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It took six years, but Charlene DeWindt, 58, of Newport News, Va., is now an electrician. She’s also a production planner and scheduler at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII is the largest military shipbuilding company in the United States), earning more than $50,000 a year. DeWindt honed her trade at the firm’s Newport News Shipbulding Apprentice School and, in August, graduated with an Associates in Business Degree

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Members of the Afghan national women’s cycling team have kept on riding through misogyny, harassment and physical violence. Now a corruption scandal threatens to knock the trailblazers off their bikes for good

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Mexico and the US: separated by a river, some fences, and a long history of American racism. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero , University of Wollongong In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, United States president-elect Donald Trump highlighted some campaign promises that he actually plans to keep.

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Back in March 2016, when the GOP primary was still a going concern and the candidates were jockeying for endorsements and assistants, we made note of the fact that Texas Sen.

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The Abrahamic Moment: A Call for Ir-Responsibility. Let us recall Abraham.

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Election 101: Love Overpowers Hate

10Nov

Last night, history was made in the United States of America — Americans passed the power into the hands of President-Elect Donald Trump, the first man to take office with no political/government background. A majority of Americans throughout the nation are experiencing a surge of emotions — some joyful, and some fearful

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Humanity Just Lost, And I’m Blaming God

09Nov

*As I write this I am watching, as we all are, what looks like John Podesta saying, “Don’t worry, we’re going to sneakily fix this huge mistake you idiots are making right now.” I hate to say it, but that part of me that feels like this has to be a nightmare and I’ll wake up any second, really wishes those sneaky bastards could do something, but of course that’s just the bargaining stage. If this really is legitimate then we have to just accept that we are broken, and try to find ways to fix it.

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On Jan Fabre, part 1: The Genius Factory

07Nov

Prologue I received an email from a connection in the art world, putting me in touch with the organization of an artist in Brussels. His staff was assembling a group of journalists to write about his gigantic solo show opening at the State Hermitage Museum, in Saint Petersburg. They wondered whether I might be interested in flying to Russia to see the show

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Several cities  have soda tax proposals on the ballot Nov. 8., including San Francisco and Oakland, California and Boulder, Colorado. For those voting on these sometimes controversial initiatives, a new study in the American Journal of Public Health provides some important perspective

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Sleepless nights do not discriminate. And if you’ve ever lain awake thinking about commitments to work, school, family and friends, you’re familiar with what a challenge it can be to turn all those thoughts off at the end of the day and relax, let alone fall asleep. Enter meditation.

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Preserving Our Democracies

24Oct

Democracy must be grounded in human rights. To many, that is obvious, but increasingly, we see some in Europe suggesting that democracy is about merely winning elections and then doing whatever the voters are deemed to want.

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In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer speaks with David Dayen, author of the book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud . Dayen and Scheer discuss the federal government’s failure to respond to millions of people who suffered from the mortgage fallout from the 2008 bank crisis

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It’s almost bedtime, and just the thought of it kicks off your stress.

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Before Hurricane Matthew hit, underserved children in Haiti were at risk for human trafficking. The effects of the storm have now exacerbated those risks

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Autumn–in Paris–Is For Remembrance

10Oct

–Diego Rivera, Flower Seller 1942 Autumn is the season for remembrance, and nobody does remembrance like the Parisians. Crisp air, sunny skies, fewer tourists (at least most places) and easy public bike rentals: what could be a better moment to leap into the sentiments of moments past: the graphic intensity of mid-century Mexican painters and sculptors, the revisited brilliance of Oscar Wilde who died in Paris a victim of British sexual duplicity, and the always charming–if occasionally vapid–surrealist advertising images of semi-surrealist René Magritte

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The winning strategy for American workers by scores of American Business Women Leaders is Trump-Pence leading the USA as CEO-President and VP-COO. The VP Debate resulted in a resounding vote victory for Trump-Pence by successful bi-partisan American women in business. One could say the “Trump Card” is Mike Pence, ace of spades that trumps all cards and trumps both candidates on the Democratic ticket.

