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Forget A Fast Car. Creativity Is The New Midlife Crisis Cure.

July 19, 2018

In this era of mindfulness, and today’s preoccupation with pursuing a meaningful life, a new antidote has emerged to cure the doldrums of midlife: creativity. Creativity classes and seminars for those in their 40s and 50s are thriving. So are books devoted to creating a meaningful life plan ahead of retirement.

Via: New York Times

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Obama On Trump: ‘We See The Utter Loss Of Shame’

July 18, 2018

Barack Obama didn’t say the names of Donald Trump or Vladimir Putin. But he condemned everything they stand for, everything about their paths to power, and the reorientation of the world order represented by Trump’s wrapping himself in deference to the Russian leader at their meeting in Helsinki.

Via: Politico

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Hail To ‘The King,’ An Elvis Movie With Artivism

July 15, 2018

Calling Donald Trump “the antithesis of Elvis Presley,” director Eugene Jarecki said Trump’s election was evidence of how rapidly the “hijacking” of our nation by the wrong people has progressed, “like when you have a chronic sickness and then it moves into an acute sickness. This movie wouldn’t have happened if the country were healthier.”

Via: Memphis Commercial Appeal

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‘Platform’ Is Ensuring Young Women’s Voices Are Heard In Politics

July 14, 2018

Holding its National Convention in Washington, D.C. this weekend, Platform is an outlet for young women to tell their stories, engage in politics and make change. It’s founders understand that to achieve the tomorrow’s young women deserve they need to come together to celebrate, support, learn from and challenge each other.

Via: Millennial Politics

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Trump Baby Blimp Hits The Skies Of London During UK Visit

July 13, 2018

“Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands,” the blimp’s fundraising page reads. Along with the Trump Baby, 200,000 people are expected to attend Friday’s protests in London. The less-than-warm welcome and massive displays of #artivism shouldn’t come as a shock to Trump, who is extremely unpopular in the U.K.

Via: HuffPost

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How Young Writers Are Leading A Poetry Comeback

July 12, 2018

It is easy for young people to engage with and share the art of poetry in today’s digital age, making it an ideal medium of self expression and an effective way to facilitate social change through artivism.

Via: PBS NewsHour

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Red State Democrats: Oppose Brett Kavanaugh

July 10, 2018

If Trump is able to replace Justice Kennedy with a Trumpian Republican, women’s rights, gay rights, voting rights, the right to use contraceptives — so much of modern life — could be upended. Furthermore, standing for principle, not caving to a bully, earns the respect of voters.

Via: CNN

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What Is A Southern Writer, Anyway?

July 9, 2018

Great writers everywhere do the same thing, but the South’s legacy of slavery and its overt and enduring racism make the truth a Southern writer speaks especially urgent — never more so than now, when our president and his enablers stoke the lie of white supremacy, in their words and deeds, nearly every day.

Via: New York Times

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What France And Belgium’s World Cup Success Says About European Immigration

July 7, 2018

Belgium’s Red Devils, like France’s Les Bleus, will not be able to solve their nation’s problems by themselves. But as Europe’s immigration debate heats up, the Belgian squad can point the way toward an ideal of successful, merit-based integration while boosting national pride as they play sublime soccer before billions of viewers.

Via: Washington Post