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Willi Dorner's 'Bodies in Urban Spaces' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | September 1, 2014 | Arts
Until November 2014, the 12th edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition is taking place in the city of Biel/Bienne (Switzerland). Entitled Le Mouvement, the contemporary art exhibition is dedicated to performance in the urban space. One of the artists, which have been invited by the curators Gianni Jetzer...
George Heymont


Sweet Meets, Sweet Treats

George Heymont | September 1, 2014 | Arts
The Urban Dictionary defines "meet-cute" as "a scenario in which two individuals are brought together in some unlikely, zany, destined-to-fall-in-love-and-be-together-forever sort of way (the more unusual, the better)." While the initial premise often seems delicious, complications are what provide the situation with added drama. If real life is messy; love...
Rev. Emily C. Heath


Grocery Store Theology: Market Basket, Labor Day, and Respecting the Worker

Rev. Emily C. Heath | August 31, 2014 | Religion
In my church, where prayer concerns are raised during worship by members of the congregation, the employees of Market Basket were raised up by non-employees. People across the political spectrum talked about refusing to shop out of solidarity for the workers.
Leila J. Milgrim


High School Senior Founded a Charity to Provide Professional Attire to the Homeless

Leila J. Milgrim | August 31, 2014 | Impact
Kindness runs in Blair Israel's blood. As a young girl, Blair and her triplet brothers, Brett and Blake, were told stories about how her grandmother and grandfather took homeless people off the streets and welcomed them into their home in Ohio.
Gary A. Olson

Audit Me -- Please!

Gary A. Olson | August 31, 2014 | College
College auditors may make us uncomfortable as they ask us the tough questions that we should be asking ourselves, but their role is not to trap us; it is to protect us and the institution.
David Kanegis


It's Your Life, Take Control Now!

David Kanegis | August 31, 2014 | College
Congratulations, you're a college student! For the first time you have free will to spread your wings and lead the life you want... even though you're probably not sure all that entails or exactly what's headed your way.
Zondra Hughes


Dumped? 6 Ways to Save Face on Facebook

Zondra Hughes | August 31, 2014 | Chicago
When you're in love, social media is very good to you. Every encounter -- date night, food fight, and strolls in the park -- becomes a selfie photo shoot, and you just can't wait to upload those images to your page.
Dr. Sharon Ufberg


Music and Sweets: A Perfect Combo for a Late Night Bakery

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | August 31, 2014 | Entertainment
Bonnie plays a gorgeous fiddle and Nick works magic on his guitar. They perform effortlessly together as if they have been doing it their whole life--which, well, they almost have.
Emily Cornelius

You Have to Spend Money to Make Money and the Leafs Have Money

Emily Cornelius | August 31, 2014 | Sports
Following the trend of "Moneypuck" - how can the Leafs spend more money, to see the highest ROI? The cap is the cap - you can't change that. So where else can they invest in?
Robert Kuttner


Labor Day: The Beginning of a Breakthrough

Robert Kuttner | August 31, 2014 | Politics
This Labor Day, working families do not have much to celebrate when it comes to wages and job security. But we can celebrate the fact that the deteriorating conditions of work are finally breaking through into broad political consciousness. Last week, the board of directors of Market Basket, one of the last of the independent supermarket chains, agreed to restore the fired CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, who had treated workers decently rather than just milking the enterprise for dividends as another faction of this family-owned company has sought to do. An uprising by salaried managers and workers had brought the business to a halt. The Market Basket story is particularly instructive, because it represents how so-called shareholder capitalism puts pressure on managers to destroy job security and decent earnings for working people.
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Empty Nesting Season: Letting Go a Little at a Time

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | August 31, 2014 | Fifty
When I looked at those parents and children, I heard the anguish in my friend's heart. The joy and pride of one moment. The emptiness and confusion of another. My own tears as I watched my son drive away.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson


Hillary Got It Right on Ferguson and Race

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | August 31, 2014 | Black Voices
It was worth the wait for Hillary Clinton to speak out. Clinton skipped the platitudes and echoed the uncomfortable truths that black men are routinely profiled, disproportionately pack America's jails and prisons, and get longer sentences than white males.
Peter Dreier


A Labor Day Documentary: 'Brothers on the Line' Tells the Story of the Reuther Brothers -- Founding Fathers of the American Middle Class

Peter Dreier | August 31, 2014 | Politics
It is unfortunate that few Americans know much about labor history and the Reuther brothers, who built the United Auto Workers union that transformed the broader labor movement and helped build the nation's middle class.
Richard Klass


Wars and Rumors of War

Richard Klass | August 31, 2014 | Politics
The United States faces the possibility of greater involvement in two wars: one with Russia and one with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, aka the Islamic State. One is a throwback to nationalist wars of the past. The other is a worrying harbinger of the future....
Geoffrey Mock

A New Hope With Every Sunrise for Families of the Disappeared

Geoffrey Mock | August 31, 2014 | World
In every one of these cases, there is an answer. There is someone in these governments who knows where these people are or what happened to them.
Marty Zwilling


Will A Business Incubator Help Hatch Your Startup?

Marty Zwilling | August 31, 2014 | Business
Accelerators generally accept startups at a slightly later stage, and attempt to compress the timeline to commercialization into a few months, instead of a year or more.
Steve Rhode


My Father's Dementia Makes Me Laugh

Steve Rhode | August 31, 2014 | Fifty
I suppose I must start out with a hat tip to honesty and confess that while the title to this piece is about how my father's dementia makes me laugh, I do have moments where I secretly want to cry about it.
Bill Couzens


Yes, I Was a Smoker

Bill Couzens | August 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
My mother was a gentle soul. In her best disciplinary voice, a whisper at most, used one time during my teenage years, she said, "Bill, I wish you would not smoke -- it's bad for you."  
Brad Reid


Who is an Employee, Joint Employee, or Independent Contractor?

Brad Reid | August 31, 2014 | Business
Labor Day encourages a review of the legal status of labor. Worker status is important because numerous statutes such as minimum wage and overtime requirements apply to employees but not to independent contractors.
Susan Buchanan


Oil Industry's Image Is Tarnished in Louisiana, Green Activist Says

Susan Buchanan | August 31, 2014 | Green
Oil and gas operators have lost their luster in Louisiana, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and organizer with the grassroots Green Army group, said in New Orleans this month. Before the oil boom went bust in the 1980s, the industry was regarded as benevolent because its severance taxes...