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In all the chatter during the 2016 election campaign about the neglected and overlooked people in the country, precious little was said about the tens of millions of people over 50 who are in desperate or near-desperate financial straits. And maybe that makes sense, because these people have been neglected and overlooked for so long they are barely part of any conversation.

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A San Antonio police officer was shot and killed on Sunday while sitting in a squad car during a routine traffic stop outside the Texas city’s police headquarters, authorities said.

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With Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, musician Laura Jane Grace is offering advice to trans youth who are coming out.  “It’s important to not feel like you’re apologizing for anything,” she told host Alex Berg . “And just not take any shit from anybody.” The  frontwoman  for Against Me! , who has a new memoir out called Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist ,  also addressed how we can fight transphobia

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Donald Trump just can’t drop his beef with “ Saturday Night Live .” The president-elect took time out from the important job of preparing for office to again blast the comedy sketch show over its portrayal of him. Here’s what Trump tweeted on Sunday morning: I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all.

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Kristen Wiig joined “ Saturday Night Live ” cast members in singing the history of Thanksgiving .

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Three crew members and a patient were killed when their ambulance plane crashed in northeastern Nevada on Friday, local media reported.

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WASHINGTON ― In a 2006 speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen.

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When Vice President-elect Mike Pence went out for a night of theater in Manhattan, he probably didn’t expect to be the opening act. Some of the attendees at a Friday night showing of “Hamilton,”  Lin-Manuel Miranda ’s  Founding Fathers-themed Broadway musical , were apparently not thrilled to see the Indiana governor at the show.

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The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has officially renounced its mission to evangelize and convert Jews.

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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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There’s more to exercise than torching calories.

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WASHINGTON ― White nationalists tried repeatedly throughout the presidential campaign to sanitize their language to appeal to mainstream voters as they threw their efforts behind electing Donald Trump .   White nationalists who tried to play down their white nationalism won a victory this week as the president-elect not only chose Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as his chief strategist ― a man who heads a website that regularly airs white nationalist viewpoints ― but many news outlets also are reluctant to use the specific label “white nationalist,” instead calling Bannon a “ flame-throwing outsider ” and a “ nationalist media mogul. ” Of course, calling a person a “white nationalist” who hasn’t self-identified as one is somewhat fraught.

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London’s Heathrow Airport released its first-ever  Christmas commercial this week, and it looks like a winner.  The clip features an aging teddy bear couple trying to navigate the giant airport, and builds up to what Heathrow Airport’s Julia Weir called “ that ‘Love Actually’ moment ,” according to PRWeek.   Plus, c’mon… it’s got teddy bears going through immigration:  “ We love the film and hope the bears’ journey through the airport captures that excitement you feel when walking through Heathrow arrivals into the arms of your loved ones at Christmas,” Heathrow’s commercial director Jonathan Coen said in a news release.

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MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts speculated recently about whether there was enough soap in America to wash off the mud splattered by the dirty, depressing, and uninspired efforts by both presidential candidates to win votes. A week ago, we answered the question of who will lead us over the next four years.

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After the news that Steve Bannon, who has been accused of being anti-Semitic  and furthering white nationalist viewpoints as the executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, was chosen as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist, it seems like just about anybody is up for extremely powerful government positions. With Trump at the helm, it seems safe to say that the worst person imaginable to handle the environment, economy, Homeland Security, etc. is each being floated to handle those jobs

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The Difference Between Fear and Intuition

16Nov

Have you ever been in the butterflies-in-your-stomach early phase of a new, emerging love?

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Anything Is Possible

16Nov

If there’s anything that Donald Trump has taught us, it’s that anything is possible in America. Any crazy-ass thing, no matter how insane, no matter how fucked up, is possible.

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The aftermath of a divorce can be expensive and is an experience that is dreaded by most couples. While lovers try their best to save their marriages, sometimes divorce is the only logical conclusion. And things get hotter when there are huge amounts of wealth that need to be split.

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Are routines useful? How can I establish good ones, if so?

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This article is cross-posted on TheCommunity.com Authors: Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Patron of WithOneSeed Andrew Mahar, CEO, Xpand Foundation As the aftermath of the US election fixes our attention internationally, and will continue to do so as we wait to see what happens next, the issue of climate change is only accelerating in urgency. We must not allow ourselves to lose focus, particularly on the climate talks currently underway in Marrakech (COP22)

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Iced Coffee Cocktail Iced Coffee Cocktail is a Sweet and Fabulous, Caffe Shakerato. This Iced Coffee Cocktail – will have tongues wagging. Serve it after dinner or as an afternoon delight and give a twist to the regular ol’ Iced Coffee

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Headline Hangover: Welp, Here We Are.

