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• Can income redistribution help fight depression?

“The average poor person has about two and a half times the level of painful emotions as the average rich person… the decline in painful emotions with income, both on average and at the mood-disorder level, is actually caused by changes in income. 278 more words

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PDN explores Tobias Hutzler’s “light drawings” and the commercial assignments they’ve inspired

From using pure moonlight to shoot cars in the desert to casting a net of lights into the sea and setting a long exposure, photographer and director… 300 more words

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5 True Facts About "American Sniper"


1) Iraqi insurgents were originally developed by Infinity Ward and trained by Activision.

2) Every movie that Bradley Cooper makes begs for a parody starring Will Arnett. 92 more words

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HAMILTON Sets Broadway Dates

A hotly anticipated press event at the Public Theatre this afternoon revealed that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton will open on Broadway this summer.

Following its sold-out off-Broadway run which ends in May (after extending three times), the show will begin its Broadway engagement on July 13, with an opening night slated for August 6. 68 more words

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Recapping the Late-February Stages: Preview Openings and Closings Galore

With the dead of winter in full swing, a host of Broadway productions are taking this slow industry time as an opportunity to close house or start brand-new. 350 more words

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4 “Swedes” used 6 front companies to fund ISIS

And these are just among the handful that we know about. Not many details are available, but what sounds unusual about this case is that the suspects appear to have somehow used businesses to channel funds to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (rather than using more conventional terrorist methods of hawala, wire transfers, cash smuggling, or charities). 149 more words

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Does Obama Love America?

Rudy Giuliani’s remarks regarding President Obama’s love of country has brought the president’s defenders and the former NYC mayor’s critics out in droves.

Of course Giuliani is only guilty of saying what many American’s think. 499 more words

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