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Music to celebrate the veto of Arizona’s anti-gay bill

Music to celebrate the veto of Arizona’s anti-gay bill

LAST NIGHT, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, a bill that would have given businesses the right to turn away gay customers on the grounds that serving them could violate merchants’ religious freedom. In honor of the governor’s rare moment of insight, I want to share a special track. I’m typically not a fan of the rapper Macklemore, but his song “Same Love” gets a fresh update by artist Angel Haze.

An Israeli story of death, longing, and Gandhi

An Israeli story of death, longing, and Gandhi

Balfour Street seemed to go on and on endlessly. Daniel Reuven, the grandson, I was told, of Gandhi’s physician, Dr. Solomon Abraham Erulkar, lived somewhere off this street.Reuven had mentioned where, but he spoke so quickly it was not clear to me. Somehow I wound up a few feet from the sea in Bat Yam, where the bus driver, hatchet-faced, in the Israeli bus driver tradition, evicted me.

How to piss off a Tahoe local

How to piss off a Tahoe local

Get absolutely shitfacedGet off to the right start by pulling off to the side of the highway once you crest Echo Summit and do beer bongs at 9:00 o’clock in the morning. Everyone should have her own neon pink party bong. If you forgot your beer bong, you can shotgun your Keystones instead. Then go to the beach and have rum runners.

26 items every traveler should have in their wallet

26 items every traveler should have in their wallet

1. Bank cardsNever leave home without your Visa and at least two debits, especially if you have more than one bank account (which is always a good idea).2. Grocery-store member cardsThe shoestring traveler knows that every dollar saved on a box of granola or tube of toothpaste is one more dollar they can spend on the next box of granola or toothpaste.

Mapped: Spanish speakers in the US by state

Mapped: Spanish speakers in the US by state

IN AMERICA, Spanish is the most common non-English language. Over 37 million people speak Spanish at home.The American Community Survey, conducted annually by the US Census Bureau, collects social, demographic, and economic information on Americans, including language use. The map above shows ACS data on the number of people five years or older who speak Spanish at home, by state.

15 reasons it sucks to work from home

15 reasons it sucks to work from home

15. KidsIf you have children, and they’re at home when you’re trying to work, you will quickly realize the mistake you’ve made in choosing a work-at-home career. Kids don’t care that you’ve got a deadline, or that you’re on the phone with an important client.If Johnny wants to watch Monsters University (for the third time today), you’ll have to drop everything you’re doing and turn it on, or he will scream nonstop until you do.