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Cancer or Not, When Did Making Fun of Each Other Become OK?

I'm sure you've seen the pictures on Facebook. If not, you will. You see, there is this awesome runner, Monika Allen, running in a tutu with a Wonder Woman shirt on and a tiara next to her friend in a tutu and a Superman shirt. It's a cool picture -- a picture celebrating the tenacity and power of women. Show More Summary

A Lot of Top Journalists Don't Look at Traffic Numbers. Here's Why.

The Verge is one of the biggest and most influential technology news sites in the world, with 8.6 million monthly unique visitors and a staff of top-notch tech reporters. These are some Internet-savvy editors and writers who probably...Show More Summary

American Media Brands Cast Web Over News in India

The Indian news cycle has been operating at a feverish pitch of late. The world's most populous democracy is about to choose a new government, politics is at its polarizing best, and a colorful cast of characters vying for power is supplying...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Nearing Break-Even, HuffPost Live Eyes Global Expansion

LONDON - Nearly two years after launching, HuffPost Live, Huffington Post's effort to reinvent rolling TV news, is on the verge of breaking even, says HuffPost's CEO. "W e've gotten to more than 100 million video views on a monthly basis now," Jimmy Maymann tells Beet.TV. Show More Summary

Male Victims Reveal Rape Culture's Most Insidious Harm

Recently in TIME, writer Caroline Kitchens dismissed concerns over so-called rape culture "hysteria." She asserts, "Though rape is certainly a serious problem, there's no evidence that it's considered a cultural norm. Twenty-first century...Show More Summary

How News Can Make You Happy

I hear it all the time, from doctors, teachers, lawyers, hairdressers, accountants, you name it: "I don't follow the news. It's too depressing." While I understand the sentiment, I find its consequences far more depressing than evenShow More Summary

Open Government: Building Trust and Civic Engagement

By Gavin Newsom and Zachary Bookman Daily life has become inseparable from new technologies. Our phones and tablets let us shop from the couch, track how many miles we run, and keep in touch with friends across town and around the world...Show More Summary

Brazil Should Give Asylum to Edward Snowden

It has been eight months since former NSA analyst Edward Snowden began leaking documents that exposed the abusive espionage programs being used by the United States government. In September, Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia after a tumultuous escape to Hong Kong. Show More Summary

Pat Robertson: Flour Child

I have to admit, sometimes I don't like writing about whatever the latest insanely stupid and offensive thing Pat Robertson has said. For one thing, my head hurts reading insanely stupid and offensive things that come out of Pat Robertson's mouth and other open orifices. Show More Summary

The Bisexual Movement Needs a Make-Over

In a recent New York Times magazine piece called "The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists," Benoit Denizet-Lewis provided a nice overview of the bisexual movement by touching on the sex researchers, activists as well as theShow More Summary

The Conversations We Should Be Having About Special Needs

Nearly one in six U.S. children has a disability and the prevalence of parent-reported childhood developmental disabilities jumped 17 percent between 1997 and 2008. So more than ever, kids with and without a diagnosis are playing and going to school side by side. Show More Summary

Editorial Shorthand Fails Our Debates on Public Health

In 2010 and 2011, ChangeLab Solutionsworked with Santa Clara County, Calif., and San Francisco as they implemented policies designed to pair healthier kids' meals with toys and prizes given away by fast-food restaurants. The goal was...Show More Summary

5 Places Trans People Exist

5. Social Media Networks In today's world, social media networks have become places where people can customize and cultivate their true identity on their own terms, which is particularly beneficial if their surrounding environment does not accommodate them. Show More Summary

The US Press and Russia: A Tortured History

Puzzled about the latest news regarding Russia's claims in regard to the Ukraine and Crimea? You should be. American news about that region always has been suspect. American journalists always have struggled with how to cope with the variety of foreign policy positions the United States has taken toward Russia. Show More Summary

Dear Media: This Is What People Who Use Marijuana Look Like

Global political and business leaders are talking seriously about ending marijuana prohibition everywhere from D.C. to Davos. Recent polls say a majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana -- and not just in the states you'd expect but even in Missouri, Indiana, Texas, Florida and Louisiana. Show More Summary

Casting Sunlight on Secret Government and Its Contractors

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once wrote: "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants." Indeed, openness and transparency are essential for a healthy and functioning democracy. Unfortunately, despite lofty initial campaign...Show More Summary

Dealing With Online Stalkers

Online privacy is only as strong as the posts, comments and geo-tracking updates attached to social media we use. Fortunately, for my sake, I've been quite invested in knowing the pros and cons of social media use, especially since my...Show More Summary

A Strong Voice Democracy Is Lost

The writer Jonathan Schell died last night, of cancer, in his home in Brooklyn. Although I doubt he would have put it this way or even thought of himself this way, he was a luminous, noble, bearer of an American civic-republican tradition...Show More Summary

Netflix Embracing Programmatic Video Advertising in New Marketing Push

SAN FRANCISCO -  Netflix is embracing programmatic video as a means to raise visibility of Netflix as an entertainment brand -  not as a service which had been the past marketing objective, explains Mike Zeman, Director of North American...Show More Summary

Mika: A Voice for Common Sense

We'd like to give a heartfelt salute to a hero of ours in the media world: Mika Brzezinski. Actually, she's a hero for two reasons. First, she's an excellent journalist on a terrific ensemble show that's an early-morning essential in...Show More Summary

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