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Five former Buffalo Jills are the latest in a string of cheerleaders to sue their teams.

slate.com — In 2014, the cheerleaders revolted. This January, rookie NFL cheerleader Lacy T. kicked things off when she filed a class action lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders, alleging that the team fails to pay its Raiderettes minimum wage, withholds their pay until the end of the season, imposes illegal fines for...
Cincinnati NFL cheerleaders are paid $2.85/hr, lawsuit alleges, and that's not the worst of it. slate.com/articles/doubl…(via @pomeranian99)
Rich NFL teams pay cheerleaders pittances, and they are revolting (and suing). Good! fplus.me/6Kzq pic.twitter.com/MWOf2Nvydl
RT @caseymcdermott "I [cheered] for the love of dance, not for money...I just had absolutely no idea it was illegal." slate.me/1rpEi3m
RT @pomeranian99: Creepy/awful work conditions of cheerleaders: slate.com/articles/doubl… My brain broke at the passage following "Unpaid activities included …"
RT @guan: “Cheating cheerleaders out of a living wage is an American tradition almost as old as football itself.” slate.com/articles/doubl…
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The fast-food clown gets a new uniform.

slate.com — I know what you're thinking: another post about McDonald's. But this one isn't about breakfast! Rather, Ronald McDonald is getting a makeover. McDonald's announced that Ronald will trade in his signature red-and-yellow jumpsuit for a "more modern style" of cargo pants and a jacket. You can watch his transition in...

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slate.com — We all know by now that Facebook isn't cool. And yet somehow it's more popular than ever. On Wednesday the company announced that its growth continues to surge-not only in terms of the sheer number of Facebook users, but in terms of how much they use the site. On any...
Great read! Why Fbook is still growing and Twitter is starting to flatten out.slate.me/1nKiVJN
RT @WillOremus: Facebook is gradually solving its "quality content" problem. Here's how: slate.com/articles/techn…
Facebook is gradually solving its "quality content" problem. Here's how: slate.com/articles/techn…

Pleads guilty to domestic abuse.

slate.com — Back in August, Gurbaksh "G" Chahal, the millionaire founder, CEO, and chairman of online ad network RadiumOne, was allegedly caught on tape viciously beating his girlfriend for half an hour, hitting her 117 times in his San Francisco penthouse. After his arrest, prosecutors charged him with 45 felony counts. But...
Well, did he donate to Prop. 8? RT @Slate: Is It OK to Invest in a Company if Its CEO Beats Women? slate.me/1nKxtJw
RT @jeffchu: "Men with a fresh track record of beating women shouldn’t be managing them." —@JHWeissmann on @RadiumOne CEO @gchahal slate.com/blogs/moneybox…
"Men with a fresh track record of beating women shouldn’t be managing them." —@JHWeissmann on @RadiumOne CEO @gchahal slate.com/blogs/moneybox…

What the Schuette decision reveals about how we talk about race.

slate.com — Is it OK if we talk about race for a minute? The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action, has been picked apart for the future legal implications, and the sharp language in the numerous opinions. But...
What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking About Race slate.com/articles/news_… via @slate
RT @Dahlialithwick: hey twitter. I wrote this today. How we talk about race at SCOTUS and why it matters. slate.com/articles/news_…
RT @awoo_: .@Dahlialithwick on Sotomayor, Roberts & Schuette: What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking About Race: http://t.co/NDDSIsu…

The Texas governor is being investigated for abuse of power.

slate.com — AUSTIN, Texas-Reporting on Rick Perry this week has included more talk about a spit guard than I would have expected. The Texas governor is thinking about running for president again and he's been on an extended reboot to get himself ready to make the final decision. Lately, though, there has...

Student evaluations of college professors are biased and worthless.

slate.com — It's student evaluation time again-and I should be the last professor in the world to complain. With slight exceptions for "caring too much" and courses that meet "too early" (9:10 a.m.), my evaluations are quite good. And yet the student evaluations of teaching (SETs) I've received during my decade-long teaching...
“Your Hair Sucks” and Other Great Moments in Student Evaluations of Teaching slate.com/articles/life/… <- I get it: Student evals=web comments
“Your Hair Sucks” and Other Great Moments in Student Evaluations of Teaching slate.com/articles/life/… via @slate #cdnpse #USApse
RT @kathyim59: My worst student eval was "your breast are nice" - both sexually harassing and ungrammatical. slate.com/articles/life/… via @slate
RT @kathyim59: My worst student eval was "your breast are nice" - both sexually harassing and ungrammatical. slate.com/articles/life/… via @slate

Running calculators are inaccurate and misleading. Help Slate build a better one.

