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Laiza King

5 Important Safety Tips For New Drivers

Laiza King | July 28, 2016 | Impact
The thought of a car accident is very disturbing, but taking precautions will help you avoid them. Let's go over some simple best practices for being on the road, how to avoid an accident--and what to do if you're in one.
Rachel Khan

In These Troubling Times, Let's Reflect On The Legacy Of Jesse Owens

Rachel Khan | July 28, 2016 | Black Voices
Before each of my races, standing alone on the starting line, waiting for the gunshot, I had Jesse Owens and Berlin on my mind. I would think of the time my own people were banned from the Olympic Stadium, simply for being Jewish.
Amol Sarva

10 Things Alex Chung Has Learned From Building Giphy

Amol Sarva | July 28, 2016 | Business
In just three years, founder and CEO Alex Chung has turned Giphy into a platform that makes it easy to find and share GIFs into a $300 million tech juggernaut.
Kate McClanaghan

How to Weather the Current 'Show Hole' We're In

Kate McClanaghan | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Remember when rainy summer afternoons either meant building forts in the basement, or going to the movies? Remember the movies? Amazing stories that Siskel and Ebert would bicker over as to which one was better crafted than the last? Stories we didn't want to end?
Philippe Joubert

Keep It Simple, Stupid; Go For Net Zero Emissions

Philippe Joubert | July 28, 2016 | Green
We are carbon addicts so we are discussing how to overcome our addiction, in a mature way, trying to avoid too much suffering. However we seem to refuse to see the obvious; we are facing a huge transformation of our development model, not Kaizen type progress, and, there will be winners and losers.
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Tips for Connecting With the Quiet Child

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | July 28, 2016 | Parents
Do you notice that your child or teen seems to be keeping to herself or himself a lot more lately? Although this child has always been "close-to-the-vest" with feelings, you sense she or he needs you now, maybe more than ever, and you want to help. During his or her her youngest years, there was affection and cuddling, but now there seems to be too much distance.
Jared Green

Duany: The Promise of Suburbia Has Been Betrayed

Jared Green | July 28, 2016 | Green
"The promise of suburbia -- to live in nature amid the easy flow of cars -- has been betrayed. Sprawl is not sustainable; its growth chokes on itself," argued architect and urban planner Andrés Duany at the Congress for New Urbanism in Detroit.
Erika Hardison

Every Episode of Marvel's Luke Cage Will Be Titled After A Gang Starr Song

Erika Hardison | July 28, 2016 | Black Voices
Are you excited about the upcoming Luke Cage series? You should be. With the visibility of Black Lives Matter our perceptions of heroism are no longer limited to straight able-bodied white males and their savior complex.
Jeffrey Russell

One Man's Advice on Gender Diversity? Listen to Women

Jeffrey Russell | July 28, 2016 | Women
I have had the privilege of having a strong line of women in my life, from my grandmother Maggie, who lived to 100, to my mother June, who recently passed, to my wife, Martine, with whom I am celebrating 25 years of marriage. Finally, there is my daughter, Maggie, who recently graduated from university and to whom I devote part of this video.
Rod Pyle

Mars Rover Curiosity Gets Smarter

Rod Pyle | July 28, 2016 | Science
Curiosity has gotten smarter: the Mars rover now has the capability to select ChemCam laser targets autonomously, allowing the four year-old prospector to choose its own targets for remote evaluation.
Regina Weinreich

Classical Theater of Harlem Does the Scottish Play: Macbeth in the Park

Regina Weinreich | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
As you contemplate US leadership in this election process, it is essential to check in with the bard: in play after play he asks, what makes for a solid, dependable ruler? Shakespeare's Macbeth, a towering character, shows more flaws and foibles than any tyrant in the public eye; fear and...
Carla Seaquist

Bernie Sanders, Moral Hero

Carla Seaquist | July 28, 2016 | Politics
It takes a special kind of courage to undertake a moral quest -- knowing the overwhelming forces arrayed against you, knowing the sheer inertia of a system long in place.
Jess Kapp

Plagiarism: It's More Than Just Borrowing Words

Jess Kapp | July 28, 2016 | Education
Last week, plagiarism became national news. It got me thinking about the bigger picture of plagiarism, and why it is about more than simply borrowing someone's words or ideas.
Off The Shelf

The Better Half: 8 Tales of Powerful Wives

Off The Shelf | July 28, 2016 | Books
By Erica Nelson | Off the Shelf As the saying goes, "Behind every man, there's a great woman." With this list, we're paying homage to the stories of the wives of real-life famous men, wives of fictional men, and...
David Hinckley

The Get Down: Grandmaster Flash on Finding The Beat and Changing the Musical World

David Hinckley | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
It wasn't guys with rhymes who started hip-hop. It was guys with turntables, extracting five seconds of the beat from five minutes of a song. "The deejays were the ones who invented hip-hop," says Grandmaster Flash, who should know because he was one of them. "The rappers were important,...
UN Women

Rugby players in Georgia win the game against violence

UN Women | July 28, 2016 | Women
Crossposted from UN Women. From starring in billboards and videos to meetings with men and boys across the country, Georgian rugby players are leading advocacy to end violence against women. Public perception is changing, survivors are seeking support, and men and boys are taking a stand against...
Michael Golden

In Defense Of Politicians

Michael Golden | July 28, 2016 | Politics
I hope voters will keep in mind that serving the public in office actually is a public service. "Politician" is not a dirty word.
Sonima.com

25 Beautiful Places in the World to Find Peace of Mind

Sonima.com | July 28, 2016 | Healthy Living
By: Stephanie Pearson Getting outside can do wonders for your mental health. This list of serene (and seriously stunning) spots around the globe may help you find clarity and inspiration. With 7.4 billion people (and counting) on this tiny blue planet, it can feel...
Masumi Per Rostad

To Have And To Hold...

Masumi Per Rostad | July 28, 2016 | Arts
When the experts look at my new viola there is a common sequence of expression. The first glance is cursory, the second is confused, the third is indignant disbelief, but the final stare is that of a connoisseur's appreciation of rare beauty.
Jamie Davis Smith

It's Still Summer! Check Out The Best Ways To Keep The Kids Entertained

Jamie Davis Smith | July 28, 2016 | Parents
Hot days mean lots of time in the water. There is no shortage of activities for kids here. Try backyard sprinklers, wading pools, water balloons, and water guns with extra-long range like the Buzz Bee Toys Water Warriors Stingray.