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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Trans and non-binary fitness trainers are building a quiet movement — on Instagram

Image: ambar del moral/mashable Before Ilya Parker could start his gender transition and begin the next, long-awaited phase of his life, his doctor gave him a miserable prescription.  Parker would have to “lose at least 50 pounds” before he could even think about hormone replacement therapy, which would help him transition to a more traditionally masculine physique. Fifty pounds is ...

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‘Dotard vs. ‘Rocketman’: The Nuclear Standoff That Rattled 2017

In their first and only meeting, Barack Obama told his successor that North Korea ― a volatile nation hellbent on nuclear proliferation ― would pose the biggest foreign challenge his administration would face. But under Trump’s leadership, the past year has seen brewing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang soar to unprecedented levels with a specter of nuclear war. Economic sanctions in ...

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Senate GOP Breaks Health-Care Promise to Keep Government Open

The writing was on the wall for weeks, but Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) on Wednesday backed off of her push for a bipartisan Obamacare stabilization package that was threatening a government shutdown. The legislation, crafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), has broad bipartisan support in the Senate, but House Republicans have said the measure is dead ...

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The Best Comments From Milo Yiannopoulos’ Editor On His Spiked Manuscript

The book, Dangerous, was to be produced by Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of the publishing giant, but was dropped in late February following intense criticisms by other authors and the general public. (The same month, Yiannopoulos made comments seemingly defending pedophilia, in addition to his regularly scheduled promotion of racism, sexism and other forms of intolerance.) Now we owe Simon ...

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60 Books We Can’t Wait To Read In 2018

More than anything, though, we’re eagerly anticipating the flood of new 2018 books ― and the coming year’s literary crop looks bountiful. Here are the 60 books we can’t wait to read in 2018: JANUARY Riverhead / Little Brown / Faber Faber / Pamela Dorman / Putnam “The Nothing,” Hanif Kureishi (Faber & Faber) Jan. 9 If you’re a sucker ...

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Doug Jones Victory In Alabama Is Seriously Groundbreaking, & Heres Why

Late on Dec. 12, 2017, the unthinkable happened — well, unthinkable. Democrat Doug Jones won the hotly contested Alabama Senate seat in a contentious campaign against Republican Roy Moore. For casual observers and wonks alike, Jones’s victory is nothing short of monumental for several reasons, because of the rarity of Alabama Democrats. When did Alabama last have a Democratic Senator? ...

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The 10 Most Bizarre And WTF Stories Of 2017

This year in science has been absolutely incredible. There’s been black hole mergers, the death dive of Cassini, and massive scientific advancements in all fields. However, 2017 was also the year that the FDA warned people not to eat their own body parts, the Flat Earth Society held a conference for their members from around the globe, and a woman became ...

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Study Finds New Genetic Links To Sexual Orientation In Men

A new Scientific Reports study looking into the links between homosexuality in men and their genes has made a fascinating discovery: Two regions on two chromosomes do indeed seem to be different in gay men compared to heterosexual men. It’s known that, for men, sexual orientation is partly based on the genes you inherit. Yes, it’s more complicated than that, ...

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