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Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?
Society & Culture  (tags: spite, empathy, society, ethics, world, personality, research, aggression, interesting )

Carrie
- 13 hours ago - npr.org
Why do people willingly inconvenience or even harm themselves in order harm others? And why are some of us more spiteful than others? Being aggressive and lacking empathy might have a lot to do with it, researchers say.
William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday: 50 Everyday Phrases That Came From the Bard
Society & Culture  (tags: Shakespeare, language, popular phrases, 450th birthday, interesting, society, education, culture )

Carrie
- 15 hours ago - independent.co.uk
Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare. Your plays are still the pinnacle, your poetry among the finest and many phrases you coined are still in wide usage.
1.6 Million Americans Don't Have Indoor Plumbing. Here's Where They Live (INTERACTIVE MAP INCLUDED)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, census questions, indoor plumbing, rural areas, government, interesting, humans )

Carrie
- 16 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Looking beyond the present day, it's worth remembering that indoor plumbing is a fairly new development for many communities. In 1950 fully one quarter of U.S. households did not have a flush toilet --
Tyler Oakley Shows Us What Happens When A 24-Year-Old Sees His Own Birth Video (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: women, children, family, interesting, video, happiness, birth, child, celebrity, internet )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
When Jackie Oakley decided to bring a video camera into the delivery room for her son's birth, she definitely never imagined that baby would grow up to be a hilarious YouTube star who would share it with the entire Internet.
Take a Stand for Health Care for All PETITION!!
Society & Culture  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, children, women, disease, government, health, healthcare, humans, illness, interesting, medicine, news, prevention, protection, safety, society, risks, treatment, americans, democrats, republicans, ethics, government, healthcare, healthc )

Robert
- 2 days ago - action.citizen.org
Sign the Petition Urging Your Senators and Representative to Co-Sponsor Single-Payer Legislation. Add your name to show support for legislation that would create a universal, single-payer health care system in the United States.
How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, society, family, culture, economy, world, education, interesting )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mentalfloss.com
Here's a little perspective: In 1939, gas cost 10 cents a gallon at the pump. A movie ticket set you back 20 cents. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the year's bestselling hardcover book, was $2.75.
Hey Vegans, Don't Be Jerks: Why It Helps No One to Judge Their Food Choices
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, freedoms, ethics, culture, diet, vegans, Omnivores, society, interesting, humans )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - alternet.org
Really, I'm not judging you. But I often find it necessary to establish myself as "not a threat" to meat eaters. I also occasionally bump up against militant vegans.
This Really Isn't a Story, But It Is.
Society & Culture  (tags: family, GoodNews, humans, interesting, society, women, world, religion, children )

Gene
- 5 days ago - youtube-nocookie.com
This is a link to a video. It so touched me that I want to share it. I'll have a bit more to say in the comment.
American Muslim Convert Plotted to Bomb Americans
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, child, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, health, humans, interesting, law, media, murder, news, police, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, transpo )

Rahman
- 36 days ago - latimes.com
Yet another convert to Islam "somehow" got the idea that jihad has to do with murdering Infidels. There are no programs in mosques in the U.S. to teach why such a notion is un-Islamic. This led to him wanting to wage jihad.
Muslims Vandalize Hindus Temple and Threaten Hindus to Flee
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, child, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, humans, law, media, murder, news, interesting, police, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, travel, violenc )

Rahman
- 37 days ago - thedailystar.net
Where are the so-called "vast majority of peaceful Muslims" taking action to rein in violent Muslims and stop such attacks? They're doing nothing to stop attacks on religious minorities because such deviant acts are 100% Islamic. And the world is silent
The Mountains Where Women Live as Men
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Albania, women, society, humans, interesting, freedoms, rights )

Carrie
- 44 days ago - gq.com
It began hundreds of years ago, deep in the Albanian Alps--an unusual tradition where women, with limited options in life, took the oath of the burrnesha. A pledge to live as a man. To dress like a man, to work like a man, to assume the burdens and the...
Meet The Barbie With An Even More Perfect Body (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: women, girls, good news, Barbie, Lammily Doll, society, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 49 days ago - fastcoexist.com
The "Lammily" doll has the proportions of an average American 19-year-old. Can she beat Mattel for a slice of the toy market?
Passenger Tells Female Airline Captain: Bible Says Cockpit Is 'No Place for a Woman' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: women, pilots, society, culture, ethics, rights, freedoms, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 49 days ago - rawstory.com
A Canadian airline pilot said that she was shocked after receiving a recent note that cited the Bible as a reason flying airplanes were "no place for a woman."
I Lost My Dad to Fox News: How a Generation Was Captured By Thrashing Hysteria
Society & Culture  (tags: fox news, Americans, society, old white and angry, politics, media, news, interesting, culture, sadness )

Carrie
- 51 days ago - salon.com
Old, white, wrinkled and angry, they are slipping from polite society in alarming numbers. We're losing much of a generation.They often sport hats or other clothing, some marking their status as veterans,Tea Partyers or "patriots" of some kind or another.
 

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