University of Alabama student government just voted to support integrated Greek organizations

It’s been 50 years since Governor George Wallace blocked the doorway to the University of Alabama in a failed attempt to halt integration. Yet despite his failure, one area of campus life stayed almost entirely divided along racial lines for the next five decades: its Greek system.

That changed last Thursday when the university’s Student Government Association Senate approved a resolution supporting the “complete integration” of the school’s fraternities and sororities:

"I believe the resolution passed tonight is a great solution," said SGA President Hamilton Bloom. "My administration and I are dedicated to seeing and encouraging results in the integration of both fraternities and sororities."

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You can finally buy the gadget that would have saved Philip Seymour Hoffman’s life

This week the Food and Drug Administration approved Evzio, an auto-injector that works like a common EpiPen to fight the effects of deadly drug overdoses. It’s user-friendly and designed so that the average layman can administer an injection of life-saving opiate antidote naloxone without the assistance of a doctor. When the kit is opened, voice instructions narrate every step of the process to the user, even counting down from five before the intramuscular injection. It even has a training device.
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policymic:

You can finally buy the gadget that would have saved Philip Seymour Hoffman’s life

This week the Food and Drug Administration approved Evzio, an auto-injector that works like a common EpiPen to fight the effects of deadly drug overdoses. It’s user-friendly and designed so that the average layman can administer an injection of life-saving opiate antidote naloxone without the assistance of a doctor. When the kit is opened, voice instructions narrate every step of the process to the user, even counting down from five before the intramuscular injection. It even has a training device.

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Listen: The ‘Mad Men’ theme was originally a mediocre rap song

On Sunday night, Mad Men returned for it’s 7th and final season. At the opening, the famous title credits played. They sounded, as usual, instantly familiar and completely iconic. But there’s a strange story behind their creation. The Mad Men theme song wasn’t written for Mad Men at all; it was actually originally an unknown rap song by DJ RJD2 and rapper Aceyalone.

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Can you pass this 6th-grade common core math test?

Is Common Core math so counter-intuitive that you’d have difficulty figuring it out? Let’s find out. See if you’re able to answer these math problems pulled from a 6th grade Common Core-compliant workbook set. 
1. The population of New York is about twice that of Paris. Write the ratio of the population of New York to the population of Paris.
A. 1:1
B. 1:2
C. 2:0.5
D. 2:1

2. What is 40% of 50?
A. 10
B. 16
C. 20
D. 25
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policymic:

Can you pass this 6th-grade common core math test?

Is Common Core math so counter-intuitive that you’d have difficulty figuring it out? Let’s find out. See if you’re able to answer these math problems pulled from a 6th grade Common Core-compliant workbook set. 

1. The population of New York is about twice that of Paris. Write the ratio of the population of New York to the population of Paris.

A. 1:1

B. 1:2

C. 2:0.5

D. 2:1

2. What is 40% of 50?

A. 10

B. 16

C. 20

D. 25

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Teaser Poster: David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’
Now that’s  how you effectively make use of a teaser poster.

danhacker:

Teaser Poster: David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’

Now that’s  how you effectively make use of a teaser poster.

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bastille singles + favourite lyrics

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"But it's a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn."

"But it's a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn."

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McGill photo project shows feminism isn’t straight, white and female

A new photo campaign initiated by the McGill Law Feminists at McGill University puts a face to the reality of the movement’s diversity in the 21st century, moving away from the old stereotype of the straight, white, cisgendered feminist. It is this diversity that embodies the spirit of a progressive feminism — one which is defined by the celebration of difference — and demonstrates the movement’s latest incarnation.

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entertainmentweekly:

We made you some awesome, vintage-style Mad Men posters inspired by our favorite episodes. Happy Friday!