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Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Kansas' anti-gay bill: another attempt to force warped Christianity on others | Jill Filipovic

Conservatives keep trying to use America's religious freedom as a way to limit everyone else's rights<p>Last week, the Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill (pdf) that would have broadly legalized discrimination against gays and lesbians. Luckily, after national outrage, the bill was halted. …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Obama: Marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol

President Obama doesn't think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer," he told "The New Yorker" magazine in an interview.<p>"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the …

Obama: Marijuana Is Not 'More Dangerous Than Alcohol'

<i>The New Yorker</i> has just dropped an extensive profile of President Obama by David Remnick, who wrote a major book on the president published in 2011.<p>It's nuanced and touches on issues like gay marriage and Israel and Palestine. But Obama also drops this bombshell about marijuana: "I don't think it …

Opinion: The most unequal place in America - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion and head of CNN's Change the List project. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. E-mail him at ctl@cnn.com.</i><p><b>Lake Providence, Louisiana (CNN)</b> -- Delores Gilmore used to have a dream.<p>The 44-year-old overnight prison guard grew up on …

Map: U.S. Ranks Near Bottom on Income Inequality

<i>Putting Obama's proposed tax hike on the rich in an international context</i><p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has argued the U.S. must raise taxes on the rich / Reuters<p>Perhaps the most politically contentious aspect of President Barack Obama's new proposed legislation, aimed to revive the …

North Carolina Just Gave Millionaires A Tax Cut, Raised Taxes On The Poorest 900,000 Working Families

The 900,000 poorest working families in North Carolina just got another tax hike from the conservatives who swept state legislature elections in 2010.<p>…

Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich and Corporations

Here are the top 10 examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations provided by federal, state and local governments, but these 10 will give a taste.<p>1. State and local subsidies to corporations: An …

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Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …