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How So-Called ‘Equality Act’ Threatens Religious Freedom

Politico is reporting that the so-called “Equality Act” will be introduced today in Congress. The bill is the brainchild of the Human Rights …

A brief history of homophobia in Dewey decimal classification

Dewey numbers for LGBTI topics have been and at times continue to be homophobic, reflecting the society and times in which the numbers are developed, …

LGBTQI

When parenting a trans child, let them teach you

Like many teenage girls and their mothers, Chase and Teresa Culpepper often have heartfelt conversations about what it means to grow up.<p>For Chase, …

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Yes, I Can Be a Feminist and Get My Nails Done

I am a proud feminist. I'm the daughter of a working woman who kept her maiden name and a feminist man who loves being surrounded by his family of strong women. They raised their daughters not to shy away from the label and instilled the values inherent in the word. I can't really remember not …

Does sexual behavior have to mimic sexual orientation?

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>What do you do when presented with a set of genitalia you didn’t think you were wired for?<p>Carrie Weisman<p>July 19, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>When police rolled into the Stonewall Inn in the early hours of June 28, 1969, they could not have known …

LGBTQI

We’re Failing Trans Women of Color

India Clarke is the tenth transgender woman of color to be murdered in the U.S. this year, and the media still can’t get her story right.<p>For the 10 …

'I thought about suicide': Caroline Cossey, the first transgender woman to pose for Playboy, reveals how her life fell apart after her gender identity was suddenly exposed

As transgender people find themselves more and more accepted by society thanks to vocal advocates like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, trangender …

LGBTQI

8 Ways the Media Upholds White Privilege and Demonizes People of Color

<b>The media</b> <b>upholds the white privilege</b> <b>of not having the most violent people of your race appear as a stereotype of you.</b><p>And what a difference that makes …

White Privilege: Jon Stewart Repeatedly Screamed 'F*ck Off!' At Black Writer

Who is the real Jon Stewart? According to a rare look behind the Daily Show curtain, he’s a thin-skinned, prima donna jerk who screams “Fuck you!” at …

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Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

China frees five women activists on bail after outcry

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a vocal campaign against their detention by the West and Chinese rights campaigners.<p>Portraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

Women-In-STEM Pioneer: You Can Always Tell An Ambitious Woman By The Shape Of Her Head

In the 1960s, Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley founded an enormously successful software company that employed mostly women. At TED 2015, she talked about her experiences constantly hitting the glass ceiling (and what happens to the heads of ambitious women).<p>On average, tech companies employ just …

3 Reasons You Underestimate Risk

In hindsight, many risks seem obvious. And when we do take the time to evaluate potential risks, there is often not much that is profound about them. Yet so many of us fall prey to unforeseen risks, believing that they came out of nowhere or that they could not have been anticipated. While this may …

“The Art of War Visualized” Translates Ancient Wisdom Into Fun Infographics

In <i>The Art of War: Visualized</i>, she updates Sun Tzu’s strategic advice as pithy infographics for contemporary readers. For example, where Sun Tzu …

Serial: The Prosecutor's Interview, part two

Illustration for the Intercept by Eli Valley<p>Last week, <i>The Intercept</i> published Part 1 of an interview with Kevin Urick, the lead prosecutor in the …

Prosecutor in ‘Serial’ Case Goes on the Record

It was “pretty much a run-of-the-mill domestic violence murder,” prosecutor Kevin Urick said in an exclusive interview with <i>The Intercept</i>.<p>By this, he …

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

World's Coolest Hotel Bathtubs (PHOTOS)

At the Mio Buenos Aires hotel, the bathtubs are works of art: Argentine Mario Dasso personally selects only the most beautiful pieces of calden wood (naturally felled by fire) and carves them into luxurious, oversize soaking tubs.<p>The coolest bathtubs give guests a sense of their own private in-room …

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Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Shoes Obsession: Extraordinary heels

CULTURE READ<p><b>The Shoe Obsession exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York has produced an eponymous publication printed by Yale</b> …

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Digital Artworks by Adam Martinakis Explore Photo Realistic Surrealism | Colossal

<p>Digital artist Adam Martinakis (previously) was born Poland in 1972 and currently lives and works in in Cannock, UK. His computer-generated artworks …

20 Dreamy Trailers for Summer Getaways

Dreaming of summer vacations and getaways in the great outdoors? Us too! And we’ve got our sights set on all sorts of innovative, beautifully designed, and vintage trailers that are just ready to whisk us away. Whether you love car camping every weekend in Northern Cali or are planning a …