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Maureen Ryan

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Emmys 2012 Review: Jimmy Kimmel Scores

Maureen Ryan | Posted September 24, 2012

I hope Kimmel hosts the Oscars at some point, because he understands a fundamental point about the gig: You have to entertain everyone -- not just the people in the room, and not just the people at home.
Alex Moaba

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'Boardwalk Empire' Gangster Rankings, Week 2: Showdown At The Station

Alex Moaba | Posted September 23, 2012

It didn't take Gyp Rosetti very long to make his first move on Nucky Thompson. The brutal and simple-minded New York gangster stuck up a New York-bound convoy of liquor-packed trucks. Rosetti wants a war, and he's likely to get it.
Robert Kuttner

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Filling Geithner's (Small) Shoes

Robert Kuttner | Posted September 24, 2012

Timothy Geithner has said that he'll step down as Treasury Secretary at the end of Obama's first term. Assuming that Mitt Romney keeps self-destructing and Obama wins a second term, who should succeed him? Just as Obama's choice in 2008 of an economic team led by Larry Summers and Tim Geithner told you a lot about what kind of president he'd be (and not be), Obama will signal a lot in his selection of Geithner's replacement. In an economic crisis, the treasury secretary (tied with the Fed chairman) becomes the most important domestic public official after the president.
Larry Hirsch

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People Are Getting It -- Obama Right on Economy

Larry Hirsch | Posted September 24, 2012

Read More: Economy, Jobs, Obama, Romney
The central premise to the Romney campaign is unraveling as voters are seeing that President Obama is the right person to restore our economic health. The Obama campaign should not let up its efforts as the work now is to continue to spread the word and get the voters out to the polls.
Steve Rosenbaum

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NY Tech Scene -- Rising (Week of 9/24/12)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted September 30, 2012

With the crisp fall weather setting in, last week was still red hot in the tech sector.
Karen Dalton-Beninato

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Mickey Hart's Brain on Drums -- Interview at AARP in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted September 23, 2012

By the time Mickey Hart finished his AARP convention appearance in New Orleans yesterday, we had quite literally seen his brain on drums as his brain waves were projected onto a screen by neurologist Dr. Adam Gazzaley through the magic of electrodes and computer modeling.
Mary Ellen Harte

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Climate Change This Week: Arctic Death Spiral, Faith Groups Voting Bloc, and More...

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted September 24, 2012

The National Snow and Ice Data center reports that the Arctic ice hit a record new low recently.
Jason Reed

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Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis - A Conversation With Clark French

Jason Reed | Posted September 23, 2012

Clark, now 26, was no stranger to the ravages of M.S. - having watched his stepfather suffer and ultimately pass away from the illness, Clark is all to aware of what the condition can do to families and patients. Clark was less than enamoured with the treatments on offer to him.
William B. Bradshaw

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National Punctuation Day: Answering the Question, "Does it Go Here or There?"

William B. Bradshaw | Posted September 24, 2012

Today is National Punctuation Day
Paul Abrams

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What Romney's Hiding: 'It's the Amnesty, Stupid'

Paul Abrams | Posted September 23, 2012

Why does the press feign puzzlement about what Romney is hiding by not revealing his 2009 tax returns?
Xavier Toby

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Evolution is Going Backwards

Xavier Toby | Posted September 25, 2012

Our attention spans are shrinking that fast that soon enough they'll be down to twelve seconds, and we'll be a society of goldfish. Happy in our fishbowl office or apartment, constantly babbling meaningless part words into cyberspace.
D. Michael Lindsay

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Living Generously

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted September 24, 2012

What if today we realized what great potential is held in that dollar, that bright idea or that spare half-hour -- that talent we carry around -- and what if today we harnessed that potential to do something good?
J.H. Snider

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The White House's We The People Petition Website: First Year Report Card

J.H. Snider | Posted September 24, 2012

It's time for the one year report card. Fortunately, the White House has released a wealth of statistics touting the success of We the People.
HuffPost Radio

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BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Tape-Gate be Romney's 'Lonesome Rhodes' Moment*?

