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White privilege has enormous implications for policy — but whites don’t think it exists

<b>(Getty/Scott Barbour)</b><p>White people who acknowledge privilege are more supportive of racial justice; the problem is there aren’t many<p>Natalia Khosla • Sean McElwee<p>September 11, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Barack Obama’s presidency has been defined by a new understanding by Americans that the country has yet to …

Japanese fisherman, 63, 'fights off bear with karate'

A Japanese man who came face-to-face with a snarling bear took things into his own hands - and unleashed his karate skills on the beast.<p>The 63-year-old was fishing in a mountain creek when the 6ft 3in creature set upon him in what he said was an unprovoked attack.<p>In scenes seemingly reminiscent of …

An Expert Explains Why You Feel So Lonely All the Time

Failing to connect with other people can seriously screw with your dopamine reward system, says psychiatrist Amy Banks.<p>We're living in what you might call an epidemic of loneliness. Recent research has shown that many of the people we feel close to probably don't reciprocate the feeling. Millions …

We All Scream for Ice Cream

I will scream. You will scream. We all will scream for ice cream. Shrieks will tear through the night—cries of children, cries of men. We will all degrade ourselves for the ice cream.<p>August days torn asunder by the insatiable desire for ice cream. Humid blocks packed with wretched bodies wandering. …

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Toronto Star announces ‘independent review’ of newsroom culture

The Toronto Star will conduct an “independent facilitation process review” of the newsroom’s culture, after the union that represents the newspaper’s …

Why Italy is facing a looming crisis

By Matt O'Brien<p>, Reporter<p>Europe's crisis has entered its phony war phase.<p>Markets are rebounding, fears are fading, and people are wondering whether Britain will really leave the European Union after all. While incoming Prime Minister Theresa May claims that "Brexit means Brexit," she originally …

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