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Dangerous Drugs in Need of a Smart Fix

William R. Brownfield | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
William R. Brownfield

Now the market is crowded with candy-sounding labels -- K2, Spice, Bliss, Bombay Blue -- that mimic the effects of illicit narcotics like opium, cannabis and MDMA. Hazardous to your health? You bet. Illegal? Not necessarily.

Persistence: Reflections of a Life-Long Activist

Cami Anderson | Posted 05.17.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

Persisting to demand equity was one of the hardest things I have ever worked with a group of people to accomplish. And I learned some tough lessons.

The National Prevention Strategy at One: Improving the Health of Individuals, Families and Communities

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

By committing to including health as a component of policies and programs, these federal agencies are setting an example for all sectors by recognizing how their policies and programs contribute to the nation's health and wellness.

Park Police Inspect Occupy Tents At Freedom Plaza Camp

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Park Police officers assembled at Freedom Plaza's Occupy Wall Street-inspired tent city on Sunday, a day after the federal agency l...

Park Police Surround Occupy DC Camp, Search McPherson Square Tents

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Park Police officers, some on horseback and others in riot gear, surrounded the Occupy DC camp in McPherson Square with barricades ...

Park Service Enforcing Camping Rules At D.C. Occupy Sites

AP | Posted 03.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — U.S. Park Police reminded demonstrators at two Washington sites where Occupy protesters have been demonstrating for months of a no-...

Park Service Warns Occupy Groups In D.C. On Camping

AP | Posted 01.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Park Police are warning occupy protesters that they must stop camping at two Washington parks on Monday or risk arrest. The Nation...

Park Service To Enforce Camping Ban For Occupy DC

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 03.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Occupy DC protesters will soon receive civil citations from U.S. Park Police if they continue camping in Washington's McPherson Squ...

House Panel To Hold Occupy DC Oversight Hearing

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Tuesday that it will hold a hearing next week about Occupy DC's McPherson ...

Biking With Alligators

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Miami
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

So the boyfriend and I are on our way to the Everglades to bike the Everglades' Shark Valley Loop Trail. I love the outdoors, I love exercising: this was perfect. And then I realized I was going to be biking 15.4 miles. With alligators.

The Super Bowl Of Poetry

Patrick Pressl | Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

On the night of August 13th, just outside the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, Massachusetts Avenue was flooded with eager ears and a few newly...

Best Government Dollar Spent: The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I encourage everyone, no matter what part of these United States you live in (or even if you live elsewhere), to take a "trip out West" at some point in your life. Get in a car, and go explore everything west of Denver.

Best Government Dollar Spent -- The National Park System

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Weigant

Seeing President Obama and his family take in two of the western parks prompted me to strongly encourage everyone -- yes, even you! -- to plan on a trip like this at some point.