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The “It Gets Better” project is a grand achievement, and the abundant and various non-famous voices on the website offer much needed empathy and recognition. But we might consider how unhelpfully easy the lucky, privileged, "normal" few can make hope sound.

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Over a pair of steaming coffee cups, I was told that a secret faction has developed within New York City’s Occupy movement, made up of big-name celebrities and would-be leaders, some of whom look determined to steer the movement in a direction of their choosing.Over a pair of steaming coffee cups, I was told that big-name celebrities and would-be leaders look determined to steer the movement in a direction of their choosing.

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Imagine going to the Internet and being able to see how much everyone in the United States, including you, earned and paid in taxes. The outgoing Italian government just made everyone's private business public. Needless to say, Italians were outraged as they rushed to the Web to see the income of their neighbors and the rich and famous.

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Who knew that Reese Witherspoon window-shops for shoes? Or that Ben Affleck glues elaborate doll houses together? Or that Jeremy Piven eats what appears to be gruel on a lush outdoor patio? These intimate celebrity vignettes were captured for the AARP's ad campaign for its "Divided We Fail" intiative calling for "red, blue liberal, conservative" (and, apparently, "rich, famous") Americans to unite for the causes of health care and long-term financial security.

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