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Deborah Burger


Climate Crisis a Public-Health Emergency Too: Why Nurses Will Join Climate March Sept. 21

Deborah Burger | August 28, 2014 | Green
For registered nurses the climate crisis is a clear and present public-health emergency as well as a creeping bomb for our planet -- and they draw a direct link between extreme forms of energy extraction and the horrific impacts they see on human health.
John G. Taft


You Only Live Once, So Do It Warren Buffett's Way

John G. Taft | August 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
Buffett used his punch-card analogy in an investment context. It's consistent with his belief that really profitable investment decisions are few and far between. But I think the punch-card analogy applies equally well to life, and to the decisions that define and shape our lives.
Travel + Leisure


America's Best Cities for Fall Travel (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | August 28, 2014 | Travel
No doubt, the crisp air and vibrant fall foliage can put a spring in your step. And for travelers, autumn offers added incentives: summer crowds have dissipated, hotel rates have wafted downward, and in many cities, the best local experiences are ready to shine.
Jen Glantz

From a New Yorker's Relationship With Their Air Conditioner

Jen Glantz | August 28, 2014 | Women
You're on a mission: trap cold air into your room so that you can shut your air conditioner and pass out before you even realize your bedroom is probably climbing up toward the same temperature as the sauna at your gym.
Cassim Shepard

From Chelsea to Corona: Public Cost and Public Benefit in the New Public Park

Cassim Shepard | August 28, 2014 | New York
Former Mayor Bloomberg presided over an impressive and significant investment in public space, leveraging the frenzied pace of real estate development to subsidize new parks. Yet, somehow, the new open spaces built in the past decade - free and accessible to all - have come to symbolize, for some, just the opposite: elitism and the inequality of opportunity.
Leila J. Milgrim


Coffee With a Splash of Smile, Please

Leila J. Milgrim | August 28, 2014 | College
Wide-eyed, hopeful and fresh off the plane from the sunshine state, I stood outside of the LaGuardia terminal eager to begin the next chapter of my life in my soulmate city, New York.
Cathy Chester


Discovering a "New" City Near Manhattan: The Rebirth of Jersey City

Cathy Chester | August 28, 2014 | New York
As we neared the turnoff for The Holland Tunnel we saw miles of cars tied up in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Suddenly my husband shouted, "What's Plan B?" I immediately answered, "Take the exit for Jersey City."
Madison T. Shockley II

My Family Has Been Racially Profiled Everywhere from Harvard to Our Own Home

Madison T. Shockley II | August 28, 2014 | World
I fit the description. I was a black man.
Jesse Lawrence


Despite Nadal's Absence Prices of US Open Tickets Up

Jesse Lawrence | August 28, 2014 | Sports
With the start of the U.S. Open approaching, fans planning on watching and attending were handed a big blow. The tournament starts August 25 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, but the tournament will be without Rafael Nadal.
Michael W. Waters


Any Negro Will Do

Michael W. Waters | August 28, 2014 | Black Voices
Could it be that, in a nation that has legalized racial profiling through such policies as "stop-and-frisk," the persecution of pigmentation makes African Americans indistinguishable from each other in the eyes of the law -- so much so that all are feared as imminent threats?
Adam Levin


4 Reasons Not to Use Your Debit Card at a Bar

Adam Levin | August 28, 2014 | Money
But if you think you're protected from losing cash by using a debit card, perhaps you need to rethink your definition of protection. Debit cards get scammed the same as credit cards, but that's where the similarity ends.
Ann Brenoff


7 Reasons Why I'm Not Celebrating This Labor Day

Ann Brenoff | August 28, 2014 | Fifty
As companies focused more on the bottom line, they began to refer to workers as "assets" and when times got tough, they looked at which "assets" to cut. "Do more with less," "Get rid of the fat," and "leaner and meaner" were the propaganda slogans that sent chills down workers' spines. Older workers quickly read the writing on the wall.
Bernard-Henri Lévy


Questions on Dramatic Monologue

Bernard-Henri Lévy | August 28, 2014 | World
Let's hypothesize a theater of solitude: a single character grappling with his own interminable discourse -- at intervals whispered and shouted; prosaic one moment, poetic or even epic the next. What is the status, in that case, of this voice that speaks nonstop?


You Don't Need a Car to Spend Labor Day Weekend in Hudson, New York

Fathom | August 27, 2014 | Travel
City folk often fantasize about trading in the urban hustle for something more quaint. The kind of place with a Main Street and a coffee joint and a bar where everybody knows their name.
Etan Thomas


Athletes Take a Stand for Mike Brown

Etan Thomas | August 27, 2014 | Sports
These critiques of athletes are not new. They have been articulated for years, in barbershops, bars, social media, various articles and blogs, by the everyday fan to the most celebrated scholars. But many still are misguided and inaccurate.


The World's Top 5 Cities for Celebrity Sightings | August 27, 2014 | Travel
"Where are the best places to see celebrities tonight?" That's the question nobody wants to be caught asking the hotel concierge, because that question is predicated on another question that nobody wants to be asking themselves: Why do I want to see celebrities tonight?
JoAnne Page

Broken Windows Is No Replacement for Stop and Frisk

JoAnne Page | August 27, 2014 | New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio's vision of New York as a city that is "safe and fair" is within reach. With welcomed reforms to stop and frisk, he is on the right track. But this progressive agenda will quickly be derailed if the Mayor allows overly aggressive quality of life arrest tactics in poor communities of color to substitute for stop and frisk.
Arianna Huffington


33 Days to More Well-Being: A Special Offer for HuffPost Readers

Arianna Huffington | August 27, 2014 | Healthy Living
Wherever I go around the world, I see the same hunger to live our lives with more meaning and purpose and less unnecessary stress and burnout. This is the goal of "33 Days of Awakening Through Loyalty to Your Soul," a new online course being offered by the University of Santa Monica, which I'm delighted we have arranged to offer free for HuffPost readers. The class is designed so that on each day of the course, the intention for the day is supported with meditations, videos, podcasts and other resources that help us go deeper. Each day's email has a theme: clarifying our intentions, accepting what we cannot change, putting our thoughts in writing to help us forgive ourselves and others, writing out a gratitude list, dropping grudges and -- my favorite -- realizing that the way we deal with the issue is the issue. When we make these habits part of our daily practice, we can view ourselves and the world with more awareness and more gratitude.
Stephen K. Hirst


The Potemkin College in Herald Square: An Inside Look at ASA, the For-Profit College Fighting Off a RICO Lawsuit

Stephen K. Hirst | August 27, 2014 | Business
Done differently, perhaps the for-profit model has the potential to become what its defenders claim it is, but right now it's the wild West out there, and nothing demonstrates the need for more oversight and regulation in this area than the cash-grab/shitshow that is ASA in New York City.
Christine Stoddard


Barreling from Chinatown to Chinatown by Bus

Christine Stoddard | August 28, 2014 | New York
A balmy, persistent breeze in Manhattan blurred the July evening into an autumnal memory. By now, I was a Chinatown bus regular, familiar with the various lines, their pros and cons, even their drivers. Snippets from different (mis)adventures melted into a slightly off-putting fondue.
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