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Inclusivity is easier than you think

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It can be easy to overthink how to speak about gender or write language that’s inclusive of transgender people—but it’s even easier to get it right. In this quick take, a deceptively simple solution hides in plain sight on an Apple website.

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Why asking for help is so hard

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The loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain has been weighing on me today. In this quick take, my thoughts on struggling with life, feeling like a burden, and finding ways to up our emotional intelligence and look out for each other.

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Welcome to the new revolution

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High school students at MSD in Parkland, Florida who survived the February 14 mass shooting there took unprecedented control of the response afterward, launching the influential #NEVERAGAIN gun reform movement and holding the massive March For Our Lives rally just one month later on March 24.

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TC & RED: LIVE

TC & RED: LIVE is the world’s only annual podcast, where our hosts get together once at the end of each year to unwind and discuss the most memorable pieces of music, entertainment, and culture from the year that was.

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10 years of life with the iPhone

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I remember lamenting 10 years ago that I couldn’t afford this brand new iPhone thing (“it’s a phone but also an iPod and camera and it has the internet on it!”). Now, 10 years later, we all have one or something made in its image. But are we better or worse off because of the iPhone?

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No one sings like you anymore

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“No no no, not Chris Cornell”, I said out loud to no one in particular after waking up this morning and seeing a pair of tweets from a good friend of mine light up my phone. Before I could believe my own eyes, he was gone.

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‘Jessica Jones’ does the impossible

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The new series ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ hit Netflix last week to universal critical acclaim. In this review, I’ll tell you why I love this groundbreaking show and what it manages to do that nothing else in the genre has done before.

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How to take a lesson from Paris

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The city of Paris faced an atrocious night that no one on this Earth should ever have to endure. But in the wake of terror, France renewed its commitment to an open, free society. In this quick take, I encourage us to do the same.

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It’s time for action, not platitudes

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The tragic story of Sandra Bland is a sad, chilling new low in this nation’s plague of police brutality and racial profiling. Enough is enough. In this quick take, I talk about Black Lives Matter as a movement that’s more than a phrase.

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We have a lot to be proud of

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It’s a joyous day as marriage equality comes to the entire United States. While there’s still a lot of work to be done on many different fronts, let’s take a moment to appreciate the unbelievable week of progress we just witnessed.

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