In the eleven years since my youngest children were born, twin daughters, thanks to IVF, who joined a similarly IVF-enabled sister, we've scarcely discussed their scientific beginnings.
Over the past few years the IRS has virtually stopped approving 501(c)(3) status for nonprofit news organizations. Even when applications for 501(c)(3) status aren't rejected outright, they are stacking up, unacted upon, for months and even years.
Too often the news media have provided a platform for fossil fuel industry-funded think tanks and advocacy groups to make spurious claims about global warming and renewable energy and allowed them to pass themselves off as disinterested parties promoting free markets and limited government.
With all of the discussions regarding the sad state of jazz careers, it would be surprising indeed to find that jazz has experienced a significant growth spurt in recent years, but it has.
What are the pros and cons of automatic functionality versus conscious effort? How do they affect quality of life? And how had this particular call for secrets elicited such a powerful response, through handcrafted, snail mail postcards no less?
Eight former Commissioners of the Social Security Administration (SSA) have since released an open letter in support of the Social Security disability programs.
NPR's social science maven reported that President Obama may have undermined the success of gun control legislation when he stated that "We are responsible for each other." Americans, Shankar Vendantam stated, care about individual rights and liberty, not the common good.
A recent series that aired on NPR stations across the U.S. ("Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America" and "Trends With Benefits") paints a misleading and often inaccurate picture of the Social Security programs that serve as a vital lifeline for millions of Americans with severe disabilities.
Do you, as a parent, get involved when a feed you're following through your child looks like a modern day Mean Girls? Instagram is today's digital diary with one big difference -- everyone CAN read it and you can't throw it away.
The real problem is not why so many people get disability benefits, but why so many people are disabled. This gives rise to important questions about our health system and the healthiness of our workplaces.
Everybody is talking about the recent NPR segment of This American Life on disabilities, "Unfit for Work."
What we call older people is going to be a hot button going forward, and one we may want to be careful about pushing. And journalists are setting the scene right now.
The U.S. is no longer considered a nation defined by social mobility. My organization, the Family Independence Initiative (FII), recently released an independent study conducted in Boston that shows the impressive impact our family-led approach has on economic and social mobility.
We are living in a world where good and bad behaviors can originate in more places, be adopted quicker, and spread faster farther. The Law of Unintended Consequences will become the rule, not the exception.
Media veterans Bob Garfield and Doug Levy are at SXSW talking about a new era in marketing: the relationship era. And guess what? It's not with brands. I had the chance to catch up with them and explore their take on the future of marketing.
When you have a billion dollars to throw around, you will have plenty of people willing to argue absurd positions. Therefore it is not surprising to see the Fix the Debt crew and various other Peterson derivative organizations pushing the line about generational conflict, but what is NPR's excuse?