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Yoani Sanchez

Drought in Cuba Lays Bare Decades of Water Mismanagement

Yoani Sanchez | August 29, 2015 | World
We Cubans are waiting for something more than a crop of clouds altered with a blast of silver iodide. We deserve a coherent hydrology policy, over the long term, without magic or spells, but with guarantees.
Margie Alt

Starting Today, Your Favorite River Is Better Protected

Margie Alt | August 28, 2015 | Green
We know that the Clean Water Rule is on solid legal ground and backed by more than 1,000 scientific studies showing how streams and wetlands are vital to the health of our rivers, lakes, and bays.
Jaye Watson

Roanoke: He Was Not One of Us

Jaye Watson | August 28, 2015 | Media
The live aspect of our business is just one of the many reasons that television news is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for the thin-skinned. And in the hours after we found out that Adam and Alison's killer was someone who had been a journalist, I had one thought -- he wasn't one of us.
Jonathan Martin

When You Realize What Matters Most

Jonathan Martin | August 27, 2015 | Sports
One day, you realize how absurd your current mindset is, that this shit doesn't matter. You let your demons go, knowing that, perhaps, sharing your story can help some other chubby, goofy, socially-isolated, sensitive kid getting bulled in America who feels like no one in the world cares about him.
María Carla Sánchez

I Am an Anchor Baby

María Carla Sánchez | August 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
"No more anchor babies!" "We'll make the illegals build the wall!" "Repeal the 14th Amendment!" Whatever leads us to our next president, I fear there will be nothing inspirational, sublime, or hopeful about it. The hateful hounds are already loose, and they are very, very loud.
Abdul Malik Mujahid

Katrina: Where Faith and Interfaith Groups Picked Up as Federal Government Failed

Abdul Malik Mujahid | August 27, 2015 | Religion
The failure of the strongest government in the world was of historic proportions. But faith and interfaith communities made history. They were the first responders, if not the only help, for most people over the course of several weeks. After 10 years, their work with survivors continues.
Lourdes Duarte

Confessions of a Latina Arrepentida

Lourdes Duarte | August 26, 2015 | Latino Voices
After suffering through too many inauthentic portrayals of both Latinas and the Magic City on screen, I decided to do something about it. Because I'll be DAMNED if another feisty Cuban girl in the 305 is growing up resenting her heritage, too.
Hue Series

How To Freshen Up Your Makeup Routine In Under 5 Minutes

Hue Series | August 26, 2015 | Style
A pop of paint on the lips is fresh, fun and playful. It's also one of the quickest ways to step up your makeup routine.
Yoani Sanchez

The Missing Statistics on Women in Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | August 26, 2015 | World
Living in a country where there is no female circumcision or forced marriages, where women are not forbidden to drive a car, is not sufficient reason to breathe easily and believe that the serious problem of gender inequality is resolved.
CheapTickets

How It's Made: 11 Mind-Melting Factory Tours in the U.S.

CheapTickets | August 25, 2015 | Travel
See what goes into making jelly beans that taste like buttered popcorn, toasted marshmallow and A&W Root Beer, and discover why it takes up to 20 days to create a single bean.
Zagat

Why Chicken Is the Hottest Dish in America Right Now

Zagat | August 24, 2015 | Taste
Fried chicken's feel-good sense of nostalgia is perhaps to blame for its rampant popularity. But that doesn't mean its preparations have to be limited to fast-food sandwiches.
U.S. News Travel

6 of the Best Secret Beaches in the U.S.

U.S. News Travel | August 24, 2015 | Travel
If you're craving the warm sand beneath your toes and picture-perfect sunsets without hordes of other tourists by your side, visit one of these under-the-radar beach destinations, found everywhere from Virginia to Hawaii.
Ediberto Roman

Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Promotes Abuses in the US and the Dominican Republic

Ediberto Roman | August 25, 2015 | Miami
Trump is not only scapegoating immigrants, he is calling for an end to birthright citizenship. If his plan somehow succeeds, it may jeopardize the human rights of millions, particularly members of minority communities.
David Martin

End-Users Trump Phantom Buyers in Miami Real Estate

David Martin | August 21, 2015 | Miami
The international media loves characterizing Miami's residential market as being dominated by foreign owners, many of whom will never set foot in their investment properties - let alone reside there.
Tom Falco

Scotty's Landing Ouster Has People Furious

Tom Falco | August 21, 2015 | Miami
There's a war going on in Coconut Grove and it involves a venerable favorite place - Scotty's Landing on the waterfront. This week it was reported that the city has finally given the current owners their notice so that the new mega developer can...
Madeline Wahl

Thinking of Asking a Woman When She's Going to Have Kids? Don't.

Madeline Wahl | August 20, 2015 | Women
I don't want someone to rush how I live my life. My life is just that: mine. The men and women around you who are single? It's their choice whether they want to hit the bars and have fun or try to settle down by finding the right person.
MoneyTips

5 Tips to Avoid Hotel Scammers

MoneyTips | August 20, 2015 | Travel
It is possible to save significant money by booking hotels online, but just make sure you know whom you are dealing with. As the old saying goes, "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is."
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Petteri Lahtela, Whose OURA Ring Will Track Your Sleep

Arianna Huffington | August 20, 2015 | Healthy Living
Petteri Lahtela is the CEO and co-founder of OURA, a wearable device -- in the form of a waterproof ring -- that measures our well-being as we sleep. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the restorative power of sleep, the future of sleep technology, and how wearable devices can enhance the body-mind connection.
Liftopia

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

Liftopia | August 19, 2015 | Travel
Dig deeper and you'll find extreme adventures ranging from caving to whitewater rafting. All of these activities will get your heart rate up.
Tom Falco

I'm Drinking Free Water and Going Green

Tom Falco | August 18, 2015 | Green
I discovered how to have drinking water whenever I want it and I never run out. I don't have to worry about lugging heavy jugs and bottles back from the supermarket and I am saving money and helping the environment.
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