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Amanda Klasing

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Detroit Out of Step on Right to Water

Amanda Klasing | October 1, 2014 | Detroit
It's long past time for the United States to recognize the human right to water domestically and devise national, state, and local policy solutions that both guarantee sufficient financing for affordable public water infrastructure and service.
Thrillist

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Stop Telling Me Not to Instagram My Food

Thrillist | October 1, 2014 | Taste
It trumps sifting through old Yelp reviews and Foursquare check-ins. It's an up-to-date passport of your life & times.
P.G. Sittenfeld

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On My 30th Birthday, 30 Tips for Your 20s

P.G. Sittenfeld | October 1, 2014 | Business
While I have not heeded all of the pieces of advice that follow, some came instinctively, some were learned from watching other people, and plenty of insights are a consequence of plenty of mistakes.
Kenneth Estelle

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For Army Couple Reentering Civilian Life, Food Insecurity Just One of Many Challenges

Kenneth Estelle | September 30, 2014 | Impact
On the morning of Sept. 3, Jon and Elizabeth Alba waited two hours at the VA Medical Clinic in Iron Mountain, Mich., not for medical care but for a few days' supply of groceries.
Rob Greenfield

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The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have to See It to Believe it

Rob Greenfield | September 30, 2014 | Green
I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.
Mark Manson

10 Life Lessons for Excelling in Your 30s

Mark Manson | September 29, 2014 | Healthy Living
Recently I turned 30 and sent an email to my subscribers asking readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves. The result was spectacular.
Dan Rather

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Derek Jeter, and Our Own Mortality

Dan Rather | September 29, 2014 | Sports
What must this past season have been like for a man with still so much life before him, hearing all those eulogies to his youth? "Ballplayer" is the only identity Jeter has ever known, and now, at an age when many are only getting started, he will have to redefine his life.
Jordan Schultz

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Brady Hoke Needs To Be Fired From Michigan, But Maybe Not For The Reason You Think

Jordan Schultz | September 29, 2014 | Sports
Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a brutal hit during a game this weekend. That should have been the end of the story.
Thrillist

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The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America

Thrillist | September 26, 2014 | Taste
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Pull up a chair, put a napkin in your shirt, and enjoy this mozzarella.
Ben Jealous

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Community Policing: The Importance of Trust

Ben Jealous | September 26, 2014 | Black Voices
In Ferguson, Former Chief Brooks sees an opportunity for an effective community-policing program to emerge from the chaos and violence of the past few weeks. "Now, there is a chance for police and the community to hear each other," she said.
Jon Bird

Can Retail Rescue a Dying City?

Jon Bird | September 25, 2014 | Business
But amidst the overgrown vacant lots close to downtown Detroit can be seen the green shoots of revival, and a growing civic pride. A developer is snapping up buildings to restore, and the roads have been torn up to build a new light rail line. And retail is at the heart of the resurgence.
Kevin Walsh

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For Kids, Many Voices Become One at "Twenty Feet from Stardom" Benefit Screening & Concert

Kevin Walsh | September 29, 2014 | Detroit
Originally posted in Kevin Walsh's blog, MyMediaDiary. The women of Twenty Feet from Stardom Few third graders have been overheard bragging to their classmates... "I hope to be fourth cellist in the New York Philharmonic." "I'd like to be a situational...
Aisa Villarosa

Dual Journey: Musings of an Artist-Advocate Leaving Detroit

Aisa Villarosa | September 29, 2014 | Detroit
As excited as I am for undiscovered possibilities in Oakland, I feel tremendous guilt and sadness leaving Detroit. For the past six years, I have had a (small) hand in creating positive change within the city, while reaping the benefits of that change as a resident.
Gretchen Gavett

CEOs Get Paid Too Much, According to Pretty Much Everyone in the World

Gretchen Gavett | September 29, 2014 | Business
It turns out that most people, regardless of nationality or set of beliefs, share similar sentiments about how much CEOs should be paid -- and, for the most part, these estimates are markedly lower than the amounts company leaders actually earn.
Dale Hansen

Why Are Fast Food Workers Being Vilified?

Dale Hansen | September 23, 2014 | Politics
History shows that Henry Ford doubled wages and still managed to increase profits. Are we really supposed to believe McDonald's can't spend a single penny more on workers without going bankrupt or ruining the U.S. economy?
Laura Hogikyan

A New Motor for the Motor City

Laura Hogikyan | September 24, 2014 | Detroit
On Saturday, I rode with some co-workers in the Tour de Troit, a 30-mile loop around Detroit. The route begins in Roosevelt Park where the empty train station loomed large over the near 7,000 cyclists and beer tents at Corktown's edge.
Brian Stone

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Why Michigan's LGBT Community Can't Afford to Lose the Senate

Brian Stone | September 23, 2014 | Gay Voices
We haven't won in Michigan. We aren't even close. This election may come down to who shows up to vote. The simple question is: Have you talked to your family and friends? Have you done your part to register people to vote?
Zoe Lintzeris

Now That You're Officially Allowed to Eat Fall Foods, Go Master These 5 Staples

Zoe Lintzeris | September 23, 2014 | Taste
Not a cook? Fine. But you might want to learn how to make a proper mac and cheese or try your hand at baking -- before it's too late and you have to speed to Boston Market to buy a dilapidated apple pie and sub-par side.
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

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7 Things I Learned About Love When My Dad Started Online Dating

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | September 29, 2014 | Women
When most 20-somethings have dating questions, they call a single friend. A few might call their moms. But what if your "person" is a 60+ guy who also happens to be your dad?
The Active Times

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The Fittest Colleges in America 2014

The Active Times | September 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
The first major choice students make is in selecting their college, and it's clear some campuses offer a better shot at fitness success than others.
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