Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NPR November 29, 2016 at 09:54PM

via Facebook Switching between languages, for instance, engages the brain in executive functioning and strengthens the ability to stay focused.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

TIME November 23, 2016 at 04:42PM

via Facebook Maria Chin Abdullah is a respected veteran activist now languishing in solitary confinement.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Guardian November 21, 2016 at 09:01PM

via Facebook A royal decree issued to Donald J. Trump's grandfather ordering him to leave Germany and never come back has been uncovered by a historian.

Why Asians Never Wear Shoes in the House November 21, 2016 at 02:53PM

Yes please. Please respect that.
via Facebook Individuals who have ever stepped foot inside an Asian household probably know that shoes are not allowed. Shoes are typically removed before entering homes for hygienic reasons — the amount of dirt and bacteria found on them are shockingly disgusting. Approximately 421,000 different types of bacter...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Knitter's Pride November 19, 2016 at 10:24PM

via Facebook This has been circulating around the internet for a few days now, but we thought you'd enjoy it!

The Huffington Post November 19, 2016 at 09:03AM

Would Amazon stop doing business with bigots?
via Facebook A good reminder that we all have more in common than meets the eye.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The New York Times November 17, 2016 at 10:09PM

via Facebook “Never before has so much ridden on the Germans."

A 12-Step Program for Responding to President-Elect Trump November 17, 2016 at 11:13AM

via Facebook Are you traumatized by the election of Donald Trump? Here’s the program for you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel asks little kids about Trump and their reactions are all of us. November 15, 2016 at 11:23PM

via Facebook Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hit the pavement to ask America's children, aka our future, for their thoughts on president-elect Donald Trump. “We’ve heard from pundits and surrogates and exper

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Obama’s Policies and Broader Vision Face Reckoning With History November 14, 2016 at 10:27PM

😔 'David Litt, a former speechwriter for Mr. Obama, remembered thinking that evening that Mr. Trump had been destroyed politically, rendered a laughingstock. “That’s the end of Donald Trump,” he said he thought. Now the laughingstock holds the fate of Mr. Obama’s legacy in his hands. “I think President Obama will still go down in history as a great and historic president,” Mr. Litt said. “But a lot of his accomplishments are going to be limited by what happened on Tuesday. There’s no getting around that.”'
via Facebook The president’s place in history looks considerably different than a week ago. Can the transformation he envisioned survive his administration?

Monday, November 14, 2016

CNN Entertainment November 13, 2016 at 09:57AM

via Facebook "I'm not giving up and neither should you."

Saturday, November 12, 2016

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class November 11, 2016 at 11:57PM

via Facebook The reasons for Trump’s win are obvious, if you know where to look.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton November 09, 2016 at 05:24PM

I need to share this with my daughter one dwy, that we shall not lose hope and fight on. Thank you, Mrs Clinton. You are truly an inspiration. 😢
via Facebook Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together—this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I know how disappointed you feel, because I feel it too. And so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love—and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted. We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America—and I always will. And if you do, too, then we must accept this result—and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things—the rule of law, the principle that we’re all equal in rights and dignity, and the freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these things too—and we must defend them. And let me add: Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear: making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top; protecting our country and protecting our planet; and breaking down all the barriers that hold anyone back from achieving their dreams. We’ve spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American Dream is big enough for everyone—for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities. Our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek. And I know you will. I am so grateful to stand with all of you. I want to thank Tim Kaine and Anne Holton for being our partners on this journey. It gives me great hope and comfort to know that Tim will remain on the front-lines of our democracy, representing Virginia in the Senate. To Barack and Michelle Obama: Our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude for your graceful, determined leadership, and so do I. To Bill, Chelsea, Marc, Charlotte, Aidan, our brothers, and our entire family, my love for you means more than I can ever express. You crisscrossed this country on my behalf and lifted me up when I needed it most—even 4-month-old Aidan traveling with his mom. I will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in Brooklyn and across our country who poured their hearts into this campaign. For you veterans, this was a campaign after a campaign — for some of you, this was your first campaign ever. I want each of you to know that you were the best campaign anyone has had. To all the volunteers, community leaders, activists, and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on Facebook—even in secret or in private: Thank you. To everyone who sent in contributions as small as $5 and kept us going, thank you. And to all the young people in particular, I want you to hear this. I’ve spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks—sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your careers. You will have successes and setbacks, too. This loss hurts. But please, please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It’s always worth it. And we need you keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives. To all the women, and especially the young women, who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. I know that we still have not shattered that highest glass ceiling. But some day someone will—hopefully sooner than we might think right now. And to all the little girls watching right now, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world. Finally, I am grateful to our country for all it has given me. I count my blessings every day that I am an American. And I still believe, as deeply as I ever have, that if we stand together and work together, with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions, and love for this nation—our best days are still ahead of us. You know I believe we are stronger together and will go forward together. And you should never be sorry that you fought for that. Scripture tells us: “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.” My friends, let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary. Let us not lose heart. For there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do. I am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. May God bless you and God bless the United States of America.