HuffPost Radio | Posted September 23, 2012

To Ron Reagan, the 47% tape reveals Romney's sneering elitism -- but Torie Clarke thinks it's a feeding frenzy over a stumble no worse than Obama's comments on "cling to guns/religion" and "redistribution." Then: Are riots in the Middle East the fault of a film or Obama?
Steven Clifford

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How Would Jesus Vote? The New Testament of the RNC

Steven Clifford | Posted September 23, 2012

Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must pass the Tea party litmus tests on abortion, stem cell research, global warming and repeal of the 16th Amendment." (Luke 9:23)
Hayley Gait-Golding

A Leg-Up for the Start-Up - Using My Award to Make a Difference

Hayley Gait-Golding | Posted September 26, 2012

What is equally important to us as a business is the support of fellow females on a global scale. As last year's Entrepreneurial Women of the Future winner, I have ensured that one of our key roles at BEAR continues to be inspiring and supporting the employment of primarily single mothers in rural developing countries, where few opportunities exist.
Helen Croydon

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You're Not Married Because You Don't Want to Be

Helen Croydon | Posted September 24, 2012

In the 1950s married couples represented 85% of all households in the UK. Last year this figure was 67%. The number of 'married' and 'never married' women is predicted to be equal by 2031.
Quora

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What Is It Like To Be in a Police Chase?

Quora | Posted September 25, 2012

This question originally appeared on Quora. Tim Dees is a retired police officer and freelance writer. He is a columnist at PoliceOne.com, a member of the Public Safety Writers Association, and the author of...
Sandi Bachom

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I'm Just Mad About Mitt

Sandi Bachom | Posted September 24, 2012

When snooty Anne Romney refers to us as "you people" one might expect the next words out of her mouth, "The peasants are revolting...you bet, they stink on ice!" But mostly, I'm just mad about Mitt!
Liam McLaughlin

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We Should All Be Supporting SlutWalk

Liam McLaughlin | Posted September 23, 2012

SlutWalk is not as radical as its name suggests, and is certainly something men should feel able to support. Rape does not happen exclusively to women, and to stand in solidarity as a man is important for the movement's message of fighting blame culture in any case of rape.
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

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Women Over 40: Are You Doing All the 'Right Things' but Still Not Losing Weight?

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted September 24, 2012

There is nothing worse than feeling like you are doing all the right things and still not getting anywhere. When it comes to losing weight, there are a lot of women who are frustrated and demoralised because they feel like no matter what they do, they can't get their weight under control.
Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe

She Means Business

Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe | Posted September 23, 2012

Although this year marks a new high for female CEOs, women still run just 3.6 % of Fortune 500 companies. The global percentage of female executives has with much difficulty, ticked above 10% for the first time, this year. The survey of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) found that 73% of female respondents felt barriers still existed for women seeking senior management and board-level positions in the UK. So what helped me break through?
Wendy Wason

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Fashion Crisis

Wendy Wason | Posted September 23, 2012

Last weekend I was thrown into a fresh new hell. I'm in my late 30s. On my way to a music festival in my 20s I would have thought about my three-day-wardrobe for weeks. In my late 30s with three kids to look after, it only occurred to me as I was packing.
Lucinda Ellery

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National No Pulling Week - Time to Stop Pulling Your Hair Out

Lucinda Ellery | Posted September 23, 2012

So what happens when your hair becomes a source of embarrassment, fear and shame? When you turn from being an outgoing, confident person to someone who is hiding a dark, debilitating secret... when you are quite literally 'pulling your hair out'?
Charlie Cadywould

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Rights, Responsibilities and Unpaid Internships

Charlie Cadywould | Posted September 24, 2012

With youth unemployment still above 20%, and many of Britain's brightest and best-educated young people desperate for work, many are seeking unpaid internships to get the experience they need for full-time employment.
Yvonne Ossei

