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Terry Newell

A Conservative Approach to Climate Change

Terry Newell | March 2, 2015 | Politics
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate voted 98-1 that "Climate change is real and not a hoax." That vote did not comfort many liberals because only a third of Republicans (vs. two-thirds of Democrats) think that human activity is causing climate change. Indeed, 42 percent of...
Gabrey Means

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Gabrey Means | March 2, 2015 | Business
Truth be told, though we live and die by our to-do lists, when we started our agency we didn't have a business plan. What we did have was an identified need, a good idea and a bottle of wine to fuel our courage to take the plunge.
Doreen Walton

On the Trail of the Whales: The End of Our Journey

Doreen Walton | March 2, 2015 | Green
With the journey over, I struggled to let go of our whales for a long time. I kissed them. My son patted them. They came when he sang. Life on dry land felt dreary in comparison.
Jane Nakagawa

Millennials Love Cars And Detroit Doesn't Know It

Jane Nakagawa | March 2, 2015 | Business
It's been easy to buy into the myth that young people dislike cars because they're young and poor. But for the approximately 80 million millennials in the U.S., there's a long way to go before they give up car ownership in favor of ride sharing and bikes alone.
Amitai Etzioni

Debating Bibi's Speech Is A Major Distraction

Amitai Etzioni | March 2, 2015 | World
Debating the appropriateness of the speech Israel's Prime Minister delivered to Congress in response to an invitation by the Speaker of the House is a distraction. It diverts attention from the endlessly more important issue of whether or not the deal the Obama Administration seems close to striking with Iran...
Scott Norvell

Travel to Cuba Got a Lot Easier Last Week. Here's How.

Scott Norvell | March 2, 2015 | Travel
Each week now, the gates that have kept U.S. travelers from visiting Cuba are creaking open just a little more. If Paris Hilton -- who popped up in Havana this week unexpectedly -- can get there now, anyone can. Right?
Lonely Planet

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in March?

Lonely Planet | March 2, 2015 | Travel
We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef. That's why...
Rosjke Hasseldine

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders

Rosjke Hasseldine | March 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
Mother blaming is patriarchy's age-old way of taking the focus away from the harm that it causes women by making women responsible for harming themselves.
Thrillist

21 Ways Road Tripping Was Different in the '90s

Thrillist | March 2, 2015 | Travel
By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller Credit: Shutterstock Let's face it: you don't hang onto a D.A.R.E t-shirt from 1996 because it's still in style. It's all about the nostalgia. And the same goes for your memories of road trips in the '90s...
Proud2BMe

Two Years Into My Eating Disorder Recovery, I Still Struggle to Believe People Really Like Me

Proud2BMe | March 2, 2015 | Teen
Fat girls are less attractive, less worthy, more obnoxious and more unwanted. Skinny girls are the opposite: pretty, worthy, smart and desirable. And because they thought I was fat... well, the rest fell into place, too.
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | March 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.
Travelzoo

15 Seconds of Fame: How to Get Tickets to TV Show Tapings

Travelzoo | March 2, 2015 | Travel
If you're planning a trip to LA or New York City, attending a TV show taping is a must. It's fun, it's free and there's a high potential for celebrity sightings. But spots in the audiences aren't easy to...
Golriz Moeini

The Extraordinary Liana Yaroslavsky

Golriz Moeini | March 2, 2015 | Style
Her life would actually make for an incredible Hollywood script. She is anything but ordinary. She is unforgettable and distingué.
Brandi Megan Granett

Finding Her Own Way in Paris: Meet Author/Publisher Adria J. Cimino

Brandi Megan Granett | March 2, 2015 | Books
Meet Adria J. Cimino, author of Close to Destiny, and one of the publishers behind Velvet Morning Press. Cimino stepped away from both traditional publishing and the United States. After her move to Paris, she teamed up with author Vicki Lesage to form Velvet Morning Press.
Ethan Senack

We could save students a billion dollars on textbooks

Ethan Senack | March 2, 2015 | College
Twice a year, college students trek to their college bookstore or open up tab after tab on the Internet, desperately searching for a cheaper alternative to the $200 textbook assigned for their class. Textbook prices are simply out of control. They have increased...
American Food Roots

Faux Pho Can't Compare to the Real Thing

American Food Roots | March 2, 2015 | Taste
The world became a smaller place and Vietnamese pho became as American as chicken soup.
Carmen Berkley

Black Equality Doesn't End In February

Carmen Berkley | March 2, 2015 | Black Voices
Black History Month is more than just acknowledgement in a newspaper or a special program at the kids' school. It's an opportunity to reflect on how far Black people in the United States have come in their struggle for justice and equal rights.
Mike Weisser

Why 'Armor-Piercing' Bullets Are Flying Off the Shelves

Mike Weisser | March 2, 2015 | Politics
You know that something's up in the gun business when Rush Limbaugh starts talking about gun control. And what he was talking about this past week was the decision by the ATF to create a new standard for exempting certain kinds of so-called 'armor-piercing' bullets from the ban that Congress placed on such ammo in 1986.
Derrell Jamison

4 Things I Want My Future Daughter to Know

Derrell Jamison | March 2, 2015 | Parents
There is only one person who can determine how far you can go in life -- you. Always remember that what you tell yourself and believe about yourself will be the truth.
Melissa Browning

Lending Our Voices to Kelly

Melissa Browning | March 2, 2015 | Religion
Last week, I wrote a blog post about Kelly Gissendaner's life and I'll admit that when I wrote the post I felt somewhat hopeless. I didn't think that changing the story would do much to save Kelly. I didn't think there was much we could do. But then yesterday I learned something.