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Tenzin Sherpa

In Nepal, Light After the Rubble

Tenzin Sherpa | May 26, 2015 | Impact
I have learned throughout my life, that I have to look at the positive aspects of bad memories and turn them into learning experiences.
Nancy Ruhling

Astoria Characters: The Lover Left Holding the Daffodils

Nancy Ruhling | May 26, 2015 | New York
As long as there are lovers, there will always be a guy standing outside an apartment building clutching a bunch of daffodils close to his heart.
Joel Shatzky

Educating for Democracy: The Rule of Law and the Law of the Rulers -- A Lesson for Memorial Day

Joel Shatzky | May 24, 2015 | College
Since the media have been regularly reporting on indictments and investigations of corporate crime and those responsible for billions of dollars through illegal activity, it becomes apparent that these rich and powerful figures, who now have "the best government money can buy," enjoy a "law of the rulers" instead of the "rule of law" for which many Americans have fought and died.
Jane Seo

No Pain, No Gain: Conquering the City Challenge Obstacle Race in Jersey City

Jane Seo | May 22, 2015 | New York
With the arrival of warm weather, I scoured the web for alternative races taking place near New York City and found out about the City Challenge Obstacle Race. As the fastest growing obstacle race in the Tri-State area, the City Challenge Obstacle Race hosts races in Jersey City, Hoboken, and New York City.
David Rothenberg

Criminal Justice Reform Demands Political Leadership, Not Editorials

David Rothenberg | May 22, 2015 | Crime
Across the nation, there has been a recent barrage of media reports, in progressive as well as conservative publications, advocating and applauding reforms in the criminal justice system.
Mia Toschi

What Students Can Learn From the National 911 Flag

Mia Toschi | May 22, 2015 | New York
The American flag can bring crowds to their feet, make grown men cry, and others salute. It is the ultimate symbol of sacrifice in our country. But one modern flag's journey is particularly poignant and provides a living testament to the resilience and compassion of the American people.
Michael Seo

The 'Side Effects' of Good Intentions

Michael Seo | May 22, 2015 | Impact
While side effects are commonly thought of as adverse or harmful, side effects can be beneficial. When they are beneficial the side effect often becomes the primary intervention and programmatically an intended outcome.
Carole Mallory

The Visit's Chita Rivera Has My Vote for Tony for Best Actress in a Musical

Carole Mallory | May 22, 2015 | Arts
Swiss dramatist Friedrich Durrenmatt's tragicomic play Der Besuch der Alten Dame (The Visit) is a tale of sweet revenge. It's always been one of my favorites. And this production is masterful.
Jerry Ashton

The Deadly Aftershocks of Medical Debt on Your Credit Report

Jerry Ashton | May 22, 2015 | New York
Thanks to muscular promptings by NY State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, the three major U.S. credit reporting agencies announced changes in the way in which medical debt will be scored when they deliver an individual's credit report.
Bill Finch

Bringing Pleasure Beach Back to Bridgeport

Bill Finch | May 22, 2015 | New York
Last year, we welcomed more than 25,000 people to a spectacular beach which, to me, has the feel of a little piece of Nantucket right here in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This summer, we expect even more kids and families to create great, new memories on sunny days.

14 Things Only People With Tough Names Understand

TueNight | May 22, 2015 | Women
I grew up with a tough name. Siobhan Adcock. Look at it. There's almost no part of that name that's not sort of a pain in the ass.

The N.Y.C. Summer Culture Guide

PureWow | May 23, 2015 | New York
Let's make the most of this. You've got outdoor movies to see, concerts in the park to hear and cheese to eat on a picnic blanket. Whip out the calendar and take notes. This is your guide to outdoor summer culture in N.Y.C..
Julie Sandorf

The Crucial Role of New York City's Branch Libraries

Julie Sandorf | May 21, 2015 | New York
The 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards recognized the crucial role that New York City's branch libraries play in serving the city's diverse communities.
Margie Warrell

How to Raise Brave Girls

Margie Warrell | May 21, 2015 | Parents
Too often, somewhere between wearing tiaras and leaving school, we dial down our dreams and reset our sights as the realities of the real world crush in on us.
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Modern Ruin: Filmmaker Matthew Silva on the New York State Pavilion

National Trust for Historic Preservation | May 21, 2015 | Arts
His tireless efforts behind the camera, on social media, and at the site itself have not only helped get more people talking about the Pavilion, but it's brought them together as well, focusing their energy on reinvention for an inventive space.
Megan Smolenyak

Multi-Layered Celebration at Ellis Island

Megan Smolenyak | May 22, 2015 | New York
The event marked the completion of the Peopling of America Center, the formal post-Sandy re-opening, the bestowal of Family Heritage Awards to Diane von Furstenberg, Patti LuPone and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the naturalization of eight new American citizens. Following are a few highlights.
Rep. Charles Rangel

Winning the Competition

Rep. Charles Rangel | May 21, 2015 | Politics
We must make certain that America remains a leader on the world stage. This will happen when we take the necessary time and money to advance our transportation system, which is an investment in our people and the future of America.

Locals Tell All: The Most Annoying Things Tourists Do In Their City

SmarterTravel | May 21, 2015 | Travel
We envy the people that live in the dream destinations we visit. But we understand it can be hard for locals to deal with crowds of tourists day after day. So we asked our readers, "What are the most annoying things tourists do in your city?"
Rebecca Kelley

The Problem With Friends With Benefits

Rebecca Kelley | May 20, 2015 | Women
I've made out with my friends a few times, sure. It happens. But I've never sat down with someone and hashed out all the details, signed a contract or solemnly sworn on a sacred copy of The Joy of Sex.

The 5 Best Hotels for Memorial Day Travelers

Hipmunk | May 20, 2015 | Travel
Whether you're looking to honor our nation's armed forces on historic battlefields, or simply ready to ditch the suit and hit the beach with a drink in hand, here are five destinations that will help you do it in style.
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