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Portugal announces the world's first nationwide participatory budget

Apolitical | October 28, 2016 | Impact
Portugal has announced the world's first participatory budget on a national scale. The project will let people submit ideas for what the government should spend its money on, and then vote on which ideas are adopted. Although participatory budgeting has become increasingly popular around the world in the...
Laura Dunn

Women In Business Q&A: Stephanie Stahl, Co-Founder and CEO, Appré

Laura Dunn | October 28, 2016 | Business
Apprecier Stephanie is the CEO and co-founder of Apprécier, the digital fashion destination for women who want to continue to enjoy fashion, and evolve and enhance their personal style. Apprécier offers an expertly edited selection of the best clothing, accessories...
Jonah C. Steinberg

In the Ending...

Jonah C. Steinberg | October 28, 2016 | Religion
According to the bi-annual study by the London Zoological Society and the World Wildlife Fund, global wildlife populations have declined by 58% since 1970.  Freshwater environments, lakes and streams and their surroundings, says the report, are the most grievously damaged, with on average...
Zaki Hasan

Zaki's Review: Inferno

Zaki Hasan | October 28, 2016 | Entertainment
When I reviewed The Da Vinci Code ten years ago, I found the feature adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel beset with glacial pacing and a decidedly un-cinematic structure. Despite my many qualms, director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks (turning in his usual thoroughly reliable performance as...

TRIBE X - Ep.58

Spottoon | October 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Woo Jin and Tae Min were both born with the supernatural ability to move the objects around them. After sharing a troubled childhood together, they went down opposite paths to become two very different men. Fate draws them together again and old wounds resurface that threatens the lives of everyone around them.
Jennifer Robertson-Ahrens

Here's What Free Trade Agreements Could Mean For You

Jennifer Robertson-Ahrens | October 28, 2016 | Business
Free trade deals between the US and foreign countries are designed to give US Exporters a competitive edge, to mitigate the negatives aspects of our strong currency, higher labor and manufacturing cost for our top export commodities such as Aircraft, Automotive, and food products to historical trade partners as well as new and emerging markets. So if you look at it from this perspective Free-Trade is good! Right?
Jay Michaelson

For We Were Strangers in Egypt: The Jewish Imperative for Justice

Jay Michaelson | October 27, 2016 | Religion
As a rabbi and political columnist, I find that every election demands close reflection, introspection, and action. The answer, this year, is clear. My favorite Biblical quotation occurs several times in the Torah, including Exodus 22:21-22: "You shall not oppress or mistreat a stranger, for you were strangers in Egypt....
Edward Flattau

Unsportsmanlike Trophies

Edward Flattau | October 27, 2016 | Green
Hunting big game for trophies with a high-powered rifle is an execution, not a sport. If the target of such a hunt is an animal whose population is stressed, as the most prized specimens usually are, the lack of ethics is compounded. Britain's Prince William, president of the United for...
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' - October 27, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | October 27, 2016 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Leaked audio exposes utility companies' deliberately...
George Beall

This Successful Restaurateur's Mentorship Advice Is To "Think Of Yourself As A Bottle Of Wine"

George Beall | October 27, 2016 | Business
Restaurateur Justin Anthony is a household name in Atlanta, Georgia, known for opening some of the city's hottest restaurants: Yebo Beach Haus, Cape Dutch, Biltong Bar, and 10 Degrees South. But how Justin harnessed the earliest versions of his entrepreneurial skills, you wouldn't expect. He grew up as a...
Patricia Zohn

CultureZohn: Fall Colors POP at Mass MoCA

Patricia Zohn | October 27, 2016 | Arts
Nick Cave, Until, Mass MoCA There is nothing so sweet as combining nature and art. Rearview of new-ish Tadao Ando reflecting pool, Clark Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass The last time I wrote about...
Daniel Maidman

Point of Origin

Daniel Maidman | October 27, 2016 | Arts
I recently had an experience with a themed art show that turned out shockingly well. This was "Point of Origin," curated by Dina Brodsky and Trek Lexington, and exhibited at The Lodge Gallery, on the Lower East Side. I've written about all these entities before, except for the mysterious Mr....
David Finkle

First Nighter: William Finn's "Falsettos" is Back and Bold and Bountiful

David Finkle | October 27, 2016 | Entertainment
William Finn introduced the first of his irresistible autobiographical--or at least semi-autobiographical--musicals 37 years ago with In Trousers, during which married Marvin, who must be a version of the bookwriter-songwriter, ruminates about his sexuality. Still obsessed with the subject--as anyone driven to get to the bottom of his soul would...
Joe Cirincione

The Historic UN Vote On Banning Nuclear Weapons

Joe Cirincione | October 27, 2016 | Politics
History was made at the United Nations today. For the first time in its 71 years, the global body voted to begin negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
Samantha Rodman PhD

How To Teach Kids Empathy

Samantha Rodman PhD | October 27, 2016 | Healthy Living
Here are six ways to teach empathy to your children, whether they are toddlers, preschool aged, or school aged.
Gleb Tsipursky

Fallacy-Checking The Presidential Debate

Gleb Tsipursky | October 27, 2016 | Politics
While it is important to get the facts straight, focusing on the truth content of their words is not nearly enough to evaluate the actual impact of the debate on the audience.
Michael Morris

Employees with Disabilities Get the Job Done

Michael Morris | October 27, 2016 | Impact
During National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), it's important to remember the value employees with disabilities to the workplace, in addition to our communities, our country and our economy. People with disabilities not only represent the largest and most diverse minority in the United States, but they are also...
J. J. Mitchell

Why The Debate On Trade Should Worry Development Communities

J. J. Mitchell | October 27, 2016 | World
Trade has assumed a remarkably prominent position in the US presidential election. In past elections, few topics seemed to dull public attention like tariffs and trade barriers, which meant that politicians typically focused on divisive social issues like abortion and gun control.
Yasmina Blackburn

It's Election Season And I Have Faith

Yasmina Blackburn | October 27, 2016 | Religion
I believe that the very essence of faith is that that our conditions will improve by the sheer fact that we are trying. No matter your faith or non-faith, go out and vote. Not only will it make a difference, it is your right.
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When Does My Child Need A Psychotherapist?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | October 27, 2016 | Healthy Living
Then if the therapist thinks it's best that you don't handle the problem by yourselves he or she will offer to visit with the child a few times. Only then after this evaluation will a decision be made about the reasons for a recommendation for therapy.