slate.com — Help Slate build a better running calculator by filling out a short survey. In the article below, Christie Aschwanden explains why existing calculators are flawed, and how you can help create a better one. Before lining up for a race, every runner asks herself the same question: When am I...
Important! Help Slate build a better running calculator: slate.me/1icIPpc
RT @DavidEpstein: calling runners: this is quick and could be cool for all of us.Help @Slate build new finish time calculator slate.com/articles/sport…
calling runners: this is quick and could be cool for all of us.Help @Slate build new finish time calculator slate.com/articles/sport…
RT @cragcrest: Runners! Help us build a better finish time prediction calculator for #running. @Slate slate.me/1k9hF23
Runners! Help us build a better finish time prediction calculator for #running. @Slate slate.me/1k9hF23

Andy Warhol digital art has been recovered from Commodore Amiga floppy disks.

slate.com — In the sea of obsolete digital storage, you never know where gems are hiding. The Andy Warhol Museum unearthed a pretty big discovery when it realized that digital doodles by the artist were sitting on floppy disks in the museum's archival storage. Created by Warhol on a Commodore Amiga in...
RT @Slate: Some of Andy Warhol’s digital art has been stuck on floppy disks for decades until now: slate.me/1fb8rTG
RT @Slate: Some of Andy Warhol's digital art has been stuck on floppy disks for decades until now: slate.me/1fb8rTG pic.twitter.com/PBSekyPhxi

Girl gives Michelle Obama her dad's résumé.

slate.com — 10-year-old Charlotte Bell was a guest at a White House Q&A with Michelle Obama today. When it was her turn to talk she said her father had been out of work for three years and brought the First Lady his résumé. Click the Washington Post link for video. Gahhhhh, that...
RT @Slate: 10-Year-Old Girl Whose Dad is Out of Work Approaches Michelle Obama With His Résumé--WATCH: slate.me/1nKqLD2

enough with the celebrity mom quacks.

slate.com — On April 15, the actress Alicia Silverstone released a book called The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning. It's chock-full of attachment parenting lessons and dangerous misinformation. The Daily Beast compiled some of the book's more...
RT @Slate: Celebrity quack moms like Alicia Silverstone are a terrible influence on everyday parents: slate.me/1ies8K7 pic.twitter.com/FTBxj40tgv
RT @Slate: Celebrity quack moms like Alicia Silverstone are a terrible influence on everyday parents: slate.me/1ies8K7 pic.twitter.com/FTBxj40tgv
RT @Slate: Celebrity quack moms like Alicia Silverstone are a terrible influence on everyday parents: slate.me/1ies8K7 pic.twitter.com/FTBxj40tgv
Celebrity Quack Moms Are a Terrible Influence on Everyday Parents slate.com/blogs/xx_facto… via @slate
RT @Slate: Why you shouldn't listen to celebrity quack moms like Alicia Silverstone: slate.me/1ie3GbS pic.twitter.com/Br2JM7iVx7
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New York Times finds that no city zip code has a Mets majority.

slate.com — Today the New York Times' new Upshot site published a very cool series of graphics that use Facebook data to chart the most popular Major League Baseball team in every zip code in the country. Here is the section on New York: It's all gray because every single zip code...

Cold air will hit much of the country next week.

slate.com — Bet you thought winter was over, didn't you? You even put away your cold-weather clothes, you poor optimist. Well, if you live anywhere east of, oh, say, Colorado, chances are you have a few more chilly nights ahead. Now, it won't be freeze-your-tongue-to-the-lightpole cold. But the effects of this winter's...
RT @Slate: Bet you thought winter was over, didn't you? If you live anywhere east of say, Colorado, we've got some bad news: slate.me/1fbvFt8

California’s fire season is basically year-round now.

slate.com — HANFORD, Calif.--Where there's drought, there's fire. At least that's been the case this year, one of the driest in California state history. Through mid-April, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, there have already been nearly 1,000 fires in 2014, not counting those on federal land. That's...
RT @EricHolthaus: There've been 3x the average number of fires in California so far this year, & "fire season" hasn't even started yet: htt…
RT @EricHolthaus: Western wildfires are increasing by more than 87,000 acres each year—an area twice the size of Washington, D.C. slate.com/articles/techn…

Worldwide effort to increase immunizations.

slate.com — Are you up to date with your vaccinations? That's the theme of this year's Global Vaccination Week (Apr. 24 - 30, 2014), a big health effort by the World Health Organization. The goal: Save millions of lives, many if not most being children's. Yes, you read that right. Estimates are...
RT @badastronomer: It’s Global Vaccination Week! Are you up to date with your immunizations? slate.com/blogs/bad_astr… #SeekingImmunity
It’s Global Vaccination Week! Are you up to date with your immunizations? slate.com/blogs/bad_astr… #SeekingImmunity
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