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How To Navigate A World Controlled By Fear

05Oct

In a recent article, I shared my own experiences of the impact of increased individual acts of terrorism and of being too close for comfort during many of the recent attacks in Europe.

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Here’s a grateful shoutout to ULI Los Angeles . As usual, at today’s ULI Los Angeles Planning for Transit conference, I learned something new. Thanks to the panel featuring Ann Sewill of the California Community Foundation I am wiser about a 1980s era group called Not Yet New York

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Dump Chump Trump

01Oct

What kind of a presidential candidate tweets in the middle of the night about alleged sex tapes involving a former Miss Universe winner?  Indeed, what kind of a man does this

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I used to hate running. Back in my elementary school days the dreaded ‘Field Day’ came around like clockwork every June. For me, it was one of the worst days of the school year.

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Richard Pithouse , Rhodes University In our regular series, “Under the influence”, we ask experts to share what they believe are the most influential works of art or artists in their field. Bruce Springsteen will soon release his long-awaited autobiography . Here, academic Richard Pithouse, who has also worked as a music critic, explains why he finds Springsteen, the progressive musician known to his fans as The Boss, a hugely influential figure in rock music.

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By Katie for DivorcedMoms.com I have spent time dating during the first year post-divorce.

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For the past few weeks, national nightly news broadcasts have been leading with weather stories. California and Florida have been burning out of control, a tornado two miles in diameter wiped one Kansas town off the face of the map, and agrarian Missouri has been flooding. Fires and tornadoes, although extraordinarily dangerous and deadly, move fast and decisively, cutting a swath through all natural and manmade objects with reckless abandon

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  The U.S. took an early lead in the Olympic medal count, while China and Italy vied for the top spot in the establishment lane. Donald Trump gave a major “policy speech,” and we realized he reads off a teleprompter with the same cadence we use to order takeout from people who don’t speak English well.

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A new 3D IMAX film, Flight of the Butterflies , may provide the best chance this butterfly season to capture the magic of the Monarch butterfly migration, as many Monarch butterfly followers are bracing for what may be the worst on year on record for Monarch numbers.

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Lost and Found

21Jul

The Jadeed Voices Initiative is a special project by the Muslim Writers Collective which offers a platform to reflect on our faith and the diversity among us by highlighting the exigency of promoting nuanced, multifaceted perspectives. We will be sharing one narrative a day from July 8-22

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By Katherine Ogburn, Director of Strategy, Ready State More…

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Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world , and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. Most people barely notice their presence anymore — on the streets, inside stores, and even within our homes. We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives

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I am not a racist. I just play one on T.V. Well, let me be more clear.

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How big an issue is the nausea problem for Virtual Reality products? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .

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Secret is Out It is no secret that solar energy is a money maker. Since 2011, the cost of solar electricity has been less than what consumers pay their electric utilities in a growing swath of America. Solar costs have plummeted like a rock and are continuing to drop

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I Am Having It All!

27May

4:56 a.m.: The alarm is going off.

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Almost one year ago, we moved from Houston to start a masters at Harvard Business School. After completing half of the MBA, I thought it was time to reflect on my learnings so far.

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Clive Kronenberg , Cape Peninsula University of Technology More…

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Alligators may be fierce apex predators, but there’s something even they have to watch out for: Other alligators.  At least one gator learned that lesson a little too late at the Circle B Bar Reserve  in Lakeland, Florida this week when it was eaten by a much larger beast. Several people in multiple locations at the 1,267-acre reserve saw the monster gator chowing down on a littler one, leading to a number of incredible clips posted on YouTube and across social media.  Alex Figueroa, who shot one of the clips, estimated the larger gator to be 11 or 12 feet long , according to a description he posted on YouTube.  Andrew Lilyquist, who shot the clip at the top of this page, told WFTS in Tampa that he’d heard about gator fights and went hoping to catch one on camera — but he hadn’t expected to actually see one.  ” My heart was racing ,” he was quoted as saying. “I just saw that big head and I said ok this is going to be great.” Another clip, filmed by Octavia Heart, shows what appears to be the same gator in another location at the reserve having a gator snack:   The station said this kind of aggression is common, especially during mating season, which runs from March through mid-June.

