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Because the Time Should Be Now

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Media
Shana Thornton

Domestic violence is still a major concern in our society. Change has to start with all of us. I hope you don't wait until the month of October to have this conversation with a loved one. The time is now- well, it should be now.

Lessons From the News Desk -- Carl Quintanilla

Joe De Sena | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Carl Quintanilla is a nice guy. And he is far from last. Quintanilla of NBC Nightly News and CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" has learned a lot during the course of his career.

Amazing Footage of NYC Newspaper Strike

Tom Falco | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
Tom Falco

I came across this three-part YouTube film about the New York City newspapers strike of 1945. It was a 17-day event. It's quite interesting to see how people coped, or didn't cope. There were eight daily newspapers in New York at that time and people devoured them.

From Killer Fans to Jettisoning Jet Lag: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.28.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the new law making Times Square illegal, legendary killer fans in Korea, and an innovative cure for jet lag.

This Centenarian Couple Celebrated Their 75th Wedding Anniversary

BRIDES | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Walter and Leslie Kimmel, who are both 100 years old, celebrated their wedding on August 18, 1940. The two met when they were just 22 years old at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Baltimore.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2015

Jeff Sullivan | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Jeff Sullivan

Comet Swift-Tuttle only passes the earth and circles the sun once every 133 years, but the earth passes through its trail of dust every year.  ...

The American Bystander

Maura Dickey | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Maura Dickey

I want to be like the man on the subway who told the operator about the woman's seizure, because as soon as he did, people followed suit and offered help. We have the power to choose whether to justify passivity or actively decide to do the right thing, and as a society I believe we ought to break free from our psychological tendency to just stand by.

From Bacon-Flavored Seaweed to Crushing Rubik's Records: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the discovery of bacon-flavored seaweed, evidence finally supporting "hot streaks" in sports, and the teen who crushed the Rubik's world record in a mind-blowing 5.25 seconds.

The Reinvention of Telling the Truth

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

In everyday communications, we prefer that someone tell us the truth. But why has it become so difficult in the digital age?

Black Lives Matter, ACT UP and the Urgency of Violence and Death

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The Black Lives Matter protest was disruptive, loud, tense and passionate. The first thing that came to my mind was ACT UP, a group I was a part of, which engaged in similar kinds of protest and disruption, including against Democratic presidential candidates. The urgency of the protest was similar as well: People are dying, and no one in power seems to be doing anything to stop it.

Satire And The Changing Face Of News

OpedSpace | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
OpedSpace

It happened slowly at first, then suddenly political satire was everywhere. I don't know when exactly the turning point was. It might have been 8 years of Bushisms that provided the kindle for the fire. Or maybe the absurdity of the 2008 election cycle was the turning point, when an SNL skit discredited a Vice Presidential candidate in the eyes of an entire generation.

The Rise Of The Newsletter

OpedSpace | Posted 08.14.2015 | Media
OpedSpace

Media is changing so rapidly that the idea of wandering outside to pick up the papers seems almost prehistoric. Now we have the modern day version of the "newspaper on your front porch", the e-mail newsletter. Best part is, you don't even need to leave your bed to get them.

Stop Making Excuses For Lecherous Men

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

Every time we let someone off the hook for "my bad," we present an extremely low opinion of all men as slimy, lecherous animals with no impulse control, an untrue and unfair characterization. Let's stop making excuses for bullies who exploit others and hold them accountable for their actions

I Am Not Sandra Bland

Pegah Maleki | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Pegah Maleki

I may never be a victim of pointed racial violence like Sandra Bland, but if we as a country had risen to the occasion and recognized when other black women, men, and children were being murdered, perhaps she wouldn't have been either.

What Do You Believe In?

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.12.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

I would like to briefly share with you the moment that I was introduced to Belief, and the journey I have been on since.

Pretend (Poem)

Tokoni Uti | Posted 08.12.2015 | Books
Tokoni Uti

Pretense and pride.

Why the World Needs Magic

Scott Alexander and Puck | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Scott Alexander and Puck

Every trend in life tends to come in circles. The look or feel may change, but the underlying truth stays the same. This is the case with everything from fashion to entertainment. Being that we're magicians, we'd like to focus on entertainment, more specifically the art of magic.

Leica Liking And Other Matters Of Faith

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Rearview Window (c) 2015 by Sally Davies The Leica Legend I recently stumbled into a Facebook conversation about Leica and how great they are. How ...

I've Been Buried Alive

Tokoni Uti | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Tokoni Uti

I've been buried alive and shoved under the waters.

Jon Stewart: What He Did for Love

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Okay, he had an agenda. But it was an agenda that made many media pundits a little nervous. I mean, here are some excerpts from the speech he gave to an adoring crowd that day.

Thank You Jon Stewart

Kevin Siskar | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Kevin Siskar

What Jon figured out was how to use comedy as a narrative to elevate and communicate stories that would not have other wise broken through the tradition media filters and into the public eye.

The Real Victims of India and Pakistan Proxy War

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been ongoing now for about four decades, whereas hostility between Pakistan and India has been present since 1947. The proxy war between between India and Pakistan lies in Afghanistan.

Why the Most Ethical and Trustworthy Journalism Was by Fictional Newsman Jon Stewart

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Last night was Jon Stewart's last night on the Daily Show. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America...

Meditation Helps Bodine Students to 'Thrive'

Anthony David Williams | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Anthony David Williams

Bodine was a test run. Let us now begin to follow the evolution of meditation with the mission of encouraging the implementation of meditation education in high schools world wide. Ladies and gents, we have a movement on our hands.

Who Are Your Gatekeepers?

James Altucher | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
James Altucher

Dear Josie and Mollie (my daughters), Everyone hates you. I mean, I don't hate you. Most of the time. But teachers hate you. Your future boss hat...