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California Rebuilding Democratic Bench

16Nov

The Democratic Party is currently struggling with the question of who should be leading it, heading into the future.

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When Your Candidate Loses

16Nov

The inglorious TV election drama has finally ended. In Left Coast San Francisco, a post-election pall of fog hangs over our city, much like the hanging chads of 2000. We finally have a president-elect, but he might not be the one you wanted

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An Everyman’s Guide To Moving To A New City

14Nov

Congratulations! You got the job offer you’ve been working toward since you graduated college. There’s just one hitch ― you live in Brooklyn, and they’re in Chicago. Looks like you’ll need to plan a big move, stat

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5 Incredible Baseball Stadiums Across America

12Nov

Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S

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Airports going green

10Nov

Opportunities for innovation soar This week, the Airports Going Green conference was held at Schiphol Airport. During the conference, the Airports Sustainability Declaration was signed by 18 airports and related organizations such as Brisbane Airport Corporation, Carbon War Room, Centennial Airport, Chicago Department of Aviation, Wayne County Airport Authority, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. Over 25 airports attended when the declaration was officially signed.

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Colin Kaepernick Didn’t Vote

10Nov

After a season of high-profile protesting, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has revealed that he did not vote in the 2016 election. When asked if he had already voted Tuesday, Kaepernick told reporters no,  according to San Francisco Chronicle reporter Eric Branch.

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The Ark and the Election

05Nov

The Unicorn is a Mythical Beast. James Thurber, The Unicorn in the Garden Although my readers do not come to this space to get ideas for vacations they may wish to take, many of my readers may be looking for respite after suffering through the last 12 months of what is known as presidential politics

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A U.S. appeals court on Friday put a restrictive Republican-backed Arizona ballot-collection law on hold until after Tuesday’s election, handing Democrats a victory in an intensifying state-by-state legal battle over access to the polls. Arizona’s legislature earlier this year passed the law prohibiting advocacy groups from collecting completed early ballots from voters and delivering them to election offices as part of get-out-the-vote efforts

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It’s the behemoth media platform that has a hand in a large proportion of US TV ad spending.

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ThirdLove Heidi Zak is the co-founder of ThirdLove , an innovative bra and underwear brand that believes fit should come first. In addition to offering signature half-cup sizes to provide a more precise fit, ThirdLove has developed a patented mobile sizing app that empowers a woman to measure herself from home. Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, the company has raised over $13M from investors including NEA and Andreessen Horowitz

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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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Hilary (Brenda Meaney) and Spike (Dan Clegg): What’s on their minds? God and math. Photos by Kevin Berne Can everything in human life, or in existence of any sort, be explained by higher math and supercomputers

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Racism, Xenophobia, and the Election

28Oct

By the Editors of Rethinking Schools As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous presidential campaign and a summer of racial violence that have forcefully surfaced the racism that plagues our nation. Elementary and middle school students have grown up with an African American as president of the United States. This is a historic milestone.

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Sizzling: Josh Schell as Nick, Beth Wilmurt as Martha, David Sinaiko as George Photos by by Jessica Palopoli Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? strips bare the deceptions and bonds that hold together two horrible marriages. Shotgun Players’ current staging of the 1962 classic strips bare the dynamics of those relationships, without distractions.

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Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Signatures on a petition to impeach a Montana judge who handed down a 60-day sentence for a man who admitted to raping his 12-year-old daughter approached 80,000 on Friday in the latest case of citizens targeting judges for doling out what they believe are light sentences for sexual crimes. District Judge John McKeon sentenced the 40-year-old man to 60 days of incarceration and probation, far less than the plea agreement recommendation of at least 25 years in prison, according to court records

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Authorities in Philadelphia will station prosecutors throughout the city on election day to respond to any reports of voter intimidation or other illegal activity after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed that polling might be “rigged” in this mostly minority city. Philadelphia is one of many U.S

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Dead Pilots Society Epi2: Only Child One of soundcasting’s new scripted series features scripts not intended for the medium.

