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A Message to the Woman Who Didn't Support the March: You Are Not Equal, I’m Sorry

<i>This post was originally featured on Medium.</i><p>A post is making rounds on social media, in response to the Women's March on Saturday, January 21, 2017. It starts with "I am not a 'disgrace to women' because I don't support the women's march. I do not feel I am a 'second class citizen' because I am a …

7 Things To Know About Israeli Settlements

When Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War, no Israeli citizens had lived in the territory for nearly two decades, since an earlier war. But in 1968, a small group of religious Jews rented rooms at the Park Hotel in Hebron for Passover, saying they wanted to be near the Tomb of the …

Israel

I'm Catholic and a feminist - talk about guilt 

I’m standing in the kitchen, awkwardly toeing the floor, having the sex talk with my dad (aged almost 30, and 12 years after I actually lost my virginity).<p>Except we’re not calling it sex, we’re calling it ‘living with someone.’ And we’re not actually talking about sex at all, but religion. More to …

Don’t avoid politics this holiday season. Use these 5 tips for productive conversations.

You can have sane, compassionate, persuasive political conversations. I know because it happened to me.<p>Here’s a question that seems particularly relevant as we head into holiday season 2016: In the wake of such a vituperative election, how do you possibly discuss politics with loved ones you might …

Self-help

Jimmy Kimmel Asks Kids How They Feel About President-Elect Donald Trump

"He's gonna be yuuuuuuge!"<p>Children are our future.<p>So Jimmy Kimmel turned to a bunch of youngsters to find out what they thought about Donald Trump’s presidential election win.<p>“We’ve heard from pundits and surrogates and experts and anchors, but we haven’t yet heard from kids,” the “Jimmy Kimmel …

Against Abortion? You Should Vote For Hillary Clinton.

I am a doctor who has dedicated her career to helping woman. If abortion is what matters to you in this election, I'd like to put rhetoric aside and focus on the facts.<p>There are approximately 700,000 abortions per year in the United States. The four main reasons women seek abortion are …

Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

Lots of issues that affect Americans' daily lives will likely come up at Monday night's first presidential debate.<p>Here's a cheat sheet of what to know about a host of issues of significance, from taxes and jobs to the military and immigration:<p><b>Taxes</b><p>Donald Trumpwants to cut income tax rates while …

Economy
Barack Obama

Obama's approval rating is at its highest point in years, and that could be a big problem for Donald Trump

Two years later, the script has flipped. He is trying to help elect the second-least-popular nominee in modern presidential history, Hillary Clinton, to carry on his legacy in office. And he's perhaps her best surrogate.<p>"Obama is the single most effective surrogate she has, and I can't remember a …

Government

Nine Reasons Dubai Could Be The Most Important City Of The 21st Century

Some cities seem to encapsulate a particular moment in time. Dubai, right now, seems to represent three moments, one more important than the other two. First, one of the last gasps of the oil culture; second, the rise of business as a way to govern society. And third, and most significantly, the …

Burj Khalifa

Incredible Aerial Travel Video Will Make You Want To Pack Your Bags ASAP

Click play and prepare to have your wanderlust skyrocket. This digital world tour, shot by drone in breathtaking 4K resolution, might be the most …

Halong Bay

This app wants to do for journalism what Apple did for music with iTunes

Remember CDs? We used to buy entire albums of music on them, before they became coasters. Then Apple jammed 1,000 songs into our pockets, and blew up the concept of buying whole albums or paying for physical media.<p>Now a startup from the Netherlands wants to do the same thing for news.<p>Blendle …

Apps