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News

Friday News Bites: #Ferguson Updates, #ALSIceBucketChallenge + More

Goodness, it’s been quite the week for social justice, to understate it. Just when we thought the protesters vs. police  in Ferguson, Missouri, had finally calmed somewhat, law enforcement overreacted again. This and more, after the jump:

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Sports

The Ashes Down Under 2013/14: Melbourne and Sydney

… although this could have been anywhere. Both Melbourne and Sydney have their own special place in the Ashes, with the traditional Boxing Day Test in Melbourne becoming part of the series, and Sydney turning pink to raise money for breast cancer awareness, but the cricket could have been played in a field just outside […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: We Can Be Wonder Woman

This week, the We Can Be Heroes campaign created by DC Entertainment is featuring none other than Wonder Woman herself.

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Op Ed

Admit It: You Totally Get Off On Doing Good

Doing something kind or charitable makes us happy the way food and sexual pleasure make us happy, according to several studies. “Oh, really? What studies?” you may ask. Well, this one, this one, and the ones cited here, for instance. SEVERAL STUDIES.

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You Complete Me Internet

A Little Bit of Clixie Dust

How do I love thee, Internet? Let me count the ways …

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Ladyguides

Cash for a Cause: How to Choose a Charity

You have a cause you’re really passionate about, you have some spare cash, and you have a few organisations in mind. But before you donate, ask yourself the following questions…

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll – 3/16

Today’s LTP is a little more serious than I usually end up doing, but in light of the disasters in Japan and cuts to essential programs I’ve been thinking a lot about what my fantasy charity would be if I had the means to create one.  Depending on the day, my vision changes all the […]