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American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867–1940  | Thomas W. Simpson | University of North Carolina Press
PSA for all LDS-inclined academics: Tom Simpson's *American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism* is a fantastic, eminently accessible (short, even!) book about the role of higher education in incorporating Mormonism into mainstream American society. It also won the Mormon History Association's Best Book Award this year. So so good.
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
A Muslim Teen Was Kidnapped And Murdered Outside A Virginia Mosque
Horrific. "People who attend the center identified the missing teen as Nabra, and said she and her friends were coming back from eating during a break from Ramadan prayers when a car pulled up and two men with baseball bats jumped out and started swinging at the group."
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8 days ago by andrewheiss
Theaters that perform Shakespeare are getting death threats - The Boston Globe
😂😂😐😭 Theaters around the country are getting death threats for performing Shakespeare, and not just Julius Caesar. "But the e-mails went to the wrong place — Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., one of several Shakespeare companies around the country that have been inundated with a flood of venomous e-mails, phone messages, and social media posts condemning them for the Central Park production."
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9 days ago by andrewheiss
The surprising number of American adults who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows - The Washington Post
Yes, the 7% is hilarious. But the rest of the article is sobering. "By the time uniformity, hygiene and brand loyalty became modern ideals — the latter frequently encouraged by emerging food companies in well-funded ad campaigns — many Americans couldn’t imagine the origins of the boxed cereals or shrink-wrapped hot dogs in their kitchens. Today, many Americans only experience food as an industrial product that doesn’t look much like the original animal or plant: The USDA says orange juice is the most popular “fruit” in America, and processed potatoes — in the form of french fries and chips — rank among the top vegetables."
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
Venomous snake bites man, man bites wife so they could die together – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale
I love Nancy, but not this much. "A venomous snake bit a man as he slept in India. When he awoke, he realized he wouldn’t survive for long, and bit his wife’s arm in an attempt to spread the venom so they could die together."
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
thumbs.gfycat.com
me working on my dissertation rn
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12 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Good essay on ❄️❄️❄️ "Today’s tough-guy posturing seems rooted, paradoxically, in threat and fear: fear of defeat, fear of lost status and fear that society is growing increasingly ill suited to tough-guy posturing in the first place. The narrator of “Fight Club,” source of that “snowflake” mantra, was a delusional man coping with modernity by inventing a hypermasculine alter-ego, imagining himself as the man-cult leader Tyler Durden. But making an entire alternate masculine identity is a lot of work. It’s always much easier to just call other people wimps and snowflakes — and hope they’ll be intimidated enough to melt away."
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13 days ago by andrewheiss
America’s Health-Care Crisis Is a Gold Mine for Crowdfunding - Bloomberg
Nearly 50% of the $2 billion raised on GoFundMe in 2016-2017 was for medical expenses
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14 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Your Sunday read for today. Excellent reporting by the NYT. --- "Across the country, religious leaders whose politics fall to the left of center, and who used to shun the political arena, are getting involved — and even recruiting political candidates — to fight back against President Trump’s policies on immigration, health care, poverty and the environment. … Frustrated by Christian conservatives’ focus on reversing liberal successes in legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage, those on the religious left want to turn instead to what they see as truly fundamental biblical imperatives — caring for the poor, welcoming strangers and protecting the earth — and maybe even change some minds about what it means to be a believer. … Loath to be labeled left-leaning or liberal, Dr. Barber cites the Constitution and the common good as freely as the Bible. “We use the words that progressives have thrown away — morality, welfare, poor, faith — because those are soul words,” he says. He calls himself an evangelical “who takes seriously the Old Testament and Jesus.” Yet he has fully embraced gay and transgender rights — and in North Carolina, home of the law restricting bathroom use by transgender people. The Bible, he notes, says far more about caring for the needy than it does about homosexuality or abortion. “How do you take two or three Scriptures and make a theology out of it, and claim it is the moral perspective, and leave 2,000 on the table?” he said. “That is a form of theological malpractice.”"
