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Dana Beyer

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Gay Rights Progress Towards the ENDA the Line

Dana Beyer | August 30, 2014 | Gay Voices
The battle against a medieval religious mindset is not only occurring in Syria and Iraq, but here at home. While we must show respect for religious liberty, one of our founding principles and the core of the First Amendment, we need to understand the motivations of our opponents if we are to make further progress.
TEDTalks

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WATCH: These Mind-Controlling Parasites Are Freaky, And Apparently There Are A Lot Of Them

TEDTalks | August 29, 2014 | TED Weekends
How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? One word: parasites. Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and asks: Are parasites manipulating humans, too?
John G. Taft

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You Only Live Once, So Do It Warren Buffett's Way

John G. Taft | August 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
Buffett used his punch-card analogy in an investment context. It's consistent with his belief that really profitable investment decisions are few and far between. But I think the punch-card analogy applies equally well to life, and to the decisions that define and shape our lives.
Sophia Jones

An Open Letter To My Alma Mater's Former President On College Rape

Sophia Jones | August 30, 2014 | College
I usually take great pride in calling myself an alumna of The George Washington University -- but not today. Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, current president emeritus and a professor of public service at GWU, made comments on the Diane Rehm Show this week about how college women drinking too much is feeding the campus rape crisis, and in doing so perpetuated the dangerous notion that it is a woman's fault for being sexually assaulted or raped. Change is needed on campus, but it does not need to come from the victim.
Cassim Shepard

From Chelsea to Corona: Public Cost and Public Benefit in the New Public Park

Cassim Shepard | August 28, 2014 | New York
Former Mayor Bloomberg presided over an impressive and significant investment in public space, leveraging the frenzied pace of real estate development to subsidize new parks. Yet, somehow, the new open spaces built in the past decade - free and accessible to all - have come to symbolize, for some, just the opposite: elitism and the inequality of opportunity.
Madison T. Shockley II

My Family Has Been Racially Profiled Everywhere from Harvard to Our Own Home

Madison T. Shockley II | August 28, 2014 | World
I fit the description. I was a black man.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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Marco Rubio & the GOP's Reckless Shutdown Politics

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz | August 28, 2014 | Politics
Instead of joining with Democrats to expand opportunity for all Americans by fighting for equal pay and a raise for millions of Americans, investing in infrastructure and education, and creating jobs, Republicans like Rubio have recommitted to digging in their heels and causing rampant dysfunction that hurts middle class families.
Adam Levin

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4 Reasons Not to Use Your Debit Card at a Bar

Adam Levin | August 28, 2014 | Money
But if you think you're protected from losing cash by using a debit card, perhaps you need to rethink your definition of protection. Debit cards get scammed the same as credit cards, but that's where the similarity ends.
Ann Brenoff

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7 Reasons Why I'm Not Celebrating This Labor Day

Ann Brenoff | August 28, 2014 | Fifty
As companies focused more on the bottom line, they began to refer to workers as "assets" and when times got tough, they looked at which "assets" to cut. "Do more with less," "Get rid of the fat," and "leaner and meaner" were the propaganda slogans that sent chills down workers' spines. Older workers quickly read the writing on the wall.
Etan Thomas

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Athletes Take a Stand for Mike Brown

Etan Thomas | August 29, 2014 | Sports
These critiques of athletes are not new. They have been articulated for years, in barbershops, bars, social media, various articles and blogs, by the everyday fan to the most celebrated scholars. But many still are misguided and inaccurate.
Kat Haselkorn

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Moving Day: The Search for the Perfect Apartment in the DMV

Kat Haselkorn | August 27, 2014 | DC
With so many choices, it's easy to get overwhelmed. If, like me, you're an employed, childless, "millennial" (whatever that means these days), here are a few things to consider when you're planning your move.
Arianna Huffington

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33 Days to More Well-Being: A Special Offer for HuffPost Readers

Arianna Huffington | August 27, 2014 | Healthy Living
Wherever I go around the world, I see the same hunger to live our lives with more meaning and purpose and less unnecessary stress and burnout. This is the goal of "33 Days of Awakening Through Loyalty to Your Soul," a new online course being offered by the University of Santa Monica, which I'm delighted we have arranged to offer free for HuffPost readers. The class is designed so that on each day of the course, the intention for the day is supported with meditations, videos, podcasts and other resources that help us go deeper. Each day's email has a theme: clarifying our intentions, accepting what we cannot change, putting our thoughts in writing to help us forgive ourselves and others, writing out a gratitude list, dropping grudges and -- my favorite -- realizing that the way we deal with the issue is the issue. When we make these habits part of our daily practice, we can view ourselves and the world with more awareness and more gratitude.
Connie Lawn

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The Fight to Save the Sequoia

Connie Lawn | August 27, 2014 | DC
The Sequoia is a majestic and handsome yacht which is an important piece of American History. Life changing historic events have taken place on the Sequoia from the Hoover Administration through to the Carter Administration. Some of the most dramatic events took place when Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F....
Clay Calvert

Docs v. Glocks Case Fires Up in Florida: ACLU Files Brief on First Amendment Speech Rights

Clay Calvert | August 27, 2014 | Politics
Florida physicians are caught in the National Rifle Association's crosshairs of censorship. That's the gist of the ACLU Foundation of Florida's argument in a brief filed this week with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the case of Wollschlaeger vs. Governor of Florida.
Christine Stoddard

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Barreling from Chinatown to Chinatown by Bus

Christine Stoddard | August 28, 2014 | New York
A balmy, persistent breeze in Manhattan blurred the July evening into an autumnal memory. By now, I was a Chinatown bus regular, familiar with the various lines, their pros and cons, even their drivers. Snippets from different (mis)adventures melted into a slightly off-putting fondue.
Dr. Peggy Drexler

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6 Ways Men and Women Are (Mostly) Different

Dr. Peggy Drexler | August 27, 2014 | Women
It's important to recognize that the qualities men and women share, or don't, are fluid and ever-changing, and prone to shifting with time, experience, and relationships.
Sandip Roy

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An Unlikely Sliver of Hope from Ferguson

Sandip Roy | August 27, 2014 | Black Voices
Amidst all the hell breaking loose in Ferguson, here was one more old scab to pick at -- immigrant-black tensions in small towns and inner cities.
Orlando Jones

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There's a Hole in My Bucket

Orlando Jones | August 26, 2014 | Politics
Since a number of the discussions I've recently had about the events in Ferguson, MO seem to devolve into accusations that I'm either a racist, a liar or an idiot allow me to immediately address some facts that are not in dispute
Amanda Gutterman

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Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge Is Not the Same Thing as Actually Supporting ALS Research

Amanda Gutterman | August 27, 2014 | Impact
My dad who died of ALS would be frustrated, as I am, that the Ice Bucket Challenge gives the political adversaries of scientific research a pretext to disguise their views and pretend they haven't made it harder to find a cure, for any disease at all.
Lance Rinker

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Kirk Cousins, the Right Quarterback for the Job in Washington

Lance Rinker | August 26, 2014 | Sports
Jay Gruden finally got the opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL and in order to be successful, he very well may have to do what his predecessor could not -- name Kirk Cousins as the long-term solution at quarterback for the Redskins.
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