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The Constantly Beeping Gadgets That Are Driving Me Crazy

Inga | Posted 09.13.2016 | Fifty
Inga

I'm trying to decide when our lives became controlled by beeps. When I was growing up, I don't remember anything that beeped. Now I can't think of anything that doesn't. And frankly, it's starting to drive me a little crazy.

Gina Barreca Asks, "If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?"

Roz Warren | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Roz Warren

What kind of woman would write an essay from the point of view of a female orgasm? That would be Gina Barreca, feminist humor scholar, humorist, philo...

When Mourning Is Not Yet Done (Parshat Hukkat, Numbers 19:1-22:1)

Seventy Faces of Torah | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Seventy Faces of Torah

Shabbat can function as a break from the unbearably real. We spend our week not only consumed by our personal struggles, large and small, but also tun...

Photos Of Men With Bubble Beards Show Masculinity Is Fragile Too

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.02.2016 | Arts

Our cultural obsession with lumberjack-level beards, mustaches, goatees and sideburns is what inspired New York photographer Mindo Cikanavicius to pho...

Let's Ask Obama to Give This Speech Next

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Americans of every stripe know money corrodes our politics. In a poll last year, the New York Times and CBS found that 85 percent of us think the system for funding political campaigns should be fundamentally changed or completely rebuilt.

Can Kibitzers Stop Trump?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

National Review editor Rich Lowry is now leading an effort urging conservatives to speak out against Donald Trump and oppose his candidacy.

Queer Voices: Do I Sound Gay? Does It Matter?

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

What's so interesting about the gay voice is that it's a primary indicator that we as beings are more complex than we physically appear to be.

Fabulous Quick-And-Easy Crafts For Working Parents And Their Kids

Posted 10.06.2015 | Home

The fall holiday season is upon us, and if you're looking for new Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations, don't run to the store - make them yourself! ...

In What Universe is Idris Elba Not 'Suave' Enough to Be Bond?

EBONY.com | Posted 09.02.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Not suave? Has this stooge ever seen Elba? Like, ever in life? Like, even on his worst day? If he hasn't, that's the only plausible explanation for his ridiculous remarks about the actor who first stole our collective heart as Stringer Bell, clingy-sweater-rocking drug kingpin on The Wire.

Dos and Don'ts of Being a House Guest on Fire Island

Greg Scarnici | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Scarnici

If you're wondering why some get the honor of returning to sleep on the slow-leaking blow-up mattress on my living room floor while others do not, I've compiled a few dos and don'ts on being a house guest on Fire Island.

Our Changing Language

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.02.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Literally is supposed to mean "literally." It now mean "figuratively." Although this phenomenon started many decades ago, LBL believes that only recently has the word "figuratively" finally given up the fight and slunk back to wherever it originally came from.

I Just Don't Understand Why White People Want to Use the N-Word

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Abiola Abrams

The n-word has the blood of thousands of lynchings, beatings, and other horrific crimes melded between its letters, meshed in its very fibers. So, why do some white people want the right to use this abhorrent word again?

Avoiding Indictment by Innuendo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Media
David Katz, M.D.

When you go public with your opinions, you are apt at times to ruffle some feathers, intentionally or otherwise. I have dealt with this -- on television, on Twitter, and elsewhere -- many times. I have some suggestions for how best to dodge these bullets should you ever find yourself in similar crosshairs.

The Moment Trumps the Selfie

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisbeth Darsh

Some part of me wants to tell people to stuff their phones in their pockets and stand in front of an incredible piece of art and just be. Breathe and feel what the art brings forth in you. All of the emotions are not comfortable, but they're important to feel. Or at least I think so.

What's More Important Than the Ten Commandments?

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

Our wise ancestors who wrote the Bible immediately followed the giving of the 10 Commandments with an even more powerful ethically demanding portion called, Mishpatim in Hebrew.

The Guide to Appropriate Commenting

Heather Kasdan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Comedy
Heather Kasdan

They make me laugh, they make me cry, they make me wish that I knew a world before I thought to read the comments section and then when I realize that I can never go back to that world, they make me cry again.

Paralyzed Man Walks: A Commentary

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

I don't know what people with spinal cord injuries are being told today. I know that this research opens up people's minds and hearts and make give them hope.

Let's Trash Books

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.26.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Like finally being asked out by the cute boy at school and then finding out he has really bad breath and no personality, Life in the Boomer Lane has lately been disappointed by a couple best-selling books.

Are Tabloids to Blame for Celebrity Nude Photo Hack?

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Elisabeth Dale

Photos of women's unclothed body parts drive traffic and readership. It doesn't matter whether it's an ex-girlfriend's bare boobs on a revenge porn site or an Emmy award-winning actress caught off guard on the Red Carpet. Every woman is fair game.

The Powerful Message About Aging I Learned From Joan Rivers

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Joan Rivers sat at life's table. She demanded the finest linens, china, and utensils. She always had fresh flowers. She was always served food that was seasoned perfectly. But when the food called for it, she ate with her hands. When she dropped her napkin, she wiped her face with the corner of the tablecloth. If she belched, she didn't apologize.

The Devil in The Disagreement: Lynching in Lieu of Listening

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Differing opinions about eating well seem a very strange reason to form lynch mobs, but something very much like that goes on all the time.

I-Z, We-Z, Uzi

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.02.2014 | Comedy
Renee Fisher

In the new editions, Little Red Riding Hood has an Uzi and blows the head off the wolf. Snow White aims her Uzi at the dwarves and gives them 30 minutes to vacate the premises. Goldilocks offs the three bears and then goes back to sleep.

The One Minute Blog - Tsunami's Gift

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

One girl miraculously found her way out of that statistic, but it took 10 years of her life, and some would argue, the grace of God.

The One Minute Blog. Nixon Tweets.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.09.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Nixon is immortal. Or so it seems.

This Is The Only Real Constant In Life

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Children may grow up and leave. Husbands, jobs, finances may come and go. Residences, hair color, and bra size may change. Sometimes it seems that, for many of us, the only constant in our lives is the desire to lose weight.