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Mark Nepo

At Stadium and Drake

Mark Nepo | December 5, 2016 | Healthy Living
I was waiting to make a left, to get out of traffic. She was across from me, in a red hatchback, waiting to enter. The cars whizzed by like hornets. Our eyes met briefly and the whole journey was suddenly evident:
Kira Makagon

Why It Was So Worth It To Stick With STEAM

Kira Makagon | December 5, 2016 | Technology
When I began studying computer science in the 80s at Berkeley, I found the first quarter of my studies incredibly challenging. Evening after evening, I spent time in a basement computer lab, creating Fortran punch-cards in order to run programs. We created these cards by hand on one machine before...
Kathy Radigan

The Joy of Christmas and the 3 Gift Tradition

Kathy Radigan | December 5, 2016 | Parents
My parents have always loved Christmas and made sure to make it extra special for my sisters and me. My mother made a gingerbread house each year and painted a holiday scene on our front storm door. My dad dressed up as Santa, and threw pebbles on the roof to...
Pratap Chatterjee

9 Things Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office To Reveal The Nature Of The National Security State

Pratap Chatterjee | December 5, 2016 | Politics
Obama's failure to rein in George Bush's national security policies hands Donald Trump a fully loaded weapon.
Muriel Pénicaud

Agro-food: An Opportunity for France

Muriel Pénicaud | December 5, 2016 | Business
France has an undeniably deep love for food, and it is no coincidence that foreigners rave about our passion for fine food and creativity. Indeed, we are addicted to exquisite tasting food, which we adore sharing with the world. Unesco has even registered "French fine food" as an intangible...
Jerry Jasinowski

Trump In Action

Jerry Jasinowski | December 5, 2016 | Business
Making Manufacturing A Priority - by Jerry Jasinowski President-elect Trump is taking it from all sides about his intervention with Carrier to keep 800 jobs in Indiana. Bernie Sanders says it will encourage other companies to threaten to leave to extort more tax benefits, and the Wall Street Journal...
Fred Raillard

#FredinChina: 'Circles' newest feature turns Alipay into a hook-up app

Fred Raillard | December 5, 2016 | Technology
I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer with Farid Mokart of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in New York, Paris and Shanghai. #FredinChina is an essential social media podcast to know and understand the world's largest economy. I...
Rep. Chris Taylor

A Trump Nation in an ALEC land

Rep. Chris Taylor | December 5, 2016 | Politics
The first post-presidential American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting this week in Washington, DC made clear that starry-eyed conservative state legislators had visions of more power dancing in their heads. Corporations were giddy thinking about the tax giveaways and incentive packages (think the $7 million Trump/Pence tax giveaways to Carrier...
Cathy Kangas

Supporting Our Veterans with Equine Therapy

Cathy Kangas | December 5, 2016 | Green
Ed and Cathy Kangas Were Joined by Senator Bob Kerrey to Raise Money for Equine Therapy for Veterans with PTSD. Photo by Annie Watt Those who serve in our military deserve our support, particularly those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According...

Tom Chaplin: "Therapy Informed The Writing Very Profoundly"

FaceCulture | December 5, 2016 | Entertainment
While writing for his solo debut, Keane frontman Tom Chaplin fell on some hard times. He slipped back into his drug addiction, became a recluse, and lost all creativity. To break the downward spiral he found himself in the singer realized he needed professional help and wholeheartedly threw himself into therapy. In doing so, what would become the album The Wave began to take shape. "I was trying to rebuild the relationships that I'd ruined, in particular with my wife and daughter," he pauses, "and with myself as well, I'd kind of destroyed that too. This informed the writing very...
Tom Engelhardt

Obama Is Leaving A Loaded Gun In The Oval Office

Tom Engelhardt | December 5, 2016 | Politics
Imagine this scenario: you've occupied an office for eight years and now you're about to move out. You know who's going to move in and, by reputation, he's a fellow with a minimal ability to control himself who might conceivably be a danger to others.
Michele Willens

FACE IT: We Have Some Good News!

Michele Willens | December 5, 2016 | Good News
FACE IT: We Have Some Good News! By Michele Willens Many of us have been harboring full-blown hostility and suspicion lately, looking at those we know, or don't know, and wondering, "Did they vote for him?" Not to mention feeling legitimate concern, worrying about this country's future,...
Lucia Annunziata

Italy's Referendum Results Have Much Wider Implications Than Renzi's Future

Lucia Annunziata | December 5, 2016 | World
Matteo Renzi is paying for what many had repeatedly pointed out as the Achilles' heel of his government: the lack of a real relationship with the country and the masses.
Sen. Byron Dorgan

Don't Retreat on Cuba Normalization

Sen. Byron Dorgan | December 5, 2016 | Politics
It's not surprising that the new President-elect is beginning to face pressure urging him to roll back the progress of normalization in our relations with Cuba. He should refuse that choice! He should make it clear that he is interested in policies that lead to a better future,...
Sramana Mitra

Some Overvalued Unicorns Looking For Exits

Sramana Mitra | December 5, 2016 | Business
The social media sector, Facebook in particular, has set the trend for high valuations even without revenues or even monetization models. But not all these unicorns can expect to sustain such high valuations. Twitter's Buyout Prospects Twitter is a case...
Brad Reid

Some Legal Aspects of Donor Restricted Charitable Gifts

Brad Reid | December 5, 2016 | Business
Donors to charities may typically restrict gifts with language in a deed (for example, land conveyed for a public school), a grant agreement contract or letter of understanding, or sometimes by notation on a check or financial instrument. This comment briefly provides an incomplete educational overview of donor restricted gifts....
Joan Michelson

Takeaways from Fortune Businesspersons of 2016

Joan Michelson | December 5, 2016 | Business
"Real business success is not only surplus that you've created for your own core constituency but the broader surplus. After all, what is capitalism? Being able to get productivity gains that actually help the broader economy in society." Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (in Fortune)
The Conversation US

Can You Rely on DIY Air Pollution Sensors?

The Conversation US | December 5, 2016 | Green
Richard E. Peltier, University of Massachusetts Amherst Until recently, measuring air pollution was a task that could be performed only by trained scientists using very sophisticated - and very expensive - equipment. That has changed with the rapid growth of small, inexpensive sensors that can be assembled...
Fran Visco

A Message to President-Elect Trump

Fran Visco | December 5, 2016 | Politics
This month, I thought I would be writing about presenting an agenda to President-elect Clinton's transition team, with our suggestions for a plan to end breast cancer. As a staunch supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition's (NBCC) mission for so many years, Hillary Clinton would have been our...
Francis Levy

The Final Solution: Will Self-Hating Jews Be Accepted By the Alt-Right?

Francis Levy | December 5, 2016 | Comedy
Will self-hating Jews be allowed to join the Alt-right movement? It's always interesting to look at the history of Jewish collaboration in the Warsaw ghetto and elsewhere. Now that a new generation of Nazis have come to prominence, it will be interesting to...