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
France offering US scientists 4-year grant to research climate change - Business Insider
brb changing my research agenda "Researchers, teachers, and students can apply for a four-year grant that allows them to continue their studies or instruction, fully financed. The site also provides information on how to move to France by obtaining a work visa and residency permit. The website explains: "You will be able to stay in France at least for the duration of the grant, and longer if you are granted a permanent position. There is no restriction on your husband / wife working in France. If you have children, note that French public schools are free, and the tuition fees of universities and 'grandes écoles' are very low compared to the American system.""
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18 days ago by andrewheiss
Spotify Web Player - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Edition) - The Beatles
Not Comey-related, but this new Deluxe Edition Remix of Sgt. Pepper is glorious.
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19 days ago by andrewheiss
lawfareblog.com | 502: Bad gateway
Hoo boy. "It recounts, in spare and simple prose, a set of facts to which Comey is prepared to testify under oath tomorrow. Despite this sparseness, or maybe I should say because of it, it is the most shocking single document compiled about the official conduct of the public duties of any President since the release of the Watergate tapes."
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19 days ago by andrewheiss
english.alarabiya.net
😱😱 "Qatari citizens have 14 days to leave Bahraini territories while Qatari diplomats were given 48 hours to leave the country after being expelled."
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22 days ago by andrewheiss
God and the Don
This exchange is amazing. ""I did very, very well with evangelicals in the polls," Trump interjected in the middle of the conversation -- previously unreported comments that were described to me by both pastors. They gently reminded Trump that neither of them was an evangelical. "Well, what are you then?" Trump asked. They explained they were mainline Protestants, the same Christian tradition in which Trump, a self-described Presbyterian, was raised and claims membership. Like many mainline pastors, they told the President-elect, they lead diverse congregations. Trump nodded along, then posed another question to the two men: "But you're all Christians?" "Yes, we're all Christians.""
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25 days ago by andrewheiss
The Writer’s Process - The New Yorker
Same. Totally the same. "I don’t need to disable my Internet connection, because—honestly?—I’m not even tempted. I understand that social media does not hold the answers I seek, and that looking at it will only make me feel terrible. And, what’s more, my understanding of this fact translates seamlessly into my actual behavior."
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25 days ago by andrewheiss
Emotions : Invisibilia : NPR
This new season of Invisibilia is astounding, but each episode (so far) is devastating.
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25 days ago by andrewheiss
Reporters burst into laughter as Sean Spicer insists Trump didn't misspell 'covfefe' tweet - YouTube
FYI, y'all. "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant"
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26 days ago by andrewheiss
fortune.com
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28 days ago by andrewheiss
Here's What We Know About The Suspect In The Portland Train Stabbing Attack
Terroist attack in Portland. Two killed by white supremacist after trying intervene and stop him from harassing two Muslim women.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong | Ars Technica
The palette for my next project will consist of Light of Blast, Classic Fug, Dope, Ronching Blue, and Turdly
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Kimmy Schmidt GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
This show. "I'm gonna get up at morning, or however you say it."
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Is Donald Trump a witch? - The Washington Post
🎊 Alexandra Petri 🎊 "Since he has taken office, Americans have begun aging 300 years in the course of a week. Time is out of joint. A ghastly specter has risen up from a vile mist and might be offered a position at the Department of Homeland Security. The world is a mist of illusion. Is this not witchcraft?"
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
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Amazing journalism from ProPublica and Gizmodo here.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
When in Rome, Marry as the Catholics Do – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
What happens when Mormon and Catholic marriage and divorce laws collide? This bureaucratic (albeit entertaining) madness!
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
302 Found
Unimpeachable indeed.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
How The Gospel of Prosperity Explains the American Health Care Act - The Atlantic
This is excellent. "Trump’s rise came as a preacher of the prosperity gospel. His promise to repeal Obamacare and replace it with just about nothing in particular relied as much on dissatisfaction with the current law as it did the delirious optimism of prosperity, and the idea that the real way to better America was to make life better for healthy and wealthy people, and to further link the two. Will coal miners, unemployed auto workers, and small farmers in Appalachia fare better under the AHCA? Almost certainly not now. But if they work hard enough and have enough virtue, maybe. And at the end of the tunnel of aspiration is the favor that the AHCA’s brazen regressive health tax provides for the healthy and wealthy. It’s a moral restructuring of the health economy."
