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Tom Devine

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A Microfinance Whistleblower Tells the Painful Truth

Tom Devine | September 8, 2012 | Business
A new whistleblowing book by British microfinance expert Hugh Sinclair exposes a particularly painful truth: What has been promoted as a charity structured to empower the poor in fact is camouflage for heavy-handed loan sharking that regularly victimizes its so-called beneficiaries.
Lincee Ray

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'The Bachelorette' Recap: Fantasy Suite Week

Lincee Ray | September 8, 2012 | TV
You gotta love the fantasy suite week! But who did Emily love enough to keep around for the finale? And what was she wearing when she made that decision? So much to discuss.
Robert David Jaffee

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Suggestions for Shakespeare Lovers

Robert David Jaffee | September 8, 2012 | Education
Harold Bloom, the greatest literary critic of our time, has accrued so much wisdom because he is our foremost reader with a deep, deep love for poetry. Sadly, many of the comments on my last piece showed me that a number of people lack the wisdom of Bloom.
Drew Westen

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Let's Cap the Tax Cut at $253,571.33

Drew Westen | September 8, 2012 | Politics
President Obama's latest tax cut announcement is more bad messaging. When you throw out an arbitrary number as your cap for tax cuts, you immediately get off message and into the weeds. Why? Because your number rapidly becomes contested.
Quora

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What Makes Spain's Soccer Team So Dominant Right Now?

Quora | September 8, 2012 | Sports
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Hung Lee, Recruitment Strategist - Founder of Wise Man Say They have invented a new way of playing the game.Tiki-taka isn't just a pleasing-to-the-eye brand...
Kevin Powell

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'Frank Ocean Say He Gay'

Kevin Powell | September 8, 2012 | Gay Voices
That is what I heard a group of teenagers say the other day, here on the streets of Brooklyn, when it came out that Frank Ocean had revealed a past love affair with a man. There was no judgment in that remark, no gay bashing, not even the slightest hint of hatred or disgust hovering about them.
JJ Keith

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My Brief Encounter With Katie Holmes and Her Entourage

JJ Keith | September 8, 2012 | Entertainment
In 2005 I was a 25-year-old barista at a Starbucks in Hollywood, which was a terrible waste of my anthropology degree, insofar as an anthropology degree can be anything but wasted. But despite failing at life, I had come to think of myself as a mentor to one of my...
Annemarie Dooling

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The Mets' Biggest Problems Aren't On The Field

Annemarie Dooling | September 8, 2012 | Sports
As both a fan of the 2012 New York Mets and someone who considers herself in touch with reality, I have absolutely no problem admitting that this team has a big problem, but it isn't on the field. The most damaging thing on this team lives in it's office. ...
James Mahon

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IdeasLog Plans to Succeed

James Mahon | September 8, 2012 | UK Tech
An application that helps to plan your life, your business commitments and act as a social networking tool, this surely cannot exist! Yet one young Irish web developer is the driving force behind a piece of software that promises to do just that.
Mark Goulston, M.D.

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'Resistance n'existe pas'

Mark Goulston, M.D. | September 8, 2012 | Healthy Living
Resistance doesn't exist, only non-rational, nonfunctional self-preservation. Like me, you probably have noticed that you can't read the front page of a newspaper without seeing a story where two opponents -- be it global, national, political or local -- appear to be fighting each other, digging their heels in, refusing...
Leslie Lagerstrom

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A Happy Camper

Leslie Lagerstrom | September 8, 2012 | Gay Voices
When your child is transgender, do you err on the side of full disclosure, thereby risking rejection, or do you proceed without exposing your child's biology, because it really shouldn't matter, right? Such was the case when Sam went to camp for the first time as a boy.
Maritza Aguado Sierra

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México padece el 'Síndrome de la mujer golpeada'

Maritza Aguado Sierra | September 8, 2012 | Voces
Después de la intensa jornada electoral que se vivió en México, aparecieron en las redes sociales multitud de imágenes sumamente creativas , expresando su inconformidad con un resultado a todas luces polémico. Entre esas imágenes una de ellas llamó mucho mi atención porque creo que es un retrato muy cercano al fenómeno que se vive en este país. Se trata de una fotografía de una mujer con una mirada triste y un rostro golpeado, enmarcada en el siguiente texto: "México: te convertiste en la esposa golpeada que perdonó al marido porque él le juró que ya cambió".
Eleanor Goldberg

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Building A Playing Field For Every Athlete

Eleanor Goldberg | September 8, 2012 | Impact
The experience became less about one person guiding another, and more about a group of ridiculous risk takers just trying to feel the exhilaration that comes with feeling your heart thump as hard as it possibly can against your chest and pushing your body to the limit and then pushing it even further than that.
Gabriel Lerner

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NCLR: ¿Quieren ver nuestros papeles? Los hallarán en el fondo de las boletas de votación...

Gabriel Lerner | September 8, 2012 | Voces
"¿Quieren ver nuestros papeles? Los hallarán en las urnas, el día de las elecciones. Nuestra comunidad no será intimidada. No nos enmudecerán". Reproduciendo un lema de las luchas sindicales, indicó "no nos moverán", para terminar, en español: "¡Ahora es nuestro momento!"
Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.

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The Mind of the Prodigy

Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D. | February 24, 2014 | Science
While it's true that many prodigies receive support, resources, and encouragement from parents and coaches early on, their support is typically the result of a demonstrated "rage to learn." The reason why they are so driven to deliberately practice in their domain requires explaining.
Steven Weber

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Heavy Shift

Steven Weber | September 8, 2012 | Politics
It will be fascinating to see if the financial deluge let loose by Koch/Adelstein/Romney et. al. shifts the American people away from what their hearts know is right, indeed what they've always known is right.
Janet Mason

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How Caring for My Mother Brought Me Into the LGBT Caretaker Club: A SAGE Experience

Janet Mason | September 8, 2012 | Gay Voices
Since Tea Leaves was published, I have had the opportunity to talk to many LGBT people who tell me that they were the ones to "show up" when an elderly parent needed care -- even those who had tenuous relationships with their parents because of their LGBT status.
Tom Newham

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The NUS President's 'Radical New View' Fails to Recognise the Real Importance of Education

Tom Newham | September 8, 2012 | UK Universities & Education
The brightest minds are now asking not how their studies might enlighten them, or how the accumulation of knowledge might benefit humanity; but instead they are asking how it will help them find a job, or how it will aid them in paying off their swelling debts.
Jeb Harrison

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Melanie Mills: The Agent Who Lived The Plot Of My Novel

Jeb Harrison | September 8, 2012 | Books
I wrote a novel about faked death and identity fraud. And then I heard that my literary agent had been killed in a car crash. But Melanie Mills had a thing for resurrection.
Michael Carosone

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A Personal Paradox: My Life As an Italian-American Gay Man; or, The Identity Crises of Ethnic Queers/Queer Ethnics

Michael Carosone | September 8, 2012 | Gay Voices
It must be stated, and known, that with its conservative and traditional ways of thinking, the Italian-American community -- my own community -- has not always been accepting and understanding of my sexual orientation.