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Economics. Mind Body Psychology. LGBT rights. Boring old sexism. 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.
Social inclusion. Sociometry. Sexual abuse. LIVING WITH RAD. Feminism. 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.” 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. Lovesocial-case-for-girls.jpg (JPEG Image, 2000x1535 pixels) - Scaled (41. 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. NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2012 CONTACT: Mary Tek, Coordinator 212-341-9509 / email@example.com.
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 Chessboard Killer: Big Issues. 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 Domino Project. Stephen Colbert explains SOPA. Loses BBB Accreditation Over Investigative Blog Post. 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. Civic Action: Google: Quit the Chamber of Commerce. 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. LOS ANGELES POISED TO BE THE FIRST MAJOR U.S. CITY TO CALL FOR END TO CORPORATE PERSONHOOD. 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.” FAA chief charged with drunk driving: police. United Airlines CEO Parody. Berkeley in the Sixties. U.N. Envoy: U.S. Isn't Protecting Occupy Protesters' Rights. 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. Whats goin on.. Kids For Cash Judge Gets 28 Year Prison Sentence. Single Stop USA. PSA Emotional Abuse V-Day UW 2012. Learned helplessness. Learned helplessness is a mental state in which an organism forced to endure aversive stimuli, or stimuli that are painful or otherwise unpleasant, becomes unable or unwilling to avoid subsequent encounters with those stimuli, even if they are escapable, presumably because it has learned that it cannot control the situation. 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 Seligman and Maier
Amazon. 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).
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. 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.