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What Qualities Would the Glass in Cinderella's Slippers Need to Have in Order for Her To Walk and Dance Comfortably?

Quora | December 2, 2012 | Science
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Antariksh Bothale, Mechanical Engineer & Amateur Linguist, http://www.linguistrix.com/ It is delightful to have my masters degree in Mechanical Engineering put to use in...
Jeff Selingo

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Let's Expand Our Definition of Education After High School

Jeff Selingo | December 2, 2012 | College
After graduating from high school, he enrolled in Moberly Area Community College, a half-hour south of Macon. Two semesters later, the 28-year-old dropped out. His transcript was filled with A's, but he was bored in his classes.
Xavier Toby

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White Trash vs Trendy Trash

Xavier Toby | December 2, 2012 | UK Comedy
How racist am I? Hopefully not at all, but I'm a little confused. I've got two distinct groups of friends, and with one group a bit of casual racism seems acceptable, while with the other group, even mentioning race gets you into trouble.
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Why Do Presidential Candidates Lower Expectations Before Debates?

Quora | December 2, 2012 | Politics
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Michael Lee, Public Policy Analyst Because press coverage is driven by what's "interesting," and because politics is an expectations game.The focus of...
John Paul Rollert

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Mitt Romney's "Factual Dexterity" and the Presidential Debates

John Paul Rollert | December 2, 2012 | Politics
So was Santorum right to accuse Romney of "serially" telling audiences "that he did not do what we now know he did repeatedly"? That depends entirely on how you define what Romney actually "did."
Alyssa Pinsker

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Being a Broad In Switzerland: Happy Sami Klaus Day!

Alyssa Pinsker | October 3, 2012 | World
Here in Zug, everyone is Christian. Well, they aren't but according to Europeans, especially the British, "Happy Christmas," is the only appropriate greeting in December. When I responded with "Happy Hanukkah," to a very Swiss friend he literally looked befuddled. "What, are you a Jewish? Well same to...
Justin Crump

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A Georgian Dream - or Tumultuous Times Ahead?

Justin Crump | December 2, 2012 | UK Politics
As the final Georgian ballots were cast on Monday evening a series of election polls predicted a momentous point for the South Caucasus state: potentially the first peaceful change of government in the country's modern independence. That point was confirmed this morning when President Saakashvili, leader of the incumbent United National Movement (UNM), conceded defeat in a televised address to the Georgian people.
Peter Dreier

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Putting Names And Faces To The 1 Percent: Wells Fargo's Tim Sloan

Peter Dreier | December 2, 2012 | Politics
Wells Fargo CFO Tim Sloan makes $8 million a year and lives in a $5 million house in San Marino, a wealthy Los Angeles suburb. His bank is trying to evict Ana Wilson from her tiny home in blue-collar South Gate. Wilson, a wheelchair-bound woman with cerebral palsy and breast...
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - October 2, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | December 2, 2012 | Green
TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Paul Ryan lies about the Keystone XL pipeline; Arctic scientist cleared, Fox forgot to...
Alexander Zachary

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Weathering the Storms of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment

Alexander Zachary | December 2, 2012 | Gay Voices
As the rally drew to a close, the sky turned dark, the winds picked up, and an F2 tornado bulldozed a 5-mile-long path through Minneapolis, leading to the destruction of our home. From that point on, our life together as a couple would be challenged in every way imaginable.
Andy Plesser

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The New York Times Launches HTML5 Web App, Ups Commitment to iOS and Android

Andy Plesser | May 30, 2013 | Media
The New York Times has launched a Web app for digital and print subscribers as a part of the publisher's NY Times Everywhere initiative, says Alex Hardiman,  Director of Mobile Products for The New York Times in...
Robert Reich

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Questions That Are Unlikely to Be Asked Wednesday Night

Robert Reich | December 2, 2012 | Politics
You championed a small version of the Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts. Does that mean you believe it's more efficient for each state to have its own system for insuring the uninsured?
Daniel Burrus

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Asia's Aging Population Is Both Predictable and Unprecedented

Daniel Burrus | December 2, 2012 | World
Everyone, including the United States, can learn from what's taking place in Japan. China's aging population is growing faster than the U.S.'s aging population, and it's going to have global and predictable ramifications.
Andrew Cotto

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The Maddening Math of Being a Writer

Andrew Cotto | December 2, 2012 | Education
As a creative person, I've always had a distaste for math. Me and numbers just never got along. If there was a numerical equivalent of dyslexia, I'd have it. Two times. I've often joked that my talents lie so heavily on the right side of my brain, my head tilts...
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What Does It Feel Like to Circumnavigate the Globe?

Quora | December 2, 2012 | Travel
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Bob Lorenzi, Sailor It is a relatively easy task to describe a passage made under sail between two points. One can record in the...
Leila Haghighat

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The Middle Child of Postgraduate Degrees

Leila Haghighat | December 2, 2012 | UK Universities & Education
My own reasons for studying in the UK were a combination of all the above, but here, in this article, I'd like to specifically focus on the last. I believe UK institutions should strive to retain higher numbers of native-born Brits. I say that not because it would appeal to ardent nationalists but because it would, more importantly, enhance the cultural immersion of international students.
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

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How to Talk With Children About a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | December 2, 2012 | Healthy Living
Including children (of all ages!) in the disease process and treatments, though emotionally burdensome and painful, will ultimately be the greatest gift parents can give their children.
Luke Martell

Ed Miliband's One Nation Politics

Luke Martell | December 2, 2012 | UK Politics
The theme of one-nation politics allows him to steal the Tories' clothes, and shows Blue Labour isn't dead. Miliband bigged up post-Olympics patriotism for his party, yet dressed it in the language of social divisions, between posh and plebs, public and private, north and south.
Mark Joseph

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Rape For Profit: A Disturbing Look at Human Trafficking in Seattle

Mark Joseph | December 2, 2012 | Entertainment
I recently screened a disturbing and provocative film that deserves a wide showing: Rape For Profit takes a gritty look at inner-city Seattle's growing problem with human trafficking. The film isn't for the faint of heart, but it's an important look at the issues and challenges our nation...
Kay Koplovitz

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I Agree With Richard Branson: "We Need More Women in the Boardroom"

Kay Koplovitz | December 2, 2012 | Business
Old habits die hard. For decades board members were chosen among the friends and colleagues of the CEO and others on the board. Since boards were comprised almost exclusively by men and in particular by other CEOs it is not surprising to find so few women.