Don’t Go Back to Sleep: The World Desperately Needs You

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How an article my wife sent me from a writer I’d never heard of changed my way of thinking. I think it will change yours, too.

Vladimir Putin Is Not The ‘Public Relations Man of the Year’

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Vladimir Putin has been praised this year for his work to promote a positive image of Russia. In reality, nothing has changed.

Unexpected Love from Istanbul

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Events happening on the other side of the world are much more personal when the protesters you see on T.V. are your close friends.

Dear John: Remaining A Couple Will Require A Third Person

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Time away from an ex who is sleeping with someone else, serial break ups, and a husband who is uninterested in sharing a social life.

This Everyday Item Can Help Create a Gross National Happiness Measurement (Slides)

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How the apps on your phone could measure worldwide happiness, quality of life, and community interconnectedness.

“As an introduction to manhood I would tell boys: the pain you feel matters.”

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This is a comment by Eagle35 on the comment of the day: “Women are not the benchmark for manhood.”

Watch: This is What Happens When You Watch the Cinema

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Cinema is next to godliness?

“When faced with a clear moral choice, do the right thing from beginning to end.”

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This is a comment by PursuitAce on the post “PSU Witness in Sandusky Trial Files Whistleblower Lawsuit”.

“I hope for a world where everyone is just h**self, regardless of biology and gender. I hope for the freedom to be whatever anybody wants to be.”

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This is a comment by Valter Vigletti on the post “Everybody’s Trans: Gender Oppression Hurts All of Us”.

Science: Making Salt Water Fresh With One Tiny Battery

New scientific developments could mean the difference between poverty and prosperity for some developing countries.

Being in a Difficult Place With Beautiful People

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Atalwin Pilon can’t tell you where he is right now.

“Us vs. The World”

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This comment was from NickMostly on the post “When Angry Commenters Find Common Ground.”

It’s All About Accepting and Rejecting

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When a married woman looks you in the eyes and tells you she’s uncomfortably attracted to you, Atalwin Pilon writes, you realize some things.

News: Technophilia from August 7, 2011

The weekly technology summary for the August 7th “It’s Komplicated” broadcast.