eHarmony passwords also breached – Following the devastating news about 6.5 million user password leak at LinkedIn, news spread about 1.5 million user passwords compromised at eHarmony (via USA Today).
My alma mater – Yesterday, the New York Times published a scathing account of the Horace Mann School’s secret history of sexual abuse. Read Horace Mann’s official response here. Coming in the wake of the Penn State scandal, at one of the nation’s elite preparatory schools, the story raises daunting questions about sexual abuse in our educational institutions. I highly recommend reading the comments below the article for a thoughtful discussion among many of the school’s alumni and current students.
Quentin Tarantino new movie 'Django Unchained' Trailer released. See it below:
Breakthrough in DNA testing for unborn babies – A team of researchers revealed that it is possible to test unborn children for 3,500 genetic disorders simply by taking a blood sample of a woman 18 weeks pregnant and a swab of saliva from the father (viaTelegraph).
Top PolicyMic stories – Why Mitt Romney is a Coward (Matthew Rozsa) – First Mitt Romney fired Richard Grenell, a foreign policy adviser, because he is gay, and now he refuses to distance himself from Donald Trump's birther comments. Where are his morals?
11 Things You Never Knew About the Middle East, From Sharia to Conspiracies(Ahmed Medien) – Do all Arabs speak the same language in the Middle East? Are all Arabs Muslim? Which country is the most powerful?
To Binge Drink or to Build Houses? That is the Question (Tobin Fulton) – International service trips are becoming increasingly popular for college students over the summer and spring breaks. But do these programs have any long-term benefits?
Bonnaroo 2012: Why is the Hippie Festival So Popular? (Sarah Swong) – Bonnaroo, the original folk jam music festival in Tennessee, has become massively popular for fans from New York to Texas. What is it about this southern hippie fest that's so appealing?
Secretary Gates STFU – After the White House started leaking details about the Osama raid, the Secretary of Defense suggested a new communications policy to the White House, “shut the f**k up.” (via ABC news)
What we’re reading – Clinton aides: Bill screwed up (Politico); GOP’s struggle: Current leaders, future leadership (Politico); Kissinger: How intervention in Syria risksupsetting global order (WashPo); The curious case of internet privacy (MIT Tech Review); The birth of America’s Banana King (Slate); Obama & Romney both appear in CMT Music Awards video (Politico); Aaron Sorkin returns to television with ‘The Newsroom’ (NYT).
The Euro Cup kicks off tomorrow. Check the full schedule here (most games live on ESPN).
Congrats to the 2012 Echoing Green fellows.
Just for fun – 7 Healthy Foods That Can Boost Your Mood (Daniela DiGuido).