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Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee

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17 Mom Confessions about F'ed Up Things Their Kids Have Done

Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee | October 2, 2014 | Parents
Believe us when we tell you that there are many other parents out there with kids waaaay more f'ed up than yours. Want proof? Here are 17 anonymous submissions from parents who gladly wrote down "The Most F-Ed Up Thing My Kid Has Done."
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

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What Happens to the News That Doesn't Fit the Story?

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | October 2, 2014 | Media
The reporters become less journalists and more movie makers as they try and create a geopolitical drama, in which they have already decided who are the villains and who are the victims.
Diane Kochilas

Ikaria: The Mindful Mediterranean Diet on the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die

Diane Kochilas | October 2, 2014 | Healthy Living
Ikaria's remoteness helped shape a culture of solidarity, self-reliance, and, to use a catchphrase of the day, mindfulness.
Amanda Dai

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Recover From Success

Amanda Dai | October 2, 2014 | Teen
After my routine finishes, my thoughts no longer revel with happiness. What have I done? Why didn't I execute my skills? Why wasn't this routine as good as my hoop?
Jamie Rappaport Clark

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A victory to be celebrated during the long and drawn out war on wolves

Jamie Rappaport Clark | October 2, 2014 | Green
A couple of weeks ago, the life expectancy of a gray wolf in Wyoming looked pretty grim. Wolves could be killed at any time by anyone within a "predator zone" extending over 80 percent of the state. In the smaller "game zone" wolves could be hunted right up to the...
Jim Wallis

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How to Save Each Other

Jim Wallis | October 2, 2014 | Arts
As the Washington, D.C., premiere of Warner Bros.' new movie, The Good Lie, came to a close, I could barely see the credits through my tears, but the noise of the crowd around me erupting into cheers and the standing ovation was impossible to miss. This film really...
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

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The Transformation of Justin Bieber From a White Youth to a Black Man

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | October 2, 2014 | Black Voices
Because many whites feel that US society is now "post racial," enabling them to "get their black on" without a physical presence in the black community, white label executives package black culture and style through white artists without the burdens of racial disadvantage.
Tasting Table

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The Finest Scrambled Eggs Ever

Tasting Table | October 2, 2014 | Taste
There's no need for cheese--not when you've got the pure, intense flavors of eggs and butter.
Regina Weinreich

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Off Broadway: Neil LaBute's The Money Shot at the Lucille Lortel Theater

Regina Weinreich | October 2, 2014 | Entertainment
A Neil LaBute play is a genre unto itself, as illustrated by his new one, The Money Shot, an MCC production now deploying expletives at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Needless to say, the title relates to the range and depth of a particular sexual act, as La Bute one ups...
Kipp Friedman

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Wisconsin Cheeseheads Whey in on North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un's Alleged Addiction to Cheese

Kipp Friedman | October 2, 2014 | Taste
There was speculation that the portly young leader was in failing health, possibly even suffering from gout.
Jason Salzman

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Beauprez's 'Big Problem' with IUDs

Jason Salzman | October 2, 2014 | Denver
Pregnancy is defined by the medical establishment as beginning after a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall. IUDs do not end such pregnancies. Still, personhood backers say that IUDs threaten or destroy fertilized eggs, which mark the starting point for their definition of "pregnancy."
Abby Heugel

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The Psychological Purgatory of Depression

Abby Heugel | October 2, 2014 | Women
Just because you deal with depression doesn't mean that you are depression. A bad day/week doesn't mean a bad life. After all, it's not sunny every day but we know the clouds won't last forever.
Tom Engelhardt

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'There Is No Planet B'

Tom Engelhardt | October 2, 2014 | Green
Don't call it a "march." It was a "stand" -- and a first stand at that, not a last one. The People's Climate March, billed as the largest climate demonstration in history, more than exceeded expectations and was an experience that has yet to desert me.
Bill Marriott

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The End of an Era

Bill Marriott | October 2, 2014 | Business
My father, who founded our company with a nine-stool root beer stand in 1927, came from a family of eight children. His widow, Judy Cannon Marriott, passed away on August 24. She would have been 98 on September 20. She was the last surviving member of my dad's family -- thus, the end of an era.
Jack Healey

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Mad Monks: Wirathu, Sri Lanka, and Diverting Democracy in Burma

Jack Healey | October 2, 2014 | World
The news out of Hong Kong for the past few days has had many of us watching the reports and videos that are coming out of the Occupy Central movement with admiration and anxiety. We have seen this before, with students...
Todd Gitlin

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A Change in the Climate

Todd Gitlin | October 2, 2014 | Green
The great boom of the last two-and-a-half centuries happened because industrialists took charge of the remains of previous life forms -- fossil fuels indeed! -- to power the most rapid, productive, and destructive transformation in history. Nature and history have talked back.
Magda Abu-Fadil

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7iber, Jordan's Gutsy Media Platform

Magda Abu-Fadil | October 2, 2014 | Media
It was blocked four times, going from dot.com, to dot.org, to dot.net, to dot.me, but 7iber (Hiber, or ink in Arabic, with an emphasis on the guttural "H") plans to continue fighting for the right to publish content it deems important in Jordan.
Alex Ivanovs

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5 Types of Web Content for Driving Extra Traffic

Alex Ivanovs | October 2, 2014 | Business
Trying out something new shouldn't be feared -- don't do it if it doesn't feel right, but perhaps you're going to surprise yourself by realizing that there are different types of people who consume different types of content.
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

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Can You Catch It From a Caliph? Ebola, ISIS, and the Politics of Contagion

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | October 2, 2014 | Politics
Two potent forces power the Ebola and ISIS epidemics that the media are ignoring. They're (1) breakdown of governing authority, and (2) dissolution of "social capital" -- ties of trust and cooperation that empower individuals, families, and others to forge coalitions and tackle common problems at the community level.
Menachem Rosensaft

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Let It Go?

Menachem Rosensaft | October 2, 2014 | World
Survivors can be reassured that their legacy will be fiercely safeguarded by their children and grandchildren. And those who would "let it go" should bear this in mind as well before they speak.