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Hi, if we were having a coffee this week I think I’d still get a hot one

Hi, if we were having a coffee this week I think I’d still get a hot one rather than an iced one despite the nice weather. I can’t help but feel that iced coffees are just as excuse not give you as much milk. Monday morning this week started tremendously well. I woke up at […]

via The Bad Start To Balls And Holes Coffee Share — 83 Unsung Heroes


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8 Reasons You’re Taking Bad Photos

How many times have you taken a photo, looked at your LCD and thought….Ugh? I’ve been there. I knew what I wanted creatively but couldn’t make my vision a reality. Or I was close on the vision but the photo was blurry, underexposed or blown out. From the practical to the philosophical, here are 8 possible reasons why your images my not be […]

via 8 Reasons You’re Taking Bad Photos — The Insatiable Traveler


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The man she knew and loved as her dad was not her biological father.

When she called him, about a week later, he was apologetic and baffled. He just couldn’t fathom how this had happened, he told her. The only thing he could think of was that he’d bought a new sperm counting machine that same year, and perhaps he had contaminated it when he was testing it with his own semen.

Alison Motluk writes on how fertility doctors impregnating their own clients is more common than you might think, and on how the law around tracking sperm donors and donations is impotent against the problem.

via Uncommon Ancestry: Your Dad is My Dad? — Longreads


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The Threat of Doing What’s Right

TV producer Nicole Lucas Haimes details her fascination with one North Carolina man whose attempt to run an honest court got him killed.

In a review of thousands of cases from the 1980s, Geiger estimated that at least 1,000 innocent people were wrongfully convicted every year; he also found that Britt’s office used a range of aggressive ploys to force guilty pleas. The court calendar was manipulated to make defendants appear in court for days or weeks on end while they waited for their cases to be called. Others were tricked into signing forms that waived their right to counsel — often easy to do, given the county’s adult illiteracy rate of 30 percent.

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via The Threat of Doing What’s Right — Longreads


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How Would Jesus Treat Tech Workers Moving into an Impoverished Neighborhood? Love Them.

In Wired, Chris Colin writes about the determined reverend whose church provides services to the Tenderloin’s most disenfranchised residents, and helps gentrifying tech industry workers engage with the marginalized neighbors their presence directly effects.

via How Would Jesus Treat Tech Workers Moving into an Impoverished Neighborhood? Love Them. — Longreads