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Terry Savage

Five Things NOT to Throw Away

Terry Savage | October 13, 2015 | Business
We don't fix toasters anymore. Or TV sets. We just buy new ones. America has become a throwaway society - and sadly many people make the mistake of discarding older, but still very useful financial products simply because they think newer is better. That can be a costly mistake. Here...
Brian Hanley

Bernie Sanders Won the Debate, and Perhaps the Election, When He Defended Hillary Clinton

Brian Hanley | October 13, 2015 | Politics
It was, without question, the climax of the debate. Hillary Clinton was defending herself against email allegations, when Bernie Sanders came to her rescue. In doing so, he not only demonstrated the decency that is the hallmark of his campaign, but also proved that he's no ordinary politician.
Larry Paros

Word Origin Comics: How to Make Enemies as Well as Friends

Larry Paros | October 13, 2015 | Books
Thoughts on "Enmity," its nature and its origins: "Normally we divide the external world into that which we consider to be good or valuable, bad or worthless, or neither. Most of the time these discriminations are incorrect or have little meaning. For example, our habitual way of categorizing people as...
Malte Zeeck

The 10 Best Countries in the World for Living Abroad

Malte Zeeck | October 13, 2015 | Travel
Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality.
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

These Beautiful Images are Created by Drawing Circles

Hamid Naderi Yeganeh | October 13, 2015 | Science
The circle is the most important closed curve in the world. Also, it is the most symmetrical shape in the plane. In addition to these facts, it is interesting that we can create an unlimited number of beautiful images by drawing circles.
Wayne Coito

After Embarrassing Homecoming Loss, is it Time to Fire Norm Chow?

Wayne Coito | October 13, 2015 | Hawaii
At halftime of the San Diego State game, they booed. During the fourth quarter of the San Diego State game, they walked out. After the San Diego State game, they ranted on the radio. They are the few. They are the die-hards, and these are very hard times.
Curtis McHale

5 Required Items in Designing Your Ideal Week

Curtis McHale | October 13, 2015 | Business
About two years ago I had my first ideal week. One where I was in a state of flow all the time. I worked on projects that were awesome and I only had a few interruptions I scheduled in to one day. The rest of my week was free to get real work done without interruption.

Why Car Insurance Costs More for Electric Vehicles

NerdWallet | October 13, 2015 | Business
NerdWallet researched insurance premiums for gas and electric versions of the same cars and found that the electric cars had higher premiums in all cases. These vehicles' higher values and repair costs are to blame.
Julie Zack Yaste

No, I Do Not Want to Hear About Your Exciting New Business Venture

Julie Zack Yaste | October 13, 2015 | Business
It used to be the punch line for so many jokes. Sitcoms would feature that shady uncle who tried to sell the protagonist on some new business plan, everyone would roll their eyes, and a laugh track would roll.
Avraham Bronstein

What if Cain Killed Abel in Self Defense?

Avraham Bronstein | October 13, 2015 | Religion
To the rabbis, the story is less a historical event and more a meditation on the human experience. Throughout history, Cains and Abels have battled, and the rabbis force us to consider sometimes uncomfortable truths about the broader story of human relations.

Fall Films From Books We Love

Kirkus | October 13, 2015 | Books
"Wrenching, as befits the grim subject matter, but also tender, touching and at times unexpectedly funny." Talented, versatile Donoghue (The Sealed Letter, 2008, etc.) relates a searing tale of survival and recovery, in the voice of a five-year-old boy.
Leon Logothetis

Educational Travel: Why You Should Try It

Leon Logothetis | October 13, 2015 | Travel
To learn, live and see all that life has to offer. The following points are just a few more reasons you should consider educational travel -- or a trip where you learn something instead of simply being entertained -- on your next adventure.
Michael Ruderman

Retirement 101 for the Overwhelmed Millennial

Michael Ruderman | October 13, 2015 | Business
Retirement is far off. But you can set yourself up for success decades from now by getting on the right path today. These five steps are the beginning of that path -- with your own bright future funded by, not constrained by, your past.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Saving for Your Child's Future? Define That Future.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | October 13, 2015 | Business
Saving on behalf of your son is, of course, a great idea -- and the earlier you start, the better for him. But deciding to save for a child's future is the easy part. The harder part is deciding the best way to do it. And that depends on your purpose for saving.
Jolie Jenkins

6 Pieces of Game-Changing Advice for New Moms

Jolie Jenkins | October 13, 2015 | Parents
Congratulations on being a new mom! Isn't it a cherished miracle? With this extreme emotional flux, you need all the tools you can get, Mama. Here are a few tidbits of unconventionally awesome mommy advice I never got but wish I had. You're welcome.
Lauren Leader-Chivee

Beyond the Debate: Women and 2016

Lauren Leader-Chivee | October 13, 2015 | Politics
Hillary has not shied away from embracing her gender in this campaign and has made it clear that advocating for women will be a top priority. The reality, like with many campaign promises, is much more complicated. Women do have huge influence in elections, but when it comes to passing legislation that impact women's lives or issues, the prospects are bleak.
Michael Rosenblum

Government by iPhone?

Michael Rosenblum | October 13, 2015 | Politics
Do we really have to endure an endless government of gridlock by 'elected' officials who spend billions to hold onto their seats to 'represent' us, when perhaps technology has obviated that job, as it has obviated Blockbuster, record stores and telephone operators?
Al Eisele

My Half Century in the Nation's Capital

Al Eisele | October 13, 2015 | Politics
When I became Mondale's vice presidential press secretary in 1977, some critics said he hired me because of my favorable coverage, but I pointed out that I wrote many critical articles as well, and quoted his words that he hired me to "get him out of journalism."
Sezin Koehler

The Gateway Fundamentalism of Kim Davis and Her Supporters

Sezin Koehler | October 13, 2015 | Politics
Fundamentalism is a problem regardless of the religion to which it pertains, since it brings with it a highly conservative mentality that only benefits a few. Gateway fundamentalism is the slow and steady encroachment of religion through once-secular government and democratic processes.
Andy Schmookler

We Need a Different National Conversation

Andy Schmookler | October 13, 2015 | Politics
These are but the most recent of a whole string of unprecedented political developments in our times. None of them positive. The list of these developments reads like a political history of our times.