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Today, the words “I followed you” most often mean something along the lines of: my Internet presence appreciates your Internet presence and thus, thanks to the click of a button, I will now be made aware of your online activities.

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(Reuters) – The 17-year-old daughter of late actor Paul Walker has reached a $10.1 million settlement with the estate of the man driving the car that crashed and killed them both in 2013, her attorney said on Friday. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas when the car, traveling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (129 to 150 kilometers per hour), careened into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles.

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Passing Down a Healthy Climate to My Daughter

07Abr

Staff photo: Anna Aurilio and her daughter at Maryland’s Patapsco Valley State Park Spring in the Mid-Atlantic region is a glorious season. Here in Washington, D.C. my 11-year old and her friends shed heavy winter coats to enjoy the gorgeous cherry blossoms, run around, and muck about in the dirt.

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“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway just summed up how putting women in control of their narratives can have a huge impact.

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Photo: CreateHer Stock Congrats! You have made it to 2016! It is always good to see another year, right? Now that you have another chance at being your best self, what are you going to do about it? Every-single-solitary-year, a change gonna come, Sam Cooke said, the intentions are there, but yet another New Year approaches and the same goals meets many of us, head on, like a deer in headlights…

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is out with a deceptive new mailer that masquerades as official government business and promises people there’s a “check enclosed” when it’s actually asking for money instead.

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Donald Trump is a racist, sexist, fear-mongering serial liar. But when he’s right, he’s right

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SALEM, N.H. — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday got into a heated exchange with a voter who accused him of supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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As I’ve said before, whenever I lose my way as a writer, and feel like I’m running up one dead end after another, I watch Sunday In The Park With George , the Sondheim masterpiece, because every song is like a little road map.

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Dinner at Downton Abbey has gotten rowdy over the years, but it never got scary until Sunday night, when Lord Grantham projectile-vomited blood across the table and crumpled to the floor.

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#CoplineBling This. #CoplineBling brought to you by University of Delaware Police Posted by University of Delaware on Friday, January 29, 2016 Police at the University of Delaware are taking on a new public safety beat — to the tune of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” The department released a hilarious video  rendition of the rapper’s single on Friday in an effort to encourage the public to — what else? — call them when you need their help

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of America’s wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz’s now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. With just over a week until voters get their first say, the 45-year-old Texas senator known as a conservative warrior has been ascendant.

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Glenn Beck Endorses Ted Cruz For President

24Ene

Conservative pundit Glenn Beck endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president Saturday, warning Republicans of what will happen if real estate magnate Donald Trump wins instead.  “If Donald Trump wins, it’s going to be a snowball to hell ,” Beck said at a rally in Akeny, Iowa, a little more than a week before voters in the state head to the caucuses. Beck said he has never officially endorsed anyone for president before

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Basic Wage, Basic Rights

20Ene

This last Monday, on Martin Luther King holiday, Oxfam released its annual report on inequality. The report found that the world’s 62 richest people now own as much wealth as the “the bottom half of humanity,” — some 3.6 billion people

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Sometime during the next few months, the US Supreme Court will issue a decision that could profoundly weaken public employee unions across the country. By all accounts, the justices — in the oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association — signaled that they are poised to rule that workers’ payment of dues to public sector unions must be voluntary

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Poor Mrs. Hughes. Just when it looked like she’d won her Hundred Years War not to have her wedding overshadowed by the Crawley family, she got upstaged anyhow

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Long ago, people would navigate using the night sky — and in one community in Finland, people were able to do so again, at least for one night.  Mia Heikkilä captured an image that shows a map made of light , hovering over the city of Eura on Jan.

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Jan 13 (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz failed to disclose to the Federal Election Commission a loan from Goldman Sachs for as much as $500,000 that was used to help finance his successful 2012 U.S.

