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Meena Bose

Hofstra in Hindsight

Meena Bose | September 29, 2016 | Politics
With the second presidential debate two weeks away, both candidates have some time to review the first debate and prepare for the next one. For Trump, practice may be key, particularly extended sessions with one opponent, rather than the many that he had during the primaries.

Epica: 'We Went More Into Detail Than Ever Before'

FaceCulture | September 29, 2016 | Entertainment
With every album release Dutch symphonic metal band Epica seems to be more successful, and having success has its perks. Their seventh album The Holographic Principle builds on the momentum of its predecessor The Quantum Enigma, but with the aim to "evolve in a natural way and not revolve where everything is going too fast," says lead vocalist Simone Simons. "We allowed ourselves to have real instruments recorded and not samples. We're a very orchestral band, in the past we've used strings, but this time we wanted a whole brass section, woodwinds, all the exotic instruments, so we really went into more detail than ever...
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Analyzing The Presidential Debate: What The Candidates' Voices Said That They Didn't

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | September 29, 2016 | Healthy Living
While both candidates had very different stress responses toward each other and toward the issues through the debate, both were hitting their individual emotional highs and lows and both were able to find their balance.
AJ Agrawal

How Can SEO Be Used to Target Millennials

AJ Agrawal | September 29, 2016 | Business
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) remains one of the most powerful ways to reach your target audience. But Google's changes have meant that ranking websites is based on the user experience each customer gets. This means companies have to change the way they do things. SEO is not just a case...
Sirita Wright

11 Cannabis Entrepreneurs of Color You Should Know (Pt2)

Sirita Wright | September 29, 2016 | Black Voices
If you missed part 1 click here to catch up. It's amazing how rapidly the cannabis industry is moving, despite opposition from the federal government. So much so, over 20 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some way, shape or form. [Related: Meet Veteran...
Regina Weinreich

Judith Light in Neil LaBute's All the Ways to Say I Love You: WOW!

Regina Weinreich | September 29, 2016 | Entertainment
"What is the weight of a lie?" asks Judith Light in Neil LaBute's dramatic monologue, All the Ways to Say I Love You, at the Lucille Lortel Theater. The question weighs in like The Merchant of Venice's pound of flesh in this MCC theater production: it refers to an outsized...
AJ Agrawal

How Google's New Penguin Update Will Affect Search

AJ Agrawal | September 29, 2016 | Business
Google Penguin, in its current form, is two years old. That's right it's been two years since the third version of Penguin came out. Google is now updating it again. The fourth version of the Penguin algorithm is set to make significant changes to the results that people get when...
AJ Agrawal

Three Big Ideas That Will Drive Digital Marketing in 2017

AJ Agrawal | September 29, 2016 | Business
As brands look at their planning for 2017, it's time to ask which consumer trends are going to drive next year's most effective digital marketing strategies? There are three big ideas that will drive digital marketing strategies in the coming year. They have to do with the changing...
Carey Gillam

Upcoming EPA Meetings on Safety of Monsanto Weed Killer Drawing Scrutiny

Carey Gillam | September 29, 2016 | Green
Bayer better be paying attention to this. The German company's intended $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto Co. comes amid growing concern over the future of the company's top-selling weed killer, a chemical called glyphosate that Monsanto introduced to the world...
Alan Singer

Rebranding Common Core -- Same Old, Same Old

Alan Singer | September 29, 2016 | Education
New York is in the process of revising Common Core Standards, at least that is what its State Education Commissioner claims.
Jerry Zezima

"Joking Till the Cows Come Home"

Jerry Zezima | September 29, 2016 | Comedy
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,...

Presidential Debates Rarely Change Minds Or Sway Elections. So Why Have Them?

ResearchGate | September 29, 2016 | Politics
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...
Vicki Tapia

The Relationship Between Humans And Loud Music

Vicki Tapia | September 29, 2016 | Fifty
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.
Kathleen Peddicord

How To Open A Bank Account Offshore

Kathleen Peddicord | September 29, 2016 | Fifty
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.
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

The Bucket List Trip Of A Lifetime I Was Finally Able To Take

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | September 29, 2016 | Fifty
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.
Zaki Hasan

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Brannon Braga on Star Trek: Enterprise

Zaki Hasan | September 29, 2016 | Entertainment
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...
Laura Dunn

Women In Business Q&A: Vanita Pandey, Vice President of Strategy and Product Marketing,ThreatMetrix

Laura Dunn | September 29, 2016 | Business
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...
Ian Fletcher

Sorry, But the U.S. Does Indeed Have a VAT Problem

Ian Fletcher | September 29, 2016 | Politics
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...
David Hinckley

When Vin Scully Makes His Last Call Sunday, Maybe That Means The Dodgers Really Won't Come Back to Brooklyn

David Hinckley | September 29, 2016 | Sports
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...


Spottoon | September 29, 2016 | Entertainment
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.