22 June, 2017

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This (Updated With Podcast) - NYTimes.com

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This (Updated With Podcast) - NYTimes.com: "I explained the study to my university acquaintance. A heterosexual man and woman enter the lab through separate doors. They sit face to face and answer a series of increasingly personal questions. Then they stare silently into each other’s eyes for four minutes. The most tantalizing detail: Six months later, two participants were married. They invited the entire lab to the ceremony.

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Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy | Education | The Guardian

Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy | Education | The Guardian: "A third mother said: “Children also don’t like injustice. The boys see the female teachers in sandals and nice cool skirts and tops while they are wearing long trousers and shoes and the older boys have to wear blazers. They just think it’s unfair that they can’t wear shorts in this heat.”

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Fact Check: Are 1 in 4 College Women are sexually assaulted? : neoliberal

Fact Check: Are 1 in 4 College Women are sexually assaulted? : neoliberal: "You all probably heard of this already. That 1 in 4 women in college are sexually assaulted but are they? The number seems quite big yet it is consistent across the board for sexual assault PSA we get in college. To check and understand the validity you have to understand where and the history of the statistic. More importantly the history of the modern survey on sexual assault.
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21 June, 2017

Brene Brown on How to Avoid a Perfect Shame Spiral at Work | Inc.com

Brene Brown on How to Avoid a Perfect Shame Spiral at Work | Inc.com:


The real reason--Steve eventually explained it--was that Steve was trying to fend off the worst panic attack of his life, about the safety of their five children. He was diligently counting his strokes so he could stop his mind from thinking about a nightmare he'd had the night before in which he failed to keep his kids safe in the water. He hadn't responded to Brown's vulnerable statements because he actually hadn't heard them--he was lost in thought, lost in counting strokes to escape those thoughts of failing his family when they needed him to be a superhero. 
In short, he and Brown had entered what Brown calls "a perfect shame storm." Brown filled their void of non-communication with shame triggers relating to body image. Steve filled the void with shame triggers relating to the appearance of weakness--a man who can't be "the almighty fixer of all things," Brown said.



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19 June, 2017

Elon Musk says he will perform same tasks as Tesla workers getting injured in the factory | Electrek

Elon Musk says he will perform same tasks as Tesla workers getting injured in the factory | Electrek: "“Everyone will have equal access to parking, eating the same tables, and there will be no management offices. I am convinced that managers should work at the forefront, in the same work environment as the entire team. Even though I run the company myself, I still do not have my own office and often moved my workplace to the most challenging area in the factory and slept on the factory floor when there was a real crisis. Managers should always take care of their team before they take care of themselves – the supervisor is there to serve his team – not the other way round.”

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18 June, 2017

Cardigan Mountain School - News And Events

Cardigan Mountain School - News And Events: "“From time to time, in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice,” he said. “I hope you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty. Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time to time, so that you don’t take friends for granted. I wish you bad luck again, from time to time, so that you will be conscious of the roll of chance in life, and understand that your success is not completely deserved, and the failure of others is not completely deserved either. And when you lose, as you will from time to time, I hope every now and then your opponent will gloat over your failure. It is a way for you to understand the importance of sportsmanship. I hope you will be ignored, so you know the importance of listening to others, and I hope you will have just enough pain to learn compassion.”"



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Why I can’t stop thinking about Otto Warmbier - The Washington Post

Why I can’t stop thinking about Otto Warmbier - The Washington Post: "It turns out that plenty of people find the regime repugnant but convenient. China’s Communist rulers are first in that line: Kim Jong Un annoys them, but they do not want a unified, pro-Western Korea on their border. South Korea has a Ministry of Unification but also many citizens who do not want the responsibility or expense of bringing 25 million impoverished North Koreans up to their living standard (South Korea’s population is about 50 million).

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Lawmaker pushing for less regulation has child die in van at his facility | KATV

Lawmaker pushing for less regulation has child die in van at his facility | KATV:

Four employees of a child care facility that cares for special needs children have been fired two days after the death of a child left in a hot day care van.
The CEO of Ascent Children’s Health Services is a state lawmaker.
Dan Sullivan is a state representative from Jonesboro who aggressively advocates for less regulation of the child care industry in Arkansas.


