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How Astrophysicist Neil Tyson Got His Kid to Test the Tooth Fairy
Society & Culture  (tags: children, lies, myths, education, critical thinking )

- 5 hours ago -
It's A-OK to captivate your child with the story of the tooth fairy, right? Nope, not if it entails telling a big, fat whopper, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson told "The Late Late Show with James Corden."
Do You Know What Your Kids Are Eating?
Health & Wellness  (tags: diet, children, kids, food, school lunch, obesity, petitions )

- 6 hours ago -
Our school lunches are failing our kids. Americans are becoming increasingly obese, and it's no wonder, when a whopping third of the vegetables children consume at school are potatoes.
People Before Profits!
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, medicine, pharmaceuticals, prices, greed, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
Price hikes are forcing ordinary Americans to sacrifice their health for the sake of pharmaceutical companies' profits!
Tell Your Representative to Support the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016
Business  (tags: women, pay, salary, economic injustice, wage gap, income, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
Too many employers base salary offers on a candidate's previous pay - which is often lower for women compared to their male counterparts because of the wage gap. So even if a woman leaves a job because she's being paid unfairly, that lower salary will...
"We No Longer Live in a Democracy": Henry Giroux on a United States at War With Itself
Society & Culture  (tags: tyranny, market economy, pollution, warfare, youth, prisons, discrimination, violence )

- 1 day ago -
"Too many people today accept the notion that their fate is solely a matter of individual responsibility, irrespective of wider structural forces," writes cultural critic and theorist Henry A. Giroux, in his new book, America at War with Itself.
America Is #1 - in Making Garbage
Environment  (tags: garbage, pollution, trash, sustainability, waste )

- 2 days ago -
American cities are struggling to meet their green goals, from San Francisco to New York, who have both hopped on the zero-waste bandwagon. In fact, of Bloomberg's new list of the world's most sustainable cities, not a single U.S. city cracked the top 20.
Proven Wrong About Many of Its Assertions, Is Psychiatry Bull?
Health & Wellness  (tags: mental health, psychiatrists, psychiatry, pseudo-science, mental illness )

- 2 days ago -
In the current issue of the journal Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Australian dissident psychiatrist Niall McLaren titles his article, "Psychiatry as Bull****" and makes a case for just that.
10 Sobering Facts About The US Nuclear Arsenal
World  (tags: war, nuclear weapons, arsenals, military )

- 2 days ago -
Many think of the looming threat of nuclear conflict as largely a thing of the past, a product of the Cold War. But the remaining weapons still possess the ability to destroy our planet many times over.
10 Dark Secrets Of Hillary Clinton
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Presidential candidates, Democrats )

- 2 days ago -
Hillary Clinton is the least popular Democrat ever nominated for president. Say her name, and people will respond with words like "scandal," "untrustworthy" and "liar." But are these accusations really fair?
10 Reasons You Should Start Foraging for Your Own Food
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, plants, cheapism, eating, diet, frugality, weeds, saving money )

- 2 days ago -
Nature is teeming with edibles. You just need to look.
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