Ireland set to have 1st openly gay prime minister. Ireland's governing Fine Gael party has elected Leo Varadkar, the gay son of an Indian immigrant, as its new leader and the country's likely next prime minister.
Varadkar defeated rival Simon Coveney in a contest to replace Enda Kenny, who resigned last month. Coveney won the votes of a majority of party members, but Varadkar was backed by most lawmakers and local representatives to give him victory Friday under the centre-right party's electoral college system. Ireland same-sex marriage referendum: 'Yes' wins He is highly likely to become prime minister in Ireland's coalition government, although not immediately. Kenny will remain for a couple of weeks while Varadkar holds talks with other members of the Fine Gael-led coalition government.
The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think. It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned — and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments.
This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It seems manifestly true.
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What you should know about the historic Native American battle happening now. It's the summer of 2016, and thousands of American Indians from the northern Great Plains just came together to protect their sacred land ... again.
If this scene sounds familiar, that's because it is. During the Great Sioux War of 1876, a united legion of Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho stood their ground near a river against a U.S. Army regiment led by Col.
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Megan Phelps-Roper, a twenty-three-year-old legal assistant, seized the opportunity. “Thank God for AIDS!” MuslimGirl Net Founder Brooklyn Fashion Ideals. This ad pretty much ensures I will never own a dog again. Posted by Tom Megginson | 12-07-2011 15:30 | Category: Animal rights Don’t get me wrong.
It’s funny, and it’s quite well acted and produced. But I’ve had too many “interesting” friends to enjoy the thought of a dog as, in AdFreak’s words, “a chubby, filthy, sociopathic man-dog.” Finally, An App That Splits The Bill So That White Men Pay More. Here's What Getting Spanked as a Kid Did to Your Personality, According to Science. If you got spanked as a kid, it probably didn't do you any good.
In fact, it may have made your behavior even worse, new research suggests. The more kids get spanked, the more likely they are to "defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties," according to experts at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Michigan. Their study, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, analyzed five decades of spanking research representing around 160,000 children, according to a news release. Uk.businessinsider. Urb-i and Google Street ViewTraffic lanes disappear in Suwon, South Korea, to make room for a canal and walkway.
A parking lot becomes a park. A crosswalk gets the cobblestone treatment, and a sidewalk stretches just a few yards. In the life of a pedestrian, these changes — big and small — make all the difference. You are not disposable, and neither are your colleagues – The McGill Daily. Warning: the first paragraph contains a potentially triggering description of suicidal ideation.
Almost every single Saturday of the past year, I’ve walked home from The Daily’s office some time between 4 and 6 a.m. after having spent more than 18 straight hours working. More times than I’d like to admit, I’ve stood at a traffic light, utterly drained and in tears, running these numbers through my head while trying to guess the speed of the next car coming toward me. “Would it kill me on impact if I timed it right?” Usually, the thought only pops up for a single second, but sometimes it has stuck around for a few more – long enough for me to scare myself.
“I am not good at my job. During my time at McGill, I have repeatedly watched the quick deterioration of the mental health of friends who do social justice work. Practices like these can cause serious, long-term harm to anyone’s mental health. The 26 Funniest #UrbanOutfittersBeLike Tweets. Huffingtonpost. The West stole its wealth, right? Wrong. The West is rich because it stole it from the poorer countries. Rickshaw wallahs in India. Photo: REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri If you get involved in online debates about economic history, it won't be long before someone tells you that the West is rich because it stole the resources of the regions it colonized. This stolen-wealth theory is cited as the reason Britain and France are rich today, while Ethiopia and Burundi are poor. It also is sometimes used to argue that global capitalism is inherently unjust and that wealth must be radically redistributed between nations as compensation. The problem is, the stolen-wealth theory is wrong.
Oh, it's absolutely true that colonial powers stole natural resources from the lands they conquered. This Is What Happens When a Brown, Indigenous, Immigrant Queer Walks Into a Wildlife Training - Home. By Alona G. I’m at a training with my county forest preserves to learn how to identify local dragonfly and damselfly populations.
It’s part of a volunteer program where participants (like myself) collect data on specific species out in the preserves that scientists later use for reports on habitat restoration, climate change studies–stuff like that. Teaching / What teachers make :) Can The Next Generation Of Morticians Breathe Life Into The Death Industry - BuzzFeed News. Chinese undertaker offering fake funerals for the living. Skills for Solidarity. Is Michael Pollan a sexist pig? Directories > Special Awareness Days. Search: Entire Site Search Topics Jobs eLearning Community Groups Directories Login • Register • My Account • My Cart (0) Undergrads Today Are the Worst: A TA's Confession.
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