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How the Left Can Advance Its Cause - The Atlantic

How the Left Can Advance Its Cause - The Atlantic:

Seeking the advancement of human rights in a democracy is like seeking a better marriage with your spouse. You should always seek a better marriage.

Sometimes, that results in a fight. The purpose of the fight should never be to destroy your spouse. The purpose of the fight is to keep living with your spouse. To do that, choose your disputes carefully and over only the most vital of matters. Accept that your spouse is seeking certainty and security, just as you are. If you believe in individual dignity, accept that their thoughts and actions may not reconcile with yours and that trying to shame them will make the relationship intolerable. Most importantly, once the fight is over, seek reconciliation. After all, you have to live with one another.


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Emmanuel Macron's conquest is complete - what now? - BBC News

Emmanuel Macron's conquest is complete - what now? - BBC News:

When he was 22, and already a precocious high-flier, the president spent several months as the amanuensis of one of France's then most respected philosophers, Paul Ricoeur.
The name will mean little to most people, but according to the experts, one of the key elements of Ricoeurian philosophy is the "ability to think at the same time two ideas that are apparently opposed".
For example - in a political context - that could mean supporting the freeing up of the labour market and protecting the most vulnerable. Or slimming down the state and ensuring that France's social contract remains intact.
The heart of the philosophy is a generous one: the recognition that neither side in an argument holds a monopoly of the truth, and that the best policies are ones that combine some elements of both.


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World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal | HuffPost

World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal | HuffPost: "Religion is often viewed as a force that sows divisions between people. But the world’s most prominent religious leaders have come together to present a different vision of how faith can work in the world.



In a rare move, major religious leaders ― from Pope Francis to the Dalai Lama ― issued a joint appeal Wednesday asking people to follow a simple bit of advice: Make friends with people of other faiths.

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17 June, 2017

Obama / Trump / Caesar – Rob Melrose – Medium

Obama / Trump / Caesar – Rob Melrose – Medium: "Even though Oskar Eustis’s wonderful Trump / Caesar production was in many ways an inverse version of the production I directed, the president-as-Caesar conceit worked beautifully and both productions come to the same conclusion — one that that should give comfort to Republicans, Democrats, and indeed all Americans: that no matter how righteous you think your cause is assassination as a way of changing a political regime has dire consequences and controlling history through violence is impossible.
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A shock to the system: how Corbyn changed the rules | Gary Younge | Politics | The Guardian

A shock to the system: how Corbyn changed the rules | Gary Younge | Politics | The Guardian: "When Big Ben called time on Thursday night, we saw clear evidence of a political realignment that the media and the political establishment had dismissed with hostility, and now regarded with confusion. We saw a polity that has lost touch with its people; a political culture unmoored from the electorate, and a mainstream media that drifted along with it. The election did not create that dislocation; it was merely the clearest and least deniable manifestation of it so far. We are in new territory. And we don’t know where we’re going."



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We Got Kate from eBaby – Brianna W – Medium

We Got Kate from eBaby – Brianna W – Medium: "Now I am 26 and Kate is 13 and I wish I could have found a better way for Kate to carry us with her as she grew up. And I wish we could have been more sensitive to the fact that she was so young and vulnerable. And I wish we could have been more delicate about the burden she carried being the only one connecting our family by blood. But I wasn’t. None of us were. And I know this a little cruel, and even though it was at Kate’s expense, I’m happy our little sister has pieces of all of us inside her that aren't just genes. And I’m happy a world exists that only the five of us can be a part of. Because even though it’s based on lies, that world is sacred to me.
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16 June, 2017

Kansas’s conservative experiment may have gone worse than people thought - The Washington Post

Kansas’s conservative experiment may have gone worse than people thought - The Washington Post: "“Maybe the larger lesson is: Let’s not cut taxes all the way to zero,” Mathur said. “Let’s not cut taxes to zero without having a great plan to make up the taxes in the short run.”

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