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May

Once a bully, always a bully

"One can draw a straight line from the young man [Romney] who pinned down a terrified teenager and walked a blind man into a closed door, to the adult who put the family dog in a kennel and strapped it to the roof of the car, to the businessman who laid off hundreds of people, cancelled their health benefits, and paid himself millions while their company went bankrupt. And the line continues: the governor who slashed education and raised fees on the middle class, and the possible president who would use his power to cut taxes on his fellow millionaires while pushing for the gradual demise of traditional Medicare." - Paul Begala on Romney

via The Daily Beast

thelabrats:

Read this book. Really. It will make you feel creative. Jonah Lehrer explains how we are all creative, and does so in a, well, creative way. Even his website is awesome, check it out http://www.jonahlehrer.com/

He scientifically, yet accessibly, explains some of the most memorable creative moments in our history from advertising slogans to Bob Dylan songs to inventions. Everybody is talking about this book. Listen to the times.

07

May

President Hollande.

First the first time in 24 years the French have elected a Socialist, François Hollande. 

via The Economist

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Apr

27

Apr

cheatsheet:

The most graceful falling bear we’ve ever seen.

cheatsheet:

The most graceful falling bear we’ve ever seen.


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newsweek:

Super legit photography of the Enterprise Shuttle on its New York City fly-by earlier this morning. We spotted Eric Hwang (go visit his website!) on the 9th floor of IAC with a killer camera snapping away, so naturally asked if we could run some of his photos on the tumblr. Thanks Eric! These are great!!

newsweek:

Some powerful photo illustrations come with Foreign Policy’s stunning cover feature on the real war unfolding on women in the middle east, written by the awesome and oh-so-brave Egyptian revolutionary Mona Eltahawy. Read it.

25

Apr

"the barackness monster ain’t buying it"

President Obama, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots “Slow Jam the News” about student loan debt and the increase in Stafford loan interest rates. 

24

Apr

Celebrities doing good things. 

Half the Sky is a multi part documentary series based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The series follows celebrity activists (and strong Hollywood women!) Olivia Wilde, Eva Mendes, Gabrielle Union, America Ferrera, Meg Ryan, and Diane Lane who introduce the audience to women in some of the poorest and most marginalized communities while shedding light on issues of gender equality. It’s introduced by George Clooney and hosts experts including Hilary Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Madeleine Albright and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. 

Mark your calendars, it premieres on PBS, October 1st & 2nd 2012. 

In the meantime, get the book and learn about the issues.