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David Ongchoco

Lessons From My Internship At Uber Philippines #WhyWeUber

David Ongchoco | August 28, 2016 | College
Starting a startup is hard, but scaling it is even harder. This was the big realization I had when my startup organization YouthHack was facing growing pains as we started to expand our programs all over the world. I'm thankful to have gotten the opportunity to learn how...
David Seaman

Donald Trump Challenges Hillary Clinton To Health Records Duel

David Seaman | August 28, 2016 | Business
Donald Trump threw down the detailed medical health records gauntlet on Twitter earlier this evening. In a tweet subsequently retweeted more than 9,000 times and favorited more than 23,000 times, the GOP presidential nominee made it clear he has little to hide, medically speaking: I think...
Roberto Barbieri

The Refugees Who Helped Survivors Of Italy's Earthquake Know What It Means To Suffer

Roberto Barbieri | August 28, 2016 | World
They came to dig through the rubble and help those who have lost everything, and they're not after personal or political gain. They are angels, not vultures.
Howard Schweber

Do Millennials Have a Bro Problem?

Howard Schweber | August 28, 2016 | Politics
The title of this post is already going to get me in trouble--anyone who tries to speak of "millennials" as an homogenous population is already engaging in a ridiculous level of reductionism. So let's posit at the outset that the phenomena I am about to describe apply to some not-very-clearly...
Jim Luce

At One Year, The Bauer Fund Raises Cash, Awareness and Random Acts of Kindness

Jim Luce | August 28, 2016 | Impact
One year ago this week, my friend and high school classmate informed me that his son had taken his own life. Not the call I wanted to get - and sure as hell not the call he wanted to make. With news that just makes the world stand still. News...
Martha Burk

Me and My (Homemade) Burkini

Martha Burk | August 28, 2016 | World
So here I am, American born, raised a Southern Baptist and now non-religious, in my homemade burkini. It's made of a swim mask adopted from Chinese women wishing to avoid the sun (as do I), and jogging duds purchased not from...
Lisa Snedeker

Little Hill Trio To Release First CD At Appaloosa Fest Over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-4

Lisa Snedeker | August 28, 2016 | Entertainment
Scythian fans are most likely already aware the Celtic rock band and Merlefest fan favorite is hosting its second annual Appaloosa D.C.'s Roots Music Festival over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-4, 2016, featuring 40-plus bands on...
Dedrick Muhammad

The Color of Patrimonial Capitalism

Dedrick Muhammad | August 28, 2016 | Black Voices
By Dedrick Muhammad and Chuck Collins Without a course correction, French economist Thomas Piketty warned, we are hurtling toward a grotesquely unequal future. A future governed by a hereditary aristocracy composed of the progeny of today's billionaires. In his assessment, however, Piketty overlooked the "peculiar institution" of our nation's original...
Kelly A Scaletta

Colin Kaepernick's Message Is More Important Than Patriotism

Kelly A Scaletta | August 28, 2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Trumpism Could Be More Dangerous Than Trump

Robert Kuttner | August 28, 2016 | Politics
A Clinton Administration, to defeat Trumpism, will have to deliver massive help in the form of good jobs, better prospects for younger Americans, a drastically different trade agenda, a leashing of the one percent and somehow combine that with cultural respect.
Simon McCormack

NYPD Ignored Court-Imposed Rules While Spying on American Muslims

Simon McCormack | August 28, 2016 | Politics
It is difficult to overstate just how invasive, stigmatizing, and ineffective the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim New Yorkers has been. It not only alienates people from police, but it sows mistrust and fear among community members themselves.
Julie Fox Gorte

Why Diversity and Equality Should Go Hand in Hand

Julie Fox Gorte | August 28, 2016 | Women
There are business reasons, as well as moral ones, to assure that women and men have equal opportunities to contribute in the workplace. And at Pax World that's something we think has value for investors as well.
Carl Safina

Personality; Not Just For People Anymore - Part I

Carl Safina | August 28, 2016 | Green
We are watching "elephants," true enough. But I realize, embarrassed, that I know nothing of how these beings live, of who they are. I scarcely know what it means to be "watching elephants." Cynthia Moss knows, because she's been here, watching, for forty years--more time than any other human has ever watched elephants.
Angela Schonberg

Women's Equality Day: 96 Years + Voting Strong

Angela Schonberg | August 28, 2016 | Women
On August 26, 1920 the United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment to grant all women full and equal voting rights. Throughout the years women have played an active role in the electorate.
Dana McKenna

I Heart Nora Ephron

Dana McKenna | August 28, 2016 | Women
I first experienced Ms. Ephron with her film "Heartburn" in 1986, based on her semi-autobiographical book by the same name, starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. Although, I confess, at the time, I was struck more by the credit music by Carly Simon, prompting me to buy one more of her albums just so I could listen to "Coming Around Again" again and again.
Bob Schulman

St. Lucia: Bora Bora in the Caribbean

Bob Schulman | August 28, 2016 | Travel
Mountaintop resort on St. Lucia. Photo courtesy of Jade Mountain. No one is really sure how the southern Caribbean island of St. Lucia got its name. A popular story says it came from the day in 1498 when Christopher Columbus first...
Adina Ciment

The Roller Coaster Moment

Adina Ciment | August 28, 2016 | Parents
A simple roller coaster moment? No, it was much more than that. It gave him power. It gave him courage. It gave him confidence.
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

A New Opportunity for Economic Integration in South America

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | August 28, 2016 | World
The comeback of center-right administrations in South America could lead the region towards new integration opportunities, yet the road ahead remains challenging. By...
Joseph A. Palermo

What the Mylan Epipen Scandal Tells Us About American Capitalism

Joseph A. Palermo | August 28, 2016 | Politics
The fact that this sordid practice of manipulating the patent laws to fleece people with allergies has any legal bearing at all only serves to further de-legitimize the "establishments" of both major political parties, the Congress and all the other governing and regulatory institutions.
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

For Presidential Candidates, 70 is the new 45

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | August 28, 2016 | Healthy Living
by Dr. Mehmet Oz & Dr. Michael Roizen Controversy blossomed this week surrounding the health of our presidential candidates. That's because we're heading into this fall's presidential election knowing relatively little about the medical history of either major-party candidate, and at 68 and 70, respectively, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump...