Monthly Archives: December 2013

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‘She Was My Mandela’ — Famous Syrian Activist Gets Abducted

Originally posted on World:
For more than a decade Razan Zaitouneh, Syria’s celebrated 36-year-old human-rights lawyer and activist stood her ground against the depredations of President Bashar Assad’s regime. But her strength was no match for the masked men who…

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Straight, Male, And Lonely

Originally posted on The Dish:
A 2006 study found that, out of all Americans, white heterosexual men have the fewest friends. Lisa Wade blames the conditioning boys undergo in their teens: [M]en are pressed — from the time they’re very young —…

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The View From Your Window

Originally posted on The Dish:
Hong Kong, 4.30 pm

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Brazil’s World Cup Raises Fear of Rampant Child Prostitution

Originally posted on World:
Amanda sits curled up on the sofa watching cartoons on television. She will soon turn 14, but her youth belies her past. The young girl has suffered two abortions already, the result of exchanging unprotected, adolescent…

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This college freshman is a cancer detective: A Q&A with Brittany Wenger

Originally posted on TED Blog:
When Brittany Wenger was a sophomore in high school, her cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer. She saw firsthand how the disease strikes a woman and her family, and she wanted to help. While some…

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