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M. Shannon Hernandez


9 Tips for Dealing with the Emotions When Writing a Memoir

M. Shannon Hernandez | October 30, 2014 | Books
Due to the emotions that emerge in memoir writing, it is often necessary that the writer understand how to navigate and conquer the writing process, in spite of the added element of being taken for a ride on an emotional roller coaster each time one sits down to write.
Scott Barry Kaufman


The Creative Gifts of ADHD

Scott Barry Kaufman | October 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
To be sure, ADHD can make it difficult for students to pay attention in class and organize their lives. The importance of learning key attentional control skills should not be undervalued. But let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Marshall Brown


Can Long Island Be Saved? -- Part X: Governor Cuomo Announces An Action Plan For Long Island

Marshall Brown | October 30, 2014 | Green
Even if you are not prepared to vote for them next Tuesday, you should take time out to thank our political leadership for getting this one right, and learn what needs to be done in your community and how you can help. Long Island -- for future generations.
Anna Chapman

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Neglected Problem of Domestic Violence in Society

Anna Chapman | October 30, 2014 | Impact
October is the month of fall, football, and domestic violence (DV). Although the first DV Awareness Month was established In October of 1987, unfortunately a disturbing video of a football star has provoked more public discourse on domestic violence than the longstanding efforts of government agencies and non-profits.
Ann Brenoff


The Team That Did Not Practice

Ann Brenoff | October 30, 2014 | Fifty
My 17-year-old daughter has been playing soccer since she was 5. One year of club soccer sent her running back into the arms of our local AYSO -- something that had little to do with her skill set and more to do with just wanting to have fun at a sport she loves.
Savas Abadsidis


DMC Saves the World

Savas Abadsidis | October 29, 2014 | New York
It's 1985, and New York is crime-ridden, graffiti-stained and simmering with racial tension. The hero -- dressed in an Adidas tracksuit and sneakers, with brass knuckles embossed with "D.M.C." -- is doing his part to protect the powerless.
Sharon Stapel


What We Think About When We Think About Intimate Partner Violence

Sharon Stapel | October 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
We can make the voices of LGBTQ people a part of the conversation about intimate partner violence. Really, we have to. We want DVAM, and all violence prevention efforts, to include and to be led by LGBTQ folks.
Joanne Doroshow


Malpractice 'Caps' Treat Women, Children and Seniors as Second-Class Citizens

Joanne Doroshow | October 29, 2014 | Politics
When a state 'caps' non-economic damages, politicians have essentially decided to value the destruction of someone's life by what that person would have earned in the marketplace, since lost earning are never 'capped.' This promotes a kind of caste system.
Melissa DeCastro

New York Museum Zen

Melissa DeCastro | October 29, 2014 | New York
In New York, there is peace and serenity to be found by stepping off the sidewalk and through a museum door.
Ken Hamm


Halloween Spirits (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | October 29, 2014 | New York
This Friday marks the 41st annual Village Halloween Parade here in Manhattan. Parade Director Jeanne Fleming was kind enough to let me come photograph the development of this year's famed Giant Puppet float at their Hudson River Valley barn workshop in Rokeby. A 16 year tradition for husband and wife...
Michael Giltz


Theater: Father Comes Home Hits It Out Of The Park(s); Disgraced Disappoints

Michael Giltz | October 29, 2014 | Arts
The Public is the place to be for theater-lovers in New York right now. Last week they premiered The Fortress Of Solitude, the best new musical of the year. And now they're debuting Father Comes Home From The Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3, which ranks with An Octoroon as the best new play of the year.
Madeline Wahl


My Grandmother Is, and Will Forever Be, a Proud Woman

Madeline Wahl | October 29, 2014 | Women
My grandmother will forever be a proud woman. She had such pride for her family and friends, her children and grandchildren, her nieces and nephew and everyone in between. My grandmother, ever the socialite, would take me by the hand and introduce me to her friends.
Anna Jane Grossman


25 Simple Ways to Save Money as a Dog Owner

Anna Jane Grossman | October 29, 2014 | Green
I work as a dog trainer and am surrounded by a lot of nerdy dog types, all of whom don't skimp when it comes to their doggie pals. But that doesn't mean we spend a bundle.
Travel + Leisure


Best Meatballs in America (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | October 29, 2014 | Taste
Whatever you call it, the meatball turns up in nearly every culture.
Elizabeth Pullman


A Look at the New York City Rental Market

Elizabeth Pullman | October 29, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Despite being contained in a single city, life in Tribeca on the island of Manhattan is undoubtedly drastically different than life in Astoria, which is located in Queens.
Leon Acord

Note to Gay Actors: Closets Are for Costumes

Leon Acord | October 29, 2014 | Gay Voices
Like it or not, actors have a responsibility beyond ourselves. There are still too many young gay people growing up surrounded by hatred, and they need to see well-adjusted, successful gay people who thrive without fear. And there are too many ignorant bigots who also need to see us in all our diversity. Once they do, then maybe we really can do away with labels.
Blair Forlaw


Ebola in Africa, Fears in the US: Let's Get Hard on Issues, Soft on People

Blair Forlaw | October 29, 2014 | Impact
It's not the virus that's spreading rapidly in West Africa that makes me anxious about my family's health and safety. It's the fear that's spreading rapidly across America, which threatens to recast global humanitarians as risks, rather than assets.
Sarah Stodola


A Stroll Down Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Sarah Stodola | October 29, 2014 | New York
Just five years ago, Franklin Avenue was an overlooked thoroughfare in an overlooked neighborhood. That changed as the racial tensions that scarred the area in the early 1990s receded into history, giving way to a growing cadre of destination-worthy restaurants and pioneering shops....
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington


Photojournalists Are 'Dysturbing' Passersby On NYC Streets

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | October 29, 2014 | Arts
The images are disturbing. Their methods of sharing them with passersby may be to some as well. But Dysturb says they are doing the educational work that the modern Fourth Estate is refusing to do. #Dysturb at work. Wheat pasted photo by Moises...
Jessica Pearce Rotondi


The Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and a Woman Named Linda

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | October 30, 2014 | Women
Two years ago today, The New York stock exchange suspended trading. A building collapsed near Union Square, its front walls sliding off like they were made of sand. Five years ago today, I stood over my mother in a hospice bed and tried to breath for her.
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