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Workout Nutrition Illustrated: What to Eat Before, During and After Exercise

We all know that what you eat is important, but so is when you eat, especially if you're active. That's why, in this infographic, I'll share what to eat before, during and after exercise.<p><b>Notes:</b><p>1. Click here for a fully printable version of this infographic.<p>2. For a complete explanation of this …

Courts challenge Native American land rights | US & Canada

<b>Narragansett Indian Reservation, United States -</b> On an unmarked country road in New England, a faded sign welcomes visitors to the Narragansett Indian Wetuomuck Community Village. But what lies ahead is more akin to a graveyard. Instead of the community promised by the sign, 12 empty homes sit in a …

Godzilla: Why Japan loves monster movies

The new Godzilla film is Hollywood’s latest attempt at adapting Japan’s singular monster-movie genre. What accounts for the Japanese love of giant city stompers?<p>In the manner of Godzilla himself, Hollywood is stomping into Japanese cinema once again. There have been plenty of US remakes of Japanese …

Bye-bye, whiny white dudes: Tucker Carlson, Tal Fortgang and the weakening grip of entitlement

The relevance of jerks like Fortgang and Carlson has never been more tenuous — which is why they’re whining harder<p>Princeton University freshman Tal Fortgang is the current face of white dude entitlement, but he's not the only reminder we have right now about what happens when sheltered boys enter …

Yanukovych Seen in Moscow as Protesters Seize Government Buildings in Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian newspaper RBK reported on Thursday that ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was …

Palestinians Construct Billion-Dollar City on a Hill

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The tar sands horror story you weren’t supposed to hear

Toxic emissions forced a family out of their home — and Big Oil tried to buy their silence<p>The oil industry was willing to pay big money to keep this one quiet. Instead, ThinkProgress has the heartbreaking story of a family forced out of Alberta by the exploitation of Canada's oil sands (the ones …

Zulu false dawn: Shembe faithful swap leopardskin for faux fur

Carrying Zulu warrior shields and draped in leopardskin, the men of South Africa's Shembe church move hypnotically as they go through the steps of a traditional religious ritual.<p>But the spotted pelts around the dancers' chests are slowly being swapped for faux fur, under a pact between …

Report: Global Freedom Has Been Declining for Nearly a Decade

A third of the world's population lives in countries without political rights and civil liberties, according to a new study.<p>In 2013, for the eighth year in a row, more countries registered declines in political rights and civil liberties than gains. Even as the number of electoral democracies in …

‘Educated’ Black Men Appear ‘Whiter’ in Memory

Read­ing an aca­dem­ic pa­per on ra­cism is like read­ing an ali­en’s take on the hu­man spe­cies.<p>In their sum­mary of the way hu­mans think, these …

India's Barefoot College lights up the world | Afghanistan

Living in a palm-lined thatched roof house surrounded by dense jungles and rows of corn and cassava in the Santa Teresa village, 42-year-old Florentine until now has spent all her evenings in the dark, literally.<p>But today, sitting in the dusty village of Tilonia in Rajasthan India, the Mayan woman …

10 striking images of graffiti in Kandahar

On cement blockades throughout Kandahar, members of the military defy orders to make art<p>When America’s coalition invaded Afghanistan in 2001, they stormed Taliban strongholds such as Kandahar, obliterating the presence of local warlords and scattering anti-American sentiment across the region. …

Macklemore is being used to paint the rest of hip-hop as 'uncivil'

Probably the least surprising aspect of the Grammy nominations announcement was the fact that rapper Macklemore is well on his way to a huge night at America's biggest music awards show. It's been clear for months that Macklemore was headed towards the Grammys – he and producer/collaborator Ryan …

Water Tower

The artist Tom Fruin has built this water tower made of colored plexiglas in Brooklyn. The strange structure is a tribute to New York and the “water …

Federal education reform is doomed

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>Arne Duncan and other policymakers must acknowledge that schooling alone cannot create an equity of opportunity<p>Raul Gardea<p>December 13, 2013 12:50pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Next New Deal.<p>Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hastily walked back his comments recently after …

Higher ed nominees raise eyebrows

The anonymous quotes that accompany a Washington consulting firm’s monthly tracking polls aren’t known for their tact.<p>So when the group asked about the Education Department’s new nominee for undersecretary of education, one response was typically blunt: “‘Who’s Ted Mitchell?’ said just about …

News & Events | European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

News<p>Monitoring current threats, week 25/2013: ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR)<p>news - 24 Jun 2013<p>News<p>Five key perioperative antibiotic …

The Vatican's Journey From Anti-Communism to Anti-Capitalism

The pope's strong condemnation of income inequality and free markets shows how much has changed in the Catholic Church since the Cold War.<p>Reuters<p>Pope Francis is once again shaking things up in the Catholic Church. On Tuesday, he issued his first “apostolic exhortation,” declaring a new enemy for …

Emotional intelligence: a clincher in Lady Ashton's diplomatic triumph

Much of the credit for this weekend's historic defusing of the Iranian nuclear issue, hailed as one of the great diplomatic triumphs of the new century, has rightly gone to Lady Ashton, the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, and to the high degree of …

Capitalism is a “dirty word”: America’s new socialist council member talks to Salon

Newly elected, America’s first big-city socialist council member in decades speaks to Salon<p>On November 5, Seattle voters made Occupy activist and economics professor Kshama Sawant the first avowed socialist city council member in their city's history – and the country’s first big city socialist …

Does It Matter If the Bechdel Test “Fails” Feminist Films?

Does It Matter If the Bechdel Test "Fails" Feminist Films?<p>The announcement that four Swedish movie theaters would be rating films according to the …

Sarah Palin, Richard Cohen and today’s sad, sad GOP

On their planet, it’s not racist to compare the national debt to slavery, or “gag” at seeing an interracial couple<p>I’m getting a lot of attention, even outside the wingnut blogosphere, for explaining on MSNBC that Sarah Palin’s equating the national debt with slavery is another example of “the white …

Ethanol Producers Nervously Await EPA Ruling on 2014 Target

As the En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency read­ies next year’s re­new­able-fuel stand­ard, both bio­fuels pro­du­cers and gas­ol­ine re­finers are …

The Right’s Slavery Obsession

‘This isn’t racist,’ but the federal debt is as bad as slavery, says Alaska’s ex-governor. Nothing about that statement is accurate—and it only …

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