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Forced Marriage, Belief in Witchcraft and FGM: The Taxpayers Will Be Picking Up The Tab

Yvonne Ossei | Posted September 24, 2012

There are a number of 'culturally sensitive' human rights issues that the government hasn't got to grips with yet, and as a result people will continue to be murdered, raped and shipped to other countries, in the name of tradition and preserving family honour.
Kelly Hoppen

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Great British Design Creating Economic Opportunity

Kelly Hoppen | Posted September 23, 2012

The looming economic climate has often cast shadows over the prospects for the UK in terms of foreign trade and investments. Yet despite this uncertainty, I feel prouder being British today than I have ever done.
Ben Bowler

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The Worst Idea in History

Ben Bowler | Posted September 23, 2012

Thinking you've got a monopoly on truth is the biggest mistake of all. This applies not just in the religious sphere but also to political and economic thinking and it applies regardless of the belief system: a Southern Baptist who believes they are in total possession of the truth is just as far from the mark as an atheist who thinks the same thing, or a Muslim.
Luke Martell

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Has Occupy Had an Impact?

Luke Martell | Posted September 23, 2012

Inequality, specifically between the very richest and the rest, is widely known about and accepted as an issue. We didn't used to talk about this that much. We do now. Occupy did that.
William Hanson

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Downton Etiquette Explained - Series 3, Episode 2

William Hanson | Posted September 24, 2012

The custom of pouring wine right up the top of the glass is something only modern (high street) restaurants do. For a moment last night the dining table of Downton looked like Pizza Express.
Wendy Wason

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Fashion Crisis

Wendy Wason | Posted September 25, 2012

Last weekend I was thrown into a fresh new hell. I'm in my late 30s. On my way to a music festival in my 20s I would have thought about my three-day-wardrobe for weeks. In my late 30s with three kids to look after, it only occurred to me as I was packing.
Quora

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How Could One Defeat a Monster Composed Entirely of Candy?

Quora | Posted September 24, 2012

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger If it were in a cartoon/story like Monsters, Inc., I'd get a caulk gun ...
Holly Robinson

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Writing in the Shower

Holly Robinson | Posted September 23, 2012

I think it's odd when writers say "I write from 6 a.m. to noon" or "I only write on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays." Writing isn't something you can turn on and off.
Moby

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Mitt Romney Does Not Have the Right to Dismiss Us

Moby | Posted September 24, 2012

We are not an 'entitled' class, we are not 'dependent upon the federal government' and we do not consider ourselves 'victims.' We are the hundreds of millions of Americans who had the misfortune of not being born to millionaire parents.
Quora

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Is Iraq a Safer Place Now Compared to What It Was Like During Saddam Hussein's Regime?

Quora | Posted September 24, 2012

Read More: Iraq War, War In Iraq, Iraq
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Wael Al-Sallami, Software Engineer I'm an Iraqi native. I was born in 1988, just four months before the end of the Iraq-Iran war, then survived...
John Cooker

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Beware of This Contagious Disease: Chronic Partisanship!

John Cooker | Posted September 23, 2012

Once infected, normal Americans become possessed by their virus and speak in a language understood only by their particular viral nation, a special code: Obamacare, refudiate, left coaster, drill baby drill; or diversity, public option, neocon, I didn't inhale.
Abby Sims

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31 New Tommy John Surgeries in MLB

Abby Sims | Posted September 23, 2012

An astounding 31 major league pitchers underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012. The repetitive demands of pitching and the nature of the motion itself -- particularly the acceleration phase -- are the primary culprits.
Ted McCagg

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What Americans Depend On: A Breakdown

Ted McCagg | Posted September 23, 2012

This is what Americans depend on.
Maggie Utgoff

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Do What You Love, But Don't Get Sick

Maggie Utgoff | Posted September 23, 2012

I talked to quite a few independent artists who told me about how hard it has been to pay out-of-pocket for health insurance. One artist I love told me his wife's Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) counted as a pre-existing condition and makes their payment outrageously expensive.
Tim Giago

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Mascots, Ignorance and Racism

Tim Giago | Posted September 23, 2012

It is much more difficult to fight ignorance than racism. In a way, ignorance and racism are one in the same, but until white and black Americans walk one mile in our moccasins, they will never see the difference.
Crystal Brown

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What Is a Parent Supposed to Do?