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LAS VEGAS — These days, the Consumer Electronics Show is about more than just electronics. Marketers and ad agencies also flocked to Vegas to find out about new opportunities to reach consumers

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Women are used to being judged by their appearance, but for 50-somethings and up, these sexist judgments become mixed up with ageism. It’s illegal for employers to allow the age of their workers to influence decisions about hiring, promotion, and retention

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Dismissing the Notion of Insubordination

08Ene

by Rod Collins, Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors In a recent article in Acoustic Guitar , Adam Perlmutter chronicles the unusual career path of Dick Boak, one of Martin Guitar’s most creative luthiers. Today Boak is the historian-in-residence of the 183-year old company and one of the most respected craftsman in his profession, but his entrée and advancement in the revered company is an intriguing and unconventional tale. Boak was enamored with music and woodmaking at an early age.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix has already crossed off the biggest item on its New Year’s list of resolutions.

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In a recent episode of The Huffington Post Love+Sex Podcast  about sex tourism, co-hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson chatted with  Matt , a DJ from Australia who travels halfway around the world each year to attend San Francisco’s Folsom Street Festival,  the world’s biggest leather event . While chatting with Kolodny and Michelson, Matt brought up ” the hanky code ,” a form of covert communication that some gay men used in the ’70s and ’80s to signal their sexual interests and desires to other men. As Fusion.com notes , “Men who participated in this form of flagging placed differently colored handkerchiefs in the back pockets of their pants: the left side for dominant sexual partners (tops) and the right side for submissive sexual partners (bottoms).” For instance, if you are wearing a light blue hanky in your left back pocket, you’re looking for someone to perform oral sex on you.

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We are all agonizing over the tragic events in Paris. Something horrific has taken place that makes no sense at all. How do we possibly explain what happened in France to our children, when we ourselves cannot begin to comprehend it?

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Daily Meditation: Devotional Music

09Nov

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice.

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When Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama meet in the White House today, their goal will be to make amends in light of Netanyahu’s unprecedented attempts to manipulate the U.S. Congress and the American public into opposition to the Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by six countries including the U.S.

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Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?

06Nov

I recently heard someone ask, “What’s the big deal about being a veteran?

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“I can’t say how grateful I am to the people who helped me, and I want to say to everyone else, get stuffed, because women can do anything and we can beat the world.

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If you like your coffee black, evidence shows  you may be a psychopath . But even the Scroogiest of Scrooges positively melts at the sight of a Starbucks red holiday cup .  Starting Nov

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Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, Candidate for Aldine School Board. _______________________________________________________ “Running” for office is almost a perfect metaphor for seeking elected office. Running is right

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What prompts a young woman to shout her abortion or live tweet her IUD insertion? The most lasting effect of the smear campaign against Planned Parenthood may be this: Young women are done — beyond done — with being shamed for the fact that they are sexual beings, with sexual bodies that have tits and asses and twats and vaginas and uteruses. They are done being forced to have sex — fuck rape culture — and they are done being forced to have babies when they choose to have sex

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This article originally appeared on Fatherly : If you want your kid to carve an elaborate pumpkin but aren’t quite German enough to trust them alone with knives, look no further than Mike Conner. This father of 3 not only taught pumpkin sculpting to his own stab-happy little punkins, he’s a master carver behind made-to-order jack-o’-lanterns who spends his weekends at a winery teaching tipsy couples how to sculpt vegetable masterpieces without slicing their fingers off.

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The Universality of Gender Fluidity

26Oct

I have worked with many people developing an understanding of their sexual orientation, and just as many having a similar process in coming to terms with their gender identity.

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“Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time,” argued Britain’s legendary prime minister, Winston Churchill.

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Bernie blew it. By embracing rather than confronting Hillary Clinton, Sen. Sanders fell into the trap of sellout mainstream politics, improving his personal brand as an appealing but ultimately non-threatening advocate for the downtrodden while studiously avoiding any suggestion that the smiley-faced woman standing next to him is deeply complicit in Wall Street’s rape of the nation

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Beyond the Debate: Women and 2016

14Oct

With Hillary Clinton, the most serious female Presidential candidate in election history headlining tonight’s Democratic debate, (and Carly Fiorina’s standout performance in the last Republican debate) the influence and interests of women voters will be a major factor in the Presidential campaign. If the trends of the past 35 years hold, women will make up the majority of voters in 2016.

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