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Black Voices
Our culture and even our laws are formed around their comfort.
Good News
A "life hack" is defined as "a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way" -- and if there's one thing I really value and seek in life, it's efficiency!
Entertainment
Carol, the story of a love affair between a young pretty shop clerk (Rooney Mara) and a wealthy unhappy housewife (Cate Blanchett), set in 1950s New York City, stuns with its sensuousness, reminding one of the Hollywood cinema of old, where the camera takes time with lingering shots on characters, turning them into stars.
Environment
It's a time to reflect on how each of us -- individually and collectively -- can do our part to help reverse human impact on the environment that has resulted in what has been called the earth's sixth great extinction event.
College
I had the privilege of speaking again at St. Joseph's College in Long Island in November. I really love this school and their commitment. The staff is committed to dealing with sexual assault prevention and response head on.
Wellness
Is it possible to have your work be your life, your life your work? Is it possible to feel like you just can't wait to awaken
Women
Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.
Good News
I am deeply concerned on what I am feeding my Farmer and myself. Is the food that we eat really healthy for us? Will it be healthy for our kids? I have concerns about my food, just like you.
Environment
The fracking rush in the heartland may have been unleashed by ill-conceived regulatory measures last month, but frontline organizations and citizen groups in southern Illinois are not throwing in the towel -- or even taking vacations this summer.
Environment
Chances are, at least one house in your 'hood is being treated for termites right now. And despite the festive clown-and-circus themed tent, the chemicals that go into the fumigation process simply aren't funny.
Politics
Each year, more than 3.5 million children receive medical treatment for sports injuries. If we eliminated 10 percent of these visits, we'd save about $4.9 billion in health care costs.
New York
At 9 on the button, when the shop officially opens, Roz puts on her uniform. The cherry-red satin bowling jacket with the Admiral name on it matches her glossy lipstick.
Entertainment
And so begins my annual 'films of 2012' list round-up, where I try to do more than merely compile the '10 best and 10 worst' of the year. It's often just as much fun to talk about films somewhere in the middle, the underrated gems, the hidden gems, and the overrated would-be critical darlings.
Parenting
This month, a new study identified a common pesticide sprayed on produce as an obesogen.
Wellness
One of the unfortunate facts of life is that tragedy strikes now and again. This can move us into a state of great fear, sometimes even paralyzing us.
Crime
It's time to replace the death penalty. Our focus should be on finding murderers and rapists and bringing them to justice. Period.