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Fireball, I'm On Fire -- and the Beat Goes On!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

Today I took my first Zumba class. A sea of 35 eager participants was getting psyched up when the tiny teacher began the music. Latin groove and dancing beats only want to make you move your feet.

July 4 and Alice: The Wonderlands of Freedom

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Randee Mia Berman

In the middle of the terrace barbecue, I was thinking about Alice, Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Airplane, and the White Rabbit, all marching to the tune of their own inner fife and drummers. All in the name of Independence.

Five Spa Tips Every Twenty-Something Should Know

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Put Google to work. Type in the search word "best" plus the spa service and your town. Yelp, Insider, Bing, City Search or some other social media review site should pop up with information on a variety of therapists and spa professionals.

You Can Now Read 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' In An Ancient Language

Religion News Service | Rosie Scammell | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Monsignor Daniel B. Gallagher has faced a number of linguistic challenges as the man responsible for translating Pope Francis’ Tw...

In LA, Communities in Need Get Their 15 Minutes of Fame

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Mackenzie Long

Musicians from East Los Angeles have a long tradition of using their talents to draw attention to complex social and political issues.

To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

Less Fear, More Courage

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

It takes courage after 25 years of procrastination to begin writing your first children's book. It takes courage after 10 years of building a food company, and with sales down and funding drying up, to walk away because you recognize it's just not going to work.

Seeing the Unseen

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Regardless of what demographics might say, we are not distinct groups of people inhabiting the same space. We are a community of human beings sharing time together in our schools, our homes, our neighborhoods, and our workplaces.

Where Did That Money Come From?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.04.2014 | Money
William B. Bradshaw

We hardly see half-dollars now, and although quarters are still quite common, we seldom hear them referred as "two bits." In fact, from an informal survey I took, most people about forty years and younger do not have any idea what "two bits" or "four bits" or "six bits" or any number of bits refer to.

Plus Ca Change

Francis Levy | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Punctuating pieces of writing with French phrases is a charming affectation that was more prevalent in previous ages. The idea of course is the English or American writer can evince a certain level of cultivation and/or sophistication through his knowledge of French.

Why I Write

Edie Weinstein | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

When I comes right down to it, like many wordsmiths, I write simply because (as grammatically incorrect as it sounds) I "can't not write." What a lovely addiction by which I am plagued.

Life Lessons Learned From Salsa

Lissa Coffey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Every one of us is going to have our own pace. We can't compare ourselves to other dancers, or other people. We need to be patient, and gentle with ourselves. Just do your best and trust in the process. When we keep going, we eventually get there. There are many paths to any destination.

Fania Records 50th Anniversary at SummerStage: Everyone's Latin Thing

Craig Carpenter | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
Craig Carpenter

Out of that gumbo has been produced myriad cultural exports, and among New York's many contributions, there is salsa music. It can be defined as combining elements of various styles of Latin music, jazz, African and rock, and all of those ingredients were found in the Big Apple.

Baalbeck: Marriage of History and Performing Arts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

The briefly displaced Baalbeck International Festival is going home. The world-renowned annual event that was moved last year for security reasons f...

FedEx: The Man, the Company, the Motto

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Dorian de Wind

When all the news is doom and gloom, as it is these days with respect to Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria and so many other places and faces, it does the ...

Do Not Be Afraid

Alice Carey | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Alice Carey

I'm not much one for crying. But this morning I did, as I watched Irish poet Seamus Heaney's funeral, and heard his last words. Words he sent to his wife minutes before he died. 'Noli timere' -- don't be afraid.

Flammable or Inflammable

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

"Inactive" means not active; ""incapable" means not capable; "inseparable" means not separable; and on and on the examples go. It doesn't make sense that "inflammable" means flammable. But we need to keep in mind that it's not always easy to translate one language accurately into another.

Two Thumbs Up for Bless Me, Ultima

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

As a woman, I especially enjoyed the strong matriarch role of Ultima's love and its empowering effect on her grandchildren.

Pope a Free Agent at the End of the Month

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.14.2013 | Comedy
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the Roman Catholic Church, has broken his contract with the Holy See. As with married couples, the Pope had a "'til deat...

Pope Benedict XVI Faces Challenge In Trying To Resurrect Latin

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 11.15.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Reviving a long-dead language might sound like a tall order for a church that's already weakened by widespread secularization and t...

Carpe Diem!

Alice Carey | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Alice Carey

As I watch Syria collapse into masses of stones, dust and mortar, do I even more keenly realize the importance of Carpe diem.

Gaby Moreno Releases Postales

Eddie Cota | Posted 11.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Eddie Cota

Gaby Moreno released her first all-Spanish album Postales earlier this month. I sat down with her at my Los Feliz neighborhood café to discuss her new music, that I believe has the potential to break boundaries and integrate new audiences to Spanish-language music.

The Man Behind The Goldman Letter 'Always Did What Was Right'

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

By David Dolan and Pascal Fletcher JOHANNESBURG, March 15 (Reuters) - Greg Smith was a principled and competitive student, the kind of...

Astoria Characters: The Well-Engineered Family

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jarda Nehybka never thought he'd have a wife and two tow-headed toddlers, not at this age, 69.

College Grad Under Threat of Deportation Has Reason To Hope

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.31.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee President Obama recently a...