Crystal Brown | Posted September 24, 2012

What is a parent supposed to do if their child is stuck in a school with an ineffective teacher, ineffective principal, that is under resourced and failing?
Mike Bonnet

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1000-Odd Words in the Mind of a Chugger

Mike Bonnet | Posted September 25, 2012

When I'm asked - as I regularly am - what my favourite part of my job is, I always smile and recall the Tardos that I've enjoyed a bit of verbal sparring with. They're the exception rather than the rule this lot, but when you come across one it's like finding an extra veggie sausage hiding under your free-range, corn-fed, organic poached egg at breakfast. They really do brighten up my day.
Ward Carroll

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What It's Like to Fly With the Blue Angels

Ward Carroll | Posted September 24, 2012

Fighting off the G forces is a lot of work, quite frankly, especially when you don't have the controls in your cockpit. Two Face does his best to give me a heads up with calls like "Let's get some... here we go!"
Steven Kurlander

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Writing Romney's Political Obituary and Race Over Very Premature

Steven Kurlander | Posted September 23, 2012

Despite all this angst that was endured by Romney and the GOP in the last few days, the perception that these gaffes spelled early political doom was hopeful rather than intelligent reasoning.
Raymond J. Learsy

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Egypt's President Morsi Is Wrong; It's Not American Taxpayer Money That Has Purchased Arab Hatred

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted September 24, 2012

The money exacerbating hatred and misunderstanding does not emanate from the "American taxpayer" per se, but rather from the American consumer both directly and symbolically.
Daniel D. Veniez

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Meet the RCMP Officer Who's Guilty of Crimes She Didn't Commit

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted September 23, 2012

Barbara George was a decorated law enforcement officer with an unblemished 30-year track record. Then in 2007, the House of Commons found her in contempt of Parliament for allegedly "misleading" the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.None of what George was accused of was true. She vowed not to rest until her name was cleared. Last week, she came a little closer. Now is the time for the House of Commons to apologize, and return some piece of mind to Barbara George and her family.
Edward Wasserman

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News Media Blow the Mideast Rioting Story

Edward Wasserman | Posted September 23, 2012

It's rare that a story so fully exemplifies the worst tendencies of the news media as the coverage of the protest in Muslim countries over a U.S.-made video ridiculing the founder of Islam.
Barbara Holm

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Large Group Dynamics and Sexism

Barbara Holm | Posted September 24, 2012

I like seeing women supporting other women in their communities. I hate when girls feel like they're competing with other women, because that's just not the case.
Jure Klepic

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What Do The Emperor's New Clothes Have in Common with Social Media Influence?

Jure Klepic | Posted September 24, 2012

Buzz and awareness are not the new clothes when it comes to influence. Until someone can track the true behavior change that an influencer causes by a message, it is virtually the Emperor's New Clothes all over again but until then, "he really doesn't have anything on at all," does he?
Jonathan Lewis

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On Your First Job, Outsmart the Experts

Jonathan Lewis | Posted September 23, 2012

The stakes are so high (for ourselves, for humanity, for planetary survival) and yet most of us are struggling with when, what, how to make a difference. We are wondering if we have what it takes.
Thomas de Zengotita

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A Two Party System for World Politics

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted September 23, 2012

Looking forward to the day when the far right nightmare of a global social order looms larger on the horizon of the possible than it does now -- here's a modest proposal for how world politics might be organized during the transition.
Adnan Al-Daini

