Author Archives: User001

Family run Iowa newspaper wins Pulitzer

If you know Art Cullen, it’s not exactly a surprise to learn his initial words upon watching the livestream of the Pulitzer announcements and learning he’d won for editorial writing. “Holy shit,” he yelled out to his brother, John, the publisher of the family-run, 10-person Storm Lake (Iowa) Times. The only surprise was that there… Read More »

Women can no longer be forced to wear high heels in B.C. workplaces – British Columbia – CBC News

The B.C. government has banned workplace requirements that force women to wear high heels. A mandatory high-heel dress code “is a workplace health and safety issue,” says the release put out by Premier Christy Clark and Labour Minister Shirley Bond. “There is a risk of physical injury from slipping or falling, as well as possible damage to… Read More »

Texas anti-masturbation bill moves closer to becoming law

Under section 173.010 of House Bill 4260, the Man’s Right to Know Act, Texas men would only be allowed to masturbate under supervision, inside approved health care and medical facilities. Any “unregulated masturbatory emissions outside of a woman’s vagina, or created outside of a health or medical facility, will be charged a $100 civil penalty… Read More »

She found a way to make plastic waste useful

March 30, 2017 Pune, India—In 60 cities in India, 16,876 tons of plastic waste are generated each day, according to data from the country’s Central Pollution Control Board. Multiply that by 365, and you have more than 6 million tons of plastic that end up in landfills a year.Such figures were keeping Medha Tadpatrikar awake… Read More »

This teacher raised funds to get a bike for every kid in her school

Students jumped with joy, hugged one another and squealed with delight as teachers at their South Carolina elementary school revealed hundreds of custom-made bicycles beneath parachutes normally used for P.E. class. The new set of wheels Thursday came courtesy of first-grade teacher Katie Blomquist. “I made a really conscious effort to watch their faces and… Read More »

We need to treat our maids like humans

Within hours of the news that a couple who starved their Filipino maid over 15 months had been sentenced to jail and fined, my wife, son, foreign domestic worker and I were discussing the case over dinner at a Japanese restaurant. “She lost 20kg, sir,” said Rizza, our Filipino helper, while slurping her collagen soup.… Read More »