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Token News Sources

– by Kelsey (and Lindsey in spirit/suggestions)

I don’t know about you, Reader, but I prefer to gather my news online throughout the day vs. subjecting myself to the dismal existence that is television media. That said, our favorite daily news sources are below:

The Vox

More of a “purist” news site than some of our other suggestions, The Vox is well-written and informative. Also, the “Understand the News” flash card section, is wonderful, giving a thorough, contextual account of some of the biggest things happening in news at the moment (unlike the majority of mass media).

Fast Company

Fast company features articles on various subjects, but tends to focus on business articles. Please keep reading, Reader. I’m the one with the B.S. degree in business, and this would instantly make me blackball this site. But it features a ton of interesting articles. Lindsey once called me mesmerized by a Fast Company article with a 5 minute video of exotic flowers blooming.

Jezebel

GIRL POWER! Jezebel highlights articles on various subjects that are tinged with a feminist viewpoint. They also feature a fair amount of GIFs and celebrity news, but it’s a good blend of information and irreverence.

Wired

Also a print magazine, Wired’s articles run the gamut from video games to current events, but it features heavily in the tech field. Highly recommended.

Honorable Mentions: The Verge, Kottke, The Daily Beast, and Slate

Get to bookmarking these gems, Friends.

 

 

 

 

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Space-tacular

By Lindsey

As you might have noticed, we’re still refining our voices and finding our schtick here at the Left/Right. Site adjustments come with the territory. We selected our header image today, and it came from an unexpected source. That sounds like clickbait, doesn’t it?

Star Cluster NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Star Cluster NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Since our blog has a mix of everything, the choices for a header image were plentiful. Kelsey said she wanted a galaxy. Okay. I like stars, too.

I know that many military and government sites offer royalty-free image resources, so I turned to – you guessed it – NASA. The image we selected is from the Hubble Space Telescope. The NASA site has lots of spaces (get it?) to explore, so check it out next time you need to spice up a PowerPoint.

P.S. Those black squares? Part of the picture, friends. Aliens? Lazy Hubble? Who knows.