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Homelessness: the Destruction of Lives

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted September 23, 2012

The lives of most people are dependent on the modest wages they receive from work to survive and keep a roof over their family's heads. Any interruption of that income due to illness or unemployment of the breadwinner could tip the family into homelessness.
Geoffrey Dunn

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Republican Racism and the Columnists Who Are in Denial

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted September 24, 2012

The Republican Party has all but abandoned people of color in this country, save when it orchestrates a façade of racial diversity as it did on occasion in Tampa. But the real numbers tell the tale that Mark Steyn and others would rather dismiss.
Nathaniel Comfort

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'Single Gene May Hold Key to Life Itself'

Nathaniel Comfort | Posted September 23, 2012

Distortions and sensationalism really only explain how deterministic stories persist -- not why. There must be something satisfying and lucrative about "gene-for" stories. What is so sexy about a gene for IQ?
Peter Kellow

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Debt, Grinding Debt

Peter Kellow | Posted September 25, 2012

Debt is hardly something new and what it does to a life are not new either. Emerson, as a socially concerned person in 1936, understood it well and expressed in a way that feels powerfully close to us today.
Mireille Mayrand-Fiset

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Des activités effrayantes pour célébrer l'automne

Mireille Mayrand-Fiset | Posted September 23, 2012

L'automne, saison des feuilles mortes, est arrivé. Chaleur et soleil sont derrière nous : c'est maintenant l'heure de célébrer l'Halloween et autres fêtes macabres. Envie de vous mettre dans l'ambiance ? Voici quelques idées de voyages lugubres ou d'activités effrayantes à faire cet automne. Frissons garantis !
Christopher Mikkelsen

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Refugees United - To Connect the Unconnected

Christopher Mikkelsen | Posted September 25, 2012

My brother - and co-founder of Refugees Reunited - David and I are in New York to tell the world of another unfolding tragedy, repeated every day across vast parts of our shared world: The fact that hundreds of thousands of refugee families have become, and are still becoming, separated during their escape from conflict, hunger and drought.
Neta C. Crawford

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'Targeted' Drones Strikes and Magical Thinking

Neta C. Crawford | Posted September 23, 2012

It took years for the U.S. to acknowledge that civilian casualties were hurting the U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is time that the U.S. apply these lessons to the not-so-secret, not-so-legal, and probably not-so-precise drone war.
Paul_Johnson

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The New, New Black

Paul_Johnson | Posted September 23, 2012

I hear 40 is the new 30. I also hear 35 is the new 25 as measured by accrued net worth. I hear 20 is the new seventh grade in turms of speling abilitee. I hear 13 is the new fetus.
Doug Schulkind

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Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 183 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted September 24, 2012

This post is for those 47% of readers who are dependent on Mining the Audio Motherlode, who believe that they are victims, who believe Mining the Audio Motherlode has a responsibility to care for them.
Jeff Danziger

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Pawlenty Leaves

Jeff Danziger | Posted September 23, 2012

Don McNay

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When Do You Stop Taking Financial Risks?

Don McNay | Posted September 23, 2012

I knew of a woman who was always trying to meet a guy driving a new Mercedes. She should have been looking for someone who drives a 10-year-old Toyota. The Toyota driver is more likely to have real wealth in the long run.
Scott Mendelson

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Weekend Box Office: Four New Releases Cannibalize Each Other as The Master Whiffs in Wide Release and The Perks of Being a Wallflower Explodes

Scott Mendelson | Posted September 23, 2012

It wasn't so much a "something for everyone" weekend as it was a "multiple things for the same general audience" weekend.
Ella Krasner

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If You Think that Mykonos is Just for Goluboĭ, You Are Big Mistaken!

