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Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Is Misinformed and Unwilling to Listen to Good Advice

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Gini Graham Scott

What should you do if you encounter a client who is misinformed and unwilling to listen to good advice? Worse, what if your efforts to advise the client result in the client becoming even more stuck in his or her position and angry about even discussing what's wrong?

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

Censorship Is Not All Bad

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.09.2016 | Media
The University of Central Florida Forum

If you want to change the levels of censorship in our society--in other words, to benefit society by loosening or tightening censorship--the best approach is to appeal to the stated values of our institutions.

How 11 Top NYC Doctors Missed My Lyme Disease

Dana Parish | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

He listened for 10 minutes and calmly said, "You have Lyme. Lyme does all kinds of weird things, but you'll get better. Amazing that I am only the 12th doctor you've been to. Most find me somewhere between 20 and 100."

Senators' Amendment to Energy Bill Calls on Fossil Fuel Industry to End Climate Denial

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 02.03.2016 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

It's nice to see an amendment designed to shame, and hopefully stop, industry misinformation campaigns that have delayed much-needed action to usher the end of the fossil fuel era.

Here's How Scientific Misinformation Spreads On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.08.2016 | Science

As science advances, bad science does, too. The World Economic Forum has called widespread digital misinformation -- which largely spreads via social ...

Wikipedia & Deepak Chopra II: Top 5 Most Inaccurate Claims

Ryan Castle | Posted 12.05.2015 | Media
Ryan Castle

An Insider's Point-by-Point Rebuttal of the Bias and Deception on One of Wikipedia's Most Contentious Pages Note: Referenced material includes links t...

Wikipedia and Deepak Chopra: Open-Source Character Assassination

Ryan Castle | Posted 11.02.2015 | Media
Ryan Castle

When collaborative editing devolves into mob mentality it is not just the individual being abused who suffers, it is everyone who trusts in the integr...

Got Science? Coca-Cola's Disclosures Reveal Large-Scale Effort to Influence the Science on Sugar

Seth Shulman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science
Seth Shulman

To fully appreciate how misguided such sponsorship is, it is worth reviewing what real, solid scientific research shows about the relation between soft drink consumption and the epidemic of obesity and diabetes now affecting children in the United States.

Bill Blocks Crisis Centers From Misleading Women

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.05.2016 | Women
Toni G. Atkins

This bill is not about limiting free speech -- it is about empowering patients to make informed decisions about their health based on credible information.

Got Science? Vaccinating Ourselves Against Misinformation

Seth Shulman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Seth Shulman

To prevent our children from being sickened and threatened with death by preventable disease, we need to ensure that they get vaccinated. But, to make our vaccination program successful, we also need to find better ways to inoculate ourselves against misinformation. A good place to start is to arm ourselves with the facts.

Free Flow of Information Is Critical in Crisis

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

"Fear has gripped the nation." With those words, the Rev. George Wilson of Liberia summed up the state of his country and described the cost of not allowing information to flow freely in a time of crisis. His report was discouraging but motivating at the same time.

Communication is Aid-and More

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
Rev. Larry Hollon

Misinformation and misunderstanding along with superstition about Ebola abound. The virus is not airborne. According to medical experts, it spreads through contact with the body fluids of an infected individual or the body of a deceased victim.

Koch Network, Fossil-Fuel Front Groups Lobby Congress Against Wind-Energy Tax Breaks

Gabe Elsner | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The Koch-brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity spearheaded a letter claiming that 117 organizations oppose reviving wind-energy tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013. The Energy and Policy Institute discovered that a majority of the groups have ties to the Koch brothers or other fossil-fuel interests.

The Gravity of Misinformation

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The recent concentration of misleading media hooey about health has been excruciating, but the problem is perennial. I trust I needn't make the case that you are under constant assault by distorted, contorted, titillating, and insipid headlines.

'What Is Truth?'

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Education
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

I used to have edit rights to Wikipedia. I obtained them to correct inaccuracies in the "C.G. Jung" entry, but after a while I gave up. Why? Because anyone who registers can go in and say pretty much whatever they like -- unless it's true.

DEA Chief Needs to Cut the Propaganda or Step Down

Sam Tracy | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

The DEA has always ignored facts that support reforming drug laws, even when they come from within the agency.

The Rapid Spread of Misinformation Online

Farida Vis | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Farida Vis

Blaming Twitter for misinformation is easy, but ignores the social and political context. How can we understand such large volumes of data that move so quickly?

Controlling the Comments in the Digital Universe

Michael Drew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

The Huffington Post has stopped accepting anonymous comments. It's a start. So-called trolls who use comments sections to espouse negative views or to threaten or foment discord will always find ways to keep fanning the flames of disinformation.

Why Do Republicans Get Away With Saying Such Outrageous Things? They Are Distracting Us While They Do Real Damage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Tired of all the outrageous things Republicans say and are not held accountable? Whether or not you like the president, he is President of the United States. That used to mean something.

Drowning in a Sea of Opinionated Information

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

We must work hard to ensure that our students don't let opinions drive them to the 'facts' that appeal to them the most. There is a dangerous sea of opinionated information out there and they are already partly submerged.

The Culture of Guns and Misinformation

Walker Bragman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Media
Walker Bragman

A culture has developed in which people have the option of picking facts based on their political beliefs, instead of the other way around. The current debate over gun control is a testament to this trend.

Are We 'Over-Informed'? Readers Weigh In

Liz Smith | Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"Which one of the stars of Les Miserables is the best-dressed?" asks a movie advertisement. I found this quite funny since the characters in Victor H...

So Madonna Called Obama a Muslim: How Misinformation Spreads

Ullrich Ecker | Posted 12.02.2012 | Science
Ullrich Ecker

It was obvious to most people that Madonna meant it as a joke, but chances are it will have reinforced belief in the Obama-Muslim myth in others, or even planted a seed of misinformation in the minds of people who have never even thought about Obama's faith.

Dan Froomkin

Clueless: Vast Majority Of Republicans Polled Insist Iraq Had WMD

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- How misinformed are Republicans about world affairs? If presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's assertion that Russia is "wit...