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Making a Difference: A World of Giving - Honoring America on Independence Day by Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Independence Day is not just a great time to be with family and friends watching fireworks and enjoying the perfect barbeque. It is also a time to reflect on the many gifts we, as Americans, have been given every day, as a community and as a country.

America's Snobbiest City Is...

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

To determine which city has the biggest nose in the air, we factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater.

The Death of Equality of Opportunity -- An Intern's Perspective

Rahfin Faruk | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Rahfin Faruk

The days of the paid internship -- where interns could expect to make a livable wage -- being the norm are long gone. What's left is something far more systemic and scary. Equality of opportunity in America is on the decline. With that decline comes a decline in diversity, voice and upward mobility.

The Supreme Court Gets It Right on Gay Marriage!

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Siebold

I've been a firm believer all along that gay marriage would be legal in all 50 states in the next 10 years, and today's decisions by the Supreme Court make me believe that that is more realistic than ever and could even happen sooner.

Mitt Romney's Career Options -- Here's an Idea...

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

It's been many months since the election and it appears that Mitt Romney is figuring out his next gig. We suggest he take a look at what another corporate-executive-turned-presidential-candidate did after his election drubbing.

Declaration of Interdependence 2013

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

WE THE PEOPLE of the free and independent United States hereby declare our interconnectedness and responsibility for one another. Originally formed as...

A Moving Holocaust Memorial in Small Town Tennessee

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

How did a small town in Tennessee become home to such a moving monument? The story is so touching and fascinating that it is almost unbelievable.

PHOTOS: Most WTF Florida Mugshots

The Huffington Post | Adam Pavley | Posted 06.24.2013 | Weird News

When you think about Florida images of beaches, clubs and alligators may come to mind but one shouldn't overlook the hilariously amusing pictures that...

How to Make It in America's Most Dangerous City

Steve Patrick Ercolani | Posted 08.24.2013 | Crime
Steve Patrick Ercolani

Last year Camden had 67 murders in a city of just 77,000. Per capita, that is nearly as high as Honduras, the murder capital of the world.

Patriotic Washing Machine Is No Laughing Matter

Posted 06.21.2013 | Comedy

YouTube user Tim Rutledge is much like any other hardware consumer, except in that he probably actually read the manual for his washing machine. Turns...

America's Class War: A Dispatch From the Front

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Once again, the facts speak for themselves: Unions are the first and last line of defense for America's workers.

America and the War on Obesity

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Preetam Kaushik

There is another important war that Americans have been engaged in for some time now, at home, which is in need of some heroes. That's the war on obesity, especially in children.

Fixing America's Talent Problem

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 08.13.2013 | College
Jamie Merisotis

As a nation, our collective response to this challenge will most certainly define our economic and social well-being for decades to come. We are a nation of producers and it's time for us to start producing the talent we need to meet future workforce and civic needs.

Where's America's Mojo?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Darryl Woodard

"Of course, the immediate future is uncertain: America has faced the unknown since 1776." -- Billionaire Businessman-Investor Warren Buffett from USA ...

Change Our Story: How Much Is Enough?

Peter Buffett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Peter Buffett

I keep coming back to the question, "how much is enough?" Now you may think that's a pretty ironic question coming from the son of one of the richest people in the world. But actually, it might just make me an expert on the subject.

America's 10 Best Boardwalks for Food

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.06.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Expect plenty of fried delights, cavity-inducing confections and foods on a stick.

12 Over-the-Top, Can't-Be-Missed Festivals

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

From the Testicle Festival to the Marathon Seafood Festival, here's a list of the wackiest festivals of the year.

Why There's Never Been A Better Time To Be Older

Virginia Bell | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

I'll be honest; I wasn't thrilled about turning 70. I've always been youthful, healthy, and extremely active and although nothing had changed suddenly everything seemed different. I felt lost, fearful, and untethered; this was unknown territory.

A Rabbi on the Economy & The Great Gatsby

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

I have long appreciated Fitzgerald's novel as a commentary on the limits of the American Dream that we all hold sacred. Dreams and fantasies, the pursuit of wealth and fame and success--these vanities have been lifted to the highest levels of respect and hope and yearning over the past century.

Farm to Fork Across America: Visuals Only Because Most Haven't Been (PHOTOS)

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

Co-authored with Lee Glenn From the last story there were hints -- a hypnotic place, the Sahara Desert rendered in wheat, the unforgettable stillnes...

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

We asked a few Northwest people in the arts and business communities what reinvention means to them.

Dear Fox Business: Nature's Calling

David Trumble | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media
David Trumble

2013-05-31-DavidTrumblelouddobbs Watching a collection of supposed experts trying to positively align the idealised (and increasingly narrow) vision of a conservative "nuclear family" and the natural world should be funny, but instead it's just deeply worrying.

Mexican Police Officer Kills Neighbor For Celebrating Soccer Victory

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Soccer is Mexico’s most popular sport, raising passions that aren’t always channeled properly. It was amid a celebration for the dramatic vict...

Mental Health Problems in America: Reforms and Recovery Options

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Preetam Kaushik

Reforms are being introduced in the form of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to ensure that the barriers that existed between physical and mental health care are demolished.

Frogs in Water About Our Freedoms

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

Three converging trends put me on common ground with your average Tea Party member for the first time in my liberal-New-England-elite life: government action, technological advancement and American attitude.