Mark Cugini

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These 5 Facts Explain America’s Shameful Reaction to Syrian Refugees

Of the 4.2 million Syrians displaced since that country’s civil war began in 2011, America has taken in 2,290—or 0.0005 percent of the total. But to …

Man-booker winner Marlon James: 'Writers of colour pander to the white woman'

The 2015 Man Booker winner has blasted the publishing industry for pressuring authors to write ‘astringent prose set in suburbia’ for an ‘archetype of the white woman’<p>The 2015 Man Booker prize winner Marlon James has slammed the publishing world, saying authors of colour too often “pander to white …

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Likely Nosedived Into The Ocean, Researchers Say

Besides the location of the plane itself, one of the biggest mysteries behind the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is the lack of debris.<p>Now, researchers believe they've figured out how a plane could crash in the ocean and quite literally vanish.<p>According to research …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Aquarium head balks at bill that would ban whales and dolphins

Marine parks portray themselves as conservation entities contributing to science and education but that's a facade, says a former SeaWorld trainer …

Ex-SeaWorld Trainer Reveals Troubling Truth About Breeding Orcas

In the last 50 years, historic battles for social justice have been fought and won across the spectrum. In civil rights, women's rights and gay …

The Lesson Of Two Epic Logo Debacles

What happens when a brand goes from beloved to beleaguered? Siegel+Gale’s Kevin Grady on the ingredients of resilience.<p>In 2010, Gap unveiled a new logo for their brand. It was nothing particularly shocking: Helvetica paired with a tinted blue square, referencing the familiar blue square used in its …

The Chinese propaganda machine’s complicated love affair with Facebook and Twitter

Chinese internet users can’t access global social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. But China’s state media has begun to tell them what people are saying about China on these networks anyway.<p>Over the past few weeks, Xinhua’s English website has begun running two bizarre new features called …

Real Talk with Mark Ruffalo: On Manic Depression, Bernie Sanders, and Sexism

The star of Infinitely Polar Bear, in theaters June 19, opens up about his fine turn as a bipolar manic-depressive, Avengers sexism claims, and the …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Meet Facebook's most important exec outside the US.</b> Nicola Mendelsohn spoke to Business Insider about global differences in the way people from different regions use Facebook, ad blocking, teen use of Facebook, and gender equality in the workplace.<p><b>2. Adblock Plus wants businesses to install its</b> …

I am black, and Rachel Dolezal is not

Her brother calls her racial passing an act of “self-hatred.” To me, it’s apocalyptic, white privilege on steroids<p>By now, most everyone on and off social media has heard about Rachel Dolezal, the White former NAACP leader in Spokane, Washington, who has been publicly misrepresenting herself as a …

Biological anthropologist: Tinder works because it mimics millennia-old human behavior

Tinder gets a bad rap sometimes. It's been called a hook-up app and an app for only shallow people since users judge potential matches on their appearance.<p>But one of Tyson's guests, biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, made an interesting point: Tinder is nothing new. It's just a new interface …

US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: 'Poetry is one of the most beautiful ways of participating'

“It’s a good thing, you know, it’s a good thing,” Juan Felipe Herrera told me on the phone last week, as he reacted to the news that he was going to be the next poet laureate of the United States – the first Hispanic American to receive the honour. But he would rather not stop there: “The more we …

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