Ella Krasner | Posted September 25, 2012

We Russians certainly enjoy a summer holiday! In the past, we used to spend the summer months at our dachas in countryside outside Moskva, or on the Black Sea coast - the smart destination for Russia's ruling class.
Georgia Makhlouf

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Wajdi Mouawad arpente les guerres d'hier pour éclairer celles d'aujourd'hui

Georgia Makhlouf | Posted September 23, 2012

Anima s'ouvre sur une scène d'une rare violence: la femme de Wahhch a été violée et assassinée selon un sinistre "rituel" par un Indien Mohawk. Cette scène, c'est un chat qui la raconte, puis il cède la parole à un oiseau. Ainsi, de chapitre en chapitre, ce sont des animaux de toutes races qui voient et qui content: chiens, loups, chauve-souris, rats, grues, insectes divers, les points de vue changent sans cesse mais sans que l'unité du récit n'en soit affaiblie.
Douglas Kantor

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A Year After Debit Reform, Consumers Benefit Even as Banks Cast False Blame

Douglas Kantor | Posted September 23, 2012

While the average American is making less and the income gap widens, profits in the banking industry are higher than they were pre-recession.
Craig Purshouse

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Eleanor Mills, Assisted Reproduction and Yuck Tests: Rationality, Not Intuition, Should Determine Our Response to Ethical Issues

Craig Purshouse | Posted September 24, 2012

If someone said they found interracial marriages or gay sex disgusting and believed it should be banned for this reason, would you take them seriously? I thought not, yet Eleanor Mills in The Sunday Times believes that a sensible way to handle the sensitive legal and ethical issues surrounding assisted reproduction is to base it on her own gut reaction to such practices.
Martin Sadofski

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Keeping Your Brain Healthy With Omega 3

Martin Sadofski | Posted September 23, 2012

As Woody Allen once said "The brain is my second favourite organ." Already hailed for promoting healthy hearts, it seems that taking a daily Omega 3 capsule also has beneficial effects in the brain.
Kalup Linzy

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Interview with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Limor Tomer

Kalup Linzy | Posted September 23, 2012

Today I am sharing with you an interview with the general manager of concerts and lectures at the Met.
Lanny Davis

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The Obama-Clinton Center Rejoined

Lanny Davis | Posted September 23, 2012

At the DNC, Bill Clinton restated his successful ideological hybrid of social progressivism, cultural moderation and fiscal responsibility. Barack Obama affirmed these same center-left themes. Let's compare the two speeches.
Mike Ryan

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'SNL' Scorecard: When In Doubt, Have Joseph Gordon-Levitt Take His Shirt Off

Mike Ryan | Posted September 23, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt did an admirable job with what he was given, but it's painfully obvious that the Thursday night primetime special took a lot of the political punch out of the show -- a political punch that was sorely needed.
Raymond Ressy

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Chancellor Osborne's Political Cover

Raymond Ressy | Posted September 23, 2012

Does the Bank of England really need to give the government license on this, or is King admitting covertly that the government's austerity programme is not working?
John Lundberg

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Four Poems for Autumn

John Lundberg | Posted September 23, 2012

Here are poems by William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, William Blake and Carl Sandburg that explore what the fall can teach us about our humanity.
Elizabeth Drew

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Voting Wrongs

Elizabeth Drew | Posted September 23, 2012

The current voting rights issue is a coordinated attempt by a political party to fix the result of a presidential election by restricting the opportunities of members of the opposition party's constituency -- most notably blacks -- to exercise a Constitutional right.
Thought Catalog

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9 Unfortunate Situations To Find Yourself In

Thought Catalog | Posted September 23, 2012

Read More: Slideexpand
Thought Catalog presents to you 9 very unfortunate situations
Shaun Dellenty

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It Isn't Just LGBT Teachers That Care About Homophobic Bullying

Shaun Dellenty | Posted September 24, 2012

My experiences lead me to believe that there are many parents and school staff who really want to see these issues addressed for once and for all. Some of them are indeed LGBT, but many of them are not.
Monique Meneses

