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The Poverty Line - Photographs and text by Stefen Chow | LensCulture

<b>WHAT IS POVERTY?</b><p>Poverty is hard to define, even though it is a term that we use very often.<p>The Poverty Line project is an attempt to show what it means to be poor, by taking photos of daily amounts of food you can buy if your income lies at the poverty line.The Poverty Line explores a simple …

The End of the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

The revelation late last week that global average temperatures set a new record in 2014 seemed to underscore a political and cultural shift on climate change that, by many accounts, was already well underway. From the stock markets and Wall Street to the boardrooms of Big Oil — and even the living …

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

My Nintendo Wii character, my Mii, looks a lot like me. She has the same haircut, the same skin tone and even the same eyebrow shape. And while my Mii plays tennis slightly better than I do, I designed her to be a real, virtual me (albeit with balls for hands).<p>But it turns out I might not have …

Coming Clean on UFOs Next, Mark It

CIA acknowledges existence of Area 51 testing ground.

Chris Hayes: Fix climate change now

<b>Chris Hayes (AP/Virginia Sherwood)</b><p>Exclusive interview: The MSNBC star on his new documentary, which argues climate change policy is “get-right-able.”<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>August 16, 2013 2:36pm (UTC)<p>Even among left-leaning pundits, MSNBC correspondent Chris Hayes stands out for his interest in climate …

Why Do Sikhs Want To Serve In The Military?

Sikhs have a long history of fighting in wars. But in the US, their turbans and beards often prevent them from being able to join the military. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Major Kamaljit Kalsi who's hoping to change that.<p>Transcript<p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:<p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. …

Cash and Congress: The tie that binds

“Yeas and nays of Congress yield not to the voice of the people but to the urgent, seductive whisper of the dollar”<p>Michael Winship<p>August 16, 2013 5:02pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p>“I miss Congress like an abscessed tooth.”<p>That’s what former Rep. Steven LaTourette told …

That's What They'd Like You To Believe

<b>It seems that</b> the CIA has decided to come just a little bit cleaner on Area 51.<p>Much of the material was already known to Area 51 aficionados. "Nearly all of the newly released information is already in my books," British author Chris Pocock said in a commentary distributed by the National Security …

This Seems Big To Me

The Senate Conservatives Fund – founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R) and credited with making it virtually impossible for Republicans to win back …

Here's What Guys Actually Think About Lipstick

Like many makeup-obsessed women, we're huge fans of lipstick. But we sometimes wonder if the men in our lives are as jazzed about the bold face paint as we are.<p>A 2012 study found that waitresses who wore lipstick got higher tips from men, and scientific research from 2010 found that women wearing …