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HooplaHa

WATCH: Mom Creates 'Chemo Ducks' to Help Kids Feel Safe During Treatment

HooplaHa | September 27, 2016 | Good News
In honor of International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we bring you a very special 14-year-old boy, Gabe Sipos, and Gabe's Chemo Duck Program. Born on New Year's Day 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee, Gabe was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma (a soft tissue tumor) in his sinus cavity just one week shy of his first birthday.
HooplaHa

WATCH: This Famous Surfing Dog Rides the Waves to Help Others

HooplaHa | September 27, 2016 | Good News
Ricochet is one of the most world-famous, award-winning surf dogs who loves the sport, but most importantly SURFS WITH PURPOSE! She surfs solo, with children, adults, pros, celebrities, other dogs!
Latoya Scott

4 Easy Ways New Grads Can Save Money On Student Loans

Latoya Scott | September 27, 2016 | College
Your six-month grace period on your student loans will be up before you know it. Matter of fact, if you graduated along with the majority of the other graduates in May of this year -- around November, ole Sallie is going to start paying a lot more attention to you.
HooplaHa

WATCH: Healing PTSD One Hug at a Time

HooplaHa | September 27, 2016 | Good News
The Human Hug Project is made up of three people with three different lives, but all face one obstacle- PTSD. Together, they are the Human Hug Project. Ian Michael is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra

What Does the Future Hold After Telemedicine 2.0? Think Small.

Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra | September 27, 2016 | Healthy Living
Big data has been a primary focus of change in the U.S. healthcare system. Small data, however, will drive even more change for individual patients and disrupt both the Internet of Things and physician's day to day clinical practice. Why? Right now, we're moving toward the collection of...
Bob Burnett

10 Thoughts About The Debate

Bob Burnett | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Whew! Even though I expected Hillary Clinton to win the first presidential debate with Donald Trump, watching it was a nerve-wracking experience. Here are my first thoughts about the debate.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The First Debate: The People's Issues Came Second

Richard (RJ) Eskow | September 27, 2016 | Politics
This was undoubtedly the first presidential debate in history to include a mention of Rosie O'Donnell. Even grading on a curve - something the press tends to do with Donald Trump - the Republican fared poorly. Hillary Clinton took him down on one character issue after another, from his tax...
Keisha N. Blain

Michael Stewart And The Struggle To End Police Violence in New York City

Keisha N. Blain | September 27, 2016 | Black Voices
More than thirty years later, many are unaware of Michael's story--even as the circumstances surrounding his death are all too familiar. Yet, we must remember Michael--like so many others whose names have gone into historical obscurity.
Steve Rosenbaum

Yahoo In Jeopardy, Facebook Restates Numbers. Hacking TV

Steve Rosenbaum | September 27, 2016 | Technology
Hacking TV #0059 Dreams and disappointments aplenty on this week's Hacking TV. Starting with cruel reality, Yahoo had to confess that it was the victim of the biggest identity hack in history two years ago, but it only found out right when it was trying to sell itself to Verizon. Meanwhile the egos of the video publishers on Facebook took a hit last week, when they found out the company overstated the time people spent watching their video... by 200 percent. On the optimistic side, AT&T says its yet to be introduced streaming service will be bigger than DirecTV within five years. And Snapchat continues to dream big, now introducing its own line of sunglasses, with a wireless video camera built in. I'm Saul Hansell and I'm Steve Rosenbaum. And this is...
Shawna Bader-Blau

Maximize AGOA By Cutting Illicit Financial Flows

Shawna Bader-Blau | September 27, 2016 | World
We call on leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to collaborate this week and work toward a future of greater transparency between companies and governments, and more accountability to workers and citizens by both business and government, particularly in the extractive sectors.
The Conversation US

How corporate America can curb income inequality and make more money too

The Conversation US | September 27, 2016 | Business
Wallace Hopp, University of Michigan Scorpion met Frog on a river bank and asked him for a ride to the other side. "How do I know you won't sting me?" asked Frog. "Because," replied Scorpion, "if I do, I will drown." Satisfied, Frog set out...
Ebba Akerman

Stockholm, Afghanistan. Same Thing.

Ebba Akerman | September 27, 2016 | Impact
During the year of grace 2013, I worked as a Swedish for immigrants language teacher in the outskirts of my hometown Stockholm. Sweden is statistically multicultural, with roughly one-fifth of the population being born abroad or with both parents being born abroad.
Georgia Kelly

Dear Berniecrats: Do Not Vote With Anger

Georgia Kelly | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Although this letter is primarily for Berniecrats, of which I am one, I have a bit of advice for those of you who have supported Hilary from the beginning. Please do not - I repeat DO NOT -- tell Bernie supporters how to vote in November.
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Hillary, Dare to Be Real - An Interview With Deborah Shames

Mark Goulston, M.D. | September 27, 2016 | Politics
We're coming down the home stretch to the Presidential election and Hillary Clinton, one of the most qualified people to be President ever, may not win because of how she comes across. What a shame that would be. So I turned to my colleague, Deborah Shames, co-founder of Eloqui and a presentation specialist especially with regard to female executive presence to see what she had to say on this matter.
Teach Plus

The Moment that Forever Changed the Way I Teach

Teach Plus | September 27, 2016 | Education
By Mary-Margaret Mara At the beginning of every school year, I find myself pondering what my students will be like, what their needs will be, and whether I will be equipped to meet those needs. Even with twenty five years of teaching experience,...
Peter Van Buren

Why Trump May Win Ohio And Pennsylvania

Peter Van Buren | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Trump is very aware of the unfocused anger in the Midwest, and is working hard to use that to get votes. If he takes the swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, it will be because of that insight.
Ellen Freudenheim

Creating Buzz: 15 Things You Can Do To Defeat Trump (& Maybe Turn The Senate Democratic, Too)

Ellen Freudenheim | September 27, 2016 | Politics
Yes we can, and yes we should. With the US Presidential election barreling towards us, what to do? Get out the vote? Voter registration? Encourage early voting? Moan, groan, and bite our nails?
Page Gardner

Have a strong opinion about last night's debate? Do something about it!

Page Gardner | September 27, 2016 | Politics
As last night's presidential debate made clear, there's never been a more unpredictable election. Or one where the stakes are so high. Voters won't only be selecting candidates for president and the U.S. Senate in November. They will also be deciding who sits on the U.S. Supreme Court for the...
Tammy Leigh Kahn

A TSA Agent Touched My Breasts And Groin In The Name Of 'Security'

Tammy Leigh Kahn | September 27, 2016 | Travel
I keep thinking about how it felt to have a stranger touch me in the middle of Logan airport in places I would only let my partner touch me. I keep thinking about what would happen if they tried to do it to my child.
Magda Abu-Fadil

Maspero: An Egyptian TV Tragedy

Magda Abu-Fadil | September 27, 2016 | Media
Someone messed up on the job at Egyptian state-run TV and big heads began to roll. The catastrophe: An employee aired an interview of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi with PBS' Margaret Warner dated September 28, 2015 when she should have broadcast a newer one with host Charlie Rose...