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FIFA Corruption Scandal a Reminder That Lack of Oversight and Transparency in Youth Sports Surprisingly Common

Brooke de Lench | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Brooke de Lench

While the FIFA scandal has made national headlines, allegations of embezzlement and theft in sports organizations, large and small, are an almost every-day occurrence in cities and towns across America.

In Boston, Street Harassment Is More Than Just Catcalls

Alexandra Prim | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Alexandra Prim

Safe Hub Collective, an organization devoted to creating public spaces that are secure for all people, conducted a harassment survey in 2013. Out of the more than 500 participants, 88 percent said they had experienced street harassment in Boston.

5 of the Oldest Prisoners in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.26.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While many people might think of criminals as young people, some of the about 48,000 prisoners in the Illinois Department of Corrections system are much older than most of Illinois' non-incarcerated residents.

Making Sure Your Family Is Protected When It Comes to Recalls

Kate Carr | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

Car-related recalls get attention in the media and the majority of car owners take action. But what about the other life-threatening products that are recalled?

Is Saving Money More Important Than Saving Lives for Automakers?

John Foley | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
John Foley

Having global safety standards is not altruistic. It's simply the right thing to do. It's telling your customers that their lives matter, no matter where they are and who is watching.

Why 'Mad Men' Gives Us Hope on the Gun Violence Issue

Daniel Gross | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gross

Don Draper famously said, "If you don't like what's being talked about, change the conversation." That is precisely what we must do to address the problem of gun deaths and injuries in our nation.

Where Will We Be In 25 Years?

Anna Jadow Bloom | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Anna Jadow Bloom

In 2015, people wore jeans that fit like leggings and tucked them into boots. And some of these boots didn't go above the ankle.

Read It, Sign It, Share It: How We Can All Make a Difference During Global Road Safety Week

Kate Carr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Kate Carr

Reducing speed, cracking down on drinking and driving, using helmets on bikes and motorcycles, restraining children in vehicles and establishing safe school zones are all incredibly important steps that will prevent injuries and save lives.

Oil Trains Too Fast, New Safety Rules Too Slow

Todd Paglia | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Todd Paglia

In the first three months of 2015 four oil train accidents sent emergency responders scrambling, crude oil spilling into drinking water supplies, and fireballs blasting into the sky.

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 Homefacts.com, 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 05.30.2015 | 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

Porch.com | Posted 05.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Porch.com

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 05.26.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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.