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Kevin Blundell

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Sir Alex Ferguson's 'Apology'

Kevin Blundell | March 7, 2013 | UK Sport
After calling Newcastle United a 'wee club in the north east' during the aftermath of a thrilling encounter between the Red Devils and Toon Army, Sir Alex Ferguson recently began to backtrack. Renowned for the mind-games he enters with rival managers, Ferguson responded to comments made by Alan Pardew regarding refereeing decisions in the game at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.
Carla Buzasi

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The Week That Was: Women's Issues

Carla Buzasi | March 7, 2013 | UK
While the debate continues over whether 2012 really was the so-called 'year of the woman' (or "year of the year of the woman" as the New York Times dubbed it, 2013 has so far been something of a mixed bag for the fairer sex. The news, uncovered on Friday, that the Church of England is to lift its ban on gay members of the clergy from becoming bishops, was undoubtedly a huge step in the right direction for the Church, but it rather showed up the fact that women still don't get the same privilege.
Eric Sheninger

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Should There Be Rules for Social Media Use?

Eric Sheninger | March 7, 2013 | Education
Is there a right or wrong way to use social media? I personally don't think so. The beauty and power of social media is that it is adaptable to fit our particular needs and goals at a given time.
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

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High School Senior January-June College Admissions To Do's

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | March 7, 2013 | College
For some seniors, all of the applications are done and gone. Yippee! For others, there are some left to complete. Either way, after you send in your final applications, there are a few more things to do to make sure you get into a college that's right for you.
Curtis Arnold

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Editor's Choice Awards 2012: Part Two

Curtis Arnold | March 7, 2013 | Business
This was a great year for customers looking to get great value from credit cards without racking up debt. Since many consumers continued to live lean in the wake of the recession, credit card companies were obligated to provide more tantalizing deals.
Junaid Jahangir

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Can We Use Religion for Justice -- Not Evil?

Junaid Jahangir | March 7, 2013 | Canada
Would it have been possible to prevent human tragedies in the Middle East attacks this November if relations between Israel, its Arab neighbours and the larger Muslim world were driven by human dignity and justice rather than business and political interests?
Christopher Duggan

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Falling in Love With Dance

Christopher Duggan | March 7, 2013 | Arts
One of my very first jobs in New York City was working at the box office at The Joyce Theater. Ballet Hispanico performed that season. The company danced Good Night Paradise by Ramon Oller, and I was totally taken away. It swept me off my feet.
Keith Beardsley

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Harper and Spence Take the First Step

Keith Beardsley | March 7, 2013 | Canada Politics
By Harper agreeing to meet Spence, the first step has been taken. Whatever the outcome, the movement will not fade away. By seizing the moment, the AFN and the government have been handed an opportunity where they can make common cause to affect positive change for First Nations communities. It is in everyone's best interest that they succeed.
Barbara Ernst Prey

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Gosling, Guns, and Gangsters

Barbara Ernst Prey | March 7, 2013 | Entertainment
With the upcoming release of the all-star-cast film Gangster Squad, I spoke with author Paul Lieberman about the movie and his true-life book that inspired it.
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle is a comic strip!

Molly Hahn | March 7, 2013 | Good News
Lori Ungemah

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The Choices Teachers Must Make

Lori Ungemah | March 7, 2013 | Education
A student had brought a gun to school. A young man who desperately wanted to fit in with the harder, gangster crowd had acquired his first gun. He wrapped it in his sweatpants for gym class and brought it to school in his backpack to show it off.
Nataly Kelly

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Six Things I Learned About Publishing a Book That Very Few Books Will Tell You

Nataly Kelly | March 7, 2013 | Books
Landing a book contract with a major publisher, Penguin, was a dream come true, and I thought I knew what awaited me.
G. Roger Denson

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Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow Falsely Cast by Naomi Wolf as Nazi Propagandist Leni Riefenstahl

G. Roger Denson | March 7, 2013 | Politics
It takes a certain audacity to exploit the memory of the holocaust while at the same time disregarding those both lost and surviving 9/11 in the way that Naomi Wolf did in her January 4 Guardian column.
Yvonna Russell

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All the World's a Stage for James Latus

Yvonna Russell | March 7, 2013 | Arts
The producers of the NBC hit, SMASH should give James Latus a call to learn how it's done.
Keith Thomson

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U.S. Navy's Trippy Anti-Bath Salts PSA

Keith Thomson | March 7, 2013 | Impact
As you'll see through the eyes of a serviceman using bath salts, your friends may appear to transform to demons and zombies, you stand to wind up in emergency surgery -- and, possibly, Davy Jones' Locker.
Linda Katehi

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Saying Yes to College

Linda Katehi | March 7, 2013 | College
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg became famous after walking away from college. I needed my college education to discover how to walk toward what was possible in life.
Steve Rosenbaum

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Looking at the Web From a World Away

Steve Rosenbaum | March 7, 2013 | Technology
Traveling outside of the U.S., you quickly get a sense of just how much the Internet has changed how we gather and validate information. Our access to information, and how we use crowd knowledge has changed dramatically in a few short years.
James O'Keefe

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When it Comes to Politics, Donkeys Are Winners

James O'Keefe | March 7, 2013 | UK Politics
So what can our British political leaders draw from 'donkey politics.'
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

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My Insights Into Stroke Prevention

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | March 7, 2013 | TED Weekends
For the sake of the 600,000 people who will have a stroke this year, I'd like to offer a short overview of how you can "make your own luck" by improving your odds of avoiding a stroke.
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

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Nurture the Miracle of Neuroplasticity

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | March 7, 2013 | TED Weekends
Regardless of age, your brain has the ability to make new neurons and construct new neural pathways throughout your life. Exciting research reveals that the way we use our brain and care for our brain can enhance its neuroplasticity.