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Steve Rosenbaum

AT&T's Blockbuster Deal To Buy Time Warner (video)

Steve Rosenbaum | October 25, 2016 | Technology
This week, AT&T's $84 billion deal to buy Time Warner - rocking the media world. We're going to see some of the world's best content brands including HBO, CNN, and Batman woven tightly Ma Bell's cellphone and DirectTV offerings. Is this a game changing move that will power the next generation of information and entertainment?Or is just another attempt at the mythical synergy doomed to be as big a disaster as Time Warner's last big deal, its merger with AOL? We'll take a deep dive into the deal, the players, the math, and the impact. Video consumers, cord cutters,  content creators ..Will they rethink possible? I'm Steven Rosenbaum and I'm Saul Hansell and this is Hacking...
Melanie Walker

Uruguay: A giant leap to prevent tobacco-assisted suicide

Melanie Walker | October 25, 2016 | Healthy Living
Originally published by the World Bank Group: co-authored with Patricio V. Marquez Tobacco is arguably one of the most significant...
Lauren Coles

3 Reasons Why Office Yoga Works

Lauren Coles | October 25, 2016 | Healthy Living
Think of yoga as a series of movements and stretches to connect your mind, breath, and body, so that you end up refreshed and clear headed. Here are three reasons why office yoga works.
Maran Whiting Hanley

Autism on a Cold

Maran Whiting Hanley | October 25, 2016 | Parents
Autisms Spectrum Disorder for my son is like the world and everything in it is amplified. Everything is intensified. Big and beautiful. Loud and overwhelming. Irrelevant and out of focus or keenly attuned like the microscope in search of scientific discovery. The smallest bit of ear wax feels like a...
Center for Community Change Action

Black Lives Matter Less Even in Drug Addiction

Center for Community Change Action | October 25, 2016 | Impact
A heroin needle. Photo credits to Wheeler Cowperthwaite via Flickr Creative Commons. The country is in the middle of an unprecedented opioid crisis. The majority of overdose deaths - six out of 10 - involves someone taking an opioid such...
Tom Engelhardt

War To The Horizon (And Nary A Word About It)

Tom Engelhardt | October 25, 2016 | Politics
War, what is it good for? In America, the answer is that, much of the time, you'll probably never know what it's good for -- or, in some cases, even notice that we're at war.
Matthew Randazzo

Sparking Curiosity In STEM, In And Outside The Classroom

Matthew Randazzo | October 25, 2016 | Education
On a recent trip to St. Louis Public Schools, I had the opportunity to spend time with a group of students who were either rising seniors or matriculating college freshman. Many of these kids are students of color or the first in their family to attend college. One particular conversation...
Pioneers for Change

Why BCorps are Critical for Climate Action

Pioneers for Change | October 25, 2016 | Impact
By: Mike Gifford I would love to live in a world where the environment were not a political issue. We all share this planet and so have a common interest in conserving it. Unfortunately, this isn't our reality. Responding to climate change is...
Latino Decisions

Latino Voters Continue to Face Barriers at Polling Places

Latino Decisions | October 25, 2016 | Politics
by Adrian D. Pantoja, Ph.D. As his campaign heads toward defeat, Donald Trump has intensified claims of a rigged and fraudulent election. One of his most outlandish claims is that undocumented immigrants "pour into the country so they can go and vote." This type of statement has the potential to...

5 Haunted Hotels for Overnight Fright

Travelzoo | October 25, 2016 | Travel
This Halloween, thrill-seekers have the chance to spend a night among ghoulish guests at some of the nation's most haunted hotels. From Vermont to Texas to California, we're highlighting AAA 4-Diamond hotels where some visitors refuse to check out - even after death. The Equinox ...
Carly Stern

Return Undesired

Carly Stern | October 25, 2016 | Politics
In 15 days, you will be able to cast a ballot. I beg you to care about something that connects you to November 8th. Because when people stop caring, the world falls. And millions vanish. Never again should anyone's existence or return be undesired.
William Hartung

Why Is It So Hard To Reduce The Pentagon Budget?

William Hartung | October 25, 2016 | Politics
What accounts for the Department of Defense's ability to keep a stranglehold on your tax dollars year after endless year?

Showtek: "It's An Honor To Work With Major Lazer"

FaceCulture | October 25, 2016 | Entertainment
Dutch house duo Showtek is no stranger to crossover hits. Two years ago they scored big with Bad, a collaboration with DJ David Guetta. Now they aim to do the same with the track Believer. Brothers Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen, who make up Showtek, worked with Major Lazer on Believer almost two years ago, but their busy schedules only allowed the track to be released now. "Diplo loved what we were doing, like Booyah, which has a reggae base but with a European feel. It's rare to come up with something fresh and new so he liked that. Soundwise you ask if it's still relevant but a good song is a good...

How To Ward Off A Cold, According To 7 Health Editors | October 25, 2016 | Healthy Living
By Rosie McCall You’ve been loading up on immune-boosting foods, exercising regularly and washing your hands often and well. Yet there’s no question you’re coming down with something — your body feels rundown, and there’s a twinge in your throat. But it’s not too late! Below are the...
Susan Gonzales

Why I Followed My Personal Calling, Even When It Led Away From A Great Job

Susan Gonzales | October 25, 2016 | Impact
Taking risks in Hispanic culture isn't typically encouraged. Taking risks was only for the privileged. I believe this cautious approach to life is based on centuries of working hard and being grateful for having a job and food on the table.
Bianna Golodryga

What Non-Americans Think Of The 2016 Election

Bianna Golodryga | October 25, 2016 | Politics
Although they can't cast a vote and don't call the United States home, many non-Americans feel personally invested in the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Outside the U.S. and throughout the world, it seems as if everyone is following this election. The...
Eric Boehlert

How Trump Dared The Press With A Campaign Built On Lies

Eric Boehlert | October 25, 2016 | Media
As Donald Trump's three-ring circus-style campaign of misinformation winds down, one of the lingering questions is whether the press has helped normalize the kind of post-truth performance that the Republican presidential nominee has so enthusiastically embraced. Faced with the tricky task of covering a radically different type of candidate who...
David Rae

Gay Retirement Planning 10 Best Reasons To Ignore It

David Rae | October 25, 2016 | Queer Voices
While I will admit setting up a well thought out retirement plan can be time consuming, especially if you are attempting to do it yourself, but with something this important you should consider making time now.

Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Her Lifelong Struggle With Anxiety | October 25, 2016 | Healthy Living
In her new memoir, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction ($27;, Elizabeth Vargas, co-anchor of 20/20, opens up about her alcoholism and lifelong struggle with anxiety. We spoke to Vargas about what she wants others who suffer from the disorder...
Vernā Myers

10 Radical Acts Of Grace Needed To Get Through The Last Two Weeks Of The 2016 Presidential Election

Vernā Myers | October 25, 2016 | Politics
What we need in the next few weeks and to start the healing process in the election's aftermath is more consciousness, more courage, a ton of compassion and above all, grace.