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There’s a reason more liberals shop at Trader Joe’s There’s a reason more liberals shop at Trader Joe’s The cliché that liberals shop at Trader Joe’s, while conservatives prefer Walmart, is no doubt overstated. But where would the perception come from? Newly published research provides a compelling answer: brand-name products. Conservatives gravitate toward them, and Walmart, unlike Trader Joe’s, is packed with them. That provocative conclusion can be drawn from a study in the journal Psychological Science.
Led by the child who simply knew - Metro
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LIVING WITH RAD Would you believe we are empty nesters? I need to go through and update my information. Life has been good. I have over 500 unpublished comments I need to go through.....but I'm ready to start writing again....only this time as the mother of grown children, two of whom have RAD. And as a therapist working primarily with foster and adopted children...I will spend the next couple of weeks updating my blog site and then hope to write at least weekly on RADical thoughts. LIVING WITH RAD
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Workin' hard for the money: Dancers on poverty line The average professional dancer in New York City earns only $28,000 a year, according to a study to be released Monday by Dance NYC. The amount is just above the nation's poverty line. Of that income, just 55% comes from dance jobs, on average. More than 40% of the dancers surveyed earned less than $5,000 from the dance industry, according to the report, “Dance Workforce Census: Earnings Among Individuals 21-35.” Workin' hard for the money: Dancers on poverty line
Could A 16-Hour Work Week Save Civilization? The question is: If Americans wanted to retain compensation and employment gains between 1987 and 2009, how long would the average American be required to work each week? Answer: 16 Hours. I was a little reticent to publish this one at first, since it does rather smack of classical Libertarianism (i.e., in the sense of being concerned with “free” time, ergo “liberty”). But then I thought, “What the Hell?” It’s only a thought. Could A 16-Hour Work Week Save Civilization?
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Dancing Makes You Smarter Dancing Makes You Smarter For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise. More recently we've seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being. Most recently we've heard of another benefit: Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit. Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages. You may have heard about the New England Journal of Medicine report on the effects of recreational activities on mental acuity in aging.
In Korea, a Boot Camp Cure for Web Obsession
NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2012 CONTACT: Mary Tek, Coordinator 212-341-9509 / nyccprogresscaucus@gmail.com NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People | NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People |
Kind of Screwed Kind of Screwed TL;DR version: Last year, I was threatened with a lawsuit over the pixel art album cover for Kind of Bloop. Despite my firm belief that I was legally in the right, I settled out of court to cut my losses. This ordeal was very nerve-wracking for me and my family, and I've had trouble writing about it publicly until now.
the maniac lumbers through a silent forest. he is a sallow-faced man with a stout physique and a deep, low voice. he's with a friend, a woman, and they are enveloped by birch trees rising fifty, sixty feet into a pale gray sky. They are talking about something important. What is love? Is love for real, or is it a ruse, a make-believe ambrosia? The woman doesn’t know that the Maniac has had this conversation before. He is practiced. The Chessboard Killer: Big Issues The Chessboard Killer: Big Issues
The Domino Project The Domino Project Subscribe to our free email newsletter. We'll update you once or twice a week, and we'll never rent or sell your email address to anyone. Thanks. ACT 1: The Book of the Month Club. After World War II, a wealthier, better educated country started engaging in more culture, more often, in a more widespread way. We were more likely to watch the same movies, more likely to listen to more music, and much more likely to want to read the books others were reading.
Stephen Colbert explains SOPA
By Sean Recently FeeFighters was acquired by Groupon. It has been 3 years since we started the company as a hobby and 2 years since we raised angel money and went full time on the business. Our goals have always been to help small businesses run more efficiently, and by teaming up with Groupon, a pioneer in local e-commerce, we are able to execute on that goal even better than we were as an independent company. Read post Loses BBB Accreditation Over Investigative Blog Post Loses BBB Accreditation Over Investigative Blog Post
Google: Quit the Chamber of Commerce Right now we have a huge opportunity to deal a serious blow to one of Washington's most powerful lobbies, the deeply conservative U.S. Chamber of Commerce. At Google headquarters, employees are intensely debating whether Google should quit the Chamber in the next few weeks. Civic Action: Google: Quit the Chamber of Commerce
Grassroots Momentum Builds Toward Passage of a Constitutional Amendment LOS ANGELES, CA – Next week the Los Angeles City Council will vote on a resolution that calls on Congress to amend the Constitution to clearly establish that only living persons -- not corporations -- are endowed with constitutional rights and that money is not the same as free speech. If this resolution is passed, Los Angeles will be the first major city in the U.S. to call for an end to all corporate constitutional rights. The campaign in Los Angeles is the latest grassroots effort by Move to Amend, a national coalition working to abolish corporate personhood. “Local resolution campaigns are an opportunity for citizens to speak up and let it be known that we won’t accept the corporate takeover of our government lying down," said Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, a national spokesperson for Move to Amend. "We urge communities across the country to join the Move to Amend campaign and raise your voices.” LOS ANGELES POISED TO BE THE FIRST MAJOR U.S. CITY TO CALL FOR END TO CORPORATE PERSONHOOD
FAA chief charged with drunk driving: police
United Airlines CEO Parody
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WASHINGTON -- The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded -- sometimes violently -- by local authorities. Frank La Rue, who serves as the U.N. "special rapporteur" for the protection of free expression, told HuffPost in an interview that the crackdowns against Occupy protesters appear to be violating their human and constitutional rights. "I believe in city ordinances and I believe in maintaining urban order," he said Thursday. U.N. Envoy: U.S. Isn't Protecting Occupy Protesters' Rights
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Kids For Cash Judge Gets 28 Year Prison Sentence
Single Stop USA is a revolutionary initiative to slash poverty Single Stop USA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals build economic security. We offer a unique “one-stop” program that combines benefits screening and application assistance with tax preparation, legal assistance and financial counseling. These resources promote health; help individuals to overcome barriers to attending school; help families to remain in their homes; and offer a path to economic stability. Single Stop USA
PSA Emotional Abuse V-Day UW 2012
Learned helplessness Learned helplessness is the condition of a human or non-human animal that has learned to behave helplessly, failing to respond even though there are opportunities for it to help itself by avoiding unpleasant circumstances or by gaining positive rewards. Learned helplessness theory is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses may result from a perceived absence of control over the outcome of a situation.[1] Organisms that have been ineffective and less sensitive in determining the consequences of their behaviour are defined as having acquired Learned Helplessness.[2] Foundation of research and theory[edit]
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Thank You, Facebook: The Social Network as Mideast Hero - Global
Occupying foreclosures - Newstips by Curtis Black
The Story Behind the Infamous McDonald's Coffee Case & How Corporations Used it to Push Tort Reform
Judge Blocks Citigroup Settlement With S.E.C.
Evanston lessens penalty for pot possession
Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not | Truthout
An Open Letter from America’s Port Truck Drivers on Occupy the Ports | Coalition for Clean and Safe Ports
Trickle-down tyranny - why ordinary people in positions of local power are adopting tactics of tyrants
Three GOP Presidential Candidates Sign Pledge To Investigate LGBT Community
OCCUPY WITH ALOHA: Makana at the APEC Dinner, Hawaii
Homeless Shelters Vs. Cupcake Shops: A Chicago Map – HUB BUB
Vermont towns vote to arrest Bush and Cheney
George W. Bush cancels Switzerland visit over fears of arrest on torture charges
Twilight of the Psychopaths -- Science of the Spirit
A vaccination against social prejudice
Amazon’s Jungle Logic
The Vote Heard Around the World - Corporations Are Not People
Moyers: Why 'We The People' Must Triumph Over Corporate Power