The Silent Millions: American Citizens Who Aren’t Allowed To Vote

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Imagine you were born in the United States of America, of parents who were also native-born citizens of the United States. You work, pay taxes, serve on juries, and remember the six years you spent in the US Navy as a terrible mistake, but at least you stuck it out and earned an honorable discharge.

Now, imagine that every four years, as the only country you’ve ever known goes into its regular paroxysm of national political coverage, conventions, and elections, you stay at home and watch The Price is Right, because you’re one of the almost five million citizens who isn’t allowed to vote in federal elections due to where you live.

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Van Gogh’s Legacy Lives On In The Digital Age

One of the most immediately recognizable artists in the world today, Vincent Van Gogh’s inimitable style only came after years of successive failures. Van Gogh picked up the paintbrush just eight years before he died (following a lackluster career as a preacher in a grim mining area in Borinage, Belgium), and even then had to soldier through a series of struggles before he would eventually come to terms with himself as an artist.

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Photographer Brings Mongolia’s Disappearing Reindeer People Right To Your Desktop

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Source: Bored Panda

Mongolia is twice the size of Texas, but home to only 2.6 million people. The sparse, desolate lands are difficult to live on and the frigid winters are harsh and overbearing, which is why the country’s Dukha people have relied heavily on reindeer in nearly every facet of their lives for thousands of years.

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Living in northern Mongolia, the Dukha use the completely domesticated reindeer for primarily for transport, as the nomadic tribe changes camp locations between five and eight times per year.

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Stunning Timelapse Explores The Problem Of Light Pollution

Light pollution is very much a negative consequence of modernization and is one whose effects can be seen in our natural and built environments. Artificial lighting has a significantly bad impact on bird and populations as well as our ability to sleep (exposure to artificial light inhibits melatonin production), and of course our economy. The SKYGLOW PROJECT examines light pollution in this staggering timelapse, and we highly recommend you check it out.

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