newsweek:

Let’s say you’re a family making $50,000, married with one child. Let’s also say you put 2 percent of your wages toward a 401(k), don’t itemize, and claim the Saver’s Credit and Child Tax Credit. This is what your tax receipt might look like. You’re paying $440 to have the finest military on the planet. You’re paying $9.59 on unemployment insurance. You’re paying $15.98 to ensure that the federal government can help you out if there’s a natural disaster that takes out your town. You’re also paying about $4,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes.

The Details, plus more charts: How America Pays Taxes—in 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts)

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jtotheizzoe:

What if natural products came with a list of ingredients? 

When it comes to keeping our bodies free of dangerous toxins, keeping our food safe, and living in harmony with the environment (whatever that may mean?), there’s plenty to keep an eye out for. But be careful. There’s a fine line between public health and chemical fear-mongering.

Actually, it’s not that fine of a line. Big, complicated chemical names can look scary, and there are a lot of people out there ready to take advantage of that fact. This is where basic education can help, so people can learn that chemicals, per se, are nothing to fear. Because … well, everything is made of them.

Just look how far some people take it:

If you’ve got chemical-free kids, all I can say is wow. What ARE they made of then?

Reminds me of the hilarious efforts to ban dihydrogen monoxide.

(via io9)

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jerryseinfeldarchives:

Crazy Thoughts (Conan O’Brien, 2009)

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nprmusic:

Panic! At The Disco pays homage to D’Angelo’s classic “Untitled” video — you know, that D’Angelo video — to inject race into a song about bisexuality.

Barry Walters explains for NPR Music’s The Record.

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