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The Magic of Daily Writing: journaling over 5 decades

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

Bad habits are notoriously hard to change and the media reminds us non-stop about the array and difficulty of losing weight, giving up unhealthy eating, quitting smoking and bad behaviors in general. But some habits are amazingly good.

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.

Women Make All the Difference

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.07.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Early women settlers did much more than farm, sew and cook. Although many Americans believe that religious freedom has existed in this country since its early roots, that is not the case. And, we all know that not everyone had rights when they landed on America's shores.

The Wall Street Journal Endorses Campaign Finance Reform... Inadvertently.

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

So, WSJ, welcome to the fight to clean up our political system. Ready to support campaign finance reform? Or is it only OK when conservative officeholders are purchased?

High-Profile Asbestos Cases Leave Judges Pondering Trust

Sara Warner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

America's longest-running personal injury litigation arena is approaching full disruption, with high-profile cases and finger-pointing on issues ranging from concealing evidence to judges in the nation's largest trial court feeling "sad" at the disrespect shown by lawyers.

Social Sharing Feeds Our Appetite for News

John P. David | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media
John P. David

If you have ever posted a news link to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, then you have participated in the social sharing ecosystem which is overtaking traditional channels as the most powerful way to distribute information.

A Letter to the Wall Street Journal About What Progressives Want

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media
Miles Mogulescu

The editors of the Wall Street Journal are clueless about who progressives are and what they want.

World Cup 2014: If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.30.2014 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

The last time the United States played Belgium was in a friendly match last year when Belgium beat the U.S. 4-2. Since then, Team USA has come a long way.

What's the Matter with Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.15.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While Illinois' unemployment rate has dropped marginally over the past five years, the unemployment rates in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin have dropped more substantially.

Foreign Tongue, Clearer Mind

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

Facing an emotionally freighted decision? If you speak a second language, you're in luck. Considering and discussing the problem in a foreign tongue m...

WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy, Naturally

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

The Wall Street Journal's editorial page has come out swinging in defense of Tom Perkins, the 82-year-old venture capitalist who compared what he call...

The Lies That Will Kill America

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Fox News is its ministry of misinformation, the fake jewel of the News Corp. crown, a 24/7 purveyor of flimflam and the occasional selective truth. Look at the pounding they've given Obama's healthcare reform right from the very start.

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

The President, the Pope and the Wall Street Journal

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.27.2013 | Media
Christopher Brauchli

Two events occurred during the week of September 15 that caused me to think that in a world consumed by violence and hatred there might be modest cause for optimism. But the editorial page of the WSJ has a way of taking the fun out of lots of things.

Doctor Barbra Streisand

Ken Fallin | Posted 08.25.2013 | Celebrity
Ken Fallin

Drawing Barbra Streisand is a pleasure, as her amazing features and dynamic personality present a creative challenge.

Walking the Walk: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She may not be as famous as her sister in soul, Aretha Franklin, but that does not make Merry Clayton any less of a diva. Her story may be famous in m...

Holder May Change Rules On When To Spy On The Press

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Media

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., under fire over investigative tactics in leak cases, has opened internal discussions over tightening rules on whe...

Eric Clapton Gets a Trim (PHOTOS)

Ken Fallin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Ken Fallin

In the Wall Street Journal, there is a caricature drawing I did of rock and roll legend, Eric Clapton. I did a sketch showing the long hair, which I liked very much. I got the approval, and then did the drawing in ink and colored it via Photoshop.

Shame On Those Queen Bees?

Joan Williams | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

"Queen bees" in the office are making the lives of other women a living hell. We've heard this before. Powerful women are just grown up high school "mean girls" chipping away at the self-confidence of the women who work with and for them.

A Mirror, Darkly

Emmett Rensin | Posted 03.16.2013 | Media
Emmett Rensin

Shouldn't we stop inviting the Jonses, Taitzes, and Becks of the world on national television, letting them embarrass themselves, and then scurrying back to our columns, blogs, and Facebook pages to cite them as representations of mainstream conservative thought?

The Pre-Holiday Rush Begins in Earnest

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

Thursday night was a busy one in the city, and I used it as an opportunity to check out some of the holiday windows on Madison Avenue before heading to a much anticipated spa opening downtown.

The Importance Of Unplugging At Dinner

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The dinner table is one of the last remaining places where tasks and chores are set aside in favor of simply enjoying family time. I hope we can keep it that way.

(Video) WSJ Digital Network GM: Syndication Generates Half of Video Views

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Half of The Wall Street Journal's video views are coming sites other than its own says Alisa Bowen, General Manager for the paper's digital network, i...

An Open Invitation to Jack Welch

Nell Merlino | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Nell Merlino

As a man who is a role model to so many businesspeople, Jack Welch needs to understand what's really going on with women in business.

'Tis the Season of the Shareholders

Nell Minow | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Nell Minow

There are moral hazards and agency costs in the allocation of corporate funds. Experience has shown that executives will support policies that diminish shareholder returns. The term "capitalism" refers, after all, to the providers of capital.