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Designing Reflective Gear for Cyclists #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 10.21.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

In high school, Michael Cherman, 23, knew he wanted to be a clothing designer. He made shirts and sold them out of the back of his car. His dream led him to Parsons, but he stayed only a year.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Ebola... Without Scaring the Sh*t Out of Them

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Tara Kennedy-Kline

Ebola is a very scary virus and we do need to educate our children on how to stay safe and be aware of their actions. However, what we DO NOT need to do is talk around or to our children about our frustrations, fears and conspiracy theories regarding our personal beliefs.

3 Basic Safety Rules for Using Uber and Lyft

Shermans Travel | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

These car services are becoming more and more ubiquitous, and they're often the most convenient way to get from place to place in a new city. But we've heard a few strange stories recently that inspired us to share a few basic safety reminders.

Ebola 101: Managing Our Children's Fears

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Our job as parents is to help our children deal with worrisome information by understanding how they think and process information at this formative time in their lives, and by giving them information they need to manage their thoughts and worries

What Is the Best Way for a Soldier to Survive a Grenade Being Thrown at Them?

Quora | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weird News
Quora

The generally accepted fragmentation radius for a frag grenade is 30-35 feet, and the fuse length will be between 3-5 seconds. So usually running isn't going to be an option for you.

Eclipses in the October Skies

Dean Regas | Posted 10.02.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

When the Moon is totally in the Earth's shadow, called totality, the Moon will turn an eerie shade of red as sunlight bends through the Earth's atmosphere to reach it. After totality, the Earth's shadow will slowly wipe off the Moon and return it to its normal, full self.

Keeping Teens Safe on the Streets

Kate Carr | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Teens who have been hit or almost hit also think its normal to cross the street while texting or talking on the phone.

Asleep at the Wheel

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

In 2004, GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had a secret meeting in which the attendees inexplicably agreed that cars that stalled on the road all by themselves was not necessarily a safety problem.

Community Policing: The Importance of Trust

Ben Jealous | Posted 09.26.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

In Ferguson, Former Chief Brooks sees an opportunity for an effective community-policing program to emerge from the chaos and violence of the past few weeks. "Now, there is a chance for police and the community to hear each other," she said.

Car Seat, Booster Seat or Seat Belt: Where Does Your Kid Fit

Kate Carr | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Children need to be at least 4'9" and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds to make the move from a booster seat to riding with just a seat belt. Many kids are between 8 and 12 years old before that happens.

Keeping Up With Tech-Savvy Kids

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The younger generation has always been a step ahead in adapting to new technologies and platforms. Modern smartphones and tablets have allowed them to evolve into true "digital natives" as opposed to their parents' generation of "digital immigrants."

Americans Don't Walk Much, and I Don't Blame Them

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

For most Americans in most places, walking -- that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health -- is all but impossible. Maybe not literally impossible, but inconvenient at best, and tragically dangerous way too often.

'Beach House Full of Girls' Proves Street Harassment Is Okay

Shannon Deep | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Victim-blaming, sl*t-shaming, skepticism, deflection and insults, this perpetual "Not my problem!" mentality... it's all of a piece and it's all part of why some men harass, sexually assault, beat, rape, and kill women.

This Guy Should Be On Fire

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology

Baby, you're a firework -- literally. Or, at least inventor Colin Furze is. In this video, Furze dons a self-made steel suit and steps safely insid...

The Right to Know Reader: Our Current Laws Do Not Protect You From Toxic Chemicals

Earthjustice | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Of the 80,000-plus chemicals that have been approved to be on the market in the United States, approximately 17,000 are "secret." If you believe that our current laws and regulations protect you and your family from all these chemicals, you are mistaken.

Up to Our Necks

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

As a white person in the U.S., I am conditioned from birth to see whiteness as safety -- white neighborhoods, white people, white authority figures. My lived experience, my conversations with people of color, and my study of history have shown me over and over that this is a wild and cruel perversion of the truth.

Hands Off My Spray Sunscreen!

Amy Ziff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

I would remind consumers that just because a product is sold in a well-known store it doesn't mean the product has been vetted by an independent third party for safety.

The Perils of Biking in Manhattan... and L.A.

Jack Skelley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Biking in Manhattan is a contact sport. It includes confronting cabbies and dodging pedestrians (who in welcome ways have a supremacy of the street). It demands nano-second reflexes, a sense of daring and nerves stronger than your bike frame.

What Can We Learn From Young Sandy Survivors?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Shocked. Scared. Sad. This is how Oladayin Ogunsola described feeling when at age 10 Hurricane Sandy devastated her community of Far Rockaway, Queens.

A Day Gone Wrong: How Tragedies From Forgetting Children in Cars Can Happen to Anyone

Kate Carr | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

It wasn't just a routine day for Reggie McKinnon. On March 8, 2010, Reggie, a loving father of three beautiful daughters, left work mid-day to take his 17-month-old daughter, Payton Lyn, to the doctor to have her ears checked following a recent surgery. After the appointment, Reggie hurried back to work.

What It's Like To Run While Female

Karen Cordano | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

The guy was very fit, not struggling with the slow 11-minute pace the way I was. He stayed beside me or a few steps back. At the corner I sped up and made a right around him. For a little while I though he'd stopped following me. But he had not.

WATCH: Toward A Risk-Based Approach To Aviation Security

Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 10:00 - 11:00am MDT (12:00 - 1:00pm EST). This session will examine threats to the aviation sector and how the Transportation Securit...

Stop Minimizing The Costs of Teaching Girls To 'Stay Safe'

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

We are socialized to think that sexual assault, and having to bear the costs of avoiding it, is "normal." Children and women are socialized to fear it and we adapt our behavior to avoid or, if exercised by loved ones or friends, to tolerate it.

Women Traveling Alone: Top Priority Is Safety

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Many of us need to travel for business purposes and all of us like to travel for pleasure. The best security we can give ourselves is to be aware, alert and cautious of our surroundings and the people in them.

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tried out.