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On the surface, hugging seems pleasant. But disrespecting your child's bodily autonomy? Not so much. This list might really change your perspective.
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The Media Is Lying to You About Men’s Emotions, And It’s Really F*cked Up – Here’s a Healthier View
When was the last time you saw a positive media portrayal of a man expressing emotions? Here's another way.
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Today and every day, Googlers around the world stand in solidarity with the people of Charleston and against racism. #BlackLivesMatter
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When I think back to the #nymwars  from 2011, I remember feeling disappointed and saddened by Google's original policy, which in essence cargo culted Facebook's oppressive policy. It took a consistent few years of pressure from inside and outside the company, but Google eventually changed course in favor of allowing any non-abusive name (e.g. no zalgo text glitching, no hate speech, anything else goes). I'm glad to be on the right side of history even if my employer wasn't initially onboard, and am sad that Facebook is still in the stone ages in terms of bleating the "real names make people safer" line. Real names don't make people safer.

Opinions my own, and not Google's.
Despite Facebook's insistence that its "real names" policy keeps its users safe, a new report reveals that Facebook is the least safe place for women onl
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Ever felt like you couldn't trust your own memory? Many people with abusive partners or family can relate. Here's how to tell if it's happening you.
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"It is a story I’ve seen repeated time and time again as my friends have disappeared off the site, often never to return. This time there’s a twist: I used to work there. In fact, I’m the trans woman who initiated the custom gender feature. And the name I go by on Facebook? That’s the name that was on my work badge."
I always knew this day would come. The day that Facebook decided my name was not real enough and summarily cut me off fr…
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I've been using Willie on facebook for a couple of years now. I guess it is close enough to pass their standards. 
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — It has been quite a few years since the lost cause has appeared quite as lost as it did Tuesday. As the afternoon drew on and their retreat turned into a rout, the lingering upholders of the Confederacy watched as license plates, statues and prominently placed Confederate battle ...
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«Ta-Nehisi Coates has been burning up Twitter with great commentary on this very thing. And I think it touches on a human tendency to judge people and not acts--to say that because, e.g., the Confederacy fought to maintain slavery, all Confederates must have been moral monsters (or conversely, that because my ancestors can't have been moral monsters, the Confederacy must have fought in a noble cause). The fact is, the Confederacy was an evil system in that it facilitated evil acts by people who did not think of themselves as evil, and if we lose sight of that we make it easier for similar systems to flourish in our time. Examples are left as an exercise for the reader.»
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I've got 5 invites for Contributor by Google. Let me know via comment if you want to try the service.

The way it works is that you pick a monthly contribution between $2 and $10. Participating sites will then get funded and you won't get to see ads on them.

https://www.google.com/contributor/welcome/
Introducing Contributor by Google. An experiment in additional ways to fund the web.
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It's basically part "Patreon for websites I visit" and part "turn off ads please, kthxbye"
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A gay atheist computer geek who escaped Kansas and is now working at his dream job.
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    Computer Science, 1998 - 2000
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    Site Reliability Engineer, 2008 - present
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More than Entertainment: Unravel, Mass Effect and the Power of Games as Art
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(This article has trigger warnings for discussion of mental illness, panic attacks, tourettes syndrome symptoms and causes, suicidal thought

LinkedIn Brings Back Human Editors to Tailor News to You
www.wired.com

For a decade, Google has been building the networking equipment that runs its online empire in secret. Today, it's raising the curtain.

Fox News’ big welfare lie gets demolished: The shiftless moocher meme is...
www.salon.com

Conservatives punish welfare recipients to force them to find work, but what about the millions who have jobs?

America’s war on Black girls: Why McKinney police violence isn’t about “...
www.salon.com

Many have been quick to dismiss or make excuses for the shocking video out of Texas. Here's the truth of the matter

The Koch brothers just took a huge step toward a GOP civil war
www.salon.com

The libertarian billionaires have exerted influence on the GOP for years. But now they're actively taking the reins

McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools - The...
www.theatlantic.com

Backyard pools and private clubs only proliferated after municipal pools were forcibly desegregated.

Connecticut gun controls estimated to have cut fatal shootings by 40%
arstechnica.com

Added background checks, higher age limits, and safety course appear to add up.

Podcasts Are Saving NPR
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"What we were basically doing is offering up the secret sauce that runs Google as an open source technology."

Social biases unlearned via training and deep sleep reminders
arstechnica.com

Sleep-based deprogramming is more than an Orwellian-style fantasy.

xkcd: Home Organization
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[[One big plain room with a person sitting on the floor with a laptop on one side, a modem and wireless router on the other, and a big box f

The Pencilsword: On a plate
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A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris.

We Don't Need Another Hero: The New Mad Max and My Ride Historic on the ...
newmediamayhem.wordpress.com

This article has trigger warnings for discussion of rape and abuse, including discussion and mention of personal experience with rape and ab