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News Roundup for December 2, 2016

Outspeak | December 2, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
The weekend is finally here! But before you go wild, here's the essential news you need to know today.
American Anthropological Association

Americans' Attraction to Donald Trump and How to Respond

American Anthropological Association | December 2, 2016 | Politics
Submitted by Rick Feinberg, a professor of anthropology at Kent State University. Politicians, pundits, and prognosticators have been struggling to make sense of Donald Trump's electoral success. Let me offer a somewhat unconventional perspective from the political left. Unlike many of Trump's critics, I suggest that he wasn't wrong about...
Brad Yates

WATCH: Embracing the Mystery (Not Having All the Answers)

Brad Yates | December 2, 2016 | GPS for the Soul
It can be very frustrating when we don't know what to do... how to handle certain situations... what the future might bring. But, that's how life is sometimes - we're never going to know everything (unless you are Dr. Bernofsky...). So, we can let that be a source of energy-draining...

An Adult Entertainment Company Just Launched the 'iTunes of Blowjobs'

Inverse | December 2, 2016 | Technology
This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Gabe Bergado Adult entertainment company CamSoda wants to deliver blowjobs over the internet. In its pursuit of this noble aim, the cam site recently...
Anne Sinclair

The Political Future Of France Has Never Been More Uncertain

Anne Sinclair | December 2, 2016 | World
The French were clearly angry; the opinion polls gauged the drop in popularity on a daily basis. His adversaries began forming coalitions against him. And a book, which he wanted published despite it being impolitic, finally brought him down.
Sarah Anderson

Trump May Tap Overpaid Oil CEOs for Top Diplomat

Sarah Anderson | December 2, 2016 | Politics
Reuters is reporting that Donald Trump is considering ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and former ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond for the post of Secretary of State. As someone who's been analyzing CEO pay for more than 20 years, I feel like I know these guys. So I couldn't...
Louis Kriesberg

How to Overcome the Trauma of the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Louis Kriesberg | December 2, 2016 | Politics
Co-authored by Louis Kriesberg and Bruce W. Dayton For many Americans, the 2016 presidential election campaign has been traumatic. Many supporters of Hillary Clinton, and others, believed that Donald Trump's assertions and conduct violated the norms that are traditional in U.S. election campaigns, thereby undermining American democracy. On the other...
Advertising Week

Friday Roundup: Week Ending December 2, 2016

Advertising Week | December 2, 2016 | Business
By Natalie Munio Netflix makes holiday travel less painful, CNN taps Casey Neistat for his millennial following, Amazon enters the header bidding race, OK Go has another amazing video (and a good cause to go with it), and the Salvation Army wants you...

The Current 'Star Wars' Trilogy Might Be the Final One

Inverse | December 2, 2016 | Entertainment
This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Ryan Britt It looks like Kylo Ren/Ben Solo might be the final descendent of the Skywalker clan. After Episode IX concludes the current ongoing
Dr. Joia Mukherjee

In It Together -- Towards An AIDS-Free Generation

Dr. Joia Mukherjee | December 2, 2016 | Impact
After four decades, we have reached a tipping point in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The global health community now possesses the tools and knowledge to stop this deadly epidemic.
Marie Marley

Love Remembered Despite Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | December 2, 2016 | Fifty
Here's a true story that illustrates that people with Alzheimer's can remember and experience strong emotions related to a past event even if they can't remember the facts surrounding the occasion. I had a beautiful, relaxed drive to visit Ed, my beloved Romanian soul mate of 30 years, at the...
Brian Levin, J.D.

One Year Later: We Have The Last Word, Not The Terrorists

Brian Levin, J.D. | December 2, 2016 | Religion
"Many small people, who in many small places, do many small things, can alter the face of the world." So say the words of a plaque unveiled at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Rancho Cucamonga, donated by a Boy Scout and a local...
Christopher Brauchli

Temer and Trump

Christopher Brauchli | December 2, 2016 | Politics
Politicians [are] a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people. . . . Abraham Lincoln, 1837 Speech in Illinois Legislature Herewith some remarkable similarities between Brazil's president, Michel Temer, age 75 (who is married to former beauty queen, Marcela who...
Virginia Soave

"You're Getting A Hysterectomy?!" A Trans Man In A Hospital

Virginia Soave | December 2, 2016 | Queer Voices
After two years of battling over emails with doctors, receptionists, and basically everyone who thought they could put a stop sign in the future of his health, Lee and I were gladly relieved when November came rolling along.
UN Women

From where I stand: Chum Sopha

UN Women | December 2, 2016 | Women
Crossposted from UN Women. Chum Sopha and her daughter. Photo: UN Women/Mariken Harbitz

A Blowjob Cafe Staffed by Sex Robots Is Opening in London

Inverse | December 2, 2016 | Weird News
This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Gabe Bergado Bradley Charvet wants to change men's morning routines. The sex industry entrepreneur already caught the attention of people earlier this year with...
Michael R. Bloomberg

Washington Won't Have Last Word on Climate Change

Michael R. Bloomberg | December 2, 2016 | Green
No matter what happens in Washington, no matter what regulations the next administration adopts or rescinds, no matter what laws the next Congress may pass, we will meet the pledges that the U.S. made in Paris.
Violeta Ayala

La Crisis del Agua y Las Personas Con Discapacidad

Violeta Ayala | December 2, 2016 | Latino Voices
En Mayo del 2016, el gobierno boliviano reprimía con cañones de agua helada a las personas con discapacidad en La Paz, en Noviembre se acabo el agua en La Paz. ©VioletaAyala Bolivia se encuentra en Alerta Roja por la crisis...
Naomi Goldberg

HIV Criminalization Laws Are Not Based On Facts

Naomi Goldberg | December 2, 2016 | Queer Voices
This blog post coauthored by Alex Sheldon, Research Analyst at the Movement Advancement Project. Yesterday we commemorated World AIDS Day, a day to raise awareness, remember those we have lost to AIDS-related illnesses, and stand in solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV. Since the...
Umair Haque

Dear Majority, Please Stop Telling Me You Stand With Me

Umair Haque | December 2, 2016 | Politics
You will grow as person when you come to face your moral shortcomings in this life. That is true for each and every human soul. For that is when and only when the human heart reclaims its moral agency, its humanity, its freedom, its worth. Not just in my eyes, but in your own.