Maria Konnikova explores why we find the article-as-numbered-list so appealing: http://nyr.kr/IH2Kyb
“It promises a story that’s finite, whose length has been quantified upfront. Together, these create an easy reading experience, in which the mental heavy lifting of conceptualization,…
Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post’s Washington bureau chief, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether the 113th Congress will do anything in the year’s final days.
If other medical conditions got the same “advice” as mental illness.
Why You Shouldn’t Donate to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers | Bil Browning via The Bilerico Project
It’s Salvation Army bell-ringing season again, so here’s your friendly reminder NOT to drop your dollars in their red buckets this year. Check The Week and Chicago Pride for information about the charity’s history of anti-gay behavior, including its most recent offenses. The Bilerico Project has suggestions for organizations you can give to instead, or you can track down a local secular charity in your area.(via gaywrites)
- calling the legitimate anger of oppressed people “drama” or “hate”
- referring to allocation of human rights as simply “politics”
- referring to basic human empathy as “political correctness”
- the childlike refusal to admit mistakes and throwing a literal tantrum
- "it’s just my opinion"
When healthcare.gov gets too much web traffic and crashes, people call it a disaster. When Walmart’s website crashes, people call it a success.
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
Real issues vs fake GOP scare tactics