Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and had to bring his own shovel. People regularly spat at him and sneered at …

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Amazon buys Whole Foods(!)

June 17, 2017

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Roxane Gay Opens Up About Living In This World In A Fat Body On ‘Daily Show’

June 13, 2017

The story of my body is not a story of triumph, Roxane Gay writes in her new memoir, , which publishes June 13. This is not a weight-loss memoir. Instead, Gay the author of Difficult Women, Bad Feminist and explores her relationship to her body before and after the sexual violence that would rattle her youth. Gay discussed her new book Monday on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. As a comedian, Ive made a lot of fat jokes, Noah said in his conversation with Gay. So he was intent on listening …

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Was Basically The ‘Hamilton’ Of The Tonys This Year

June 12, 2017

… for one production this year. minds of La La Land songwritersPasek and Paul, the critically acclaimed musical tells the story of a lonely teenager named Evan Hansen (Platt) struggling with severe social anxiety and the fallout of a classmates suicide. When Hansen is mistaken for a friend of the deceased, he becomes a viral internet sensation the show features a running social media feed onstage as he finds comfort and acceptance in the family of the student he never actually knew. Jemal …

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An Open Letter To Those Who Cant Celebrate Pride

June 12, 2017

… be people who try to pressure you to come out. And there may even be malicious people who try to do it for you. People tried to do it to me. To those people I say- Everyone has their own story; their own journey. Youre on yours. And youre doing the best you can with what youve been given. I know it sucks to see the rest of us celebrating Pride this month. But trust me when I say weve all been where you are. And we pray, more than anything, that you could be celebrating with us. But we also …

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Australia’s most well-known landmark is so sacred it’s tricky to photograph. This is how Google brought it to Street View.

June 11, 2017

Image: GOOGLE The sacred nature of the iconic landmark Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is lost on many tourists even Australians. That changed this week after Google, working closely with the site’s traditional owners, released interactive imagery of the stunning rock formation and audio of its ancient stories to the world for the first time. The launch of Google Street View and story Spheres at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was a result of two years of work and collaboration with the …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… Roundup. His request was based on of documents released in the course of a lawsuit against Monsanto alleging glyphosate causes cancer, and that the company may have spun research and hired scientists to cover this up. As you are aware, there is considerable public interest regarding allegations of such collusion, in his response to Lieu, dated May 31 The EPA and Lieu did not immediately return requests for comment for this story. released in the lawsuitmentioning Jess Rowland, who was …

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The GOP wants to make life harder for Americans with disabilties

June 5, 2017

… protections under the current administration. Donald Trump’s proposed budget would would be at risk of losing crucial protections. The Trump administration is skilled in the art of distraction, with the most recent one being the “covfefe” debacle. But when millions of people find their civil rights at risk, it is important to stay focused on what really matters. This story originally appeared on Bustleand has been republished with permission. More From this publisher : …

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ takes on tricky topics, live on stage

June 5, 2017

… internet Dear Evan Hansen, starring Pitch Perfect scene stealer Ben Platt, has been garnering buzz since it debuted in DC in 2015 before moving off-Broadway. Now it’s nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including one for Levenson. It tells the story of high school senior named Evan Hansen who suffers from crippling social anxiety. When a loner classmate of Evan’s commits suicide, a misunderstanding leads that student’s family, and the rest of the school, to believe Evan had …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Edge of Time, a 1976 story by Marge Piercy that’s considered a feminist classic. It tells the story of a working class Mexican-American woman living in a rough area of New York. Ms Wood has said reading it was “as though someone had removed a blindfold”. Nicola Sturgeon names Sunset Song, a story of a young woman’s struggles growing up in a dysfunctional family in a farming community in Scotland, published in 1932, as her favourite book of all time. She also says James …

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

… of her medical bills, she would lose her house. “I carried Natoma’s story with me every day of the fight to pass this law,” President Obama said at the time. After the ACA was passed in 2010, Natoma was able to afford health insurance again. That was a good reason to celebrate. A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on May 5, 2017 at 7:12am PDT Troll Level: 7 This one is almost not troll-y enough it’s too sweet. But when you take into consideration that it’s a …

May 28, 2017
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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

… plans. His daughter Ivanka, a self-proclaimed advocate for women and children who doesnt actually appear to do anything, was on a ski vacation and never weighed in on the legislation. The International Women of Courage Awards have a bit of an ironic origin story. They were started by Condoleezza Rice in 2007. As Secretary of State, Rice advocated the invasion of Iraq, which one could argue led to events that necessitated many 2017 recipients activism in the first place. Past winners include …

May 24, 2017
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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across social media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

May 21, 2017
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‘Sesame Street’ is expanding the neighborhood with new theme park

… its “reach to teach” mission. “You have to reach to teach,” Sesame Workshop CEO Jeff Dunn says. “And what that means is in order to provide great educational experiences, you really have to connect deeply with your audience. And we know theme parks are a great way to connect and engage not only with preschoolers, but the entire family with these characters they love.” SEE ALSO: A puppeteer’s personal story about bringing Sesame Street’s first …

May 19, 2017
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White House struggles to answer GOP questions on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN)As the White House rushed to contain the fallout on Capitol Hill during a head-spinning week of controversies, one senator resorted to mime to describe his reaction. He mimicked a cat, claws out, hanging on for dear life by clinging to a tree. “We’re all just like this,” the senator told CNN, shaking his head. Chaffetz: I’m ready to subpoena for Comey memo Senator: Trump’s request impeachable, if true …

May 17, 2017
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