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Handling parole violations fairly and predictably is hard.
There are days when you just want to crawl under your desk and hide in the fetal position. I felt like that this morning
We recently went to our first parent/teacher association meeting in my son’s new school, and I discovered that he has a crush. He’s just finished his first marking period of kindergarten, and because we had no babysitter, we took both kids to the meeting with us.
(Photo-Illustration: Photos: Corbis) By Alexa Tsoulis-Reay In 1963, a 15-year-old girl presented herself to a pair of dermatologists in Pennsylvania complaining that she’d broken out in angry, red lesions after a session of waterskiing. That first mysterious outbreak became a trend: Blotchy, itchy hives would pop up all over her limbs every time she took a bath, went swimming, or perspired heavily. The doctors conducted a series of tests to rule out obvious possible triggers like cold and, using a hand towel soaked in distilled water, identified a condition called aquagenic urticaria: Sufferers are so sensitive to pure water it causes them to erupt in hives within minutes of exposure.
Have you ever really thought about how terms take on new meaning over time? When I was a kid, the word “sick” actually meant sick
Stephen J. Tyson, Jr
Break out the apron (and the jeggings): baking season is upon us! You don’t even need to be a “baker” to whip up these easy fall muffins. The recipes have all been fine tuned in my kitchen, so they come out perfect for you every time
Medicare’s open enrollment period is the time of year when you can change your Part D, prescription drug insurance or change from traditional Medicare to Medicare Advantage, or change Medicare Advantage plans. Open enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7th.
Why people happily spend money on snacks, smartphones, and slot machines–but not coaching or therapy.
I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health. Through the decades, I’ve seen a number of things change–hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences
They walk among us–those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are
This week, a new 21st century debate surfaced: How do we protect the data cloud we have all come to depend on when it is physically composed of cables running across the bottom of the ocean? The issue came to light after it was reported that Russian spy ships were operating near key cable routes. Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis writes that, “Well over 95 percent of everything moving on the global Internet passes through 200 or so highly active cables, some as deep underwater as Mount Everest is tall.” Lixian Hantover offers a profile of what the undersea cloud looks like and what its vulnerabilities are.
As the recent presidential debate showed, the trusty old media-bashing tactic of Republican candidates was alive and well, and this season it is pushing into over-drive with a zest that would make Spiro Agnew cheer. While the candidates’ harsh words for the reporters covering them brought the usual applause from the party’s base, it’s utter nonsense. At the CNBC debate last week, the level of mendacity and hypocrisy that some of the candidates directed toward the media was stunning.
It boggles the mind that the White House, in announcing the deployment of more Special Operations to Syria, still insists on saying that they won’t have a “combat mission.” They will tell you that sending Special Operations to advise, train, and assist means troops will behind the front lines, and thus, won’t be heading over with orders to join battles. I was an adviser in Iraq, in 2011, and I can tell you, they’re likely to face combat, whether that’s their mission, or not
There’s a chance to score a climate victory next week on the super-pollutants called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs – one that would give a boost to the Paris climate summit next month. I am in Dubai for the annual meeting of the Montreal Protocol, the treaty that saved the ozone layer. This is the last important international meeting before world leaders gather at the Paris climate summit.
Please listen: I need to tell you a story. The story of a 5-year-old boy who was attacked at his own school. A story where violence, aggression, and viciousness lurked through the halls of a place that is supposed to be safe
The Case for Philosophy in America’s High Schools — Part 5: Why is There Suffering in the World? — Eight Theories
We were dealing with Aeschylus’s view of how one might reconcile the goodness of God with the fact that so many good people suffer, as do children and infants, and yet so many bad people prosper. Why was the natural world created in such a way that animals suffer? Why is nature so cruel if it comes from God’s hand?
I’ve never been to summer camp. Always wanted to. In my 14-year-old fantasies, it was a place you sat on a dock at dusk with the best friend you wish you had at home, telling her your deepest and darkest until a sporty, pony-tailed counselor dragged you kicking and screaming back to your bunk
We take things so seriously. I’m not talking about war or climate change. I’m talking about the little things in life that really don’t deserve our attention or focus.
Are White House Insiders with Connections to Big Oil Undermining the President’s Climate Change Agenda?
With only one year to go before the next presidential election, President Obama has begun to focus more intently on his legacy. As such, for much of this year, he has emphasized his belief that climate change is an existential threat that must be addressed through clean energy. If that’s the case, he must explain his decision to gut the Renewable Fuel Standard and hand Big Oil a decisive political victory.
“Celebrity Selfie” of Catherine Duquette by Joseph Campbell. “You don’t create fame. Fame creates you
Only in a world where Cosmopolitan magazine can declare the Kardashians “America’s First Family” and the multi-billionaire loose cannon Donald Trump is perceived by millions as the potential steward of our nuclear arsenal could about-to-be Speaker of the House Paul Ryan be savaged as insufficiently right-wing. This is after all a man who made his bones in Congress and the Republican Party as an Ayn Rand-spouting, body building budget-buster slashing away at the body politic like a mad vivisectionist, as well as an anti-choice, pro-gun zealot who never met a government program he liked (except the military, whose swollen budget he would increase until we are all left naked living in a national security state).
