"Architecture may be my favorite thing about...
leftish: ~ Jon Stewart Mine too!
The Liberal Life: Study: People Less Likely to Be... →
In an upcoming column in the magazine, Free Inquiry, science-watcher Tom Rees reports on research by University of British Columbia social psychologist Will Gervais. Gervais exhaustively measured “gut prejudice” against atheists. He found that most prejudice against atheists is rooted not in…
A Warm Place (At the Heart of it All): caraobrien:... →
caraobrien: HIV Treatment In Africa Brings Near-Normal Lifespan Last week two studies demonstrated that a daily antiviral pill protects sexually active men and women from getting infected. Now researchers are showing that the life expectancy of already-infected African patients… Hopeful news!
Mother Jones: Eleven charts that explain... →
‘Hey, if being a geek means you’re willing to take a 400-page book on vaccines...– Fantastic read about Bill Gates’ work curing and trying to eradicate disease across the world. Microsoft’s Bill Gates: A rare and remarkable interview with the world’s second richest man | Mail Online (via peroty)
I consider the “Tea Party Movement” to be one of the most brilliant sociological...– David Brin (via azspot)
Pantsless Progressive: firthofforth: THE WHITE... →
firthofforth: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2011 Statement by the … Pardon my ignorance… but previous presidents haven’t been sending condolence letters to ALL service members who die in...
I think the trouble with being a critical thinker or an atheist, or a humanist...– Ellen DeGeneres (via buchino)
thegoodlife: hammerito: Bon Iver // Skinny Love (Live on the Colbert Report, 6/20/11) You know that I love when clapping hands is added to anything. That’s why I can’t escape my love for the Cha Cha Slide.
The FBI's Role in Hemingway's Suicide →
coketalk: “This man, who had stood his ground against charging water buffaloes, who had flown missions over Germany, who had refused to accept the prevailing style of writing but, enduring rejection and poverty, had insisted on writing in his own unique way, this man, my deepest friend, was afraid — afraid that the F.B.I. was after him, that his body was disintegrating, that his friends had...
We often make product decisions based on strategic alignment, partner requests...– Open letter to BlackBerry bosses: Senior RIM exec tells all as company crumbles around him (via soxiam)
Summer Reading List
I just resigned from a pretty awful job leaving me with more time on my hands to do fun things besides stressing about my ridiculous work environment. Now that I have a better job (read: free time), I’m looking for some book recommendations to round out my summer reading list. What are you reading, friends? What is your favorite book? What do I need to start reading immediately?
Female soldiers more likely to be raped by their... →
motherjones: This and other intriguing, outrage-makey facts about women in the military, in an infographic from Good.
Woody Allen talks Midnight in Paris →
paulscheer: On of my favorite Podcasts THE Q&A w/ Jeff GoldSmith has a great interview with Woody Allen
If the Republican Party were a normal party, it would take advantage of this...– Conservative columnist David Brooks at The New York Times criticizes the GOP for refusing Democrats’ concession of trillions of dollars in cuts in exchange for Republicans approving comparatively tiny tax increases. The Dems’ offer is part of negotiations to raise the nation’s $14 trillion debt...
Light hitting the retina suppresses the production of melatonin — and there lies...– In Eyes, a Clock Calibrated by Wavelengths of Light - NYTimes.com Light is a drug. (via wreckandsalvage)
Undocumented Immigrants Paid $11.2 Billion In... →