Nearly 6% of teenage women in the U.S. aged 15 to 19 years old become pregnant each year. While this may seem high to some, in fact it’s a record low. Citing the most recent statistics on teenage pregnancy available, a 2014 Guttmacher Institute report shows that in 2010, close to 615,000 teen pregnancies occurred, marking a 51% decline since 1990.
Yes, apparently Americans are so worried about the next school shooting (which are happening on average once a week) that they feel the need to armor their children. Last week, reports of a company named ProTecht, which sells fold-out bulletproof blankets rated to resist pistol and shotgun rounds, quickly swept news outlets. Other businesses such as Maryland’s Hardwire, which is making bulletproof whiteboards, and BulletBlocker, with their bulletproof backpacks, are also making waves.
What The Powerpuff Girls did was generate a world of identifiable and progressive characters and plot lines — and then market it all as a children’s show. These were not just two-dimensional omnipotent beings, but girls with multifaceted personalities and tendencies to fall apart, go too far or even be beaten. You don’t see that in Jem or Josie and the Pussycats. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup were as fallible, competent and hilarious as other characters were bland, beautiful and impossibly talented.
Demand for education, kind of like demand for porn, is pretty inelastic. Kids like me have been told our whole lives that higher education is the only way to be successful in America … Colleges today have zero incentive to lower tuition or make college more affordable. Either way, demand is high and the money will keep flowing. So why bother with thrift?
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Though Hillary Clinton has not officially announced a presidential bid for 2016, it seems like she’s started courting the votes of a significant voting bloc: marijuana legalization supporters.
The topic came up during a CNN town hall event on Tuesday. Although Clinton limited her support to a “wait and see” approach, her comments marked a significant departure from her previous opposition to decriminalization — especially for someone who may be mulling a presidential run.
Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let’s try this again. We don’t need the attention, but these wonderful organizations do: —>
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First, gravity will force the star to contract, raising the heat inside its core. Then it will expand into a bright red giant. Billions of years later, the dying Sun will start spitting out its outer layers, destroying Earth and any other rocky planets in its path. In a finale of power, the perishing star will suck in and destroy any nearby asteroids. Finally, the debris will settle, forming a delicate ring around the departed star.
Colorado’s cash crop is turning out to be even more lucrative than officials could have hoped.
According to his latest budget proposal, Gov. John Hickenlooper expects $1 billion in marijuana sales over the next fiscal year. That means nearly $134 million in taxes and fees for the state of Colorado. Sales from recreational shops are expected to hit $600 million, which is a more than 50% increase over what was originally expected.