15Nov

Welcome to Headline Hangover – our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here’s a look back some of the headlines that caught my attention for the week of November 6, 2016: President-Elect …uhh..

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The good news about the civil rights struggle, suggests a new PBS special, is that we’re winning it. The less good news is that it will never be won

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In Cinzana, Mali, cooperative vegetable gardens were established with access to water, tools & land, to diversify their food and livelihoods (Photo:UNDP) After last year’s successful adoption of the Paris Agreement, climate negotiators and activists are now on their way to Morocco.

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I did not expect Donald Trump to be elected president and, like most people, I was surprised when he won. On January 20th he becomes our head of government and head of state; the president is both prime minister and king.

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Lessons Learned At The Esalen Benefit Weekend

14Nov

For those of you who do not already know, the Esalen Institute is home to a truly unique, magical, loving, authentic community of highly intelligent, well-educated and talented thought-leaders committed to positive global transformation. I was extremely honored to be invited to teach alongside some of my favorite teachers such as Sally Kempton , Terry Hunt, Chip Conley and so many others, but when they told me that Reverend Michael Beckwith would also be there I have to admit that I was intimidated

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Sorry, Orson. This time we’re invading Mars, not the other way around.

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By AsiaToday reporter Lee Mi-hyun – Asian Millennials, born between the early 1980s-early 2000s, are eating out more often and more interested in traveling abroad than Western counterparts. In particular, Millennials in emerging markets such as China and India are seeing their average wage increase and their buying power will increase further in the coming years. Let’s look at the spending habits of the Millennials in Asia.

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Japanese Eating Italian Food Abruzzo in Japan, authentic Italy in the heart of Tokyo. We all know that Italy undoubtedly is on top of the list of most travelers’ wishes and Italian cuisine is appreciated all over the world.

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How Much Do They Pay You To Protest?

12Nov

“Professional protesters”..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide. Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language

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I suspect you’ve heard the definition of chutzpah – the child who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. Saturday, November 12th, a New York Times editorial bemoaned the steady decline in school funding across America. Politicians and voters often say they want better schools, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay for them.

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On election eve, I was amidst a group of politically like-minded souls, watching television in anticipation of seeing the first woman break the glass ceiling of the top job in the United States. Not only were we wrong, we were dumbfounded

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Last week, we pre-empted our usual Talking Points format for a pre-election column.

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Entrepreneurs often have stories of companies finding them rather than the other way around, and Walid Abdul-Wahab , the founder of Desert Farms is no different. After being turned down from most corporate jobs due to his international citizenship, he was determined to find a way to stay in the States and so instead pursued an Entrepreneur Visa. Around this time, he also realized that Americans were scrambling to find fad after fad of milk substitutes

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I wrote the following this morning and now comes word tonight that Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest writers of our time (poet, novelist, songwriter) has died at the age of 82. “Give me back the Berlin Wall.” Of course, Leonard Cohen, who at the age of 82 has just released one of his greatest and most popular albums, You Want It Darker , didn’t really mean that, a quarter-century ago. He sang in the guise of the unreliable narrator in his classic, and scary, song “The Future.” Other Cohen lyrics from that little ditty, written just after the 1989 fall of the Wall, call for the return of Stalin, more people to torture, and another Hiroshima, among other horrors.

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Snapping Scapula Syndrome

10Nov

What is snapping scapula syndrome? Snapping scapula syndrome is a condition causing painful grinding, clicking or snapping of the shoulder blade (Figure 1)

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Trump Wins – The World Loses

09Nov

America. Time has suddenly stood still

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Students Voice Concerns After Voting

09Nov

By, Jacob Smith Voters rush to polling stations in order to fulfill their civic duty in Washington, D.C..

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Guest author Pei Pei Liu is an Edward J. Meade Policy Fellow

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Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

08Nov

By Christine Carter Sleep is, arguably, the golden ticket to happiness.

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on tour by Grand Imam Ali Mustafa Yaqub at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta in 2010.

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Kate Frucher Kate Frucher is Co-Founder and CEO of Imprint , a “many-to-one” communications platform with a mission is to use social technology to spark acts of kindness and real human connection.

