Make Parliament More Inclusive

Given the misogyny and racism on display at the Republican National Convention right now, it is somewhat surprising to see governing bodies still interested in presenting forward-looking, inclusive ideas. On Wednesday, Bristol University professor Sarah Childs presented a report called “The Good Parliament” to the House of Commons. Show More Summary

U.K. House of Commons Needs More Women, Breastfeeding and Gender Neutral Toilets: Report

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Female MPs should be able to breastfeed in the U.K. House of Commons and quotas must ensure that at least 40 percent of political journalists and committee witnesses are women by 2020, according to a report published Wednesday. “A homogenous...Show More Summary

British MPs back new PM and vote to update nuclear deterrent

New British Prime Minster Theresa May on Monday won her first parliamentary battle when MPs overwhelmingly voted to replace the ageing submarines that carry Britain’s nuclear arsenal. In her first address to the House of Commons since taking office last week following the EU referendum, May warned that the threat from nuclear weapons was increasing

House Speaker Paul Ryan took a picture with the GOP's Capitol Hill interns. It backfired.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

Here's a fun game: look at this selfie House Speaker Paul Ryan took with these Capitol Hill GOP interns. What do Paul Ryan and 98% of these young Republicans have in common? Hint: you may want to wear shades, and not just because their futures are so bright. Show More Summary

The Trident vote isn't about nuclear weapons — it is about destroying Labour

The question of whether Britain should renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme will be debated and then put to a vote in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon. The issue of Britain's nuclear capability has been fiercely debated...Show More Summary

A Comparison Between Wired & Wireless Home Security

As common as getting a new house, a new car or a new pet, it is just as regular now for people to own a security system for their beloved abode. Security systems does a lot to alert the owners of any kind of breach or trespassing into...Show More Summary

Trident Vote: Labour Split Three Ways Over Nuclear Submarines

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

British MPs will decide whether to renew the U.K.’s nuclear weapons program on Monday in a vote set to further exacerbate divisions in the opposition Labour party. The House of Commons will hear a marathon debate on a government motion in favor of replacing Trident, which the government has estimated will cost £31 billion ($41 billion) to renew. Show More Summary

The David Cameron Show

On June 30, 1991, a diary item in the London Sunday Times noted an improvement in Prime Minister John Major’s recent performances in the House of Commons. It picked out an example—the way Major had exposed “a dreadful piece of doublespeak from Tony Blair,” then the Labour Party’s employment spokesman. Show More Summary

Margaret Cho On The Otherworldly Experience Of Partying At Anna Nicole Smith’s House

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

There are some common sense expectations one might prepare for after accepting an invitation to party at the late, great Anna Nicole Smith’s house — near-incoherent conversation, a who’s who of B-list recognizable faces and Howard K. Stern to name a few. All of these came to fruition, as Margaret Cho explains in the below [...]

The remarkable failure of David Cameron

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

"I was the future once," remarked British Prime Minister David Cameron in the House of Commons, a wistful note on his last day as head of his nation's government. He vacated 10 Downing Street on Wednesday after fast-tracking a resignation that, just months ago, would have seemed almost implausible. Show More Summary

'Cold War System': UK Nuclear Activists Protest Against 'Redundant' Trident

While most of the attention in British parliament on Wednesday was focussed on David Cameron’s farewell in the House of Commons, nuclear-free campaigners have taken to Westminster as part of a “mass lobby of parliament” against the renewal of the UK’s “redundant” Trident nuclear deterrent system.

David Cameron just received a huge standing ovation during his last PMQs

David Cameron was applauded by the House of Commons during his final PMQs. Theresa May will become Britain's new prime minister after Mr Cameron announced his resignation following the EU referendum Brexit result. Produced by Claudia Romeo Join the conversation about this story »

David Cameron's final ever PMQs: 'I was the future — once'

David Cameron said he will  miss "the roar of the crowd and "barbs of the opposition" as he addressed the House of Commons as prime minister for the final ever time.  The prime minister, who will be replaced by Home Secretary Theresa...Show More Summary

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