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Matt Damon Interrupts Successful Black Woman Filmmaker to Explain Diversity to Her. Matt Damon Interrupts Successful Black Woman Filmmaker to Explain Diversity to Her. The productivity paradox: Quality vs. Quantity. George Takei on How Kim Davis Violated the First Amendment. How one enterprising Iranian expat family and its allies successfully pushed for U.S.

George Takei on How Kim Davis Violated the First Amendment

-Iran rapprochement—and now stands to make a fortune from sanctions relief. When the world’s major powers struck a deal over Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna in July, it represented a victory not just for the Islamic Republic, which has now been granted international legitimacy as a nuclear threshold state, but also for a small but increasingly influential lobby in America, one which has long sought rapprochement between Washington and Tehran and now seeks to leverage a successfully concluded nuclear deal as a means to that end. This Iran lobby, publicly represented by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), has become a staunch institutional ally of the White House selling the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the nuclear deal is known. Little known to the American press, the Namazis have rarely acted as spokespersons for their own cause. What Today’s Rape Activists Don’t Get. Susan Brownmiller, who published the groundbreaking Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape in 1975, takes issue with the current conversation around sexual assault.

What Today’s Rape Activists Don’t Get

She believes it's unrealistic for women to think they can drink like men and still be safe, and that women are responsible for keeping themselves out of dangerous situations. The 80-year-old is also concerned the campus activist movement ignores the experiences of women of color and low socioeconomic status, whom she says are statistically more likely to be assaulted.

Northwest History: Spokane's Fantastic Baby Cage. Spokane is proud of its inventors, such as Royal Riblet of the square-wheeled tractor fame and Mary Latham who invented a pessary (and did a lot of other stuff).

Northwest History: Spokane's Fantastic Baby Cage

And yet who among has heard of Emma Read? Wallets-full-of-women. During last night’s GOP debate, moderator Jake Tapper asked the candidates which woman they would put on the $10 bill; their answers revealed a lot about what kinds of female humans are considered laudable by the modern Republican Party.

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Many presidential hopefuls named members of their own families, which says something right there. But the candidates who named historical figures also provided insights into the GOP’s priorities for women, as well as some lessons about the way women’s history is politicized — and depoliticized — in this country. 9 feelings every new freelancer experiences. This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community.

9 feelings every new freelancer experiences

If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a fellow freelancer out, feel free to send your blog post to us here. Leaving one job and starting another - even on our own accord - is listed as a Top 5 Stressful Situation. The others? Death of a loved one, divorce, moving, and major illness. An Interview with Bill Gates on the Future of Energy. In his offices overlooking Lake Washington, just east of Seattle, Bill Gates grabbed a legal pad recently and began covering it in his left-handed scrawl.

An Interview with Bill Gates on the Future of Energy

He scribbled arrows by each margin of the pad, both pointing inward. The arrow near the left margin, he said, represented how governments worldwide could stimulate ingenuity to combat climate change by dramatically increasing spending on research and development. “The push is the R&D,” he said, before indicating the arrow on the right. “The pull is the carbon tax.” 5 Goal-setting tips for creatives and creators. Creative freelancers live in the tension between lofty visions and daily to-do lists.

5 Goal-setting tips for creatives and creators

According to Allie Rice, Portland-based intentionality coach and author, the only way to resolve these tensions and live a life with vision and purpose day-to-day are goals and systems. She was kind enough to share her top 5 goal-setting tips with us: Second GOP debate: Carly Fiorina made the most of it, and 4 other takeaways.

The main GOP debate in Simi Valley took hours, and it felt like it.

Second GOP debate: Carly Fiorina made the most of it, and 4 other takeaways

There were insults and policy clashes. How to submit to 'Casa de Colores,' a nation-wide poetry project. 146613146626146626Juan Felipe Herrera’s winding path to poetryJuan Felipe Herrera is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children, most recently “Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes.”

How to submit to 'Casa de Colores,' a nation-wide poetry project

He is the son of migrant workers from Mexico, and today he becomes the first Latino to serve as poet laureate of the United States. Jeffrey Brown travels to the poet’s home in California’s San Joaquin Valley.2015-06-10 18:00:00disabled2365506695iykpWev3NLYfalse Watch PBS NewsHour’s senior correspondent and chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown report on Juan Felipe Herrera, the current U.S. poet laureate.

What to Make of Pope Francis Now? - The New Yorker. As Pope Francis heads to Cuba and the United States this month, with an itinerary that includes visits to the Castros, the U.S.

What to Make of Pope Francis Now? - The New Yorker

Congress, the White House, the United Nations General Assembly, and a major Catholic convocation in Philadelphia, the measure of his accomplishments and further promise remains confused. Is he a radical or merely a liberal? Does he seek to revise Church dogma—to bring it in line with some ethical ideal—or to formulate a pastoral response that is rooted in reality, and that leaves the institution unchanged? Among Roman Catholics, conservatives emphasize that, for all the hoopla about gays, divorce, women, and dogs going to heaven, he is not changing Church doctrine. Liberals, on the other hand, recognize in him a longed-for reformer of Vatican corruptions and cruelties. That process began centuries ago.

