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Kambale Musavuli

Countdown to Congo's Election: A Tale Of Youth Power And A Regime Decline

Kambale Musavuli | October 21, 2016 | World
On September 19, 2016, widespread protests took place across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Congolese population sent a clear message to President Joseph Kabila that he had only 90 days left to vacate the presidency because his last of two presidential terms expires on December 19, 2016.
Samuel Ramani

Why The United States Should Strengthen Its Relationship With Armenia

Samuel Ramani | October 21, 2016 | World
Since the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea, Western policymakers have worked earnestly to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from instigating new military campaigns in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet region.
Valerie Casey

We Need Creativity To Survive. So Why Are We So Suspicious Of It?

Valerie Casey | October 21, 2016 | Business
Vomit. Poison. Agony. These are among the words participants used to describe their feelings in two 2010 University of Pennsylvania experiments. Researchers measured more than 200 peoples' reactions to creative proposals for dealing with stubborn problems.

Do We Inherit Our Intelligence From Our Mothers?

Quora | October 21, 2016 | Science
Is it true that intelligence is inherited from the mother? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Drew Smith, Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, on Quora: The...
Barry David Kluger

McCain: It's Not His Age. It's His Silence!

Barry David Kluger | October 21, 2016 | Politics
Age is irrelevant to me. Sharp minds usually stay sharp. It's the ears that stop listening or don't listen at all that bothers me and, I'm sure, that all the grieving parents in Arizona want is to get the same unpaid time off as someone who has a child, or cares for a sick family member, or service member. It's not about business, it's about compassion.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

What M.D. Students Should Know about Treating LGBTQ Youth Affected by Violence

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
By Olivia Low "Being able to feel safe with other people defines mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives."--Dr. Bessel van der Kolk On my last day of rotation in the psychiatric emergency room, we received a new patient. The keywords and phrases rang through the...
Advertising Week

Advertising Week Friday Roundup: Week Ending October 21, 2016

Advertising Week | October 21, 2016 | Business
Natalie Munio Snoopy gets the boot, Hillary (quite literally) makes Donald pay up for his hateful words, Uber heckled drivers with flying ads, fans accessed secret filters during Fox’s Rocky Horror Show premiere, and Canadians think America is already great… (sorry, Trump.) Read...
John W. Whitehead

American Psycho: Sex, Lies and Politics Add Up To A Terrifying Election Season

John W. Whitehead | October 21, 2016 | Politics
There is no way to erase the scars left by the government's greed for money and power, its disregard for human life, its corruption and graft, its pollution of the environment, its reliance on excessive force in order to ensure compliance, its covert activities, its illegal surveillance, and its blatant disdain for the rule of law.
Reboot Illinois

Voters, Don't Fall For These Over-the-Top Attack Ads

Reboot Illinois | October 21, 2016 | Chicago
How to cut through all this campaign attack ad silliness   MATT DIETRICH: Madeleine, I am in a quandary. I can't decide whether my vote for state representative should go to the candidate who wants to end Social Security and Medicare or the one who is part of a...
Lisa Davis

To Protect People Fleeing Mosul, Undo Iraq's Anti-Shelter Policy

Lisa Davis | October 21, 2016 | Impact
Local activists know that changing the anti-shelter policy, in this time of massive humanitarian crisis, will broaden the safety net for people fleeing all forms of violence. And it can't come a moment too soon for the people of Mosul.
Steve Austin

The Pastor Who Attempted Suicide

Steve Austin | October 21, 2016 | Religion
Every September 21, I wonder where my notes went. The secrets they held, the deathbed confessions, the pain I was finally releasing. It was all on paper. But they are gone, and I am here, unsuccessful in my attempt to die.
Steve Rosenbaum

It's a BIG MONEY week on Hacking TV (Video)

Steve Rosenbaum | October 21, 2016 | Technology
It's a BIG MONEY week on Hacking TV. As Discovery writes a BIG Check.And then the folks at VICE launch their long awaited Nightly HBO show. So? Is the world of News remade? And the world of Virtual Reality. What is the Future of Storytelling? We'll take a tour. All that plus, CNN, an MTV exec's New Network, and This American Life new sharing app. It's time to HACK. I'm Saul Hansell, and I'm Steven Rosenbaum and this is Hacking...
Jamie Court

Elon Musk Says Journalists, Not Robot Cars, Kill?

Jamie Court | October 21, 2016 | Technology
Every time I look at Elon Musk's picture now, I hear that Talking Heads song, "Run Away." Psycho Killer Qu'est-ce que c'est Run, Run....Run, Run Away! Musk built a robot car "Auto-pilot" system that killed a Navy Seal in Florida in June and, as Chinese Television revealed recently,...
Lois Frankel

Fighting For All: A Century Of Progress With Planned Parenthood

Lois Frankel | October 21, 2016 | Women
This month, as we honor Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary, we think of the millions of grateful patients who have relied on its services over the years.
John A. Tures

Still Fighting The Civil War...In Kansas

John A. Tures | October 21, 2016 | Politics
The first unofficial shots of the Civil War weren't fired at Ft. Sumter. Bullets flew in "Bleeding Kansas," where pro-Union settlers were attacked at Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and several pro-slavery men were murdered at Pottawatomie Springs by John Brown and his allies shortly thereafter. During...
Mark Horvath

Vote Yes on Prop HHH to Save Los Angeles.

Mark Horvath | October 21, 2016 | Impact
Beverly prepared for her photo shoot. She freshened up her face, made sure her hair was in place pinning it back with accessories. After roughly a half-hour, she was ready for the camera. Sounds like most people preparing to have a professional picture taken, right?
Jonathan D. Moreno

The Coming of the Motherless Child

Jonathan D. Moreno | October 21, 2016 | Science
About eight years ago, as the controversy about research involving human embryonic stem cells was winding down and Barack Obama was about to take office, I had one of my regular lunches with a respected conservative policy expert. We had come to be friends who respectfully disagreed about embryonic stem...
Michael Shvartsman

Overcoming Neediness Part II: Fasting with Food

Michael Shvartsman | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
Earlier this year, I recommended intermittent fasting as a way of calming down our needy personalities. Jeremi, one of my readers and a PR executive from New York, was kind enough to write me about ProLon- a fasting meal regiment that he markets. Even better, he mailed me...
The Conversation Global

The Battle For Mosul Is Too Little, Too Late In The Fight Against The Islamic State

The Conversation Global | October 21, 2016 | World
Jean-Paul Sartre famously wrote that if a victory is told in detail, it becomes hard to distinguish it from a defeat. This is certainly true of the current narrative about the recapture of the Iraqi city of Mosul, held by Islamic State since June 2014.
Francis Levy

The United States of Anonymous

Francis Levy | October 21, 2016 | Arts
Russia and the United States are the two great military powers, with China coming up in a shaky third place. But ironically one of the great powers in today's world is not a country with a well-armed and manned military, but rather Julian...