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    Jul 28, 2014 5:48 pm

    micdotcom:

    Eye-opening photos of Americans lying in a week of their own trash

    The average person in the United States produces four pounds of garbage per person per day. Collectively, we produce millions of tons of trash each week, adding up to over 220 million tons each year. And that number is growing. Seeing that reality in focus through Gregg Segal’s work puts our country’s trash crisis into sharp relief. 

    What you’re not seeing makes an even bigger point | Follow micdotcom 

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    Jul 28, 2014 12:36 pm
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    Jul 27, 2014 8:24 pm
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    Jul 27, 2014 5:48 pm
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    Jul 27, 2014 3:12 pm

    Do You Know The Silly Reason Why America Put A Man On The Moon? Do You Know Why We Stopped Going?

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is more than just an excellent tour guide through the cosmos — he’s a true voice for our endangered space program. In this piece, he reminds us how our passion for space missions began and makes a compelling case that we must not abandon our quests and dreams.

    Let us renew our commitment to lead the world in space exploration and let us resolve to reach to the heavens once again so that our species may one day truly go where no one has gone before.

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    Jul 27, 2014 12:36 pm

    hylianears:

    micdotcom:

    Canadian music festival takes huge step against Native appropriation

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    From their announcement:

    For various reasons, Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, onsite. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

    We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets. They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.

    Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.

  7. video
    Jul 26, 2014 8:24 pm

    I Don’t Know About You, But I Prefer My Strong Female Characters To Pass The ‘Sexy Lamp’ Test

    If you write “strong female characters,” it’s basically inevitable that you’ll get asked this question. Kelly Sue DeConnick writes comic books for a living, and her response is one of my favorites, mostly because it involves what she calls the “sexy lamp” test.

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    Jul 26, 2014 5:48 pm

    freedomtomarry:

    Just three weeks after a state judge ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Colorado, a federal judge in the state has also struck down Colorado’s marriage ban! Share this to celebrate this jump forward for marriage: http://bit.ly/1pHWyVy

  9. video
    Jul 26, 2014 3:12 pm

    The Video About Israel-Gaza You Can Share With Your Friends That (Hopefully) Won’t Offend Them

    It’s nearly impossible not to be upset about the Israel-Gaza conflict. It’s heartbreaking to watch, and simultaneously, we’re inundated with opinions from every direction telling us whom we should blame. This video, however, does an admirable job explaining the current situation without pointing fingers at one particular side.

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    Jul 26, 2014 12:36 pm

    bedsider:

    Birth control gives you the freedom to plan a family on your own terms. It allows you to work or travel or pursue your dreams before you’re ready to have a baby. It helps with certain medical conditions. It’s there when you want to have smokin’ hot sex and not get pregnant. Basically, there are lots of reasons to be thankful for birth control.

    Girls star and all-around awesome lady Lena Dunham took to Twitter to voice her appreciation. She also asked women and men what birth control does for them. The whole thing made our ♥ sing.

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