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Can’t find the right word for a hard-to-describe emotion? Meet a man who makes them.

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What if you needed a word for something that you can’t quite define? Where would you turn? Have you ever tried to explain something but gave up because the person you’re talking to wouldn’t be able to relate? Or worse yet, there’s not an actual word for what you’re trying to explain? Well, there’s a […]

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A leading authority puts the debate to rest: No alcohol during pregnancy is safe.

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Good news/bad news for women who enjoy a glass of wine now and then and are planning to get pregnant. Cheers! Or not. Photo by Megan Eaves/Flickr. First, the good news: After years of conflicting advice, we finally have some clear guidelines on whether it’s safe to consume any alcohol during pregnancy. The bad news? […]

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A Little Girl Doesn't Respond To A Stereotype About Her Dog, But Her Look Says It All

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Some people have old-fashioned ideas about the kinds of pets up for adoption at shelters. Don’t they realize that shelters are full of healthy, beautiful, loving pets? For every person who wants to fill that little void or enhance their already fabulous life, there’s a cat or dog waiting to do just that. Read more: […]

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Math Is Astoundingly Beautiful, And We've Found The Video To Prove It

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I love math. Not just because it is useful, but also because it is integral to all of life, as this video illustrates in three eye-opening dimensions. This is the bigger picture that is too often missing when we learn 1, 2, 3 and A+B=C. Read more: http://upworthy.com/math-is-astoundingly-beautiful-and-weve-found-the-video-to-prove-it-4

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How Standardized Tests Are Destroying The Future Of Technological Advancement

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Humans are born curious. Just think about how vigilant you have to be to make sure a curious baby doesn’t try to eat the table because it wanted to know what cedar tasted like. Something changes, though, as the prejudices of a society creep into a child’s life. It’s much harder to wonder about things […]

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A provocative treatment program for pedophiles in Germany is raising some eyebrows.

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No one wants to see the sexual abuse of children occur. As a result, in most cultures, pedophilia sexual attraction to children carries tremendous stigma. This stigma often drives pedophiles underground, and out of sight. But does that work to keep children safe? Is there a better way? A group in Germany has been running […]

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The Narrowing Of The Conservative Mind. Plus, The Best Of The Web This Week.

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How the Republican Party forgot its roots. The dark side of Thomas Jefferson. A Chinese innovator who builds skyscrapers like Legos. Why you should get ready for driverless cars. And more! Enjoy. Politics and World Affairs The Conservative Mind  / David Brooks / The New York Times Good piece on how the Republican Party has allowed […]

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What 99.5% Of People In America Will Never Experience, Despite The Hype

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The award for the most popular crime in America goes to … larceny? So why doesn’t the news report on THAT? That 99.5% in the graphic is a projection based on crimes reported in 2010 that I hope will be true for most of us during our lifetimes. It doesn’t refer to current crime rates, […]

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What do Connie Britton’s hair and women’s equality have in common? Everything.

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There are but a few guarantees in life. The sun will rise. The sea will roar. And Connie Britton’s hair will be fabulous. Don’t try to fight it. The “Nashville” and “Friday Night Lights” star boasts an impeccable head of hair. We mere mortals are powerless against it. All GIFs from The Representation Project. In […]

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When This Rapper Realized Why He Was So Distracted, The Song Just Kinda Wrote Itself

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When Talib Kweli (one of my favorite emcees!) got this beat from a producer, a lot of huge events were taking place in the world. Those events were breaking through the noise, pushing the Kardashians, Jersey Shore, and other who-gives-a-f*ck topics onto the back burner and forcing important issues into the forefront of people’s thinking. […]

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