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Could Spotlight on Abortion Sway Millennial Voters?

GVH Live | October 25, 2016 | Politics
By, Molly McElwee Abortion is one of the social issues that most divides millennial opinion with over 40% of the demographic arguing for and over 40% arguing against its legality. Though recent polls show Americans shy away from the labels "pro-life" and "pro-choice", the issue is undoubtedly on their radar, and it was about time the candidates address such a contentious issue directly when the subject was brought up in the third and final Presidential Debate on October 19th. Unsurprisingly Donald Trump and Secretary Clinton's views were distinctly polarized. As per usual, Trump's less than politically correct choice of words garnered a huge amount of attention. His response to late-term and partial birth abortions was that of deep opposition; 'You can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month on the final day. And that's not acceptable.' His graphic language bore steep reactions from the media and even medical practitioners who highlighted the misleading message this could send in what are often extremely case-sensitive procedures. Even more strikingly, women who have undergone the Caesarean-style abortion described so tastelessly by Trump have begun to pen articles and speak out on their experiences to try to diffuse what Clinton described as 'scare rhetoric' during the debate. Trump also highlighted how, if elected President, his choice of pro-life judges would undoubtedly fuel pro-life policy. When pressed on his position in potentially overturning Roe vs. Wade he was evasive, but ultimately said it would happen 'automatically' as a result of the judges he would choose, and that the decision 'will go back to the states, and the states will then make a determination.' His support of states determining their own abortion legislation separates him from the majority of 18-34 year-olds, who favor federal government deciding such legislation. Currently there is huge disparity in access to an abortion depending on the state in which you live. Particularly, 27 states enforce a waiting period of up to 72-hours between the original consultation at a clinic and the actual procedure to take place. Moreover, 17 of these states also require women to take state mandated counseling before an abortion can take place, which includes descriptions of fetal pain, potential negative mental health effects of electing to have an abortion and breast cancer risks. More obviously, some states have so few clinics providing abortions that women can be forced to travel hundreds of miles to access the service. Clinton addressed this issue in the debate, saying, 'So many states are putting very stringent regulations on women that block them from exercising [their] choice'. She took perhaps her most staunch stance on the issue since the beginning of the election cycle, emphatically disputing Trump's suggestion on overturning Roe v. Wade; 'we have come too far to have that turned back now.' The candidates' vocalization of such disparate views cannot be underestimated. A Gallup poll found that more than a fifth of people see it as a decisive factor in the election, and will only vote for a candidate if they share the same views on abortion, and another 46% of people see it as one of many important factors in their decision come November...
Ethan Senack

It's Time for a Debt-Free Guarantee

Ethan Senack | October 25, 2016 | Education
As a nation, we've long believed that education is a gateway to greater opportunity. In keeping with that priority, we've taken significant steps toward a broad vision of affordability and access. Compared to 1970, almost 10 million more students were enrolled in college in 2014 - a 250% increase (total...

I Gave In to My Son's Whims, and He Didn't Grow Up to Be a Jerk

Quora | October 25, 2016 | Parents
Are western parents doing kids a disservice by giving in to all whims? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Andrew Weill, father of three grown children, on Quora:
Jack Choros

8 Ways To Protect Yourself Internet Phishing Schemes

Jack Choros | October 25, 2016 | Technology
The Internet can help you do, see, and experience some amazing things. But just like any other great thing, there's also someone who wants to ruin it for everyone else. On the Internet, those people are cyber attackers who go phishing for innocent Internet users to take advantage of. If...
John Baxter

Global Summit to Investigate Why Forty Minutes of Power Represents Absolute Limit of Cordless Vacuum Technology in 2016

John Baxter | October 25, 2016 | Comedy
Scientists and engineers from around the world will converge on Geneva next week to address one of the biggest mysteries of the tech age: why a simple, battery related performance limitation has gone largely unaddressed for decades, despite the dramatic and lightening fast improvements in all other rechargeable-battery-dependent technologies. Dr....
Simonetta Lein

How To Be An Impactful Leader. The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein Meets Millennial Leadership Founder Randall Garcia

Simonetta Lein | October 25, 2016 | Impact
If you want to be a leader you always have to look for, and be willing to learn from who is better then you: then you must strive to surpass him/her. Simonetta Lein I am a Millennial and I love to enhance and get empowered by other fellows Millennials that...
Valerie Frankel

24 Hours in Salzburg

Valerie Frankel | October 25, 2016 | Travel
Salzburg: The home of 146,00 Austrians, and a stop-over for 3,000,000 tourists each year. That's a 1:200 ratio. It's like Cape Cod in August for Salzburgians all year round. People flock to the tiny city in the shadow of the Alps to walk the ancient streets, see the birthplace of...
UN Women

Expert's take: Women's meaningful participation still the missing ingredient in peacebuilding

UN Women | October 25, 2016 | Women
Crossposted from UN Women. Nahla Valji, Deputy Chief of UN Women’s Peace and Security Section
J. David Cox Sr.

