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The “Twilight” Manifesto: What Pop Culture Gets Wrong—and Right—About Masculinity

The “Twilight” Manifesto: What Pop Culture Gets Wrong—and Right—About Masculinity

Blockbuster series like Twilight have left their mark on a generation of girls, but what message are they sending boys? Here are a few to look out for.

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Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area"

Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area"

A hunger strike in a Washington state detention facility draws attention to a facility where most U.S. laws don't apply.

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How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together)

How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together)

The Empathy Library is a new digital archive where people can point to the books, movies, and other media that help us learn to understand one another.

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Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money

Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money

"Anarchists are certain I'm an anarchist because I cut up a favorite tool of the oppressor," artist Mark Wagner says. "Capitalists think I'm a capitalist because I revel in it."

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Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It

Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It

Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.

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Hey, NY Times, Want Fairness in Pacific Trade Deal? Then Advocates Must Get Seat at the Table

Hey, NY Times, Want Fairness in Pacific Trade Deal? Then Advocates Must Get Seat at the Table

A recent editorial in the The New York Times argued that the Trans Pacific Partnership should strengthen environmental and labor regulations. But that won't happen unless we change the process.

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Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost

Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost

As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.

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"Anonymous" Hacktivists to Government: "You Can't Arrest Us All"

"Anonymous" Hacktivists to Government: "You Can't Arrest Us All"

In new video, the hacker collective vows to stand by those targeted by what it deems "corrupt governments."

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Getting Past a Knitting Freak Out: Why I Didn't Let My Daughter Quit

Getting Past a Knitting Freak Out: Why I Didn't Let My Daughter Quit

Stepping into the realm of creativity can be scary for little ones. But reward for sticking with it is the powerful feeling of making something beautiful with your own hands.

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Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude

Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude

At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.

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Hey Russell Brand, The Revolution Is Over Here! Come Join Us!

Hey Russell Brand, The Revolution Is Over Here! Come Join Us!

The actor Russell Brand made headlines when he called for a "revolution" on British TV. Here are five movements working to create the "genuine alternatives" Brand said he was looking for.

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Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises?

Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises?

A presidential block of Keystone XL could help reset the international negotiations that Obama allowed to go aground at Copenhagen.

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50 Years On, Dylan's "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" Still Speaks Truth to Power

50 Years On, Dylan's "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" Still Speaks Truth to Power

New generations of singers continue to adapt the song to talk about how injustice plays out in cases like those of Trayvon Martin and Rachel Corrie.

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Dear Internet: Thanks for the Advice on Sex and Drinking. It's Way Better than What We Get from Slate.

Dear Internet: Thanks for the Advice on Sex and Drinking. It's Way Better than What We Get from Slate.

Are we starting to see a cultural shift in how our society thinks about rape? The huge online response to a Slate columnist who told women to avoid rape by not drinking suggests that it's starting to happen.

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Pro-Coal Kids' Pages Pulled from Government Site as Public Pressure Increases

Pro-Coal Kids' Pages Pulled from Government Site as Public Pressure Increases

Two sections that essentially told kids that coal was safe and good for the environment disappeared today from the website of a state agency in Illinois.

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How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons

How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons

After decades of exclusion, home care workers are finally covered by federal minimum wage laws. Anyone who works for social change can learn from how they did it.

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What 11-Year-Olds Get—and Adults Forget—About Child Labor in Chocolate

What 11-Year-Olds Get—and Adults Forget—About Child Labor in Chocolate

Marie Hogan confronted Hershey’s about using children in its supply chain because she cares about other kids, fairness—and candy. Here’s what we can learn from her.

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Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us? Six Tips for Healthy Aging

Why Do Nuns Outlive the Rest of Us? Six Tips for Healthy Aging

The good news is that you don't have to live in a convent to do the things that keep these nuns healthy and happy.

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Six Ways to Stay Warm without Central Heating

Six Ways to Stay Warm without Central Heating

Whether you’re looking for ways to save a few bucks or to be kinder to the environment, these are some fun tips to fight the cold.

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