Sep 11

The NFL’s Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous

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Among other things, the policy misunderstands how deeply manipulative, destructive, coercive, and dangerous abusers can be.

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Estrogen Receptor Expression May Help Explain Why More Males Have Autism

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Researchers report estrogen receptor beta is significantly decreased in the brain of people with autism.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

I’m skeptical; I still believe that gender inequality (rampant in the medical sciences as well as the family dynamic where fathers are more involved in their boys lives and are more likely to get them help than their daughters) has more to do with more males being diagnosed. But here’s a study that’s worthy of noting.

See on neurosciencenews.com

Here’s the Data That Shows Cops Kill Black People at a Higher Rate Than White … - Mother Jones

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System offers another view into officers’ use of deadly force.

See on motherjones.com

Sep 10

Should Buyers Be Able to Cancel eBay Orders within 1 Hour?

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There’s a new eBay policy that may have gotten lost in the shuffle with all the changes the marketplace announced on …

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

This is another attempt by eBay to nail the coffins shut on small mom & pop shops, independent artists and antique dealers, plain & simple.

See on ecommercebytes.com

Soviet space dogs – in pictures

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Soviet Space Dogs is a new book dedicated to the canine space explorers who skyrocketed from living on Moscow’s streets to astronomical, global fame

See on theguardian.com

Gary Foley, Aboriginal rights activist, Australia

Gary Foley, Aboriginal rights activist, Australia

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Battle For The Net - September 10th is the Internet Slow Down

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How to SAVE “rainwater” for cooking

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One of the “oldest” traditions in BLACK CULTURAL COOKING is the
saving of “rainwater” for later use in cooking.

The world has changed…skies are Polluted. But we still carry out
this ancient tradition:

See on kolaperfume.5u.com

A simple, but profound, request.

A simple, but profound, request.

(via unspoken-malevolent-whispers)

Slate - How the Suburbs Got Poor

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Before we can understand what makes some suburbs so miserable, we first have to understand what makes others succeed. The most successful suburban neighborhoods fall into two categories. First, there are the dense and walkable ones that, like the most successful urban neighborhoods, have town centers that give local residents easy access to retail and employment opportunities. These neighborhoods generally include a mix of single-family homes and apartment buildings, which allows for different kinds of families and adults at different stages of life to share in the same local amenities. The problem with these urban suburbs, as Christopher Leinberger recounts in his 2009 book The Option of Urbanism, is that there are so few of them, and this scarcity fuels the same kind of gentrification that is driving poor people out of successful cities.

The other model for success can be found in sprawling suburban neighborhoods dominated by households with either the time or the resources to maintain single-family homes and to engage in civic life. As a general rule, the neighborhoods in this latter category don’t allow for apartment buildings or townhomes on small lots. They implement stringent local land-use regulations that keep them exclusive, and they attract families that tenaciously defend the character of their neighborhoods.

See on slate.com