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White Fragility Is Racial Violence

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact
Amelia Shroyer

White people, we can do better. We can sit with our friends of color and feel our emotions without coopting their grief. We can do our own labor to educate ourselves, and find new sources of information to take the burden of our own ignorance off the people we have oppressed for centuries.

All 128 Division I Colleges Ranked by Everything Other Than Sports

Thrillist | Posted 09.18.2015 | College

We would normally go on about the factors we weighed when ranking these things, and how we considered the college town, athletics, etc. But we want to be real with you.

A Farewell to Our Unlikely Au Pair

Caroline Judge Mehta | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Caroline Judge Mehta

I'm still not certain you were meant to be an au pair. But there is no doubt you were meant to be part of us.

The New England States, Ranked By An Impartial Midwesterner

Thrillist | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel

By: Nicole Rupersburg Credit: Shutterstock What do you think about when you hear the words "New England"? Lobster rolls? Funny accents? Baaahstin? ...

Five Ways to Deploy a 21st Century Workforce

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Jamie Merisotis

In our dynamic and global economy, we need to ask whether our workforce is equipped to meet the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century. The answer, as it stands today, is a decisive no.

Welcoming Jesus Home: A Christian Response to the Refugee Crisis

Trudy Smith | Posted 10.27.2015 | Religion
Trudy Smith

Cities reduced to rubble. Families in a race against time, rushing towards safety before a razor wire fence blocks their escape. A child washed up on the beach, drowned in his family's attempt to flee certain death in the war zone that was once their neighborhood.

Can We Keep the Empathy State of Mind Alive?

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Alyssa Piperis

The 14th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone. My social media newsfeeds are filled with less outward sensitivity and commemoration today than they w...

The 5 Best All-You-Can-Eat Buffets In America

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.15.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

These buffets all have a couple things in common: They're attained legendary status, and there's absolutely no way you can eat there and go home hungry.

Philippines' Presidential Race: Hard Choices

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 09.12.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

None of the leading candidates seem to encapsulate the aspirations of the Philippines' upwardly mobile citizens, who are desperate to revive the Southeast Asian nation's fortunes.

5 Things Trump's Lead Says About America That All People - Liberals and Conservatives - Continue to Ignore

Anurag Gupta | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Anurag Gupta

I am going to be honest I am not the biggest fan of election years. Maybe I find it distasteful to watch adults my grandparents age engage in ruthless bickering and name-calling. Maybe I find the lack of authenticity and honesty in my potential leaders disillusioning.

Don't Make Kim Davis a Hero

Lauren Messervey | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Lauren Messervey

Earlier this week, Kim Davis was released from prison, Survivor's Eye of the Tiger blasting like an apocalyptic trumpet and Mike Huckabee, America's favorite political yuk, standing triumphantly at her side. It was a good day for stupidity, nay, a perfect day for all things ignorant.

The Most Scenic Drives In The Country

Thrillist | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel

Fortunately, the Federal Highway Administration keeps a pretty solid database of the best scenic byways, and with a little extra digging where the government list falls short, we came up with the definitive guide to the most scenic road in each and every one of our 50 states. Happy driving.

How Chinese and Americans Are Misreading Each Other -- And Why It Matters

Fu Ying | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- The most pronounced aspect of difficulties between the U.S. and China is America's rejection of China's political system. In the eyes of many Americans, China values collective interests and lacks democracy and human rights, while in the eyes of many in China, Americans, who believe in individual rights, have a natural tendency to engineer political evolution in other countries, and therefore we need to be on guard. These oversimplified perceptions have put the two countries at two ends of the world, running parallel and never seeming to converge.

Jimmy Kimmel Convinces People Neville Longbottom Is In Congress

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Comedy

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Nothing Will Ever Be As Cool As Jumping A Car On Fire Into Water

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.09.2015 | Weird News

How was your Labor Day? Ours was pretty good: did some beach vibes, watched some Netflix -- OH MY GOD IS THAT A CAR ON FIRE CAREENING INTO A...

Birthright America: A Letter From The Future

Haroon Moghul | Posted 09.08.2015 | Comedy
Haroon Moghul

My Dear Daughter, I never imagined you would not be an American citizen, like I used to be. You were born in America, after all, just like I was. But then Donald Trump came along.

Curiosity Saved The Cat

Jamie Flook | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Flook

Be curious. Ask not only how things are the way they are but why? If a child asks how an apple falls from the tree, we tell them it is gravitational forces pulling it to the floor.

Asia and the Future of the Liberal Arts

Kyle David Anderson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Education
Kyle David Anderson

A few months ago, I had a conversation with Pericles Lewis, Founding President of Yale-NUS (Singapore), about the reception and current status of the...

Coming To America

Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 09.05.2015 | Black Voices
Nkem DenChukwu

No! This piece is not about Eddie Murphy and Asernio Hall "Coming to America." (Laughs) Your country of birth is not the same as your nationality. Wh...

Cinemia: Cancer Goes to the Movies

Bret Hoekema | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Perfect viewing for any old Tuesday night. The Broken Circle Breakdown is a transcendent meditation on what it means to be alive and where we go when we die. It speaks to the cancer experience without being a cancer movie. I'm not interested in any other kind.

Jimmy Kimmel Proves Some Americans Still Think Barack Obama Is Muslim

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.03.2015 | Comedy

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Why Vote? What Difference Does It Make?

D.J. Wilson | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics
D.J. Wilson

My significant other and I launched into a spirited debate, early this morning about the privilege of voting, with me arguing my position that it does make a difference, while she countered that it does not, noting, nothing changes of late, regardless of the multitudes of promises made.

Trump Is Growing on Me Like a Fungus

Ben Gleib | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Gleib

As much as I have mocked the idea, and tweeted jokes about it, in a weird way that I am reluctant to admit (which is why this sentence is going on for so long) the idea of a Donald Trump presidency is starting to grow on me. Like fungus maybe, but growing nonetheless.

Keep Our Children Safer -- With One Simple Step.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Now that the first back-to-school day is officially passed in some states, I want to talk about something simple, yet understated, and in urgent need of addressing. One of my pet-peeves when driving anywhere in the U.S is to see rental cars passing yellow school buses on the streets.

Why My Answer to Dr. King Would Be: 52 Years Later, We Are Still Working on That Dream

Tania Bradkin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Tania Bradkin

As we take time as a country to reflect upon the issues that led up to the impetus for a March on Washington in 1963, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the statistical data I would share with Dr. King if he were still alive today.