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A Memory of Two Joans

Alan Shayne | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Alan Shayne

I first met Joan Rivers almost 50 years ago when I was a casting director working on The Swimmer starring Burt Lancaster. Most of the film took place in wealthy suburbia so the actors had to seem like upper class wasps.

Social Sharing Feeds Our Appetite for News

John P. David | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media
John P. David

If you have ever posted a news link to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, then you have participated in the social sharing ecosystem which is overtaking traditional channels as the most powerful way to distribute information.

20 Reasons Why You Should Major in Journalism

College Magazine | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
College Magazine

Journalism will never die as long as the world has news to report and requires someone to report it. For those of you who have doubts about thrusting yourself into the wild and wonderful world of journalism, look no further to end your questioning.

Which Advertising Platform Works Best? Apple, Facebook or Twitter?

Steve Harmon | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Steve Harmon

Which is the best place to advertise online of these three outlets: Apple, Facebook or Twitter? We decided to put them to the test for our mobile venture hapn that lets people make photo stories together.

Diet Research, Stuck in the Stone Age

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This was a study designed to generate a predictably useless, misleading, and potentially harmful answer to an egregiously silly and perhaps even willfully disingenuous question. If science were generally this bad, we would never have exited the Stone Age.

As 'Time' Goes By

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Is my one-time favorite magazine going the way of the dodo bird? What's to become of TIME after it was cut loose from a corporate tether tied to a sought-after prize?

Marketing Personalized Mobile Radio News Within the Social Web

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.26.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The Associated Press (AP) and A.H. Belo Management Services are among investors backing HearHere Radio to the tune of $1.7 million, the company behind Rivet News Radio has announced.

My Decision Whether or Not to Become an Atheist is in God's Hands

James Napoli | Posted 10.25.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

I'm still not sure if I am ready to actually declare myself an atheist, so I guess I am just going to leave it up to God. I mean, what do you thi...

Jimmy Fallon Reminds Us That There's Still SOME Good News Out There

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.22.2014 | Comedy

The world is full of bad news. There are wars, taxes, new Johnny Depp movies, and the list just goes on and on. In order to counter all those stori...

Lebanese Media Flop in Energy Sector Coverage

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Old habits die hard and Lebanon's media choose the easy route to report on the vitally important, yet misunderstood, energy sector. "Will internation...

When Asked If They Could Have Anything, They Asked for Toothpaste

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

Clutching a teddy bear in one arm and a balloon in another, the little boy with a deep scar under his eye looked up and asked in Arabic, very gently... almost a whisper: "Khala (aunt) Rym. Can I have toothpaste for my sisters and I?"

Sodium Studies, With a Grain of Salt

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It is theoretically possible to consume too little sodium, but whether the relevant cut-point is set high or low, the vast majority of adults living in the real world consume too much.

The 1 Minute Blog. Protesters and Looting.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.17.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The image of protesters in a cloud of tear gas made a photographer in Ferguson, Mo. feel like he was in Iraq or Beirut. Laurent Bryant, of the St. Lo...

Robin Williams: Drugs, Depression and Laughter

Reef Karim, D.O. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Reef Karim, D.O.

Personally, I was deeply effected by Robin Williams passing. I grew up with him. He was a part of my childhood and adult life. I, like may others, will really miss his spirit and his talent. He made me laugh and helped me realize the power of comedy and laughter in my personal and professional life. I truly believe that "Laughter is the best medicine." And our world just lost some really good medicine.

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Talks

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 10.13.2014 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

Some of us have fallen into the trap of picking up on conversation fillers and it's gotten out of control -- totally.

Maserati Patrol Car Raises Police Suspicions

Associated Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Weird News

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotte...

Under Our Skin

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mr. Williams was a far better actor than most of us, so his veneer was more elaborate. But all the world's a stage, and we all -- players, too. Such veneers abound. Perhaps we could keep it in mind, and give one another the benefit of prevailing doubt.

Russian-American Duet: How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

How do you keep the music playing in a chaotic political climate where the only music being played is a dissonant duet with counter-melodies that never resolve, but instead contradict the common theme?

This Is The Ideal News Of The Future

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

The news is the most powerful and prestigious force in contemporary society, replacing religion as the touchstone of authority and meaning. It is usua...

The One Minute Blog. Nixon Tweets.

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.09.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Nixon is immortal. Or so it seems.

V-Day (It's Not The Day You're Thinking Of)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Did I think I'd go from being a reporter for KTLA to blogging about my recent vasectomy? Um, no. But if I'm able to help guys out there be more comfortable with having this procedure, then it's worth it.

Rumors: Are Lebanese Media Culprits?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

News of a mini civil war in Lebanon between the Lebanese army and fighters thought to belong to the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) triggered a wave of rumors this week that were blamed in part on traditional media.

The One Minute Blog: Ebola Cure?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.04.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa set off a panic. It's not surprising. The symptoms are alarming, with internal and external bleeding the most horrific. And yet, amid the panic, there is hope.

Processing Messages About Processed Food

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The American Society of Nutrition issued what proved to be a very controversial position paper on processed foods. The basic take-away message that resulted, if there is one, is that processed foods are certainly not all bad.

What Show in Development Would Make You Subscribe to Sarah Palin's Awesome New Cable Channel?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Fear not! Governor Quit is never far from spewing new ideas. And we have proof. We were fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the Palin Channel's development slate.