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Decor Aid

A Hamptons Home Office is the Definitition of Luxury at Work

Decor Aid | August 30, 2015 | HuffPost Home
All photos courtesy of Décor Aid. In order for a home office to really work, it needs to be just as much home as office. So with that in mind, when our Décor Aid designer team was tasked...
Melissa Jun Rowley

How A Human-Centered Soundscape Is Making London A Smarter City

Melissa Jun Rowley | August 30, 2015 | Technology
At its finest, urban development is human-centered--of the people and for the people. In London, a vast playground of nearly nine million residents, this approach is vital for cultivating smarter, more connected communities, as well as promoting the health and well-being of citizens. By the 2021, the city's population is...
Barry Kibrick

The Mystery of Mastery

Barry Kibrick | August 30, 2015 | Books
Doubting your ability to find mastery in your life is normal. However, your ability to endure the doubt is in your control. Do not even attempt to stop the feelings of doubt -- just do not let them stop you from achieving the awareness that mastery is an attainable goal.
Jack M. Guttentag

Are HECM Reverse Mortgages Overpriced?

Jack M. Guttentag | August 30, 2015 | Business
HECM reverse mortgages are reputed to carry high upfront fees, which raises two questions addressed here. First, are seniors getting real value in exchange for the high fees? The answer in most cases is "no". Second, can a senior who knows the ropes avoid paying excessive fees? The answer in...
Patricia McGuire

Safety and Security: Not Just for College Students

Patricia McGuire | August 30, 2015 | College
Colleges and universities are soft targets for legislators; it doesn't take much moral courage for a Senator to beat up on a university that allows a predatory quarterback or arrogant frat boys to get away with horrible offenses against women. Shame on the university presidents who have looked the other way.
Marcia Liss

The Fixer

Marcia Liss | August 30, 2015 | Comedy
Amelia

Open Letter to Parents of Gay Kids: This Is Not About You

Amelia | August 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
If you are a parent who is panicking about having an LGBT kid, take a deep breath. As you inhale, let all the panic and all the worries come roaring in. Then, as you exhale, set them all aside. It's time to do what your child needs you to do.
George Heymont

New York's Finest

George Heymont | August 30, 2015 | Arts
From 1894's "The Sidewalks of New York" to 1940's "Give My Regards to Broadway" and beyond, some songs have become closely linked to the mythology of New York. There are even two hit songs (from 1944 and 1977) entitled "New York, New York."
Laura Dunn

Women in Business Q&A: Tapasya Bali, Co-Founder and COO, YOGASMOGA

Laura Dunn | August 30, 2015 | Business
Tapasya Bali is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of YOGASMOGA. YOGASMOGA is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of Yoga inspired athletic apparel and accessories and is proudly made in the USA. Tapasya is significantly influenced by her upbringing in the Himalayas and the culture of yoga. In...
Ira Kalb

Apple Watch: Success or Failure?

Ira Kalb | August 30, 2015 | Technology
While estimated sales of 3.6 million units in the first quarter after its launch would be a success for most products, it may not be for Apple. Apple set the bar very high for itself with the very successful launches of the iPhone and iPad.
Arianna Huffington

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | August 29, 2015 | Politics
This week brought powerful reminders of what happens when a government fails its citizens. On Wednesday, as the nation continued to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's unnecessarily tragic destruction of a uniquely American city, the nation woke to yet another uniquely American tragedy, as two Roanoke-based news staffers -- reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward -- were gunned down on live television. It was the beginning of a news cycle we know all too well: shock, outrage, calls for sensible guns laws, and then, if past is prologue, nothing. Since the Newtown shootings in 2012, nearly 85,000 Americans have been killed by guns -- yet common sense gun legislation proposed at the time by President Obama continues to languish. On Thursday, the president called Katrina "a man-made disaster, a failure of government to look out for its own citizens." The same could be said of Roanoke.
Lorraine C. Ladish

The Compliment I Prefer To 'You Don't Look Your Age'

Lorraine C. Ladish | August 29, 2015 | Fifty
This business of 'you don't look your age' ... What does it mean exactly? And mind you, I'm guilty of saying it too! I intend it as a compliment of course, and I know that when people tell me I don't look 50-something they are saying I look younger. But, is that a good thing?
Elaine Ambrose

A Message To My Son As He Prepares For College

Elaine Ambrose | August 29, 2015 | Fifty
What do you mean you mailed a college application? Get back down on the floor and play with some Legos. Do you want me to make you a sandwich? Or, you can invite your friends over and we'll order pizzas. You can stay up all night, if you want. I'll just go cry in my room, but don't let that bother you.
Martha T.S. Laham

How To Bring Down Exorbitant College Costs

Martha T.S. Laham | August 29, 2015 | Fifty
Lawmakers from across the country are in a perennial tug-of-war over the best ways to make college affordable and to find solutions to the student debt crisis, and so are several presidential hopefuls.
Christine Pelosi

A Special Letter to the President from members of the Democratic National Committee

Christine Pelosi | August 30, 2015 | Politics
MINNEAPOLIS. At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we asked our DNC colleagues to sign the letter supporting President Barack Obama's leadership in negotiating an agreement that would place strict limits on Iran's nuclear program. 7 years...
Christine Pelosi

A Special Letter to the President From Members of the Democratic National Committee

Christine Pelosi | August 30, 2015 | Politics
At our just-completed summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, we circulated a "Special Letter to the President" wherein we asked our DNC colleagues to sign the letter supporting President Barack Obama's leadership in negotiating an agreement that would place strict limits on Iran's nuclear program.
Jeryl Brunner

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Returns! Check Out These Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenges.

Jeryl Brunner | August 29, 2015 | Impact
Remember this time last year when your Facebook feed was littered with videos of friends getting doused with ice water to help raise funds for curing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? One year later the #ALSIceBucketChallenge is back!
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Ashley Madison And The Clergy

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | August 29, 2015 | Religion
Church leaders need to be able to admit that we are not perfect people and that our lives are a journey and that none of us has reached perfection. We need to be humble and to embrace our flawed humanity as we seek through our faith and experience to better ourselves.
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

10 Ways for Kids to Find Their Own Score Card to Maximize Learning at School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | August 29, 2015 | Education
Schools have rules, grades, tests, competitions, and hopefully, learning. If kids want to enjoy school, be inspired, maintain their desires for discovery, and have fun, they need to find their own pace at learning and not be pressured into doing more or less.
Amina Brown

Food and Phonics

Amina Brown | August 29, 2015 | Education
The basic needs of children can be summed up into two synchronizations: food and phonics. Food and phonics are assuredly the basics, and whether they are considered figuratively or metaphorically, through their interdependence both components represent the compass for a favorable life trajectory