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Three weeks to go. It would be great if Donald Trump’s escalating weirdness gave Hillary Clinton a lock on the race. But we’re not there yet.

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First Amendment and Sioux Nation Under Siege

16Oct

If completed, the $3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) would carry 500,000 barrels of crude oil 1,168-miles southeast from the Bakken shale fields to Illinois. Owned and operated by Energy Transfer Partners, DAPL would threaten the water supplies for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, not to mention their spiritual identity.

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Notes For Next Time

03Oct

The consensus is that Hillary Clinton won the first debate handily. Yet despite Donald Trump’s bizarre behavior during and after the debate, the polls show only a modest bounce in Clinton’s favor. We have been here before.

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Welcome To My New Home. Come On In!

01Sep

Photograph by Cedric Angeles Hi, you might know me from my Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen blog and my cookbook Scratch , or as the author of Organic Manifesto . You might know me as CEO of Rodale Inc., the company that started the organic movement in America and brings you such well-loved global brands as Men’s Health , Women’s Health , Prevention , Rodale’s Organic Life (where I write a column), Bicycling , and Runner’s World .

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Here’s what Black Moms Breastfeed is doing about it. More..

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Time and time again, Swedes emerge as some of the most creative people on the planet. Andreas Dahlqvist is no different. He founded DDB in Sweden and the Nordics in 2004.

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How can people just “be happy”? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights . Answer by Neil Pasricha , NY Times Bestselling Author of The Happiness Equation & The Book of Awesome , on Quora

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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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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 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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Why Hillary Now

07Jun

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

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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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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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We’re only a few weeks into the presumptive general election, and the wheels are already coming off Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The Trump team is struggling with internal discord over his overtly racist tirade against a federal judge, MSNBC’s Katy Tur and Benjy Sarlin reported Monday. Trump has repeatedly accused the judge, who was born in Indiana, of bias against him due to the judge’s Mexican heritage

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When Muhammad Ali refused to take the oath of induction into the U.S. Army in 1967 in Houston, Texas, he became a hero to those that were against the war, but he also became toxic to many that were in favor of it and even to some of those in the mainstream.

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My Link to Muhammad Ali Through Parkinson’s, by Connie Lawn June 4, 2006 More…

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Ask any movie star — you face a lot of rejection before you finally make it. That’s never been more true than for Freya, a pup dubbed “Britain’s loneliest dog”  by the Mirror in May after the outlet learned she had been in the care of  Freshfields Animal Rescue in Liverpool for six years.

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Week to Week News Quiz for 6/4/16

04Jun

Hillary Clinton’s up, Donald Trump and Katie Couric are down this week. Take our Week to Week News Quiz to learn why.

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A train carrying crude oil derailed Friday at the scenic Columbia River Gorge, spilling oil on the Oregon side of the river, which separates that state from Washington. At least one of the tanker cars burst into flames. The derailment affected 11 cars of the 96-car train, Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said .

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Mirror, Mirror

04Jun

Like most women, I can’t help but notice the parts of myself that have slumped and sagged as I’ve aged. The bags under my eyes now have over-night valises of their own. The veins in my legs and on the backs of my hands are starting to show through in blue

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There’s a lot of concern regarding the health of the average American worker, with 35% being labeled as obese .

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Any bartender or bar owner will tell you, the job isn’t always glamorous. The challenges of staying successful go beyond keeping glasses full. While many nights are spent creating, entertaining and hosting guests there is also the task of inventory, management and liability all while keeping morale up, staying focused on business while creating an environment where people want to come, stay and invite their friends

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A 7-year-old boy  missing in northern Japan since Saturday when his parents left him in a forest as punishment  has been found alive and well. Yamato Tanooka turned up on Friday morning at a Self-Defense Force training facility in Shikabe , Hokkaido, according to the Japan Times. That’s about 4.5 miles from where he was last seen.  More…

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By: Pete Egoscue Watch episode eight of the new video series “Becoming Pain Free,” to follow one man’s journey in eliminating chronic pain naturally with the help of the Egoscue Method . More..

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The U.S. electric sector is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan, according to a new NRDC analysis released yesterday

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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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“There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear …” More…

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Truth proved to be stranger than fiction when police in Texas were called to a reported shooting on Thursday. The alleged victim told the first cop to arrive on the scene at his mobile home in Groesbeck, 40 miles east of Waco, that he’d been shot in his left buttock while sitting on the porch. More…

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Mary Kay Andrews Is an Easy Writer

29May

Book Review Jackie K Cooper THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews More…

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Kate Beckinsale is a performer who has always ably jumped between such bombastic Hollywood fare as Total Recall and her signature Underworld series, and smaller offerings such as her latest project, Love & Friendship .

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Donald Trump is being relentlessly mocked on Twitter for backing out of a debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

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I Am Having It All!

27May

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

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Columbia University Professor Celia Oyler posted online a critique of the 4th grade English-Language Arts PARCC exam written by an anonymous fourth grade teacher. In the critique the teacher quoted from specific questions that were on the test.

