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10 Percent of You Will Drink Yourselves to Death, But 99 Percent of You Probably Don't Know It

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

About a month ago, the Centers for Disease control told Americans that, in no uncertain terms, one in 10 of us will die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. One in 10. Yes, you read that right. And yes, it's a big number.

Media Cleanse: Results Guaranteed

Lauren Del Turco | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Lauren Del Turco

When girls grow up believing we are our appearance, and when the media glorifies -- and bombards us with -- an appearance that is so unrealistic, we are set up for dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and a less-fulfilled life.

Occupy National Gathering Wants to Know: Where Are All The Journalists?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.29.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Unless there is blood, smoke or threatened police arrests, Occupy consistently complains that mainstream media reporters ignore or shy away from social protests and activism -- their movement, in particular.

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2014 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Acts of disparagement usually begin with objectification: misperceiving women as mere objects. The bulk of the mass media apparatus encourages this by sending the message that women matter only for their looks and youth.

How Social Media Is Fueling the Israel-Palestine Conflict in Gaza

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.27.2014 | Technology
Sanjay Sanghoee

While the opinions of professional journalists have been somewhat balanced, the rhetoric on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms has been anything but, devolving into one-sided rants and conveniently picked news items that support a particular narrative.

Floor Pizza and the New Mediocrity

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Joseph A. Domino

As the quality of life continues to decline in America, I've been wracking my fevered brain for the single, perfect image to represent our downward spiraling dystopia. Like the "Grand Unification" theory sought by physicists.

The Power of Today's Newsroom: No Match for the Buzzfeed Listicle?

Jennifer Risi | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Jennifer Risi

Online stories often have an eternal shelf life that holds no geographical boundaries. The more that traditional media and brands collectively embrace this new normal, the more these challenges will become opportunities for us all.

Ramadan: Religious Fervor Taken Over by Media Capitalists?

Mariam Khan | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Mariam Khan

For the first time in my life, I got an opportunity to spend Ramadan outside my home country, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The mantra of an "Islamic" state of Pakistan is continuously blared on every other media one comes across. But, is real Islam being practiced?

Israel, Gaza, Hamas and Media Strategies

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.23.2014 | Media
Lincoln Mitchell

Both sides in this conflict find it difficult to separate the best media strategy from the narrative to which they have long been wed.

Jeremy Scahill On Media Coverage Of Gaza: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlis...

Bully/Nerd

Josh Stein-Sapir | Posted 09.23.2014 | Media
Josh Stein-Sapir

If a person is going to make an argument or declaration that includes facts or even just an effort to persuade, then they must at least adhere to the lowest common denominator of a written argument to be taken seriously.

News Today Is Gone Tomorrow

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

We no longer have news; instead, we have trends. And, one thing we can be sure of -- what is trending today, no matter how earth-shattering or horrifi...

Protesting Media Control in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

On the surface, Hungary enjoys freedom of the press. The Internet is a veritable free-for-all displaying a full range of opinions. But if you look a little deeper, this freedom of the press is actually quite limited.

The Road to Equality in Media... So Far

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 09.21.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The world has changed a lot in the past few decades, but gay men still face violence and abuse. Anyone cognizant of current events recognizes that we haven't come far enough in trans inclusiveness, and lesbians and bisexual people still get left out in the cold too often.

Why People Apparently Don't Care About Muslim Surveillance or Dead Palestinian Kids

Nida Khan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Nida Khan

Make no mistake about it: the dehumanization of Muslims didn't just happen overnight. On the contrary, it's part of a long process of failed imaging, stereotyping, misrepresentation and flat out bias in the press, entertainment industry and society in general.

Nose Deep in Their Own... Prejudice: Hinduism and The New York Times' Sewage Problem

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

What might have been an excellent piece of reporting on an important public-health concern in India has turned out instead to be one of the most absurd, far-fetched, and ugly pieces of Hinduphobic racism in journalism ever.

Beach Body Mommy

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

I welcomed getting to the point where what many called a "cute" belly developed and I felt like people could see that I was pregnant.

Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 09.20.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Shruti Eva Saini

Digital connection fosters human connection. To the point where it sometimes becomes difficult to have the latter without the former enabling it. That's a pretty profound place for us, a society of social connectors, to be in.

What Awesome Conservative Cartoon Death Is America Missing out On?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Conservatives are always outraged about something. A few weeks ago, we told you about the right-wing umbrage being tossed around -- not because of Obamacare -- but because of good old comic books. Well, for the conservative Comic-Con set, it's getting worse.

Balance and Objectivity at the Expense of Accuracy?

Deanna Othman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
Deanna Othman

The notion that Israel and Hamas "trade" attacks, or the consistent need for journalists to mention deaths in Gaza alongside "rockets raining down" on Israel, mask the reality of the situation on the ground.

It Is Time to Cover Turkey's Media Crisis Before It Is Too Late

Jen Nedeau | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
Jen Nedeau

A free press is critical to ensure that the Turkish people understand the corruption going on with the government and the judicial system before they elect a new President on August 10.

Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (With Activities!)

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Parents can help kids turn their screen time into learning time by matching activities with TV shows. We get you started below with some fun -- and smart -- ideas.

Cannes 2014 #Shingerview: Erika Ferszt, Luxottica Group

David Shing | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
David Shing

My dear friend Erika Ferszt, Luxottica Group's Global Advertising, Media & Digital Director, spent some time with me in Cannes to talk about how she maintains the integrity and authenticity of Ray Ban, arguably one of the most iconic and popular brands.

False Accusations Of Homophobia And Racism: Are They Libelous?

Clay Calvert | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

In brief, Kenny Kramer may have lost on the facts, but the judge seemed to recognize that, under different circumstances, false accusations of homophobia can indeed be defamatory.

Cannes 2014 #Shingerview: Yin Rani, Campbell Soup Company

David Shing | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
David Shing

Yin Rani, VP of Integrated Marketing at Campbell's Soup Company, spent some time with me at Cannes to talk about her new role at the CPG giant. Having joinied Campbell's in December, Yin is responsible for establishing the strategic direction for Campbell's advertising, media, global design and digital marketing and social media.