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I'm Leaving Behind Friends And Family For A Year On NASA's Simulated Mars

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 09.03.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

What do you say during your last few minutes "on Earth"? Things will break. We will not. How I know that I just can't say. I think it's because we prefer to laugh more than we like just about anything else. Even science. Even being astronauts for a year during NASA's longest planned Mars simulation.

Dear Straight Men, Come Out Already

Mason Hsieh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

Apparently, they called it a "bro-job," which referred to the oral sex the male rowers occasionally engaged in with one another in the showers back in high school.

Knowledge Is Power -- Breast Cancer Happened for a Reason

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Cluster of micro-calcifications? Biopsy of the breast? Pathology? I was in information overload within about five minutes. I felt trapped inside m...

Knowledge Is Power: How a Breast Cancer Diagnosis Changed My Life

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Instead of going into something blindfolded, you are able to physically and mentally prepare yourself, be strong, and hope for the best outcome. Knowledge is power.

Michael McAuliff

Congressman Investigated By Feds Now Gets Paid By Feds To Lobby Congress | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A congressman who lost re-election amid a Justice Department probe of his financial dealings has resurfaced as a lobbyist on white colla...

Columbia Crew's Inaugural Training in Sarasota

Lee-En Chung | Posted 04.21.2015 | Sports
Lee-En Chung

Cowbell, cowbell! Columbia University's three crew teams launched their racing shells on the sunny shores of Sarasota for the first time over this winter break for their annual southerly training trip.

Leaving It on the Dock

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.14.2015 | Sports
Amanda Kraus

The more I thought about the wheelchairs being left on the dock, the more I realized that so many rowers I have known from Row New York leave things on the dock all the time. They are, perhaps, not always tangible, but they are real.

Hal Sparks Talks About the Serious Side of Making Sitcoms

Jim Hill | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Since he's a relatively youthful 45-year-old, it's genuinely hard to think of Hal Sparks as an elder statesman of broadcasting. But then again, given that Sparks booked his first professional TV hosting gig while still in high school, he's already got over a quarter-of-a-century of in-front-of-the-camera time under his belt.

Will We Continue to Make the Same Mistakes on Energy Policy?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Of course, in Washington, following the money is always a sound principle for explaining repetition of failed policy.

8 Power Foods for Athletes and Rowers

Esther Lofgren | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Esther Lofgren

Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game.

Ethics Watchdog Calls GOP Campaign Boss 'Scam Artist'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ethics watchdog filed a formal request Wednesday for an investigation of National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Wa...

Daily Caller, Once Rabid Protector of For-Profit Colleges, Attacks School Tied to Clintons

David Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

The Daily Caller, a conservative web publication, devoted much space in recent years to attacks on critics of America's for-profit colleges, echoing claims made by for-profit college owners at a time when that controversial industry has been seeking to avoid accountability.

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

HOCR: For the Love of the Charles

Esther Lofgren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

If all of American rowing has a Homecoming weekend, it's Head of the Charles here in Boston, Mass., and it's glorious. Every year I wonder if it's just something I'm nostalgic about, but day one is done, and no, it's just as wonderful as I thought it would be.

2-Bit Politicians In 8-Bit

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Politicians are not, by and large, a popular group of people. With the American public having chosen cockroaches over Congress in a recent popularity ...

There Was a We in We (Part III)

Amanda Kraus | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York
Amanda Kraus

"So you want to take girls who can't swim and put them in narrow boats on my lake, in my park?" "Ummm, yes, but..." "And who is going to pay for t...

There Was No We in We (Part II)

Amanda Kraus | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Amanda Kraus

I don't know if that group of girls know this, but they were the inspiration for Row New York. Next post, I promise, I'll share the story of finding a place to row in New York City.

Getting Back on the Horse

Esther Lofgren | Posted 09.23.2013 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

In our final at the Lucerne World Cup last Sunday, we were in fourth place coming into the final few hundred meters. We called our final sprint... and seconds later, I heard a sickly crunching sound and the boat pulled hard to the side.

Paul Blumenthal

Tax Allegations Made Against Top Citizens United Lawyer | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has filed a complaint with numerous government office...

GOP Lawmaker Slapped With Tiny Fine For Affairs With Patients

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) was fined $500 Thursday by Tennessee medical authorities for carrying on sexual affairs with his patients. DesJarla...

McConnell Hit With Ethics Complaint After Judd Controversy

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been hit with an ethics complaint after a leaked tape revealed he was discussing with aides how to ...

Michael McAuliff

Scott DesJarlais Faces Request For Congressional Ethics Probe | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An ethics watchdog asked Congress on Tuesday to investigate whether Tennessee Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais lied about an audio recor...

Report On Retired Generals Finds Shocking Result

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

A report released Monday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Brave New Foundation found that 70 percent of retired three-a...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Congressman Hit With Ethics Complaint For Sex With Patient | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The anti-abortion Tennessee congressman and doctor who admitted last week to an affair with a patient was hit with an ethics complaint M...

Rowing, or the Greatest Decision You Will Ever Make

Amy Yao | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Amy Yao

Rowers can do it all, and they can do it well. Joining the rowing team will be the greatest decision you will ever make, if you choose to accept the harsh realities of the sport.