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No, Less Disclosure Will Not Reduce Dark Money

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

The basic lifeblood of a democracy is information. And in a system of privately funded elections, it is essential to have real-time information on where candidates are getting their money. Knowing this tells us something about what they stand for, and whom they are spending their time with.

Why Can Men Have it All and Women Can't?

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Robyn N. Cohen

We have the opportunity to create whatever life we would like to live, to pursue whatever professional goals we have for ourselves, to fulfill our desires in a way that makes us happy.

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Struggle On The Road To Becoming A Household Name

The Washington Post | Posted 06.24.2014 | Black Voices

He paid to get here. Paid with the skull-rattling pain of a metal trash can clattering down hard onto his head when he was a kid racing from thugs in ...

This Simple Internet Hack Could Change Your Productivity Forever

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us are guilty of multitasking in our lives -- well, thinking that we multitask, at least. In reality, we are all just switching from one task ...

WATCH: Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses 'The Case For Reparations'

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 05.23.2014 | Black Voices

In his groundbreaking piece "The Case for Reparations," Ta-Nehisi Coates presents a powerful argument deconstructing the effects of white supremacy on...

Watch: Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, thinks it's time for a bold step to change the way we talk and think about race in America. This week, I speak to Coates about his June cover story for the magazine, provocatively titled "The Case for Reparations."

Twitter: As a Bluebird on Facebook's Shoulder? Satisfactual!

Jim Treacy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jim Treacy

Mark Zuckerberg is rapidly collecting a portfolio of dominant, social media properties - each performing nicely on its' own and become even more powerful if integrated. Twitter sits in that bullseye.

Innovating for Community

Chloe Sharfin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Chloe Sharfin

Before, there was a push to connect everyone and globalize the world through the Internet and get people online. While technology has certainly been empowering in several ways, it has made us more distant by giving us a false sense of connection.

Think Welfare Recipients Abuse The System? You Should See This Chart

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Public assistance recipients haven't gone without criticism. They've been compared to "wild animals" by political candidates, scrutinized for simp...

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Budget Travel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and breathtaking scenery. But what if we told you that all that can be yours for less than $100 a day?

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need From Their Cities

Rana Florida | Posted 06.21.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Every city hopes to attract the next Facebook, Google, Instagram or Twitter. To lure such startups, they follow the same route -- cutting taxes, easing regulations, and in general trying to create a business-friendly climate. But what are entrepreneurs really looking for in a city?

How The Modern Office Shapes American Life

The Atlantic | Rebecca J. Rosen | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle. Wr...

Severe Obesity? Let 'Em Eat Kale!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We need to reorient our cultural attitude about obesity so it is not an excuse to argue the respective merits of personal responsibility and public policy. Rather, if we are to fix it at its origins, we need to acknowledge that people who are empowered are most capable, and most inclined, to exercise responsibility.

Vindication for Lazy Parents (Like Me)

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Kids need to learn how to fail, take responsibility for themselves, and love learning.

Too Much Supervision Is Hurting Our Kids

Today's Mama | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Don't you remember how you used to disappear with your friends for hours at a time? Exploring, building, hiding, playing, making up songs and dances, fighting, tossing a ball, always playing in the street, coming up with strict hierarchical kid societies, disappearing into nature?

Top Tips for Start-ups From Successful Entrepreneurs

Rana Florida | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

In this increasingly competitive world, entrepreneurs need all the tips and advice they can get. Here are some of the top tips for start-ups from successful start-ups.

Diet and Health: There, There and Getting There

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Giving up favored foods involves the pain of heavy lifting -- trading up foods does not. But doing so either requires legitimate reformulations by food manufacturers, or our ability to make better choices among what's currently available -- or both.

Miami, the Start-Up City

Rana Florida | Posted 05.20.2014 | Miami
Rana Florida

After a decade in which Miami has rapidly grown and urbanized (e.g., some 23,000 new condos in downtown, which are now more than 90 percent occupied) and distinguished itself as an international center of creativity; in order to compete on a global scale the city and region now need to take the next leap.

Innate Intelligence: The 800-Pound Non-Sequitur

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 05.17.2014 | Education
Michael Rugnetta

The new SAT is going to be more transparent about what it tests and how you can practice for it. This is a good thing.

The Fraternity Epidemic: Falling Off Of Houses

Posted 02.21.2014 | College

An examination of the debauchery that takes place in fraternities unearthed a surprisingly common source of traumatic injury -- people falling off of ...

The Dark Power Of Fraternities

The Atlantic | Posted 02.20.2014 | College

One warm spring night in 2011, a young man named Travis Hughes stood on the back deck of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Marshall University, ...

Campaigns in Waiting: The Press Loved Bush's But Dumps on Clinton

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Keep in mind Clinton isn't even a candidate yet. And the general election won't be held for more than 1,000 days. But that hasn't stopped the Beltway press from obsessing over her on a daily basis and routinely detailing all the things wrong with Clinton's would-be run.

The Kardashian Index: On the "How" and "Why" of International Development Work

Ming Holden | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

I wondered what the tenuous connection was between Britney Spears the breathing human and the faded sticker bearing her image thousands of miles away.

'In God We Trust--but We Have Put Our Faith in Our Guns'

The Atlantic | Posted 02.03.2014 | Black Voices

Jury selection begins today in the trial of Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed teenager Jordan Davis outside a Florida convenience store in Nov...

Micro-Apartments Unhealthy? Quite the Opposite

Ron Barth | Posted 03.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ron Barth

Micro-units are being created to fill a real and growing demand for them due to housing crises that exist in most thriving cities -- and personal lifestyle preferences.