The Simple Steps You Can Take To Be A Better Person Around People Who Are Transgender

Ally: To join with a person or group of people to give support. (Thanks, Merriam-Webster.)

Some folks get confused when the topic comes around to gender. Here are some simple tips to help get unconfused, and hopefully help start a conversation that won’t leave anyone feeling totally misunderstood.

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Ever Wonder Why You're Allowed To Say Whatever You Want On The Internet?

In the murky universe of Internet law, defending free speech becomes a lot more complicated than just knowing the First Amendment. Take a moment to acquaint yourself with the law that protects your Internet freedom and mine every day, courtesy of Craig Newmark and the legal wizards at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Know your (Internet) rights!

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The Depths of the Ocean to Scale (at least what we know of it)

In this fascinating (and slightly terrifying) infographic, we see the amazing depths of the “known” ocean to scale. As we’ve only mapped about 10% of the world’s oceans, it’s quite possible an even deeper point than the Challenger Deep exists.

The Challenger Deep is the deepest known point in the Earth’s seabed hydrosphere, with a depth of 10,898 to 10,916 m (35,755 to 35,814 ft). It is in the Pacific Ocean, at the southern end of the Mariana Trench. [source]

Scroll down the giant inforgraphic below to get an appreciation for how deep our planet’s oceans are.

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Think Racism Isn’t An Issue Anymore? Oh, Have I Got An Infographic For You.

In 1963, the marchers on Washington demanded jobs and freedom. Fifty years later, do they have them?

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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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The Most Unappetizing Menu I’ve Seen Since … I'll Just Call It 'The Accident'

The National Restaurant Association is a political lobby representing the nation’s largest food service corporations. They’re one of the most powerful lobbies on Capitol Hill, spending millions of dollars each year to advance a political agenda that’s as unsavory as the worst their menus have to offer. When you see the things they spend money on, you’ll know why it matters to you.

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Sexists Think Women Are Bad At Math, But Do They Really Think We Don't Know 77 Is Less Than 100?

I know we’ve all seen the numbers on this one (77 cents!?), but it’s still an unbelievably important and unjust reality. We’ve made a ton of progress in the past few decades, so it’s pretty crazy that things still aren’t equal.

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The Knowledge I Gained In School Doesn’t Even Compare To What I Lost

For more information on student loan interest rate hikes (scheduled for July 1, 2013), check out what Sen. Elizabeth Warren has to say about it. To talk to your representatives about this issue, plug in your ZIP code here to find their contact information. Make your voice heard!

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This Addiction Has Only Been Around For A Little While, But It's Hurting Our Generation

A good reminder about how everything’s better in moderation. Even sex.

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