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New luxury vibrator also makes for a lovely pendant

salon.com — The newest toy to be developed by the innovative adult product purveyors at Crave might not be able to take pictures, but it sure looks good in them. Meet Vesper, Crave's sleek stainless steel vibrator that also doubles as a classy pendant, without appearing as if a person has a dildo dangling from her neck.

10 reasons America is morbidly obese

salon.com — This article originally appeared on AlterNet. A popular talking point on the far right is that the United States has such a high standard of living and is so blessed that even its poor are obese.

Millennials are over Israel: A new generation, outraged over Gaza, rejects Washington’s reflexive support

salon.com — Angered by the immoral and inhumane assault on Gaza, Gen Y has become Generation Palestine Topics: Israel, Gaza, Palestinians, Media Criticism, Internet Culture, Social Media, Editor's Picks, millennials, News It might seem counterintuitive to make the argument that Israel should no longer count on U.S.
Aug 01, 2014

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Aug 01, 2014

RT @Salon: Gen Y is now Generation Palestine: Why millennials are no longer swayed by Israel's Holocaust narrative slnm.us/4WiB7w2

The bizarre case of a dad traveling alone with a baby

salon.com — The week before I boarded a plane with my 1-year-old daughter I was routinely explaining to others, most often my wife, that I did not think it was a big deal. Doubters weren't so much concerned I was traveling with my daughter as they were concerned I was traveling without my wife.
Aug 01, 2014

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Aug 01, 2014

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Aug 01, 2014

'Curious' case of a dad travelling alone with his toddler. salon.com/2014/07/31/the…

If you like the new TV drama “Manhattan,” you’ll love this darkly hilarious comic about the atomic bomb

salon.com — Set in 1943, WGN America's promising new series "Manhattan" follows scientists working to develop the atomic bomb that will eventually end World War II. It's a compelling premise for a cable landscape enamored of period drama and antiheroes.

Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart declares that traditional journalism is dead

salon.com — "Internet has killed newspapers," declared Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night. While the Internet has killed a lot of things (the U.S. Postal Service, face-to-face communication, our attention span, cable television, just to name just a few...), Stewart then launched into an investigation into how traditional journalism is dead, a victim of high-speed Internet and a constant grab for Web traffic.

Why they really hate Neil deGrasse Tyson: Inside the right’s anti-intellectual paranoia

salon.com — This article originally appeared on AlterNet. If there's one belief that binds the disparate factions of the American right together, it's the belief in American exceptionalism, both for the nation and for individuals.
Aug 01, 2014

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Is marriage becoming obsolete for millennials?

salon.com — This article originally appeared on AlterNet. In a new Pew poll, researchers asked people of all ages how they felt about marriage and having kids. One question asked if society is better off if people made these goals a priority. The answers point to a future shakeup that will reconfigure the social and economic landscape.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @Salon: Study: "Millennials headed for the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 of any generation ever recorded" slnm.us/FRhQuVr

Coke’s chief science and health officer: Give up sugar and die

salon.com — Wednesday, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would national tax on soda sugar-sweetened beverages.
Aug 01, 2014

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Blogger allegedly fired from language school for teaching students about “homophonia”

salon.com — The Nomen Global Language Center, a Utah language school that teaches English to non-native speakers, has reportedly fired a blogger for teaching students about homophones. As you may remember from grade school, homophones are words that are pronounced the same way but ultimately have different meanings, and often, different spellings, like "be" and "bee" or "none" and "nun."
Jul 31, 2014

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Jul 31, 2014

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Jul 31, 2014

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Camel milk is the new superfood

salon.com — In America, you say the word "superfood" and then you have to duck because Dr. Oz is coming your way followed by throngs of people who haven't eaten since that time they tried garcinia cambogia. That is to say most "superfoods" seem to be, how should we put this, scams. But what if there actually was a superfood?
Jul 31, 2014

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Tweet and delete: On Gaza, celebrity courage - and cowardice - over social media

salon.com — What do NBA basketball player Dwight Howard, singer Zayn Malik, and actress Selena Gomez all have in common? Each one spoke out on Israel's ongoing bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip.
Aug 01, 2014

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Aug 01, 2014

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Jul 31, 2014

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Jul 31, 2014

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Hillary Clinton vs. Elizabeth Warren: They have less in common than you think

salon.com — Hillary Clinton's political allies want Democratic primary voters to believe that the former secretary of state is just like populist Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and they've been claiming that there are no differences between the two possible presidential contenders. There's just one problem: That's not true. Clinton last week filled in for George W.
Jul 31, 2014

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