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Try screaming, 'Get a job!' at one of these folks. They'd laugh in your face.

When your back's against the wall, how far would you go to confront a monstrous system that's devouring your family's future?

Spain's had a rough go since the world economy tanked in 2008 (great explainer here). And what's happened since should sound way too familiar: Banks got bailed out, and people are getting sold out.

Today, the country is in full-blown depression. A quarter of the workers can't find jobs, and young people have it especially bad. It's a painfully complicated situation that isn't improving quickly enough because, well, politicians.


The Spanish government is shredding safety nets and making rule changes that are supposed to boost employment, but in reality they're turning people into disposable assets and worsening inequality.

Why are they doing it? Because Germany said so. The stated goal is to reduce debt (which it isn't), but the entire premise for the plan — that Spain spent too much in the run-up to the crisis — is completely bogus. It was the banks! They were slinging shitty loans like Halloween candy, creating a debt-driven bubble. Well, the f**king thing burst, and here we are.

Protesters want the government to quit trippin' over debts that were questionable to begin with and start investing in stuff that's actually going to help, like education, health, and employment efforts.

If you're wondering why you should care, keep in mind that we live in a tangled global economy and what happens in Europe can have significant global effects. But beyond that, who really wants to live in a world that values profits over people?

Photo: Jason DeCrow for United Nations Foundation

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Chris Hemsworth and daughter.

This article originally appeared on 08.27.18


In addition to being the star of Marvel franchise "Thor," actor Chris Hemsworth is also a father-of-three? And it turns out, he's pretty much the coolest dad ever.

In a clip from a 2015 interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Hemsworth shared an interesting conversation he had with his 4-year-old daughter India.

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However, there is always a price to pay for modernization, and in this case, it’s in the form of digital eye strain, a group of vision problems that can pop up after as little as two hours of looking at a screen. Some of the symptoms are tired and/or dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and neck and shoulder pain1. Ouch!

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Here's what it'll look like if trans people aren't allowed to use the right bathroom

No woman should be forced to use the men's restroom, and no man should be forced to use the women's.

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Transgender man posts photos protesting a series of bill across the U.S. and Canada.

This article originally appeared on 03.31.15


This is a man named Michael Hughes.

Why is he in a women's restroom?


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Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" actually saved 21 missing children.

Anyone who was a teen in the '90s will remember the grunge era. Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were topping the charts with their gravely metaphorical lyrics, but they weren't alone. Soul Asylum burst onto the scene with their solemn anthem "Runaway Train" complete with a video that showcased missing kids.

The video gave missing and exploited children a much bigger platform to be recognized on, because before the video was showcased on MTV, milk cartons were the common method to distribute these photos. In theory, milk cartons seem like a pretty effective way to highlight missing children, but in reality, eventually people would become blind to the photos.

The music video for "Runaway Train" was played all around the world and to the target audience that would most likely recognize the faces. It should come as no surprise, then, that the video helped to bring home 21 missing children. What is surprising, is that the band had to push to keep the pictures of the missing kids in the music video because people didn't think it was working.

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Men struggle to comprehend the pressures women feel. The same is true of women!

Gah! We'll never get along.

This conversation between comedian Neal Brennan and Amy Poehler is a pretty good example of how hard it can be to figure life out sometimes.

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