Kate Nelson

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More than 2.7 billion people live in countries where being gay is a crime

More than 2.7 billion people live in countries where being gay is punishable by imprisonment, lashes or even death, new research obtained by the Guardian shows.<p>The stark figure from the International Lesbian and Gay Association (Ilga) highlights the discrimination faced by gay people around the …

'Fun Home' Musical Shares Stage With College Of Charleston's Gay Rights Debate

By Harriet McLeod<p>CHARLESTON, S.C., April 20 (Reuters) - Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is …

Tennessee is Making Pregnancy a Criminal Liability

The state legislature has passed a bill that would allow police to investigate drug-taking mothers if their unborn children are harmed by their …

Doctors Are Talking About Creating A New Attention Disorder For 'Daydreamy' Kids

Alex Dodd/flickrAccording to the New York Times, some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo."<p>Half of these kids are a subset of the six million currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity …

The Pentagon's Battle Against Sexual Assault Rages On

The Pentagon kept running into bad sexual-assault news last week: the Army’s top sex-crimes prosecutor was suspended from his post following a female …

Military

6 Kittens Working on Their Fitness

Stop what you're doing right NOW and check out these kittens getting fit<p>Long week? Yeah, us too. And sure, you may not feel totally motivated to work out when you're feeling <i>meh</i>, but we've got the solution for that. Unless you have a cold heart (or are a dogs-only kind of girl), we guarantee these …

Insatiable Thirst? The Fracking/Water Collision in South Texas

Changing Planet<p>Fifty miles south of San Antonio on Route 181, signs of the hydraulic fracturing boom taking place in the Eagle Ford Basin are everywhere. New hotels are popping up. Trucks endlessly barrel down roads. Restaurants can’t find enough workers.<p>And then there are the potted country roads …

New Afghan Law Disastrous for Women, Says National Geographic Photographer

A proposed law would roll back gains made to protect Afghan women, photographer Lynsey Addario warns.<p>National Geographic photographer Lynsey Addario says that a new Afghan law, passed by parliament and awaiting signature by President Hamid Karzai, would effectively silence victims of domestic …

10 tough questions we get asked

We are outspoken about our optimism. These days, though, optimism seems to be in short supply.<p>The headlines are filled with awful news. Every day …

2013 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

Our second year of our column, Design Store(y), sent us around the world spending time inside design-focused shops, interviewing shop owners to hear …

How to beat GOP on inequality: Key reforms that don’t involve Congress

If President Obama is serious about economic progressivism, here are four dramatic actions he can take on his own<p>“A relentlessly growing deficit of opportunity is a bigger threat to our future than our rapidly shrinking fiscal deficit." So said President Obama in his recent speech on increasing …

Notegraphy is an Instagram-style iOS and Web App for Typography

If you sit down with any experienced graphic designer, they’ll happily talk to you for hours about the importance of typography. It’s everywhere you look, from huge billboard ads to the front of your favorite t-shirt. Type can reflect many emotions, but most of us rarely notice its profound …

How to hack corporate culture from within

Imagine Gandhi within the four walls of a large multinational corporation. This isn't some surreal thought experiment, but a practical line of inquiry. How do our change-making skills shift once we enter into collegial relationships with power? How can revolutions be incubated in cubicles? How can …

Leadership

5 Tips to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy for the Long Haul

<i>Eric Cressey is the owner and President of Cressey Performance, one of the nation's top sports training institutes. An author, presenter, consultant,</i> …

Make a Batch of Mexican Wedding Cookies

These powdery cookies are a Christmas staple for a few reasons. First, they look like snowballs! Second, their sugary coat, nutty flavor, and flaky dough makes for a bite that’s simply delicious.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>butter, room temperature ( 1 cup )<br>• powdered sugar ( 2 cups )<br>• vanilla extract ( 2 …

24 Gifts Your Foodie Friends Are Really Craving

Is your friend <i>always</i> down to order something adventurous at lunch, and gets Christmas-level excited whenever she tries out a new recipe? You’re in …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

What is the future of sustainable design? - open thread

Designers have shaped every aspect of the world we live in today. From the chair you're sitting in, to the window you may be peering out of, conscious thought was put into each fine detail of the product's functionality, appearance and performance. So imagine the power of placing sustainability at …