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Amelia

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My 7-Year-Old Son Wants a 'Likes Boys' T-Shirt, and Here Is Why He's Going to Get It

Amelia | December 1, 2012 | Gay Voices
Since our son announced he was gay, we have been fighting for his right to be himself. We make sure those in our life and his are on board, and he's never given the message that something is wrong with him.
Mary Ann West

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John McCain, Linda McMahon and Miss Connecticut

Mary Ann West | December 1, 2012 | Politics
Norwalk, CT: The heated election cycle brings out the big hitters of their respective parties out to stump for their down ticket candidates. Connecticut, that teeny but wealthy state lodged between New York and Rhode Island, gets more than its share of national attention and with less than 40 days...
A. Siegel

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Still Crazy Hot Rogue: Weathergirl 2

A. Siegel | December 1, 2012 | Green
In the vein of Network and "I'm mad as hell and not going to take it anymore", "Weathergirl" is audacious enough to explain, with the passion it merits, the seriousness of our climate situation. Enjoy the humor of and weep with the truth of Weathergirl Goes Rogue 2: Still Hot, Still Crazy.
Eileen Flanagan

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Where Are the Victims?

Eileen Flanagan | December 1, 2012 | Politics
As activists, we need to think seriously about what language we use to describe ourselves and other people who have experienced any form of violence, including the violence of having a home poisoned by a gas company or a son killed by indifference to worker safety.
The Old Gold & Black

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Wake Forest remembers 50 years of integration

The Old Gold & Black | December 1, 2012 | College
"It takes courage to make change," President Nathan O. Hatch said to an auditorium full of students, faculty, staff and alumni who had gathered Sept. 21 to attend "Faces of Courage" and celebrate the university's decision to desegregate 50 years ago.
Quora

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Is It Possible To Put Very Strong Electromagnets in Cars So That They Repel Each Other?

Quora | December 1, 2012 | Science
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jesse Berezovsky, Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve University I think it might be possible to implement such a scheme, but I don't think...
Quora

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Who Do You Consider To Be the "Fathers of Science Fiction"?

Quora | December 1, 2012 | Books
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Timothy Bushell, IT Director at CourseMonster The "big three" are Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clarke. It reminds me of...
Mark Phillips

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What Won't Back Down Doesn't Get Quite Right

Mark Phillips | December 1, 2012 | Education
Won't Back Down will not enlighten. It will feed polarization and contribute to the misguided habits of thought that already plague educational policy-making in this country.
Donald Charette

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Commission Charbonneau, entre colère et dégoût

Donald Charette | December 1, 2012 | Canada Quebec
Colère et dégoût. Ce sont les réactions que suscite le témoignage de Lino Zambito devant la commission Charbonneau. Les révélations de l'ancien propriétaire d'Infrabec demeurent, pour le moment, des allégations et le témoin-vedette n'a pas encore passé le test du contre-interrogatoire. Mais, c'est le «système» lui-même qui est en train d'être démonté.
Rimjhim Dey

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Why the US Needs a PR Campaign

Rimjhim Dey | December 1, 2012 | Politics
If the country undertakes a smart, knowing, and well-targeted campaign, it will pay for itself many times over in wars that are not fought, embassies that are not destroyed, a national reputation that is not trashed, and a competitive advantage for American business.
Hillary Clinton

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Saving More Lives Than Ever

Hillary Clinton | December 1, 2012 | Impact
We want our progress to be transparent and want our partners to ask us hard questions. They can expect that we will do the same.
Alexandra Pyke

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Helping the Homeless Sleep With a Purpose

Alexandra Pyke | December 1, 2012 | Small Business
Making dream come true for many people transitioning out of homelessness across America is the mission of a new social enterprise called Sleep With a Purpose.
Chon A. Noriega

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Romney's October Surprise

Chon A. Noriega | December 1, 2012 | Politics
Romney's statement about his father presumes that "Mexican" and "American" are racially defined categories.
Howard Fineman

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Do Promises Matter Anymore? Countdown Day 36

Howard Fineman | December 1, 2012 | Politics
In the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama was full of promise -- 508 of them to be precise. But with just six weeks to go until Election Day 2012, President Obama has made few new promises and is not repeating many of the original ones.
Michael Varrati

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It's OK to Like One Direction, Right?

Michael Varrati | December 1, 2012 | Entertainment
Every once and again I want to just get up, dance, and forget about everything but having fun. If that makes me a One Directioner, then I will proudly say, "So be it."
Mindy Utay

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Saying 'I Do' to a Prenup

Mindy Utay | December 1, 2012 | Money
Prenups can be a daunting process of mutual and self discovery. In the long-run, though, it's better to move into a house with clean closets than one with layers of clutter, mess and chaos behind each closed door.
Broke Girls Guide

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BGG Weekly Playlist: Kimbra, Taco Thursday & 20-Cent Pizza

Broke Girls Guide | December 1, 2012 | Los Angeles
If you spent your weekend holed up in a homemade bomb shelter designed to outlast Carmageddon and you're feeling a little stir-crazy, we've got good news for you: this week is jammed (sorry, wrong word?) with fun stuff to do.
William C. Thompson, Jr.

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Tackling the Growing Poverty Gap

William C. Thompson, Jr. | December 1, 2012 | New York
The Census Bureau statistics quantify New Yorker's current misery. Let's respond with a pragmatic sense of purpose and persistence.
Her Campus

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Her Story: My 'Paid' Internship Failed to Pay Me

Her Campus | December 1, 2012 | College
I pride myself on having a head screwed soundly on my shoulders and a strong gut instinct. I fully realize that it sounds like I should have bolted and ran at this point. And believe me, I knew something was off.
Chris Weigant

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Republicans Finally Admit Silliness of Obama TelePrompTer Caricature

Chris Weigant | December 1, 2012 | Politics
I would have paid to see someone ask: "How can you sit here and tell me Obama is a great debater, when you've been mocking him for four years as a man who is incapable of speaking without a TelePrompTer? Were you lying to us then, or are you lying to us now?"