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My 90-Year-Old Best Friend
News commentator, blogger, author
He was born in 1927 on this day. Calvin Coolidge was president. Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris the day before. Wonder
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In His Inaugural Address, Donald Trump Embraced Anti-Semites' Slogan
The Anti-Defamation League asked him to stop using it. He didn't care.
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What's Mental Illness Got to Do With Success?
Dr. Peggy Drexler
Author, research psychologist and gender scholar
The personality extremes associated with entrepreneurship often aren't all that different from those associated with mental illness, especially bipolar disorder and depression.
Let's Honor the 'Thing' of the Year
Journalist, columnist, broadcaster, internationalist, energy e...
People change the way we live, but so do things. We now talk about the "Internet of Things," where our home and work machines are all connected to the Internet.
Roscoe Brown and Norman Lear on the Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen
Writer, Parade.com columnist and author, 'My City, My New York...
During a visit to the Smithsonian when he was five years old, Roscoe Brown first laid eyes on the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane which flew across the Atlantic just the year before. Needless to say, Brown was absolutely captivated.
Pilot in Command: Remembering an Aviator Who Changed the World
Freelance, Emmy Award-winning journalist
He believed the B-47 Stratojet was the most elegant machine he'd ever seen and insisted it was the crown jewel of the jet age. His fearless acrobatics trained the large jet to toss a nuclear bomb, and he logged more hours flying that swept-wing wonder than any other Boeing test pilot.
Is Dyeing Armpit Hair a Harbinger of the Future?
The Style section of the Times ran a piece on "Woman Who Dye Their (Armpit) Hair," (NYT, 7/14/15) The piece began with a priceless quote from 17 year old Destiny Moreno of Seattle who dyed her armpit hair Voodoo Blue courtesy of Manic Panic.
It is both fascinating and disturbing to gain a peek back in time, with the grand benefit of history and hindsight, and the wonder of it all. Unfortunately -- unforgivably -- and despite great strides across the land and around the world, anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly head to this day.
Why Your Company Resists Innovation, and What to Do About It
World leader in incentivized challenge solving
The average organization resists innovation like a body's immune system resists disease. A company is made up of individuals, and each one has a chance to quash challenging new ideas. That's the safe move.
John Kerry Raises a Beacon to the Spirit of the Saint Louis
Raymond J. Learsy
Author, 'Ruminations on the Distortion of Oil Prices and Crony...
Ironically, there is another transatlantic transport with the name 'St. Louis' whose story is one of the nadirs of America's storied past. Though little known, perhaps no other moment since the Emancipation Proclamation might well have burdened America's conscience as much.
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Jim Oberstar: Another of Minnesota's Iconic Figures
Editor-at-Large, The Hill
Oberstar, 79, who died in his sleep May 3 at his home in Potomac, Maryland, joins a long line of Minnesotans who left their mark on the world.
'America First' - A History Lesson
Dean Emeritus, Ageno School of Business - Golden Gate University
These Are Dark Days for America
Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Spiritual Leader, Congregation Netivot Shalom; Founder, Rabbis...
Step up. Do it because it is the necessary thing. Don't stop when this stage is done. There's untold damage being done, and, as Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav taught long ago: "If you believe you can corrupt, believe you can heal."
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