New York is in the process of revising Common Core Standards, at least that is what its State Education Commissioner claims. According to MaryEllen Elia, the State Education Department "isn't just tinkering around the edges and doing small, little things." Elia argues the proposed revisions "more...
Ty Llwyd Farm,
By Jerry Zezima Even though I have always been more apt to milk a joke than a cow, which can create udder confusion (see what I mean?), I have long wanted to be a gentleman farmer. First, of course, I'd have to become a gentleman, which would ruin my reputation,...
Like millions of other Americans, Benjamin Warner is watching this year's presidential debates very closely. However, he's one of the few viewers doing so with a very specific scholarly background. An Assistant Professor of Political Communication at the University of Missouri, he researches presidential debates and how they...
Loud Music Hearing Loss,
While out walking our dogs with a neighbor on a warm, autumn Sunday morning, we discussed plans for the day. She mentioned she and her husband were going to the theater that evening to hear a New Orleans jazz trombone player and his ensemble. And my husband's ears perked up.
Live And Invest Overseas,
Bank Account Offshore,
Bank Account Overseas,
Offshore Bank Account,
On one hand, international banking is more challenging all the time. On the other hand, it's increasingly simple: You can't open a new account anywhere...and good luck spending the money you've already got in any existing accounts.
Travel To Africa,
Bucket List Trips,
really do not think I had a bucket list per se, but as the 'kids' grew up and there was more to time to think and wonder, I've allowed myself to dream of places I would like to see and things I still want to do.
Nostalgia Theater Podcast,
Star Trek 50th Anniversary,
Star Trek: Enterprise,
Star Trek Month concludes at the Nostalgia Theater show! This week, I celebrate fifteen years since the launch of Star Trek: Enterprise, the unfairly-ignored...
Vanita is the Vice President of strategy and product marketing at ThreatMetrix, the Digital identity Company. In this role, Vanita leads the strategic vision and go-to-market for ThreatMetrix products and solutions. With extensive experience in strategy, innovation, product management and analytics...
A number of economists (here, here) have tried to deny that America has a VAT (Value-Added Tax) problem that's harming our trade balance. It seems Crazy Billionaire has said we do, and he's not allowed to be right about anything. Unfortunately, their denials, while...
Last Sunday afternoon I drove to Fordham University in the Bronx, where I was a guest on Dan Romanello's Group Harmony Review over Fordham's radio station, WFUV. As you approach the main entrance to Fordham, you pass the baseball diamond, home field of the Fordham Rams. You park and...
A brooding actor named Seul-Woo and a naive country girl named Young-Woo were arranged to be married when they were kids. Now adults, the time for their marriage has arrived. Essentially strangers, the newlyweds must now learn how to deal with living together, clingy exes, betrayal and their own complicated feelings for each other.
Every Child Matters,
Orange Shirt Day,
Healthy Living News
On Friday our family wears orange. You can't compare pain and hurt like the one our people endured in the Residential Schools. You only have to ask someone in the community about the abuse that the schools caused, and each one could name 3 or 4 elders, uncles, or grandmas...
The good news is I may not need to get onto Elon Musk's Mars expedition after all. The first Trump-Clinton debate had loomed as a potential hinge in history. Do some fairly obvious things, and the billionaire bully boy not only extends his momentum, he quite possible takes himself to...
I got to see Helder Guimaraes perform a few years ago when he was a part of a two-man show, Nothing to Hide. Guimaraes is back in the Big Apple for a run of Verso through January at New World Stages where this time he's on...
In recent years American voters are rediscovering a way of voting used during the country's first half-century of existence. I'm talking about early voting.
We talk about a "custom fit" because work that is designed optimally for both the employer and employee creates a win/win.
Netflix continues to do right by the Marvel universe with Luke Cage, whose 13 episodes drop on Friday.
It's unfortunate however these masterpieces aren't built like they were in the 80's and the decades before then.
As a coach and gerontologist, I'm constantly exposed to stories from the modern workplace. Again and again, my clients tell me about the culture of ageism.
Hillary is wining and as she does it she's bringing all of us to the table -- and she's putting critically important policies that are too often overlooked and which lift our economy and our families front and center on the national agenda where they belong.