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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.
TEDTalks

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WATCH: Calling All Introverts! It's Okay If You're Not A Social Butterfly. In Fact It Could Be A Good Thing

TEDTalks | September 19, 2014 | TED Weekends
Why does the world seem to celebrate schmoozers, and what might we be missing when we assume quieter people have nothing worth saying? This persuasive talk from author (and self-proclaimed introvert) Susan Cain will leave you questioning your assumptions about what makes a good leader, and you may see the people in your life a bit differently - yourself included.
Terry Blackhawk

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Did They Get Your Bike?

Terry Blackhawk | September 19, 2014 | Detroit
The first question I received when telling a non-Detroiter about my fall was, "Did they get your bike?" They? Uh oh. Urban code word strikes again. What dire scenario did this person have in mind?
Megan Pincus Kajitani

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5 Ways to Support the People's Climate March Without Marching

Megan Pincus Kajitani | September 18, 2014 | Green
I invite you to join the crowds in New York or in your city at the historic People's Climate March this Sunday -- or else try any number of these five ways to join the march in spirit, and speak out beyond this weekend to save our planet.
Larry Bernstein

Five Reasons I Can't Adapt to the Suburbs

Larry Bernstein | September 18, 2014 | HuffPost Home
The boys play in the backyard. My wife loves planting and killing flowers. And I'm happy to have a driveway. While I love the permanent parking spot, I still can't seem to adapt to the suburbs.
Quora

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Tips From Former Police Officers on How to Avoid Getting That Traffic Ticket

Quora | September 19, 2014 | Crime
If you were reasonable, and the infraction was not reckless or dangerous to others, you'd usually get a break from me. Once. I had a long memory.
Matthew Fossen

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A New Arena Soon to Be Created, a New Detroit Already Being Cultivated

Matthew Fossen | September 19, 2014 | Detroit
As the month of September approaches its end, the start of construction for the Detroit Red Wings' sleek, state-of-the-art, and highly anticipated hockey arena approaches.
Ann Brenoff

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The Incredible Life Lesson I Learned From My Teenage Daughter

Ann Brenoff | September 18, 2014 | Fifty
The say that eventually the child becomes the parent. In my mind, that's a situation that comes much much later in life when parents are old and frail and need help getting around. But I recently learned otherwise.
Michael Moore

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13 Rules for Making Documentary Films

Michael Moore | September 17, 2014 | Entertainment
What is the first rule of "Fight Club"? The first rule of Fight Club is: "Don't talk about 'Fight Club.'" The first rule of documentaries is: Don't make a documentary -- make a MOVIE. Stop making documentaries. Start making movies.
Dale Hansen

What's Wrong With Fast Food Workers Earning a Living Wage?

Dale Hansen | September 16, 2014 | Politics
The goal of $15 per hour is likely a pipe dream. But with around $8.5 billion in income, $3.5 billion in dividend payments, and another $67 million in executive compensation (2012), it seems McDonald's can afford to increase wages some.
Jared Green

Blue Cities Have a Sustainable Relationship with Oceans

Jared Green | September 17, 2014 | Green
We, as humans, have a deep, biophilic connection to the oceanscape, which makes up 70 percent of the face of the Earth and contains 97 percent of its water. That connection is essential to building a more "complementary, mutually sustainable relationship between city and ocean."
Richard (RJ) Eskow

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The Middle Class and Working Poor's Lifelong Losing Game -- In 10 Slides

Richard (RJ) Eskow | September 16, 2014 | Politics
They say a picture's worth a thousand words. If that's true, the following 10 images could provide the lyrics for a thousand blues songs. The graphs are taken from series of recent reports which, when considered together, create a paint-by-numbers picture of the lifelong losing game faced by working Americans.
Arianna Huffington

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100 Million Thank-Yous to HuffPosters Around the World

Arianna Huffington | September 15, 2014 | Media
This morning I sent an email to our HuffPost team, sharing the news of a major milestone for our company -- one that really struck a chord with me. And you, the members of the HuffPost community, are the heart and soul of this milestone. Whether you have blogged on HuffPost, commented on, shared or talked about a story or just made us a regular part of your media diet, you have been a key part of the conversation we set out to start a little over nine years ago. Indeed, without you, there would be no HuffPost. So thank you for being part of this remarkable journey -- a journey that is still very much in progress. Here is the email I sent to our team.
Maude Barlow

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Detroit, Don't Take Water Away From Those Who Can't Afford It

Maude Barlow | September 15, 2014 | Canada Politics
Upholding UN resolutions are often seen as a federal responsibility. But what happens when a federal government fails in its duty to afford people basic human rights? Many would argue that lower levels of government -- state and municipal -- and courts have legal and moral obligations to uphold international obligations when federal governments have failed.
Jeff Biggers

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The Urban Food Banquet: St. Paul Leads Nation in Art of Food Justice

Jeff Biggers | September 15, 2014 | Green
Working with local farmers, cooks and artists, Jones and Public Art St. Paul fashioned CREATE into a zero waste public art initiative to take the challenge of bringing healthy food directly to the table.
Techonomy

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Detroit Needs Talented People... and It's Getting Them

Techonomy | September 15, 2014 | Small Business
Last year, I asked an audience in San Francisco, "What would happen if everyone in the Bay Area were to move to Detroit?" Think about that for a second.
Dale Hansen

Blacks and Whites Aren't Having the Same Conversation on Race

Dale Hansen | September 12, 2014 | Politics
On one side of this discussion are those who are holding up the shooting of Michael Brown as an example of the racial inequality in this country and in the justice system in particular. On the other side of this discussion are those who see racism as a hoax to be disproved.
Zak Ebrahim

WATCH: Meet The Terrorist's Son Who Refused To Follow In His Father's Footsteps

Zak Ebrahim | September 12, 2014 | TED Weekends
Abused as a child. Bullied. Raised by a terrorist. These are true facts about the life of Zak Ebrahim. Here's another one: Today, Zak tours the world as an advocate for tolerance and peace. Watch his remarkable story, and ask yourself: What does it take to choose nonviolence?
Michele Hunt

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Out of the Closet on Domestic Abuse: Why I Stayed, Why I Left and Why I Choose Now to Tell My Story

Michele Hunt | September 12, 2014 | Impact
It is for my daughter Nicole and women, girls and boys around the world, that I choose the most powerful form of communications on earth to come out of my closet. I want anyone and everyone who is enduring abuse of any kind to please know -- You Are Not Alone!
Renaldo Pearson

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The Drug War and the Mass Incarceration It Caused: Where We Are and Where We Still Must Go (Part 2 of 5)

Renaldo Pearson | September 11, 2014 | Politics
What changes have come about since our #EndMassIncarceration petition? Well, there's been about 20 developments and victories in the way of criminal justice reform (not including changes at the state/local level), at least 6 of which that are having or will have measurable impact.
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