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The U.K. sets new records for representation of women and LGBTQ people in parliament. Jeff J.

The U.K. sets new records for representation of women and LGBTQ people in parliament.

Mitchell/Getty Images The U.K. elected a record number of women to its House of Commons on Thursday night in an election that cost Prime Minister Theresa May her Conservative majority in the legislature. A total of 207 women will serve in the 650-person body, up from the current 196. Christina Cauterucci is a Slate staff writer. The country set its previous record during the last election, in 2015, when 191 women won seats in the House of Commons. That still puts the U.K. behind many of its European peers in terms of legislative gender representation. On Thursday, female members of parliament made significant gains in the Liberal Democrats, where they used to make up 11 percent of the party’s tiny delegation and now make up one-third, and the Labour Party, where they comprise 45 percent of the party’s 261 MPs. One other demographic won big on Thursday: gay men. Americans own 640m acres of national land – under Trump threat. The rancher came roaring up on a four-wheeler.

Americans own 640m acres of national land – under Trump threat

“Hey, you,” he shouted. “You’re trespassing!” The Mystic In The Machine 2 clicks Sam Barlow. The Tao of computation Imagine a black dot on white paper.

The Mystic In The Machine 2 clicks Sam Barlow

A visual representation of duality. Which is something and which is nothing? Is the black dot the object of substance? The figure that has boundaries and limitations, surrounded by white nothing? Every day, man plants trees in same spot. 37 years later, his masterpiece takes our breath away. The young teenager Jadav “Molai” Payeng decided to help nature out a little bit and started planting trees over thirty years ago.

Every day, man plants trees in same spot. 37 years later, his masterpiece takes our breath away

He planted the seeds next to a very and deserted sandbar closely to his birthplace in the Assam region, India. Jadav wanted to create a habitat for wildlife and oppose people who were cutting trees down. Jadav later decided that he would dedicate his life to building his own forest and planting trees. Lamont Battle - Lamont Battle a ajouté une photo. At LA airport's new private terminal, the rich can watch normal people suffer. The guiltiest pleasure at Los Angeles international airport’s (LAX) new private terminal for the mega-rich is not the plush, hushed privacy, or the beds with comforters, or the massages, or the coriander-scented soap, or the Willie Wonka-style array of chocolates and jelly beans, or the Napa Valley cabernet.

At LA airport's new private terminal, the rich can watch normal people suffer

It is the iPad that sits on a counter at the entrance, with a typed little note: “Here is a glimpse of what you’re missing over at the main terminal right now.” The screen shows travellers hauling bags through packed terminals, queuing in long lines, looking harassed and being swallowed into pushing, shoving paparazzi scrums – routine hazards for the 80 million people who pass through LAX each year. “There they process thousands of people at a time, they’re barking. Secretive Foundation’s Blueprint for Spreading Right-Wing Ideology. Documents Reveal a Powerful, Secretive [...]

Secretive Foundation’s Blueprint for Spreading Right-Wing Ideology

North Carolina millionaire and political operative Art Pope, who received $1.5 million from the Bradley Foundation for two conservative groups he founded. (Photo by Ted Richardson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) This post originally appeared at AlterNet. The billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch get a lot of press coverage about their vast, conservative political spending network that helps elect right-wing officials at the federal, state and local levels and advocates for policies that increase the profits of their fossil fuel and manufacturing conglomerate, Koch Industries.

Earning far less publicity but perhaps equally powerful in driving rightward change in America is the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, a private foundation based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now the foundation is focusing on five states it views as having a strong conservative infrastructure, thus making them ripe for rightward change. You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you. Comics Blog Books Shop Comics: Random Most Popular All Cats Grammar Food Animals Tech.

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you

How small are we in the scale of the universe? - Alex Hofeldt. Powerful Mental Health Art. Destiny Blue uses her creative talents to support those—including herself—who might be struggling with their mental health.

Powerful Mental Health Art

“I'm an artist who deals with her demons through drawing,” she explains, “and I've written openly online about my experiences with mental illness.” In powerful images, she confronts feelings of self doubt, worthlessness, and thoughts of suicide. Each piece of mental health art reveals a bit more about her inspiring story, which is shared on her award-winning DeviantArt account. Full of color, Destiny’s digital figurative work uses symbols and wordplay to convey her mental state. 'Beauty and the Beast' Explores the Dark Morality of Fairy-Tale Animal Brides - The Atlantic. It’s easy to forget—amid the kicky tap-dancing kitchenware, the twinklingly romantic score, and the swooning waltz in both Disney versions—how strange the central concept of Beauty and the Beast is.

'Beauty and the Beast' Explores the Dark Morality of Fairy-Tale Animal Brides - The Atlantic

Here, presented by the foremost corporate purveyor of children’s entertainment, is essentially a story about a woman who falls in love with an animal. Donald Trump is a better storyteller than Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway, it’s said, once wrote the world’s shortest novel.

Donald Trump is a better storyteller than Ernest Hemingway

While lunching with friends at The Algonquin, Hemingway wagers each friend that he can craft an entire story in six words. After the pot is assembled, Hemingway writes on a napkin and passes the napkin around the table. His friends take one look, acknowledge the story’s brilliance, and Hemingway collects his winnings. The six words on the napkin: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” So much sadness, so few words. Why Parents Should Be Discussing Gender Identity With Their Children Now.

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Sally Yates walked out of an Aaron Sorkin script and into liberals’ hearts. Jim Bourg/Reuters Shortly before midnight on Monday, I texted a friend in Los Angeles. “Hey, do most people know who Sally Yates is?” I asked him. Who does Trump think he's helping with the travel ban? It sure isn't Americans. President Trump’s second version of his executive order prohibiting travel to the United States by nationals from several Muslim-majority countries allows him to claim that he is fulfilling a campaign promise. That is, he is barring Muslims – or, Muslims from certain countries – from entering the United States. Those to be excluded have not been designated because travelers from those countries have shown a propensity to engage in deadly terrorism. There has been no such case in the United States involving travelers from any of the six countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – now on the list.

On the other hand, travelers to the United States from some other Muslim-majority countries omitted from President Trump’s ban have committed terrorist crimes that killed many Americans, including the 3,000 who died on September 11, 2001. Why were these six countries chosen over others? What should we do if the president is a liar? – Senator Bernie Sanders – Medium. We face a very serious political problem in this country, and that problem is manifested in a post written yesterday by Amber Phillips of The Washington Post.

In her piece, Phillips criticizes me for lowering the state of our political discourse, because I accused the president of being a “liar.” What should a United States senator, or any citizen, do if the president is a liar? Does ignoring this reality benefit the American people? Do we make a bad situation worse by disrespecting the president of the United States? Why This Map About Immigration Made Me So Angry. The Daily Telegraph published a story today claiming that Theresa May could end freedom of movement at some point next month. To illustrate this article they used a map showing the impact of immigration in English and Welsh local authorities.

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