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Five GOP Health Care Buzz Phrases You Need to Inoculate Yourself Against. Bruised in heated town halls in Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and elsewhere, the right wing in Congress now realizes it could pay a steep political price for throwing tens of millions of people off their health care, destabilizing our health care system, and putting people at risk of death.

Five GOP Health Care Buzz Phrases You Need to Inoculate Yourself Against

Get to Know the Memes of the Alt-Right and Never Miss a Dog-Whistle Again - VICE. Memes and the alt-right go together like peanut butter and jelly that's been spread into the shape of a swastika.

Get to Know the Memes of the Alt-Right and Never Miss a Dog-Whistle Again - VICE

Internet memes are, by and large, the currency in which these young nationalists trade, eschewing the stuffy, articulated treatises of Mein Kampf in favor of more virality-friendly catchphrases and image macros to be proliferated around image boards and subreddits. We've Set a Climate Change Record for 2016, and It's Awful. The Numbers Are In Usually, setting a world record is a positive achievement.

We've Set a Climate Change Record for 2016, and It's Awful

Not this time, though – we have set another world record for the warmest temperatures ever on the planet. According to separate reports by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA, 2016 is the hottest year ever recorded. Kimberley Johnson. American Government & Politics Kimberley S.

Kimberley Johnson

Johnson is Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies; and Tow Distinguished Professorship for Scholarship and Practitioners. Professor Johnson’s research focuses on the intersections between urban politics and policy, federalism and intergovernmental relations, race and ethnic politics, bureaucracy and public policy. Maintenance in Progress. If Our Founding Fathers Were All Christians, Why Did They Say This? Nobody can deny the fact that Christianity has played a huge role in our history.

If Our Founding Fathers Were All Christians, Why Did They Say This?

From the first Thanksgiving to the ideas of Jesus Christ that are embroidered in our culture today, Christianity and the Bible is responsible a big part of our heritage. Are We Seriously Not Having Better Sex Than Our Parents? From digital slideshows of safe sex tips to the plethora of videos and photos uploaded by the porn industry, today’s 20-somethings have more information, ideas, and imagery involving all things coital than previous generations could have ever fathomed.

Are We Seriously Not Having Better Sex Than Our Parents?

Plus, smartphones allow us to send steamy sexts whenever, wherever; mobile apps and dating sites facilitate meeting potential mates almost as quickly; and the hookup culture we’re supposedly steeped in condones getting hot and heavy with relative strangers—all without requiring any of us to get too attached.

Sounds like a pretty amazing sex life we have, huh? Columbia Journalist. Gensexnyc. "the workshop strives to build a safe, inclusive, and reflective environment" About GenSexNYC is an anti-oppression sexuality workshop for all gender identities.


We work to build a safer, braver community of participants in the New York City area to share and explore our experiences of identity. The Workshop. Kindergarten Entry Tests And More Education Predictions for 2015 : NPR Ed. 20 Under 40 Debut Writers You Need To Be Reading. Japanese telecom giant SoftBank reportedly in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation. Datapoints: ACA Ends Birth Control Copays for Many, States Delay Abortion Access & More. September 25, 2014 — This week, we feature an infographic highlighting the impact of the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit, as well as maps depicting state-mandated delays in abortion care and progress in reducing teen birth rates.

Datapoints: ACA Ends Birth Control Copays for Many, States Delay Abortion Access & More

ACA Ends Birth Control Copays for Increasing Number of Women Guttmacher researchers found that the impact of the Affordable Care Act's (PL 111-148) contraceptive coverage benefit has been "substantial and rapid," but they noted that gaps in coverage remain, in part because of the grandfathered status of some health plans, insurers improperly charging copayments or deductibles in some cases, and exemptions for certain employer-sponsored plans on religious grounds (Guttmacher release, 9/18). States Mandate Delays in Abortion Care. When you sign a petition on, some very big things can happen.

You've convinced an airline to stand up for whales, a prosecutor to drop charges against an innocent man, and you've even prompted President Obama to take action on issues ranging from preventing Female Genital Mutilation to protecting LGBT people in the workplace. We hope you'll be as inspired by these victories as we are. Maybe you'll even start your own petition! Invertebrate populations have dropped by 45 percent in the last four decades. The Verge, July 24, 2014.

