Maggie K

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A 'Pedal-Powered Popemobile' for Pope Francis

Lost Treasure of the Day: Edmonton's Streetcar Bookmobile

Muslim Women Against FEMEN

A group of Muslim women has taken to Facebook to express its anger with FEMEN, the Ukrainian feminist group famous for its topless protests.<p>On Thursday, FEMEN organized demonstrations in different European cities under the name "International Topless Jihad Day." FEMEN protested against what the …

A gloriously crude topless 'jihad' from a Femen activist

She's topless. She's angry. And she is, literally, taking liberties. The activist in this picture took part in a protest in Paris in support of Amina …

How Long Must We Wait for the Bladeless Windmill?

Parking Spots Are Replacing Vibrant Street Life in Yangon

Reports: Obama To Propose Cuts In Social Programs

There's breaking budget news from several places this morning:<p>— "President Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual budget in an effort to demonstrate his willingness to compromise with Republicans and revive prospects for …

The Rise of Gay Marriage and the Decline of Straight Marriage: Where's the Link?

The story behind the rise of gay tolerance, unwed mothers, and delayed marriage<p>Let's talk about marriage. Today, young people get married later. There are more unwed mothers. And gay marriage is winning broad support.<p>These are three true things about marriage. But three true things about marriage …

Zappos CEO wants to lure Las Vegas residents out of their cars

Regular readers are aware that my hopes for sustainability are largely bound up with cities. By the simple act of bringing people together in close …

The Real Problem With Hooking Up: Bad Sex

A new book offers an insightful critique of hookup culture—but fails to pose viable solutions.<p>DreamWorks<p>The often discussed, much maligned, and occasionally defended "hookup culture" bears a name that perfectly captures the boring, lifeless, and dull sexuality that dominates the lives of too many …

Could Wind Turbines Be Toxic To The Ear?

The U.S. is embracing wind energy, with wind turbines making up half of the new electricity added to the power grid last year. But a smattering of people who live near the turbines say they're a nuisance — and making them ill.<p>Dr. Nina Pierpont, a Johns Hopkins-trained pediatrician and biologist in …

Even the Tea Party is pissed about the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Feeling angry about the “Monsanto Protection Act”? You know, the sneakily passed piece of legislation that allows GMO crops to be planted even in …

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