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frank Finds: What You Missed Over the Weekend

By Aaron Zeiler, frank Social Media Director

“The world is starving for answers, and your words are food for thought.”- Get Lit poets, frank 2016

Where’s the other 50%

Hustle Is A Political Act: Michelle Obama’s SXSW Keynote Shifted The Spotlight

First Lady Michelle Obama told the South by Southwest crowd that women in pop culture can be powerful change makers, especially through hip-hop music. However, much like in electoral politics, women are missing from the genre.


The Unfortunate Consequences for Men Who Work Part-Time

David Pedulla, a researcher from University of Texas at Austin, found that men with part-time employment history are less likely to be called back for interviews for full-time jobs than women. Pedulla believes that this phenomenon is rooted in sexism. He wants to continue his research to see if these biases are because people associate women with less desirable, part-time work.

The Atlantic

When leaders get it wrong on pain

The Failure of the War on Drugs

The United States is suffering from an opioid epidemic, ranging from painkillers to heroin. However, there is conflict about the right way to deal with this problem. A 50-year sentence ruled by a Louisiana judge shows that increased punishments are not the answer.


C.D.C. Painkiller Guidelines Aim to Reduce Addiction Risk

In response to an increase in painkiller addiction across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is adjusting its guidelines for prescription pain medication. Many doctors are prescribing highly-addictive opioid painkillers when they shouldn’t, resulting in more opioid deaths per capita. The federal agency now suggests prescribing pain relievers like ibuprofen before highly addictive pills like OxyContin.

New York Times

Reduce, Reuse and Recycling Buildings

An Experiment in Sustainable Urban Agriculture

In 2010, John Edel bought the 93,000-square-foot building to start a project where 24 food start-ups could work together to make their products. In the future, this self-sustaining building will house a microgreens company, coffee producer, bakery, brewery and more.

Pacific Standard


Posted on March 21, 2016

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