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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.
For Neil and Luke Markey, entrepreneurialism is in their blood. But it took nearly a decade, a multi-year stint in the army, and an uninspiring corporate job to push them to where they are today: The two brothers are the founders of ShieldCo , a design company based out of Frederick, Md.
Every week at The Pollination Project , we make small seed grants to social change entrepreneurs and visionaries all over the world. This week we are honored to support projects that help reduce harm among vulnerable people, and promote hope, healing and goodness around the world.
(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.
Having a child has taught me all sorts of things: How to be patient, how to laugh at myself, and how to function on less sleep than I thought possible. One of the most helpful things she’s taught me, though, is how to eat. Yeah, I knew how to put food in my mouth and chew and swallow before she came along 18 months ago, but now I feel like I really understand what it means to be a mindful and intuitive eater, just by observing her
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
Tamar Ettun , Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly , 2015. Courtesy of the artist
Open enrollment for the third year of “Obamacare” starts November 1st, and if you want your coverage to start on January 1, 2016, your enrollment deadline is December 15th. (Final deadline is January 31, 2016 for coverage starting March 1st.) The penalty for not having insurance coverage rises to $695 per person ($347.50 per child under 18) or 2 percent of MAGI (whichever is greater) for 2016, so it’s important to get in on the open enrollment period
Summary : Jason Tengco reflects on his experiences being bullied growing up, highlights the #ActToChange public awareness campaign, and closes out Filipino American History Month. Staff of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders show their support for #ActToChange, a public awareness campaign to combat bullying, October 21, 2015
The conjunction between the efforts on Syria and Yemen is interesting, especially as the talks also coincided with Saudi Arabia for the first time agreeing to Iranian participation in an international conference on Syria.
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.
This universal problem has turned into a global crisis, as I have heard complaints from women from all over the world and from all walks of life. Especially when their significant other suffers from a simple paper cut, the common cold, a slight headache … to a little swelling from a needle prick, and — even worse — hatching a chimerical plan to get your attention to be mollycoddled
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 famed poet’s new full-length album, ‘Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James,’ features Talib Kweli, Roy Ayers and more BY SUN SINGLETON Detroit is famous for its music, from Motown to techno and house, to Eminem and Dilla. But it’s less well known for its stellar, homegrown poets.
The first time I ever heard of Jessica Lynn, I was sitting down in a small recording studio at the base of UCSB’s Storke Tower. I had been invited as a guest to be interviewed for Your True Gender Radio about my life as a transgender correctional officer
The HECM reverse mortgage is a beautifully designed financial instrument that can meet a wide variety of senior needs. Unfortunately, HECMs offer so many options that selecting the best option can be a challenge.
Matthew Broderick & Annaleigh Ashford (photo: Joan Marcus) “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” –Dean Koontz I know a few people who don’t like dogs and I’ve also met some who don’t like chocolate, rainbows or red wine so perhaps Sylvia , which opened tonight at the Cort Theatre isn’t for everyone but it most certainly is a crowd pleaser. Greg (Matthew Broderick) finds a dog — Sylvia – (Annaleigh Ashford) in the park and brings her home as a way to ease the pain of his mid-life crisis. His kids have just left the nest and his wife Kate (Julie White) is hoping to spend time at museums, dinner parties and Knicks games instead of being tethered to a dog, so this is – to say the least – a huge disruption in their lives.
Earlier this year, the Newseum Institute asked 1,000 Americans to name their rights under the First Amendment. A clear majority listed freedom of speech first — before freedom of religion, assembly, and other core civil liberties. And that makes sense
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.
Exclusive Interview: Dustin Lance Black on the Past, Present and Future of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement
Dustin Lance Black is an Academy Award-winning multi-hyphenate whose accomplished resume includes screenwriting ( Milk , J. Edgar , 8 , Big Love ), directing and producing. While he stands out for his success in the entertainment industry, his lifelong dedication to the LGBT civil rights movement makes him something truly unique: a creative professional who doesn’t just use his platform for activism
Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give us a rundown of how reverse mortgages work?
On a recent trip to a medium security prison I and other Massachusetts legislators took, an elderly inmate serving a life sentence who was dying with lung asked me, “after I die, where is my body going to be buried.” I did not know the answer, but I found out before I left the prison. Aging Inmates In states across America, there are numerous inmates serving life sentences. These inmates did awful things to earn these life sentences
“I am so…” That’s what legendary actor James Earl Jones said when he came on stage to accept his award for outstanding work and extraordinary contribution to theater at the American Theatre Wing’s annual gala. The black-tie crowd gathered last month in New York’s Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom. “I am so…,” he declared in that unmistakeable commanding voice.
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
Cuban artists and musicians–some of the best artists and musicians in the world–are literally invading the US this month with an unprecedented onslaught of art shows and musical performances. MADE IN CUBA!/HECHO EN CUBA!, a major art exhibit featuring over 100 mixed-media works by many of Cuba’s leading and emerging contemporary artists, opened last weekend for a 5-week run on the West Coast. Thousands of enthusiastic viewers packed the ARENA 1 GALLERY housed in an airplane hangar at Santa Monica Airport and at least a dozen pieces were sold on opening weekend.
The remains of the neighborhood several of my family members lived in.