Ultimately, the new thinking had an effect even on conservative figures in the hierarchy, including Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. The White House Behavioral Science Team’s Report. Barack Obama is our first "nudge" president — he's a fan of behavioral economics' sometimes-simple tweaks for helping people make healthier and more forward-looking decisions, like the classic example of having employees automatically enroll in 401(k) savings plans unless they explicitly choose not to. Last year, he set up the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, a White House initiative to look at ways to help government agencies apply these principles to what they do, and yesterday it released its first annual report, which has some useful examples of nudge principles in action. The report runs down a series of what are effectively experiments designed to gauge the effects of making various tweaks to the wording and user interfaces government agencies use.

Alexander Chee on Writing, Success, and Subletting Below Chloë Sevigny. At Catapult, Alexander Chee has a self-reflective essay about a period in the early aughts when he got to sublet a friend’s plum 19th-story apartment in Gramercy Park. She let him have it for just $900 per month, a steal, which took a great deal of financial pressure off of him. This was after the release of his first novel, when his stock as a writer was rising and he was commanding a little more money–by writer standards, anyway. Bonus: Chee soon learned that actress Chloë Sevigny, of whom he was a big fan, was his upstairs neighbor. How to Get SuperBetter. Photo: Kiyash Monsef Jessica Gross | Longreads | September 2015 | 18 minutes (4,658 words) In 2009, while game designer Jane McGonigal was writing her first book, Reality Is Broken, she hit her head.

The best time of day to take a break. (Globalstock) For most people, mid-morning is one of the busiest parts of the workday. Those 10 o'clock and 11 o'clock hours come after we've caffeinated ourselves, waded through morning email, caught up with colleagues and read up on the day's news. It's when meetings are held, our brains seem to function best and the real work of the day begins.

But it's also the most beneficial time of day to take a break, according to new research by professors at Baylor University. That counterintuitive finding—many people after all would think the mid-afternoon lull is best for a work pause—was one of a few suggestions for better break-taking in a recent paper published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. How an Illness Changed the Way Laura Hillenbrand Wrote Her Bestselling Books. Is This the Only Investing Advice You Need?

Who is Ali Mohammed al-Nimr and why is Saudi Arabia planning to behead and crucify him? Ali Mohammed al-Nimr's name is well-known in eastern Saudi Arabia, the hotbed of the country's Shia minority and the scene of a burgeoning protest movement. 'Peace Officer' documentary looks at why police tactics seem to be getting more brutal. When police killed his son-in-law in 2008, William "Dub" Lawrence, a retired lawman with a meticulous streak, started his own investigation, tracking bullet trajectories and scouring the crime scene in an obsession aimed at exposing the increased militarization that has turned many police forces into small armies.

Lawrence is the persistent everyman of "Peace Officer," a documentary that examines excessive force at a time when police tactics nationwide have been criticized by government officials and civil rights groups. 8 reasons Europe’s refugee crisis is happening now. Migrants and refugees wait on the railway tracks near Tatabanya, west of Budapest.

Take a look inside a sea level rise time machine. Editor’s note: This story is part of a series, The Wild Side of Sea Level Rise, which explores the basic research behind ocean expansion and its impacts on coastal ecology. It's not my job to absolve white friends of racism, but it can seem that way. In the backwoods of Kentucky, in the shadow of Kim Davis, another county clerk quietly does his job. By James Higdon September 18.

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Five Books on the Financial Crisis. Economix.blogs.nytimes. Making use of empty space, urban farming becomes a business. Don’t criticize Black Lives Matter for provoking violence. The civil rights movement did, too. Online Dating Made This Woman a Pawn in a Global Crime Plot. This is what happens when Native Powwow meets electronic dance music. Adventures in the Science of the Superorganism. Spokane Valley’s Monaco Enterprises accused of defrauding U.S. military in federal court - Spokesman.com - Oct. 9, 2015. Hasselback Potatoes With Garlic-Paprika Oil Recipe. Curried Chickpea Salad Recipe. Cheesy Hasselback Potato Gratin Recipe. A bad job is harder on your mental health than unemployment. Artist's book. People Who Talk To Themselves Aren't Crazy, They're Actually Geniuses. Inequality isn't immoral.

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Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide. Forbes Welcome. Asia Condo, Seattle WA - Condos & Homes For Sale. Coming to and leaving L.A.: Five writers reflect on how the City of Angels drew them in, or pushed them away. Why Your Supermarket Only Sells 5 Kinds of Apples. Imaginative Anthropology: In Celebration of Ursula K. Le Guin. Global seed bank opens ‘doomsday vault’ to deliver Syrian varieties to safety. They Found Love, Then They Found Gender — Matter. Why Greenlanders Don’t Have Epitaphs on Their Gravestones. Cutting sugar from kids’ diets appears to have a beneficial effect in just days. CEOs Panic: Europe Rules Corporate Tax Loopholes "Illegal" Nine Great Writers Talk to Bill Moyers About Why They Write. Eating off the Floor: An Excerpt.

In Defense of (Sometimes) Giving Up. Fewer Americans are reading books, but don't blame the millennials. This Sierra Madre trail conjures the 'great hiking era' of the Old West. How-the-other-half-lived-during-gilded-age-10.