Free Press Group Ready to Cut Off WikiLeaks

Free Press Group Ready to Cut Off WikiLeaks
In the heat of the presidential election campaign last year, Xeni Jardin, a journalist and free speech advocate, developed a sickening feeling about WikiLeaks. Jardin had been a supporter of the radical transparency group since at least 2010, when it published hundreds of thousands of U.S. military and State Department documents leaked by Chelsea Manning. In 2012, Jardin was a founding member of the board of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit established as a censorship-proof conduit

I Asked Women To Tell Me What They *Didnt* Post On Instagram, And Its The Best Thing Ive Ever Done For My Mental Health

I Asked Women To Tell Me What They *Didnt* Post On Instagram, And Its The Best Thing Ive Ever Done For My Mental Health
In the middle of one of a very bad year I signed up for a yoga retreat because my anxiety was out of control and it was worth being embarrassed about my lack of yoga skills for the promise of some peace of mind. “You’re always on vacation,” a friend commented on one of the photos I uploaded to Instagram. I laughed out loud when I saw it, . There was nothing glamorous here, nothing to be jealous of

How One Woman’s Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her

How One Woman’s Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her
The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated.She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of eager Norwegian elkhounds, to greet them. “Is this about our case?” she asked. The police looked at her in confusion. They didn’t know what case she was talking about. Courtney felt her hope give way to a familiar dread.Three days earlier, Courtney and her husband, Steven, had gone to the police headquarters

20 things Mike Pence did while you weren’t looking and why it matters.

20 things Mike Pence did while you weren’t looking  and why it matters.
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images. With the exception of an infamous trip to see Hamilton last November and a controversy about whether it's OK to dine with women other than his wife, we've heard relatively little about Vice President Mike Pence since the election. In May, CNN even ran a story with the headline, "Mike Pence's Disappearing Act." He's a heartbeat away from the presidency and seems interested in following his own political ambitions beyond this administration, so what

Adoptive dad guilty of baby’s murder

Adoptive dad guilty of baby’s murder
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatthew Scully-Hicks made a 999 call two months before Elsie died claiming she fell down stairs A man has been found guilty of murdering his 18-month-old baby just two weeks after formally adopting her. Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, of Delabole, Cornwall, had denied inflicting catastrophic injuries on Elsie at his Cardiff home four days before she died.He called 999 on 25 May 2016 claiming he had found her unresponsive on the floor

‘I’m scared of my own autistic child’

‘I’m scared of my own autistic child’
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIan Goldsworthy says bars across the windows have made his son's bedroom "look like a cell" Parents struggling to cope with their violent autistic children are not being properly supported by local authorities, the National Autistic Society says. For some, a violent outburst can be a daily occurrence."I'm scared of him. You live on a knife edge. You don't know what's coming next," Lucy Goldsworthy told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.She

Scientists Replace 80 Percent Of Boy’s Skin With Epidermis Grown In Lab, Saving His Life

Scientists Replace 80 Percent Of Boy’s Skin With Epidermis Grown In Lab, Saving His Life
A boy with untreatable wounds has had 80 percent of his skin replaced with a genetically modified epidermis in an attempt to save his life. The 7-year-old boy has a life-threatening genetic disorder that has caused untreatable and infected wounds all over his body. Before the surgery to replace it, the Syrian boy, named only as Hassan, had lost around 80 percent of his skin to the disorder. In 2015, he was admitted to a children's hospital in Germany where

Oklahoma replaces anti-LGBTQ state senator with married lesbian

Oklahoma replaces anti-LGBTQ state senator with married lesbian
The Oklahoma State Legislature went through a special election this year to fill seven seats between the Oklahoma House and Senate. Four out of those seven went to Democratic candidates, following a larger national trend. But of particular note is Oklahoma Senate District 37, which flipped hard from Trump-supporting to electing an out-and-married lesbian. Serving as the third openly LGBTQ lawmaker in the Oklahoma State Legislature, Allison Ikley-Freeman works as a mental health counselor by day. This is her first

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.
The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It's no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of apology. Excuses by way of confession. Excuses by way

What Tennessee’s fall trees looked like to people with colorblindness until now.

What Tennessee’s fall trees looked like to people with colorblindness  until now.
There's a powerful new ad showing how Tennessee is helping make the Smoky Mountains a bit more beautiful this fall for those who have colorblindness. The Tennessee Department of Tourism Development released something special — the rare instance of a state-sponsored video, featuring the experiences of five people, that genuinely tugs at the heartstrings.❤️ Every October and November, the Great Smoky Mountains are draped in gorgeous shades of reds, yellows, and oranges — sights that draw people near and

The Shirk Report Volume 445

The Shirk Report  Volume 445
Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Dear Apple, – The longer you look the more you see – I have a confession.. – “Got off work early, decided to surprise my dog!”

How to Grow your business faster withsmarter marketing Automation

How to Grow your business faster withsmarter marketing Automation
Building a business online is complicated & expensive. You need all sorts of tools like autoresponders, page builders, email copywriting software, segmentation softwares, analytic software, traffic optimizing softwares and more.. This can get expensive and VERY confusing really fast. Well what if you could have all of these tools and MORE under ONE dashboard, save hundreds per month AND launch entire profit funnels in minutes? Go here to find out how you can <== Meet Smarketly. How to Grow

‘UK wellbeing rises after Brexit vote’

‘UK wellbeing rises after Brexit vote’
Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? Overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? Overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? Overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday? A higher proportion of people reported very high levels of life satisfaction, happiness and feelings that life was worthwhile in the year ending June 2017 compared with the previous year. Over the year the data covers there have been "various

The Shirk Report Volume 446

The Shirk Report  Volume 446
Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – This pilot’s Halloween costume – “Cousin gave birth on Halloween night. This was the doc during the delivery” – The story behind the gif – When

‘Thousands’ driving without diesel filters

‘Thousands’ driving without diesel filters
Because of the cost involved, some motorists are opting instead to have them removed. It is illegal for drivers to use a car with the DPF removed, but it is not illegal for garages to take them out. 5 live Investigates followed the progress of a car which had its filter removed through MOT tests at three different garages. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUK scientists estimate air pollution cuts British people's lives by an average

5 Foods You Never Should Have Cut Out Of Your Diet

5 Foods You Never Should Have Cut Out Of Your Diet
Some food myths were made up decades ago, and yet we still can’t seem to shake them. Like, sometimes we’ll take any tips we can get, but we don’t stop to realize this advice was literally created during the same time that women were advised not to exercise because it would make them less feminine. It’s 2017, and we’re *starting* to know better. I mean, if we can order bottles of tequila on an app and convince our boyfriends