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PHOTOS: 10 Strangest Roadside Enigmas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Jack Kerouac put it succinctly: "the road is life"--which could explain the haphazard collection of oddball phenomena that flanks our highways and by...

A 21st Century Classroom Competition

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Susan Sawyers

This month, SLATE invites the public to rethink classroom design and submit ideas in a competition to build a better fifth-grad classroom.

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

PHOTOS: Fantastic Artists Fight Climate Change

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HuffPost Green is pleased to showcase some amazing art which is part of the CoolClimate art contest. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness ...

NYC Public School Rising in Kohl's Contest

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Hidary

The national retailer Kohl's will give out $10 million to 20 schools across the US that get the most votes in its online contest. Oddly, there are ...

Unlikely Literary Prize: Guardian Hosts 'Not The Booker Prize' Competition

The Guardian | Sam Jordison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

1. To nominate a book for the "Not the Booker prize" competition (the "Competition") please submit your nomination in the comments section on the asso...

Can a mother be a daughter's best friend?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Amy Chozick, How Parents Became Cool, describes the parental paradigm shift (as seen on TV) from loving...

BLOG WATCH > Rethinking 'Work Of Art's' Challenges On Art Fag City | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Who wants to see better challenges on Bravo's reality show Work of Art? Judging by critic Jerry Saltz' 300 plus Facebook comments on the subject, I'm ...

Friendship by the Book - Three Wishes: A true story of good friends...

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Becoming an older mother is never easy---physically or emotionally---especially if there's no logical father-to-be on the horizon. Three Wishes: A Tru...

Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other book...

Nominate a Female Volunteer for L'Oreal's Women of Worth Award

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

If you know a volunteer in your community who radiates selflessness and compassion, someone who has taken on the responsibility to make a change in our world for the better, nominate them.

The "American Idol" of Publishing

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Keith Thomson

"When I was 18 and read Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler, the desire to write a private eye novel was firmly planted in my soul," says Thomas Kaufman. At the age of 52, Kaufman's ambition was realized.

No time for friends? Think again~

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

How many times have you felt that there simply aren't enough hours in the day? Or perhaps, thought you really would like to spend more time with girlf...

Social Enterprise Summit Blogging Contest: Winners Announced

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Halle Tecco

Kyle Eastley and Tristan Pollock will be blogging about their experiences at the 11th Annual Social Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.

Stephanie Durant, Evanston 'Sweeper,' Enters 100 Contests A Day, Wins Trips And Prizes

Evanston Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To answer the age-old question of whether it's best to be smart or lucky, Evanston's Stephanie Durant has a simple answer: Both. She is an accomplish...

Which Nonprofits Are Best Serving and Empowering Women?

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Halle Tecco

GreatNonprofits and GuideStar have launched the 2010 Women's Empowerment Campaign, encouraging the public to help them compile a list of the top-rated nonprofits promoting women's empowerment.

Don't Just Sit, Dance & Get Fit Contest: Break the Trend of Childhood Inactivity

Leisa Naples | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leisa Naples

I have created the Children's "Dance to Get Fit" Contest. Parents that are interested can enter their children and the winner will receive ballet, tap, jazz or hip hop lessons for a year.

Blog For Me And Win Tickets And Accommodations To The 11th Annual Social Enterprise Summit In San Francisco

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

I'm looking for two aspiring bloggers who are currently affiliated with social enterprises as either a Board or staff member to blog and cover the Social Enterprise Summit in San Francisco.

'Our Little Genius' FCC Investigation: Fox Game Show Producers Accused Of Giving Answers

New York Times | EDWARD WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES -- The Federal Communications Commission is looking into whether the producers of the planned Fox game show "Our Little Genius" gave poten...

Beautify A Traffic Island, Get An Island Vacation

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The title just about says it all. GOOD is hosting a contest for neighborhood visionaries to spruce up their city streets. The winner will get two rou...

Seven Ways Technology Can Change the World

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 tomorrow, Microsoft is launching a new online competition: 7 Ways to Change the World. We'll choose the best and give you, and a nonprofit, the resources to implement change.

Pundit Contest Would Have Gone Down Better with a Spoonful of Psychology

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

Once upon a time there were well-worn paths to the top of the press pile. America's Next Great Pundit Contest, however, is based on the premise that well-informed voices could come from just about anywhere.

Canstruction Builds Art For Food Banks

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Architects, engineers, and students in 130 cities are competing this fall to design and build giant sculptures made entirely from cans of food. Canstr...

Washington Post Looking for "America's Next Great Pundit" -- Could It Be You?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.

Send Us Your Bill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The Humane Society Legislative Fund has launched its first-ever "There Oughta Be a Law" contest, and we're asking animal lovers like you to submit your concept for a federal animal protection bill.