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Regina Weinreich

Arthamptons Lifetime Achievement Award: Ruth Appelhof at the Maidstone

Regina Weinreich | July 3, 2015 | Arts
Just prior to the Arthamptons opening, I met with Ruth Appelhof, Executive Director of Guild Hall, who will receive the Arthamptons Lifetime Achievement Award on July 5. Over eggs Benedict at the Maidstone in East Hampton, we talked.
Quora

What Was It Like to Be at the Supreme Court When the Marriage Equality Judgement Was Announced?

Quora | July 3, 2015 | Gay Voices
I arrived at the Supreme Court building at about 9:25 and waded directly into the crowd. It was a big crowd. We're talking hundreds and hundreds of people. The mood was very festive. Many people had brought their kids and even their little dogs.
Elena Ambrosiadou

What the Referendum Means for Greece

Elena Ambrosiadou | July 3, 2015 | World
Plans based on common sense of purpose and partnership in problem solving are the basis for delivering the much needed change. There are many areas which should be subject to deep structural reform. The willingness has to be there from both sides.
Aspen Institute

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Mayor Mitch Landrieu Talk Violence in America

Aspen Institute | July 3, 2015 | Crime
Is violence a function of our culture? During a recent 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival session, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) and Senior Editor and National Correspondent for The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates explored this complex and provocative question.
Julia Gillard

2015: A Year of Decision for Global Education

Julia Gillard | July 3, 2015 | Impact
This year marks a decade and a half since the international community committed to address the vast and complex problem of educating all of the world's primary school-aged children. It's a time to reassess the next steps in the global education movement.
Παύλος Τσίμας

The Tragedy of Greece's Referendum

Παύλος Τσίμας | July 3, 2015 | World
That whatever has happened (in the name of decency and self-determination, supposedly) during the past few days, the end of negotiations, the closing of the banks, the sudden fall in our economy, place us defenseless in the hands of our creditors.
Quora

10 Behaviors That Could Launch Your Career

Quora | July 3, 2015 | Business
You're going to be successful at some things and you'll fail at others. One of the best things you can do through it all is to own it. People will respect you for that. Why? Because you're willing to show them that you'll own it through both the good and the bad.
Robert Naiman

Bernie Sanders Will End the IMF's Economic Violence in Greece and Africa

Robert Naiman | July 3, 2015 | World
Many people want to know more about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' foreign policy agenda. Yes, they say, we like what Sanders is saying about reducing extreme inequality, about reducing the political power of the billionaire class. But what about U.S. foreign policy?
Jeff Cohen

Memo to Media: Ask Trump if He's a 'Serial Racist'

Jeff Cohen | July 3, 2015 | Politics
It's easy to laugh off Donald Trump's fact-free comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists. But there is a serious issue here, and mainstream media interviewers have neglected to ask Trump about it.
David Harris

UN Human Rights Council? UN Human Wrongs Council!

David Harris | July 3, 2015 | World
The 47-member UN Human Rights Council in Geneva just voted to assail Israel because of the Hamas-triggered war in the summer of 2014. That's right, assail Israel, not Hamas.
Roger I. Abrams

NASCAR and the Flag

Roger I. Abrams | July 3, 2015 | Sports
NASCAR has urged its avid followers not to bring the Confederate flag to their races: "[W]e are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events." It will be interesting to see if the hardcore comply.
Quora

Learn This Language to Make the Most Money as a Programmer

Quora | July 3, 2015 | Technology
You might never use it professionally, but it contains a lifetime of lessons. And the hardest problems, the ones that the top engineers are asked to solve, will sooner or later hit some foundational C code.
Abby Rodman, LICSW

11 Reasons to Love the USA On July 4th

Abby Rodman, LICSW | July 3, 2015 | Politics
We're not a perfect nation nor do we claim to be. We have much work to do on many fronts. But we're also a country that has demonstrated a willingness to grow and evolve to the benefit of our citizens. So, despite our difference let's celebrate and appreciate our Day of Freedoms.
William Bradley

Is Silicon Valley Charting the Future While All the World's Pols Play Small Ball?

William Bradley | July 3, 2015 | Politics
As we contemplate our present and future around the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, are we being myopic? Is our politics focused mainly on marginalia while real change, big change, is being prepped elsewhere?
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Becoming The Dalai Lama: Celebrating an 80-Year Journey of Compassion (All Together Podcast)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | July 3, 2015 | Religion
In this wide-ranging conversation we learn about the iconic leader's spiritual formation in Tibet, his extraordinary escape from the Chinese, his interest in science, how he meditates and what compassion means in real life.
John Zipperer

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/3/15

John Zipperer | July 3, 2015 | San Francisco
While you wait for the Greek chorus to chime in on the Eurozone's future, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what else happened this week.
Joel Shatzky

Educating for Democracy: David Brooks' 'Magical Thinking'

Joel Shatzky | July 3, 2015 | Religion
In a recent op ed in the New York Times, David Brooks made a plea to social conservatives; those who vowed to "fight on" against the Supreme Court decision sanctioning same sex marriages.
Dragos Bratasanu

7 Steps to Create Giant Success and Live a Fulfilled Life in the Process

Dragos Bratasanu | July 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
There is a series of mental events that lead to massive success. Each event is the cause for another event. How can you apply this thinking to create authentic success, meaning and fulfillment in your life? Here's the countdown:
Irene Ross

The Coffee Chronicles: One Girl's Mission for the Healthiest Cup Possible

Irene Ross | July 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
We've all heard that phrase, "It's not what you said, but how you said it." Well, that's sort of what it's like with coffee, because we're hearing that it's not so much the coffee that creates problems but, rather, the way it's brewed... and stored... and ground.
Kenden Alfond

Traveling? 5 Ways to Care for Your Body

Kenden Alfond | July 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
Our bodies do most of the hard work for us in new environments -- enduring long drives or plane rides, traveling during late or early hours, and not having access to your usual food. Here are my five tips for taking care of your body while traveling.