Polish women to stage all-out strike next week

Polish women to stage all-out strike next week

Women in Poland are to stage an all-out strike to protest the country’s plan to effectively ban abortions. Female workers across the predominantly Catholic country will take part in the action on Monday, in an effort to disruptively draw attention to attempts to restrict Poland’s severely limited abortion laws even further. Those taking part hope the strike will bring Polish society and the economy to a standstill.

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Strangely Captivating Vintage Photos of People Knitting

Strangely Captivating Vintage Photos of People Knitting

Complied by Barbara Levine, "People Knitting: A Century of Photographs" is a fascinating look at people knitting from the 1860s through to the 1960s. There are people knitting while sitting, walking, driving, in a hair salon, and as a hobby, an occupation or a duty. All of them are compelling. Regardless of you’re a knitter or not, Levine’s photographs are a charming ode to this long and timeless tradition.

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Samsung says in talks with U.S. watchdog on washing machine safety issues

Samsung says in talks with U.S. watchdog on washing machine safety issues

Samsung Electronics, which is already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said on Thursday it is in talks with a U.S. watchdog to address potential safety problems related to some of its washing machines.

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Dose of Reality: The Effect of State Marijuana Legalizations

Dose of Reality: The Effect of State Marijuana Legalizations

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In November 2012 voters in the states of Colorado and Washington approved ballot initiatives that legalized marijuana for recreational use. Two years later, Alaska and Oregon followed suit. As many as 11 other states may consider similar measures in November 2016, through either ballot initiative or legislative action. Supporters and opponents of such initiatives make numerous claims…

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When Restaurants Ditch the Dining Room

When Restaurants Ditch the Dining Room

In a city where restaurants frequently blame closures on a brutal real estate market, a new solution has taken hold: Why not get rid of the dining room? Of course! If no one actually has to come to your restaurant, all sorts of problems are no longer an issue. You don’t need an attractive location, artistic ceramic bowls, quirky wallpaper in the bathroom, printed menus, service staff — way less risk of failure. Just put up a website, and install a button that says "delivery."

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