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Sugar-Laden Cereal Box Characters Lure Kids By Looking at Them | TakePart
Society & Culture  (tags: sugar, sugary cereals, unhealthy food for kids, junk food, advertising trickery, eye contact, psychological trickery )

- 1 day ago -
Marketers use psychology to position Tony the Tiger and his pals so they make eye contact with pint-size consumers. Eye contact makes a person -even on a cardboard box -appear more trustworthy. Clever & creepy psychological trickery for sugary junk food.
Want to Rebuild the Left? Take Socialism Seriously | The Nation
Society & Culture  (tags: Leftism, Socialism, 15 minimum wage, Seattle, city government, Kshama Sawant, alternatives to capitalism, fury at corporations, moral bankruptcy )

- 1 day ago -
During Occupy Seattle, discussions about the moral bankruptcy of Wall Street began to evolve into questions about the viability of capitalism itself. A revived search for an alternative had begun.Socialism has been declared dead many times, but...
Feces Contains Gold Worth Millions - Yahoo News
Society & Culture  (tags: gold, minerals, metals, mining, feces, retrieval from waste, extraction )

- 2 days ago -
A recent study by a group of experts found that waste from one million Americans could contain as much as $13 million worth of metals. Finding a way to extract the metals could help the environment by cutting down on the need for mining and
Call Out Popular Scientist's Sudden Love for GMOs / ForceChange
Health & Wellness  (tags: Bill Nye, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Monsanto, labelling GMOs, GMOs, sudden switch, Monsanto, Monsanto advertising, PR Campaign )

- 3 days ago -
Urge Nye {Bill Nye the Science Guy} to abandon his sudden support for genetically modified organisms {GMOs}, which came just months after publishing a book in favor of labeling, research and restraint. Now he's "in love with" MONSANTO and GMOs! PETITION
Why It's Time to Shut Down Our Poisonous College Fraternities | Lindy West | Comment Is Free | The Guardian
Society & Culture  (tags: fraternities, sororities, Greek system in college, college campuses, hazing, college drinking, racism, sexism, elitism, white male privilege )

- 5 days ago -
...fraternities' overarching societal role as engines of racism, entitlement, sexual assault, the transactionalization of sexuality, hazing, deadly drinking habits, and - most importantly - the concentration and defense of white male power.
Applaud Ban Lifted on Non-Celibate LGBT Individuals | ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: celibacy, Gay Celibacy, non-celibacy, LGBT rights, discrimination, equal rights )

- 4 days ago -
LGBT members have been welcomed at the church for quite some time with the requirement of practicing life-long celibacy. Well, that's been dropped at last. Wow, Progress! The Revolution is here.....
Nix 'Underage Red' Lipstick / ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: advertising, underage, sexualising minors, lolita, statutory rape, sexual predators., advertising and sexuality )

- 5 days ago -
Names like 'Underage Red' and 'Lolita' [another shade in the Studded Kiss line] unnecessarily glamorize sexualized portrayals of minors. In a world where judges acquit men of statutory rape because their victims 'looked older' or 'asked for it,'
The Horrifying Ways Jehovah Witnesses Keep Child Abuse Victims Silent | Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: Jehovahs Witnesses, Watchtower, child abuse, child rape, child molesters, coverup, child abuse in religious groups, secrecy, Church Elders )

- 6 days ago -
It was Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.
Oklahoma Democrat Wants to Require Christian Businesses to Post Notice of Anti-Gay Discrimination | Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT Rights, Gay Rights, Gay Marriage, Marriage Equality, Equal Rights, Human Rights, Civil Rights, US Constitution, US Supreme Court, dignity, Human Dignity, discrimination, apartheid, Mormons, Catholics, Christian Evangelicals )

- 7 days ago -
The bill aims to save couples from facing the indignity of being refused service. By businesses who claim a 'religious exemption' from being required to serve LGBT couples. They'll have to come out publicly and say so even on their websites.
Beachwear Maker Pulls 'Lynching' T-Shirt After Furious Online Backlash
Society & Culture  (tags: TJ Maxx, Tavik beachwear, surfing, lynching, offensive T-shirt, hangmans noose, dark chapter in history )

- 8 days ago -
Retailer TJ Maxx and beachwear manufacturer Tavik are under fire for selling a T-shirt emblazoned with a noose and the phrase 'Hang loose.' Says it only refers to 'Surfing'????? not lynching? 'It's repulsive' say Twitter users.
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