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Jonha Revesencio

Why You Should Stop Trying to "Get SEO" for your Business

Jonha Revesencio | July 2, 2015 | Business
There have been multiple announcements that SEO is dead, usually followed by a vociferous response to the contrary. As a marketing strategy the practice has certainly evolved dramatically, to a point where it is barely recognizable from the link farms and keyword stuffing that characterized...
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran-US Nuclear Talks: What Absolute Deadlines?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | July 1, 2015 | World
Credit: Wikimedia Commons For yet another time, a deadline for Iran's nuclear talks has been missed. Other deadlines, including the ones set for July and November of 2014 were also missed and later extended. The six world powers and Iran also...
Jackie K. Cooper

"Faith of Our Fathers" Tests the Patience of Even the Most Devout

Jackie K. Cooper | July 1, 2015 | Entertainment
Most of it is comedic and that grates against the solemn overall purpose of the movie. When the time comes at the end of the film for the story to be taken seriously it has lost most of the interest and confidence of its audience.
Ira Kalb

Macy's Joins NBC Telling Trump "You're Fired!"

Ira Kalb | July 1, 2015 | Business
If Donald Trump wants to craft a consistent and favorable image for himself, he is not doing an effective job.
Steve Horn

Clinton State Dept Emails Contain Redacted Job Description for Top Energy Diplomat; Lobbyist Gets Job

Steve Horn | July 1, 2015 | Green
David Goldwyn -- now a fellow at the Atlantic Council, fellow at the Brookings Institution and head of Goldwyn Global Strategies -- would eventually come to assume that role as head of the State Department's Bureau of Energy Resources, a Bureau that premiered under the watch of then-Secretary Clinton.
Kristen Lee Costa

Why Waiting for Your Vacation to Unwind May Be Hurting You

Kristen Lee Costa | July 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
If you're waiting for your next big vacation to truly de-stress, you may be putting yourself at risk for burnout. Here in the U.S., we don't even guarantee paid time off for all, making us the only advanced country leaving our workers with zero time to regroup.
Chris Weigant

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2015

Chris Weigant | July 1, 2015 | Politics
What July will bring is anyone's guess, in other words. Obama wound up down for the month when the monthly averages were calculated, but they could very easily go right back up again in July.
Dana Beyer

We're All Celebrating Federal Marriage Equality, But Still Ignoring Federal Title VII Protections

Dana Beyer | July 1, 2015 | Gay Voices
When the EEOC began recognizing that discrimination against trans persons was a form of sex discrimination, the community was nearly completely silent. When cases began being won, the silence continued; the issue was avoided when it wasn't being misrepresented.
Deirdre Maloney

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

Deirdre Maloney | July 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
Yes, living your all comes with sacrifice. But by getting rid of the things and relationships that make you only somewhat happy (or plain unhappy), you get to live a life filled with what you love best, and then focus on them with everything you've got.

California's Drought Is Everyone's Drought

XPRIZE | July 1, 2015 | Green
California's drought may end up having a bigger impact on your grocery cart than you realize, and it's not just about almonds and avocados.
Doug A. Sandler

Training Wheel Moments Last a Lifetime

Doug A. Sandler | July 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
Little wins and three second successes turn into huge victories and miles and miles of road covered. As you look down the road, I will be the guy holding the box of tissues, ready to celebrate your win, regardless of you being on the bike or running behind it, yelling, "You can do it!"
Alaina Baker

More Than a Feeling: The Importance (and Necessity) of Pixar's Inside Out

Alaina Baker | July 1, 2015 | Entertainment
Inside Out is an extraordinary creation that is both heart-wrenching and so very real; if you see one movie this summer, let it be this.

15 Amazing Wild Animals on Instagram

INK361 | July 1, 2015 | Travel
The National Geographic Instagram account, @natgeo, is one of our favorite things to read and follow. We could spend hours catching up on all the different assignments that they send their photojournalists on. The images they capture on these expeditions are always stunning and eye opening, amazing us...
Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

Is Anywhere Safe? Finding Psychological Safety in a Dangerous World

Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D. | July 1, 2015 | Black Voices
The physical endangerment that intense hostility toward a group can produce is particularly unsettling when you consider the breadth of damage it can have on how the targeted group thinks about their safety.
 Jamie Walker

5 Yoga Moves to Ease Workout Soreness

Jamie Walker | July 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
Hopefully these stretches will increase blood circulation to sore areas in your body, allowing you to recovery faster and get back to your favorite fitness activities!
Karen Fleshman

White People, If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem

Karen Fleshman | July 1, 2015 | Black Voices
"First of all," he said, "if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."...
DL Cade

21 Killer Yoga Photos That'll Have You Dusting Off the Mat

DL Cade | July 1, 2015 | Healthy Living
June 21st, 2015 wasn't just Father's day or the Summer Solstice (if you're in the appropriate hemisphere), there was another event celebrated officially for the very first time on June 21st of this year: The International Day of Yoga. Created by...
Mimo Khair

The Good People

Mimo Khair | July 1, 2015 | Travel
Life is slow in Yunnan. People walk with no rush; the fields can wait. The clouds change form in slow motion; the lush mountains are great company. Even the birds chirp melodically and without strain; it's just the way it is....
Melinda Parrish

The Freedom to #SimplyBekini

Melinda Parrish | July 1, 2015 | Style
But how many of us are really feeling free this Fourth of July? And how many of us are feeling ashamed to get out there and be who we are because of the number on the scale? Shouldn't we all feel free to rock our stars-and-stripes bikini, even if we don't have the perfect "bikini body?"
Ellis Bell

Healing After Divorce in 5 Allegories: I Was Married to the Wizard of Oz, But I Never Thought to Pull Back the Curtain

Ellis Bell | July 1, 2015 | Divorce
Until you pull back the curtain and see the "small" man desperately working the illusion, you cannot be in control of your own destiny -- you give him power over you. Although the wizard demands that you, "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain," you must, in order to see him for who he really is and to move on with your life.