Invertebrate populations have dropped by 45 percent in the last four decades

Bill Gates Offers Grant for ‘Next Generation Condom’ Bill Gates’ latest project gives a whole new meaning to the old Microsoft slogan, “Your potential. Our Passion.” The Microsoft founder and its former CEO is getting out of software and into, er, hardware.Gates will give a $100,000 grant to whoever can invent the “next generation condom” through The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health. The estimated 80 grant recipients can then apply for a follow-up grant worth up to $1 million. Don't Get Too Excited About The 'HIV-Killing' Condom Yet. A groundbreaking new condom that uses an antiviral gel as added protection against HIV, herpes and HPV may soon hit the shelves in Australia.

Labia Library. Meet the Researcher Who Was Fired After Trying to Give Weed to Veterans. Dr. Sue Sisley, a psychiatrist overseeing the only approved study in the country to investigate the efficacy of medical marijuana in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, was dismissed a couple of weeks ago from her position at the University of Arizona. In 2011, the FDA approved a protocol for her proposed study investigating the effects of whole-plant marijuana on veterans suffering from PTSD. The University of Arizona’s Institutional Review Board approved the study protocol the following year. After escalating pressure from veterans and media coverage, Sisley finally secured approval in April from two other federal bodies that must vet marijuana research — the US Public Health Service and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which supplies the pot. She expected approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration to come after the university granted a space for the research.

A teenager leads the great rent strike of 1907. By 1907, 16-year-old Pauline Newman (left) had been in New York City for six years. Her widowed mother moved Pauline and her sisters from Lithuania to Madison Street on the Lower East Side in 1901, into a tenement with no bathroom or windows. A few years later, Pauline began sewing shirtwaists in a factory—the Triangle Waist Company, actually, though this was three years before the deadly fire there. Active in the growing labor movement and a future leader of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, Pauline was frustrated with the working and living conditions around her. 10 Ways Men Can Combat Sexist Entitlement in Public. The conservative mindset in two sentences. New Study Ranks 50 States By Gun Sense And Gun Deaths.

A good study that shows which states are doing their part to decrease gun violence/gun deaths, and which states are doing little - to nothing. Washington, DC — States with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership have the highest overall gun death rates in the nation, according to a Violence Policy Center (VPC) analysis of new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.Meanwhile, states with the lowest overall gun death rates have lower rates of gun ownership and some of the strongest gun violence prevention laws in the nation. “Gun violence is preventable, and states can pass effective laws that will dramatically reduce gun death and injury,” states VPC Executive Director Josh Sugarmann.

“Our analysis also shows that states with weak gun violence prevention laws and easy access to guns pay a severe price with gun death rates far above the national average.” Get Ready To Be Horrified At What Schools Are Telling Kids About Sex. Sex ed coming to South Carolina? Rep. B.R. Skelton is trying to make it happen. Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images. The Bliss Molecule. Hate Map. Find Courses by Department. No More Knife: The Stem-Cell Shortcut To Injury Recovery. Stem cells have the potential to change the way orthopedic surgeon approach knee surgery. Photo: Dmitriy Shironosov/Getty Images Dr. Chris Centeno injecting stem cells back into patient’s knee. Regenexx-SD procedure isolates and separates mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow sample.

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You Have the Right to Stay Out of Jail. Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness. 'Spiritual but Not Religious': A Rising, Misunderstood Voting Bloc - Steven Barrie-Anthony. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Drones Raise Red Flags Regarding Privacy Rights. Office of the Mayor. Pope Francis Responds to Rush Limbaugh's "Marxist" Charges. Snowden Strikes Again - another breaking story. How Instagram Alters Your Memory - Emily Badger.

Wake up and smell the copy. Is Sugar Toxic? The incalculable cost of mass incarceration. Rosa Oliveri. The Shaman Will See You Now - Page 1 - News. Free Essay on Timed Writing "The Plastic Pink Flaming A Natural History - Gahyonee92. Andy Lockett. Final ILFA Roundup: 70 New Businesses and Five Years of Commercial Changes on Franklin (Updated)

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3rd Ward. Best Places to Live 2013 - Money Magazine. The Los Angeles Review of BooksLos Angeles Review of Books. The Millions. Three Poems - jubilat. Patricia Lockwood, "Rape Joke". Brooklyn Movement Center Street Harassment Spectrum (DRAFT) » Brooklyn Movement Center. The Brooklyn Quarterly. The New York Review of Books. 'There Goes the 'Hood': Gentrification in New York City. Housing Links. A Nation of Wimps. Science news and science jobs from New Scientist - New Scientist. How Do We Solve A Problem Like Condoms? Online video tutorials & training.

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