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The Ultimate Superpower

KidSpirit | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

Here in the silence, I have muddled over the nuances of high school, fought internal battles of right and wrong, and mused over scattered poetry. It is here in the silence that I have discovered more of myself.

Freedom of Religion

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Jill S. Tietjen

Today, we are able to exercise our religious beliefs because of the courageous women and men who came before us. Let's learn about some of the women who strove for religious freedom.

Why I Quit My Job For Oatmeal

Sam Stephens | Posted 05.11.2014 | Taste
Sam Stephens

When I graduated from Baruch College in 2004, I was unsure of my next steps. So I did what many of my NYC peers were doing because they didn't really ...

What Does It Take to Change the World?

Barbara Becker | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Barbara Becker

Eight years later, Maggie is the legal guardian of forty-four children. Through grassroots fundraising -- and the money she earned from babysitting back home -- Maggie built the Kopila Valley Children's Home and School,

Children Are Eating Too Much Sugar, but Halloween Is Not to Blame

Andy Bellatti | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

While there is certainly reason to be concerned with American children's sugar consumption, our focus should be on the staple foods and beverages that are relentlessly marketed to them, not an annual holiday.

Gay Civil Rights Leader To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON — Months before Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" declaration galvanized a quarter-million people at the 1963 March on Washin...

I'm Not A Muslim, But Ramadan Changed Me

Charlotte Dando | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Charlotte Dando

Although I only fasted for three days, the experience has stayed with me, so that even now, weeks later, I am still reflecting on that time. There is much to be learned from Ramadan.

Taste Test: The Best And Worst Granola Bars

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Here at our office, the company-provided granola bars are at a premium. Those who arrive at the office early every morning get the lay of the land, pa...

Taking Breakfast Back (... And Keeping The Weight Off)

Jean Alves, MS, RD | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Alves, MS, RD

If you're ready to wake up to a better you, here's some food for thought on how to go from breakfast newbie to enjoying the breakfasts of champions.

Unite, Confuse, and Inspire: Creating a More Inclusive Atmosphere in Israel

Marc Gopin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marc Gopin

We need to support and create more opportunity for Israeli Jews and Arabs to interact and work together as equals with common goals and values.

Does the World Need Pop-Tarts?

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hemi Weingarten

To this day, Pop-Tarts account for 80% of the "toaster-pastry" segment. Great, right? I beg to differ. Pop-Tarts are an unfortunate tradition that needs to be stopped. Immediately.

Milking It: Cap'n Crunch's Race Car Crunch

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Cap'n Crunch's Race Car Crunch Quaker Rating: Three-and-a-half spoons out of four Cereal description: This time around, the classic slab o...

Am I Slowly Giving Myself a Heart Attack?

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Our gender may not believe we're as vulnerable as our male counterparts, but we account for nearly half of all heart attack deaths.