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Vice. Middle-class rules deaden too many arts venues. Let's fill them with life and noise. In Edinburgh, where I live, the fringe and other festivals are turning this great city into a dressing-up box.

Middle-class rules deaden too many arts venues. Let's fill them with life and noise

This Is What It Looks Like When Men Are Allowed To Take 480 Days Of Paternity Leave. The Pain Of Gentrification Knows No Borders. Why the poor pay more for toilet paper — and just about everything else. (Washington Post illustration; iStock) There are several ways to save money on, say, a roll of toilet paper.

Why the poor pay more for toilet paper — and just about everything else

You can reach for the cheaper version: the store brand, or the singly-ply TP, or the stuff that feels like packing paper. Or you can buy in bulk, saving on each roll per unit. The Economist can’t figure out why millennials aren’t buying diamonds. Ana Kasparian is best known as a host and producer of the largest online news show "The Young Turks," (TYT) a show covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle.

The Economist can’t figure out why millennials aren’t buying diamonds

She is also the main host of the rapidly growing panel show "The Point" on the TYT Network. When Ana's not hosting and producing news content, she teaches upper division journalism at her alma mater California State University Northridge. Caring too much. That's the curse of the working classes. 5 Common Assumptions You Never Realized Were Classist. The 4 Types of People on Welfare Nobody Talks About. What do you imagine when you hear the word "welfare"?

The 4 Types of People on Welfare Nobody Talks About

Most of us think of a minority living in a filthy house with five kids running around while an alcoholic dad sleeps it off face down on the couch ... if there's even a dad at all. I talked in another article about the things politicians will never understand about poor people, but it's not just Washington elites who treat the poor like an alien species.

Hell, I find myself thinking in "welfare queen" stereotypes, and I grew up among them. The problem is that everyone -- from the news media to well-meaning activists -- refer to "the poor" as one group having the same problem, when in reality no two people are in the category for the same reason, and almost none fall neatly into the stereotype. 30 Shocking Photos Of Child Labor Between 1908 And 1916. 3 Ways to Responsibly and Compassionately Respond to Panhandling. I’ve moved to the other side of the street to avoid it.

3 Ways to Responsibly and Compassionately Respond to Panhandling

I’ve lowered my eyes so that I didn’t have to acknowledge it. I’ve brushed it off with excuses to make me feel a little less guilty. When I’m being honest, panhandling makes me uncomfortable. As a woman, I’m generally uncomfortable around anyone demanding my attention on the street. Here are 7 things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand. A handsome big moustached hipster man smoking cigarette in the city (Shutterstock)

Here are 7 things people who say they’re ‘fiscally conservative but socially liberal’ don’t understand

The Charts TED Doesn't Want to Share. If you want to learn about topics like climate change, sex slavery, global poverty, or solving the world's problems with video games, there's a TED talk for you.

The Charts TED Doesn't Want to Share

But income inequality in the United States? Keep looking. Hundreds of mental health experts issue rallying call against austerity. Austerity cuts are having a “profoundly disturbing” impact on people’s psychological wellbeing and the emotional state of the nation, hundreds of counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health experts have said in a letter to the Guardian.

Hundreds of mental health experts issue rallying call against austerity

They said an “intimidatory disciplinary regime” facing benefits claimants would be made worse by further “unacceptable” proposals outlined in the budget. These amounted to state “get to work” therapy and were both damaging and professionally unethical, they said. Increasing inequality and poverty, families being moved out of their homes and new systems determining benefit levels were part of “a wider reality of a society thrown completely off balance by the emotional toxicity of neoliberal thinking”, according to more than 400 signatories to the letter. Poor moms stressed, not mentally ill, study finds. Your income barely covers your bills (to say nothing of hockey lessons or dance class), and your work hours are erratic.

The neighbourhood’s not the best, daycare is iffy and you barely have time to check the homework, let alone help with the science project. Is it any wonder that poverty might be causing anxiety among low-income mothers? A new U.S. study has found that poor mothers are more likely to be diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder – not because they suffer from a mental illness – but because they are struggling with the stress of being poor. In a paper published online in the journal of Child and Adolescent Social Work, researchers at Rutgers University found that the inaccurate diagnosis of a psychological disorder was actually capturing "a physical need in the real world that is unmet and produced anxiety. " These Portraits Show Homeless Youth As They Wish To Be Seen. The double-standard of making the poor prove they’re worthy of government benefits. The actual contents of a Rhode Island woman's cupboard after two shopping trips paid for with food stamps.

The double-standard of making the poor prove they’re worthy of government benefits

(Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) Poverty looks pretty great if you're not living in it. The government gives you free money to spend on steak and lobster, on tattoos and spa days, on — why not? If You Judge People's Teeth, You Might Be Being Classist – Here's Why. 5 Insane Laws Written Specifically to Harass Poor People. Wherever you stand on the political spectrum, you probably have enough common sense and moral fortitude to not go out of your way to kick a homeless person when you see one on the street. If so, pat yourself on the back, because there are some American legislators who are using every tool in their toolbox to make "poverty" the new "murder.

" #5. Unpaid Rent Can Get You Thrown in Prison in Arkansas Unless you come from a family so rich and so uninterested in your character development that they pay your bills for you, you've been short on your rent at least once in your life. Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. Image copyright Milla Kontkanen.

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes