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Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States

States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was 5-4.<p>Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion. All four …

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10 of the Best Farmers Market Tips We Learned from Cookbooks

Now that it’s the end of June, we’re finding ourselves at the sunny pole farthest from the dead-of-winter farmers market. It is prime market season and we’re giddy. Favas! Bristly-fuzzy peaches! Tomatoes! Real tomatoes!<p>With so much produce to choose from, we’re turning to some of the people who …

Farmers Market

The Stunning Closing Paragraph Of Justice Kennedy's Marriage Ruling

"It is so ordered."

Same-sex Marriage

One Teacher's Quest To Build Language Skills ... And Self-Confidence

Bridging Gaps Between ESL And Native Speakers<p>It's election season at Canaan Elementary's second grade, in Patchogue, N.Y., and tensions are running high. Today is speech day, and right now it's Chris Palaez's turn.<p>The 8-year-old is the joker of the class. With a thick mohawk and a mischievous …

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Jon Stewart on Charleston murders: No jokes on Thursday's edition of The Daily Show

Jon Stewart began Thursday night’s edition of <i>The Daily Show</i> with an emotional, joke-free commentary about racism and gun violence in America …

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“I love this photo because it shows the past and future together, especially for women and girls. A mother prepares to sell fruit, while her daughter …

Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as Independent Organization

President Barack Obama will announce the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, a new non-profit organization, at an event in New York City Monday, the White …

How Do We Change When We Really Listen To The People We Love?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Act Of Listening<p><b>About Dave Isay's TED Talk</b><p>Dave Isay started StoryCorps with a recording booth in Grand Central Terminal, and an open invitation for people to interview one another. Since then, it's turned into a massive archive of intimate conversations.<p><b>About</b> …

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How Can Listening Transform An Entire Community?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Act Of Listening<p><b>About Rev. Jeffrey Brown's Talk</b><p>During the late '80s, Rev. Jeffrey Brown was watching his neighborhood become overrun with drugs and violence. He decided to listen to the young people in the community — not preach to them — in order to bring …

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10+ Super interesting facts about SA you didn't know before

Cape Town - Ever wondered why you love SA as much as you do? You know you love the people, the diverse culture, the food and the sport, but those are …

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15 Netflix Movies That Will Help You Beat a Creativity Slump

Everyone loves a good Netflix binge. From <i>Friends</i> to <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, we’ve all spent a good amount of our Friday nights watching our favorite TV shows and movies. But while Netflix can get a bad rap for only providing mindless entertainment, they’ve got a ton of inspiring documentaries, …

Got a bad case of the Mondays? These brilliant inventions should help

Design makes all sorts of things better, easier, more efficient, cooler. But can good design take unpleasant experiences and make them <i>joyful</i>? In April, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen asked you for suggestions of things that could use a joy makeover. We got a lot of good ideas, from the DMV to taxes …

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“She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Niece. Snapped by a visiting family friend, this picture depicts me carrying my beloved sister’s youngest daughter, …

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"I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are …

The Magic of Moss and What It Teaches Us About the Art of Attentiveness to Life at All Scales

“Life [exists] only because of a myriad of synchronicities that bring us to this particular place at this particular moment. In return for such a gift, the only sane response is to glitter in reply.”<p><i>“Attention without feeling,”</i> Mary Oliver observed in her magnificent memoir of love and loss, <i>“is</i> …

Wendell Berry on How to Be a Poet and a Complete Human Being

“Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill…”<p><i>“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses,”</i> John F. Kennedy proclaimed in his touching tribute to Robert Frost, celebrating poetry as “the means of saving power from itself.” And although poetry …

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Given the current state of…

Given the current state of global affairs, maybe the best thing we can do is stare directly into someone else’s face and tell them we really aren’t that different after all.

6 Ways You Can Give to Nepal Earthquake Relief

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Easy dinner recipes: 25 ways to use rotisserie chicken

Looking for an easy dinner idea? It doesn't get much simpler than the rotisserie chicken you can find at the market. They're perfect served on their own but also work well in many familiar dishes. Best of all? You can get dinner on the table in about an hour or less, and without a lot of stress.<p>I …

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14 kids that will accomplish great things one day

Children are invincible when it comes to the future. They can be anything they want to be.<p>Some kids want to fight fires, others dream of healing the …

The Art of Motherfuckitude: Cheryl Strayed’s Advice to an Aspiring Writer on Faith and Humility

“Writing is hard for every last one of us… Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.”<p><i>“Nothing any good isn’t hard,”</i> F. Scott Fitzgerald asserted in his letter of advice on writing to his …

Love After Love: Derek Walcott’s Poetic Ode to Being at Home in Ourselves

“Sit. Feast on your life.”<p>The great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh has written beautifully about why learning to love others begins with learning to love ourselves — a sentiment that the reactive modern cynic might dismiss as the vacant fodder of self-help books, but one which more considered …

Literature

South African women lead fight against rhino poaching

An average of three rhinos were poached in South Africa every day in 2014.<p>Now, a women-only team of rangers has cut poaching in a national park by 75 percent, which is seen as a major success at a time when the black market for horns is booming.<p>Before taking on poachers, the "Black Mambas", as the …

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South Africa's Johannesburg marches against xenophobia

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1162000/1162260_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527101752_9da9d6e69f03c288216cf381eca11b00<p><b>About 30,000 people have taken part in a march through South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, to demand an end to a recent wave of xenophobic attacks.</b><p>…

South Africa

Marataba Safari Lodge - South Africa Nestled...

Nestled within South Africa’s malaria-free Marakele National Park, Marataba Safari Lodge boasts 15 canvas and stone tented suites complete with …

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 …

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This Earth Day, let's remember what we stand to lose

Climate change is real, and we're getting closer to the point where we won't be able to do anything about the warming of our planet. But everywhere you look, climate change deniers keep popping up.<p>You can almost understand why that is — trying to care about something that you think <i>might</i> affect us …

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The Illustrated Story of Harvey Milk, Humanitarian Martyr for Love

How a little boy with big ears grew up to hear the cry for social justice and answered it with a clarion call for equality in the kingdom of love.<p><i>“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,”</i> Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his indispensable 1963 letter from Birmingham City Jail. <i>“We are</i> …

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