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  • Tax Day And The Killer Instinct In Economic Policy We seem poised for a great debate over tax policy in the next few months. Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are likely to push for various plans to reduce taxes on the wealthy. Progressives, and hopefully most of the Democrats, will be fighting back. While concerns over deficits are hugely exaggerated, at the end ...
  • 2 Reasons You Might Keep Picking Non-Committal Men If you’re anything like I used to be you are convinced there is no creature more unicorn-y than the committal man. He just doesn’t exist, right? Wrong. You’re just not picking him. Here’s why: Reason #1: You’re “The Romantic” The Romantic Woman believes in Love at First Sight and being Swept Off Her Feet. So, when she meets ...
  • A Young Syrian Architect’s Vision For Rebuilding Her Country For Architectural Digest, by John Gendall. As the world watches the Syrian Civil War drag on, a Syrian architect, Marwa al-Sabouni, has dealt with the ravages of conflict by thinking ahead to the postwar rebuilding process. From her home in Syria, she spoke with AD about her vision for the future. Based in Homs, Syria’s third largest ...
  • Are Phone Booths Coming Back? For Architectural Digest, by Nick Mafi. Anyone who has worked in an office can relate to the many distractions fellow colleagues can produce. From loud conversations to pungent wafts of lunch foods, coworkers are often real roadblocks to productivity (you might even be experiencing it at your desk right now). Indeed, a study from researchers at ...
  • This Is Where Pippa Middleton Will Get Married For Architectural Digest, by Melissa Minton. After becoming a media fixture in her own right at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister now has her own impending nuptials to look forward to. Pippa Middleton just announced that she will wed James Matthews on May 20, with her niece and ...
  • What Surprised Emma Stone About The ‘La La Land’ Sets For Architectural Digest, by Elizabeth Stamp. Though “La La Land” might be better remembered for the Oscar it didn’t win thanks to the Best Picture envelope snafu, it did still pick up awards in six categories. Production designer David Wasco and set decorator Sandy Reynolds-Wasco earned first-time Academy Awards for their work, which included a staggering number ...
  • Who Will Protect The Air We Breathe And Water We Drink? The Resistance By Rich Stolz More and more Americans are coming to the conclusion that climate change is no myth at a time when the Trump administration is intent on ignoring reality and appeasing corporate interests. Some environmental leaders are responding by formulating a lowest common denominator strategy on climate, like revenue neutral approaches, hoping to magically create ...
  • 6 Common Pregnancy Skin Issues And Their Solutions For Allure, by Cassie Shortsleeve. It’s easy to think that biggest bodily change that comes along with pregnancy is also the most obvious to spot. (Hello, bump!) But the very real pregnancy skin issues are an area of concern for many women, Abigail Waldman, a dermatologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston tells Allure. So ...
  • Innovative Prison Programs Boost Opportunities For Female Inmates For five years, inmates haven’t even had the opportunity to obtain high school equivalency diplomas at the Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The GED program was scrapped during a county budgeting crisis in 2012 and has yet to be reinstated. Still, positive changes are on the horizon at the facility, with three new programs recently ...
  • 9 Surprising Reasons You Have A Headache For Allure, by Cassie Shortsleeve. Headaches have a special kind of way of ruining even the best of days. And it seems just about anything (those super elegant candles you just splurged on, your aunt’s voice, that third glass of wine…) can cause finicky little beasts to start banging tambourines in your brain. If you feel like ...
  • Here’s Exactly What To Do When You Find Out You Have An STI For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to think about what you would do if you contracted an STI — after all, around half of the human population will get one at some point. While that might seem a little scary, it also means that ...
  • Breaking News: If You Owe Taxes To The IRS, You Could Fly JetBlue For Free Ugh, the tax deadline is upon us. (Hey, at least it got extended to April 18 this year.) But to help soften the blow, JetBlue is offering the most amazing deal: a chance for anyone who owes Uncle Sam money to win a free flight. Related: The Best Vacation Spots in Every U.S. State Yep, they’re calling ...
  • 8 Celebs Share Extremely Relatable Stories About Getting Their First Period For Glamour, by Kate Friedman. Most of us probably remember everything about the moment we got our first period — whether we’d like to or not. Menstruating for the first time can be shocking, confusing, and sometimes kinda scary. But first-period stories are something that binds all women together: We all have one, even the mega-famous among ...
  • Painting My Nails Kept Me Sane Through College, And Science Backs Me Up On That For Glamour, by Elizabeth Logan. I firmly believe it’s weird to pay to hold hands with a stranger for the better part of an hour, which is to say, I don’t like getting manicures. But I do like having my nails painted, so in eighth grade, I set upon the tedious task of teaching myself to ...
  • Bombing Ourselves Into Oblivion Thinking about the Trumpian decision last week to drop an enormous bomb on one of the world’s poorest country I can’t help but flash back to that now infamous photo op of the leader of the free world at the wheel of mammoth tractor-trailer. What that picture indelibly captured was the extent to which we ...
  • War, Unending War, American-Style Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Recently, historians Samuel Moyn and Stephen Wertheim wrote an interesting New York Times op-ed on why the last 15 years of failed American wars across the Greater Middle East seem to have taught our military and civilian leadership absolutely nothing. Hence, the recent 59-missile strike against a Syrian airfield ― just the latest ...
  • Trump, A Symptom Of What? Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com You could hear the deep sadness in the preacher’s voice as he named “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today ― my own government.”  With those words, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., launched a scathing indictment of America’s war in Vietnam. It was April 4, 1967. That first antiwar sermon of ...
  • Why The Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Gone Far Enough In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Robert Scheer interviews Dr. Paul Song, a radiation oncologist and an outspoken critic of the current U.S. health-care system. Read the full transcript of the conversation below. Song argues that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, does not go far enough in insuring Americans and keeping ...
  • How I Forgave Myself When My Baby Couldn’t Be Breastfed I chose to breastfeed my baby. I wanted to. As a first-time mom, I thought it would be a fantastic experience. My darling girl latched on immediately after I gave birth. That sensation was both startling and a huge relief. Okay, it’s happening, it’s working — I’m doing it! I had skimmed through some books on breastfeeding ...
  • Two Cheers For The Deep State A funny thing happened to Donald Trump in recent weeks. He had an encounter with reality—and reality won.  It is one thing to dwell in your own reality during the campaign and to persuade your true believers that real is fake and fake is real. But when you actually try to govern, there is a reality ...