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What the Hacker Scandal Means for Society

Katrina Sands | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Katrina Sands

Why do we normalize forced and involuntary pornography of women? Why do we consistently participate in the exploitation of women, and why do we turn the ownership of the female body into a spectator sport?

Divine People: The Time is Now

Pamay Bassey | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Pamay Bassey

Find someone and help them. Find someone and love them. Reach out and contribute to the great bank of the universe that is called "the kindness of strangers."

Why Bother Trying to Change the World?

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Ethan Casey

Like establishing a garden or writing a book, building a patio in an uncertain world is an exercise in enlisting the passage of time to advantage: an act of faith.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

No News Is Good News

Monica Cox | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Monica Cox

There's plenty of time for them to understand the real world. For now, I want them to believe that the world is compassionate, fair and attainable.

Russian-American Duet: How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

How do you keep the music playing in a chaotic political climate where the only music being played is a dissonant duet with counter-melodies that never resolve, but instead contradict the common theme?

What Show in Development Would Make You Subscribe to Sarah Palin's Awesome New Cable Channel?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Fear not! Governor Quit is never far from spewing new ideas. And we have proof. We were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the Palin Channel's development slate.

10 Percent of You Will Drink Yourselves to Death, But 99 Percent of You Probably Don't Know It

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

About a month ago, the Centers for Disease control told Americans that, in no uncertain terms, one in 10 of us will die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. One in 10. Yes, you read that right. And yes, it's a big number.

How Would You Want to See Your Favorite TV Show Skewer the GOP?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.24.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Poking fun at conservatives shouldn't be limited to SNL and Jon Stewart -- ALL our favorite shows can get in on the fun!

News Today Is Gone Tomorrow

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

We no longer have news; instead, we have trends. And, one thing we can be sure of -- what is trending today, no matter how earth-shattering or horrifi...

A Rooney Rule for Corporate Boardrooms

Shelley Bird | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

The Rooney Rule doesn't require owners to hire black head coaches or managers just because a candidate is black, but simply make sure that all qualified candidates are given equal access and a fair review. It ensures a level playing field.

Mental Health Reform Should Also Help Families

Kenneth J. Dudek | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Kenneth J. Dudek

Two separate mental health reform bills are now on the table, and both have fallen prey to the same old mental health politics. The limited research on the efficacy of various proposed treatment approaches brings the issue back to questions of ideology.

Ellen the DeGenerate

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! If, like us, you are the beneficiary of a primary Catholic school education...

Sex Sells: How Nevada is Confusing the Hell Out of Little Girls

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! A few weeks ago, we told you about the insane things going on in Mississipp...

Porn for Progress

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! If you're like millions of other Americans, you've been cursing the banks f...

The Worst Little Town in America

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! Have you ever wondered how corrupt a place would have to be to compel an aw...

Maybe I Need an Announcer

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Surveying the reconfigured talk show landscape, I became annoyed that everybody gets to do a monologue but me. After all, I have hilarious thoughts as...

The American Flag T-Shirt Case: It's Not About Patriotism

Dirk Hughes | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Dirk Hughes

The government can, and does, legally violate our Constitutional rights when in its best interest to do so. In fact, they do it quite often. They just need the right reason.

Let's Stop Being #SurplusGiraffe

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Don't many of us feel like Marius, the #SurplusGiraffe? How many of us feel that someone in our life, some bank or boss, some Congress person or Senator can end our lives as we know them, and feed it to not the lions but the wolves of Wall St.?

"Who Cares" Generation

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

I use the same two words: "Who cares?" -- not as a phrase, but as a question. And if I don't have an answer, I realize I don't know enough about this and I have to learn.

3 Ways Parents Can Help Teachers

Chris Crouch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Chris Crouch

To ensure that our children receive the best education we have to offer, we as parents have some obligations to our kids and to educators.

There Are Strange Things Done in Washington

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Books
Dr. Joel Hoffman

There are strange things done in Washington By the folks who forge our laws. The Senate halls and quorum calls Have always had their flaws. So...

Bank Bailouts & Financial Skulduggery: A Lesson from History

Adrian Teal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Adrian Teal

As if one were needed, the news that JP Morgan Chase & Co. has been embroiled in yet another banking scandal is a reminder that the world of finance long ago hocked its cracked and dented moral compass to the pawnbroker.

One Month Later: Trayvon Martin and an Unexpected Moment of Clarity

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

How could this girl possibly comprehend the symbolism behind holding out a handful of Skittles to an African-American woman?

Detroit, I Feel You

Courtney Garcia | Posted 09.22.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I feel bad for the folks in Detroit right now because it already sucks to live there, plus the Lions are usually bad, and with this new bankruptcy filing, it's just another blow to the hometown spirit.