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George Heymont

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Silent Noir, Holy Noir

George Heymont | September 15, 2014 | Arts
The 2014 San Francisco Silent Film Festival has finished and some moments of reflection are in order. In recent years, the musical elements of the festival have become almost as important as the films being screened. While this may have been the first year that no organist was hired to...
Anna Colton

10 Ways To Help Your College Student Avoid The "Financial 15"

Anna Colton | September 15, 2014 | Business
You may remember the infamous freshman 15: too many slices of pizza plus too few trips to the gym equals a few extra pounds in the first semester.   But what about the freshman financial 15? By our definition, this is debt brought on in college. It...
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

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What I Learned from 5 Boomer Celebs (and What I Should Have Asked)

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | September 14, 2014 | Fifty
As a contributor to AARP and host of The Best of Everything series on the AARP YouTube channel, I was invited to participate in the Ideas@50+ event recently in San Diego. Here are a few kernels of wisdom from some of the biggest names at the event.
Susan Buchanan

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Planned Tuscaloosa Marine Shale lodges akin to man camps elsewhere

Susan Buchanan | September 14, 2014 | Business
(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 8, 2014 edition.) Oil and gas companies use on-site trailers and rent blocks of hotel rooms to house workers engaged in fracking the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit. As oilfield and service staff reach a critical mass, particularly...
Jeryl Brunner

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Why Did Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison Wear Her Insulin Pump During Competition?

Jeryl Brunner | September 14, 2014 | Impact
This past July, right before she was about to go onstage at the Miss Idaho competition, a contestant named Sierra Sandison, who suffers from diabetes, was nervous and conflicted about wearing her insulin pump in such a public arena.
Jeremy Bamidele

Is Nudity Back in Fashion?

Jeremy Bamidele | September 14, 2014 | Entertainment
Is the bare human form still culturally offensive? For many the answer is a resounding no. With today's proliferation of nudity inclusive television, has nudity returned to its post-taboo status or are television contestants just more liberal than most?
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

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Intense Beginnings

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | September 14, 2014 | Religion
Transitions prompt anxiety. Combinations of transitions can be simply overwhelming. Imagine what it must have been for the Israelites about to enter the land, the community they have created together barely coalescing.
Karen Hough

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Improvise - Great Leaders Say Yes First

Karen Hough | September 14, 2014 | Business
When leaders exhibit improvisational behaviors (such as flexibility, positivity and humor) people connect with them. Leaders build trust with their teams when they are positive, and those teams in turn, engage and want to perform.
Azeem Ibrahim

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Where is the religious justification for killing Shias coming from?

Azeem Ibrahim | September 14, 2014 | World
According to the latest news the jihad against Shia Muslims in Pakistan continues with 23 Shia pilgrims killed and a number injured in a gun and bomb attack in south-western Pakistan. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed they weren't responsible but their linked organization Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), has been perpetrating one Shia...
J V Crum III

Is Your Business Taking Over Your Life?

J V Crum III | September 14, 2014 | Business
It's so easy to allow your business to overtake your life. It's so easy to let your drive for success and your passion for what you are doing lead to 70-80 hour work weeks with no days off. It's so easy to put your life on the back burner.
Steven Clifford

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Obama Arms Moderate Syrian Rebel

Steven Clifford | September 14, 2014 | Comedy
As part of his plan to degrade and destroy ISIS, President Obama has begun arming a moderate Syrian rebel. Earlier this week the CIA certified that Husni al-Ziad, a middle-aged accountant living in Hama, was a "moderate rebel."
David J. Dunn, PhD

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Get Out! - The Only Sane Response to the Islamic State

David J. Dunn, PhD | September 14, 2014 | Politics
The Islamic State (ISIS) proves the law of unintended consequences. Congratulations America! We killed Christianity in the Middle East and unleashed a terror organization with far greater reach and power than Al Qaeda ever possessed.
G. Doucette

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Thoughts on Amazon

G. Doucette | September 14, 2014 | Books
I had a novel published at the end of 2010, almost exactly four years ago. Here's an actual question we asked ourselves after its release: Should we also put out an ebook edition? This got me thinking about Amazon.
Robert Kuttner

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Two Cheers for Obama

Robert Kuttner | September 14, 2014 | Politics
It took President Obama a long time and multiple stumbles to back into a foreign policy role that looks something like leadership. If Russian President Putin is agreeing to a cease-fire in Ukraine that just might hold, the U.S.-led combination of pressure and restraint deserves much of the credit. Putin considers the loss of the Ukraine one of the great tragedies of Russian history, and before this conflict is over Putin will probably demand and get greater regional autonomy for Russian-majority Eastern Ukraine. But that beats an annexation or a war. At the outset of this conflict, Germany was prepared to subordinate the independence of Ukraine to long-standing German economic ties with Russia. Chancellor Merkel's new toughness, which helped alter the Russian calculus, would not have happened without U.S. leadership.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

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The Red Flag Flies High Again on Prosecution in Brown Slaying

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | September 14, 2014 | Black Voices
The reason for Robert McCullough's foot drag on or outright refusal to prosecute Darren Wilson strikes to the heart of why he and other prosecutors either won't prosecute officers or invariably blow the case against them the rare times they do.
HuffPost Radio

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Videocracy - Filmed Violence That Galvanizes Opinion and Policy (See ISIS and Women)

HuffPost Radio | September 14, 2014 | Politics
Katrina and Lowry debate whether a) beheadings and media war whoops forced Obama's hand; b) he gets a boost or blame in November; c) he'll escalate if Bombs-without-Boots fails. What now happens to his desired pivot to Asia, climate, inequality? Ray Rice too is tackled by tape. Is a video worth a million words?
Taylor Marsh

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Miss America Pageant Shaming: A Feminist Trap

Taylor Marsh | September 14, 2014 | Women
There a lot of people, mostly women, many of whom are feminists, willing to opine on the ills of the Miss America Pageant without knowing a thing about the girls who enter them, let alone the money you can make. This is nothing new.
Paul Abrams

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Simple Economic Plan That Wins the Midterms: Minimum Wage and Middle Class Tax Cut

Paul Abrams | September 14, 2014 | Politics
If the Democrats could stick to two economic proposals, Republicans would be put in the position of stating publicly what Mitch McConnell told his billionaires in private: we are here for you, and you only.
David Harris

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If Not Us, Who?

David Harris | September 14, 2014 | World
I was one of the six Americans selected to live and work in the Soviet Union in the fall of 1974. I was 25 years old. And I went with a sense of youthful idealism, believing that such person-to-person contact could help ease tensions between nations.
James Dorsey

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Palestinians Pressure UEFA Not to Award the Tournament to Israel

James Dorsey | September 14, 2014 | World
Palestinian soccer clubs and non-governmental organizations have called on European soccer governor UEFA to this week shy away from awarding Israel the right to host the 2020 UEFA European Championship.