Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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Let’s be real: We know you spent yesterday Amazon Prime-ing your way to happiness. Here’s what you missed while you were trying to score fancy headphones and half-priced Kindles.
Meet today's Clover, @esmerelduh : This U.K.-born, Brooklyn-based illustrator transforms pop culture moments and everyday 20-something struggles into seriously amazing comics .
Bernie Says He's “Proud To Stand” with Hillary

Bernie Sanders, progressive millennial hero and America’s favorite grandpa, officially endorsed his longtime frenemy Hillary Clinton. "Let me begin by thanking the 13 million Americans who voted for me during the Democratic primaries," he said, before eventually congratulating Clinton on her victory . “She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.” They even hugged, so you know it's real.

RBG Is Probably Not Voting For Trump

Bernie may have come around to Hillary, but now there’s a new feud to fill the void. (There’s never not!) Last week, Ruth Bader Ginsburg told the New York Times, “I can’t imagine what this place would be—I can’t imagine what the country would be—with Donald Trump as our president.” The only problem? Justices are supposed to be bipartisan when it comes to elections. That’s kind of their thing. Trump, for his part, believes it’s “highly inappropriate” that she expressed her views. But the Notorious R.B.G. isn’t backing down. Just yesterday, she called him a faker on CNN .

Working Women Aren’t More Sensitive Than Dudes

There’s a persistent misconception that women can’t handle stress as capably as men, particularly when it comes to the workplace. They say women are too emotional. (Tell that to Britain’s next female Prime Minister .) There’s obviously no truth to it, and now thanks to some scientists at Indiana University, we know that men and women deal with gender-related stress and office exclusion the exact same way . Research shows that women feel just as isolated trying to fit into a boy’s club office as a man attempting to assimilate in female-dominated professions. With that myth successfully debunked, maybe we can finally make workplace equality a reality?

Independence Is Overrated, According to Millennials

The concept of independence has been the same pretty much forever: a paycheck, an apartment, and the newfound ability to do your own laundry. But the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health found that things aren’t so black and white these days. In fact, 25% of 18 to 25-year-olds are financially independent but still live with their parents; 23% still rely on their parents for cash ; and another 24% are effectively independent, but they don’t identify as adults. They call it "independent non-adults”; we call that Peter Pan Syndrome.

Elementary School Girls Could Save the Planet

If global warming headlines have you down—and honestly, how could they not? —a tiny bit of hope comes courtesy of Girl Scouts. And as faith-restoring as Thin Mints are, this has nothing to do with cookies. Last year, troop leaders in California started teaching girls about climate change, including easy ways to conserve our endlessly-depleting reserve of energy. Just-released research found that the girls improved their energy-saving behaviors—turning off lights, taking shorter showers, etc.—by 49% . Given that there are currently 2.7 million Girl Scouts, the impact that this kind of change could have on future generations is huge.
By Ameerah Nikya, 17
The world has always had bad. But these days, all of the bad is on a stage for everyone to watch, instantly. And just because we’re all watching the show doesn’t mean that we all understand it. Some people—even those in high positions, those who had the opportunity to pursue a great education—are blind. Some people are watching but not seeing; they're hearing but not listening.

Philando Castille was shot and killed right next to his fiance and her daughter in his own car two days after Alton Sterling was tackled, shot, and killed at a convenience store. Imagine being a witness, the recorder, the owner of the store, the child in the backseat, the woman promised to a man who was then shot right in front of her, the son and mother without a father and husband, the best friend.

All week on CNN, there’s been talk of the murders of these two men and what it means for America. A lot of people think it's just a societal problem. A couple of commentators on CNN, including former NYPD detective Harry Houck, believe that the reason black people see more police brutality is because minorities are more crime-prone . Some people think the problem would be fixed by more government control or changes in the system. Maybe that would help, but what people like Van Jones were trying to get across is that the problem goes deeper than that. You can put laws in place, but real change happens in the mind. "Change your thoughts, change the world," as they say.

Growing up, I knew that the world could be a scary place and that sometimes we experience scary things. It’s been even worse these past few months. It’s very easy to feel lost—just generally lost. On the outside, I’m not scared, but the back of my head is ringing with anxiety. And I’m not alone. But young people in particular can’t be scared of the future. Most of us have yet to build our lives or accomplish our dreams. Still, it’s hard to know what to do with myself, especially when every bump I hear and every person looking in my direction has me in panic mode. Though people will still go out and still have fun, there’s a nervousness in the air.

Maybe this is a call for action for the younger generations and for people who need a purpose to find one. The world has seen tragedy before, but this time, everything feels too close to home. So where do we go from here? All we can do is actively spread goodness and positivity while taking action. How else can we fight hate if not with love?
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