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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.
Led by the child who simply knew - Metro
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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?
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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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2012 CONTACT: Mary Tek, Coordinator 212-341-9509 / firstname.lastname@example.org City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People |
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 Domino Project
Stephen Colbert explains SOPA
By Sean 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
Berkeley in the Sixties
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
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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. Organisms that have been ineffective and less sensitive in determining the consequences of their behaviour are defined as having acquired Learned Helplessness. Foundation of research and theory
Thank You, Facebook: The Social Network as Mideast Hero - Global
Occupying foreclosures - Newstips by Curtis Black Abandoned homes being occupied in Belmont Cragin and Auburn Gresham on Tuesday – part of a national day of action called by Occupy Our Homes – underscore the failure of banks to deal with the foreclosure crisis. In Belmont Cragin, Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction are moving two homeless sisters and their children into a single family home that was abandoned sometime after foreclosure was filed in 2009. The group couldn’t determine whether a final disposition has been made on the property. They think it could be one of the thousands of “red flag” properties, where banks and loan servicers “may choose to reduce the costs associated with a long-term vacant home by walking away from the foreclosure process instead of completing it” in order to evade the costs and legal reponsibilities of ownership, according to a Woodstock Institute report (see earlier post).
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.
An Italian radio program's story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world. Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then, this little-known member of the European Union fell back into oblivion. 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