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Is the Internet Really a "Lawless Jungle?"

Stephen Balkam | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

I welcome efforts to tackle difficult and complex issues such as cyberbullying, sexting and online addictions and to help kids and their parents find existing resources and where to get help.

Stop Worrying About Ebola (And Start Worrying About What it Means)

Adam C. Levine | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

We should care a great deal about the Ebola outbreak, but not for the reasons propagated by cable news. We should care about Ebola for what it says about the current state of the health care system in resource-limited settings around the globe.

The Impact of the STIHL Tour des Trees

Chuck Kellen | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Chuck Kellen

"In the end...we are only cyclists." To describe this year's STIHL Tour des Trees in words is like trying to write about a color or describe a sound....

Bipartisan Support for the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

Now is an especially auspicious time to focus attention and resources on issues related to brain injury. The science is advancing quickly, giving those diagnosed with TBI and their families new reason for hope.

What We Need to Learn From the Ebola Epidemic

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Luckily, the two Americans who received ZMapp, the new experimental drug for Ebola, seem to be improving, which holds great promise and hope for thousands of other people but also raises broader ethical issues and questions.

Basic Facts of Cord Blood Banking

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

At my first doctor appointment, my OBGYN brought up the topic and initially, my husband and I thought it was a no-brainer. However, as time progressed, I became curious and slightly skeptical.

Why I Cycled More Than 500 Miles for Trees

Chuck Kellen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Chuck Kellen

If my legs could talk, they might tell you that they sincerely dislike the person they are attached to and desire a transplant to a more sedentary being. In absent remembrance of my recent efforts, they might break out in song.

People With Alzheimer's May Yearn to Be Touched

Marie Marley | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

A stunning video shows Sol Rogers interacting with his wife, Rita, who has Alzheimer's and was unable to talk or walk. He got in bed with her, cuddled...

The Higher Ed CFO Survey: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's time for the leadership of American higher education to become activists in their own future.

Nine Steps Closer to Safe Science

Pamela Tom | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science
Pamela Tom

A new study released July 31 by the National Research Council may help prevent future accidents by challenging current safety standards in academic and nonindustrial labs across the U.S. with nine recommendations aimed at the higher-education and scientific community.

Springboard or Crisis? The 'Talent Show Experience'

David Kleeman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

When we place children into stressful situations for which they are developmentally unprepared, we take a huge risk with their psyches. At what age can a child truly give "informed consent"?

Appearance vs. Authenticity

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 07.31.2014 | Black Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Many employees are encouraged to "just be yourself," only to find their authenticity -- and their career ambitions -- constrained by unwritten office rules about appearance, speech and behavior.

Realizing Cross-Sector Collaboration in the Arts: CUNY Offers a Case Study

Lane Harwell | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

I believe the project creates value, above all, by contributing to a city where the arts and arts education are more meaningfully one.

How Your Appearance Is Affecting Your Behavior

Margaret Neale | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Neale

Our cultural preoccupation with physical appearance isn't simply a narcissistic tendency, but may, in part, reflect our striving for social standing in society.

What to Do When Your Food Glows in the Dark

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Perhaps it's an exaggeration to say our food glows in the dark, although I'm not entirely sure. But whether or not they actually phosphoresce, these products are indeed designed to glow. The glowing in question, however, occurs within the dark confines of our skulls.

Is Your Business Challenging Conventional Thinking?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Stop gambling with your business and start challenging conventional thinking. Look for and develop new ideas of doing business. Ask "why not," instead of "why." This will help to pave the way for new ideas to emerge.

The Difference Between Love and Lust

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Renee Fisher

Researchers from the University of Chicago, taking a break from doing things like finding a cure for cancer or chronic chapped lips, decided to study the difference between love and lust.

Lifestyle Medicine and the Parable of the Tiny Parachute

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A commentary was published last month on the blog site of the prestigious British Medical Journal telling us, in essence, that lifestyle medicine is ineffective. Specifically, it said that screening for chronic disease risk factors in the general population, and addressing them with lifestyle counseling in the clinical setting, is of no value.

New CDC Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Health Demonstrate Disparities, Resiliencies

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people experience both disparities and resiliencies in health, according to data released July 15th by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

How To Feed More People Without Wrecking The Environment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

By some assessments, the human population will require twice as much food in 2050 as we do now. Some have estimated that an area the size of South Af...

To All Corporations: This Is What People Mean When They Talk About Fairness

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Ujwal Arkalgud

As people, we've become accustomed to asking questions publicly, digging deeper and going past the advertising noise that bombards our senses every single waking minute.

Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #3: Rage Against The Machine

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

The more Couric dug into the topic -- for herself, her family, and her audience -- the more she realized that the most essential and scientific truths about the drivers of obesity and disease simply were not reaching the American population.

HIV: Two Steps Forward and Just One Step Back

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Ace Robinson

HIV care, treatment and research seem to be more often taking two steps forward with each step back. For the first few decades after HIV was isolated and characterized, we far too often took two steps backward with each step forward.

Sustainability Science Requires the Freedom to Observe and Understand the Planet

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Earth system science provides the fundamental evidence base for humanity's decisions, but the fact is that we know far more about the functioning of our economy than about the planet.

The Truth About Boomer Sex

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Although her memories certainly still involve body positions she would now need manuals to achieve, she would welcome any research that would take into account her current arthritis and other unmentionable issues.