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Judith E. Glaser

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Change Management: 4 Factors that Distinguish Successes from Failures

Judith E. Glaser | April 19, 2014 | Business
By Judith E. Glaser Many MANAGEMENT GURUS, ACADEMICS, and CEOs are writing on change, yet there is a difference between theory and actual change. If you are entrusted to make change happen, run a division, have a strategic HR role, or are...
Mariette DiChristina

How Parents Can Bring Science Home--and Why They Should

Mariette DiChristina | April 19, 2014 | Science
"Mom, why are all sugar crystals the same shape, now matter what size they are?" my nine-year-old daughter wanted to know. On our kitchen table were small piles of tiny white crystals and larger amber "raw" sugar that we sometimes use as a crunchy topping when baking. "Let's find out,"...
James Dorsey

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Syrian jihadists employ soccer as propaganda and recruitment tool

James Dorsey | April 19, 2014 | World
By James M. Dorsey Jihadists, often eager to exploit soccer for their ideological goals, have found a new way of employing the game for propaganda and recruitment purposes. A recent jihadist video suggested that an apparent Portuguese fighter in Syria was a former French international who had played for British...
Peter Clothier

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FINDING HILLYWOOD

Peter Clothier | April 19, 2014 | Arts
No, that's not a typo. It is "Hillywood." Which is a thriving creative movie-making center set in the hills of Rwanda--hills, as this inspiring documentary shows, whose astonishing beauty stands in stark contrast to the country's all-too-familiar recent tragic history. How, we wonder as we watch this footage, could such...
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

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Behind Every Easter Is a Crucifixion

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | April 19, 2014 | Religion
Easter, if it is to mean anything, must always stands face to face with Good Friday, and the crucifixion. Because God knows the crucifixions did not stop because the resurrection happened.
Umar Lee

Why Progressives Should Think Twice About Embracing Uber and Lyft

Umar Lee | April 19, 2014 | Business
St. Louis is already a city that has lost so many good-paying blue-collar jobs. Lyft and Uber are part of the Walmartization of America: part-time workers earning fast-food wages. These drivers are in a very real sense akin to scab workers, and like the companies they drive for, represent regression and not progression.
Steve McSwain

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Crucifixion: A New Way to Think About Jesus' Death

Steve McSwain | April 19, 2014 | Religion
The crucifixion of Jesus is mysterious. I think it's meant to be. What's not so mysterious is how the church and church leaders have attempted to explain the mysterious throughout Christian history.
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

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The Other Resurrection

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | April 19, 2014 | Religion
Hope is never more needed than on the Saturdays we face. Something has gone. Something has died. Something or someone that once filled a great place within has left us just as empty as we were once full, just as lonely as we were once befriended, just as uncertain as we once were so sure.
KnowMore TV

Calorie Bombs in Your Easter Basket

KnowMore TV | April 19, 2014 | Taste
Before you get started loading your cart with candy from the supermarket's colorful seasonal display, let's take a look at what those favorite Easter sweets really contain.
Ernest Owens

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Top 10 Best Ways We Should Start Measuring Black Success

Ernest Owens | April 19, 2014 | Black Voices
It's finally time that we have that long awaited talk about measuring black success. For far too long we have given many a pass when it comes to what they say and how they go about navigating what it means to achieve for the community.
Vivek Wadhwa

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The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Vivek Wadhwa | April 19, 2014 | Technology
There is no doubt that data analytics will one day help to improve health care and crime detection, design better products, and improve traffic patterns and agricultural yields. My concern is about how we will one day use all the data we are gathering -- and the skeletons it will uncover.
Diane Dimond

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The US Prison System Needs a Total Overhaul

Diane Dimond | April 19, 2014 | Politics
I'm not talking about a little tweak here and there. I'm talking about throwing a massive metaphorical hand grenade into the entire system and starting over from scratch. We should be ashamed of ourselves for allowing the system to have morphed into what it has.
Udoka Okafor

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What It Was Like to Be Gay in My Secondary School in Nigeria

Udoka Okafor | April 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
In my country, the norm was to repress your sexuality if you were homosexual or identified as any sexuality that was not heterosexuality. However, and understandably so, it became much harder to do so when you were in the boarding school of an all girls secondary school.
Shannon Kaiser

3 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Life Purpose

Shannon Kaiser | April 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
That feeling that something is missing goes away when you lead a passion-filled life. The need to seek our purpose comes from a lack of passion. When you don't feel connected to your life, you lack purpose and passion.
Joan Feigenbaum

Is Data Hoarding Necessary for Lawful Surveillance?

Joan Feigenbaum | April 19, 2014 | Politics
One essential question has received little attention: Is amassing mountains of privacy-sensitive "metadata" technically necessary for effective, lawful electronic tracking and surveillance of legitimate targets? The answer is emphatically no.
Nick Halaby

How Little League Screwed Up My Generation

Nick Halaby | April 19, 2014 | Teen
I hear many adults who are much older than I am complain about my generation. They say that young people, those about to enter the work force for the first time, are the most spoiled and entitled generation in this country's history. I happen to agree.
Peter W. Wood

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Bowdoin's Double Bogey

Peter W. Wood | April 19, 2014 | College
This is American higher education today: an angry driver, lost and confused but too proud to stop and ask directions. "I'm not lost! I know exactly where I'm going!" And to prove it, that angry driver speeds up and zips past the next exit.
Zach Wasser

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NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

Zach Wasser | April 19, 2014 | Sports
With the Pacers in rapid decline and the Heat sliding not far behind, anything seems possible. Check that: almost anything (sorry, Charlotte). With hopes of early upsets, here are my picks for the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Richard Klass

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The Facts on Obamacare

Richard Klass | April 19, 2014 | Politics
There is a quote attributed to multiple sources: "You are entitled to your own opinions, you are not entitled to your own facts." Here are some facts on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).
Red Room

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Deborah Lindquist: Celebrate Earth Month in Style

Red Room | April 19, 2014 | Style
By Deborah Lindquist Our Mother Earth is abundantly and powerfully beautiful. Sometimes in our hurry to be who we are every day, we forget to stop and literally "smell the roses." April is Earth Month, so what better time to stop for a moment, appreciate the beauty around us, and...