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Margie Alt

100 More Years of Public Lands

Margie Alt | August 24, 2016 | Green
photo credit: thepiper351 via flickr CC BY 2.0 Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, the government entity that maintains and protects more than 400 trails, recreation areas, parks, refuges and monuments across the nation. One of the...
David Hearst

Is America losing Turkey?

David Hearst | August 24, 2016 | World
In the dying days of Boris Yeltsin's presidency, the great and the good in Washington scratched their heads and asked themselves: "Who lost Russia?" Post-communist Russia was more fluid than the hordes of economists, missionaries and carpetbaggers who descended on Moscow in 1992 had ever imagined. But the question itself...
Laurie Burrows Grad

The Ultimate Survival Guide For New Widows

Laurie Burrows Grad | August 24, 2016 | Fifty
When Peter died, I had to face the practical aspects of living alone. I had to change light bulbs, hang pictures and open jars by myself. So I devised a list of key items for widows to keep on hand to make their lives easier.
Joe Seldner

The No-Longer-Necessary Apology To Donald Trump

Joe Seldner | August 24, 2016 | Fifty
Three weeks ago, when I was briefly worried that Donald Trump could in fact be elected president, I began drafting a faux 'apology' to the clown prince of politics.
Kathleen Peddicord

Everything You Need To Retire Or Invest In This Beautiful Caribbean Nation

Kathleen Peddicord | August 24, 2016 | Fifty
For me, it was love at first sight. From the first morning I arrived in Belize, nearly 30 years ago, climbed down from the plane onto the runway, threw my backpack over my shoulder, pulled on my sunglasses, and walked across the tarmac in the direction of the one-room Belize City airport, I was smitten.
Jeb Harrison

The Internet Of Things? What Things?

Jeb Harrison | August 24, 2016 | Fifty
For those of us Boomers who have witnessed first hand the invention, application, proliferation and ultimately the world domination of the Internet, it might all seem like sort of a blur.
Christian Felber

Re-purposing The Economy Can Help Stem The Tide of Terror

Christian Felber | August 24, 2016 | Politics
In the immediate aftermath of World War II the German state of Bavaria wrote a new constitution stating that all economic activity should serve the common good. This was a direct response to the fascism that triggered the war, the Great Depression that gave rise to fascism and the laissez-faire...
Natural Capital Coalition

Why Investors Should Care About Natural Capital

Natural Capital Coalition | August 24, 2016 | Business
This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Adams Koshy, environment, carbon and finance analyst, eftec We are all investors in one sense or another: through our pension; our...
Faisal J. Abbas

Omran doesn't need tears, Ms. Bolduan... he needs us to do our jobs!

Faisal J. Abbas | August 24, 2016 | World
No, I am not cruel nor am I insensitive. On the contrary, I think what would have definitely been insensitive was NOT to cry upon watching the recent video of five-year-old Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh. If you missed it, the horrific footage shows this shell-shocked airstrike survivor wiping dried blood...
Sabine Reichel

GRAY IN L.A.: Perfect Imperfection

Sabine Reichel | August 24, 2016 | Fifty
What about the knuckles on your once slim fingers who are now covered by little heaps of folded skin? And the kneecaps! Not a pretty sight; and don't get me started on earlobes! They get bigger and longer, don't they?

TRIBE X - Ep.49

Spottoon | August 24, 2016 | Entertainment
Woo Jin and Tae Min were both born with the supernatural ability to move the objects around them. After sharing a troubled childhood together, they went down opposite paths to become two very different men. Fate draws them together again and old wounds resurface that threatens the lives of everyone around them.

AMANZA - Ep.62

Spottoon | August 24, 2016 | Entertainment
A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.

Kubo and the Two Strings - One of the Best Films of the Year!

KIDS FIRST! | August 24, 2016 | Teen
Laika has done it again! This stop motion animation film follows the life of Kubo who lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This...

Five Initiatives To Keep Supporting Refugees Post-Olympics

Sparknews | August 24, 2016 | Impact
The Rio 2016 Olympics has brought renewed attention to the refugee crisis through the 10-member Refugee Olympic Team, while an Amnesty International initiative, The Refugee Nation has gained traction by creating a flag for the team that symbolizes the orange and black lifejackets worn by many refugees as they perilously cross the Mediterranean Sea.
Shinjini Das

Brand A New Look

Shinjini Das | August 24, 2016 | Business
So, there you have it folks, the A-Z's of building and branding a sustainable social media image. What are your thoughts around creating a long-term personal brand via social media? I would love to hear from you!
Ebong Eka

3 Reasons US Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte (and his brand) should be unapologetic!

Ebong Eka | August 24, 2016 | Business
In business and life, it doesn't take much to ruin your reputation. One mistake can cost a business, personality or brand millions of dollars in lost revenue and sponsorship dollars. Ryan Lochte know exactly what this feels like!
Lisa Snedeker

MerleFest Fans Are In For A Treat When Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Perform Under The Stars For Crossroads @ SECCA

Lisa Snedeker | August 23, 2016 | Entertainment
The first time I heard folk, alt-country Americana singer-songwriter Gillian Welch perform live was at MerleFest in 2004 on the heels of the popularity of the Grammy-award winning movie soundtrack for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," on which she...
John Geyman

TPP and the Dire Threat to Affordable Drug Prices

John Geyman | August 23, 2016 | Politics
Drug prices in the U. S. are already approaching a crisis point for many patients unable to afford their prices, often despite being insured. These examples indicate how serious this problem has become.
Melissa Hooper

Biden in Turkey: Holding the Line on Human Rights

Melissa Hooper | August 23, 2016 | World
This week, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Yildirim. This is one of the last opportunities for the Obama Administration to emphasize face-to-face how important it is to honor human rights and rule of law in the wake of the attempted coup of July 15.
Caitlin Grace

The Goldilocks Syndrome

Caitlin Grace | August 23, 2016 | Women
Let's just get one thing straight, unlike the fairytale there is no "just right" way to be. Some of us will always be too much for some people and that's okay. Those of us that feel not quite good enough can get to work on that and the rest of us just need to chill the fuck out and let people show up in the world in whatever sparkly, shiny way they need to.