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4 Back-to-School Identity Theft Tips to Keep Kids Safe

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
NextAdvisor.com

Summer is drawing to a close, which means children across the country will be lacing up new sneakers and sitting down in new desks for the start of another school year. Parents have enough to worry about when sending their young ones out into the world without them, but how much does the average parent know about protecting their child's identity?

I'm a Hyphenated-American and Proud of it

Bernice Kwan | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Bernice Kwan

Many immigrants attribute their success in America to blending the old and the new, or to linking their past lives with their current one. However, Mr. Jindal calls on them to completely discard their old values for superior American ones, and to "learn English, roll up their sleeves and get to work."

When Culture and Tourism Join Forces Against Extremism

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

The strategy behind ISIS's is the narrative of a "war on history." Relics, ruins and history are components of ISIS's strategy of imposing a "Year Zero" on the territory they have defined as a "caliphate."

Identity Is Lost Without A Moral Compass

Pacific Standard | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

What defines a person? Is it their memories? Their hobbies? Look deeper, argue a pair of researchers—into the soul, so to speak. According to a&...

Propelling My Voice

Write for the Future | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

by Jordan White As the youngest in my family by eight years, I was awkward, painfully shy, and tired of being verbally overshadowed. So, at 11, I d...

How College Changed The Way I Saw Myself

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | College
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Allie Braun. I'll admit it; I was a pretty typical high school student. I went to class, took notes, and spoke w...

Why You Don't Have To Be The Person You've Always Been

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Caitlyn Blair. All my life, I've been known to go through various "phases". Because of this, those whom I do not...

Personal Branding Attempt Sends Twenty-Something Into Identity Crisis

Becky Brinkerhoff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Becky Brinkerhoff

Personal branding--it's not exactly easy for an early twenty-something. Putting yourself out into the world is terrifying enough. Trying to put together a packaged version of yourself when you're still trying to figure out who you are is even harder.

For Anyone Who Feels 'Broken'

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Lee

Some people lose everything and everyone that has ever mattered to them. Life brings such hardship, despair and alienation that they feel 'broken be...

A Grandmother's Sacrifices

Bethany Ao | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
Bethany Ao

"What do you call that thing that puts water into the air?" I stopped sipping on my soda that I had just purchased at the store. "What?"

My Global Gateway: Food

Write for the Future | Posted 08.08.2015 | College
Write for the Future

The aroma of sweet jerk chicken and oxtails consumes my nostrils, blocking any scents of urban pollution the second I exit the 2 train. I always feel at home in Flatbush during the afternoon rush hour.

Remembering Mom's Love in a Breakfast Bowl

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Joel Peterson

When I arrived from Korea as her new son, I was nearly 7 years old, and my mother knew that Koreans did not eat the same breakfast that American's typically ate.

Stop Denying Me My Blackness: A Latina Speaks About Race

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 08.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

Yes, I am black. I am also indígena. It is not up to the world to decide my identity for me. To deny a Latina her blackness just because she doesn't "look black" or has a different experience because she's not African American, is to be ignorant of history.

Retirement Doesn't Have to Sap Your Self-Esteem

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 08.03.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Any life ending, whether one you choose or one imposed upon you, can give you the opportunity for new self-understanding. With the ending in the past, you have the opportunity to find fulfillment in those openings that yet await you. Retirement may be the best thing that's ever happened to you, and the transition that stimulated you the most to redefining your values, sense of self, and purpose in life.

Who Are You Going to Be Today?

Jamie Flook | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Flook

Whoever said blue and green should never be seen obviously never saw bright blue skies over the green fields of England on a midsummer's day. I...

How Do You Spell Your Name?

Brittney Grimes | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brittney Grimes

It's -NEY. "Ohh, I thought you spelled it B-r-i-t-t-a-n-y." It's a common mistake. I've had this error happen to me ever since elementary school, when...

Do Insurance Companies Look at Your Social Media Profiles?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

The Internet is a great resource for conducting research and gathering information on almost anything. Today, with the emergence of data tracking devices and social media, this now includes information about people.

Customer Service Survey Scams: Don't Fall for Them!

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

Scammers are creative when it comes to devising schemes to try and steal your identity and money, and the BBB and the AARP have been warning consumers about such a scam lately regarding fake customer service surveys.

4 Tips to Protect Seniors Against Fraud and Identity Theft

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
NextAdvisor.com

Although most anyone can be a target of fraud and identity theft, senior identity theft is on the rise and those ages 50+ are often in the cross-hairs of scammers. The U.S. government is taking steps to help circumvent the high level of fraud aimed at seniors, but it can only do so much -- and progress in this area has been fairly slow.

Is Facial Recognition Technology the Future?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

A decade ago, social media was just beginning to bloom and people were only sharing their photos and thoughts with handfuls of trusted family and friends. Ten years later, social media dominates our lives.

A Rough Field for Everything... Everything but Race

Write for the Future | Posted 07.17.2015 | College
Write for the Future

Unfortunately, I will probably spend my whole life disproving the stereotypes inside the minds of others. I will be forced to carry myself in a clean cut way that does not promote any triggers of black male stereotypes. In doing so, I will continue to be praised as an exception with compliments that don't feel like real compliments.

Shame on Facebook: How Zuckerberg's Confusing "Real Names" Policy Hurts More Than It Helps

Lil Miss Hot Mess | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Lil Miss Hot Mess

Facebook's policy disproportionately affects certain categories of users, and whether intentional or not, that's discriminatory as well as dangerous for many. So, Zuck, let's cut through the confusion and make things perfectly clear: it's time for Facebook to be accountable to its community and delete this policy once and for all.

How Your Self-Beliefs Can Sabotage Your Diet

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The shallow believe in luck or circumstance; the strong believe in cause and effect. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson What are your beliefs when you think abou...

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

I Had To Ask Google If I Was Mexican

Stephen Maloney | Posted 07.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Stephen Maloney

My dad grew up as a middle class Irish Italian kid with the quintessentially Irish name "Stephen Michael Maloney." Only that wasn't the original surname on my father's birth certificate. He was born "Stephen Michael Menéndez." That's a hell of a heritage swing.