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Improving the Odds for America's Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Children have only one childhood, and it is now. We know what to do. We know what works. We must make it happen now by working together.

How 'Too Big to Fail' Became 'Too Big to Manage'

Bob Swarup | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

The recent spat between the Federal Reserve and Citigroup underscores the complexity of today's banking balance sheets. The episode is a warning shot across the bows of regulators.

Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Nova Lorraine | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

His ability to see patterns in technology and media that are not readily apparent to most is astonishing. Join me in getting to know one of today's most forward thinking business leaders.

All the Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them -- Transportation

Anne M. Strick | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment
Anne M. Strick

What does a Transportation Coordinator do on a movie? "A lot of things. A lot", says JIM THORNSBERRY, who estimates he's done "at least fifty" movies...

Interview With Author of Gay Star Leslie Cheung's Biography

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

"Many young gay men today accuse him of timidity, but I think that is totally unfair. For his day, he was the bravest man in Hong Kong's entertainment world."

'The Silver Lining': An Insightful Guide to the Realities of Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Looking for and finding Silver Linings was essential to my well-being during treatment. They buoyed me and kept my spirits hopeful from the time of my diagnosis throughout my double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and recovery. Silver Linings gave me the balance and perspective to get me through the darkest of days.

WAMP: My Gold Standard For Healthy Eating

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

If you find labels, health claims and dietary advice confusing, you're not alone. Every day it seems as though there's a new study out touting the benefits of eschewing dairy or taking vitamins, only to be trumped by yet a more recent news story that contradicts these directives. What to do?

The Surprising Power of Beautiful Questions

Scott Goodson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Scott Goodson

Questioning -- or to be more specific, the art of asking "beautiful questions" -- is about living fully and opening your mind. In business, it is how the world's most breakthrough enterprises in the IT and tech industries start off.

Paris Letters: Relax and Let the Journey Unfold

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Niver Rajna

Luckily for MacLeod, as "Christophe pointed out, 'our whole life is a honeymoon.'" Not everyone has a man who says, "I am picking up a princess. I need to look like a prince, not a chauffeur." But I can say that MacLeod made a resolution that allowed her dreams to come true and so did I.

Interview With Don Lao, Author of I Became the Boat People

Audrey Wang | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Audrey Wang

This week, we spoke with Don Lao, who recently published his memoir, I Became the Boat People: A Refugee's Path to America. The autobiography recounts the turbulent events in 20th-century Southeast Asia and Lao's growing up in a large, entrepreneurial family in Vietnam.

The Brilliance of Ishmael Beah

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.30.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The novel Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah is a brilliant book, not in terms of innovation or style, but in terms of illumination -- and there is no better brilliance for a book, or for an author.

UNESCO Jewish Exhibit Delayed

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

PARIS (AP) — The U.N.'s cultural agency says it's delaying for six months a disputed exhibit on Jewish connections to the Holy Land after objections...

Why I Wish I Had Writer's Block

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Evelyn Lauer

Sometimes writer's block is not you in front of the page and nothing comes out; it's you never in front of page because life takes over. It's breastfeeding and potty training, driving one kid to music class and the other to swim lessons.

"Breakfast at Zezima's"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Beer: It's not just for breakfast anymore. But the greatest beverage in the history of mankind, which guys often use to hook up with ...

Do You Love Your Money?

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Niver Rajna

Although I have always felt in charge of my working life, I have ignored my IRAs and retirement accounts.

"Christmas Letter 2013"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spi...

The Faithful Scribe's Author Shahan Mufti on Writing, Pakistan, and Family

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Louise McCready Hart

The tension between the United States and Pakistan isn't going anywhere, and after reading this book, you will better understand why. Recently I sat down with the author to discuss the impetus for and process of writing the book.

5 Steps to Grassroots Marketing

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.09.2014 | Books
Alex Schattner

Go to your favorite maps application and find all the bookstores within easy traveling distance. Look at each store and ask yourself: Is it right for my book?

#theNewPublishing

Alex Schattner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Alex Schattner

Picking a creative career like writing would be impossible without blind faith in oneself. I've always worked at being the hero of my own story, someone I would root for in a book, or onscreen, but now the scope of the story is growing and I can't predict the plotline.

"Who's Psychotic Next?" A Critical Review of Pete Townshend's Memoir

George Rajna | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Townshend's insightful autobiography is worthwhile in how it accounts his creative process in creating music. This memoir is comprehensive, intimate, and candid. The memoir uniquely explores deeply into Townshend's mental state and psyche.

Carpe Datem! Seize the Date!

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Niver Rajna

I almost never met George, my travel partner and now husband. When he first emailed me, I liked his photo and his profile. But I had been on dozens of first dates with not one second date and needed a rest from online dating and unfulfilled high expectations.

Secure Attachment: Do Good Teachers Need It?

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Lisa Niver Rajna

While I do not want to add any more items to teachers ever growing pile of things to do, the goals of increased self-confidence and independent learning are valuable for students and teachers. Perhaps if we focused on the really important items, teachers would have less busy work to do and could accomplish the most treasured tasks.

Margot

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Kristin Meekhof

Margot has a compulsive fixation in being non-Jewish. She obsessively worries that someone will notice her arm, tattooed by the Nazis, so she literally with a sweater, keeps herself under wraps. The sweater serves as a thin veil to keep her apart from others.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of Printing

Ishan Puri | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ishan Puri

From clay tablets to woodblock and magazines, media has evolved with time and technology. Check out this infographic for a quick reflection on our pas...

In True Holiday Spirit Turn Adversaries Into Allies

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

A warm smile tends to beget a smile in return. Yet an effusive, over-the-top laugh and wide grin, for example, may cause an introvert or someone who has just gone through a trying time to back into their shell.