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Feb. 8, 2012

Why Millennials Aren't Happy

There are so many things to do, live up to, and plan for that millennials have collectively de-prioritized the one thing that matters most: happiness.
Feb. 8, 2012

5 High School Girls Who Are Changing the World

From working for food security in Africa to fighting teenage substance abuse, these five teenage girls are empowering their communities.
Feb. 8, 2012

Pintrest Becomes First Major Social Networking Site Driven by Women

Pinterest has become a unique internet sensation appealing mostly to women.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Smoking Causes Brain Damage? Why We Need Better Science Journalism

Media coverage of a recent study linking smoking to brain damage illustrates the problem with science journalism.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Incompetent Teachers Should Be Fired

Without job performance incentives, teachers will not improve or develop their skills. As a result, education quality diminishes and students pay the price.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Wow, Rick Santorum Pulls Upset in Colorado Caucus, Mitt Romney Struggles, Ron Paul Only An After Thought

Rick Santorum hits the trifecta, adding a Colorado win to his Missouri and Minnesota victories earlier in the day.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Scott Brown v. Elizabeth Warren Rounds Out the Top 4 Senate Races of 2012

Ohio, Virginia, Montana, and Massachusetts hold the key to the office of the majority leader of the Senate in 2012.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Proposition 8 Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban, But Being Gay Still Not Accepted in Orthodox Jewish Circles

I was 18 when I came out to my Orthodox Jewish parents, and I have made it my artistic mission to be an example for gay youth who feel isolation and fear in an intensely religious environment.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Roland Martin’s Super Bowl Tweet About David Beckham Should Not Matter to the LGBT Community

The Roland Martin Twitter controversy encourages over-sensitivity and detracts from real issues the LGBT community ought to focus on.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Alabama's HB 56 Immigration Law Shows Disturbing Upward Trend in Anti-Immigrant Policies

Alabama's HB 56 is part of a larger trend of draconian immigration legislation in this country creating more of an immigration problem than it solves.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Why Comparisons of Barack Obama to Past Presidents Should Be Used Sparingly

Presidential comparisons can tell a lot about what the public, the press, and other politicians think of the current president, but they should be used wisely and sparingly.
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Feb. 8, 2012

E-Cigarettes Emerge as Better Alternative to Smoking

Founder of eCig company BloogLife describes how e-cigarettes are beginning to establish a market presence in the tobacco industry.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Results For Colorado Caucus: Rick Santorum Edges Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul Scrap For Last

Rick Santorum won the Trifecta in the GOP caucuses by grabbing the Colorado caucus.
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Feb. 8, 2012

No American President Has Ever Come From Wall Street, and Mitt Romney Will Not Be the First

Americans will not vote for the Romney because they cannot relate to and trust a Wall Street president.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Why Does California's Proposition 8 Ruling Matter? Here's Everything You Need to Know

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that in California, denying marriage to homosexuals served no compelling government interest and only served to lessen the human dignity of homosexuals.
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Feb. 8, 2012

California Overturns Prop 8 and Takes a Huge Step Towards Equality and Gay Rights

In a large step for civil rights, California becomes the seventh state to legalize gay marriage officially and Prop 8 could go all the way up to the Supreme Court.
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Feb. 8, 2012

After Barbie Ban, Iran Goes After the Simpsons: Are We in the Midst of a Full Blown U.S.-Iran Culture War?

Iranian officials have banned dolls based on Bart, Homer, and the rest of the Simpsons clan in an fight against “Western intoxication.”
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Feb. 8, 2012

Don't Blame Teachers For Poor Education System

An education policy that focuses on blaming bad teachers is bound to fail. By focusing our efforts on the Blame Bad Teachers game, we are missing an opportunity for real reform.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Millennials and Politics: Disengaged or Disenchanted?

Are a majority of millennials using our voice to vote for the next American Idol while leaving our presidential ballots blank?
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Feb. 8, 2012

Minnesota Caucus Shows Difficulty in Converting Student Enthusiasm Into Results, Especially For Ron Paul

The GOP race is full speed ahead, but the candidate's fight for the GOP base leaves students in the dust.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Rick Santorum Most Prepared In Whole GOP Field to Be President

Rick Santorum has the best experience to an effective president on day one, not Romney, Paul or Gingrich.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Deadly Cairo Soccer Riot Reignites Egyptian Revolution

The Cairo soccer contest might have rekindled the revolution, as protesters seem more organized and determined than ever to seek retribution against the military rulers.
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Feb. 8, 2012

Liberals Are Nerds, Too

The problems with economic data.