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The Future Office: Top 10 Awesome Workspaces

What’s in an office? As more and more business becomes digitized, the physical identity of a company is now more important than ever. After all, a company or startup’s visual identity and ethos is not transmissible solely by phone or email. It’s the architecture that tells the story.

Crowdsourcing This Year's Hope Poster

When Aaron Perry-Zucker started Design for Obama in 2008, he wanted to provide resources to creative people to help spread their work and the message of inclusion at the core of the campaign. He wasn't prepared for the wave of people and work from all over the world, surpassing his wildest hopes for quantity and quality.

Pauly Shore Ventures Into Politics, Apologizes for 'Biodome'

Jed Oelbaum spoke with Mr. Shore, and asked him about his foray into political humor, as well as his thoughts on being an obstacle to human progress.

Understand and Discuss the Props in Your State

Visit the Vote GOOD to help you learn more about the propositions in your state this November. Find info on the props, see how your vote stacks up to the community, create your own voter guide, and leave your opinion.

A Beautiful, Epic Time-Lapse Video

Everyone loves a good time-lapse video, right? Especially one that captures gorgeous natural phenomena. Six months of arduous work for the artist = five minutes of pure viewing pleasure for us.

Tell the Presidential Candidates to Take a Public Stand On Money In Politics

A whoppin' 87 percent of Americans say ending political corruption should be the next president's 2nd highest priority (behind jobs!). Join us in calling on both Obama & Romney to publicly tell us where they stand.

Illustration by Jessica De Jesus

via David Leavitt / Twitter

Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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Childbirth is the number one reason American women visit the hospital, and it ain't cheap. In fact, it's getting more and more expensive. A new study published in Health Affairs found that the cost of having a baby with employer-sponsored health insurance increased by almost 50% in the past seven years.

The study evaluated "trends in cost-sharing for maternity care for women with employer-based health insurance plans, before and after the Affordable Care Act," which was signed into law in 2010. The study looked at over 657,061 women enrolled in large employer-sponsored health insurance plans who delivered babies between 2008 and 2015, as these plans tend to cover more than plans purchased by small businesses or individuals.

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A meteorite crashed into Earth nearly 800,000 years ago. The meteor was 1.2 miles wide, and the impact was so big, it covered 10% of the planet with debris. However, scientists haven't been able to find the impact site for over a century. That is, until now. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal believes the crash site has been located.

Tektites, which are essentially rocks that have been liquefied from the heat of the impact and then cooled to form glass, help scientists spot the original impact site of a meteor. Upon impact, melted material is thrown into the atmosphere, then falls back to the ground. Even if the original crater has disappeared due to erosion or is hidden by a shift in tectonic plates, tektites give the spot away. Tektites between 750,000 to 35.5 million years old have been found in every continent except Antarctica.

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