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Is Civilization Natural?

So, there's the city and then there's the country, the built environment and the wilderness, nature and civilization. Whatever name the dichotomy goes by, we usually think of the world humans create and the world outside their creations as separate and unequal.<p>But as we enter the Anthropocene — an …

DIY Wooden Phone Stand

Introduction: DIY Wooden Phone Stand<p>About: Hello! My name is Kirstie and I'm a jewelry designer, a travel addict and a DIY-er. Ever since I was a kid …

Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 17, 2014

The New York Times: Ebola Ravages a Liberian FamilyMark Jerry, sick with Ebola, initially maintained denials about the i<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Daniel …

Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life

It’s easy to hate the members of USC’s Greek Life for perpetuating racist, sexist, and elitist traditions, but the pressures in the chapter house can …

Herschel Supply Co. - Holiday 2014 Northern Lights Collection

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>17<p>17<p>SHARES<p>As its name suggests, Herschel Supply's Northern Lights Collection for Holiday 2014 is inspired by …

Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley

Untouched by Western journalists except in the presence of American troops, Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley was once the most violent part of the …

How FBI Lies Can Damage Civil Society

Some of its falsehoods are legitimate, but others undermine democratic debate and the health of the press. And James Comey doesn't always know the difference.<p>The FBI lies a lot.<p>Sometimes that's fully justified. Brave agents risk their lives to infiltrate terrorist cells, organized crime, and …

30 Years Later, America Truly Is Becoming A ‘1984’ Society

Michael Snyder <b><br>Activist Post</b><p>If only George Orwell could see us today. When he wrote <i>1984</i> back in 1948, he probably never imagined that the …

Obama’s JFK Problem

How the battle between the president and his joint chiefs chairman over Iraq recalls the early days of Vietnam.<p>President Obama and his Joint Chiefs chairman, Gen. Martin Dempsey, seem to be engaged in a policy tug of war over troops on the ground in Iraq. After telling Congress last week that he …

The Pain Of Casual Racism

"More often than not I feel isolated, alone, and hurt by offensive comments and racial slurs." As told to Krystie Yandoli.<p>One day when I was 10 years old, I was riding my bike after school around my neighborhood in Southern California when a boy I had never seen before came up to me and kept …

55+ Best Men's Online Shops For Fashion & Clothes

Online shopping is the final frontier of the retail experience. It’s a burgeoning marketplace accessible from your smartphone, and the virtual stores …

12 Holiday Gift Ideas

Why I Will Never Join The Military

Mike Sygula <b><br>Activist Post</b><p>I want to take just a few minutes of your time because this is really important. Please read this article, watch the videos …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Amazing Nighttime Snowboarding Portrait

Dave Lehl is known for his action and adventure photography—and many consider him to be the best snowboarding photographer in the world. Once you see …

Cheaper and greener: 10 of the best ski resorts you can reach by train

Tickets for indirect winter rail journeys to the Alps went on sale today (October 12), with skiers now able to book travel for indirect journeys to ski resorts up to and including January 12 2018.<p>In general travellers can only book three months in advance, but on November 7 2017 it will be possible …

What’s new at ski areas around the Northwest, B.C.

Snow is starting to fall in the mountains, and your favorite winter-sports destinations have been busy putting final touches on improvements and …

Looking at who played in all 162 games

It takes a special type of player to appear in all 162 games. These iron men are a rare breed. Playing in 162 games in about 180 days does not only …

The New Black Panther Party, explained

When New Black Panther Party members turned up in Ferguson, Missouri, during the protests that followed the Michael Brown shooting last year, the FBI issued an alert. When the group was accused of voter intimidation at Philadelphia polling places during the 2009 election, Fox News breathlessly …

5 Signs You're Working Too Much

It’s about more than the number of hours you spend behind your desk<p>Being a workaholic is a badge of honor these days. Sixty-hour weeks and late-night emails are practically a requirement in some industries. But working <i>too</i> much can interfere with your health and happiness, according to a new review …

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Reconnecting with 'The Shawshank Redemption'

Some films, such as the Oscar-winning 1939 Civil War epic "Gone With the Wind," resonate with audiences on release, but others, such as Frank Capra's 1946 yuletide tale "It's a Wonderful Life," take time to become part of the cultural lexicon.<p>In that latter category is "The Shawshank Redemption," …

The weekend in pictures

A selection of some of the best images from around the world this weekend, from the Fire Bull festival to G20 summit protests