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Ali Rosen


How to Properly Use Mustard

Ali Rosen | December 17, 2014 | Taste
We all love mustard on our hot dog and hamburgers. But have we possibly ignored the potential of this staple ingredient?
Janna Mandell


Last-Minute Gifts for Every Makeup-Loving Lady in Your Life

Janna Mandell | December 17, 2014 | Style
Let's put it this way, I have more makeup than you could ever imagine and I still want the Tarte holiday signature item every year. Why? Well, the makeup is fabulous.
Sally Swanson

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | December 17, 2014 | Arts
The white Christmas I'm thinking about this season has nothing to do with snow. Rather, it's all about a site specific art installation that occurred this October.
Sara Warner


How Newport News, Va., Works Around State's Pro-Business Laws

Sara Warner | December 17, 2014 | Politics
Newport News, Virginia is getting national attention for, in effect, using maritime law to work around business-friendly state laws and even higher-court judicial decisions.
Dave Johnson


How "Citibank Budget" Push Foreshadows "Fast Track" for Trade Deals

Dave Johnson | December 17, 2014 | Business
It is worth examining how the process was rigged to push that budget deal through Congress over the weekend that contained Citibank-written derivative deregulation and all kinds of other goodies for the rich and powerful
Greg Archer


Three Minutes to Remember: How Glenn Kurtz Ressurected a Forgotten Jewish Town In Poland and Its Citizens

Greg Archer | December 17, 2014 | Impact
I thought that I had done my part--simply write something about what my Polish family and their comrades had experienced. I was horribly wrong in that assessment.
Matthew Terrell


Atlanta's Mo'Dest Volgare Serves the Most Offensive Holiday Drag Performance (NSFW VIDEO)

Matthew Terrell | December 17, 2014 | Gay Voices
At the season finale of Dragnificent, Atlanta's premier drag competition, I saw the most offensive number I believe exists. Celeste Holmes, host of Dragnificent, introduced the performer by telling the audience, "You are not prepared for this." Celeste was right.
Tristan Higgins


An Interview With Sofia: John Mayer Meets kd lang

Tristan Higgins | December 17, 2014 | Gay Voices
I recently sat down with up-and-coming singer-songwriter Sofia. We had so much fun talking that I lost myself in a few places. What? I'm not a professional journalist. I am a butch lawyer who writes a blog, and I can count on one hand how many times I have actually sat down with another butch. What follows is (most of) our conversation.
Skoll Foundation


No More Toilet Handouts in Honduras

Skoll Foundation | December 17, 2014 | Impact
Since the meters were installed, households in Gonzalo Maldonado have experienced improved service, and families have access to water 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But Doña Luisa didn't stop there.
Skoll Foundation


Relief for Rural Health Workers in Malawi

Skoll Foundation | December 17, 2014 | Impact
I am a clinician by profession, caring for a population of over 30,000 in the 25 villages that my health center serves. I am the only clinician at the health facility, assisted by a single nurse when possible.
Maura O'Neill


Raj Shah Unveils Common Values for Dems and Republicans

Maura O'Neill | December 17, 2014 | Politics
In October 2009, Raj Shah walked across the reception area into my office and closed the door. He told me that President Obama and Secretary Clinton wanted to nominate him to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The decision wasn't so easy.
Nick Norton


HoliGay Shopping List

Nick Norton | December 17, 2014 | Gay Voices
A great resource that I would like to direct you to is the Human Rights Campaign's Holiday Buyer's Guide, which provides a comprehensive review of a great number of businesses concerning how LGBT-friendly they are.
Andy Hoglund


Richard Pryor Haunts Top Five

Andy Hoglund | December 17, 2014 | Entertainment
Pryor's legacy -- his brilliance, his contradictions and ultimate tragedy -- lingers in the shadows of Chris Rock's Top Five. He is referenced outright by Rock's character Andre Allen during a conversation about comedy's greats. But the allusions to Pryor go deeper.
Jeff Schweitzer


Soul Search: Why Pope Francis Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Jeff Schweitzer | December 17, 2014 | Politics
He quoted Pope Paul VI saying that "Paradise is open to all creatures." However, little Rover should not yet get too excited about a supply of perpetual dog treats and slow postal workers in shorts.
Chris Weigant


The End of the Cold War

Chris Weigant | December 17, 2014 | Politics
President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that hadn't happened in over half a century. The Cold War is now almost completely a matter of interest only to historians, to put things into context.
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey


Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | December 17, 2014 | World
Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.
Marjorie Cohn


'Cuban Five' at Heart of US-Cuba Deal

Marjorie Cohn | December 17, 2014 | Politics
Because of the significance of the Cuban exile community in Miami, and the strategic importance of Florida in US elections, no US president has dared to normalize relations with Cuba. Obama has taken a courageous step in shifting US policy toward Cuba.


Iceland: More Than Just the Northern Lights

Travelzoo | December 17, 2014 | Travel
By the time I went on my northern lights "safari," I had already fallen in love with the land of ice and gnomes, realizing there's so much more the country has to offer.
Chris Boyce

Engaged Employees: Your Company's No. 1 Competitive Advantage

Chris Boyce | December 17, 2014 | Business
No matter how good your product is, you still need a stellar team to design it, build it, improve it, sell it and service it. No matter how solid your business model, you need great people to back it up and deliver on your company's promise to your stakeholders.
Celia Kaye


3 Things You Thought Would Change By Going Gluten-Free

Celia Kaye | December 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Although eating gluten-free does not automatically result in improvements to your waistline, energy level, or skin, it can certainly be a springboard. And for celiacs, the benefits of a completely gluten-free lifestyle, inside and out, are undeniable.