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The BBDO-Bayer Debacle: How Bad Was It?

Advertising Week | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By John Barker, CEO, BARKER Advertising, New York By now, most of the industry has heard or likely seen the Cannes Bronze Lion-winning scam ad from B...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Wants More From Congress' Proposed Puerto Rico Bill

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Congress' most recent Puerto Rico bill, which would create a new process that could enable the island to enter court-supervised debt restructuring, ha...

The Law Is the Law: A Call to Defeat HB2 Through Obedience

Eric T. Butler | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric T. Butler

The uproar over North Carolina's Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (HB2) has been impossible to miss. The law, which forces transgender and ...

Pregnancy and Policy: Who Decides? Time to Stop Focusing on Fear and Shame

San Jose State University MPH Student Cohort 2014 | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
San Jose State University MPH Student Cohort 2014

FASDs will not be resolved with any one simple intervention. A paradigm shift has the strongest potential to move towards healthier outcomes for pregnant people and their children.

An Open Letter to the Boston Globe About Lyme Disease

David Michael Conner | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

The Globe's editorial board implies without exception that the CDC is the absolute authority on appropriate and correct treatment for Lyme disease, yet Lyme doctors and patients alike have continually challenged the CDC's stance on Lyme treatment.

31 Eye-Opening Quotes From Some Of 2015's Most Buzzworthy Blogs

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.31.2015 | Media

2015 was nothing short of inspiring, shocking, devastating -- and everything in between. This year, contributors to The Huffington Post published thou...

Being Black at Mizzou: Then and Now

EBONY.com | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

I don't know what it's like to be an average Black student at the Mizzou in 2015, though I imagine it's not very different from what it was like when I studied there in the early '90s.

Call My Mama: The Biggest Lesson from Spring Valley High

EBONY.com | Posted 10.29.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Regardless of the screams and cries for help, Black parents alone cannot save their children. In most cases, if they tried to intervene, they would become victims of the same fate.

Decreasing Number of Uninsured: Metric For Success of the Affordable Care Act?

John Geyman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

While it is tempting to look at just one metric--the decline in numbers of the uninsured, this is a trap if used to deceive ourselves as to the success of the ACA. As the above examples indicate, we still have a long way to go before we can say that we have reformed U. S. health care in the public interest.

The 3-Letter Word That Cuts Women Down Every Day

Cameron Schaeffer | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Cameron Schaeffer

It's immensely difficult to prioritize what's important when we critique ourselves constantly as a result of the world's harsh judgment.

Lea Michele Writes Powerful Essay On The Importance Of Empowering Other Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women

"Too often, women are not encouraged to express ourselves." That's what Lea Michele wrote in an op-ed for The Daily Beast this week. Michele explained...

I Used to Be a Muslim Fundamentalist. Here Is My Story.

Ladan Archin | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Ladan Archin

Ever since the Boston marathon bombings, the question I hear most often is "why would a Western-educated individual become so radicalized?" While everyone's path is unique, I wanted to share my journey, albeit from a female perspective, to help make sense of what has led -- for some -- to senseless acts of violence.

How We Can Achieve a More Inclusive History

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

This long weekend, as we reflect on his life and legacy, we also renew our dedication to a cause Dr. King held dear: ensuring the story we tell ourselves as a nation is an inclusive one, which does justice to all our communities and captures the full spectrum of the American past.

In Defense of 'Nudging': When the Government Nudges, Everyone Wins

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Jachimowicz

'Nudging' -- intentionally designing our environments to make certain decisions more likely than others -- can be an effective and ethically sound tool to help people make better decisions for themselves and for society at large.

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice

What If We Changed the Way Content Is Shared?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

In her conversation from the What If... ? Conference last March, Content Community Creator, Audrey Bellis starts out sharing her belief that comment s...

The Upside of 'Marrying Down'

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Old ideas die hard. But today's romances more and more reflect that smart women and men are neither marrying up or marrying down -- we're just marrying the right person.

The Fine Line of Genocide History

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Stephen D. Smith

When reporting genocidal incidences, historians take on a heavy responsibility. Just 20 years after the genocide committed against the Tutsi of Rwanda, many of the protagonists are still alive and grappling their own narratives, and still feeling their pain.

What Can Small Arts Organizations Learn From Robin Thicke?

Lauren Warnecke | Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts
Lauren Warnecke

When it comes down to it, I don't know that Miami City Ballet and Flo Rida are meant to get along, but it sure is fun to imagine a world that embraces the good from these very different worlds.

Friday Talking Points -- Defending Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.

Demise of the International Herald Tribune

Ladan Rafii | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Ladan Rafii

If there was ever a newspaper one could consider a friend all over the world, it was the International Herald Tribune. It conveyed a sense of warmth and familiarity that is often missing when one is living and working abroad.

Whose Crime Is It Anyway?

Stephanie Manes | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Manes

A political marriage is a lightening rod for our most retrograde gender attitudes, as well hidden as they may be in other arenas.

One Small Step for You: A Look Into the Slumdog Children Across the World

Hillary Kaylor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Hillary Kaylor

You walk from place to space, your shoes carrying you all the way. Protected and safe. But what if they took you somewhere else? To a prison, to a war zone, into a burning garbage dump?

Prep School: Talking Trash

Petra Janney | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Petra Janney

College has been a heavenly vacation from the bleak reality that Exeter introduced me to. It's a reality in which shyness is considered a treatable disease; in which knowledge is no match for lung capacity; and in which breaking the mold is only acceptable if you make enough money doing so.

Why Don't Newspapers Take Unsolicited Submissions Seriously?

Michael Hobbes | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media
Michael Hobbes

A lot of people are sitting on fascinating stories about the places where they work, where they live, what's happening in their lives. This is what journalists, what journalism, are supposed to be concerned with.