1. vicemag:

How the Military Collects Data on Millions of High School Students
Schools have long been used as military recruitment centers—as training grounds, in fact, with “hundreds of thousands of secondary students” undergoing military instruction on high school campuses well before they can legally consent to enlist.
With the help of schools across the country, the US military is exploiting a loophole in the law to gather personal information on millions of Americans.

    vicemag:

    How the Military Collects Data on Millions of High School Students

    Schools have long been used as military recruitment centers—as training grounds, in fact, with “hundreds of thousands of secondary students” undergoing military instruction on high school campuses well before they can legally consent to enlist.

    With the help of schools across the country, the US military is exploiting a loophole in the law to gather personal information on millions of Americans.

  2. postgraphics:

Life goes on: How gulf animals are faring after the BP oil spill
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and days after BP announced the end to “active cleanup” on Louisiana’s coast, a National Wildlife Federation report says many gulf creatures are still feeling effects of the oil and the dispersants used to break it up. Read related article.

    postgraphics:

    Life goes on: How gulf animals are faring after the BP oil spill

    Four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and days after BP announced the end to “active cleanup” on Louisiana’s coast, a National Wildlife Federation report says many gulf creatures are still feeling effects of the oil and the dispersants used to break it up. Read related article.

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  3. senderblock:

    jessicacabot:

    Jon Stewart and Matt Taibbi discuss the different treatment afforded to ‘street’ based drug users and white-collar criminals profiting from the drug trade.

    THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN!!!! 

    Have u guys seen the wire 

    (Source: sandandglass, via robdelaney)

  4. addictinginfo:

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  5. In Landmark Ruling, Jury Says Fracking Company Must Pay $3 Million To Sickened Family»

    (Source: beerburritowhiskey)

  6. "You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist – whatever you want to be – and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive."
    Beyoncé, OUT Magazine (via owning-my-truth)

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  7. policymic:

That about sums up our student loan system

There’s a stark difference between the ways U.S. and UK students pay for college. In the UK, tuition costs are capped at a maximum of about $15,150, which doesn’t need to be paid up front or until after graduation. If funded by English or Welsh funding bodies, students don’t need to pay until they’re earning over $35,350 and the amount owed is tailored to their income. Someone earning around $50,500 would pay $1,353 yearly for their loans. If it’s not paid off in 30 years, it’s written off entirely. Meanwhile, tuition in Scotland is entirely free for students who study in the home country.
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    policymic:

    That about sums up our student loan system

    There’s a stark difference between the ways U.S. and UK students pay for college. In the UK, tuition costs are capped at a maximum of about $15,150, which doesn’t need to be paid up front or until after graduation. If funded by English or Welsh funding bodies, students don’t need to pay until they’re earning over $35,350 and the amount owed is tailored to their income. Someone earning around $50,500 would pay $1,353 yearly for their loans. If it’s not paid off in 30 years, it’s written off entirely. Meanwhile, tuition in Scotland is entirely free for students who study in the home country.

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  9. Study debunks notion that men and women are psychologically distinct»

    outforhealth:

    albinwonderland:

    sinidentidades:

    The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has dealt a devastating blow to the notion that men and women are fundamentally different when it comes to how they think and act.

    “Although gender differences on average are not under dispute, the idea of consistently and inflexibly gender-typed individuals is,” Bobbi J. Carothers of Washington University in St. Louis and Harry T. Reis of the University of Rochester explained in their study. “That is, there are not two distinct genders, but instead there are linear gradations of variables associated with sex, such as masculinity or intimacy, all of which are continuous.”

    Analyzing 122 different characteristics from 13,301 individuals in 13 studies, the researchers concluded that differences between men and women were best seen as dimensional rather than categorical. In other words, the differences between men and women should be viewed as a matter of degree rather than a sign of consistent differences between two distinct groups.

    SHOCKING

    #not, #it’s almost like we’re the same species or something.

    Can the idea that male and female brains are basically the same open up a larger conversation about gender spectrum

    (via sassbasket)

  10. plannedparenthood:

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  11. I feel like such an asshole today.

  12. "You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try accepting yourself and see what happens."
  13. #BostonStrong. You have our love, always.

    (Source: idontlikeyourcat)

  14. "It is not the duty of every artist to try and fix every perceived ill in the world through their work. Just an FYI."
    Kumail Nanjiani (via communified)

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