That Crazy Moment When A Progressive And A Tea Partier Are In Complete Agreement

Mark Meckler (co-founder, Tea Party Patriots) and Joan Blades (co-founder, MoveOn.org) come from opposite ends of the political spectrum and should be mortal enemies if the current level of political discourse in Washington D.C. is anything to go by. Instead, they found a way to calmly share their beliefs and discovered that while “right” and “left” obviously don’t agree on everything, they share a lot more common ground than anyone thought. 

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Share This With Your Friends To Find Out What Kind Of Leaders You All Are

Are you a “thought leader” or a “do leader”? What about your co-workers and friends? The folks at Mindjet and Jess3 made this awesome image so you can find out how you see yourself and how others think of you.

Use these instructions from Mindjet and Jess3:

Tag yourself and your friends with this graphic & share the challenges you face managing these personality types. You can also see how industry leaders deal with similar traits.

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Why You’re Being Smart For Not Liking This Little Girl

Dear compassionate users of the Internets,

There’s a big fat Facebook fib flying around online that you should really know about.  If you ever see a post featuring a little girl with Down syndrome appealing to be Liked, ignore it!  The photograph was stolen from her family’s website by a cyber impersonator and is being posted all over the Internet to entice you to leave your Facebook address. 

What’s inspiring about this story, though, is that millions of people Liked the little girl and wrote some wonderful comments about her, not realizing that they were being duped. Check out one of the many versions of the fake posting below. It’s the Facebook scam that backfired in a great way.

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The Scariest Horror Film Of The Year Is Actually A Documentary

A nation of children worrying about how they’re going to help support their families has got to be a red flag. The American middle class is on the precipice of a pretty brutal reality.

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Kids Today Have It Hard. When I Was In Grade School, 'Zero Tolerance' Meant An Hour Of Detention.

Just for a refresher, I looked up the definition of “school.” Didn’t see anything in there about pushing kids into prison. Educating them, yes. Incarcerating them, no. So what’s with all these zero-tolerance policies, and why are they sending so many kids to jail?

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Let's Raise Awareness About Those Wristbands That Raise Awareness

“South Park” has done it again. In a recent episode, they took on those awareness-raising wristbands popularized by Livestrong, which they call “scauses.” I’ve never liked these wristbands because they bring a huge aura of commercialism to important causes. So how about this: instead of being passive and buying some silicone rubber bracelet (which are hard to recycle), let’s all try talking or doing something about the causes that matter to us.

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A New Way Of Teaching Is Coming To Our Schools. Maybe We Should Check It Out.

There’s this thing that K-12 schools around the United States are starting to do, and it’s called the Common Core State Standards. Have you heard of it? Is it OK, or not OK?

We’re gonna be honest with you: We don’t really know the answer. But we do know we want to hear from you. Check out this backgrounder and tell us what you think (or don’t really think) below, pretty please?

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This Guy Is Trying To Get You To Like Him, And It’s Kinda Impossible Not To [VIDEO]

An excerpt from a brilliant speech given by Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Adaptation”) set to images. Trust me, it’s more more inspiring than I’m capable of describing.

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A Woman With A Great Mind Asks You To Take A Moment To Appreciate Her Body

Celebrate your body, just by watching this video. Then celebrate with friends, by sharing it.

Lucille Clifton was a writer, an educator, and the Poet Laureate of Maryland. She passed away in 2010.

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