No More Deer In Headlights, Gotta Get theSkimm

A couple months ago I received an email saying I had subscribed to theSkimm. The only thing is, I had no recollection of signing up!...more

Things I Don't Understand

I have a tendency to take things personally, including things that have nothing directly to do with me.  Things that I should be able to just shrug off and say “not my problem.”...more

Non-State Actors and the Many Meanings of "Terrorism"

For Millennials, perhaps no other international affairs issue carries more immediate weight than the question of al-Qaeda. Having been just old enough to have some grasp on what had taken place on 9/11/2001, al-Qaeda has become the non-state actor to define non-state actors, and the terrorist organization to define terrorist organizations. Therein lies the problem: The so-called “War on Terror” and the broad definition of what terrorism itself is has led to a lack of understanding of what al-Qaeda is, conflating it with other groups across the region despite important distinctions....more

Why Charlo Greene's "F*ck it. I Quit." Is a Revolutionary Act

I have never had the courage to just walk off of a job. I have wanted to, many times. But, I never had the economic ability (or guts) to do so. Beyond the monetary constraints, there was this lingering concern about being blackballed, blacklisted, and otherwise blackified for not conforming to the respectability politics of the workplace. I behaved as completely politically correct as possible to keep food on my table and a roof over my family's head. I just didn't end up having much to show for it....more
@JennMJack - Yes, I would have to agree that whether we like it or not, she has the free will to ...more

Work to Live, or Live to Work?

Make Life WorkI was delighted to learn earlier today that The Huffington Post, BlogHer, and the Center for American Progress have launched the Make Life Work campaign!...more

Valerie Furey Florida

Valerie Furey As an ASPCA supporter you are probably familiar with our dedicated Agents and the work they do to save the lives of animals across the country. But did you know that you, too, can help crack down on animal cruelty in your community? Read on for simple actions you can take to make the world a safer place for animals. Here are some other signs and symptoms that we see in many of the cases we investigate: ...more

Net Neutrality 101: What You Need To Know

To be honest, I’ve been meaning to write this post for 6 months but I wanted to make sure I fully understood what Net Neutrality was and how it would affect everyone. As we see ruling being pushed and data STILL being throttled in 2014, I figured I’d sit down and give a quick Net Neutrality 101....more

Breaking New Ground With Global News: Vice Launches Vice News

The way people get their news is quickly undergoing a much-needed evolution, thanks in part to media outlets such as Vice News that recognize the need to inform millennials in an inventive and innovative way. People still want to feel informed, but dry-as-toast broadcasts from journalists and outlets they don't always trust to tell them the truth simply aren't cutting it. Today's news needs to follow a simple but true philosophy that's quite familiar to the current generation: act locally but think globally....more

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: How Did They Just Disappear?

“It’s just like what happened on Lost,” he said.How had I not made that connection?It’s surreal in this day and age, with technology and resources we have available, that it is possible for a Malaysia Airlines 777 plane, carrying 239 people on board, to just disappear....more
Kathy this is a true wonder and a  terrible loss, the thought that this could have happened to ...more