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2019 was the year electric vehicles grew up. From budget Kias to fleets of e-trucks, this was the biggest year for vehicular electrification yet—but several blockbuster launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers are forced to reinvent themselves.

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious for EVs.Tesla has done the yeoman's work of proving you can sell a million or so electric cars to the masses. Its Model 3 accounted for 1 out of every 6 EVs sold worldwide. Now VW, GM, Ford, and others have painted a giant target on Tesla's back. Let the race begin.

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Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

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Moral philosopher Peter Singer thinks turkey pardons are “totally stupid”

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  • Okay but also who named these turkeys Peas and Carrots?

  • “Turkeys have not done anything wrong, and so cannot be ‘pardoned.' We are the ones who need pardoning."

  • I never quite thought of it that way but Singer has a point. Is is quite stupid that the one slaughtering the innocent party is pardoning the victim. The whole silly charade becomes even more ridiculous when Trump, an obvious white collar criminal, a human rights violator and a possible traitor to his

    I never quite thought of it that way but Singer has a point. Is is quite stupid that the one slaughtering the innocent party is pardoning the victim. The whole silly charade becomes even more ridiculous when Trump, an obvious white collar criminal, a human rights violator and a possible traitor to his nation is the one doing the pardoning.....especially since there is the likelihood he dangled presidential pardons in front of convicted felons who might implicate him in high crimes and misdemeanors.

  • “Looking closely at the ideas behind pardon quickly leads to uncomfortable questions about turkey underlings, human overlords, and the right to wield death upon the tasty.”

  • “This year, Donald Trump will spare the life of either Peas or Carrots at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony. (Unlike in most American elections, anyone can vote on which turkey should be saved.) The two turkeys are currently staying at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, in a fancy

    “This year, Donald Trump will spare the life of either Peas or Carrots at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony. (Unlike in most American elections, anyone can vote on which turkey should be saved.) The two turkeys are currently staying at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, in a fancy room paid for by the National Turkey Federation, which sponsors the event.”

    Um...is this what the real-life Hunger Games looks like? This is depressing and stupid all at once, so Singer isn’t wrong. It’s these kinds of things that make the world seem like a practical joke. We’ve got people dying in war situations all over the place, but uh...yea. Let’s host this turkey pardoning event with pride. 😎 I guess that was the intention all along!