Most rooms are composed of six straight walls: a floor and a ceiling, and four side walls all meeting at perpendicular angles. And while many architecture/design projects include gutting or demolishing some of these walls to create a more customized environment, the renovated spaces still tend to conform to what existed before: a lot of straight walls. Yet the beauty of sheetrock and other building materials is that they allow the designer to manipulate space in a more sculpted, interesting way
Trauma is startling. It picks you up, shakes you senseless, and plops you down facing a completely different direction. Having recently hopped off of this merry-go-round, now it’s up to you to figure out how the hell to reconnect with self and create a new normal
photo credit: Hakim/Afghan Peace Volunteers October 24, 2015 Tall, lanky, cheerful and confident, Esmatullah easily engages his young students at the Street Kids School, a project of Kabul’s ” Afghan Peace Volunteers ,” an antiwar community with a focus on service to the poor. Esmatullah teaches child laborers to read.
Hillary Clinton just had the best week of her campaign yet. Not only did she shine at the Benghazi hearing yesterday, three of her Democratic opponents dropped out of the presidential nomination race.
I question my marriage all the time. When my husband and I get into a fight because he’s so stubborn it pisses me off to the point of throwing things of across the room, I ask myself if it’s possible for us to peacefully coexist. When I feel disappointed because he doesn’t spoil me with presents or capitulate to all my demands, I ask myself if he is really capable of giving me everything that I need
Last night, I was asked to take part in a career panel. As a primer for the event, the founding organizer let us know that over half of these students will graduate from college without ever having had an internship. She also instructed us to not sugar coat anything and be as honest as possible about our after college experiences.
By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn The best way to set your day up — and give yourself the energy to power through it — is to have a healthy breakfast . “Breakfast is like putting gas in your car before you go on a long trip,” says Abby Langer, RD. And in an ideal world, you’d have enough time to whip up a gourmet meal every day.
Now that it appears, thankfully, that former NBA player and Kardashian in-law, Lamar Odom, is going to be okay, we are free to banter about the preposterous serendipity of being found unconscious in, of all places, a licensed whorehouse tucked away on the remote and barren landscape of the Mojave Desert. In addition to emitting a genuine sigh of relief at Odom’s recovery, coupled, admittedly, with a raised eyebrow and roll of the eyes at the whole string of indignities that had to accompany such a circumstance, we are also free to speculate as to who among us would pay the greatest “public relations” price for such notoriety
Moonrise, 1884 Stanislaw Maslowski A little over two years ago, I went to the closet where I kept a hidden stash of pills, carefully packed them among my things into a small weekend suitcase, made reservations at an inn I had stayed at with my mother when I was a teenager and left for the beach town of my childhood without telling anyone. I was headed towards the place where I had had my happiest years, those golden, magical summers when I was young.
Plenty, according to new report from BSA | The Software Alliance We are generating more data today than ever before – and it’s improving everything from healthcare and auto safety to education and air travel. More than 90 percent of the world’s data was created in the last two years, and we now are doubling the amount of data created every two years.
As he comes to grips with his failed escalations in Afghanistan and Syria, President Barack Obama should nevertheless respond to China’s escalations in the South China Sea. Fortunately, all it requires is that he direct the U.S. Navy to sail where it has legally sailed for more than a century
According to Google Ngram , there has been a surge in the use of the words happy, honest, hungry and humble after a steady decline over the last century. The popularity of these adjectives may be a reflection of societal values
Absent Congressional intervention, proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will become effective on December 1, 2015. Proposed changes include reduction of costs, production time and scope of eDiscovery. A recent Nevada district court decision is more surprising under this backdrop
"Never Surrender," John Kelley’s Chronicle of Winston Churchill, Great Britain, And The Fateful Summer Of 1940, Is A Feast For History Buffs
In the short-form version of Winston Churchill’s life — I’m thinking of Paul Johnson’s excellent 192-page biography — we meet the Churchill who’s become legend, a late-life hero who saved the free world. John Kelly’s “Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain’s Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940” weighs in at 384 pages followed by 20 pages of footnotes, and offers a more nuanced view.
Originally published on Unwritten by Ileana Paules-Bronet . For an hour and a half, I stared at the floor
Originally published on Unwritten by Isabelle Zanzer . If there’s one thing you need to know about Aries , is the fact that they’re fiercely loyal. It takes one to know one.
