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Kids' Hair: They Took a Shower, But Did They Wash Their Hair?

Gina Rivera | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Gina Rivera

This is something most of us don't think about much, and our kids almost certainly don't. Their hair needs serious cleaning. Last week I wrote about ...

George W. Bush's Crew Has Made A Deplorable Return

Salon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

It’s been more than five years since Dick Cheney left the White House and nearly eight years since Donald Rumsfeld was booted from the Pentagon. Wit...

A Change in Hair Care That's Easy to Make For Fabulous Results

Gina Rivera | Posted 03.19.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

Some changes are much easier to make than others. Here's an easy one. Most of us take it for granted that our hair is getting clean. We wash our hair...

Being Open to Change, Going Short and Switching Color Line

Gina Rivera | Posted 03.12.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

For more than two decades, I used a color line in my salon that I really liked so much. I wasn't just comfortable with the products, I was confident i...

The Right Defends A New Jim Crow

Salon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
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Watching the debate over Arizona’s SB 1062 (better known as the state’s anti-gay Jim Crow law) unfold this past week, I couldn’t help but think ...

Democrats Deluded On How To Defeat The Tea Party

Salon | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
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It is a strange thing to say in the year 2014, as the political battle-lines grow harder and our bitter-enders ever more bitter, but there was a time ...

Finish an Appointment the Way You Began

Gina Rivera | Posted 04.05.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

The way you finish an appointment, the way you cross that finish line with your client in the salon is so important.

GOP's 'Deep Bench' In Splinters

Salon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Last time I saw former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, he was sashaying around Tampa, Fla., in 2012 as though we’d see him again, big time, in 2016....

The Real History Of The 'War On Christmas'

Salon | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

Do you ever feel that Christmas, the most celebrated and supposedly sacred holiday on the American calendar, has long since lost its spiritual core an...

Resist Temptation and Give Your Client the Holiday Gift of Undivided Attention

Gina Rivera | Posted 02.21.2014 | Style
Gina Rivera

The season is so full of emotion, not all of it good, that it becomes particularly stressful. Be ready to look down at tears, and then listen. That takes time that is so valuable right now, but don't be so rushed that you can't show compassion.

Road Tripping

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The reason I'm writing this today is because of an article in Salon today. The article was written by Eric Lutz after a 1,200-mile trip where he visited the home districts of Michele Bachmann, Paul Ryan, and Steve King. The article is an interesting piece of writing, especially in the responses it generated in the comments.

Here's The Real Story Of The 2012 Election

Salon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

It fueled a couple days’ worth of chatter on “Morning Joe,” and it no doubt lined the pockets of its authors quite handsomely. But all in all, ...

WATCH: This Couple Went On An Epic 21-Day First Date Across Eight Countries

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.21.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

After meeting on OkCupid, online daters Clara Bensen and Jeff Wilson of Austin, Texas, decided to skip getting coffee on their first date. Instead the...

How Racial Suspicion Hurts Missing Black Kids

Salon | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

In the last 12 days, how many times have you asked yourself and others the following question: where is Avonte Oquendo? If you’re a New Yorker, you...

GOP Antics Repelling Key Voting Group

Salon | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

While Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus demagogues over the World War II memorial, promising vets he’ll use Republican National ...

How The Tea Party Got Played For Suckers

Salon | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

On Election Day, November 2, 2010, more than eight million Americans voted for congressional candidates who claimed to represent the Tea Party and its...

Why The CIA Has Had Decades Of Failures

Salon | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

President Clinton gilded the lily when he said that Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan, D-N.Y., was a product of that desperate New York district Hell’s Kitche...

Alex Seitz-Wald: It's A Conspiracy!

92nd Street Y | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As part of 92Y's partnership with, political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald spoke with us at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C. about conspira...

How The War On Drugs Debate Overlooks Racism

Salon | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

It’s not every day you read a book that blows the lid off of everything you’ve ever been taught about drugs, but Dr. Carl Hart’s recent work, ...

Do We Know 'Chick Lit' When We See It?

Claire Fallon | Posted 10.08.2013 | Books
Claire Fallon

What makes a book chick lit as opposed to literary fiction? This question is, in reality, not difficult to answer -- at least for any thoughtful reader who enjoys a variety of fiction -- but it continues to surface.

Ted Cruz Is Really Confused

Salon | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz cited a post on BuzzFeed — posted by a Community contributor from the Heritage Foundation — as proof that even the “left-wing” s...

Congress' Most Powerful Room Revealed

Salon | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

Behind an unmarked door in the U.S. Capitol, camouflaged by the opulent marble figures in Statuary Hall, lies a special space unknown to most passersb...

Joan Walsh: "They Are Trying To Repeal The 20th Century"

92nd Street Y | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As part of 92Y's partnership with, editor at large Joan Walsh spoke with us about her disappointment with the Supreme Court's recent decisio...

Scalia Fails To Grasp True Democracy

Salon | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

Recent events in Washington invite us to think about the meaning of democracy. On June 19, dignitaries gathered in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center to ...

Right-Wing Finds Perfect War On Obama

Salon | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

It’s been almost ten years since Barack Obama first exploded onto the national stage in a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in 20...