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Soren Petersen

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Where Is Asian Design today?

Soren Petersen | July 30, 2012 | Culture
Asian countries are now moving on and establishing their own voice in design, after having been successful manufacturing centers for decades. Merging the best of Western philosophy with their own unique style, they could potentially redefine how we look at progress though design. To gauge the advancement in Asian Design...
Philip White

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Lehrter Station by David Downing: Book Review

Philip White | July 30, 2012 | UK Culture
I am not a fast reader. So the fact that I finished all five books in David Downing's John Russell series in just over three weeks means that a) Zoo Station (book one) hooked me on the first page b) I made more time to read fiction that at any point in the past five years of get up-research-write-parent-go to bed-repeat c) Downing is a master of plot, characterisation and pace.
Sheryl Sandberg

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A New Metaphor for Your Career

Sheryl Sandberg | July 30, 2012 | College
A career is no longer like a ladder; it's like a jungle gym. For your career, look for opportunities, look for growth, look for impact, look for a mission. Move sideways, move down, move on, move off.
Karen Dalton-Beninato

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Scrapping the Scrapbook: New Orleans Newsprint's Loyal Fans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | July 30, 2012 | Media
During the New Orleans Times Picayune shrinking print debate, I visited with a newsprint connoisseur today. My mother-in-law, a lifelong New Orleans resident.
Dra. Evelyn Montalvo-Stanton

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Nuestras familias merecen aire limpio

Dra. Evelyn Montalvo-Stanton | July 30, 2012 | Voces
Se acerca el verano y con él la amenaza de más ataques de asma en los niños y adultos que padecen de esta temerosa enfermedad. Días calurosos significan niveles de ozono de suelo más altos los cuales aumentan el riesgo de los ataques de asma.
Sherry Lansing

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Separating Fact From Fiction: Why You Should Vote 'Yes' on Prop 29

Sherry Lansing | July 30, 2012 | Los Angeles
If you're still skeptical, here's a primer to help you tease out the facts from the propaganda on the issues of this unnecessarily complicated bill proposing a $1 per pack tax on cigarettes in California.
Akeela Bhattay

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Tea and Cake by Emma Block Book Review

Akeela Bhattay | July 30, 2012 | UK Culture
Who doesn't enjoy a perfectly brewed cup of tea and slice of home made cake? If you're one of the minority that doesn't, well... in the words of Lauren and Erica, 'Honestly, WTF??' If like me, you enjoy tea; Breakfast tea, Early Grey, Lady Grey, Lapsang Souchong, Green...
Bonnie Fuller

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Kristen Stewart Kicks Butt as a Thoroughly Modern Heroine in 'Snow White & The Huntsman'

Bonnie Fuller | July 30, 2012 | Entertainment
Stewart's version of an empowered and proactive Snow White doesn't spend a moment cooking, cleaning and keeping house for a bunch of dwarves. Neither does she keep letting an old woman give her a poisoned apple that she stupidly eats.
Matt Melone

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Mandating Contraception: The Law Over Politics

Matt Melone | July 30, 2012 | College
The debate actually centers on where the line between religious freedom and a citizens' secular obligations to society should be drawn. This is not a Constitutional issue, but a less glamorous and equally compelling statutory issue.
Jason Reed

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Finally, Drug Education Gets Real: Drugs - Without the Hot Air

Jason Reed | July 30, 2012 | UK Lifestyle
There's an inherent danger in any sector of education: if the teachings fail to measure up to the truth, then we'll be paving the way for a deep distrust and a greater apathy. With this in mind, it is of tremendous enthusiasm that we welcome Professor Nutt's book: Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs.
Edgar Bautista

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Hay racismo entre nosotros

Edgar Bautista | July 30, 2012 | Voces
No solo me incomoda, pero me irrita el pensar que existe gente sin sentimientos. Es muy triste e indignante ver que hay personas de nuestra propia comunidad latina que no tengan compasión por sus prójimos.
William Bradley

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Mad Men: Controversy as Joan Lowers Herself to Rise and Peggy Exits Anticlimactically (as SCDP Gets Its Halo Client)

William Bradley | July 30, 2012 | Entertainment
As soon as I saw what happened, I figured there would be a lot of controversy about the latest episode of Mad Men, "The Other Woman." And sure enough, there is.
Andrea Bonior

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Are You a Flake?

Andrea Bonior | July 30, 2012 | Women
The more you cancel events, especially at the last minute, the more frayed your relationships will become.
Adel Iskandar

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Egyptians Bend Over Backwards for a President

Adel Iskandar | July 30, 2012 | World
As people's dislike for both Shafiq and Morsy deepens, and with Sabbahi's popularity continuing to soar, many are praying for a miracle. Yet there is not good outcome. Instead, it is between bad and worse.
Jacob D. Myers

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Holy Ink: The Spirituality of Tattoos (PHOTOS)

Jacob D. Myers | July 30, 2012 | Religion
Tattoos often signify one's relationships, one's movement beyond her daily existence to another plane of reality, and a new awareness of a person's being-in-the-world. Tattooing presents the bearer with several experiences that are rarely matched in the world.
Chris Weigant

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Romney's Ridiculous Double Standard Presents Gigantic Opening for Obama

Chris Weigant | July 30, 2012 | Politics
Romney's conveniently rewriting his own record. This is what spin is for, of course, but Mitt has just opened the door for a realistic comparison of the numbers, even if the Romney team (or the Obama team, for that matter) hasn't realized it yet.
Justine Lorelle LoMonaco

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4 Lessons Mothers-In-Law Could Learn From Mine

Justine Lorelle LoMonaco | July 30, 2012 | Weddings
While this doesn't mean my mother-in-law hasn't (or never will) do anything that I disagree with, there are a few specific things she does that keep us far away from "monster-in-law" territory.
Quora

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How Would You Design a Prison According to UX / User Experience Principles?

Quora | July 30, 2012 | Crime
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Eric "Phil" Phillips, Inmate at San Quentin If I were designing a prison, I would eliminate double bunking in cells and double/triple bunking in dorms. Look at the...
Carl Safina

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Knocking on Heaven's Shore: Bluefin Tuna Carrying Safe Fukushima Nuclear Radiation

Carl Safina | July 30, 2012 | Green
We know the whole world is connected, but we didn't quite think about how some of the connectors travel awfully far awfully fast. Long before tsunami debris arrives on shore, some California sport fishermen are catching radiation packages.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

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December Surprise? From Rubin to Pelosi, Wall Street & DC Dems Push Post-Election Austerity

Richard (RJ) Eskow | July 30, 2012 | Politics
"Take back your party," Pelosi recently advised traditional Republicans. "This is not the Grand Old Party that we know." Take back your party: That's sound advice -- for everyone in Washington.