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Party Crashing for Political Access: Schwarzenegger and My Pantsuit

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Charlotte Laws

Party crashing--or gate-crashing, as it is sometimes called--is an art form that I stumbled upon as a teen. I taught myself how to finagle into any event, anywhere, anytime.

The Fight for Forensics

Stephanie Schroeder | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Stephanie Schroeder

More often than not, it is the co-curricular activities - those that compliment curriculum and expand upon the educational experience of students - that are struggling to survive in our university system. But why is that? Why do we cut programs like speech and debate?

Candidate Speech Series: Hillary Clinton

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is wonderful to be back in Nevada and at Rancho. I am delighted to be joined by a number of young people who are going to talk with me, and all of you, about their lives and their stories, particularly immigration.

Candidate Speech Series: Lincoln Chafee

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns, which will be running all week long. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.

Candidate Speech Series: Martin O'Malley

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This is a continuing series of candidate speech transcripts from all the Democratic presidential campaigns, which will be running all week long. Please see the introduction to this series for more information.

Donald Trump's Latino Employees Resent His Anti-Immigrant Remarks

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2015 | Latino Voices

By Laila Kearney and Sebastien Melo NEW YORK, July 12 (Reuters) - From the nearest bus stop, workers navigate about a mile of overgrown...

Bobby Jindal Becomes 13th GOP Candidate

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But Jindal's time might have passed -- if it ever even existed. He's not as fresh a face on the political scene as he once was.

Drumming With Words

Greg J. Stone | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Greg J. Stone

I have what famed Cream drummer Ginger Baker calls the "gift of time." I'm not bragging, by any means. It's just that I have always had an instinctive ability to keep a beat -- at least at the level of an amateur drummer.

To My Daughter On Her Bat Mitzvah

Nina Kotick | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Nina Kotick

My wish for you as you enter adulthood on your bat mitzvah is simply this: to remain a kid. Don't lose your gift of being playful and living in the moment.

Top 20 Tips for Graduating College Students

Em & Lo | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Believe it or not, most commencement speakers won't tell you how to make long-term monogamy work, or what the etiquette is for post-college booty calling. So while we are decidedly below D-list status, we would like to share our advice for heading out into the big, bad, real world.

The Importance of Being Grandad

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Hannah makes her almost-80-year-old grandad a child again, he makes her light up, they make each other laugh and sparkle.

'Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee' These Days

John A. Tures | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Fox News has been heavily criticizing a Boston University professor for racist tweets while condemning colleges for having speech codes regulating such words.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

Stephen Curry Breaks Down While Thanking Dad During MVP Speech

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors broke down on Monday while thanking his father during his acceptance speech for winning the 2014-2015 NBA M...

How to Handle the Tough Questions During a Presentation

Quora | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Quora

You're asking for a "crafty way to dodge a question," but that really is one of the stupidest things a person can do. Audiences can see right through it and will lose confidence in your qualification to be speaking to them and they will lose respect for you. DON'T DO IT.

Why You Shouldn't Laugh at Someone Who Stutters

Katherine Preston | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

In that silence it doesn't sound like she is apologizing for her insensitivity -- it sounds like she is sorry that I stutter. Sorry that I have a name that has never escaped my mouth unscathed. Sorry that I am who I am.

Chicago Mayor's Race: Transcripts From Emanuel's and Garcia's Speeches

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.08.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

After it became clear that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had enough votes to declare victory over his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, in the city's runoff election April 7, both candidates took to the podium to address their supporters and wrap up each of their campaigns.

My Son Won't Talk to Me

Phil Corless | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Phil Corless

His vocabulary was huge, and the ideas coming out of his head were sometimes stunning. But the problem back then was the speed of his words. He spoke slowly and carefully, a by-product of years of speech therapy.

Why You Shouldn't Finish the Sentence of a Person Who Stutters

Madeline Wahl | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering is just as much an internal dilemma as it is an external one. Friends and family members and teachers don't know the embarrassment that happens when you know what you want to say but can't say it and someone else has to say it for you. They can't see your confidence deteriorating.

The Comey Speech Misses the Ñ

Juan Cartagena | Posted 04.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Director Comey said many important things about life in today's America. But he said not a word about the country's largest racial/ethnic minority.

What Bruce Rauner Said During the State of the State Address and What It Really Means

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.08.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Speaking in the Illinois House chamber to a joint session of a Legislature in which Democrats hold a veto-proof supermajority, Rauner reminded lawmakers pointedly that in electing their first Republican governor in 12 years, "voters made it clear they want bipartisan government."

Wanna Rock Your TEDx Talk? Follow Three Easy Rules

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

Giving a TEDx talk? Fantastic! You must be thrilled/terrified/nauseous/overwhelmed! Certainly, there's a lot on your mind right now--your talk has a lot to live up to, and you're probably feeling the pressure. How are you going to get your message across? Is it going to be interesting? Where to start?

Friday Talking Points -- Nous Sommes Charlie Hebdo

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Je suis Charlie Hebdo. In fact, let's go even further: Nous sommes Charlie Hebdo. Because we are all Charlie, this week. However, most of the American media cravenly allowed the terrorists to dictate their editorial policy this week, which is truly disappointing.

Charlie Hebdo -- More Than a Deadly Assault on Speech

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 03.11.2015 | World
Joyce S. Dubensky

As the freedom to say what you think -- even when it is offensive and horrifies others -- is chilled, we lose more than our right to speak our minds.

A TEDx Talk Celebrating Scientists and Exploring the Technological Future of Beauty

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

It also discusses the future of beauty as we progress into a more technologically advanced and digital world. Here's the condensed version of the second half of the speech.