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The Death Of Tilikum At SeaWorld And Our Own Moral Decay

January 9, 2017 by

By Lori Day - How unbearable. Tilikum of Blackfish fame has died at SeaWorld, and I am angry—again—and I am raging on social media—again. So, too, are many others. The collective outpouring of grief on behalf of a killer whale may strike some as questionable. People wonder: Why do we react with fury and indignation at the suffering of animals when human beings ... [Read More]

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Legacy, Suspended: Vera Rubin And The Ongoing Saga Of Dark Matter

January 4, 2017 by

Vera Rubin died last week, and for a brief moment the gaze of the Internet swung her way to notice her remarkable life and work, to say a number of things about them of which perhaps half were true, and then moved back to its usual stalking grounds. That instant of online recognition left a wake of bubbling misconceptions it ... [Read More]

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The Enemy is Ignorance: Marine Biologist Sylvia Earle Speaks for the Oceans

December 28, 2016 by

One of the most consistently frustrating things about humanity is our blithe willingness to allow all manner of industrially organized brutality so long as the end result is something chemically interesting sliding momentarily across the taste receptors of our tongues. On land, the result is the often grizzly but at least regulated horror ... [Read More]

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Fourth Grade Teacher Helps Class Rap Out Long Division Problem… And It’s Spectacular

December 20, 2016 by

We love teachers, especially when they think outside the box and show kids how much fun learning can be. So we were super psyched when we came across this video on Facebook from fourth grade teacher Nadine Ebri, who helped her class turn a long division lesson into a rap song. ... [Read More]

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The Dinner Party: A Powerful Visual Celebration Of The Historic Contributions Of Women

December 12, 2016 by

In 1974, Judy Chicago, a pioneer of feminist art and art education, set out to put together a legendary dinner party. Her carefully chosen guest list included 1,038 incredible women - 39 "guests of honor," who would each have their rightful place at a grand triangular table, and 999 others, who would have their names inscribed ... [Read More]

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An Open Letter To Stephen Bannon From The Seven Sisters Presidents

November 23, 2016 by

November 21, 2016 Mr. Stephen K. Bannon Presidential Transition Office 1800 F Street NW Washington, DC 20006   Dear Mr. Bannon: Given your appointment as Senior Counselor by President-elect Donald Trump, a number of your comments have been scrutinized by the press. As has been widely reported, in a 2011 interview with Political Vindication Radio, ... [Read More]

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One Millennial’s Story Of Sacrifice, Debt, Struggle, Doubt… And The Fight To Keep Chasing Her Dreams

November 22, 2016 by

By d'Arquoia Connor - I never thought my life would turn out like this. When I graduated from high school at sixteen, college at twenty, and graduate school at twenty three, I would have never imagined I would be twenty-seven living paycheck to paycheck, broke, barely able to pay my bills, with a stack of student loans, working ... [Read More]

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As Girls They Were Told They Couldn’t And Shouldn’t, As Women They Defied And Did

November 15, 2016 by

Inspired by a recent NY Times poll - "Because I was a girl, I was told..." - that asked women readers to share "their own vividly recalled gender barriers", we turned to own community to take this important discussion one step further. We asked, "How did you defy, soar, innovate, and achieve, despite being told you could not/should not do something because ... [Read More]

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