Thursday, November 26, 2015

Finally..... At long last, without further ado: Feds will track police shootings.


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Finally..... At long last, without further ado: Feds will track police shootings.
http://bit.ly/1XjvO2V

Hundreds of Deaths Later, the Feds Will Finally Start Tracking Police Shootings In separate announcements, the F...

Monday, November 23, 2015

In the Greatest Casting of All Time, Felicia Day May Be MST3K's Next Mad Scientist

Whoo hoo!
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In the Greatest Casting of All Time, Felicia Day May Be MST3K's Next Mad Scientist
http://bit.ly/1jgIZ1U
OH. MY. GOD.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Group Hopper - Saturday Night Live

The group hopper.
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The Group Hopper - Saturday Night Live

Adapted from a YA novel written entirely in the comments section of a Hunger Games trailer.

Monday, November 16, 2015

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Clowns without Borders
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These clowns have a singular goal: Make refugees and migrants in Lesbos, Greece, smile

Monday, October 26, 2015

Automechanics Recreate Classical Paintings In Their Garage


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Automechanics Recreate Classical Paintings In Their Garage

http://bit.ly/207twmv
Freddy Fabris and some automechanics did a unique twist on the works of Renaissance painters.

Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?


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Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?
http://bit.ly/1k4owy7
A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com


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Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com
http://bit.ly/1KJN5t8
Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Opus (@frombloomcounty) | Twitter

I am unexpectedly delighted to see Opus is back. Time to break out my Billy and the Boingers T-shirt.
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Opus (@frombloomcounty) | Twitter
https://twitter.com/frombloomcounty
The latest Tweets from Opus (@frombloomcounty): "Hellooo. Oop kk-2$$Anyone there. ? Halllooo. Boy I'm hopin this a support group for birds."

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong


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Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong
http://bit.ly/1HPkLoR
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Every state flag is wrong, and here is why


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Every state flag is wrong, and here is why
http://wapo.st/1eh5Fgh
They all need to be fixed.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Confederate Flag Protest: Two Arrested at South Carolina Statehouse

Civil disobedience & athleticism. Bravo.
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Confederate Flag Protest: Two Arrested at South Carolina Statehouse
http://nbcnews.to/1GDudqv
Two activists were arrested early Saturday after one removed the Confederate flag from a pole outside South Carolina's Statehouse.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wikipedia's most-edited pages, in one chart


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Wikipedia's most-edited pages, in one chart
http://bit.ly/1BSaaJg
These are the pages Wikipedians fight about the most. And some of the topics may surprise you.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Justice Kagan's top Spider-Man jokes from today's patent case


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Justice Kagan's top Spider-Man jokes from today's patent case
http://bit.ly/1FxyDyn
"What we can decide, we can undecide," she writes, "but stare decisis teaches that we should exercise that authority sparingly."

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rugby World Cup


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Rugby World Cup
http://on.fb.me/1Sv84TP
#TBT to the Rugby World Cup 2011 final and the New Zealand haka performed in front of the French arrow! Spine tingling Les frissons de la Coupe du Monde de Rugby 2011

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Essie Davis: On Playing A Sexually Liberated 'Superhero' Without Apology

I like your new haircut @Emily
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Essie Davis: On Playing A Sexually Liberated 'Superhero' Without Apology
http://n.pr/1GrYr5V
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian TV series with a passionate American audience. Davis plays Phryne Fisher, a free-thinking, deeply independent private detective.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

xkcd: Free Speech


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xkcd: Free Speech
http://bit.ly/1IYzjUO
Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Putting Archer Quotes On James Bond Images? Pure Genius!


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Putting Archer Quotes On James Bond Images? Pure Genius!
http://bit.ly/1G8Ysdq
Read most of these in Sean Connery's voice. "I'm Schorry, I couldn't hear you over the schound of my throbbing..." Hahaha

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family


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A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family
http://slate.me/1AGhbH0
Los Angeles–based designer Emily McDowell was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24, enduring nine months of chemo and radiation before going into remission. “The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair, or being erroneously called ‘sir’ by Starbucks baristas, or sickne…

Friday, April 24, 2015

27 Reasons Why Living In Chicago Will Spoil You For Life


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27 Reasons Why Living In Chicago Will Spoil You For Life
http://bit.ly/1ISzHRc
Chicago is the most visited location in the Midwest by a long shot, but it's not just the tourism that makes this city so great: it is the city itself. If you live here long enough, you won't be able to imagine living anywhere else.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mom: The religious reasons my kids won’t be taking Common Core tests

Indiana folk, have any of you opted your kids out of the standardized tests yet?

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Mom: The religious reasons my kids won’t be taking Common Core tests

http://wapo.st/1OZDYWN

'Every Sunday, we recite seven principles that unite Unitarian Universalists. Most of these principles are basic moral and philosophical statements shared by all of the world’s major religions. They reflect the common values of most faiths, from “love one another” and “do unto others,” to respect fo…

Saturday, April 18, 2015

How Success Almost Killed A Game, And How Its Creators Saved It



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How Success Almost Killed A Game, And How Its Creators Saved It

http://n.pr/1IVjDkP

When Magic: The Gathering became a hit, its creators faced a surprising problem.

Monday, March 30, 2015

How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out

via npr: How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out

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How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out

http://n.pr/19nZIvB

Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Open For Service



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Open For Service

http://on.fb.me/1NdJ7JQ

Open For Service is an organization dedicated to promoting businesses that serve everyone no matter who or what they are.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

For 'BoJack Horseman,' It Matters If A Cartoon Dog Is A Man Or A Woman



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For 'BoJack Horseman,' It Matters If A Cartoon Dog Is A Man Or A Woman

http://n.pr/1CqTIgS

The show's creator had to make a decision: Would a female dog be as funny as a male dog? When it comes to gender in comedy, sometimes animators have more power than they realize.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I made some fake self-help books and left them at a local bookstore



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I made some fake self-help books and left them at a local bookstore

http://bit.ly/18J9GaB


Saturday, March 14, 2015

How I discovered an important question a doctor should ask a patient



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How I discovered an important question a doctor should ask a patient

http://wapo.st/1wIzVsH

This elderly man was dying. Specialists hadn’t been able to help. What could a family physician do?

Monday, March 9, 2015

How Ferguson Brutalized Its Way to a Civil-Rights Nightmare



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How Ferguson Brutalized Its Way to a Civil-Rights Nightmare

http://theatln.tc/1FCD0u6

Nearly every page of the Department of Justice's report shocks the conscience.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015



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http://on.fb.me/1IXj8Yu

Too Awesome Not To Share!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Having the brakes removed from your car is a personal decision



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Having the brakes removed from your car is a personal decision

http://bit.ly/1KAOj9j

Scientists may say that brakes save lives, but virtually every car-wreck co-occurs with panicked braking -- did you know that in the old days, cars didn't have brakes?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Chicago’s Been Canceling School Due to Extreme Cold For Decades

"Kids these days" is a really tired old saying.

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Chicago’s Been Canceling School Due to Extreme Cold For Decades

http://chi.mg/1yKHLCe

In the 1970s, the city began to cancel school on the basis of extreme cold and high winds. Before that, kids were on their own.