Under a Trump presidency, who would be left to run the government?

J. David Cox Sr. | October 25, 2016 | Politics
Here's Donald Trump's tremendous plan for managing the federal government's workforce if he's elected president: 1) Fire employees at will; 2) Do not hire anyone else. What could go wrong, right? Donald Trump may be running as the...

Yevgeny Kutik and Timo Andres in a captivating recital at National Sawdust

ZEALnyc | October 25, 2016 | Arts
Yevgeny Kutik and Timos Andres at National Sawdust, October 19, 2016 Photo provided by Christina Jensen Artists By Christopher Johnson, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, October 25, 2016 Yevgeny Kutik tells a revealing story about his teacher Roman Totenberg: "When I...
Mark Horvath

Support Prop HHH to End Chronic Homelessness in L.A.

Mark Horvath | October 25, 2016 | Impact
The crisis is everywhere in Los Angeles. People are living on the corner, under the freeway, in vacant lots near your home. Homelessness is a problem that connects almost every mile of the city. Prop HHH is the solution. Also known as the Homelessness Reduction...
Shannon Ullman

5 Ways to Make Gift Buying Easier This Christmas

Shannon Ullman | October 25, 2016 | HuffPost Home
Christmas is around the corner and its spirit is hitting you in the feels. Frigid air, ginger bread cookies and cozy fireplaces may fill your mind. The holiday time is all fine and dandy until the time arises to start buying gifts. While it may start out fun, you can...
Gabriel Shaoolian

5 Key Elements for an Effective B2C Mobile Marketing Strategy

Gabriel Shaoolian | October 25, 2016 | Business
The growth of mobile has been astronomical in recent years, and subsequently, brands need to focus on a mobile first mentality--perhaps more than ever. The majority of users, across all industries, tend to use mobile devices as their "go-to," primary device for searches,...
William Kenower

Rigged Systems and the Published Author Club

William Kenower | October 25, 2016 | Books
In case you missed it, there was a Presidential debate recently where one candidate warned that the coming election was rigged. When I heard this, I thought to myself, "Anyone who's in a contest and thinks that contest is rigged against him has already lost." It is easy to...
Ellie Cachette

Future of Advertising Tech: Manipulation or Personalized Targeting?

Ellie Cachette | October 25, 2016 | Technology
Lately with the political debates going on everyone seems heated about topics, trends, data. Who's story is right, who's story is wrong. The reality is most of social media and content is being tailored to your personal preferences so debating while fun, it is actually less likely with...
Nina B. Ries

3 Deal-breakers: Let These Kenny Rogers Lyrics Serve as a Reminder

Nina B. Ries | October 25, 2016 | Business
While I have been known to quote lyrics to 80s songs and Brat Pack movies in daily conversation, there is no set of lyrics are more relevant to business deals than those recorded by Kenny Rogers in 1978 for The Gambler. You do indeed need to "know when to hold...
Roger Dow

Lost Bag and Flight Delay Rules: A Band-Aid, Not a Cure, for Air Travel Woes

Roger Dow | October 25, 2016 | Business
White House officials announced new rules last week aimed at mitigating travel headaches such as flight delays, hidden fees and lost bags. That's good news, to be sure. But while one-off rulemaking can treat symptoms, our passenger aviation system will continue to fall far short of its full...
Jose Vasquez

How to Resist Shiny Object Syndrome in a New Startup

Jose Vasquez | October 25, 2016 | Business
Shiny object syndrome affects even the most focused entrepreneurs, but here's how you can avoid it. According to the stereotype, when a child sees a shiny object, he'll drop whatever he's doing to chase and acquire that shiny object. It immediately takes precedence over his current focus because it's...
Tara Wray

Doin' Work, Flash Interviews With Contemporary Photographers: Wenxin Zhang

Tara Wray | October 25, 2016 | Arts
Welcome back to Doin' Work: Flash Interviews With Contemporary Photographers. This is a place to celebrate the photographers who inspire me, and present you with an easily digestible bite of their personalities and work. This week's guest is Wenxin Zhang. Wenxin (b. 1989) lives and works in both...
Chirag Kulkarni

How This Marketing Agency Is Handling Google's Frequent Updates

Chirag Kulkarni | October 25, 2016 | Business
Anyone in the world of online marketing is well aware of how quickly Google changes the way the system works. This is not something you can afford to ignore. With the knowledge that content marketing will generate $300 billion by 2019, you need to make sure you're playing...