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Skirting the Rules

The Woman Who Helped Prove Females Aren't Too Fragile to Run Competitively

Skirting the Rules | October 21, 2016 | Women
It may seem crazy to think that less than 50 years ago, women were not permitted to officially run the Boston Marathon. All that changed in 1967 when Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to wear a bib number while...
Marty Zwilling

6 Ways To Create Experiences That Customers Crave

Marty Zwilling | October 21, 2016 | Business
For decades, efforts to satisfy customers have been built around demographics - capitalizing on race, ethnicity, gender, income, and other attributes. Today, in this age of pervasive social media and two-way communication, the focus needs to get beyond demographics into personalities. Customer personalities define customer experience, and sets what they...
Chris Weigant

Friday Talking Points -- Bad Hombres And Nasty Women Unite!

Chris Weigant | October 21, 2016 | Politics
Maybe this, together with all the dark talk of "rigged elections" from Trump will finally provide a dash of enthusiasm for Clinton, here at the homestretch -- it'd certainly be a fitting end to the most bizarre presidential campaign of everyone's lifetimes.
OpenSecrets Blog

Outpolled, Outraised And Outspent: Clinton Leads Trump In September And Overall, But Numbers Not As High As Obama's

OpenSecrets Blog | October 21, 2016 | Politics
September's fundraising and spending by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump outpaced the numbers the candidates posted in any month so far. No surprise there. But the candidates' activity was still pretty punk compared to the previous two presidential races.
David Finkle

First Nighter: Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" Screened In Melly Still's Fiery RSC Production

David Finkle | October 21, 2016 | Arts
Perhaps Melly Still's remarkable Royal Shakespeare Company production of Cymbeline, William Shakespeare's romance period play -- unfolding in ancient Britain and written between 1608 and 1610 -- will be pertinent to American audiences now for the juicy fact that at its end it's about divisiveness, reconciliation and redemption. This, at...
Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra

The "Connected" Baby & The "Smart" Nursery

Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra | October 21, 2016 | Parents
I was recently sitting at a dinner and was speaking to a young expecting couple. For years, expecting parents have had high anxiety for their new infants especially high within the first month. I notice that expecting parents educate themselves to stay self-informed about child rearing and the newest ways...
Xaque Gruber

The Talk Inspires Families And Friends To Talk About Money

Xaque Gruber | October 21, 2016 | Impact
In the pantheon of uncomfortable, taboo and inappropriate conversation subjects, money ranks right at the top. Yet talking about finances with family, potential spouse or a close friend is often essential for one's stability, long term or short term. In this election year where economic stability has been frequently discussed,...
John C. Wathey

There's A Better Way To Elect Presidents

John C. Wathey | October 21, 2016 | Politics
Image credit: Wikimedia: Bidgee Even Better Than Ranked-Choice Voting In my previous post I argued that a scientifically oriented Pragmatic Party might make a nice replacement for a lobotomized and morally bankrupt Republican Party. I also mentioned that...
Courtney M. Soliday

Dillon Francis Calls Out 'Top 100 DJs'

Courtney M. Soliday | October 21, 2016 | Entertainment
It happens every year @djmag— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) October 19, 2016
Rick Steves

Video: Building a Gothic Church with 13 Tourists

Rick Steves | October 21, 2016 | Travel
One of my great joys as a tour guide is teaching art and architecture in a way that makes it both fun and meaningful. And a good way to do that is by building a Gothic church out of 13 tourists. Join me here with my happy tour...
Ralph Nader

Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think

Ralph Nader | October 21, 2016 | Politics
History also shows that whenever there have been periods when enough of the country organizes and resists, we see movements of people and communities breaking through power. Progress is made. Rights are won. Education and literacy increase. Oppression is diminished.
Charlotte Robinson

Brandon Stansell Talks New EP Slow Down and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | October 21, 2016 | Queer Voices
This week I talked with country artist Brandon Stansell about his new EP and music video Slow Down. Stansell brings a fresh face to the country music scene and there's more that meets the eye with this crooner with Nashville roots breaking into the epicenter of his "California Country" sound.
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary Is Right; Trump's Comments Are Horrifying

Peter D. Rosenstein | October 21, 2016 | Politics
What Trump's campaign has shown us is how much work we as a nation face to educate our own people to understand the diversity in the United States is a positive thing and a part of what makes us so great.
Gays With Kids

My Favorite Father & Son Movies 

Gays With Kids | October 21, 2016 | Queer Voices
And how they helped me become a better parent. This post originally appeared on Gays With Kids. By David Blacker. As a child growing up in the eighties, I wasn't like the other boys. And not just because...
Alex Koenig

Point Blank With Alex Koenig Episode 5: The Craft Of Screenwriting Feat. Professor Richard Walter

Alex Koenig | October 21, 2016 | Entertainment
On Episode 5 of Point Blank, Alex talks to Professor Richard Walter, co-chairman of the graduate screenwriting program at UCLA, about the art of storytelling, breaking into the Hollywood movie scene, and collaborating with Star Wars mastermind George Lucas.
Michelle Dempsey

Celebrating My Fourth Birthday As An Adult Woman (A Story Of Reinvention)

Michelle Dempsey | October 21, 2016 | Women
This weekend is my fourth birthday. Well, let me clarify. I'm a relatively mature 32 years old and frankly, I have enough life experience to easily double that number. But essentially, I wasn't born until four years ago. Four years ago I let go of a past that kept me...
Gene Beresin

New Concerns About Distracted Teen Driving: The Role Of Apps

Gene Beresin | October 21, 2016 | Parents
As parents, we share some really big milestones with our children. There's riding that bike for the first time, braving the first day of school, or marching off to sleep-away camp. And, of course, there's the huge anxiety-provoking-and-incredibly-exciting moment of earning the first driver's license.
Nick Malinowski

DuVernay's 13th & The Racial Politics Of Broken Windows Policing

Nick Malinowski | October 21, 2016 | New York
While solving murders was difficult, especially with corrupt cops, the police could make quick work out of the impoverished people out front in the public's eye -- burnishing the credibility of both politicians and the NYPD at the same time.
Alyson Herzig

My Autistic Son's Journey With Scuba Diving

Alyson Herzig | October 21, 2016 | Travel
Witnessing his excitement, and happiness is something every parent hopes for their child, especially a parent of an autistic child, I just get to do it 60 feet underwater.
Dana McKenna

Why Life Really Is A Journey

Dana McKenna | October 21, 2016 | Parents
I know the analogy "life is like a journey" can be a tired old cliche, but as a parent, it really is the best metaphor you can use.