The Solution to ISIS Is the First Amendment
As the elite panic about ISIS continues apace, it’s worth looking at how violations of the First Amendment have allowed …
You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.
— Amy Poehler
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How Memorizing "$19.05" Can Help You Outsmart the MTA
We’ve all been there. The train is coming into the station, and you grab your MetroCard and quickly try and swipe it at a turnstile.
"Please Swipe Again". "Please Swipe Again". "Insufficient Fare".
The last two words are killer. You think to yourself “I swear I had a balance on this card”….
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If I were killed by police today, which picture would they use? #IfTheyGunnedMeDown #WhichPictureWouldTheyUse
How Funny-Looking Benedict Cumberbatch Conquered Hollywood
The French have an expression called jolie laide—directly translated, it means “beautiful ugly,” but as a concept it embodies the intersection between attractiveness and unconventionality that makes us relish imperfection. Jolie laide is Sarah Jessica Parker and Benicio del Toro and Jessica Paré. It’s why Solange is visually more intriguing than Beyoncé, and why Meat Loaf, however improbably, was a sex symbol for much of the 1980s.
Sofia Coppola is often cited as the female embodiment of jolie laide, but as it relates to men, there’s no more obvious example in contemporary culture than Benedict Cumberbatch. In bleached-blonde, Botox-browed Hollywood, he’s the antithesis of everything we’re supposed to find attractive.
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People ask me what I’m proudest of and what are my biggest frustrations as President. My biggest frustration is that this society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage. We’re the only developed country where this happens. And it happens weekly. Our levels of gun violence are off the charts.
— President Obama sharing the difficulties of trying to change a culture in which school shootings are commonplace. (via whitehouse)
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In Case You Missed It: President Obama Answers Your Education Questions
Did you miss it? Watch today’s Tumblr Q&A right here to see President Obama answer questions on education, college affordability, and more.
Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back. Today we #ResetTheNet to stop mass spying. Encrypt everything! Learn how: http://thndr.it/PVxjUl
Countdown to Reset the Net this week! Some of the world's largest websites are planning a coordinated action Thursday to oppose mass surveillance online.
UPDATE: #ResetTheNet is now on the frontpage of The Guardian, please share this article to help spread the word: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/02/reddit-imgur-boing-boing-reset-the-net-campaign-nsa-surveillance-privacy
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