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Liz Neumark


Kitchens for Kids

Liz Neumark | July 28, 2014 | Taste
If you can't cook for yourself, the ability to eat well is diminished.

Retirement Planning 101: How to Save for the Future | July 28, 2014 | Money
No matter how well you're managing your money now, you need to also be thinking about retirement. (Yes, even if you're only 25 or 30.) The good news is it's never too early to start planning for your retirement. It's also never too late, if you've been slacking up to this point.
Shukri Harbi

Warning Signs of Another Famine, Lessons to Be Learned From the Past

Shukri Harbi | July 28, 2014 | Impact
The UN does not declare a famine until acute malnutrition rates among children exceed 30 percent, more than two people per every 10,000 die per day, and people are not able to access food and other basic necessities.
Nigel Hamilton


A Kind Word for Amazon

Nigel Hamilton | July 28, 2014 | Media
Shouldn't I say something nice here about Jeff Bezos? Bezos? Yes, inventor of Amazon. You mean the bully, beating up on Hachette, and Hachette's poor authors? The same. Why be nice to him? Because, mon vieux, he's done something we should all be grateful for.
Mike Cassidy


New York City Doesn't Suck: Who Knew?

Mike Cassidy | July 28, 2014 | Travel
Sure, I was biased. Chicago was my kind of town. And I was pretty sure all the New York City bluster about how there is no other place like it; about how it's the city that never sleeps; the crossroads of the world etc. etc. was all bull.
Jesse Damiani


Is All Clickbait Created Equal? In Defense of Deep Thinking

Jesse Damiani | July 28, 2014 | Media
In the age of bite-sized lists, tweets, and pithy "tl;dr" wrap-ups, we're losing the ability to engage deeply with subjects. Hoax sites have learned our diet and how to disguise themselves as food. The only way to fight back is to change what we eat.
Stephanie Vanderslice


The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Showing My Work

Stephanie Vanderslice | July 28, 2014 | Books
My sabbatical started, which means, for the second time in my teaching career: all writing, all the time. At least until January, when I go back to teaching and directing the Arkansas Writer's MFA Workshop.
Joe Peyronnin


A Country Divided

Joe Peyronnin | July 28, 2014 | Politics
Calls for presidential impeachment have cast a shadow over most modern-day presidents. However, the chorus of impeachers seems louder in the past year.
Olayiwola A. Alara

How Do We Succeed and Manage Fresh Opportunities?

Olayiwola A. Alara | July 28, 2014 | Business
The late Steve Jobs, Apple founder, lost the company he built to investors only for him to buy it back a few years later because he had learned from his own initial shortcomings. A vital component to managing fresh opportunities is not fearing to take risk.
Fron Nahzi


When Donor Driven Programs Work

Fron Nahzi | July 28, 2014 | World
Ideally, USAID and other donors should make sustainability an umbrella aspect of their political, social, and economic development programming.
Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld

I Guess I'm Not OK

Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld | July 28, 2014 | Parents
Last night I lost it. It's been a long time since I felt helpless, panicked, visceral fear. The war, in an instant of a second, became personal and tangible and even more horrifying and terrifying.
Dan Persons


Sharknado 2's Dante Palminteri: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
It's raining sharks, hallelujah! Or maybe whether you're making that exclamation depends on how highly refined your appreciation of irony is.
Kevin A. Lees


Unaccompanied Minors? Blame a Century of U.S. Central American Foreign Policy

Kevin A. Lees | July 28, 2014 | Politics
There's plenty of blame among both Republican and Democratic governments in the past two decades. But so much of the current debate in the United States overlooks the background of how Central America came to be countries of such violence, corruption, insecurity and relative poverty.
K. Ford K.

Why I Gave John the Baptist a Wife

K. Ford K. | July 28, 2014 | Books
When I began my research for a novel about John the Baptist, I expected to find a wild man dressed in camel hair robes, eating locusts and honey in the desert. The enigmatic and mysterious man I found was quite different. The man I found was charismatic, passionate, popular and brave.
Rabbi Yael Ridberg


Searching for Equilibrium on the Protective Edge

Rabbi Yael Ridberg | July 28, 2014 | Religion
A few days ago I downloaded the "Code Red" app to my phone that Israelis use to follow the thousands of rockets being launched over the border from Gaza. Over the course of thirty minutes the phone sounded more than 10 times.


8 Infinity Pools You Have to See to Believe

trivago | July 28, 2014 | Travel
There may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools.
Dr. Saud Anwar

'Smoke and Mirrors': Eliminating Tobacco from Pharmacies

Dr. Saud Anwar | July 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
I urge every smoker to talk with his/her doctor about various methods to stop smoking. Please consider adding your voice to those who hold individuals and corporations accountable for their choices. With the right mirror, we just might make the smoke disappear.
David Finkle


First Nighter: Sturges's "Strictly Dishonorable," Quinton in "Drop Dead Perfect"

David Finkle | July 28, 2014 | Arts
Before he began writing as well as directing his celebrated movies, Preston Sturges uncorked Strictly Dishonorable, a hit Broadway show. It was such a click that although it opened a little more than a month before the October 1929 stock market crash, it ran until January, 1931. It's easy to...
Suzanne Leigh


Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

Suzanne Leigh | July 28, 2014 | Parents
But I remain guarded about the reckless use of the "h" word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, but over time she did not bear her disease with astonishing bravery.
Raymond Barrett


Israel Has Lost the War Against Hamas in Gaza. Are US Liberals Next?

Raymond Barrett | July 28, 2014 | Politics
As someone born and raised in Ireland but now living on the other side of the pond, it is eerily fascinating to see how many liberal Americans walk on eggshells or suddenly develop moral blind spots when discussing the subject of Israel, mass civilian casualties and collective punishment.