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Green Press: Mock Environmental Daily Tries To Shake Italy Election



ROME- Like every other weekday, 100,000 free papers were handed out in the main metro stations around the Italian capital on Tuesday. But, reports La Stampa, the regular menu of political back-stabbing, soccer trade rumors and crime blotter were missing. In its place were hard-to-believe reports about an Italy and the whole world that were turning magically green, and finally facing the biggest environmental challenges.

Greenpeace Metro

Greenpeace released a version of the free newspaper "Metro", identical to the original, with some of the articles featuring pure fiction, but others absolutely true.

A sample of the made-up stuff: the political leaders involved in Italy's current election campaign promise to radically change their strategy, focusing on a greener economy and a renewable energy revolution; In the U.S., Obama makes the challenge of climate change his top priority; China abandons fossil fuels; back in Italy, both the people and politicians of Sicily decide to revolt against oil drilling rigs off their coasts.

"That's what we want to read in the newspapers. More than that, we want to show that environmental issues are completely absent from the election campaign," says Andrea Boraschi, campaign manager of Greenpeace Climate and Energy.

There are also some fun graphics in the pamphlet, including the leading candidates (below) for prime minister, Pierluigi Bersani, Silvio Berlusconi and Mario Monti, as dinosaurs.

Along with the mock newspaper is a Greenpeace petition, which has already been signed by almost 50,000 asking the candidates to act on the enviornment or they will not vote for them.

Greenpeace Metro

On the last page, the association explains to readers: "The paper you just read is just too good to be true."

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

red tinted photo of feet on a bed

Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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