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Ann Brenoff


7 Ways Vacations Get Better As Your Kids Get Older

Ann Brenoff | September 1, 2014 | Fifty
Teenagers, with the fastest texting thumbs in the world, were able to flag flight delays before the airline announced them, book an airport hotel room on the spot, and have Siri tell them which pizza place delivered to the middle of nowhere. Toddlers? You still must entertain them for hours and their stuff weighs more.
Peter Dreier


A Labor Day Documentary: 'Brothers on the Line' Tells the Story of the Reuther Brothers -- Founding Fathers of the American Middle Class

Peter Dreier | August 31, 2014 | Politics
It is unfortunate that few Americans know much about labor history and the Reuther brothers, who built the United Auto Workers union that transformed the broader labor movement and helped build the nation's middle class.
Brian Hamill

The Natural -- 30th Anniversary

Brian Hamill | August 29, 2014 | Arts
In the summer of 1983 I traveled from Manhattan to Buffalo, New York to work as a photographer on a movie starring Robert Redford called The Natural. It was a baseball movie, based on a novel by Bernard Malamud who was born in Brooklyn.
Rep. Alan Grayson


Acknowledging the Reality of Police Brutality

Rep. Alan Grayson | August 29, 2014 | Politics
As recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, move from headlines to history, I would like to say a few words about two very sensitive subjects: police brutality, and racism.
Inimai Chettiar


The True Bounds of Executive Authority

Inimai Chettiar | August 29, 2014 | Politics
Any ambitious path of executive action must be conducted in a manner consistent with the law and the appropriate role of coordinate branches. But should we snap to attention when we hear hyperventilating about his supposed abuse of power? At least so far, hardly.
Peak Johnson


Nonprofit Showcases Asian American Talent

Peak Johnson | August 29, 2014 | New York
The New York chapter of Kollaboration, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Asian-American performers, will hold its annual showcase this Saturday at New York University Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Erik Seide

The Top 7 Overlooked Historical Landmarks in New York City

Erik Seide | August 29, 2014 | New York
To most visitors and native New Yorkers, the city's past is told primarily through its modern icons like the Empire State Building or through its famous museums that focus more on world history than telling the tales of New York's past.


WATCH: These Mind-Controlling Parasites Are Freaky, And Apparently There Are A Lot Of Them

TEDTalks | August 29, 2014 | TED Weekends
How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? One word: parasites. Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and asks: Are parasites manipulating humans, too?
Peter T. Coleman, PhD


Mad With Power?

Peter T. Coleman, PhD | August 29, 2014 | World
Vladimir Putin appears steadfast in his determination to reclaim large sections of Ukraine -- in particular its industrial heartland -- through intimidation and violence, while denying any but humanitarian involvement there. This raises the question: Is Putin psychotic?
Alan Singer


What Brand Is Your School?

Alan Singer | August 29, 2014 | Education
Students, as you return to school this September, remember that the most important brand in your wardrobe is the brand of your school. Welcome back!
Deborah Burger


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

Deborah Burger | August 30, 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?
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