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Are Parents Really Threatening Their Children's Futures By Posting Bath Time Photos?

Jamie Krug | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

Many people speak about keeping the anonymity of their children intact by leaving their names and photos out of articles they write, but with the technology available now, how much is that impeding the information being readily available to employers and college admissions officers?

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.

Our Voice, Our Vote!

Richard Fowler | Posted 06.09.2014 | Media
Richard Fowler

Young people can be doing a lot more to get their issues covered in the mainstream media. It starts by being proactive about pushing the issues to the forefront.

The Big Question: Is He/She Good Enough for Marriage?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.08.2014 | Weddings
Rym Tina Ghazal

Lying, sometimes even to oneself, being selfish, fearing being alone and stringing somebody along just to feel good about oneself is not acceptable. It is immature.

The American Left Radio Could Use a Right Hook (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

Hook doesn't have to worry ever again; his future success is almost assured. He has a loyal fan base which is growing, not shrinking.

10 Reasons We've Been Too Slow In Responding To Climate Change, As Told By Sloths

Climate Nexus | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Climate Nexus

Lots of cute animals have migrated to new locations and changed the timing of their seasonal routines. This will persist as warming continues, and many species will be unable to move fast enough to adapt. Which is bad news for slo(w)ths...

Bittman, Butter, and Better Than Back to the Future

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mr. Bittman is absolutely not qualified to assert the health effects of butter based on a recent meta-analysis I rather doubt he read in its somewhat excruciating detail.

CNN and Diana Christensen

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.20.2014 | Media
Robert Slayton

Last night, both CNN and MSNBC spent hours on how a satellite had spotted something in the Indian Ocean. That was it. Just that. But it sufficed as a rationale for ignoring Crimea, Affordable Health Care, Rand Paul and Chris Christie.

Miles O'Brien to Join the Lesscancer.org Bike Ride to Mackinac

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Then I felt it... a weighty, wet, salty tear slip out of the corner of my eye. All I could think to do was not have him see me, so I quickly bent down so he would not see that I had started to cry. As I crouched down out of sight, I wondered how I could disappear

In Vienna, U.S. and Iran Building a Recipe for Success

Reza Marashi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Reza Marashi

With each round of talks, Iranian and Western negotiators dive deeper into the details and substance of key technical issues -- some of which had never truly been discussed.

News Makes Us Go Crazy

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.21.2014 | World

We live in unusual times. Our age is unlike any other in the extent to which it emphasises opportunities for individual opportunity, chiefly the oppor...

Hey Media: If You Don't Know What Happened to the Malaysian Flight, Try Reporting What You Do Know

Matt Walsh | Posted 05.18.2014 | Media
Matt Walsh

I usually look upon the media's shameless sensationalism with a sort of bemused indifference. But I don't think I've ever been quite as disgusted as I am now, while I watch these news channels and publications turn the likely death of some 280 people into a Tom Clancy novel.

The New Dietary Fat Study: What You Will Hear and What It Really Means

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No, it is not suddenly good to eat more saturated fat -- and the new study grabbing headlines showed no such thing. The study, a meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine, shows the following two things in particular: (1) you cannot get a good answer to a bad question; and (2) there is more than one way to eat badly.

Winter Storm Warning Watch DC!

Meghan Keener | Posted 05.18.2014 | DC
Meghan Keener

Here it comes again, D.C. - snow! Then... a heat storm? Then a massive snowstorm! Then... a fiery heat wave? Our weatherman explains.

Malaysia Flight 370 or Russia and Ukraine?

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.16.2014 | Media
Thomas de Zengotita

Malay flight 370 is some kind of random event. However interesting as sheer narrative, it has no long term consequences. Events in Ukraine, Russia, Crimea are evolving, potentially world changing developments.

The Worst Little Town in America

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! Have you ever wondered how corrupt a place would have to be to compel an aw...

A reporter asked Jay Carney if the President's Funny or Die video hurt the dignity of the White House. Here's how he should've responded...

Matthew Segal | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Matthew Segal

Yes, it's true: the times they are a-changin'. It's also time to get some new journalists in the White House Q&A room. Immediately.

10 Reasons Self Published Authors Will Capture 50 Percent of the Ebook Market by 2020

Mark Coker | Posted 05.07.2014 | Books
Mark Coker

The 10 trends above underlie my prediction that indie ebook authors will capture at least 50 percent of the U.S. ebook market in next seven years. Go ahead, call me crazy or delusional. I don't mind.

I Stand With the NAACP!

Richard Fowler | Posted 05.03.2014 | Media
Richard Fowler

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has a mission of ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. This mission is not bounded by political party or viewpoint.

The Difficulties of Consuming News

Alain de Botton | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Alain de Botton

The modern world is teaching us that there are dynamics far more insidious and cynical still than censorship in draining people of political will; these involve confusing, boring and distracting the majority away from politics by presenting events in such a disorganized, fractured and intermittent way that most of the audience is unable to hold on to the thread of the most important issues for any length of time.

The One Month in Digital Media You Must Understand

Alex Becker | Posted 04.26.2014 | Media
Alex Becker

What besides the sheer volume of announcements and splashy launches has made the last month in media different from any other?

Pussy Riot Proves We Are Not Having a Post-Feminist Moment

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

t's tempting to divorce ourselves from Pussy Riot's reality, to compartmentalize them as being a small, controversial group of women "over there" where limited freedoms are simply the reality.

Five Rules for a Successful Marriage (or So Couples Say)

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Rym Tina Ghazal

Over the past month, I collected about five broad points --that I dubbed as "rules" -- that were most often repeated by married couples in the UAE I perceive as "being happy" or content anyways

Cuddling With Carlin: A Sort-of/Kind-of Valetine's Special

Carlin Adelson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Comedy
Carlin Adelson

In honor of Valentine's Day I chose this Monday to post Max, a friend with whom I'd developed a two-month flirtation that culminated in a hook up. It was great, until he fell off the face of the planet.

Let's Stop Being #SurplusGiraffe

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Don't many of us feel like Marius, the #SurplusGiraffe? How many of us feel that someone in our life, some bank or boss, some Congress person or Senator can end our lives as we know them, and feed it to not the lions but the wolves of Wall St.?