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I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper
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I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here’s why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

I was a blue-eyed, chubby-cheeked five-year-old when I joined my family on the picket line for the first time. My mom made me leave my dolls in the minivan. I’d stand on a street corner in the heavy Kansas humidity,

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Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman
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Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

I’d like to start with a simple question: Why do the poor make so many poor decisions? I know it’s a harsh question, but take a look at the data. The poor borrow more, save less, smoke more, exercise less,

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What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein
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What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein

For several years now, we’ve been engaged in a national debate about sexual assault on campus. No question — it’s crucial that young people understand the ground rules for consent, but that’s where the conversation about sex is ending. And

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Why I’m done trying to be “man enough” | Justin Baldoni
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Why I’m done trying to be “man enough” | Justin Baldoni

As an actor, I get scripts and it’s my job to stay on script, to say my lines and bring to life a character that someone else wrote. Over the course of my career, I’ve had the great honor playing

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Bhund Republic Episode1: India is a great country
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Bhund Republic Episode1: India is a great country

Long years ago.. we made a tryst with destiny… and now the time comes, when we shall redeem our pledge.. not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. AT THE STROKE OF THE MIDNIGHT HOUR.. WHEN THE WORLD SLEEPS..

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Dreams of the crisis generation – VPRO documentary – 2013
Young Women, Narcissism and the Selfie Phenomenon | Mary McGill | TEDxGalway
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Young Women, Narcissism and the Selfie Phenomenon | Mary McGill | TEDxGalway

Translator: Tijana Mihajlović Reviewer: Mile Živković Whenever I tell people that I am researching the selfie phenomenon, two things happen. First of all, they’re not impressed. “Why would anyone research the selfie?” they say. “Surely it’s just a digital cesspool

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What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?