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Heather Mayer Irvine

Running Back to Boston

Heather Mayer Irvine | April 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
A weight has been lifted -- one I never knew I was carrying. My legs cry in pain every time I move, but my heart is lighter. The Boston Marathon hurt me last year. But that same great race made me stronger and gave me back my finish line. And with it, a new PR of 3:42:34.
Jason Salzman


I Just Flipped But Trust My Record

Jason Salzman | April 22, 2014 | Denver
On conservative KNUS radio last week, GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner assured listeners that he remains "pro-life" even though he recently un-endorsed the personhood amendment, which would ban abortion in Colorado. "I remain a pro-life legislator who believes that my record actually speaks for itself while I've...
Arianna Huffington


A Conversation With Eckhart Tolle

Arianna Huffington | April 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
In 2008 Oprah and the spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle held a number of conversations as part of their Web series Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth. Now they're bringing those episodes to television for the first time, Sundays at noon on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Since my new book Thrive is concerned with many of the same questions, I asked Tolle about the series, why this is a conversation we as a society need to have now, and the moment he knew he needed to change his life. Here's our conversation.
Julie Foucher


On CrossFit and Risk

Julie Foucher | April 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
The responsibility falls on each one of us to evaluate and decide how much risk we are willing to take on in order to reap the potential rewards of our actions.
Jason Salzman


Archbishop Slings Bigotry at Atheists

Jason Salzman | April 21, 2014 | Denver
In a recent radio interview, Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila compared Colorado's "godlessness" to Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia and said it portends a government that will "eventually fall." Citing the growing number of atheists and agnostics here, Aquila also said godlessness in Colorado engenders a "lack of respect for the...
Alvina Vasquez


Colorado Budget Invests in Girls and Women to Reach Their Full Potential

Alvina Vasquez | April 21, 2014 | Denver
I sat down with one elected leader Representative Crisanta Duran who understands the barriers that woman face and feels the Colorado State budget is a clear victory for Colorado girls, and women.
Aimee Heckel

A Grown-Up Easter Hunt Yields the Weirdest Repurposed Furniture

Aimee Heckel | April 19, 2014 | Weird News
This Easter, I'm transcending egg trauma and reclaiming the hunt. In honor of the tradition, I decided to conduct my own grown-up Easter treasure hunt along east Pearl Street in Boulder, CO.
Umar Lee

Why Progressives Should Think Twice About Embracing Uber and Lyft

Umar Lee | April 19, 2014 | Business
St. Louis is already a city that has lost so many good-paying blue-collar jobs. Lyft and Uber are part of the Walmartization of America: part-time workers earning fast-food wages. These drivers are in a very real sense akin to scab workers, and like the companies they drive for, represent regression and not progression.
Lawrence J. Hanley


Riding Public Transit Best Way to Celebrate Earth Day

Lawrence J. Hanley | April 18, 2014 | Green
So, if you're casting about for something to do this Earth Day, why not take the bus, subway or train? And post photos of your Earth Day ride on Facebook and tweet them using hastags #transit and #EarthDay.
EllynAnne Geisel


Macaroon Epiphany

EllynAnne Geisel | April 18, 2014 | Denver
For forever, the only Passover-approved cookie available at the grocery was an almond macaroon. Like a beloved family tradition, those icky sweet orbs have been passed off from one generation to the next as the holiday's go-to sweet. Falling into the ancestral way, I've been serving almond nuggets for over 30 years, until this year, when I experienced a macaroon epiphany.
Kiri Westby


What Happened Next? The Good, the Weird and the Ugly of Coming Out of the Pot Closet

Kiri Westby | April 18, 2014 | Parents
The moment we admit we toke up, there are a whole slew of assumptions and images based on stereotypes. If we call ourselves potheads, then the term loses power and legitimacy.
Jim Wallis


The Risen Christ: A Call to Conversion

Jim Wallis | April 18, 2014 | Religion
For so many of us, Easter is not just a religious holiday -- it is a personal celebration and re-commitment. How do we personally experience the resurrection? Every year, as I hear and say "He is risen," I remember that it's not just a theological affirmation, but something I need personally.
Food Riot


How to Use a Coffee Shop As an Office and Not Be THAT Person

Food Riot | April 18, 2014 | Taste
I see people unnecessarily using two tables when they really could condense down into one.


WATCH: Does Penis Size Matter? Here's One Answer From The Animal Kingdom

TEDTalks | April 18, 2014 | TED Weekends
From a sea creature's detachable, swimming penis to violent bedbug sex, this is a tour of the animal kingdom as you've never seen it before. What can we learn about a species from how it has sex? Let's get it on
Arianna Huffington


Congrats, Graduates: Now Go Out There and Redefine Success

Arianna Huffington | April 17, 2014 | College
We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice varies, sometimes conflicts, but the general idea is: Here is what you need to know in order to succeed in the world. This year my book tour is taking me to a lot of colleges, and my first piece of advice is to start by defining success for yourself -- by being clear about what you want, what you value and what you are about. But to do that, we need to abandon, or at least mitigate, some of the worst practices of the adult world that students are already mired in: burnout, sleep deprivation, stress and anxiety. This is all the more important because this generation is starting out their adult lives burdened with multiple deficits.
Jason Salzman


Denver Post Scrubs Abortion Story From Its Website

Jason Salzman | April 17, 2014 | Denver
Obviously, Plunkett didn't rob Kurtis Lee of a Pulitzer by deleting his blog post from The Post's website. It wasn't an earth-shattering piece, but it advanced, in its small way, an issue that's important to a lot of real people as well as political elites.
Sen. Bernie Sanders


Who Are the Koch Brothers and What Do They Want?

Sen. Bernie Sanders | April 17, 2014 | Politics
The truth is that the agenda of the Koch brothers is to move this country from a democratic society with a strong middle class to an oligarchic form of society in which the economic and political life of the nation are controlled by a handful of billionaire families.
Robert Redford


President Obama, Put the Arctic Off-Limits to Big Oil

Robert Redford | April 17, 2014 | Green
Four years ago this week, BP's Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ravaged the coastline, and shut down tourism. The world got an ugly look at some of the terrible hidden costs of fossil fuels. Spill-related health problems plague the people and the wildlife of the Gulf to this very day. I personally hoped that we, as a nation, would quickly learn from this tragedy and move swiftly to prevent a repeat disaster in our most vulnerable coastal environments. So it boggles the mind that Shell Oil is still determined to drill in one of the most fragile and remote ecosystems on Earth: the Arctic Ocean -- the last bastion of America's polar bears, endangered bowhead whales and other rare wildlife.
Bob Semro


Coming to a TV Near You: Misleading Advertising on Affordable Care Act

Bob Semro | April 16, 2014 | Denver
Midterm elections are seven months away, but we're already seeing political ads targeting the Affordable Care Act and legislators who supported it. Americans for Prosperity, an organization that opposes the ACA, is running one such ad in a number of states, including Colorado.
Kateri Allard

To the Mother of My Patient

Kateri Allard | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
Because of you, I am beginning again to believe in miracles. Because in the depth of despair over losing your beloved son you took me into your arms and guided me back onto a track where love is real, positive thinking is a choice that saves us, and miracles do happen.
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