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In recent years, anti-abortion rights legislators across the country have done a very good job of enacting mandatory waiting periods and counseling sessions under the guise that women need more time to fully consider their decisions.

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Last Sunday afternoon I drove to Fordham University in the Bronx, where I was a guest on Dan Romanello’s Group Harmony Review over Fordham’s radio station, WFUV. As you approach the main entrance to Fordham, you pass the baseball diamond, home field of the Fordham Rams. You park and you walk to the basement of Keating Hall, where WFUV has become as professional an operation as you’ll find at any college-based radio station anywhere

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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s estimated net worth is $3.7 billion, $800 million less than a year ago, Forbes magazine reported on Wednesday, attributing the loss largely to New York’s softening real estate market. The magazine probed 28 assets or asset classes owned by the New York businessman and found 18 had declined in value, including Trump Tower in Manhattan and his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Richard Sherman is well known for his unconventional approach to press conferences ― and on Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback took the stage to let reporters know what’s really on his mind. Sherman started his weekly presser with a few words on the Seahawks’ upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Colin Kaepernick and the Constitution

06Sep

Colin Kaepernick’s alleged show of a lack of respect for the American flag by refusing to stand during the National Anthem recalls other moments in U.S. history when such refusals generated controversy and even incited violence.

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Feeling like an Imposter at University

02Sep

Growing up in this day and age is tough.

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WASHINGTON ― Amid reports that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ’s campaign is in a fatal tailspin , his running mate, Mike Pence, defended Trump’s string of gaffes on Sunday and insisted the two could still win. “I couldn’t be more honored to be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with” Trump, Pence told host Chris Wallace on Fox News

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Fascinating live chat yesterday with Martin Köppelmann, an Ethereum development expert and founder of the Gnosis prediction market, which is built atop Ethereum. Can the decisions of millions of strangers predict next week’s weather, or the next Super Bowl champ, or even whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be spending the next 4 years in the White House.

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Despite a campaign where, to a great extent, the erratic and offensive behavior, intolerance and vulgarity is the message, there are some issues where Donald Trump has differentiated himself from most other Republicans as well as his Democratic opponent. His views on trade, efforts to, rhetorically at least, make the Republican Party the tribute of the white working man, and strong anti-immigrant views separate him from most of his vanquished GOP opponents

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A Trump Intervention Won’t Work

05Ago

In a period of a few days when Donald Trump continued to attack the family of a fallen American soldier, Trump and his supporters groundlessly stoked fear that the election will be stolen from him, Clint Eastwood reappeared on the national political stage for the first time since he debated a chair to offer a bitter and grumpy defense of the GOP nominee as well as of his own racism, it is easy to overlook what might be the strangest Trump story of the week. It seems that Republican leaders are so concerned about Trump’s unhinged behavior and inability to exercise any political prudence whatsoever, that they are urging for a political intervention led by none other than Newt Gingrich and Rudolph Giuliani.

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Bitcoin’s Big Ethereum Problem

31Jul

“A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason,” as J.P. Morgan succinctly put it a century ago

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But What If Trump Loses

23Jul

Many Americans watched last week’s Republican convention with horror and trepidation. Rudy Giuliani’s quadrennial temper tantrum was even more animated than during previous conventions.

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Xi Jinping’s foreign policy hinges on realizing “the China dream.” But, beyond a nationalistic desire to “stand tall” on the global stage, few Westerners can articulate the underlying dynamics and motivations of Beijing’s increasingly assertive behavior. This article takes a humanistic approach by asking two questions: Which Chinese do the Chinese themselves revere and what does this reveal about the country’s place in the world moving forward? More..

