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For those trying to get a start at understanding the current immigration issue, this NY Times Q&A breaks it down to just the facts.

Politicians may not be too happy with this web browser plug-in developed by a 16-year-old:

"Called ‘Greenhouse,’ the plug-in picks out the names of any members of Congress on a given Web page. Users can then mouse-over those members of Congress to see their top donors, and what percentage of their funding came from small-dollar donations."


I am a Vietnamese woman. This is my truth: I already hear things like “Welcome to America” and “Me Love You Long Time”. Bringing back another historically racist production that reaches a wide audience that may not know the rich history, culture, and traditions of my people, would continue to perpetuate the unhealthy stereotypes for Vietnamese people and especially women.

- Diana

Tumblr created to protest Miss Saigon musical.

Educating women about the Affordable Care Act

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) wants to help women understand the Affordable Care Act, and is offering $25,000 in awards for “an innovative, educational tool that informs women about enrollment in their state’s Marketplace as well as key provisions of the Affordable Care Act designed specifically to improve their health and that of their families.”

Details here.

Challenge for software developers to utilize health data recently released by Medicare to create visualizations and apps that help consumers compare costs for care at hospitals across the country. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsoring awards ranging from $5K to $50K.

Details here.


Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. 60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private.

Brand spanking new report out today on teens and their digital lives. Teen twitter use has grown substantially; 24% of teens use twitter, up from 16% in 2011. But Facebook is still most popular. This infographic says it all, but stop by the report for the nitty gritty.

In some ways, our Tumblr feels a bit like ‘MinnPost after dark.’ We approach things with more humor or snark — within reason — and try to show the personality of the organization
MinnPost Tumblr-er Kaeti Hinck, in How some news orgs use Tumblr | Poynter. (via minnpost)

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Infographic on Youth Sports Concussion Laws.