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Who Gives A Crap About Bruce Jenner's Pronouns?

S. Bear Bergman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
S. Bear Bergman

With violence against trans people peaking right along with the media coverage, knowing who we can trust is more important than ever. Who gives a crap about Bruce Jenner's pronouns? I do. You should, too.

4 Essential Tips For Staying Safe While Traveling

Dave Austin | Posted 04.30.2015 | Travel
Dave Austin

By taking time to prepare before leaving, you can significantly diminish your risk and focus on enjoying your hard-earned trip.

Keeping 'Us' Safe in Baltimore

Amy Bhatt | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Amy Bhatt

Despite feeling a marginal impact from the protests, I've been reading and hearing people in my neighborhood (and others like mine) asserting that "we need to take back our city" or work "to make Baltimore safe again." It's clear who "we" are in these statements.

Intolerance for Unsafe Workplaces

Edward Wytkind | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

This Tuesday, April 28 is Workers Memorial Day: a time to remember those workers who have died on the job. But it is also a crucial time for us to recommit ourselves to creating and implementing strong protections to ensure workers return home safely.

Illinois Counties With the Most Registered Sex Offenders

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.22.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

According to, there are 21.63 registered sex offenders for every 10,000 people in Illinois. Based on Illinois' population, that is nearly 28,000 registered sex offenders in the state.

Lessons (Un)Learned in the Last 5 Years in Offshore Oil Industry Since the BP Deepwater Horizon Accident

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Najmedin Meshkati

With the 5th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon (DWH) on April 20, the existing data on the number of accidents and incidents in offshore drilling and production within recent years does not seem encouraging or comforting.

20 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing, Words Still Matter

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Much has been done since then to increase security and safety around federal buildings. Sadly, there has been no such progress in eliminating the types of anti-government sentiments that drove domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to target federal government employees on that fateful day.

How To Survive A Plane Crash

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Saving your life is an emergency crash situation may be simpler than it seems, so it's worth revisiting the advice from experts at the FAA on what to do.

Teenagers and the Internet

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The increased presence of youth online has raised serious concerns about the safety of Internet and social media use.

Fear of Violence Connects Cis and Trans Women

Georgia Kolias | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Georgia Kolias

Women don't dress for violence -- not the terrified woman nearly abducted from outside a motel, not Mary Vincent who had her arms taken from her and not the murdered trans women. Trans women don't invite attack when they choose to be their authentic selves.

10 of Illinois' Safest Cities

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.01.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois is home to 19 of the country's 100 safest cities with more than 25,000 people living in them, says Neighborhood Scout. Though the No. 1 safest city in the country is Zionsville, Ind., with just over 2.6 crimes per 1,000 residents every year, Illinois can still claim the country's second safest city.

Top 10 Safe April Fool's Pranks to Play at Home | Posted 03.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

With April Fool's Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what kind of pranks you want to pull on your friends and family. We know you don't want to pull the same tired jokes that everyone expects or do something that could get someone hurt.

Protecting a Life Is Always a Priority

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

We have a sacred duty to protect life. By educating ourselves, and protecting our families and communities with diligence in these and other safety issues, we are fulfilling that mitzvah.

Riders: Don't Focus on Looking Cool, Keep Safe!

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

From their emotional appeal to their practical advantages, it's no wonder motorcycles have been increasing in popularity in recent years.

10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Kids Between College Acceptance and College Drop-Off

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Get out of the nagging business. In college, it's up to the student to manage homework, to talk to the teacher and to keep their room. Let them know that you are available if they have questions, but that you will no longer be responsible.

Want Improved Crude Oil Safety? Build Better Tank Cars

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Edward R. Hamberger

Railroads have gone to great lengths to prevent crude oil accidents. But if crude oil from American oil fields is to be transported with even greater levels of safety, it's time for a major upgrade to the crude tank car fleet.

What Happens if 911 Gets a Call and Nobody Is Talking?

Quora | Posted 03.23.2015 | Crime

The call-taker will ask the caller to make a noise or tap the phone to confirm the caller needs help. Sometimes the call might be an erroneous "butt dial" or it could be someone under duress or suffering a medical emergency that impairs speech (such as a stroke).

Talking to Teens About Medicine Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

While it is a scary day for any parent whose child may have gotten into medicine or taken medicine incorrectly, the more prepared you are, the better you can help protect your child.

When Inclusion Is Exclusion: Radical Ecclesiology

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

For many Christians, being inclusive has become synonymous with being a Christian. In fear of losing what they think or claim is church, groups have formed within congregations and denominations to push for full inclusion.

Workers at Louisiana Refineries Assess Tentative USW-Shell Deal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Susan Buchanan

The United Steelworkers Thursday reached a possible four-year pact with Shell Oil in a seven-state strike that spread to 12 refineries and three other plants. Three weeks ago, most of the USW's more than 700 combined members joined the walkout.

Why Aren't These Vocal Smoke Alarms For Sale?!

Melissa Kaye | Posted 03.13.2015 | Parents
Melissa Kaye

I did find lots of old comments from people saying things like "well, wouldn't the parents wake up and run to the kids anyway?" so, maybe there wasn't enough interest in the personalized alarms until now.

Nothing Dies For Film

Joe Wallenstein | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts
Joe Wallenstein

Whether it is by accident, or negligence or pure misfortune, filmmaking carries with it inherent risk. I spend my days doing all I can to ensure the safety of the students and all people surrounding any film made at USC.

In Brokenness, Beauty

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

There is a visceral and magnetic power of babies to express profound and concentrated emotion in experiences adults take for granted

Triangulation of Cyber Security, Social Media + You.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 03.05.2015 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

BAM! There it is. Right in your face one morning when you check your social feed as news. That nasty little something that someone, a bot, or ...

Safety for Women and Girls: Protection Strategies for a Healthful World

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

Safety is not linear; to ensure that a clinic can cope with a medical emergency such as the Ebola crisis and continue to handle routine care requires substantial strengthening of an entire health system.