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Allison W. Gryphon

Breast Cancer Awareness In July - That's Right!

Allison W. Gryphon | July 22, 2016 | Impact
October isn't the only month people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Give me five minutes and I'll give you a few tools to take you to superhero status.
Katie Ray-Jones

4 Million Voices: Giving Hope to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Katie Ray-Jones | July 22, 2016 | Impact
I will never forget the first time I answered a phone call on behalf of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. I was covering the lines so that our staff could enjoy our annual holiday party. The call was from a microbiologist who was in an abusive relationship.
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: The Last Gasp of Atatürk

Nathan Gardels | July 22, 2016 | World
If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. The last gasp of Atatürk has breathed new life into Erdogan's troubled and troubling tenure. (continued)
Paul Mincarelli

In Baltimore, The Library Is Open

Paul Mincarelli | July 22, 2016 | Education
Imagine if public schools left their libraries open during the summer for students to continue reading and exploring hands-on educational content. What would happen if media specialists remained on site so that students could check out books and access materials?
George Lakoff

Understanding Trump

George Lakoff | July 22, 2016 | Politics
Why does Donald Trump publicly insult other candidates and political leaders mercilessly? Quite simply, because he knows he can win an onstage TV insult game. In strict conservative eyes, that makes him a formidable winning candidate who deserves to be a winning candidate.
Dave Hanley

How to safely bring your spiritual self to work

Dave Hanley | July 22, 2016 | Impact
Living one way at home and another at work creates a dissonance of being. Over time the dissonance can create a person internally divided, fractured and segmented. Our brain is a dexterous organism. Physically crossing the midline, right to left and up and across creates growth, agility and development. Yet...
Ryan P. Cumming

End Hunger? The Single Most Important Step

Ryan P. Cumming | July 22, 2016 | Impact
A few years ago, I was at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Borlaug Dialogues, an annual international conference on food security, agriculture, and food science.
Dean Obeidallah

Trump Can Scare You, but He Can't Keep You and Your Family Safe

Dean Obeidallah | July 22, 2016 | World
His proposals on national security from his Muslim ban to "taking" ISIS' oil and "bomb[ing] the hell out of" the group have been slammed by terrorism and national security experts, even Republicans ones.
Anna Kegler

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | July 22, 2016 | Impact
For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?
Steve Davis

A Day Late, A Dollar Short: What The U.S. (And The World) Still Aren't Getting About Zika

Steve Davis | July 22, 2016 | Impact
News cycles and vaccine development cycles are never in sync. While pandemic-inspired headlines may dominate the news for weeks or months, it takes years to develop a new vaccine.

Let's Talk About The Dress Code For Muslim Men

MuslimGirl | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Covering up a bit more than usual at the beach while your wife or sister is beautifully covered is a wonderful form of solidarity. It's also a great form of modesty.  Your wife or sister will appreciate it.
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

From Iran to Nice, We Must Confront All Terrorism to End Terrorism

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | July 21, 2016 | World
The Nice truck slaughter -- indeed the slaughtering by ISIS in general -- and the MEK's killing of thousands of Iranians are both worthy of our attention and condemnation
Tavis Smiley

Mother Of Baton Rouge Police Shooter Speaks For The First Time: 'My Son Had PTSD Which Went Untreated'

Tavis Smiley | July 21, 2016 | Politics
Corine Woodley, mother of the Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Eugene Long, in an EXCLUSIVE conversation shares revealing details unknown until now about her troubled son.
Carter Hewgley

A Matter of Life and Data

Carter Hewgley | July 22, 2016 | Impact
I don't pretend to speak for the unconscionable number killed at the wrong end of a firearm. From Baton Rouge to Chicago, Dallas, Ferguson, Orlando, St. Paul and San Bernardino - every life snuffed out at the barrel of our collective inaction is one too many. We can do...
Michael Gill

What Good's A Forum If Nobody Can Get To It?

Michael Gill | July 21, 2016 | Impact
The fact that the world's governments are even able to meet in New York is thanks to modern air transport. However, providing safe, efficient and reliable air service does not just help diplomats reach UN headquarters. Aviation plays a more fundamental role in helping to support development around the world.
Prince Harry

It's Time for a New Generation of Leaders to Step Forward in the Fight Against AIDS

Prince Harry | July 21, 2016 | UK
What I have seen in the last few days in Lesotho gives me huge confidence that we will rise to this challenge. Seeing young people who have so little, yet who work so hard to support their friends and educate their families about HIV, continues to inspire all of us at Sentebale. They are why I care so much about this fight. I hope that their stories of courage, and not just the huge problems they face, can inspire all of you as well. What I believe is that we cannot beat HIV without giving young people in every country the voice they deserve. Without education and without empowerment, HIV will win.
Tim Mohin

Climate Science Strengthens AMD Targets for Its Processors

Tim Mohin | July 21, 2016 | Impact
With consensus that climate change is a global threat, it is incumbent on all of us to do what we can to reduce our impact. While the call to action is clear, the solutions have been vague - until now: Enter the Science Based Targets Initiative.
William Dameron

Trump's Wall Is Destroying My Family

William Dameron | July 21, 2016 | Politics
I support your right to vote for whoever you choose, but that does not mean I will not be hurt by it or that our relationship will not suffer from it. My hope is that after the election is over, the wall between us will be torn down, but my fear is that it never will be.
Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H.

AIDS: We Must Not Forget

Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H. | July 21, 2016 | Impact
The world's top HIV/AIDS experts are gathering in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference - a meeting that fills me with hope that an opportunity is at hand to finally get the disease under control, but it's an opportunity that is tempered with a little caution.
Richey Piiparinen

Cleveland's Divide Is America's Division

Richey Piiparinen | July 21, 2016 | Politics
With ignorance comes the illusion that America was once one, permitting nostalgia as the fuel of a viable solution. All the while, the presence of a split grows, ensuring America's greatness remains more a bumper sticker than a lived experience.
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