Other than Hillary and Bernie, who are some viable Democratic Party candidates? originally appeared on Quora : The best answer to any question . Answer by Jaylin Pringle , High School Student, on Quora
Even after getting sacked five times, Tom Brady is a determined quarterback whose only end goal is getting the win. That’s the mantra this season for a player that is hell-bent on proving to the world that he is deserving of his four championship rings, and on his way to getting one more. The Dallas Cowboys looked confused, bewildered, outplayed and just downright scared at times on Sunday when being pitted against the New England Patriots and their golden boy, Tom Brady.
Seabiscuit and Louise have an important role at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge (Arsenal) — and they are up for the challenge. Stationed close to the park’s visitor center, these two are the “ambassador” black-footed ferrets of the Arsenal and afford all of the park’s visitors a rare and up-close look at one of North America’s most endangered mammals. Black-footed ferrets once numbered in the tens of thousands, but due to loss of habitat and prey, they were brought to the brink of extinction.
Let’s take a moment to ‘digest’ the fact that every year…. 1.3 billion tonnes of food go to waste; Close to one billion people go undernourished; Another 800 million people go hungry; The 300 million tonnes of food fit for consumption that are wasted in industrialised countries alone could feed all of those going to bed hungry. This year’s World Food Day was particularly relevant because it added to the global momentum on sustainability.
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
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 Vittoria .
Repairing Broken Adoptions: Symposium Brings Together Leading Child Welfare and Legal Advocates to Address Permanency for Foster Youth For many young people who are adopted out of the foster care system, the promise of a “forever family” is an illusion. In New York City, anecdotal data from child advocates suggests that thousands of children adopted out of foster care end up displaced from their adoptive home
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
Click for Verizon’s “Trust the Facts” . Verizon created “Trust the Facts”, a fact sheet and talking points for the Verizon staff. It appears to be based on statements made by senior management, including Verizon’s testimony presented at a recent New York City Council meeting which is investigating Verizon’s NYC FiOS cable deployment and franchise agreement.
The other night, Democratic candidates for president spent a bunch of time debating whether public college should be free for some people or free for all people. It was pretty remarkable. How did that happen
David Metcalfe, autor, investigador y fundador de Liminal Analytics – Investigación Aplicada Colaborativa – es co-autor de este articulo. Traducido del inglés por Fabiola Chesnut. La temporada de la muerte ya se acerca.
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.
This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her . You have to see what you can be. “If you are somebody who is incredibly passionate about something, you have the potential to leave a huge mark on the world that will impact people’s lives
My son Banyan has declared on more than one occasion, he would like to own his own smoothie business when he is an adult. The sarcastic part of me thinks, “way to shoot for the stars kid,” while the more evolved part of myself says, “whatever makes you happy.” Who am I to say anything? He could become the next Jamba Juice tycoon for all I know.
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.
When I used to work in corporate entertainment, I had the most spectacular boss. He was in his late 40s, and while he rarely worked out beyond an occasional swim (he was managing a frantic work life, kids – the whole deal), he always stayed trim and fit and had tons of energy
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
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
Photo courtesy of Joel L. A. Peterson Co-authored by Augusto “Gus” Giacoman The Alarm It was posted on Facebook.
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.
By Fernando Jiménez-Ontiveros Fernando Jiménez-Ontiveros joined the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) in 1999. He became deputy manager for operations in 2009 and has been acting as general manager since January 2015. Before the MIF, Jiménez-Ontiveros worked for the Spanish civil service as an economist.
“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.
Word on the street is that a canned-pumpkin shortage is pretty likely this year (the horror). Now’s the time to indulge in pumpkin-laced desserts. Like this recipe for pumpkin quick bread , which just happens to have a swirly cream-cheese filling and cinnamon streusel on top
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
Th’ Raypublican Party broke ye, but now that ye’re down, we’ll not turn a cold shoulder to ye. Come in an’ we’ll keep ye-broke. Finley Peter Dunne, Mr.Dooley’s Opinions We all know how dispiriting it must be to have the party held up to ridicule because a conservative part of the party continues to make trouble for the few of its members who have a semblance of (if often difficult to discern) good sense.
On September 7, 2015, 22-year-old mechanical engineering student Shayan Mazroei was fatally stabbed in a racially-motivated attack outside of Patsy’s Pub in Laguna Niguel, California by Craig Tanber — a known white supremacist, documented gang member, and convicted murderer. Tanber’s female companion, Elizabeth Thornberg, allegedly instigated the fight, waited with Tanber outside to ambush Shayan, and helped them both escape. He has not been charged with a hate crime , and she has not been charged.
The following is part one of a three-part series on the recovery movement in North Carolina. October 4th and the Facing Addiction rally have come and gone. We’ve seen recovery get a glimpse of the national spotlight for the first time in decades.
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.
On its surface, the story of Cain and Abel is a very simple story. In fact, the book of Genesis describes the crime in a single verse: “And Cain said to his Abel, his brother; and it was when they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him.” (Genesis 4:8) It seems clear that Cain is the Bad Guy, the criminal, and Abel is the Good Guy, the victim
When you buy an electric car, you’re showing fuel costs the door. But you might be letting in an unexpected guest: higher auto insurance rates . NerdWallet researched insurance premiums for gas and electric versions of the same cars and found that the electric cars had higher premiums in all cases