Lisa Blu

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13 Free Things on the Internet You Should Be Using

Why pay when you can get it for …

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

The wisdom of casual sex: This anthropologist says it can be a good path to commitment

The last time you had a one-night stand, were you hoping for something more lasting?<p>According to Match’s annual survey of unmarried Americans, a quarter of singles have converted a one-night stand into a long-term relationship.<p>The Match study also found that, while online daters have sex more …

Relationships

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

The big microaggression lie: The real story behind the right’s phony war on political correctness

<b>(AP/Reuters/Carlos Osorio/Harrison McClary/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>Let’s be honest: The war on p.c. is really a war on minorities and others who dare raise their voices in protest<p>Alyson Cole<p>January 2, 2016 2:29pm (UTC)<p>Victim talk is back. According to two sociologists, Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning, our …

'He didn't deserve to die like that:' 6-year-old killed in police pursuit

<b>(CNN) —</b> The head of Louisiana's state police said "disturbing" body camera footage helped build the case against two officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy.<p>Jeremy Mardis, a first grader, was shot to death as officers pursued his father's vehicle. The boy was buckled in the front …

Baton Rouge

Children brought up with no God are MORE generous and tolerant, study finds

GETTYA study says non-religious kids are more generous and tolerant than religious children<p>Agnostic and atheist kids were significantly more likely …

Religion

The utopian future of 'Star Trek' doesn't work without extreme inequality and some slavery

The 10th edition of New York Comic Con boldly went where no one has gone before by hosting a panel discussion on the economic issues of "Star Trek."<p>Held on Sunday, October 11, "The Amazing Economics of Star Trek" panel examined the concepts of scarcity and post-scarcity as portrayed in the classic …

Science Fiction

The 7 things nobody tells you about being an entrepreneur

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Sarah Vermunt, Entrepreneur<p>There’s no …

How to Grow Hair: Viviscal Review, Hair Nails Vitamins, Hair Growth Cocktail

Growing out your hair in the lead-up to your wedding is something that many (even most, we might guess) brides do. Makes sense: The more hair you have, the more ways you can wear it.<p>Obviously there's a zero-effort way to get longer hair: Don't cut it. Of course, if your wedding isn't until 2016, …

Hair Care

NLRB ruling on third-party employers could be a game changer for unions

Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies in the wake of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of key industries including warehousing, construction, fast food and home healthcare.<p>The NLRB said Thursday that a Silicon …

Activists Counter Federal Reserve Gathering With Push Against Interest Rate Hikes

They deliberately set up their own conference at the same resort where the Fed is meeting.<p>Progressive activists and economists who want the Federal Reserve to prioritize jobs and racial justice brought their case to the central bankers' summer meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday for two …

Federal Reserve

Ayurveda, Quantum Physics and Consciousness

October 17, 2011<p><b>By Andrea J. Seiffertt, D.O.</b><p>Health, of course, isn’t just the absence of disease. I could get into linguistics here, but I’d rather …

History of American slave auctions: Advertisement for 1855 auction in New Orleans.

This 1855 brochure for a New Orleans slave auction staged by the firm of J.A. Beard & May shows how dealers represented the personal qualities, work …

A remarkable tale of slavery and opportunity in early Detroit

Related Tags<p>Tucked into a bucolic corner on Grosse Ile, an island community in the Detroit River, a small wooden Gothic Revival chapel adjoins the …

US servicemen hailed as heroes for stopping French train gunman

Barack Obama joins praise for heroes of French train attack, who prevented a far worse tragedy<p>President Barack Obama has hailed the courage of two members of the US forces who tackled a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.<p>But for their intervention, the White House said, …

4 Liquid Cures For Everyday Ailments

One shot-glass of awesome, coming right up.<p>Our definition of a cool <i>tumbler</i> feed: these delish, booze-free shots that'll cure whatever ails you.<p><b>1. The Second Wind</b><p><b>Combine:</b> 1 oz each lemon, lime, and grapefruit juices + 1/4 oz each Thai basil tea and kaffir lime tea + honey to taste. Garnish with …

Parenthood Is Basically the Worst Thing Ever, Says New Study

Like, EVER.<p>You’ve probably heard that the transition to becoming a new parent can be a tough one. But new research claims it’s pretty much the worst thing you’ll ever go through.<p>According to a study published in the journal <i>Demography</i>, the first year of parenthood is worse for most people than going …

15 cognitive biases that screw up your relationships

In fact, we're pretty much hardwired to make mistakes in our judgments of and behavior toward others.<p>Here, we've rounded up 15 cognitive biases that affect our everyday interactions. The scary part is that most of them happen without us even noticing.

Psychology

Carry the frustration of injustice in this game about racist police violence

Every time the Subject speaks, the System quite literally rolls a die. Whenever the result is higher than "1", the System silently consults the penal …

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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7 Nutrients (Besides Fiber and Protein!) That Can Help You Lose Weight

Time to revise that grocery list!<p>Even if your diet is a fruit-and veggie-packed rainbow of healthiness, you could still be missing out on vitamins and nutrients that are essential for getting you closer to your goal weight, says Jessica Cording, R.D., a dietitian in New York City. In order to lose …

The two most important words in a job interview

So many qualified job applicants, so little time. How can you be sure you’re picking the right people to join your team if you’re too busy with the …

David Barton ‘Appalled’ By The South’s Civil War Revisionist History, Likens Confederate Army To ISIS

David Barton, a Religious Right activist often hailed as the movement’s premier historian, has a habit of promoting wildly revisionist history …

Your Musical Tastes Reflect Your Thinking Style

By Andy Berger | July 24, 2015 11:37 am<p>Are you good at putting yourself in someone else’s shoes? Then there’s a good chance that you enjoy R&B. If, …

Psychology

Debunking the Crazy Homophobic Claims About the Equality Act

Ever notice the big gay loophole in the Civil Rights Act? It's great that we just won marriage -- but in most states you can still be fired, or kicked out of your home, or refused basic services on the basis of who you love or the gender you express. The Civil Rights Act prevents that kind of …

LGBTQI

How Studying The History Of Religion Has Brought Me To The Brink Of Atheism

Recently, I have noticed that to be a secular Hindu it is imperative that you question your own faith and blatantly side with the other. The problem …

Religion

In data science, the R language is swallowing Python

According to a new survey of data professionals, Python remains the No. 1 tool for data science. As the report authors conclude, “Python is …

'Oldest' Koran fragments found in Birmingham University

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1181000/1181712_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534404867_8ee66116973b5537a387f2cd2d9bc207<p><b>What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham.</b><p>Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at …

Qur'an

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