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  • These Young Gay Dads Set An Example For Parenting A Child With Special Needs Originally published on Gays With Kids. Many of us gay men became dads somewhat later in life. When we were younger perhaps our priorities lay elsewhere. There were no gay dad role models. We were busy exploring gay life. We were fighting AIDS. Whatever the reason, fatherhood didn’t appear on our radar screen until we ...
  • Emma Watson’s Boobs Prove Why We Still Need Feminism In her latest interview with Vanity Fair, Emma Watson revealed a lot more than she probably intended. No, I’m not talking about her revelation that she refuses to take selfies, nor am I even talking about the infamous ‘underboob’ featured in the cover story that has seemingly overtaken the discussion of Trump’s latest tweet (a welcome ...
  • Be Your Child’s Parent, Not Their BFF We see it all over social media, at the mall, and around town.  Moms and daughters arm-in-arm, shopping, gossiping, lunching … just like BFFs. The male counterpart can be just as alluring: the “cool” Dad, always the hit of the party, the lenient Dad who can be counted on to bend the rules. DON’T DO IT Here are ...
  • 5 Trump Cabinet Members Who’ve Made False Statements To Congress by Eric Umansky and Marcelo Rochabrun As most of the world knows by now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not tell the truth when he was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts with Russian officials. But Sessions isn’t the only one. At least four other cabinet members made statements during their nomination hearings that are contradicted ...
  • My Brother’s Keeper Is Changing Lives And The Future Imagine a life where you must confront violence in your community and in your own home. Imagine that this unforgiving environment could determine your destiny. This is the life that confronted a young man named Malachi Hernandez. And as a young man of color, he does not represent an exception to the rule. Yet, instead ...
  • 5 Tax Tips For Parents For many parents, it seems as if we go from changing diapers to packing the kids up to go off to college. With all the hustle and craziness of being a full-time parent, life can become a time crunch and it’s easy to overlook financial shortcuts that make your life a little easier. Regardless of ...
  • How The Design Of Your Spoon Can Enhance The Taste Of Food For Architectural Digest, by Beau Peregoy. “Cutlery is boring,” says designer Daniel Ospina. “When was the last time you discussed forks or spoons?” Ospina, who designs for Michel / Fabian, is part of a three-person team committed to rethinking the way we experience utensils. The team’s namesake partners are former Michelin-star chef Charles Michel and Bucks ...
  • Selena Gomez Has A Paint Color Named After Her For Architectural Digest, by Marissa G. Muller. We’re calling this 2017 trend early: Celebrities and paint colors mix better than you’d think. Selena Gomez has confirmed that once again with her latest venture, which is only tangentially related to her music. Like her peer Kendall Jenner, Gomez has a distinct vision for walls, and she’s collaborated ...
  • A Futuristic Peek Into Architecture Through The World Of Sci-Fi For Architectural Digest, by Adam Peterson. The Fairy Tales competition challenges participants to imagine architecture as a storytelling medium, and the 2017 winners have impressive tales to tell. Created by Blank Space with the National Building Museum and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), the architecture competition is among the world’s largest, with a jury ...
  • Trump’s War On The EPA: Deconstruction Note: This is Part II of a two-part analysis of President Trump’s war on the Environmental Protection Agency. Part I: Deception examines how Trump is trying to please a narrow audience of special interests and supporters while misleading the public at large. Part II: Deconstruction examines the five fronts of the war and how Trump ...
  • What Causes The Legendary Runner’s High And How To Feel It For SELF, by Amy Marturana. We could all use a little boost mid run. We’ve all heard about the elusive runner’s high. Runners like running, and they even feel good doing it! Experienced runners get a sense of elation that hits after a couple miles. Reportedly, it’s so good that you feel like you could keep going ...
  • Trump’s War On The EPA: Deception Note: This is Part I of a two-part analysis of President Trump’s war on the Environmental Protection Agency. Part I: Deception examines how Trump is trying to please a narrow audience of special interests and supporters while misleading the public at large. Part II: Deconstruction examines the five fronts of the war and how Trump ...
  • The Truth About Working Out Without Underwear For SELF, by Amy Marturana. What you need to know before ditching your drawers. When faced with the choice between sporting underwear lines against spandex or donning an uncomfortable thong for a workout, many women may choose to skip underwear altogether. It makes sense: Having to pick a wedgie or shift around a G-string at the top ...
  • 5 Must-Know Tips To Slay Your Workouts For SELF, by Amy Rushlow. Stay motivated with this essential info. So you’re ready and raring to get back into a fitness routine? Good for you! A few simple workout tips will help you keep up your excitement. If the last time you exercised consistently was when Jon Stewart still hosted The Daily Show, congrats on renewing your ...
  • When It Comes To Deportations, Trump Won’t Keep His Word “Driven from every corner of the earth… direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum. Let us cherish the noble guests and shelter them.” – Samuel Adams, Speech Philadelphia (August 1, 1776) It was an especially poignant performance. It didn’t affect very many people. That is because it took place in a small ...
  • How Trump’s China Policy Can Put Americans First When R. Rex Parris, the Republican mayor of Lancaster, California, wanted to revamp local manufacturing and move his city toward renewable energy, he turned to an unlikely ally: China. Lancaster is a working-class desert town north of Los Angeles ― not exactly a bustling center of global commerce. But Parris cajoled the Chinese electric vehicle company ...
  • The Democratic Party Must Forge Ahead On Common Ground In 1968, I was the Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party when the Party was riven by deep division over the Vietnam War. Those divisions may have cost Hubert Humphrey the Presidency, and they persisted for some time. Some are saying that the close vote for the DNC Chair is evidence of another deep rift in ...
  • What Donald Trump’s Presidency Means For Your Investments Political news has been dominating the headlines since the start of the election cycle last year, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be letting up any time soon. After a strong end to 2016, we have started off 2017 equally as strong. This has led people to ask me what I think about ...
  • Dear Uber: Zero-Tolerance Harassment Policies Aren’t Rocket Science I am a huge fan of the New York Times, but today’s article, “Uber Case Could Be A Watershed for Women in Tech,” really pissed me off. Yes, it is absolutely true that many forms of harassment against women in the workplace have been going on forever, and yes it is true that sometimes, the individuals ...
  • There Are Four Ways To Reduce Inequality And All of Them Are Bad Review of The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century. By Walter Scheidel. Princeton University Press. 504 pp. $35. Inequality is great and growing, in the United States and elsewhere. Americans in the highest one tenth of one percent income bracket increased their share almost six times ...