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Why I Chose A High-Fashion Photographer For My Engagement Photos

Monique Meneses | Posted September 24, 2012

Sophie shot the photos at a higher grain to create an old film quality and Emily used Photoshop to create a hazy, dreamy colored atmosphere, along with some ethereal, high-punch black and white filters to finish the fairytale fashion style of the images.
John Feffer

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Return to Adversity

John Feffer | Posted September 23, 2012

On March 17, 1990, I set off from Brussels for East Berlin to begin what would be seven months of wandering around the region. Now, I am returning to track down the people I interviewed back then to see how their lives, their families, and their countries have changed.
Alan Grayson

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They Want to Destroy Social Security (Circa 1935)

Alan Grayson | Posted September 23, 2012

Republicans have as much interest in saving Social Security as they do in saving the whales. Or the rainforest. Or the Queen. Or the last dance.
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

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Does Jesus' First Miracle Prove He Was Married? Reexamining John 2:1-12

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted September 23, 2012

It's time for even persons like me who really want to put an end to these questions of Jesus being married as an absolute "no" to not ignore the signs that there is considerable evidence that he was.
Marcus Middleton

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Let's Make Recreational Drugs Good for Schools

Marcus Middleton | Posted September 25, 2012

This week Channel 4's "Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial" promises to be the biggest joke television has seen this year. Trying to keep a straight face, the programme-makers are claiming the series will strive to 'tell the truth' about recreational drugs. I can tell you now... It won't.
James Stack

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FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 19)

James Stack | Posted September 23, 2012

"Daddy's been arrested for public drunkenness," Gee said finally. "The security man told me Daddy was sleeping it off, and that he'll be returned to us at the campsite in the morning."
Mr Pickwick

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Bringing Philosophy Into Dating - Put Some Schopenhauer in the Shower

Mr Pickwick | Posted September 24, 2012

Now the kids have got to the stage when they don't set the house on fire anymore, Mrs Pickwick and I ventured forth to try something new in our relationship - an intellectual date. We attended this brain Zumba class at a nearby cultural establishment to hear a talk from a learned Philosopher on the subject "Why Philosophy Matters".
Sheila Quirke

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Donna's Cancer Story: Surgery 4.0

Sheila Quirke | Posted September 24, 2012

"Donna, I've noticed a lot lately that you don't always listen to me. I have to repeat myself and it's frustrating." Her response, quick as a whip, was, "You know, Mama, I want to go to the park every day and sometimes it rains." Suck it up, Mom, I'm 3, was the subtext. God, I love that girl.
Michael Smerconish

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Why to Reinstate the Draft

Michael Smerconish | Posted September 23, 2012

I see the need for a draft to ensure that a trigger-happy president and Congress don't overextend us in a dangerous world to fulfill commitments that should never have been made.
Ronald Hendel

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Was the Snake in the Garden of Eden Satan

Ronald Hendel | Posted September 23, 2012

How did a smart "creature of the field" come to be identified with the Prince of Darkness? That's an impressive leap in a reptile's résumé. The answer tells us a lot about the importance of Genesis, and how people thought about it, in the early years of Judaism and Christianity.
Rhonda Britten

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Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 14 (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted September 23, 2012

Telling the truth (to myself first) is a sure sign that I am willing to own up to what isn't working in my life (and why it's so scary to tell the truth in the first place).
Rabbi Shais Taub

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5 Tips for a Better Yom Kippur

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted September 23, 2012

I've attended Yom Kippur services as a congregant for many years, and I've also conducted Yom Kippur services when serving as a pulpit rabbi for several years. From both ends I can tell you: Yom Kippur can be rough.
Juan Vené

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Los Nationals, un gran equipo

Juan Vené | Posted September 23, 2012

Read More: Deportes
Uno de ellos, el más veterano, ha visto jugar a los Nationals todos los días, hace dos semanas, desde el primero de este septiembre, por supuesto, para informar a su organización.
Jorge Muzam

