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Want Health? Try the Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

At a recent health conference in Boston, I was privileged to share the podium with a physician colleague who serves as senior health editor at The Atl...

Summoning the Ancestors

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Death stalks each generation in its own way, as activist David Mixner reminded us last week. He movingly recounted assisting the suicides of friends who were suffering through the final stages of AIDS in the 1980s. Testaments like his must be given if the new generation is to have any idea of the price that was paid by those who came before.

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?

Why I Want To Live Past 75

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Rather than thinking of 75 as the time to die, let us continue to re-imagine 21st century life where 75 is a robust time of engagement and work. Perhaps for many even just the start of yet another phase of life.

Why I Don't Want To Die At 75

Joan Gage | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Ezekiel Emanuel is a very distinguished scientist... Needless to say, his 5,000-word piece evoked a lot of debate, although everyone agreed he makes some important and startling points. They are his reasons for saying that he hopes to die at 75 and that, after he turns 65, he plans to discontinue all his health care -- no flu shots, colonoscopies, surgery, pacemakers.

Does a Cyberbully Ever Grow Up?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The past was firmly behind you. You'd moved on and just hoped everyone else had. But what if they hadn't? What if you'd done something you didn't think was all that bad but turned out to be?

Why It Actually Might Be A Good Idea For Everyone To Die At 75

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.02.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Death isn't what scares me. Dying is. And that's because the act of dying today is too often accompanied by medical interventions long passed the point where the patient's prognosis would suggest their futility. Why should dying be so hard?

WATCH: How Can We Make Our Cities Better?

Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact

Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is one of The Aspen Institute's most innovative p...

A Story of Dysfunction Points to a Couple of Basic Truths

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

A fascinating article by a journalism professor/parent recently illustrated two problems endemic to schools. Meredith Broussard, a professor at Templ...

Taking It to the Streets -- Walking Meetings Are All the Rage

Rana Florida | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

It's a sitting crisis. The offices we've imprisoned ourselves in are increasing our health care costs and taking a toll on our productivity and mental health.

Is Christianity Keeping People Poor?

Christian Piatt | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

We claim to have a heart for the poor, for changing the world to more closely reflect the divinely inspired kingdom vision offered to us by Jesus. And yet, the tools required to make the changes are right before us. It's how we're choosing to employ them that betrays the darker nature of our all-too-human hearts.

A Good Night's Sleep Could Help Get Homeless People Off The Streets

The Atlantic | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

“Joe,” a man who has been homeless several times, knows how difficult it can be to get enough sleep without permanent housing. “Where and how...

This Man Has The Solution To Our Email Overload Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Even though many of our jobs require connecting with clients and coworkers via email throughout the day, that constantly-flooded inbox often does more...

No, Less Disclosure Will Not Reduce Dark Money

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

The basic lifeblood of a democracy is information. And in a system of privately funded elections, it is essential to have real-time information on where candidates are getting their money. Knowing this tells us something about what they stand for, and whom they are spending their time with.

Why Can Men Have it All and Women Can't?

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Robyn N. Cohen

We have the opportunity to create whatever life we would like to live, to pursue whatever professional goals we have for ourselves, to fulfill our desires in a way that makes us happy.

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Struggle On The Road To Becoming A Household Name

The Washington Post | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices

He paid to get here. Paid with the skull-rattling pain of a metal trash can clattering down hard onto his head when he was a kid racing from thugs in ...

This Simple Internet Hack Could Change Your Productivity Forever

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us are guilty of multitasking in our lives -- well, thinking that we multitask, at least. In reality, we are all just switching from one task ...

WATCH: Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses 'The Case For Reparations'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 05.23.2014 | Black Voices

In his groundbreaking piece "The Case for Reparations," Ta-Nehisi Coates presents a powerful argument deconstructing the effects of white supremacy on...

Watch: Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, thinks it's time for a bold step to change the way we talk and think about race in America. This week, I speak to Coates about his June cover story for the magazine, provocatively titled "The Case for Reparations."

Twitter: As a Bluebird on Facebook's Shoulder? Satisfactual!

Jim Treacy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jim Treacy

Mark Zuckerberg is rapidly collecting a portfolio of dominant, social media properties - each performing nicely on its' own and become even more powerful if integrated. Twitter sits in that bullseye.

Innovating for Community

Chloe Sharfin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Chloe Sharfin

Before, there was a push to connect everyone and globalize the world through the Internet and get people online. While technology has certainly been empowering in several ways, it has made us more distant by giving us a false sense of connection.

Think Welfare Recipients Abuse The System? You Should See This Chart

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Public assistance recipients haven't gone without criticism. They've been compared to "wild animals" by political candidates, scrutinized for simp...

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Budget Travel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and breathtaking scenery. But what if we told you that all that can be yours for less than $100 a day?

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need From Their Cities

Rana Florida | Posted 06.21.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Every city hopes to attract the next Facebook, Google, Instagram or Twitter. To lure such startups, they follow the same route -- cutting taxes, easing regulations, and in general trying to create a business-friendly climate. But what are entrepreneurs really looking for in a city?

How The Modern Office Shapes American Life

The Atlantic | Rebecca J. Rosen | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle. Wr...