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Pokemon Gay

14Jul

The phenomenal success of Pokemon Go has inspired me. I have developed a new game for the gay male community that combines the best features of the augmented-reality game Pokemon Go with gay hook-up apps like Grindr. I call it Pokemon Gay

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Mitt Romney delivered some searing criticism of Donald Trump ‘s presidential campaign on Friday, hitting the presumptive Republican nominee for his own attacks on Latinos, Muslims and women.  “I simply can’t put my name down as someone who voted for principles that suggest racism or xenophobia, misogyny, bigotry, for someone who’s been vulgar time and time again,” Romney, one of the GOP’s most vocal Trump critics, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “I don’t want to be associated with that in any way, shape or form.” More…

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In his recent rant against a 62-year-old Indiana-born Latino judge, Donald Trump reveals that he is more than anti-Mexican.

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook announced he will not play for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, adding to a substantial roster of NBA stars who are opting out of the games. “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics,” Westbrook said in a statement released Friday

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Some critics are finding Stephen Curry’s new shoes  a good fit — for jokes. ” These $120 sneakers look like they should sport the name of a shuffleboard player, not an NBA  superstar,” New York Magazine wrote. More…

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The One Thing to Achieve…

10Jun

Okay – this isn’t the first time you have seen this headline, right? As a matter of fact, there was an article on Inc.com yesterday titled The 1 Thing You Need to Achieve Work-Life Balance – and that prompted my FB Live video yesterday and this Post today.

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Cash flow drives small businesses. For the last 40 years, the $1.6 Trillion Commercial Equipment Purchase Market has enabled small businesses to generate the cash flow to drive their businesses to drive our economy. Caterpillar, John Deere, eBay and Amazon are great examples of Fortune 500 companies who quietly participate in the commercial equipment buying and selling ecosystem

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Vice President Joe Biden endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday, hours after  President Barack Obama  publicly declared his support for Clinton. “In my view, God willing, it’ll be Secretary Clinton,” Biden said, referring to the next president, during an address at the American Constitution Society convention in Washington

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday he’ll vote for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump , but still doesn’t trust him with America’s nuclear arsenal.  “I stand by everything I said during the campaign,” Rubio told the Weekly Standard , when asked about a statement he made in February, before he dropped out of the presidential race, that he didn’t want to turn over the U.S

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Between running an empire, raising two kids and and mastering the perfect selfie, Kim Kardashian has a hard time keeping up with herself sometimes, OK?  In a preview clip of this Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kimberly comes to face-to-face with her longtime bestie Jonathan Cheban and (gasp!) his replacement friend he calls when Kim is too busy to hang out. Spoiler alert: the replacement (Kamilla Osman) also happens to be a Kardashian doppelgänger.  More…

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For millions of Syrian refugees, what used to be simple tasks back home — such as doing laundry or cooking dinner — have become complicated, time-consuming burdens in refugee camps and informal settlements they now live in. In Lebanon, for instance, there are  more than 1 million Syrian refugees , and displaced families there are living in dire conditions. More..

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Controversy persists about twenty-eight pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report that remain classified. Former U.S.

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President Obama issued a video endorsement of Hillary Clinton; Joe Biden’s video will presumably be up as soon as the vice president works out the kinks in his fog and laser machines. Bernie Sanders effectively ended his campaign as he began it: looking disheveled in Washington with no one really caring about his agenda

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With the first day of summer less than two weeks away, it’s the perfect time to talk about enjoying the sun safely, cooling down with healthy sips, and exercising in the great outdoors. It’s one of my favorite times of the year because we have more time to relax and if we’re lucky enough, take a well-deserved vacation. Before you kick back at the beach, pool, or simply on your back porch, remember to keep these summer safety tips in mind.

