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Maisie Ganzler

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What Small Farms Actually Need Will Surprise Even Locavores

Maisie Ganzler | October 1, 2014 | Green
Everybody loves small family farms, from Republicans to Democrats and hipsters to ultra-religious folks. As a nation, we romanticize them -- the last link to our pioneer past, perhaps.
Jason Wahler

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Positive Psychology With Sophia Silva

Jason Wahler | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
Positive psychology might seem unconventional because it's not always spoken of, but incorporating it into your everyday life can be incredibly beneficial.
Diogo Mainardi

How a Fall Banished My Fear About Our Son's Cerebral Palsy

Diogo Mainardi | October 1, 2014 | Parents
Knowing how to fall is much more valuable than knowing how to walk.
Josh Sugarmann

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For Women, Gun Violence Often Linked to Domestic Violence

Josh Sugarmann | October 1, 2014 | Politics
To prevent fatal violence against women, we need to ensure communities have the resources to help women who are the potential victims of domestic violence. Moreover, we should do everything we can at both the state and federal levels to ensure abusers do not have access to guns.
Bruce Lesley

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Children Need Champions Now More Than Ever

Bruce Lesley | October 1, 2014 | Impact
While some might argue that declining investments in kids is the price we need to pay to reduce the federal deficit, the fact is that the American people disagree and believe it to be a false choice.
Erin Spencer

All the Cool Kids Are Doing It: Chanel Joins the Celeb Feminist Club

Erin Spencer | October 1, 2014 | Women
Karl Langerfeld created a new line, Boulevard Chanel No. 5 and introduced it in a pretty loud way. The show closed as a street protest, complete with picketing signs and, of course, fabulous clothing
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

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10 Ways to Take Care of You and Reconnect With Your Spirit

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
Many of our lives are centered on taking care of the needs of everyone around us aside from ourselves. Sometimes the responsibilities we have in life feel like an overwhelming burden. Taking care of ourselves doesn't have to be a chore, an obligation or something that is experienced as yet another burden.
John Feffer

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An Architect of Change

John Feffer | October 1, 2014 | World
Nicolae Ceausescu was not exactly a team player. He adopted the title conducator - literally, the leader - and constructed his own personality cult. He defied the Warsaw Pact by refusing to allow Romania to participate in the Soviet-led 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. He preferred to pick up leadership tips...
Rep. Gwen Moore

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AmeriCorps Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Rep. Gwen Moore | October 1, 2014 | Impact
AmeriCorps members have completed over one billion hours of service since 1994, and have had an immense impact on mobilizing communities to work together for a more promising future. As a former VISTA volunteer, I know firsthand the tremendous impact volunteering can have for both the volunteer and the community.
Quora

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How Do You Model Reading for Children in the Digital Age?

Quora | October 1, 2014 | Parents
The goal is to have books and stories that kids of every age love to read and want to have near their bodies, so they can pick up the book and say or gesture 'read?!' and a parent or caregiver will comply with joy.
Jolie Jenkins

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The Self-Administered Bikini Wax Is A Huge Rip-Off! (Don't Try This at Home)

Jolie Jenkins | October 1, 2014 | Comedy
I have a pair of strappy sandals that to put on requires a contortionist's skill. It involves sitting down, bending over, hinging a knee sideways and pulling an extreme foot-flex move, all the while straining my optic nerves to see beyond their peripheral...
Amy Traub

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New York City Should Lead on Banning Credit Discrimination

Amy Traub | October 1, 2014 | New York
Discrimination has no place in New York City. The City's Human Rights Law is one of the strongest bodies of civil rights law in the nation, and the City Council and Mayor have taken bold action to update it to address emerging forms of discrimination. So it's entirely appropriate...
Kara Mulder

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Five Unfair Questions People Routinely Ask Frequent Travelers

Kara Mulder | October 1, 2014 | Travel
The problem with this is that time, seasons, people, and life in general have a way of influencing, making direct comparisons of two very incomparable events inaccurate.
Susan Stiffelman

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8 Tips for Helping Shy Kids Make Friends

Susan Stiffelman | October 1, 2014 | Parents
My son is a very shy child. He had one friend at school who was his best buddy last year (in first grade), but that boy moved away. My little guy is too shy to reach out to his classmates so he is often alone, and he is starting to...
Dana Beyer

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Keeping Your Eye on the Prize: Maryland Today Legally Embraces Its Transgender Residents

Dana Beyer | October 1, 2014 | Gay Voices
Today, October 1, the Maryland transgender anti-discrimination law goes into effect, making this state the 18th in the country, along with Puerto Rico and D.C., to offer similar protections. At the end of the day, perseverance has paid off. Watching people evolve is, in some respects, even more satisfying than having them on your side from the start.
Thrillist

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Stop telling me not to Instagram my food

Thrillist | October 1, 2014 | Taste
Read More: Instagram, Taste News
Right now, halfway through 2014, a quick Google for "Instagramming + food" retrieves an entire first page of results comprised of opinion pieces against the practice. There's the out-and-out "foodstagramming" takedowns (GQ, Adweek,
Katie Tandy

Here's Why the World Doesn't Need a 'Yahoo for Men'

Katie Tandy | October 1, 2014 | Media
In a world steeped in miserable estrogen, tampons, squalling babies, mascara and stilettos, one man has had enough. James Heckman, former head of global media strategy at Yahoo!, has launched Scout.com, an online portal dedicated to all things men.
GSElevator

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The 30 Ultimate Rules of Air Travel

GSElevator | October 1, 2014 | Travel
Take advantage of the #1 rule of air travel: no matter what time it is, it's always acceptable to drink.
Jennifer Grayson

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Innovation Earth: Can the Massachusetts Food Waste Ban End Hunger?

Jennifer Grayson | October 1, 2014 | Green
When I first started writing this column, I envisioned covering breakthroughs that could enable us to live sustainably on a world inhabited by 7 billion people and rapidly counting. The population predictions then were pointing toward perhaps 10 billion people by century's end, and that seemed an unfathomable...
Rupa Mehta

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Change Is in the Air

Rupa Mehta | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.