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Anna Frellsen

How A Phone App Is Changing Childbirth Survival Rates In Africa

Anna Frellsen | September 30, 2014 | Impact
But ensuring a safe delivery is not only a question about seeking care; it is also a question of delivering the right quality of care. All over sub-Saharan Africa, health workers with low levels of education are often appointed alone to health posts in hard-to-reach areas. The consequences for the women giving birth and for their newborns are often fatal.
Megan Foo

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Calling for an Inclusive Feminist Movement

Megan Foo | September 30, 2014 | Teen
Gender cannot be divorced from race, sexuality, religious or socio-economic backgrounds, and the feminist movement must be accommodating to this intersectionality.
David Wood

Paratroopers and Politicians

David Wood | September 30, 2014 | Politics
In mid-October the 2nd Brigade will become the core element of the U.S. Global Ready Force, on standing alert to assault into any trouble spot. Whether Congress debates it or not.
William Bradley

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Jerry Brown In Total Command for Term 4 Five Weeks Out

William Bradley | September 30, 2014 | Politics
With just five weeks to go until the November general election, Governor Jerry Brown is in total command in his bid for an historic fourth term as governor of California. The public polls, fundraising numbers, and political dynamics all point to an overwhelming Brown victory. Despite President Barack Obama's slumping...
James Dorsey

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War against Islamic State: Sowing seeds of more extremist groups

James Dorsey | September 30, 2014 | World
By James M Dorsey The US-led international response to the Islamic State's advances in Iraq and Syria is more extensive and fraught with danger than the war on terror declared by President George W Bush in the wake of the 9-11 attacks on New York and Washington. It is a...
Food52

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How to Make Orange Soda at Home

Food52 | September 30, 2014 | Taste
I was never tempted to give their sodas a try until one crazy hot mid-summer day in humid Ohio.
Pete Hegseth

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Obama's Fantasist Policies Make the World More Dangerous

Pete Hegseth | September 30, 2014 | Politics
The reality is that the president seems to prefer indulging in wishful thinking about how he would like the world to be. That's the exact opposite of a "realist" or a "pragmatist" -- when it comes to foreign policy especially, Obama is a "fantasist."
Tom Sheridan

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An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Tom Sheridan | September 30, 2014 | Business
"What are the major social risks in my business?" and "Who are the partners I need to help mitigate that risk substantively and publicly?" and "What's the public policy goal we can partner around?"
Brandon Kidwell

Wisdom For My Children, Using Photography to Share Life Lessons

Brandon Kidwell | September 30, 2014 | Arts
Raising children is the most important thing I'll ever do with my life. A year ago I started to use double exposures to portray life lessons and wisdom inspired by issues that came about in my children's lives. I hope that these portraits and the messages they contain are received...
Debra Schindler Boltinghouse

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The Art of Employee Termination

Debra Schindler Boltinghouse | September 30, 2014 | Small Business
Employee termination is a big topic that entrepreneurs don't get to read about very often or maybe don't want to read about very often. This is a subject that many would rather avoid until the moment actually arrives.
Yoani Sanchez

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Tiananmen Returns

Yoani Sanchez | September 30, 2014 | World
The Tank Man became internationally known, caught standing before a column of tanks in the Tiananmen revolt (1989) 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana,...
Allison Barberi

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I Thought I'd Be Happy (The Biggest Myth of Weight Loss)

Allison Barberi | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled I had lost 100 pounds. But I didn't suddenly know my purpose or feel my life had meaning or view my circumstances with a new lens or think I was now beautiful. Every doubt, worry, or longing I had before I lost weight was still there. I wish I had known that's how things would end up being.
Earl Deng

30 Seconds Before Hong Kong Police Fired on Civilians

Earl Deng | September 30, 2014 | World
To our law enforcement officers: You pledged to serve and protect the people -- not to the governmental framework who oppresses the people. You have blindly followed your unconstitutional orders. Shame on you.
Carol J. Carter

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Quantum Leadership: Transforming Bullying into Opportunities for Others

Carol J. Carter | September 30, 2014 | Impact
Like many bullies, JP Butler started out as the one who was bullied. What's different about JP's story is that his next transformation took him from bully to a bullying prevention leader and activist. Dedicated to taking a stand against bullying while instilling leadership qualities in youth and their role...
Allison Hudson

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I Am Not Anonymous

Allison Hudson | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Addiction is wretched, but recovery is righteous. Recovery is possible. Recovery is living up to the spirit that is me. I can't imagine why I would I ever choose to keep that anonymous. It's who I am.
Scott Taylor

These 7 Super Cool Weddings Will Make You Question Your Wedding Theme

Scott Taylor | September 30, 2014 | Weddings
While a themed wedding may not be for everyone (maybe it's just the film you can't agree on -- Great Gatsby... no thank you!) taking a favorite film, book or TV series and using it as inspiration for your wedding can be a whole lot of fun.
Mark Hyman, MD

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Four Ways Other Countries Are Successfully Tackling Obesity. Take Note, America

Mark Hyman, MD | September 30, 2014 | World
In 2000, Australia implemented a 10 percent tax on soda, candy and white flour bakery products.
John McElhenney

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Positive Divorce: Upward and Onward After Splitting Up

John McElhenney | September 30, 2014 | Divorce
Even when you feel like you're not getting through to them, you are. The support they feel just from your check-ins cannot be underestimated. Letting them know you love them. Making sure they hear it from you as often as they will tolerate it.
Ronda Lee

Grieving 10 Years Later

Ronda Lee | September 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
Generally, over time sorrow turns into joyful memories. Feeling pain and loss is normal. When grief becomes debilitating, you should reach out to a therapist, counselor, or pastor, who can help guide you through the grieving process.
Thrillist

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We added bacon to peanut butter cups, making them even better

Thrillist | September 30, 2014 | Taste
There are very few things in life better than bacon and chocolate. And since you can't actually eat the theme song to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I opted to combine the two next best things into a savory-sweet dynamo. And...