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Henning Melber , University of Pretoria More…

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Based on the book by Lewis Carroll, Disney brings us Alice Through the Looking Glass directed by James Bobin and produced by Tim Burton. The story follows Alice who returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Clayton P

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton frequently emphasizes that she is a “proud Democrat” who wants to help elect other Democrats, contrasting herself with rival Bernie Sanders. While Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, has set grassroots fundraising records for his own candidacy, Clinton’s campaign has criticized him for not doing more to help raise the profile of progressive candidates for federal and state offices as he rallies his supporters. Sanders had previously said, “ We’ll see , ” when asked whether he would fundraise on behalf of other candidates

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This post was co-written with Han Chen and Silvia Peng. The Paris Agreement provides momentum to shift global resources towards low-emission and climate-resilient development

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Heidi Morrissey joined Kitchen Tune-Up , the country’s leading kitchen and bath remodeling company, in May of 2003 at the urging of her father and Kitchen Tune-Up founder, Dave Haglund.

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Score update: pic.twitter.com/MdDTbnQTwx — GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) May 23, 2016 More…

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"The Nice Guys" Is Not a Nice Movie

22May

Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “The Nice Guys” (Warner Brothers) More…

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The mainstream media and politicians have emphasized Iran’s hard power, military capacity and its army’s role in the Middle East, which is part of Tehran’s expansionist policies. The emphasis is warranted. Nevertheless, focusing solely on Iran’s hard power and military capacity is misplaced.

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Antiaging Yoga

20May

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, BSN and certified Iyengar Yoga teacher To quote Webster’s : More…

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Earlier this week, the Administration took steps to support private sector interest in Burma and help the new democratically-elected government. Specifically, the Administration took sanctions steps intended to support investment and trade with Burma.

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Note: I write as one who has supported Bernie from the beginning, and voted for him in the Virginia primary. Various good commentators are noting that Bernie has lately been campaigning in a way that fails to deal honestly with the reality that the race for the nomination is over and that is making more likely the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. ( For example .) More..

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Bruce runs a successful plastic surgery practice in Florida. He’s a superb surgeon, but he isn’t someone who likes the sound of “sales”. Christine runs a successful I.T.

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A back-and-forth battle in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals led to a surprising early-series deficit for the Golden State Warriors. And, for a time Wednesday, it looked as if Game 2 was headed for another photo finish in the Warriors’ showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  But then, about halfway through the third quarter, Warriors MVP Stephen Curry got a little mad

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👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀 #What pic.twitter.com/FDPgusa6t2 — Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 17, 2016 More…

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The initial spark for this piece was going to be this story out of Philly , where parents are shocked, upset and frustrated to learn that the charter their children are attending is bailing on them at the end of this year.  But at this stage of the game “Charter Closes Doors and Abandons Students” is completely unremarkable, like breathless coverage of the sun rising in the East. The Center for Media and Democracy has done huge work on this, producing a map of the 2,500 (that’s two thousand, five hundred!) charter schools that closed by 2013. CMD has also ramped up pressure on the US Department of Education, which loves charters, pushes charters, throws money at charters– but in its “transparent” reporting claims to have no idea how many charters have actually closed

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These questions originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .

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How did you learn about sex and relationships? At home?

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“Game of Thrones” latest episode was all about the women of Westeros  — and we’re totally down with that.  ( Warning! Spoilers lie ahead! ) More…

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If you need an antidote for Downton Abbey withdrawal, and who among us does not, try Amazon’s new Doctor Thorne . More…

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Is Better Sleep Really The Answer?

16May

We are so busy with our work and lifestyle that we sometimes neglect the most important foundation of good health – sleep. I had a great interview with Shawn Stevenson about his new book “Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success.” As a peak performance coach, I understand the importance of sleep, yet the science and research he shares in his book blew me away. Stevenson is a best-selling author and the creator of The Model Health Show podcast .

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What Is Revelation?

15May

Revelation, classically understood . noun . Concealed information, inaccessible to unaided human intelligence, requiring supernatural disclosure through oracular and literary media, and occurring long ago

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If you drive a Honda, then you need to know about this important vehicle recall.

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Nicola Thorp was dismissed from her temp job at a finance company in the UK after she refused to wear high heels. Since then, her story has garnered a ton of attention online, the company who dismissed her changed its dress code policy and more than  100,000 people have signed a petition  in support of changing laws that allow employers to make women wear high heels to work.  On top of signing the petition, though, people who agree that the policy is completely absurd are also tweeting pictures of their flat shoes in solidarity with Thorp.  More…

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Watch Maxwell James in the season finale of The Family , Sunday, May 15, at 9/8c. More…

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Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “Being Charlie” (Paladin) More…

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On almost any given issue, Donald Trump has taken contradictory positions: He has said he wants to lower, raise and abolish the federal minimum wage, cut and raise taxes on the wealthy, completely pay off the national debt and default on the debt. And those are just a few of his most recent flip-flops.

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Sandy Saputo is chief marketing officer for Bare Esecentuals , and is a member of the company’s executive management team. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing and business strategies for bareMinerals and Buxom brands

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The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) hadn’t updated its near-real time daily chart of Arctic sea ice levels in more than a month. A satellite that monitors the ice malfunctioned, forcing the center to suspend the service. Researchers missed a lot during those dark weeks

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For the first time in two years, humans stood on the top of the world. A team of nine Sherpas successfully scaled Mount Everest’s peak on Wednesday — the first climbers to do so since a deadly earthquake in 2015 and a fatal avalanche the year before made attempts to the summit impossible. More..

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Craig Blewett , University of KwaZulu-Natal More…

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