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Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Greece Revolts!

Nathan Gardels | January 30, 2015 | World
No sooner did the global elites leave their annual talking shop high in the Alps at Davos last week than the people spoke in Greece. In a mutiny against an untenable status quo, those who are run over have revolted against those who run things. Now righteous populism must face economic, financial and political realities if other European states don't bend Greece's way. To keep up with the drama as it evolves over the coming weeks, we've connected WorldPost readers directly to the daily blog of Yanis Varoufakis, the self-described "erratic Marxist" who is now Greece's finance minister. Writing from Athens, HuffPost Greece Editorial Director Sophia Papaioannou says Alexis Tsipras' electoral victory will give suffering Greeks "space and time" to address their predicament. Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou argues that the path forward after the election is for a national referendum on a "Greek plan" for reform that will bind a now polarized nation. Rena Dourou, a deputy of the victorious Syriza party, notes that the vote was as much against the corruption of the formerly ruling political parties in Greece as it was against austerity. (continued)
Victor Imbimbo

Count Your Lucky Stars

Victor Imbimbo | January 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
In my opinion, being happy is not easy or hard and shouldn't be viewed with a pass/fail mindset. It's an emotional state that you can develop and incorporate into your daily life... but it doesn't just happen.
Lindsey Caruana

The Truth About Being a Mom

Lindsey Caruana | January 30, 2015 | Parents
As a 29-year-old single, full-time, working mother of a 4-year-old, there hasn't been a moment in the past four years where I didn't feel dizzy from the sheer chaos of my life.
Marian Wright Edelman

A Call to End Child Poverty Now

Marian Wright Edelman | January 30, 2015 | Politics
It is a national moral disgrace that there are 14.7 million poor children and 6.5 million extremely poor children in the United States of America -- the world's largest economy. It is also unnecessary, costly and the greatest threat to our future national, economic and military security.
Regina Weinreich

Atwitter With Dan Stevens: House of SpeakEasy

Regina Weinreich | January 30, 2015 | Entertainment
"Are there any thespians in the house?" asked Simon Doonan at City Winery for the second annual House of SpeakEasy gala on Wednesday night, looking for sympathy.
Jacob Morgan

Why YOU Should Be Paying Attention to Wearables

Jacob Morgan | January 30, 2015 | Business
Soon we're going to be living in a massively connected world and wearable devices are a big part of that.
Dawn Laguens

The Hypocrisy of the Anti-Abortion Movement -- From Billionaire David Koch to Congresswoman Renee Ellmers

Dawn Laguens | January 30, 2015 | Politics
If the same people who are picking on Ellmers for her nuanced objections to an abortion bill are silent on Koch's support of abortion rights, then they do not have the courage I always ascribed to their convictions.
Holly Klaassen

'But Aren't All Babies High Needs?'

Holly Klaassen | January 30, 2015 | Parents
Many of us grow up with dreams of what life will be like with a new baby. What we don't count on, however, is eventually having a baby who doesn't settle when we hold her. Who grunts, and groans and fights her feedings.
Michael Messner

NFL in L.A.? We Don't Need the Headaches

Michael Messner | January 30, 2015 | Los Angeles
As another Super Bowl comes and goes, this time amidst a clamor over deflated footballs, I have to say I am happy to be living and working in a major metropolitan area that is still, for the moment, an NFL-Free Zone.
Kaya Henderson

In DC, Each Education Challenge Represents an Opportunity to Innovate

Kaya Henderson | January 30, 2015 | Education
We have set the tone in the district over the past several years with a motto of "we are DCPS and we can do this." Over the coming weeks, our students will take the Aspen Challenge head on, and I am going to be squarely in their corner cheering them on.

15 Upgrades That'll Have You Eating Like a Champ on Game Day (VIDEO)

Foodbeast | January 30, 2015 | Taste
Why serve square or circle pizza when you can shape it like a football?
Michael John Carley

Autism Without Fear: Examining the Legitimacy of 'Autism Life Coaches'

Michael John Carley | January 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Over the last five years there's been a noticeable increase in folks with varying experience levels promoting themselves as "autism life coaches" -- people who advertise their services to adults on the spectrum, parents, or partners. A random Google search with those three words will attest to the present glut...
William Hartung

Put the Pentagon On a Real Budget

William Hartung | January 30, 2015 | Politics
It's budget season again, which means it's time for another round of budget gimmicks on the part of the Pentagon. The Obama administration's new Pentagon budget proposal exceeds the budget caps established in current law by $34 billion. That's a hefty sum even by Pentagon standards.
Lauren Zander

Looking for Love? Are You Sure?

Lauren Zander | January 30, 2015 | Women
There are three different parts of you that need to align before you can be satisfied in love. They are (be prepared for a little vulgarity!) your head, your heart and your hoo-ha. The voices of these three are equally important to listen to, but they don't always work together!
Jamie Davis Smith

Never Give Up: Overcoming Illness, Injury and International Moves to Become Tinkerbell on Ice

Jamie Davis Smith | January 30, 2015 | Good News
For all of the little girls out there who want to be ice skaters, Sasha says she wants them to stick with skating, no matter what.
Write for the Future

The Football Way

Write for the Future | January 30, 2015 | Education
by Bryce Joyner Whether I'm creating campaigns for Marriott to reach Generation Y, or selling solar water heaters in impoverished African villages, I view the challenges in my life as if they were playing out on an imaginary football field....
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Unhealthy Hospital Food Must Stop

Joel Kahn, M.D. | January 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
The dangerous excesses of salt, sugar, fat, additives, preservatives, food colorings, and chemical flavoring that describe Big Food in hospitals simply can no longer be tolerated. Medical activists must speak up and demand that junk food go the way of cigarettes on hospital campuses.
Bob Cesca

Conservative Blogger Chuck C. Johnson Continues to Destroy Journalism, Target Rape Victims

Bob Cesca | January 30, 2015 | Media
By now, many of you are familiar with conservative blogger and hack-fraud Chuck C. Johnson, who's made a name for himself by exposing and smearing alleged rape victims, among other things, and being wrong practically all the time.

Top Attractions to See (for Free!) With the IDNYC Card

Travelzoo | January 30, 2015 | Travel
The identification card, available to all New York City residents, was launched in January as an effort to allow vulnerable populations such as the homeless and undocumented immigrants to take advantage of city services that require a government-issued ID.
Yakir Englander

A Hasidic Prayer at a Palestinian Conference

Yakir Englander | January 30, 2015 | Religion
For the first time since that last cursed summer of violence, the scars on my heart stopped their screaming. I understood that now I am on my way home, back to Jerusalem, to struggle there for a true and holy change.