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While every mortgage lender has a web site and would love to have you come by and initiate a transaction, for anyone looking to shop for the best deal, visiting individual lender sites is largely a waste of time. Every site is formatted differently and the data provided may or may not be comparable to that available at any other single-lender site. In contrast, a multi-lender site allows users to compare prices of multiple lenders, uniformly formatted, with one visit

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By Kevin Hoffman The number of Illinoisans who voted early, before Election Day, has reached record levels.

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While this train wreck of a national election comes to its long awaited conclusion, I keep thinking about how the world is changing and how little this election reflects the reality of the world around us. Technology has changed our economy, communication systems, society, and lifestyles, a set of facts unobserved by our national politics.

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Electoral College Math

07Nov

In 2012, Barack Obama won 332 electoral votes. Mitt Romney won 206

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Don’t do this… A big obstacle to finding love after 50 happens when you’re NOT putting yourself in places where you can be seen and found by available men on a DAILY BASIS! Men can’t find you when you’re hiding every night at home. I know it feels great after a long day at work to snuggle up with a good book, your fave TV show or your cat or dog for some unconditional loving

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Trump Throws Ivanka Under The Bus

06Nov

The man only cares about winning. We all know how he has maligned every minority group and incites hatred at his rallies. He doesn’t care as long as he has his fans.

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If you don’t plan to vote because you think your vote doesn’t count please consider this: The world needs you to be their proxy. Polls show that most of the world passionately hopes that Hillary Clinton becomes president. Non-Americans can’t vote for her, but you can, on their behalf

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Cauliflower is all the rage these days. Not only is it versatile, it’s a delicious and nutritious substitute for rice, potatoes — and even steak! From Cauliflower Fried “Rice” to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, here are five fabulous recipes you need to try. 1

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Women over 50 Whose InstaStyle I Admire

05Nov

Image via @ThatsNotMyAge on Instagram I adore social media because I am, at heart, a social creature. Meeting and interacting with new people, especially women, is a favorite activity of mine

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Before there was Donald Trump there was Maine Governor Paul LePage. After being elected in 2010 without the majority of votes, LePage promised to tell President Obama to “go to hell” and said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) can “kiss my butt.” At Maine’s Republican convention in April he denounced a proposed $12 minimum wage by mocking immigrants. “It’s hard to hear what they’re saying,” he said.

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As we get close to the election, it’s clear that something should be done, at the federal or state level or both, to address the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act. The news that premiums on the so-called Obamacare benchmark health plans will be 25 percent higher on average next year came on the heels of earlier reports that people in most states will have considerably fewer health plans to choose from

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Forgotten Bits of Subway Stations

03Nov

Artist Manu Saluja exhibits a body of work depicting the New York City subway system in ​her solo exhibition Passage: ​Paintings of Urban Life . She paints figures well, but the paintings that leap out at me include no people at all: they are closeups of details of the weathered stations themselves

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Isabel Allende: My Life as a Feminist

02Nov

Renowned author and activist Isabel Allende explains why she’s a feminist and encourages women to keep working on behalf of each other. I have been a feminist since before the word was invented.

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Depression as a Starting Point for Change

01Nov

It takes guts to admit to yourself that things aren’t going really well.

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Share A Laugh With Your Kids

31Oct

There’s so much stress and pressure on parents and kids today, we forget our sense of humor. We need to have fun time with our kids so they become resilient, enjoyable, and find time with us as pleasant, loving people who are great to spend time with.

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Looking Out for Number One Only?

31Oct

Capitalism is predicated on the idea of individual initiative. The most obvious economic manifestation of that is entrepreneurship, a talent that’s touted on the television show Shark Tank , a kind of American Idol for those with an acumen for business. But the greatest capitalist of them all Adam Smith, the author of The Wealth of Nations , which did for capitalism what Das Kapital would for revolution, also wrote a book called The Theory of Moral Sentiments in which human empathy was the subject

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The import series Brief Encounters proves again that while British actresses often seem as prim as their country’s reputation, they also love a chance to get naughty every so often. You could call Brief Encounters a period piece of sorts, since it’s set in the early 1980s, but this is a very different sort of costume drama. The outfits here run toward skimpy underwear, the type popularized in Britain by Ann Summers

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Why There’s An ‘I’ In FBI

31Oct

It is interesting that FBI director James Comey, who must know how many emails are involved, has not, as far as I know, released any precise numbers. (Or precise anything for that matter.) Let us say, for the sake of argument, that the number is 10,000.

