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Thomas Patrick

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'Prometheus' Reviewed

Thomas Patrick | July 31, 2012 | UK Entertainment
Those expecting a dark, tense, claustrophobic sci-fi horror like Alien will be disappointed. But for anyone with an open mind about science fiction and the grand, sweeping ideas that can be housed within such a film, Prometheus is a beautiful, harrowing triumph.
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

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Looking Ridiculous, Giggling and Flailing on the Yoga Mat

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | July 31, 2012 | Healthy Living
In matters of the heart, finance, armed conflict and whoever's currently in the seats of power, I vacillate, suffer, howl and sink. On the yoga mat, however, I take what comes, even when nothing comes, even when what comes is pretty laughable... or damned unbearable.
Betty Londergan

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Head in the Clouds

Betty Londergan | July 31, 2012 | Impact
My first day visiting Heifer projects in Guatemala, we got high. Specifically, we drove up, up and up to the highlands of Alta Verapaz and into the cloud forest.
Glennon Melton

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Putting My Kids To Bed: A Game Of Whack-A-Mole

Glennon Melton | July 31, 2012 | Parents
One of the myriad problems with this parenting gig is that they save the hardest part for last. BEDTIME. Bedtime should be in the morning -- when we're fresh and kind and sweet -- and decent parenting still seems like a very real possibility.
Larry Strauss

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The Big Snooze (High Stakes Testing and the Low Stakes Mentality)

Larry Strauss | July 31, 2012 | Education
"Please do your best," I say. "Please don't make me look bad." That one is their favorite -- and why shouldn't it be? It empowers them as do few aspects of their education.
Jill Lawson

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Many Americans Are Content With Early Death Due to Inactivity

Jill Lawson | July 31, 2012 | Healthy Living
Many of us know, yet few are willing to admit, that sitting, being sedentary, and living a computer-bound life lead to early death. These facts are so startling, yet there are still so many struggling with adopting an active lifestyle.
William Bradley

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Fiat Lux, Willard!

William Bradley | July 31, 2012 | Politics
Is Romney really saying that the shutdown Solyndra plant is an aesthetic masterpiece, one of the greatest places in the world? Yeah, probably not.
Jeff Biggers

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"Rape of the Appalachians" Turns 50: What Would Harry Caudill Do Today?

Jeff Biggers | July 31, 2012 | Green
Half a century later, the "rape of the Appalachians" is in full force, carried out through an admittedly failed regulatory process that refuses to abolish one of the most egregious mining practices in U.S. history.
Allen Frances

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Public Relations Fictions Trying to Hide DSM-5 Facts

Allen Frances | October 31, 2012 | Science
DSM-5 is in such public trouble now because it heedlessly missed every prior private opportunity to self-correct. The solution is not the production of more PR pablum. Instead, DSM-5 needs to regroup, solve its problems, and avoid racing over a cliff.
D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce

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Driving Toward the Next YouTube Craze: 'Two Gay Guys in a Car' (VIDEO)

D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce | July 31, 2012 | Gay Voices
Dave Johnson

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Democracy Improves Lives in China -- and Here, Too

Dave Johnson | July 31, 2012 | Politics
Where democracy is weak, so is the economy for regular people. And when regular people are not doing well there isn't much of a "market." Democracy is the only economics that works.
Lloyd Paige

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Was 'The Voice' Your Choice?

Lloyd Paige | July 31, 2012 | UK Entertainment
It was expected to challenge the dominance of X Factor and sold itself as being a talent show for real voices. Not a show obsessed with the appearance of its contestants or a show which laughed at its singers.
Terry O'Neill

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Where the Real Shame Lies: Calling Victims of Violence Liars and Their Advocates Crooks

Terry O'Neill | July 31, 2012 | Politics
Perhaps the focus on "fraud" and "false allegations" is meant to be convenient cover for what H.R. 4970 really does: roll back victim protections that have existed for decades and deny any meaningful protections to battered immigrants, Native women, or LGBT victims.
Michelle Koffler

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Wedding Favors With Heart

Michelle Koffler | July 31, 2012 | Weddings
Instead of buying traditional favors, the family had donated the money to a scholarship fund in Sean's brother's name. And in that way, he was there with us. While it was difficult for everyone to hear of the loss, it was uplifting to know that our presence had contributed to helping others.
Mark Morford

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All the Dead People Say Yes

Mark Morford | July 31, 2012 | Culture
Progress kneels at the altar of the young. And the dead very much wish they could be you right now, no matter how much you think you got it bad.
Jared Gutstadt

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Tips From the Rock 'n' Roll CEO No. 3: Get Your Swag Straight

Jared Gutstadt | July 31, 2012 | Business
Business and the rock star life/grind are not so different. Meetings are your world tour. When you head out on tour, make sure you have a merch table. Your branding can't survive without it.
Bwoywonder

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Lyrics4Lyrics Clothing S/S Collection 2012

Bwoywonder | July 31, 2012 | UK Style
LYRICS4LYRICS clothing S/S 2012 collection drops this bank holiday weekend for lovers of hot exclusive labels and LEGO!
Robert Koehler

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The Grim Reaper

Robert Koehler | July 31, 2012 | Politics
The poison seeps slowly into the future. No one notices. "The Obama administration," the Wall Street Journal informs us, "plans to arm Italy's fleet of Reaper drone aircraft, a move that could open the door for sales of advanced hunter-killer drone technology to other allies . ....
Nomi Teutsch

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New York Faith Community and Sikhs of Kenya: A Partnership Is Born

Nomi Teutsch | July 31, 2012 | Religion
Communities and individuals across NYC have been working together not only to have impact on issues of global health and hunger, but to show the positive power that people of faith can have.
Vanessa Berben

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My Mad Men-Inspired 'Prosti-Talk' -- With My Mom

Vanessa Berben | July 31, 2012 | TV
After this week's Mad Men, where my lovely Joan gets put in a compromising position and makes a morally questionable choice for the sake of financial security for her and her infant son, I started thinking about what I'd do in that situation.