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Mental Illness Affects One in Five Adults: Tell Congress It's Time for Mental Health Reform http://tak.pt/i/y6mhA7H9 via @TakePart
Over the past several years, we’ve witnessed tragedies that have shattered lives, from school and workplace shootings to private family tragedies. Mental illness affects all of us. Across the country, nearly 60 million Americans live with mental illness. Yet a comprehensive mental health bill has not passed through the United States Congress in 40 years.
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I'm out of my mind with joy about this!!! ‘Hamilton’ Makes History With 16 Tony Nominations http://nyti.ms/1pY18VC

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical sets the record for the most Tony nominations.
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You like logic puzzles? Go do this one! (See below) and please comment below because I'm confused about something (see comments)

From: William Hudson
Subject: Reminder: HCI/UX-Related Logic Puzzle

I'm still desperate for responses to this logic puzzle (I want to compare the results to a different form of the same puzzle, that had 200,000 responses!).

So if you haven't done so already, please consider spending a few minutes trying to solve it. It's good for your brain :)

Please distribute widely. I will share the results and their implications for HCI and User Experience.

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2702734/Three-Blocks

Regards,

William Hudson
User Experience Strategist, Syntagm Ltd
Associate Lecturer, The Open University
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I'm not sure what "Each is colored on one face either red or blue". Does this mean:

1. Each block has one colored face that is either red or blue and the others are neither (they're natural grain wood or black or something)
2. Each block has a red face, there's another face that is blue, & the others are neither
3. Each face of block B is either red or blue

Maybe none of those really matter. My friend Andrew did this & his answer was different from mine.

I originally said I'd have to know the color of block B. I wonder what kind of faulty logic I have for saying that.

Andrews reasoning was that "the red-or-blue color for B is under A or over C to be non-visible, but it has to be either red or blue, no? So it's either top-down red-red-blue or red-blue-blue," either of which results in a red directly over a blue, making the answer "yes".

I wasn't sure it had to be either red or blue. Do you think that is assumed?

To me it was more like "I have three citrus fruits in a row, lemon on top, lime on the bottom, is the middle one a lime or a lemon?" It doesn't SAY there might be oranges or strawberries, but I said I couldn't rule the possibility out until I knew if the middle fruit was yellow or green.

I must say, even talking through all this illustrates a LOT to me about how I think. 

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Kristen Bell is truly a beautiful person inside and out, and I love how she explains that no one should ever feel ashamed about suffering from anxiety and depression. [theoffcamerashow]
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TL;DR: The Homeless Cat Management Team is asking for fosters, as well as donations to help support the care of nearly 40 cats removed from abandoned house in Brookline.  Information on donation at the bottom.

Background
For those who haven't heard, on Monday and Tuesday, Homeless Cat Management Team, alerted by a neighbor, joined with police and humane officers to remove 39 emaciated cats from a home in Brookline.  In addition, one dead kitten was found in the basement, and 11 more were found in the trash.  The home owner had moved out before Easter.

Neighbors, alerted to the situation by at least one starving cat who'd squeezed out a window, had been trying to feed the cats by dumping food through an open window - the only reason any were still alive.

The cats had been interbreeding, probably for generations.  Many of the cats are polydactyl; some have deformed paws as the result of polydactyl cats interbreeding.  Most are adults.  One lone small kitten survived, along with several older kittens, approximately 6 months old, who are barely 2 lbs (the size of a 2-month old).

The Homeless Cat Management Team in Pittsburgh is caring for 33 of the cats (a neighbor adopted the heroic window-escapee, and Animal Friends took 6).  Most of the surviving cats are emaciated and filthy but relatively healthy considering their situation.  HCMT isn't a shelter; their mission is primarily TNR, along with fostering and adopting out trapped friendly cats.  As such, they are not particularly outfitted to house 30+ cats.

How You Can Help
If you're in the Pittsburgh area and can foster one of these poor animals in your spare room, laundry room, extra bathroom, or a large dog crate, let me know, and I can get you a Pittsburgh CAT fostering application.

If you cannot foster, please consider donating to help defer the costs of care. Go to http://www.homelesscat.org/donate-to-hcmt.html and donate through JustGive or PayPal, or send donations directly to our Paypal address, cathomeless@gmail.com. You can also donate from our Amazon wishlist: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/37Q5P2O650QOV/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_Renkxb0X31ZH7

If you cannot foster or donate, I hope you will share this in the hope of reaching others who can. We very much appreciate anything you can do!

If you missed the initial news coverage, you can find it here:

http://www.wtae.com/news/35-cats-taken-from-pittsburgh-home/39343118

http://www.wtae.com/news/bags-of-dead-cats-found-in-house-as-rescue-efforts-continue/39381996

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/05/04/Starving-cats-found-abandoned-in-Brookline/stories/201605040213

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/10420122-74/cats-dead-provident
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This song is so much fun, and these guys make it even better!
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I think this is the way the whole world should work: As a practicing Jehovah’s Witness, Prince “was not allowed to speak publicly” about his good acts, friend Van Jones told CNN.

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Hey +Pittsburgh Pirates -- my friend +Trevor Schadt pointed this out to me. It sounds like an awesome idea! I especially like that it's both for Father's Day & Mother's Day, with so many single-parent households. 💕
 
Announcing a special event at OPACY on both Mother's Day & Father's Day: Catch on the Field! http://atmlb.com/23Eus2E

Beginning this Friday at 11:00 a.m., fans may purchase one of two ticket packages that include a pair of tickets for the Mother’s Day game and a 25-minute pregame session of catch on the field at Oriole Park. Father’s Day packages will go on sale on Tuesday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation.
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Metformin users: I just learned that if you get an MRI or scan, make sure you tell them you’re on Metformin b/c they can’t use contrast dye. I just learned from the pharmacist yesterday, & I want sure it was widely known. 
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