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  • The Arab American Left And Palestine: The Untold Story President Donald Trump has twice tried to institute a travel ban on all refugees from six or seven Muslim-majority countries. During the presidential campaign, Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” slated to last “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” His Muslim ban ...
  • 10 Facts Women Should Know About Endometrial Cancer The most common cancer of the reproductive organs in American women is endometrial cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that for the year 2017, around 61,380 new cases of cancer of the body of the uterus will be diagnosed and about 10,920 women will die from cancers of the uterine body. These figures include both ...
  • Mayor De Blasio And President Trump See Urban Crime Differently A new report issued this week details a fascinating, real-life experiment. Imagine, for a second, if New York City had announced that, after years of NYPD officers stopping hundreds of thousands of people—overwhelmingly black and Latino, almost nine out of 10 of whom were found to have broken exactly zero laws, with only 6 percent ...
  • This Is The Most Pinned Engagement Ring On Pinterest This Year For BRIDES, by Alexis Hobbs. Can you imagine your life without Pinterest? It’s every bride’s go-to for all things wedding related, from wedding dress inspo to gorgeous reception themes to mega beauty tips for glowing skin. And although we love spending hours on the social media site crafting our own dream wedding boards, it’s always nice ...
  • What Fighting (Yes, Fighting!) Can Teach You About Your Relationship For BRIDES, by Jaimie Mackey. If you’re in a relationship, you will disagree (or even fight) at some point. Some fighting is good, some fighting is bad — but where’s the line? Which fights mean your marriage is working, and which are unhealthy? Our experts have a few relationship advice tips that will help you fight ...
  • The 7 Scariest Water Slides In The World For Architectural Digest, by Nick Mafi. Each year, the summer solstice occurs on June 21, marking the first day of summer for the northern hemisphere. And while many will be spending time grilling and relaxing in the comforts of their own backyards, there isn’t much which defines summer fun more than spending a day at a ...
  • Why Every Relationship Needs A Little Personal Space For BRIDES, by Jaimie Mackey. Every relationship is a balancing act with personal space — between personalities, between wants and needs, and between spending time together and giving yourselves time apart. Once your relationship has gone through the honeymoon phase — you know, those weeks or months when all you want to do is spend time ...
  • 13 Places To Visit Before They’re Gone Forever For Architectural Digest, by Hannah Huber. With the growing concerns over everything from climate change to urban development looming over some of the most beloved locations on earth, it is a good idea for any travel lover to explore these stunning destinations before they go the way of the dodo bird. While some iconic destinations, like ...
  • Outspeak Wants Your #PrideMonth Videos It’s Pride Month! Although Trump hasn’t officially declared it yet (sigh), we all know it’s that beautiful time of year where we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, recognize the struggles they have gone through, and discuss the way toward further progress. Across the globe, June serves as a time to learn about and take pride in ...
  • The Life Lessons I Learned From My Daughter’s First Year Of School It started as a typical morning, racing around with the goal of not being late for preschool drop off. Though, this day was anything but normal: It was my daughter’s last day of school. Her first year of preschool would soon be under her belt; an achievement my husband and I weren’t sure was even ...
  • News Roundup for June 5, 2017 It’s going to be an interesting week…. 1. Arrests were made in Portland at pro and anti-Trump protests. It’s a weird world we live in, folks. More here. 2. Bill Cosby’s trial for sexual assault begins today. The subject of Cosby’s high-profile and race will likely spark a heated defense. More here. 3. ‘Wonder Woman’ saw the biggest ever debut ...
  • Laura Bell Bundy Just Got Married In A Racetrack Wedding For BRIDES, by Jamie Cuccinelli. No word yet if this Broadway songstress was her own wedding singer, but Laura Bell Bundy has officially said “I do!” The Hart of Dixie actress and Legally Blonde: The Musical star has just married her longtime love, Thom Hinkle, at a horse racetrack in Arcadia, California. And — if you ...
  • Could Donald Trump Locate North Korea On A Map? Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Here’s a reasonable question to ask in our unreasonable world: Does Donald Trump even know where North Korea is? The answer matters and if you wonder why I ask, just remember his comment upon landing in Israel after his visit to Saudi Arabia. “We just got back from the Middle East,” he said.  ...
  • An Interview With Pioneering Trans Activist And Author, Riki Wilchins I had the pleasure last week of interviewing one of America’s pioneering trans activists and writers, who began her work in the early days of the modern trans movement during the 90’s. Her history of those days, TRANS/gressive, has just been published, and here is an introduction to that work. Why was writing TRANS/gressive necessary? I was ...
  • Health Care Bill Puts U.S. Job Growth In Jeopardy Throughout the past 60 years, the most reliable source of job growth in the United States has been health care. When other industries, like manufacturing, energy, and retail falter, the health care industry acts as our ballast to the ship of our economy. The Republican health bill making its way through the Senate threatens the ...
  • After Portland And London, It’s Time To Change How We Talk Terrorism “Terrorism” may be a buzzword in American media, but the Portland and London terror attacks prove that the word isn’t used as frequently as one might think. A few days after the Portland attack, President Trump issued a tweet using his official (and far less popular) presidency account, calling the attack “unacceptable.” Meanwhile, it only ...
  • Dangerous Discourse: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues The Trump administration has already done enormous harm to the United States and the planet. Along the way, Trump has also caused many prominent progressives to degrade their own political discourse. It’s up to us to challenge the corrosive effects of routine hyperbole and outright demagoguery. Consider the rhetoric from one of the most promising new ...
  • The Unbearable Weakness Of President Trump In the Face Of Terrorism “We need to be smart, vigilant and tough,” Donald Trump tweeted soon after the horrible terror attack in London on and close to the London Bridge. Even though an occasional hint of compassion for the victims would sometimes a nice gesture as well, the US President was undoubtedly right in substance. This terror attack, the ...
  • Scott Pruitt’s Big Coal Lie EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told a whopper of a lie on Meet the Press, claiming that the coal industry has grown by 50,000 jobs since Trump became president. Here is NBC’s transcript of the exchange between Chuck Todd and Pruitt, after showing a clip from Al Gore (watch the video at the 5:00 minute mark, ...
  • Jeedara: Awesome Nature Documentary Nature Down Under is mysterious. This tremendous new documentary Jeedara the film celebrates the magnificence of the Great Australian Bight. The Great Australian Bight is a priceless ecological jewel stocked with the largest remaining population of Southern right whales on the planet. It’s a biologically rich nursery grounds for critically endangered Great white sharks, Leatherback turtles, ...