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Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

How Much Insurance Do You Need in Retirement?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | July 30, 2014 | Money
Insurance is only worth the money if it truly protects you and your finances. At this time in life, as you approach retirement or semi-retirement, it's wise to re-examine your current policies. That way you'll know that you have what you need -- and you're not wasting precious dollars on what you don't.
Jonathan Hutson

Not Just Whistling 'Dixie': Peroutka Stands Up for Southern Secession

Jonathan Hutson | July 30, 2014 | Politics
Peroutka has been under fire for months for his involvement in and leadership of the League of the South, a white nationalist group that advocates conservative, Christian theocracy and secession to form a Southern Republic. Top Democratic and Republican leaders had called for him to resign from the group.
Rabbi Menachem Creditor


Comfort Our People, Compassion for All God's People

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | July 30, 2014 | Religion
This year, amidst the war that rages on the ground, in the shattered remnants of our hearts, we believe the world needs an extra Shabbat of Comfort, an extra dose of compassion, an extra week to seek comfort for all of God's fragile creation.
Nancy Michaels


Reinventing Your Business: The Top 10 List

Nancy Michaels | July 30, 2014 | Business
Everyone gets into a professional or business slump. The best of the best in their field have had the proverbial bump in the road.
Sam Maron

From Spain to Syria: A Modern Inquisition

Sam Maron | July 30, 2014 | Religion
ISIS is now forcing the approximately 3,000 Christians remaining in Mosul, a major city with thousands of years of Christian history, to choose between essentially the same options given to Jews in 1492: live under intolerable, impoverishing dhimmi status; convert to Islam; leave; or die.
Joanna Zelman


The Day I Brought A Mouse To The Office And Fell In Love With HuffPost

Joanna Zelman | July 30, 2014 | Media
I am proud to call HuffPost my family, and will always be grateful for how everyone there made me into who I am today (the good parts, at least. My irrational fear of humans dressed as animals and my mild cake frosting allergy should not be attributed to my time with the company.)
Suzette Standring


Kayaking for Guatemala Garbage Dump Kids

Suzette Standring | July 30, 2014 | Impact
In mid-July Dr. Deborah Walters, a 63-year-old grandmother, launched a kayaking trip 2500 miles from Maine to Guatemala, solo. No stranger to wilderness, she once camped alone near polar bears on a six-week expedition to the Arctic.
David Harris


Hamas Versus Israel: A Failure of Imagination

David Harris | July 30, 2014 | World
It's precisely this failure of imagination that gets to the root of the matter -- this unwillingness, or inability, to accept another pattern of behavior so contrary to our own that it challenges our most basic assumptions.
Himanshu Saxena

7 Strategic Steps to Get Back on CEO's Radar

Himanshu Saxena | July 30, 2014 | Business
The onus of staying on CEO's radar for a business rests with its leadership. If the leadership lets the expectations drop, be rest assured, the attention to your efforts will also go down.
David Finkle


First Nighter: 'Sex With Strangers' Is Sexy With Straining

David Finkle | July 30, 2014 | Arts
Since Laura Eason calls her tense romantic comedy Sex With Strangers, audiences can be forgiven for jumping to the correct conclusion that these strangers -- they're both writers -- won't waste too much time before having torrid sex with each other.
Byron Williams


Is Being Pro-Israeli or Palestinian a Viable Position to Hold?

Byron Williams | July 30, 2014 | Politics
When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in its present-day arrangement, is it even possible to be pro one side without being anti the other?
Dawn Laguens


We're Fighting for Access, Not Choice

Dawn Laguens | July 30, 2014 | Women
Today "choice" does not exist for women in more than 30 states because they live in states in which legislatures have passed laws restricting access to abortion. When there is no access, there is no choice.
Ann Brenoff


I Am Not Adorable, So Please Stop Calling Me That

Ann Brenoff | July 30, 2014 | Fifty
There's lots of discussion these days about what to call people as they grow older. Nobody likes 'elderly'; 'senior' and 'senior citizen' are a scant improvement over 'elderly'; and we can argue till the cows come home exactly what 'older person' means. I'm fine with using my actual age as a descriptor. I'm a '64-year-old.' Period. What I'm not fine with is being called 'adorable.'
Cristina Lopez G.


Crisis at the Border: A Tragedy of Incentives

Cristina Lopez G. | July 30, 2014 | Latino Voices
Understanding or explaining the immigration "phenomenon" that drives Central Americans to the United States doesn't require major academic research or political philosophy theories, because it's a matter of incentives, a concept so characteristic to the human condition and so basic to the framework of economic theory.
Chris Weigant


Congressional Vacations For All!

Chris Weigant | July 30, 2014 | Politics
This is a rare week indeed in Washington, since it is one of those weeks when Congress actually attempts to get something done. There's a reason for this, of course, and it is the usual one: they're about to take another jaw-droppingly extensive vacation.
Richard Pérez-Feria

Oribe: The World's Greatest Celebrity Hairstylist Talks J-Lo, Cher And More

Richard Pérez-Feria | July 30, 2014 | Fifty
The master behind Jennifer Lopez and countless other celebrity hairstylist creations opens up as never before. I heard him before I saw him.
Laura Zinn Fromm


Life's A Peach

Laura Zinn Fromm | July 30, 2014 | Fifty
It was raining and we had ripe peaches. That was why I started broiling peaches and mixing up a brown sugar pecan crumble at 9 on a Sunday morning. The other reason was that we'd run out of cereal, had no bread and were low on eggs.
Mary Alice Stephenson


Yes, You Can Wear This Hot Hair Trend! Here's Everything You Need To Know To Rock Candy-Colored Hair

Mary Alice Stephenson | July 30, 2014 | Style
What's the hottest hair trend right now? It's candy-colored hair! Sporting this style has a way of transforming any outfit into a fashion statement. It's a bold, stylish way to showcase your individuality and make everyone do a double take.
Julia E. Sweig


Tunnels and Sovereignty

Julia E. Sweig | July 30, 2014 | World
All the chatter about disproportion in war, laced with macho innuendo about size, stature, relevance and subordination is of course a sideshow compared to the horrific slaughter and existential threat of the Gaza-Israel war.
Harry Leibowitz


Dereliction of Duty, Part II

Harry Leibowitz | July 30, 2014 | Politics
Demand that they stay on and pass a budget to care for these children while the courts decide their fate and while Congress considers legal changes for the future. That is the law. They passed the laws... they now need to stand up for the laws they passed.