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Tv GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
May the fourth (wall) be with you.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life| Reuters
hahahahahahah :( --- "I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier." … Midway through a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president paused to hand out copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map. "Here, you can take that, that's the final map of the numbers," the Republican president said from his desk in the Oval Office, handing out maps of the United States with areas he won marked in red. "It’s pretty good, right? The red is obviously us." He had copies for each of the three Reuters reporters in the room.
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Senate ID Cards Use A Photo Of A Chip Rather Than An Actual Smart Chip | Techdirt
🎉🎊Security!🎊🎉 Senate staffers issued ID cards whose "security chips" turn out to be just pictures of a chip.
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Scorecard Diplomacy
My adviser's new amazing book is about to come out and it has a shiny fancy companion website
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
I ATE THREE EGGS EVERY SINGLE MORNING FOR A WEEK - HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED - Every Day Should Be Saturday
WHAT AN INSPIRING DIET. --- "The local weatherman loves viewer-submitted photos of interesting clouds, I chuckled to myself. The weatherman is dead. Turmeric can add a lovely bright color to your eggs, and is a natural anti-inflammatory."
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Mormon History Shows the Dangers of Targeting Muslims
19 Mormon scholars file an amici curiae brief to the Ninth Circuit regarding Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0, using the story of government attacks on Mormon immigration in the 19th century to show the court the need to carefully examine the ramifications of the EO. Awesome stuff.
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
What if Barry Bonds had played without a baseball bat? | Chart Party - YouTube
Even if you're not a huge fan of baseball (🙋‍♂️), this is absolutely fascinating.
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9 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Audiobook readers obsessed with multitasking are driving America's biggest new reading trend — Quartz
Oh man, this and podcasts. This article is spot on. "Audiobook listening is growing rapidly specifically with 25- to 34-year-olds, thanks to a pernicious “sleep when you’re dead” mindset reflective of the young, aspirational, educated American: We are fearful of mono-tasking, find downtime distasteful, and feel anxious around idleness. Even when picking socks from a drawer, young workers feel better if information’s somehow flowing into their brains. And this is exactly the restless market that book publishers need."
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
seven_last_words.md · GitHub
Injected some liturgical tradition into my Easter sacrament meeting talk today.
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Indiana Jones Is The Avatar Of Mormonism’s Intellectual Golden Age – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
I am convinced. "Thesis: We would like to remind you all that Indiana Jones is definitely Mormon. Probably a jack-Mormon, but definitely a Mormon. In fact, to understand Indiana Jones is to understand post-Brigham Young, pre-David O. McKay Mormonism: the era sometimes called the golden age of Mormon intellectual life."
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10 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Every Parent Who Does This One Thing Is a Terrible Parent - Los Angeles Magazine
Oof. Hard truths here. "There is a thing all parents do. Our grandparents did it. Our parents did it. We do it, too. Everyone accepts it, as if parents always parented this way. There is even a cultural touchstone—that one scene from the movie we all loved, with that quote all parents say to each other ironically. Yes, some parents agonize over whether or not to do it, and Lord knows kids don’t always like it. This ongoing tension seems to have reached a tipping point, as evidenced by that funny video everyone shared recently."
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Netflix Live | Netflix
I need Will Arnett to narrate my life.
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
This Is Almost Certainly James Comey’s Twitter Account
This is incredibly fascinating investigative journalism.