Originally published on Unwritten by Judith Willis . I am very fortunate in that I never been in a physically abusive relationship nor have I known anyone to be in one, but this doesn’t stop me from not recognizing it and what we need to be drawing our attention to is the hundreds of thousands of women who are abused every damn year. It was the moment I saw violence against a woman before me was that I truly realized the severity of the crime
I’m feeling like a mad scientist this fall. I had been grappling with two big questions this summer and decided to explore them both through one grand experiment. My two big questions were: Why am I here
This post originally appeared in Sightings , an online publication of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, University of Chicago Divinity School. Cynics, but not only cynics, like to observe, not always inaccurately, that Christians are never happy unless they are fighting–each other.
The following is an excerpt from an opinion piece written by Reboot Illinois’ Matt Dietrich: Here is Gov. Bruce Rauner discussing the Illinois budget impasse last week at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago: Here is Rauner three days later at a town hall meeting in Decatur: Notice a recurring theme
This article first appeared in The National Book Review 1. Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Jonathan Bate (Harper) This biography of the late British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, perhaps best known in the United States as husband of the tragic Sylvia Plath, was among the recently announced nominees for the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.
Be a Boss and Make Your Own Candy Corn This Halloween, instead of stocking up on store-bought stuff, we’re trying our hand at confectioning with these 12 recipes for homemade versions of our favorite sweet treats. Related: Snickers Dip Recipe Candy Corn Let’s kick it off with a classic. Get the recipe .
In anticipation of the visit to Washington by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, scheduled for October 21-23, Pakistan’s public relations machinery has gone into over-drive to build expectations of a new partnership between Pakistan and the United States.
The Rabbi asked the group of women: “Is the word retirement a positive or negative expression? Please raise your hands for positive and then for negative.” It seemed I had no control over my hand as it flew up into the air when he called out the word negative! I actually wanted to raise both hands ‘high in the sky!’ My first thought was my “semi- retired husband.” My second thought, almost simultaneously, was how I was affected by his new role. I don’t believe in “packing it in” at any age.
The older we get, the harder it may seem to be silly. Sure, you can get down on your hands and knees (hopefully) and kid around with your grandkids. That child’s play may, however, seem too undignified for you to engage in around your work buddies or maybe even your neighbors.
Take a look at your paycheck. I’m willing to bet there’s a huge deduction on every paycheck stub for FICA. And I’m also willing to bet that most people don’t know what that is and can’t tell you what “FICA” stands for! Yet they allow the company to take that money right out of their take-home pay! Give it a thought.
By James M. Dorsey The Israel Football Association (IFA) acting on orders of the police has suspended what it calls ‘sensitive’ matches, a reference to professional and amateur games between Israeli Jewish and Israeli Palestinian squads.
Weeknight dinners should full of flavor, not fuss. These easy recipes prove that you can create healthy and delicious meals for your family with minimal hassle. 1
After two seemingly-endless Republican debates, this week the Democratic candidates for president finally got their turn to face off against each other on national television. While the audience was smaller (since Donald Trump was not on stage), it was still a lot bigger than most political debates in the past — over 15 million people watched on CNN, and a further million livestreamed it.
There is a powerful movement in the United States to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. That’s the amount necessary for a family of four to live just above the national poverty line. But there are hundreds of thousands of workers in this country who have been left out of this fight, who will never benefit no matter how much the minimum wage is raised, and who share one characteristic.
For many months, I worked at a consumer electronics store. While there, I learned some important lessons from the owner, who we will call Jason.
United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered a speech at the National Press Club on September 30th that should serve as a powerful call for the country to make a massive shift in the allocation of funding for prisons and schools. Duncan pointed out that spending on the state and local correctional system has gone up twice as much as spending on K-12 education over the last three decades in the United States.
“Giles and Justin” is one of several assignments that plunged students into a maelstrom of philosophical questions that promote self-clarification and personal growth. Students must see that everything they are learning speaks to them and their lives, and a teacher must see the course through their eyes alone.
(Photo credit: CNN) Before the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing in Iraq, a group of activists living in Baghdad would regularly go to city sites that were crucial for maintaining health and well-being in Baghdad, such as hospitals, electrical facilities, water purification plants, and schools, and string large vinyl banners between the trees outside these buildings which read: “To Bomb This Site Would Be A War Crime.” We encouraged people in U.S. cities to do the same, trying to build empathy for people trapped in Iraq, anticipating a terrible aerial bombing. Tragically, sadly, the banners must again condemn war crimes, this time echoing international outcry because in an hour of airstrikes this past Saturday morning, the U.S
Sales promotions are incentives aimed at prompting buyers to buy quicker. They often include discounts, rebates, coupons, or free items to incentivize buyers to purchase by a deadline. Technically, sales promotions also include strategies for motivating sales people to sell quicker
By Frank Petito for the Orbitz Travel Blog Sunset over Lake Michigan Gone fishing. The words–historically scrawled on a shingle nailed outside a workplace–conjure images of the outdoors, good friends, a clear mind and, occasionally, a fish or two.