New Re-Segregation Plan: Koch Brothers, ALEC and Undoing Brown v Board of Education

Sixty years after Brown, Southern segregation is on the rise — and “school choice” is its vehicle.

Canada Plans Marijuana Legalization by Spring 2017

Canada’s Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in spring 2017, Health Minister Jane Philpott said.

Top 10 Online Colleges for Low Income Students

For those with low income jobs, earning a university degree may seem like a dream that is out of reach. It’s not. Here are 10 awesome, affordable colleges.

Man Goes Distance for Tiny #Hummingbird His #Dog #Rescued

Rex and his new guardian, Ed Guernon, spotted a hummingbird on the ground, covered in ants. Gernon says he thought that the bird was dead, but the dog refused to leave.

15 Things I Hear as the Parent of an Autistic Child and My Responses

A mother shares 16 things she’s heard as the parent of an autistic child that she prefers others not say, and her responses to them.

The Flint Effect: Will One City’s Crisis Spark A National Awakening?

When news about lead contamination in the water supply of Flint, MI made headlines, many compared the crisis to Hurricane Katrina. While Katrina was a singular event with a tragically long legacy, Flint is proving to be the beginning of a story playing out over a much longer time period and in more than one place.

Why It’s So Hard to Vote in America

Thank you for this infographic to the Brennan Center for Justice and Craig Newmark and CityLab in this article:

A Cuban Prodigy and the King of Instruments

A driven young protégé facing the end of his career, an exiled Cuban musician hungry to help, and one violin’s inspiring journey from Manhattan to Havana.

Light Pollution Measure Passed by WA State

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed a supplemental state transportation budget that includes what may well be the first-ever mention of light pollution to make it into state code.

So You’ve Paid Off Your Credit Card Debt — Now What?

Once you’ve paid off your credit cards, here are tips to make sure you don’t end up in debt again.

No H8

Not in my state OR nation.

Finding Inner F*ing Peace through Profanity-Filled Meditations

The rejuvenating effects of meditation are well-documented and legion, but there’s something about the process that can be difficult to take seriously for beginners. One beginner, however, has homed into his own personal barrier to meditative serenity and turned it into a low-key industry unto itself.



When You Need to Explain Depression to Your Kids

Here are some helpful tips for explaining depression to children from a child of someone with depression.

Teaching Conflict Resolution Can Decrease Gun Violence

Conflict resolution must become a subject consumed and comprehended by K-12 grades in public schools.

Best Parenting Advice: Someone Will Criticize You

Most of us are doing the best we can, but when it comes to parenting, there is always someone who’ll say you’re doing it wrong. Despite the hard times, this mom is so glad she doesn’t let other’s opinions dictate the ways she’s raising her kids.