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Michael Podell

An Interview With Drag Race Fan Favorite Latrice Royale

Michael Podell | April 19, 2015 | Gay Voices
Of all the queens to come out of RuPaul's Drag Race, there are very few as universally loved and revered as Latrice Royale. I caught up with Latrice during some of her very rare free time to chat about what's new in her life and her thoughts on the past and future of drag.
Lamisha Serf-Walls

5 Ways to Fall Head Over Heels in Love With Life

Lamisha Serf-Walls | April 19, 2015 | Healthy Living
For far too many people, life has become about surviving the circumstances that they are given. But life is an amazing gift and with these five simple tips, you will be falling head over heels in love with your life in no time.
Lynne Dorner

Sleep Is the New Wonder Drug

Lynne Dorner | April 19, 2015 | Healthy Living
It's considered a badge of honor to dedicate hours upon hours at work only to have no energy left to dedicate your time to what's really important. Thankfully, this is beginning to change.
John Feffer

The Pankow Peace Group

John Feffer | April 19, 2015 | World
It was one thing to establish an independent peace group in Poland or Hungary during the last decade of the Communist era. Freedom and Peace challenged military service in Poland, where there was a long tradition of independent organizing. In Hungary, perhaps the most liberal country in the...
Laura Dunn

Hillary 2016: Her Personal Brand

Laura Dunn | April 19, 2015 | Politics
Have you heard? Hillary Clinton is running for President! As we gear up for the 2016 election cycle, I'm particularly interested in the branding direction that Clinton and the other candidates will be taking. I spoke to Ben Hordell, Partner and branding expert at DXagency on Clinton's...
Teresa Kindred

Why My Daughter Never Got A Trampoline For Her Birthday

Teresa Kindred | April 19, 2015 | Fifty
From the time my daughter was old enough to jump up and down, she asked for a trampoline every year for her birthday. She never got one and there are four very good reasons why. While she made it through childhood relatively unscathed, she had four brothers who each thought they were Superman.
Randi Weingarten

A step forward in Washington, a step back in New York

Randi Weingarten | April 19, 2015 | Education
Something stunning happened this week in Congress. The Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 22-0 to overhaul No Child Left Behind. That's right, policymakers from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) listened to the people...
Sharon Greenthal

Why Parents Shouldn't Stalk Their Children On Social Media

Sharon Greenthal | April 19, 2015 | Fifty
Pain is an essential lesson for the emotional leap from childhood to adulthood. Mothers shouldn't be able to see photos in real time that capture their children when they're at their worst -- whether because of too much alcohol or too little happiness. We can, after all, sense when "something is not right," just from a photograph.
Diane Archer

7 Questions You Need To Answer Before You Turn 65

Diane Archer | April 19, 2015 | Fifty
Do you need to sign up for Medicare? It depends on whether you have employer coverage and what kind you have. If you do need Medicare, enrollment is generally automatic if you have signed up for Social Security. You may also need to sign up for supplemental coverage.
Jonha Revesencio

A Look at Coursera, The Shaw Academy and Which One Stands Out?

Jonha Revesencio | April 19, 2015 | Education
The success of online learning has been growing at a steady pace over the past years. Schools all over the world have recognized the importance of integrating an online platform into their curriculum. This is because a study commissioned by the US Department of Education has shown that...
Marcia Liss

"People" Skills

Marcia Liss | April 19, 2015 | Comedy
Magda Abu-Fadil

Miami Art, Not Miami Vice, Attracts Aficionados

Magda Abu-Fadil | April 19, 2015 | Arts
Two people walk into a bar...and find an exquisite Sir Henry Moore marble sculpture mounted on a pedestal in a fountain adorning a five-star hotel lobby's atrium. Not your typical joke punch line, but then Miami has long transcended the Miami Vice TV police series reputation...
Arianna Huffington

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | April 19, 2015 | Politics
This week, Americans fulfilled part of our responsibility to our government by filing taxes. But the government isn't doing its part in return. First, as a new report by the National Taxpayer Advocate showed, the IRS has been crippled by years of budget cuts, resulting in a "devastating erosion of taxpayer service" and filing misery for millions. Hold times, which were under three minutes in 2004, are now over 30 minutes. This isn't smaller government; it's broken government, which, for many budget-slashing legislators, is the point. In more news from dysfunctional D.C., Attorney General-Designate Loretta Lynch remains in limbo, her nomination held hostage by Senate Republicans for over five months. On Friday, a clearly frustrated President Obama demanded, "Call Loretta Lynch for a vote...This is embarrassing." Meanwhile, the bigger "news" was the breathless scoop of Hillary Clinton eating at Chipotle. She had, we were told, a chicken burrito bowl (with guacamole). If only our political system -- and media coverage -- were as satisfying.
Jackie K. Cooper


Jackie K. Cooper | April 18, 2015 | Books
Book Review - Jackie K Cooper EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline Lisa Scottoline is one of my favorite authors. Year after year she produces novels that entertain with great escapist plots. Some books are better than others but they all have the ability to hold my interest all...
Carla Escoda

Hofesh Shechter's Untouchable at the Royal Ballet, Sandwiched by Sturdy Classics

Carla Escoda | April 18, 2015 | Arts
Artists of The Royal Ballet in Hofesh Shechter's Untouchable. Photo: Tristram Kenton, courtesy ROH Ballet to the People caught the final night of the Royal Ballet's curious mixed bill that seems to have been programmed by the ancient dart-throwing...
Lee Traupel

Enter the Brave New World of Sexual Enhancent with these Six Utopian Products

Lee Traupel | April 19, 2015 | Weird News
Back in the "good old day's (whenever that was) sex was not something anyone talked about openly, unless you were in a safe zone comprising adults of the same sex. Then the 60's blasted off and real modern feminism finally emerged from...
Michael Giltz

Theater: City Of Lights Musical Smackdown: "Gigi" Vs "An American In Paris." And The Winner Is....

Michael Giltz | April 18, 2015 | Entertainment
GIGI * ½ out of **** NEIL SIMON THEARE AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ** ½ out of **** PALACE THEATRE Two musicals set in Paris opened on Broadway within four days of each other. Both are shows that began as...
Peter Clothier

Record of Miraculous Events... Book Review

Peter Clothier | April 18, 2015 | Books
The book is a wonderful addition to the bedside table, to be picked up from time to time to indulge in the pleasure of a couple of stories, picked at random, to be transported into a magical world far from our own, but a world that operates according to its own laws, its own social mores, its own logic.
V.R. Marianne Zahn

Traditional Worship Is the Future

V.R. Marianne Zahn | April 18, 2015 | Religion
What Conservative Christians are really upset about, deep down, is not that one or a few or dozens or hundreds of their fold are being attracted by liturgical traditions and progressive theology. What they are really upset about is that their ways and their positions of privilege in the world are dying.

Online Reputation Management, CEOs and the Age of Gender Discrimination Litigation

Ellevate | April 18, 2015 | Women
Ellen Pao's lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins vividly illustrates how CEOs and business leaders are scrutinized online in a way most of us will never be. Every day, the players in this case are the subject of articles, commentary and speculation.