- LifestyleChicago Tribune
After decades of invisibility, asexuals are speaking up and gaining ground: ‘I don’t need to be fixed because I’m not broken.’
CHICAGO — Looking back, Allison McCorkle can laugh at all the signs she missed: There was that time in sixth grade when the cool boy her friends were swooning over called to ask her out. Not only was McCorkle uninterested, but she was also puzzled as to why anyone would feel otherwise. “We’re too young to be doing that,” she told her flustered suitor. A few years later, when McCorkle’s best ...
- U.S.The Conversation
70 years ago Walter Plywaski fought for atheists' right to become citizens – here's why his story is worth remembering
Walter Plywaski fought for atheists to be given citizenship rights. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty ImagesWalter Plywaski’s death earlier this year from complications related to COVID-19 went largely unnoticed by national media. Only an invitation by his family to donate to the civil liberties group ACLU in Plywaski’s memory gave hint to his legacy in the fight for religious freedom. Almost 70 years ago, Plywaski fought for the right of atheists to become U.S. citizens – and won. A
- BusinessBusiness Insider
A Waffle House waitress who worked a double shift while looking after her baby says she received a $1,000 tip from a country-music star who was impressed by her work ethic
The music star told her that some people were unwilling to work hard, the waitress said in an interview with Fox 8 News.
My girlfriend has $20 million. I’m worth $1 million. Should she pay for big-ticket items like her engagement ring and our honeymoon?
‘While it’s obvious I’m the one with limited means, the norm is for me to pick up the tab on dates and weekend getaways.’
- ScienceBaltimore Sun
What is the difference between doubt and distrust? Doubt can be overcome by evidence. Distrust cannot. According to a recent Washington Post poll, refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine has now become completely politicized in the USA. Among Democrats, 93% report that they’ve already gotten at least one shot or are likely to, compared with only 49% of Republicans. Why so much refusal to vaccinate ...