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Zaki Hasan

INTERVIEW: Tika Sumpter & Parker Sawyers Talk Southside With You

Zaki Hasan | August 27, 2016 | Entertainment
The new film Southside With You, now in theaters, presents a novel twist on the tried-and-true "date movie" genre by presenting a fictionalized account of the first date between Barack and Michelle Obama as imagined by writer/director Richard Tanne. Long before entering the White House for two terms was even...
Ira Israel

Erica Reid on Myofascial Release: Relief for Scar Tissue, Fibromyalgia, Trauma, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Neck Pain and Back Pain

Ira Israel | August 27, 2016 | Los Angeles
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Erica Reid attended one of my workshops wherein I mentioned a long scar on my leg as...
Sherman Yellen

Trump Or The Trouble With Hating

Sherman Yellen | August 27, 2016 | Politics
Trump hate. I don't like these feelings. I don't want these feelings.
Andrea Pflaumer

What Women Should No Longer Wear After Age 50

Andrea Pflaumer | August 27, 2016 | Fifty
There's a lot of ink these days in the blogosphere about how older women should be able to 'wear whatever the f--- they want.' Well, of course, I applaud the sentiment and the theory. But in practice, for me at least, there are some things in my closet that have outlived their usefulness.
Janie Emaus

My Mother's Dog Speaks The Truth

Janie Emaus | August 27, 2016 | Fifty
I don't speak Canine. But apparently my 91-year-old mother does. She is closer to her yapping beagle, Chipper, than anyone in the world. She walks him twice a day, cuddles with him on her couch, feeds him from the dinner table and worries about him constantly.
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

5 Reasons Why North American Retirees Are Flocking To Mexico

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | August 27, 2016 | Fifty
Current estimates put the number of U.S. and Canadian citizens living in various places in Mexico at well over one million. Not all are retired, but hundreds of thousands of them are.
Jennifer Segal

10 Speedy Back-To-School Suppers

Jennifer Segal | August 27, 2016 | Taste
The whirlwind of carpools, practices and homework is underway. But you don't have to resort to frozen pizza and cereal for dinner now that school is back in session. From Easy Chicken Curry to Grilled Turkey Burgers, all of these family-friendly meals can be made in under 30 minutes.
Michael Fauntroy

Donald Trump's Black Voter Delusion

Michael Fauntroy | August 27, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump won the Republican nomination by swimming in the rotten river of racial stereotypes and invective. And Black people know him well enough that a few speeches here and there won't change anyone's mind.
Jonathan D. Moreno

The Real Story Behind the Goldwater Rule

Jonathan D. Moreno | August 27, 2016 | Politics
"The Presidency should not be used as a platform for proving one's manhood . . ." "Inwardly he is a frightened person who sees himself as weak and threatened by strong virile power around him . . ." "Since his nomination I find myself increasingly thinking of the early 1930s...
Gloria Feldt

Equal Doesn't Mean Equal Yet: Women's Equality Day, ERA And The Story of My Life

Gloria Feldt | August 26, 2016 | Women
This is where I came into the women's movement. And this is where I intend to go out--knowing that my life's mission to advance women to full equality in this world is safe because the women of America have the Equal Rights amendment.
Courtney Lambert

6 Of The Wildest Parties Around The World

Courtney Lambert | August 26, 2016 | Travel
Move over Full Moon Party and Coachella. From fashion to vegetable flinging and music festivals to national holidays, take a sneak peek at how the world parties hard and perhaps you animals may find yourself at one for your next international escapade.
Max DuBowy

5 Ways To Make Friends Even When You're Shy, Lonely Or Introverted

Max DuBowy | August 26, 2016 | New York
It may not be natural for some of us to smile, but a smile is one of the most attractive things that someone can display when they're meeting new people.
Laura McHolm

Tips For Moving Abroad

Laura McHolm | August 26, 2016 | Travel
Moving from the U.S. to another country? Fantastique! Magnífico! You are beginning a great adventure. But of course, first you need to get there with all of your belongings. Whether you are single, or moving a family and pets here are key factors and to-dos to manage when moving abroad.
Great Work Cultures

Want to Strengthen Workplace Culture? Design a Ritual

Great Work Cultures | August 26, 2016 | Business
Rituals are powerful drivers of culture, so they should be thoughtfully designed and nurtured to reinforce the organization's values. Illustration Credit: Liz Fosslien, fosslien.com By Mollie West and Kate McCoubrey Judson Picture this: you're an engineer at Facebook's headquarters in...
Chris Weigant

Friday Talking Points -- End Of The Silly Season

Chris Weigant | August 26, 2016 | Politics
It's still only August, but already the predictions that this would be an exceedingly banal presidential election campaign look like they've already come true. This week's campaign news might be summed up as an elementary school playground shouting match: "You're a bigot!" "No, you're a bigot!" Sigh.
PROTRASH

Mexico's Massive 24 Billion Dollar Recycling Opportunity

PROTRASH | August 26, 2016 | Impact
Pollution and waste accumulation is one of the world's biggest problems yet to be resolved. Despite the plethora of information and awareness that has been generated surrounding recycling issues in the past several years, it has not been enough. Few people are conscious of the impact of not recycling, and...
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

What is a Cult ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | August 26, 2016 | Religion
The word 'cult' is never benign in religious terminology as it is in the world of art, where Johnny Stonenoggin filmster extraordinaire may cult-ivate a cult following for his eccentricity in artistry. Eccentricity in religion, if recent enough, is rarely welcomed with approving nods. And when eccentricity is welcomed by...
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Anti-Global Backlash Is Realigning Politics Across the West

Nathan Gardels | August 26, 2016 | World
The great sociologist Max Weber postulated that the birth act of modern capitalism was the secession of business from the household and thus the web of moral and ethical obligations that intimate form of human organization entailed. Zygmunt Bauman has called globalization the "'second secession'" in which unleashed capitalism has "'flown away'" from the constraints of the nation-state, in effect the larger household. Now, national households are clawing back their claims, reasserting sovereignty in an anti-globalization backlash that is profoundly realigning politics.(continued)
Ann Reid

What We're Reading

Ann Reid | August 26, 2016 | Education
A smorgasbord this week - interesting basic evolutionary biology news, two separate meditations on the monument to non-science known as the Ark Encounter, a couple of looks back at recent past climate...
Robert Brustein

Trump And Racism

Robert Brustein | August 26, 2016 | Politics
I didn't change anything. Donald Trump is consistent in every word he says, okay?