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Día de los Muertos Is Not Halloween

Daniel Cubias | Posted 12.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

We all are familiar with Día de los Muertos -- the white face paint, the illustrations of grinning skulls, the panoramas of skeleton musicians and dancers. However, there is still great confusion in America about what this holiday actually signifies. Although it takes place at the same time of year as Halloween and shares the theme of ghostly visitors, there are fundamental differences.

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Veteran Explains How MDMA Helped Heal His Postwar Trauma | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.17.2014 | Science

MDMA, the illegal raver stimulant commonly known by its street names molly and ecstasy, may be poised to attract a new demographic beyond young people...

More On Kindness

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.14.2014 | Good News
Fran Moreland Johns

The site originators seem committed to bringing moments of joy, and if there's anything this world needs right now it's moments of joy.

Perhaps Congress Can Also Honor Dr. Yunus by Paying Attention to Him

Bob Harris | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Bob Harris

Now that our leaders have given Dr. Yunus a gold medal, perhaps they might more truly honor him by considering why.

How the Internet Mobilizes People and Movements

Nancy Gofus | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Nancy Gofus

Because .ORG is open to individuals, companies and organizations of all kinds, registering for a .ORG domain is less about who you are, and more about what you do. What .ORGs do, most of all, is bring people together online in support of a common cause. Empowering Mothers, Delivering Hope

Gary White | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Gary White

Water-related disease claims the lives of 5,000 children each day, making it the second biggest killer of children worldwide. For their mothers, the danger of unsafe water is more than a statistic. It is a daily fear.

Mail-Order Condom Program For Teenagers Causes Controversy

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.19.2012 | San Francisco

A new program supported by the California Department of Public Health will allow teenagers throughout various parts of the state to order condoms onli...

New York Times Poll Asks Did Judy Miller Or General Betray Us Turn You Off?

Vanity Fair | Bruce Feirstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Back in the days when I was writing political advertising--in the pre-Internet, pre-War Room era--the single most coveted piece of information we trie...