theonion:

Scientists: Rich People, Poor People May Have Shared Common Ancestor
micdotcom:

Sweden gives dads an option American men can only dream of


Lawmakers in Sweden understood the importance of equal options for new parents early on. For 40 years the country has offered gender-neutral paid parental leave, where a couple may decide who takes the allotted 10 days. The country now has incentives to encourage men to take that leave, and across the board, close to 90% of Swedish fathers opt to spend quality time with their newborns.
And it’s having a positive effect on women

micdotcom:

Sweden gives dads an option American men can only dream of

Lawmakers in Sweden understood the importance of equal options for new parents early on. For 40 years the country has offered gender-neutral paid parental leave, where a couple may decide who takes the allotted 10 days. The country now has incentives to encourage men to take that leave, and across the board, close to 90% of Swedish fathers opt to spend quality time with their newborns.

And it’s having a positive effect on women

npr:

"A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone" via Molly Roberts
Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won’t get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.
Image: iStockphoto

npr:

"A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone" via Molly Roberts

Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won’t get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.

Image: iStockphoto

nprontheroad:

3 miles into our ride this AM we ran into some interesting Iowa clouds. Strong winds blew it through pretty quickly. We stayed dry… And saw it as an another opportunity to marvel at the beauty of this state.

nprontheroad:

3 miles into our ride this AM we ran into some interesting Iowa clouds. Strong winds blew it through pretty quickly. We stayed dry… And saw it as an another opportunity to marvel at the beauty of this state.

(via npr)

lizclimo:

best case scenario 

lizclimo:

best case scenario 

(via fidgetinginpublic)

(Source: think-progress, via romcomcom)

"If there’s a bowl of good chips and guacamole … I lose my mind."

The President of the United States, y’all.  (via washingtonpost)

A President after my own heart, y’all.

(via npr)

"A flurry of cheers errupted in the General Synod as the Church of England announced that it voted for women to become bishops for the first time in its history. It’s another hole broken in the glass ceiling of a powerful establishment, one that could have a vast impact on other religious institutions."

The Church of England just shattered one historic glass ceiling (via micdotcom)

!!!!!!!!

Guys, 17 year old me appears in the last 30 seconds of this video. I’m the girl waving on the back of a boat.

I can’t even.

"But in all these campaigns, especially those that begin as irreverent comedic ploys that snowball into multi-thousand-dollar ventures, who’s the butt of the joke? Is it Kickstarter, those opening their wallets or the artists struggling to gain traction for their legitimate projects and getting overshadowed by potatoes?"

For real though, what the hell happened to Kickstarter? (via micdotcom)