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  • The Mom Rating System: We Can Do Better for Mother’s Day World’s Best Mom, #1 Mother, The Mom Rating System – everywhere I turn, I see evidence of Mother’s Day coming. In our culture of judging moms for every move they make, I’ve grown especially weary of the greeting card industry’s narrow approach to celebrating moms. It feels like one more way to shame moms into feeling ...
  • Dear Senator McCain: This Is Your Chance At Full Redemption Dear John: All right, senator. This is your big chance. You’ve been slowly making your way back to semi-”maverick” status over the last eight years. You’ve been trying to do your penance for picking Palin and placing self ahead of “Country First.” Some, like me, have given you credit. Some will never forgive you. But here’s your ...
  • Is Comey’s Firing A Bullet To Democracy Or Political Suicide? function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Let’s dispense with ambiguity. What happened Tuesday was the work of a man who believes he is above the law, a man who believes the law must answer to him rather than the other way around, a man who is clearly nervous that James Comey was getting too close ...
  • My Mother Taught Me How To Be The Mother I Am Today I always knew I was meant to be a mom; that motherly instinct has been woven into my life from the get go. But, it wasn’t until my triplets were born that I figured out what type of parent I was destined to be. After the deaths of two of my children, I turned to ...
  • Trump To FBI Director Comey: ‘You’re Fired!’ function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Trump fired Comey. Yes, the president terminated, removed, disposed of the man in charge of leading the very investigation into… the president, his campaign and administration officials for collusion and improper conduct with Russia. This is obstruction of justice. Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey constitutes an enormous threat to truth, ...
  • Did James Comey Swing The 2016 Presidential Election? Did FBI Director Comey swing the presidential election to Donald Trump with his letter to Congress about additional Hillary Clinton emails on the laptop of Anthony Weiner in late October 2016? The answer to that question has been the focus of a back and forth discussion between Nates Cohn and Silver in the past week. Nate ...
  • Promoting Inclusive Events To Reach Deaf Audiences So you’ve planned an event: selected a date, gave it an official name, and rented a space. Perhaps you already rented tables and chairs, and booked speakers or performers. It’s happening! Recognizing the value of creating an inclusive space, you even took the steps to ensure communication access by hiring ASL interpreters. But since so ...
  • Meet The Man Making Surfboards More Green function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Surfing is an unfortunately wasteful sport. Surfboards can be made with one of two types of foam: polyurethane or polystyrene. Neither material is biodegradable, and they can both be toxic to aquatic life. Polystyrene, the kind typically used for foam packaging like styrofoam, is a petroleum-based product that is ...
  • Barack Obama’s Post-Presidency Style Might Be Getting A Little Too Casual By Max Berlinger for GQ. Free from the nonstop demands of being America’s president, Barack Obama has spent the past few months flexing some seriously stylish off-duty civilian looks, perhaps to the chagrin of a nation quickly coming undone. But the man has more than earned the right to put on some board shorts and live ...
  • Gender Equality Going Coast-to-Coast Do you believe that gender equality in the workplace is possible? How about in the home or in politics? We’ve moved forward in so many ways over the years, yet at the same time we’ve also taken huge steps backwards. Just last week, another executive order was signed to allow U.S. employers to limit access to ...
  • Faith, Feminism And My Mother’s Church As we approach Mother’s Day, I wanted to share this essay with other feminist mothers who remain committed to their religious faiths whose adult daughters no longer share that faith. Written by my daughter, Valerie Wexler, it is a testament both to our love … and our different paths.   I have told my mother I am ...
  • Why Is The NRA Getting Involved In The Fight Over Sugary Drink Taxes? Anyone who says that guns aren’t a threat to public health is either consciously lying or doesn’t understand what the words ‘public health’ actually mean. And what those two words mean is anything which might be a community-wide health threat and could be monitored or regulated by public authorities. Which is why the self-appointed as ...
  • Cooking Off the Cuff: Luscious Asparagus Lasagne – Twitter Points the Way to Dinner Not long ago I made a new Twitter friend, Helena Kyriakides, whose company operates food tours and cooking classes in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. We came upon each other through a posting on asparagus risotto, but what got me into the kitchen was a photograph of a plate of springtime asparagus lasagne served ...
  • Don’t Settle For Someone Who Already Left You Once Before This story was brought to you by Thought Catalog and Quote Catalog. By Lauren Jarvis-Gibson Please, please have some self respect. Do not go back to the person who ran from your beautiful love. Do not go back to the person who left your heart run over on the worn down pavement. Do not go back to ...
  • News Roundup for May 9, 2017 Trump and Russia are in the news. What a surprise! 1. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before a Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism and Crime Monday afternoon about Trump’s connections to Russia. Spoiler: it looks like Michael Flynn was compromised and Trump knew it for longer than he let on. More here. 2. Donald Trump changed ...
  • 7 Ways To Figure Out If You’re Underpaid Fact: The wage gap is real, and it’s a worldwide phenomenon. If you’re a working woman, there’s a good chance you’re underpaid. Despite awareness campaigns and progress achieved by women human rights activists, the global average of annual earning proves that men still far out-earn women: They make $20,000 in comparison to our $11,000. In ...
  • Hidden Ways Travel Can Transform Your Life Travel, YES! You’re probably already doing it and loving it. Travel for transformation? Whether you’ve taken a yoga retreat, had a deep spiritual awakening, or never considered traveling except to see a new place, here are some powerful and hidden ways travel can transform your life… Travel can make you a more caring, better informed, ...
  • The Power Of One by Doug Weber As hot an issue as the environment has been in recent years, there’s never been much money in it for politicians. People who work for environmental advocacy groups, for instance, tend not to have a lot of extra scratch to contribute to candidates and parties, and political action committees in the ...
  • Flying While Trans? Things To Know Before You Go Should the transgender community be fearful of TSA screenings when traveling by air? At minimum, monthly, there seems to be a social media post of a transgender person who has experienced a demeaning and often frightening experience while going through security at America’s airports. A good friend of mine, who happens to be a pre-op transgender ...
  • I Never Want To Marry My Boyfriend And I’m Proud Of That (So Please Stop Asking Where My Ring Is At) This story was brought to you by Thought Catalog and Quote Catalog. By Mélanie Berliet Over cocktails the night before my good friend’s wedding recently, a fellow rehearsal dinner guest casually asked how long I’d been dating my boyfriend, who was dutifully fetching me a glass of wine at the time. “We met nine years ago,” I said. ...