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Tom Engelhardt

The Haunted Hours, Then And Now

Tom Engelhardt | December 6, 2016 | Politics
As part of TomDispatch's publishing program with Haymarket Books, we are this very day putting out our latest Dispatch Book, John Feffer's striking new dystopian novel, Splinterlands.
John Feffer

Pulling The Lever For Doomsday In Trump's America

John Feffer | December 6, 2016 | Politics
The four-year term of Donald Trump proved such a disaster that a chastened nation, instead of christening public buildings after the disgraced president, bestowed his name on the devastating, climate-change-energized hurricane that struck the country's East Coast in 2022.
Francis Levy

What Does It All Mean?

Francis Levy | December 6, 2016 | Arts
"Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me," goes the old saw and just because you have a negative view of reality doesn't mean you're depressed. Naysayers don't make for ideal dinner guests and those who express the point...
Amy Smalarz

Fresh Eyes

Amy Smalarz | December 6, 2016 | Women
Yes, this is one of Andy Grammer's latest songs and you have probably heard it song before. But, before you continue reading, take a minute and click HERE so you can listen to this song. I mean, really listen. Not...
Phil Simon

The First Christmas of the War: An Interview with Alan Simon

Phil Simon | December 6, 2016 | Books
Over the holidays, millions of Americans will pick up and read a book. I'm more of a non-fiction guy, but as an author I try to pay attention to literary trends. One of the most interesting is the growth of historical fiction. I was curious about what such a...
Timothy Sykes

Holiday of Gratitude: How to Refocus This Holiday Season

Timothy Sykes | December 6, 2016 | Business
With the holiday season upon us, so many people will start to inevitably find themselves in the midst of the chaos that happens during this time of year. So many of us get overly involved in gifts, Black Friday and holiday madness that we tend to forget about what this...
Jack M. Guttentag

Making Mortgages More Manageable - The Flexible Payment Mortgage

Jack M. Guttentag | December 6, 2016 | Business
The standard mortgage in the US has two major weaknesses. Because of the rigid payment obligation, it is very difficult to manage the repayment process efficiently. And because the loan balance that the borrower pledges to repay is not affected by any changes that occur in the economy, the borrower...

8 Reasons To Stop Drinking Energy Drinks

GQ | December 6, 2016 | Healthy Living
By Cassie Shortsleeve for GQ. Energy drinks make big claims: They’ll power you through your day, up your concentration, make your life more EXTREME. But the reality is that energy drinks are more likely to cause you to crash harder than any cup of coffee ever...
Tasting Table

And the City with the Most Michelin Stars Is...

Tasting Table | December 6, 2016 | Taste
With the 2017 guide, Tokyo lays claim to 227 Michelin-starred restaurants BY ANDREW BUI 11/30/16 Photo: Jiro Dreams of Sushi via Facebook With the release of the 2017 Michelin Guide, Tokyo continues its domination as one...
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

5 Reasons Why You're Good Enough As You Are

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | December 6, 2016 | GPS for the Soul
While having lunch with a friend recently, he said something that particularly caught my ear. "Some days I feel so lost. I can't seem to get it right. I'm just not good enough." "At what?" I replied. "At life," he sighed. When we...
Gloria Larson

Be the Captain of your Intern Ship

Gloria Larson | December 6, 2016 | Education
As president of a leading business university, I frequently speak with students and parents about the importance of internships in their preparation for life after college. While the job market is stronger than ever -- in fact, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported in 2016...
Brynn Tannehill

Here's What It's REALLY Like Having A Transgender Parent

Brynn Tannehill | December 6, 2016 | Queer Voices
A while back I ran across an article by a woman who had a transgender parent and still hasn’t forgiven them for transitioning, decades after their death. She keeps trying to tell the world how having a parent that is transgender is just terrible, and that...
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Disrupting Cash in India: Modi's Unprecedented Social Experiment

Bhaskar Chakravorti | December 6, 2016 | World
This article first appeared in my regular column in the Indian Express. "Time has come for everyone, particularly my young friends, to embrace e-banking, mobile banking and more such technology". So said Narendra Modi, doubling up as the nation's digital evangelist-in-chief. Appropriately, he "said" this via a tweet. PM Modi's...
The Conversation Global

No food, no water, no sleep: is Brazil torturing student protesters?

The Conversation Global | December 6, 2016 | College
Students in Paraná state began occupying school buildings to protest education reforms in October 2016. Ingrid Matuoka/Wikimedia Renato Francisco dos Santos Paula, Universidade Federal de Goias Brazil's public relations disaster has gone from bad to worse. In September, congress impeached president Dilma Rousseff for...
The Conversation US

How a New Colombian Peace Agreement Came So Quickly After a 'No' Vote?

The Conversation US | December 6, 2016 | Impact
By Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan In October, when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize, some people were confused. Why did Santos receive the prize days after Colombian voters narrowly defeated a historic peace agreement? A closer look at Santos' strategic actions offers...
Daniel Wagner

Can The Iranian Nuclear Deal Survive The Trump Presidency?

Daniel Wagner | December 6, 2016 | World
Donald Trump's shocking victory will bear important, albeit unclear, implications for a variety of America's bilateral relationships, few more important than its relationship with Iran and the impact that may have on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

ADHD makes for better entrepreneurs

ResearchGate | December 6, 2016 | Business
Entrepreneurship researcher Johan Wiklund of Syracuse University was alerted to the link between ADHD and entrepreneurship after family experiences led him to learn more about mental health issues. This encouraged him to look at how ADHD can be a positive influence. We spoke to Wiklund about...
Peter Dreier

What Now? A Reading List for Reformers and Radicals in the Battle Against Trumpism

Peter Dreier | December 6, 2016 | Politics
Lots of activists around the country, young and old, reformers and radicals, are trying to figure out not only how to fight Trump and Trumpism but also how to think strategically about building a powerful progressive movement that can move the country in a better direction and learn from the...
Pioneers for Change

Agent for Change: Agent Yogibanker

Pioneers for Change | December 6, 2016 | Impact
By: Scott Robinson The winds of change sweep through the world from time to time: we saw it with Barack Obama being elected as the first African-American president. We saw it with the unexpected Brexit vote, and whilst I don't pretend my YOGIBANKER...
Doug Bandow

U.S. Policy Should Appeal To Chinese Public Opinion

Doug Bandow | December 6, 2016 | World
When the Berlin Wall fell 27 years ago, signaling the end of communism as a serious international force, no one cared much what people in China thought. The People's Republic of China had escaped its Maoist catastrophe only a decade before. Beijing was almost a nullity in foreign affairs. Today...