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Elizabeth Marincola

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Science Needs Nonpartisan Advocates

Elizabeth Marincola | June 20, 2012 | Science
Science and technology are not just for scientists. Without them, we wouldn't be able to treat cancer or diabetes; enjoy instantaneous communication; drive, fly, or ride across the country; read this piece on an iPad; and so much more that we take for granted today. That's why it can...
Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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'Gender Confirmation Surgery': What's in a Name?

Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 20, 2012 | Gay Voices
Most if not all the other names used for the procedure suggest that a person is making a choice to switch genders. This is not about choice; it's about using surgery as one of the therapeutic tools to enable people to be comfortable with their gendered self.
Gretchen Peters

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Words

Gretchen Peters | June 20, 2012 | Gay Voices
I was startled by an acquaintance's recent use of the word "tranny." This was not a close friend, not someone who knew my son's story. It was a misguided attempt at humor, not a hateful rant. And yet. I longed to find some way to tell her how painful this word is to so many people.
Jose Antonio Tijerino

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America needs Latino healthcare providers

Jose Antonio Tijerino | June 20, 2012 | Latino Voices
Although Latinos represent nearly 17 percent of the overall population, the Census Bureau reports Hispanics are glaringly underrepresented in healthcare fields making up only two percent of nurses, just over three percent of pharmacists, and under four percent of physicians.
Paul LaRosa

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Why I Wrote My Memoir

Paul LaRosa | June 20, 2012 | Books
A couple of years ago, I was having lunch with a friend and telling him about the memoir I was writing. "What makes you think anyone would want to read about your life?" he asked. It was a reasonable question because I'm not famous, drug-addicted, bulimic or any of the...
Jonathan Nossiter

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Metsutopia

Jonathan Nossiter | June 20, 2012 | Sports
My three children (twin girls of seven and a boy of nearly six) were born and brought up in Rio de Janeiro. But from Rio to our recent move to Rome, they've remained rabid Mets fans. "This year," I tell them, "will be the best year for the Mets since you were born." Of course if they read the New York sports pages, they'd take that for cruel sarcasm.
Randy Jurado Ertll

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El movimiento de ocupación debe ser más diverso

Randy Jurado Ertll | June 20, 2012 | Voces
El Movimiento de Ocupación u Occupy se compone principalmente de personas blancas, de bajos ingresos y de clase media que protestan como forma de denunciar a la codicia corporativa.
Rafael Prieto Zartha

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El amor de los hispanos por el trabajo duro

Rafael Prieto Zartha | June 20, 2012 | Voces
De las 63 páginas del informe del Centro Hispano Pew acerca de los puntos de vista de los hispanos sobre su identidad, que se develó a principios de mes, se puede derivar tanto material como para escribir varios libros.
Trish Bendix

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AfterEllen.com's Best Lesbian Week Ever: April 14-20

Trish Bendix | June 20, 2012 | Gay Voices
Each week we'll share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our new series, "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.
Rafael Carvajal

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Máximas y mínimas: La vejez es como una ola marina

Rafael Carvajal | June 20, 2012 | Voces
La vejez es como una ola marina: si nos dejamos llevar, flotaremos; pero si luchamos contra ella, nos hundiremos. El problema con la violencia, es que está apoyada por la indiferencia.
Steven Petrow

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Queeries: Should You Come Out As Tattooed?

Steven Petrow | June 20, 2012 | Gay Voices
You don't want the first impression you create to be the reason you don't advance to the next level. You want to sell yourself without distraction, and without a hiring manager making a conscious (or unconscious) judgment about your professional skill set based on some ink.
Laura Prudom

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'Nikita' Recap Of 'Wrath': Nikita Embraces Her Dark Side

Laura Prudom | June 20, 2012 | TV
What really stood out for me in this hour were Nikita's growth as a character and Maggie Q's gripping performance throughout the episode.
Chris Weigant

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Friday Talking Points -- A 4/20 Column

Chris Weigant | June 20, 2012 | Politics
Four years ago, 178 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against H.R. 1113, which was introduced in the spirit of "celebrating the role of mothers in the United States" and "supporting the goals and ideals of Mother's Day." Once again, in case you missed it, 178 Republicans voted against it.
Michael Sandel

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What Money Can't Buy: The Skyboxification of American Life

Michael Sandel | June 20, 2012 | Politics
At a time of rising inequality, the marketization of everything means that people of affluence and people of modest means lead increasingly separate lives. You might call it the skyboxification of American life. It's not good for democracy, nor is it a satisfying way to live.
Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols

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Nepal's Sunil Pant Keeps His Country at the Forefront of LGBT Rights

Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols | June 20, 2012 | Gay Voices
There is not one single gay bar in Nepal. Yet this small country, which ranks near the bottom of the Human Development Index, emerges as a world leader in progressive laws supporting LGBT individuals. The man behind all of this is Sunil Pant.
Melinda Morris

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10 Things You Should Never Say To Your Stationer

Melinda Morris | June 20, 2012 | Weddings
I'm just going to lay it all out on the table here. I know invitations and paper don't seem important in our digital e-vite disposable society, but they are for so many reasons. Here is my short list of the most common statements that are guaranteed to bum out any stationer.
Robert L. Cavnar

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What's Changed About Deepwater Drilling Since Macondo? Not a Lot.

Robert L. Cavnar | June 20, 2012 | Green
Tonight at 9:50 p.m. central time marks the anniversary of the exact time that BP's deepwater well named Macondo blew out, killing 11 workers, destroying Transocean's Deepwater Horizon, and putting five million barrels of oil into the water 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
Rob Brooks

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The Dark Evolutionary Secrets of 'Somebody That I Used to Know'

Rob Brooks | June 20, 2012 | Culture
What thrilled me is that since I heard that song, I've felt it embodied a rare quality often sought but seldom truly achieved in art, a quality with roots that are embedded firmly in our evolutionary soil.
Armando A. Cervantes-Bastidas

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Javier Sicilia: 'El próximo presidente solo administrará desgracia e impunidad'

Armando A. Cervantes-Bastidas | June 20, 2012 | Voces
En el marco de la gira "Movimiento por la Paz, Justicia y Dignidad" que realiza por diversas ciudades de Estados Unidos, patrocinado por "Global Exchange", al igual que lo hizo en su natal México, el también ensayista acusó a al Tío Sam de tener responsabilidad en las muertes de sus compatriotas en la guerra contra el narcotráfico.
Pamela Georgette, MFT, ATR

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Should I Stay Or Go?

Pamela Georgette, MFT, ATR | June 20, 2012 | Divorce
I'm not sure if I should continue to try and make my marriage work when the option of divorce is still looming in the background. Am I getting my hopes up or should I continue to try until the ink on the paper is dry?