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When Rochelle, a patient at Northwestern University’s Comprehensive Transplant Center, first learned that no one in her immediate family was a suitable candidate for partial liver donation, she did what most do in today’s day and age – she took to Facebook.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James stepped in front of Steph Curry Wednesday night with less than three minutes remaining in the third and and got his fingertips on a lazily lobbed Golden State Warriors pass. After nearly falling to the ground, James sent the rock ahead to Kyrie Irving, who tossed it near the rim, leading LeBron into the one-handed oop

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In January, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) made an announcement that rendered science textbooks everywhere out-of-date: Four new elements had been added to the Periodic Table . The elements, which had made the scientific chart’s seventh row officially complete, didn’t have the sexiest names. Temporarily dubbed 113, 115, 117 and 118, IUPAC said the elements would receive official names in the subsequent months

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A new postal stamp in French Polynesia highlights a mural at the “ONO’U” festival in Tahiti, a first for the multi-island country as well as the French Street Artist SETH and his local Tahitian collaborator, HTJ. Introduced in New York last week at the decennial World Stamp Show, an eight-day stamp extravaganza visited by a quarter of a million people, the new 140 CFP stamp depicts his mural at the 2015 “ONO’U” festival, as shot by photographer Martha Cooper

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This article first appeared as an op-ed in my column in the Indian Express . “Macbeth does not make my priority list,” admitted Sun Microsystems founder and Silicon Valley eminence grise, Vinod Khosla, in a recent takedown of the liberal arts and humanities

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A Platform for Connections

08Jun

This week, I will be joining nearly 800 local, state and federal thought leaders and policymakers committed to expanding supportive housing to create more opportunities for vulnerable individuals and families to move into permanent, stable homes where they can receive the services necessary to stay housed and healthy. We are looking ahead, mapping the future of supportive housing, as we gather in Chicago, Illinois at the national CSH Summit 2016 . The Summit is attracting public officials, housing developers, major philanthropic foundations, financial institutions, advocates and supportive housing residents from every corner of the country.

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Money Advice for Grads

08Jun

We can all look back and wish we had managed our finances differently — if only someone had taught us the dangers of debt and the benefits of long-term regular investing. Put that regret to good use by sharing this column with a new college grad. They are the ones with time on their side — time to put those lessons to good use.

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Summer time is often when people get serious about getting in shape. Trips to the beach and summer vacations motivate people to look better in public.

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‘Green News Report’ – June 7, 2016

07Jun

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Letting Go of Someone You Love

07Jun

Just two months ago, I shared that someone I loved had cancer . At the time, I was incredibly sad but also hopeful

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MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Dead At 42

07Jun

Professional mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice died Monday at the age of 42 . The announcement of his death came hours after Slice was reportedly hospitalized near his South Florida home for “undisclosed reasons.” More…

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Why Hillary Now

07Jun

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World More…

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This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft . ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program , connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Follow ScreenCraft on Twitter , Facebook , and YouTube

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Art et catastrophes

07Jun

Les images de Paris submergé et les mesures immédiates mises en place par le Louvre et le Musée d’Orsay pour protéger leurs collections d’œuvres d’art ont montré le lien très clair existant entre la réduction des risques de catastrophes et la conservation du patrimoine. Combien de fois voyons-nous les mots « art » et « catastrophe » dans la même phrase

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Olivia Wilde announced her second pregnancy in a totally amazing way — and if her most recent red carpet appearance is any indication, she’s going to spend the next several months being equally as amazing. The “Vinyl” star arrived on the CFDA Awards red carpet in New York City on Monday night wearing a skintight, deep green Rosie Assoulin gown with the most perfect cut-out — right alongside her stomach.

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Everyone who has ever closed a real estate transaction knows that the number of documents that must be signed at the closing table is enormous – I refer to this as the “Mortgage Document Deluge”.

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On being a bad mom…

07Jun

“Today I Didn’t Put My Kid In The Dryer and other parenting wins.” Let’s be honest. Having a kid is a pain in the vagina ass. It is really hard on a person’s psyche

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Branding Japan Beyond Hiroshima

07Jun

At last month’s G7 Summit at Ise-Shima, I was in a part of Japan not readily featured in travel brochures. It has no hustle and bustle like global megalopolis Greater Tokyo, with its 35 million that make up over one quarter of Japan’s entire population

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