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12 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year - The Washington Post
oh "Or, for a slightly more disturbing comparison: The total biomass of all adult humans on Earth is estimated to be 287 million tons. Even if you tack on another 70 million-ish tons to account for the weight of kids, it's still not equal to the total amount of food eaten by spiders in a given year, exceeding the total weight of humanity. In other words, spiders could eat all of us and still be hungry."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
time.com
"If you'd read the original novel you'd know Han Solo is actually the name of the doctor, not the monster he creates."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
Germany slams ‘intimidating’ £300bn White House bill | World | The Times & The Sunday Times
I hate this darkest timeline. --- "Donald Trump handed the German chancellor Angela Merkel a bill — thought to be for more than £300bn — for money her country “owed” Nato for defending it when they met last weekend, German government sources have revealed. The bill — handed over during private talks in Washington — was described as “outrageous” by one German minister. “The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations,” the minister said."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
media.tenor.co
me dissertating in the age of trump
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
The US Is Banning Laptops And Tablets On Flights From Major Middle Eastern Airports - BuzzFeed News
What the crap?! "The ban was revealed Monday after two Middle Eastern airlines began telling passengers about the new restrictions. A representative of Saudi Arabian Airlines, based at JFK International Airport in New York, told BuzzFeed News that the ban begins immediately, and covers all electronic devices, excluding cell phones. The airline said the ban applies on flights headed to the US. The representative declined to answer further questions and said inquiries should be directed to the Transportation Security Administration. The ban will hit every major air travel hub in the Middle East, including the home airports of global airline industry giants like Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. A US official told the Associated Press that the ban covers all direct flights to to the US from Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul, Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
Alexander and the V Bad, FML Day - The New Yorker
"At breakfast Anthony watched ESPN on his tablet and Nick watched “Zootopia” on his tablet but on my tablet the video kept freezing. I think I’ll move to Australia, where hybrid fibre-coaxial cable networks run at up to thirty megabits per second in major metro areas."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
Sorry for the Delayed Response - The New Yorker
Every one of these is perfect. "Oof, I really didn’t mean to take twelve days to respond to your e-mail. Does it ever feel like time is passing way too fast and you never have enough hours in the day to accomplish anything? Like, the sands of time have eroded the midpoint of the hourglass and it’s all just freely falling through now? Anyway, to answer your question: Yes, I can do 3 p.m."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why - The Washington Post
Alexandra Petri on Trump's budget. "All schoolchildren will be taught by an F-35 wearing a Make America Great Again hat. They will also have new school choice options including the choice not to afford any school at all, because at school you are taught things like grammar and pronouns and spelling and history, and these are all potentially inimical to future we are trying to build. We will also be cutting Meals on Wheels programs to feed children, because they are not improving performance as we would like. Feed children just to feed them? What are we, SOFT? No. No we are not. AMERICA WILL BE STRONGER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN! Anyone who survives will be a gun covered in the fur of a rare mammal, capable of fighting disease with a single muscular flex. RAW POWER! HARD RAW POWER GRRRRRR HISSS POW! It will be great."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
Trump Haters Spent Millions Making Protest Signs - Bloomberg
:) "Sales of poster boards, markers and other sign-making supplies jumped more than 30 percent in the week before Donald Trump’s inauguration and the Jan. 21 Women’s March, according to data from the NPD Group, which tracks sales of consumer goods. That week, Americans spent an estimated $6 million on supplies—not insignificant considering that many of the individual items cost $1 or less. Sales of foam boards rose 42 percent. Poster board sales grew 33 percent, and in the week before the inauguration, stores sold roughly one-third of the 6.8 million poster boards sold in January."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
Trump budget cuts: U.S. federal funding 2018 - Washington Post
holy crap RIP government The funding for Meals on Wheels is gone. As are all these agencies: African Development Foundation Appalachian Regional Commission Chemical Safety Board Corporation for National and Community Service Corporation for Public Broadcasting Delta Regional Authority Denali Commission Institute of Museum and Library Services Inter-American Foundation U.S. Trade and Development Agency Legal Services Corporation National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Humanities Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Northern Border Regional Commission Overseas Private Investment Corporation U.S. Institute of Peace U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
Satan Scourges Us With It: A Brief History Of Carpeted Mormon Basketball
The most engrossing article about carpeted LDS gyms you'll read all month. "Carpeted gyms achieved their real zenith of peculiarity when they weren’t actually being used for basketball at all. Cash-hoarding misers that we are, Mormons frequently hold wedding receptions in church gyms, carpeted or otherwise. A few years ago, I attended the wedding reception of a friend on the same carpeted gym floor where we had played basketball nearly a decade before. As with gold plates and stringent restrictions on coffee, I couldn’t imagine explaining the irreducible weirdness of the experience to a non-Mormon, nor its moving appeal."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Fantastic follow-up interview from that video "My real life punched through the fake cover I had created on television" --- Also, "Contrary to speculation on the internet, Professor Kelly said, he and Ms. Kim did not fight after the interview ended. And he shot down a widely circulated theory for why he had not gotten up from his chair. “I was wearing pants,” he said."
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march 2017 by andrewheiss
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