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Well, the spirit of FBI director J Edgar Hoover lives on in the recent actions of current director Comey. For those who are too young to recall, or who have forgotten in the pileup of history since Hoover’s death, J Edgar and his notorious underlings did their best to discredit Rev

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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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Surprise!

29Oct

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Congress should end the Platonic Guardian-like Federal Reserve, an independent executive agency governed by a seven-member Board of Governors appointed by the President to serve 14-year terms.

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By Richard Flory , University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Since the late 1970s, American evangelicalism has been largely identified with right-wing politics. Conservative religious values entered the political sphere through movements such as Moral Majority and Focus on the Family that opposed gay rights, abortion, feminism and other liberal issues.

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Living With A Green Heart – The New Norm

29Oct

Last Saturday night my good friend Laura Turner Seydel , a woman who I greatly admire for her work in the environment, invited me to attend the Environmental Media Awards .

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I just returned from a five day “spa souljourn” and my world-weary self was gifted a reprieve from the daily onslaught of challenges. Imagine feeding your mind/body/spirit with only the best in luxury pampering, gourmet healthy cuisine and loving experiences

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Jocelyn Greenky  is the hilarious, smart, cool big sister you probably wish you had at work to turn to for honest advice on how to navigate those endlessly confusing office politics. She learned herself by working at big companies like Hachette Filipacchi and Wenner Media, where she held top leadership titles such as corporate editorial director. Jocelyn also co-wrote  The Big Sister’s Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Should Know  after word spread of her rule-skirting career wisdom through the corporate grape vine

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Photo Credit: Ken Herman Happy Friday everybody! Aire Atlantica just dropped his latest remix for the K.Flay banger “Blood In The Cut” and you have to listen to it. In an exclusive interview, Atlantica told me a charming story about how he first heard of K.Flay. “It’s funny

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A letter to millennial and independent voters

28Oct

Dear Millennials and Independent Voters, Leave the angst at home. Go vote and for vote Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Congress, and the next day join on the battle lines fighting for what we believe in.

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CultureZohn: Fall Colors POP at Mass MoCA

28Oct

Nick Cave, Until, Mass MoCA There is nothing so sweet as combining nature and art. Rearview of new-ish Tadao Ando reflecting pool, Clark Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass The last time I wrote about this magical elixir was when Creative Time took over the north end of Central Park in a site specific installation of dancers, sculpture and sailboats.

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As a rabbi and political columnist, I find that every election demands close reflection, introspection, and action. The answer, this year, is clear

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Social Resilience and Emergency Preparedness

27Oct

This article series is from Prepared Neighborhoods , my soon-to-be-published book about mutual aid among citizens before, during and after a natural disaster.

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Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes in ‘Her Notes.’ Photo: Rosalie O’Connor By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, October 27, 2016 Jessica Lang, award-winning choreographer who has had a long association with the Joyce Theater, has choreographed her first ballet for American Ballet Theater, titled Her Notes , to the piano music of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel, the elder sister of Felix Mendelssohn. The music is noteworthy because the compositions of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel have largely been unknown – it wasn’t considered acceptable for a woman of her time (1800s) to publish music – but she wrote over 400 piano pieces (a few published under her brother’s name). Lang chose excerpts from Das Jahr , which I thought was beautifully Romantic (comparable to Chopin, perhaps) and gorgeously played by pianist, Emily Wong

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Arun Kumar deliberately avoids the term “programmatic” when talking about advanced television’s audience targeting potential. “All we’re trying to do is take some of the principals behind programmatic

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ORLANDO — The corporate media world may be stuck in pending regulatory approval of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner. But that isn’t stopping Time Warner’s Turner from pressing ahead in to the future of advertising.

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By Hal Bundrick, CFP Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower.

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Grading Higher Education: When Worlds Collide

26Oct

One of the most persistent problems facing American higher education is how best to explain its importance and endearing value to the public. The problem is that various perspectives shape the approach utilized. Higher education leadership – especially at the research universities and the liberal arts colleges – often speak to the need for America to produce an educated citizenry.

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Alexis Berger, Chief Strategy Officer, Emogi Humans evolved to retain visually communicated information Humans are visual species. The first sign of sophisticated human intelligence dates back 40,000 years to cave drawings discovered all over the world. The intricate depictions of historical and future events demonstrated initial capacity for abstract thought

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