Sylvia November 09, 2016 at 02:00PM

via Facebook I came this country admiring her as one of the most progressive democracies in the world. I admire President Obama (and I still do). Previously I didn't like Hillary Clinton but her last nomination defeat was a humbling experience for her. Since then she had mellowed down, focusing on her job as the Secretary of State which proves that she is more than qualified to be the next president. She is not without her flaws. But she is brilliant and determined. She is ever ready, and I trust that she only has the public interest at heart to make things better in the US. Especially policies favoring equality for women. Now this country has elected a buffoon with the worst personal, political and professional profiles to be her president. Does it even matter now to teach your kid about respect, kindness, integrity, decency, equality, perseverance, working hard and other good values? After President Obama has helped recovering America from the mess left behind by a Republican president, is everything going back to square one now? My heart has been bleeding for this country since last night (though Abby slept through the night for almost 10 hours). This election affects me even more because I am a mother now. I fear for the future of my daughter 😢

What Do We Tell The Children? November 09, 2016 at 01:04PM

"... Tell them, second, that you will honor the outcome of the election, but that you will fight bigotry. Tell them bigotry is not a democratic value, and that it will not be tolerated at your school. Tell them you stand by your Muslim families. Your same-sex parent families. Your gay students. Your Black families. Your female students. Your Mexican families. Your disabled students. Your immigrant families. Your trans students. Your Native students. Tell them you won’t let anyone hurt them or deport them or threaten them without having to contend with you first. Say that you will stand united as a school community, and that you will protect one another. Say that silence is dangerous, and teach them how to speak up when something is wrong. Then teach them how to speak up, how to love one another, how to understand each other, how to solve conflicts, how to live with diverse and sometimes conflicting ideologies, and give them the skills to enter a world that doesn’t know how to do this... "
via Facebook Tell them, first, that we will protect them.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Women need a whole year to recover from childbirth despite the 'fantasy' image of celebrity mothers, study claims November 05, 2016 at 09:39PM

And therefore one year maternity leave makes a lot of sense to get both mommy and baby on their feet.
via Facebook Dr Julie Wray, of Salford University, found it takes a year, not six weeks, to recover from childbirth. Her study also revealed dissatisfaction amongst new mothers with postnatal services.

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent November 05, 2016 at 10:51AM

via Facebook Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

A-Z of Trump: 26 illustrators imagine a 'ghastly' future – in pictures November 03, 2016 at 12:19AM

via Facebook Mike Selinker outlines the gruesome eventualities he expects will befall a world in which Trump is president

Please Don't Envy My Clean House November 02, 2016 at 11:55PM

"Consider which is more valuable: freshly laundered curtains and polished woodwork, or giving your children a healthy example of work/life balance? Don’t ever be envious. Don’t ever feel like you’re doing a mediocre job. Just do me a favor. Shrug off your sink of dirty dishes and your pile of laundry and go play with your kids instead."
via Facebook If you come to my house and it’s cleaner than yours, and you start thinking yours should be like that too, remember this.