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Transparency Trumps Sugar: the New Nutrition Label and the Fight Against Obesity

William Dietz | Posted 07.06.2016 | College
William Dietz

Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American diet and the toll it can...

The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

Highly Suspect's Johnny Stevens Bares All (and Gives Zero F*cks)

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Don't be mistaken -- Highly Suspect is definitely not your average "boy band." So exactly what is it about this trio that makes them so special? Well, aside from their striking good looks... just about everything.

The Vanity -- Real Talk with Frontman Alex Dugan

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Meet The Vanity, a band that recently broke into Austin's competitive music scene and is tearing it up with their raw talent.

Scale the Summit -- The Odyssey Begins

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.16.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Scale the Summit, an American instrumental and progressive rock band based out of Houston, isn't your average cup o' joe.

Why Most White Straight Males Don't Talk About Privilege

Sutheshna Mani | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Sutheshna Mani

I have to take every initiative to change my language, attitude and behavior towards people who are marginalized in one way or the other. Using my knowledge to try and change the mindsets, and eventually the greater social milieu of the society, and country I live in.

Muslim American or American Muslim. Does It Matter?

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

We all have a story. My story is that I was born in Chicago to a Muslim father and Christian mother. I was born to parents that came to America to flee persecution and war and to strive for the American dream. My story isn't that much different than other American Muslims. I

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: Q&A with Peanut Butter Wolf

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

For over 15 years now, Los Angeles-based Stones Throw Records has been home to some of the most varied and inventive musical artists. Now the label's genesis is detailed in a new documentary with the tale of the label's conception.

Why Drake's OVO Label Will be the Modern Day Motown

Dennis Williams II | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment
Dennis Williams II

Drake assumes the role of the present day Berry Gordy Jr., behind his label he has assimilated a team of heavy hitters that do it all in-house.

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

The Dirty Tricks of the 'No on 37' Campaign Are Nothing New

Andrew Gunther | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Andrew Gunther

If there is one thing that the "No on 37" campaign can say with complete honesty, it's that they have ready access to literally millions of dollars, all kindly donated by the world's largest biotechnology and pesticide producers and food industry leaders.

Know What's In Your Food

Michael Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Michael Green

Independent doctors and scientists have warned about health and environmental risks from GMO foods, yet our federal regulators have let us down us by allowing these risky new foods to go unlabeled. Californians have the chance to address this situation by voting Yes on Prop 37 next week.

Don't Be a Mushroom!

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.26.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Two separate but very much related events that could radically change the way America farms and feeds itself are big in the news right now. Both concern a matter dear to my heart: food labeling.

Creative Spaces: 10 Brands With Street Cred

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

How can big corporate brands earn street cred or a cool factor to get the early adopters on board? Here are 10 key tips.

Autism and Chemicals, Cancer Report Under Fire and Kudos!

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Congratulations to these amazing visionaries; we are so grateful for their support and thankful as they continue to expand the healthy parenting movement!

Can That Friendship Be Salvaged?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 01.07.2012 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

When we label a person, we are buying in to a fear-based belief system that people are inherently one thing: unhealthy or healthy, bad or good, toxic or non-toxic.

Roland Mouret's 'Emotional' Couture

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Parisian fashion designer Roland Mouret, is famous for designing iconic dresses. The Galaxy, Moon and Titanium dress style have all earned Mouret a reputation as a master of structure and silhouette. From the red carpet to catwalk, he is a sought-after designer and his creations elicit attention.

Musicians May Be Owed BILLIONS In Unpaid Royalties

David Kusek | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
David Kusek

If you are a recording artist or a manager and have been distributing music on iTunes under a deal with one of the big record labels, pay attention. ...

The Long-Awaited Return of Butterfly Boucher

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

There was anything wrong with the songs or the album I made ... it was just that the record label were idiots!