Category Archives: U.S.

Texas Law: Mothers Allowed to Breastfeed

For the record, breast feeing (in Texas) is upheld by state and federal law. It’s 2014, and breastfeeding is what makes us mammals who we are. (The word “mammal” has to do with our having mammary glands.) Yet, a lot … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities Aids Refugee / Immigrant Women and Children in Texas

Congressional Delegation Women and Children Refugee Press Release. “Increasing numbers of unaccompanied immigrant women and children from Central America have flooded across the Texas-Mexico border in recent weeks.  These refugees are fleeing violence and poverty in the homeland and seek … Continue reading

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Atrazine still seeping into drinking water supplies across the US

Atrazine still seeping into drinking water supplies across the US – Myhighplains.com –   

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Two Texas republicans battle it out in Iowa

Senator Ted Cruz and governor Rick Perry begin their race for the republican presidential nomination this weekend in the Iowa primaries. This should be interesting. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/state-politics/20140808-with-national-ambitions-ted-cruz-and-rick-perry-ramp-up-rivalry.ece

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Why do American mothers only have an average of 36 minutes a day to themselves?

This article seeks to explain why American working moms are in a constant state of being overwhelmed and why we have a feeling of guilt. American mothers spend most if not all of their leisure time with their children. In … Continue reading

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Exploring the true meanings of public information and private information

This was a thought-provoking article from a Medium writer on the true meaning of public information. What does it all mean anymore? “A stranger could park a drone with a webcam outside your window and live-stream video footage from inside … Continue reading

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Marijuana helps grow the homeless population in Denver

As people flock to Colorado to enjoy legalized marijuana, there’s been a surge in the homeless population in and around Denver.

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President Obama Can (and Should) Embrace the FOIA Improvements Act | Commentary

Originally posted on jkmhoffman:
President Obama Can (and Should) Embrace the FOIA Improvements Act | Commentary 2 Comments Email By Amy Bennett July 2, 2014, 11:10 a.m. On June 24, Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, unveiled…

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Sub Pop offers streaming music from within its own label

In a move designed to put people back in touch with musicians who have smaller audiences, Sub Pop offers a subscription service for listeners for the type of music that the label puts out. This company introduced Nirvana and the … Continue reading

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Cornell ethics board did not pre-approve Facebook’s manipulative “mood study” Cornell University did not pre-approve a study that Facebook did, in which it manipulated user’s news feeds to see how showing them mostly positive or mostly negative posts affected the … Continue reading

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