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Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Matt Barry teaches history and economics to eleventh and twelfth graders at Live Oak High School, a public school in a suburb of San Jose, …

Surely it's time American women's equality was added to the constitution

For my documentary, Equal Means Equal, I spoke to women across the US to argue that full equality under the law must be enshrined in the constitution<p>“I’m Alice Paul, and I’m back to haunt you because you’ve done nothing to pass the equal rights amendment.”<p>These words were uttered to me in 2009 by …

Feminism

5 new books not to be missed

Five new books people are talking about, from the editors of the National Book Review.<p>1."The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir" by Betsy Lerner (Harper Wave: 320 pp., $25.99) Bridge, the card game, proves to be an apt metaphor for connection in this memoir about five Jewish ladies who have been playing …

Books

How "Fargo" Captures the Sad Realities of Toxic Masculinity

My favorite scene in the film <i>Fargo</i>, which turned 20 years old this March, comes near the very end of the movie. Fans who have known and loved <i>Fargo</i> …

Queensland academic wins climate award: Four climate myths busted

"What this research showed was that if you do it in the wrong way, if you put the emphasis on the myth, you risk reinforcing the myth.<p>"When I …

3tags.org

Don't Be That Guy Who Won't Read Books If They're 'For Women'

Come on.<p>Look, there's nothing wrong with the idea of a book club for men.<p>As <i>The New York Times</i> pointed out this week, there is indeed such a thing: Book clubs for men have been cropping up in places like Houston, Kansas City, and the Bay Area. (Or at the very least, the requisite three that qualify …

How a Studio's Fear of Lesbians Dictated Xena's Opening Credits

Hey, did you ever think it was weird that Xena and Gabrielle barely shared any screen time in the opening credits sequence of <i>Xena: Warrior Princess</i>? …

Using Cosmic Particles, Scientists Can Now See What the Inside of Pyramids Look Like

Researchers have finally figured out how to get a blueprint of Egyptian pyramids. Using cosmic particles, a team of researchers from Japan's Nagoya …

Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?

The Kansas Supreme Court gave state lawmakers an ultimatum:<p>Make school funding more equitable by June 30, or it will consider shutting down the state's public schools.<p>Since then, things have gotten ugly.<p>Lawmakers followed up with a plan — to make it easier to impeach Supreme Court judges who …

Income Tax

The disgustingly obscene ‘everyday’ harassment of sports media women: A lesson for men

<i>Warning: This article references graphic language.</i><p>The men in the video, average and unsuspecting, had no idea that the mean tweets they were asked to read would be so mean. They were not written by them but by others, so they didn’t know they would include words that start with B and C, that they’d …

Social Media

​How Gay Culture Shaped the Modern World

There's a long-established conspiracy theory that underground gay networks are secretly plotting to fuck things up for everyone.<p>Gregory Woods has been writing about gay and lesbian history since the 1980s. His new book, <i>Homintern</i>, studies a long-established conspiracy theory: that gay people are out …

This Company Wants to Cure Pancreatic Cancer Using AI

Four people stand, eyes squinting, on the verdant, freshly mowed field of Boston’s Fenway Park. It’s a blue-sky summer day, a perfect afternoon for a …

The reason why you can't sleep when staying away from home explained by science

After a long journey you arrive at the hotel and vow that the holiday of a lifetime will begin after a good night’s sleep. Except the next morning, …

7 Lesbian Sex Haikus (With Cats!)

If you've ever wondered what lesbian sex is like, these haikus are for you.<p><i>The following lesbian sex haikus (with cats!) are excerpted from</i> The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!), <i>in stores now.</i><p>Lesbian foreplay:<p>Strip every time Rachel<p>Maddow makes a pun.<p>Strap-on sex is fun<p>Until you realize, you<p>Don't …

Dan Savage

Here Are 13 of the World’s Most Influential Women You Don’t Know Yet

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It might not be dementia: How Big Pharma is harming our senior citizens

“Not as Prescribed” author Dr. Harry Haroutunian explores the myriad dangers of overmedicating older adults<p>Forgetfulness. Falls. Adding a new prescription or over-the-counter drug to address problems that are side effects of a previous drug. These are increasingly common problems, says a new book …

Forget the Hyperloop: This Startup Is Disrupting Long-Distance Transportation Right Now | Inc.com

Move over, Hyperloop. The sleeper cabin is making a comeback.<p>A former Thiel fellow -- one of the college kids who took $100,000 from venture capitalist Peter Thiel to drop out of school and pursue a life of entrepreneurship -- is launching a company to compete with California's chimerical …

High-speed Rail

Lack Of Sleep Caused By Night Shifts And Jet Lag Could Affect Women More Than Men, Study Finds

The effect on performance was significantly stronger in women than in men.<p>Women who work night shifts could be more affected by disrupted sleep than …

Boston Marathon winner gives trophy to 1966 pioneer woman

BOSTON (AP) — Atsede Baysa learned a little about the Boston Marathon's history a few days before she ran in it, hearing how Bobbi Gibb was turned down for a spot in the 1966 event but ran anyway to show that women could handle the 26.2 miles.<p>Then, after winning the race, Baysa asked if she could …

Which of These Women Has a Mental Illness? | Women's Health

Mackenzie Stroh<p>Whether we have OCD or anxiety or bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, all of us share one common challenge: stigma. It shrouds mental illness, leaving patients to suffer alone and in silence, fearful of repercussions. Grave repercussions that include an increased risk for chronic …

This Woman's Story Shows Just How Undervalued Teachers Are in This Country

"People have this idea that teachers just stand, and they discipline kids all day or they hang out with little kids."<p><i>There's a teacher shortage facing America, and school districts in lower-income neighborhoods are frequently the hardest hit. Fewer people are entering the profession and turnover is</i> …

Brain implant helps paralysed man play guitar

A man paralysed from the shoulders down has regained the ability to move his fingers thanks to a computer chip that sends signals from his brain to …

Mice with genetic defect for human stuttering offer new insight into speech disorder: Animal model may help scientists understand molecular, neurological basis of stuttering

Animal model may help scientists understand molecular, neurological basis of stuttering<p>Mice that vocalize in a repetitive, halting pattern similar to …

Same-sex couple tell of long fight for marriage equality

Same-sex Marriage

Anticholinergic Meds: Bad News For Aging Brains

Page 1 of 3<p>People who take Benadryl every night to sleep should probably think seriously about an alternative….if they can remember to do so.<p>In a …

Dementia

First Case of Alzheimer's Disease in HIV-Positive Patient Reported

<b>Georgetown University researchers are reporting the first case of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual. The finding in a</b> …

The 21 Best Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Books for Kids

<i>from the cover of Luna</i><p>Here's a comprehensive list of great books for kids -- novels, picture books, workbooks, memoirs and profiles -- that deal with transgender and intersex issues, gender non-conformity and sexual orientation as it relates to trans people. (There are so many good ones, especially …