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Mitch McEwen

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What Does Trayvon's Shooting Mean for Architects and Urbanists?

Mitch McEwen | May 30, 2012 | Arts
With the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, the worlds of architecture and urbanism cannot afford to hear no evil/see no evil this time.
Maureen Ryan

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'Spartacus: Vengeance' Finale Review

Maureen Ryan | May 30, 2012 | TV
It was completely insane, and yet it made complete sense. That's what I love about this show -- love, logic, vengeance and mercy combine in ways that seem chaotic and nuts, but everything makes sense on an intellectual and emotional level.
Jody Melto

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Come Fly With Me

Jody Melto | May 30, 2012 | DC
This weekend give yourself a treat. Run away to the circus if only for a couple hours. Invite some friends. Drink some bubbly. And wear some glitter yourself. Live large. When you start shaking around the fairy dust, who knows what'll happen.
The Experts At Garnier

Beauty Tricks: Simple Secrets To Keep You Gorgeous

The Experts At Garnier | May 30, 2012 | Canada Style
It's the little things that can take your look from pretty good to wow. Best of all, most of these simple tips and tricks take no time at all to incorporate into your beauty routine.
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

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A Midwesterner Goes to China: Part 1

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | May 30, 2012 | College
Since 2009, China has attempted to block dozens of sites that might harbor dissent. Recent visitors had told me to expect Internet restrictions. As a First Amendment researcher, I would see the access restrictions as a bit of a one-way street.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

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Trayvon Martin and Race: A Sober Assessment

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | May 30, 2012 | Crime
If justice determines that Zimmerman walk, then so be it. But who could fault parents demanding that they get to the bottom of why their son, who went to buy a can of iced tea, is now in a grave.
Chris Weigant

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Friday Talking Points [204] -- The Herd Mentality

Chris Weigant | May 30, 2012 | Politics
Mitt is arguing for a "big government" solution to the problem health care. This is so far from Republican orthodoxy that it really deserves to be called out.
Eleni Gage

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Confessions of a Bad Mother

Eleni Gage | May 30, 2012 | Parents
In the last two weeks I've been called self-satisfied, sexist, smug, repulsive, trashy, disgusting, and just plain horrible. My crime? I pierced my six-month-old daughter's ears at the request of my Nicaraguan husband.
Dennis Santiago

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Bank Closure in Dearborn: A Sad Ending for Fidelity's Long Struggle

Dennis Santiago | May 30, 2012 | Business
The fatal combination of being on the outs with Wall Street and the atrophy of the size of the business proved insurmountable and culminated in today's failure.
Dave Johnson

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Apple/Foxconn Promises -- We'll See

Dave Johnson | May 30, 2012 | Business
Apple's suppliers promise to improve conditions, make workplaces safer, stop forcing such long hours and lift wages. Foxconn even says they'll start obeying Chinese law -- but not until next year!
Jamil Zaki

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How Social Science Could Help Build a Better Kony Campaign

Jamil Zaki | May 30, 2012 | Science
Kony 2012's story raises a concern about viral activism: bringing awareness to a righteous cause may in fact fail to produce action. Social scientists have studied this tension for decades, and their research sheds light on how viral campaigns for activism can work.
Darya Pino, Ph.D

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10 Overrated Health Foods

Darya Pino, Ph.D | May 30, 2012 | Healthy Living
Like it or not, we tend to believe whatever we are exposed to in the media and in advertisements. In nutrition, this usually means that as a society we all follow the same diet fads, glorifying some foods over others in the quest for better health.
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

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Questions on Kidney Health: Ask 'The Spry Guy'

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | May 30, 2012 | Healthy Living
Unfortunately, it's only when kidneys aren't working properly that most people start to pay attention to these twins. I'm hoping to change that trend. Have you fallen prey to a kidney myth?
Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.

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The Athlete's Top 10 'Prime Directives'

Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. | May 30, 2012 | Healthy Living
A lot of things can cause an injury, and we have a lot of body parts that can be hurt. These are my top 10 prime directives for keeping your muscles strong and avoiding injury.
Logan Lynn

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Queer Celebrities Need Love, Too (Part 2): An Interview with Will Schwartz, Patty Schemel, Philip Tetro, Ian Harvie, Christopher G. Ciccone, PJ DeBoy, Daniel Nardicio, and Mario Diaz

Logan Lynn | May 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
For this edition of "Queer Celebrities Need Love, Too," I reached out to Will Schwartz, Patty Schemel, Philip Tetro, Ian Harvie, Christopher G. Ciccone, PJ DeBoy, Daniel Nardicio, and Mario Diaz. They all weighed in on the same five questions.
Dr. Reese Halter

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Sizzling Spring Temperatures Disrupt Plants, Destroys Food

Dr. Reese Halter | January 7, 2013 | Green
Nature is vividly showing us the unintended consequences of what spewing 82 million metric tons of greenhouse gases daily into our atmosphere: Climate disruption.
Mike Lux

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Political Hackery

Mike Lux | May 30, 2012 | Politics
I love the political game, and I believe there is honor in it. But I also believe that there are some institutions that ought to have more balance and reserve, which ought not to be populated with people whose total identity is as partisan hacks.
Jamie Rappaport Clark

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Montana Tribes Light the Way to Brighter Future for Bison

Jamie Rappaport Clark | May 30, 2012 | Green
With genetically pure bison back on their ancestral stomping grounds, we have the chance restore our nation's great conservation legacy, preserve our wildlife heritage, and reinvent a classic symbol of our wild American spirit.
Tomas Mournian

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In Their Own Words: 4 Artists Talk About Their Natural-Born Hooker

Tomas Mournian | May 30, 2012 | Gay Voices
Gary Indiana, Lizzie Borden, John Burdett, and Lee Houck -- I chose the four aforementioned artists and asked them to talk about why (or why not) a "natural-born hooker" was the central character in their films and novels.
Harriet Lerner

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Returning To Your Wedding Vows

Harriet Lerner | May 30, 2012 | Weddings
Like many folks, I love being witness to wedding vows. They remind us how people enter marriage brimming with optimism and hope, vowing to be fair and responsible partners.