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Media Cleanse: Results Guaranteed

If you are like many people, you probably spend your average three-minute wait in the supermarket checkout line skimming the magazine headlines that cover the aisle. If you are like me, what you find on those magazine covers makes you want to close your eyes until you reach the cashier. Show More Summary

What's Stopping Media From Posting PII? Not Much

My company CSID is based in Austin, Texas, and we're in the midst of an extreme drought. The City and our citizens take water conservation very seriously as we've been under Stage 2 watering restrictions for most of the last two years, limiting outdoor watering to one day per week. Show More Summary

The Time Is Ripe for Elected Leaders to Come Out for Marijuana Legalization

The New York Times made history last weekend when they became the first national paper to call for marijuana legalization. What makes the news so huge is not only their position, but the passion and space they are giving to the issue. Show More Summary

Why We Need to Talk About Doc McStuffins and Race

She's African-American. Kids know it -- and not just kids of color. White kids know it too. And boys know she's a girl. And that is all awesome. Doc McStuffins is a crossover hit ($500 million in sales last year). Her "blockbuster sales"...Show More Summary

John Lennon Said It Best: 'Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed'

I was floored by this Saturday's New York Times article, "Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence." I was amazed not only by how the subject of the article, Mr. Jones, rationalized his extraordinary consumption habits, but also by the mere fact that the article was published. Mr. Show More Summary

Ukraine and the Media Drumbeat

Vietnam 1964 Fifty years ago, the American media aided the Johnson administration in leading the nation into war under false pretenses. Our media therefore bears some of the responsibility for a needless war which killed 58,000 Americans and over a million Vietnamese. Show More Summary

The Day I Brought A Mouse To The Office And Fell In Love With HuffPost

My apartment had a mouse infestation when my HuffPost internship began in 2010. Today is my last day with the company, and I find myself thinking about one mouse from that time in particular.  On one of my first days in the old intern office, I was filing a story on Michael Vick's pit bulls when my bag shuffled an inch across the desk. Show More Summary

How To Save the 'New York Times'

The New York Times is in trouble. The paper recently announced that earnings had declined by 54 percent in the second quarter. Then Wednesday, the paper said it was contemplating a 'shrunken' edition of the paper - a smaller printedShow More Summary

Gaza in Social Media Images Speaks Volumes

The images from and about Gaza disseminated through social media are striking, searing, poignant and loaded with messages, proving, yet again, that a picture (or cartoon) is worth a thousand words. They range from neutral to graphicShow More Summary

Columnist Besmirches Alcoholics and Addicts

Andrea Peyser may not be known outside the five boroughs or the New York City metro area, but she is a daily columnist in the New York Post, and she has an axe to grind with addicts. Armed with extensive research and study in, well, nothing, she pontificates about addiction and addicts, beating the same drum every time addiction catches her eye. Show More Summary

The Iron Dome Inside the Heads of Israel's Leaders

When you go to a dictionary to look up dome, you find lots of references to hemispherical structures or forms. You also find that it is slang word for the head. And so, it may not be much of a stretch to look at the "Iron Dome" counter-missile...Show More Summary

Female Editors: It's Okay to Be Pushy and Bossy. I Am.

She was about to cover her first NBA playoffs and was nervous. My hometown team, the Sacramento Kings, were going up against the Los Angeles Lakers with Shaq and Kobe and everyone was super excited. But when my reporter arrived at the arena for a lives hot, she panicked. Show More Summary

How to Stop Pissing Off Reporters: VentureBeat Edition

A weekly series featuring interviews with media veterans, offering in-the-trenches advice to help PR people be less irritating -- and more successful -- in their careers. If you've spent any time in the world of startups or Silicon Valley,...Show More Summary

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

On a recent appearance on Fox's show Outnumbered, Geraldo Rivera made the following remarks during a discussion about marriage: I know this may provoke a Stephen Smith-like reaction, but I think essentially -- although there's an increase...Show More Summary

London Live Starts to Pull the Plug

The logic behind it seemed so impeccable: "If New York can manage six local TV stations, the idea that London cannot sustain one is bonkers". Thus, former British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a string of local TV stations for...Show More Summary

3 Ways to Write Press Releases That Piss Off Journalists

You pitched your services as a PR guru and got your clients to agree to a decent retainer for those services. Go you! But now, your client, who thinks he should be GQ's Man of the Year, is buggin' out because your pitches go unanswered. It's impossible to guarantee placements and you've told your client this, but he's not happy. Show More Summary

You Decide What Beauty Is: Pushing Past Media-Driven Aesthetics

Many American popular culture icons have a standard look: skinny, yet perfectly curvy, fair skin and light eyes. Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, Marlon Brando and Leonardo DiCaprio are all undeniably stunning and stylish in their own way,...Show More Summary

Meet My Friend Imprisoned in Iran

My friend, Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian, was recently arrested in Iran. When his home was raided, Jason's Iranian wife and two other dual nationals were also taken into custody. Fast forward one week, and four unknowns increasingly...Show More Summary

Let's Call 'Corporate Inversion' for What It Is: A Gaping, Unpatriotic Tax Loophole

In 2004, Congress enacted a law to prevent "corporate inversions" in which corporations reincorporate in a foreign country to avoid paying U.S. taxes, but a gaping loophole allows corporations to get around this law by merging with a foreign company. Simply put, it allows corporations to avoid paying taxes when they "renounce their U.S. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Find Romance in a Porn-Saturated World

About two years ago, when I was staying with my then-boyfriend in Brooklyn, I hopped on his computer for some crucial online endeavor, like consulting photos of perfectly-poached eggs, and was greeted by several open browser windows, the most memorable of which was a shot of a redhead's ass that I swear you would need pliers to capture. Show More Summary

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