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Los locos grafómanos de España

Jorge Muzam | Posted September 23, 2012

En los años que estudié Literatura Española en la Universidad Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile, pude percatarme del escaso conocimiento, más vale decir ignorancia y hasta desdén que existía en torno a los escritores españoles más recientes.
Raj Bains

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Our Bovine Public

Raj Bains | Posted September 24, 2012

It seems that while the majority of Tottenham's fan base have spent the best part of the start of the season pointing fingers at one another, passing around 'the blame' quicker than Danielle Lloyd through the Spurs dressing room, the real issues have been cast to one side, ignored.
Party Earth

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London's Pubs: Sports And Beer Havens

Party Earth | Posted September 23, 2012

England has a long history of crazed and unruly sports fans. So it's no wonder that the pubs in London have gotten used to accommodating rambunctious crowds. Whether you're in the mood for football or rugby, grab a pint and celebrate a victory with the locals at these top London sports pubs.
Fly.com

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10 Spooky Places To Visit In The U.S. (PHOTOS)

Fly.com | Posted September 23, 2012

In honor of those looking for something really spooky this All Hallows' Eve, the Fly.com team is sharing some of its favorite haunted locations from our own travels within the U.S.
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Chasing A Dream Around The World

Kathleen Fordyce Rohan | Posted September 24, 2012

Betsy and Warren Talbot always dreamed of traveling. But like most people, life got in the way. They were both moving up in their successful careers, living in the suburbs and accumulating cars, a house and stuff to fill it with. Then, everything changed.
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Teens Take On Washington, Tackle Tough Issues Through Service

Steven Culbertson | Posted September 23, 2012

This week, I met 18-year-old Caleb Dunn. A child of Appalachian Eastern Kentucky, Caleb grew up in extreme poverty. He told me about the knotted stomach, sore throat, dry mouth and especially the burning anger that comes from being hungry every day for the first seven years of your life....
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Explore America: Magic Moments And Places A La 'Before Sunrise'

CarsTravelFood | Posted September 23, 2012

I don't know where I've been, but I only just recently watched 1995's "Before Sunrise" and thanks to Netflix's speedy delivery, eagerly saw the 2004 sequel "Before Sunset" for the first time. My mind has been in a reverie ever since. We have so few nice surprises in life, that it's thrilling to discover a new movie or song, even if it's old to others and these movies delivered on both.
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Esos son los chidos

Enrique Ballesteros Durán | Posted September 23, 2012

Cuando yo tenía 10 años y medio se murió Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta (5 de febrero de 1984). Tenía la misma edad que mi abuelita, aunque el nacido en mero Tulancingo, un 23 de septiembre (de 1917) era más chico que la madre de mi padre. Fue ella quien me contó la leyenda del enmascarado de plata y hasta me dejaba ver las películas del Santo, cuando las pasaban en la televisión (religiosamente cada fin de semana). A medias recuerdo cuando Rodolfo Guzmán se levantó media tapa en el programa de Jacobo Zabludovsky.
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¿Quién es María Salomé en el deporte?

Lenka Rivera | Posted September 23, 2012

Read More: Deportes, Video
Su nombre es María Salomé, según el registro de la foto es originaria de Chihuahua, del grupo indígena Tarahumara y ella, sin ninguna vestimenta profesional de corredora, sin preparación con grandes entrenadores, ganó por mucho los 10 kilómetros de la carrera OXO.
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Visiting The World's Biggest Buildings (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted September 23, 2012

As architects strive to outdo each other and new cities and structures command recognition, the new motto becomes clear: More is more.
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London Fashion Week Online

Zoe Yates | Posted September 25, 2012

Usually this time of year I'm running around London Fashion Week rushing from show to show and no matter what shoes I wear I end up with my feet punishing me in some way. So this season I decided on something slightly different. I decided to stay at home and see what brands were doing to promote their new collections via the internet and digital media.
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