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Peter Singer Argues for 'Effective Altruism' for Charitable Giving in His New Book

Renowned and controversial philosopher Peter Singer's books and essays have always been brain stimulators for me and numerous other people, including academics and those who reflect on how they live their lives. And, his new book called...Show More Summary

TV Reporter Looks Forward to New Job Where People Pay Like Politics More

Eli Stokols, who came to Denver as a general assignment reporter in 2005, is leaving KDVR Fox 31 Tuesday as one of the state's top political reporters. He also became a Fox 31 anchor, launched his own public-policy TV show, and wrote...Show More Summary

The Long And Short of Shortsfest In Aspen

If you could find an app that combined the cumulative knowledge of Laura Thielen and George Eldred--about movies in general and short films in particular--then your Netflix subscription would be worth like a gazillion dollars. In twenty...Show More Summary

Whiskey a Snow-Go

We hadn't planned on visiting the 10th Mountain Whiskey Spirit Company in Vail, Colorado. If I hadn't got the lurgy on my third day of what was originally a five-night visit to town, then I would have already been back home safe andShow More Summary

My Q and A With Patrick Fuller on How Neuroscience Can Unlock Sleep's Mysteries

Patrick Fuller is a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School's esteemed Division of Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the importance of good sleep hygiene, how our brain's clock is connected to ourShow More Summary

Beneath the Surface: SeaWorld Insider Goes Beyond Blackfish

I recently received a book I've been anxiously waiting for: John Hargrove's Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish (the book was written with Howard Chua-Eoan). Mr. Hargrove is a former senior orca...Show More Summary

CO Springs Lawmaker Calls Attack on Pregnant Woman a "Curse of God upon America"

You had the feeling it was just a matter of time until Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt said something, in his position as a lawmaker, that was so grotesque that it should be widely reported and thoroughly condemned. That time has arrived. The...Show More Summary

Spring Skiing Is Sheer Bliss: Snow Time in the Roaring Fork Valley

The blizzard that began late Tuesday night, on March 23rd, was sheer bliss for skiers at Snowmass and Aspen ski resorts who awoke to the best of all possible worlds: feathery-soft powder snow blanketing mountain peaks, valley trails,...Show More Summary

The Most Interesting Cities in America

Some places stay with you long after you are gone. While they may not necessarily have the most pleasant weather or the best food, they've got something else, a certain indefinable quality that makes them hard to forget. They're full of adventure waiting to happen, and secrets waiting to be discovered. Show More Summary

GOP Leader Says "Elite Whites" Are Tricking "the Black People"

Denver radio host Randy Corporon gets a gold nugget for having a weekly liberal guest on his show, messing with the familiar reverberations in conservative echo chamber of talk radio. On Thursday show, on Denver's KLZ 560-AM, the liberal, Dane Torbenson, told "righty" host Corporon that racism is still a problem in America. Show More Summary

A Botanical Tour of Boulder With Kids

Mention the words "herb" and "Colorado" and the next thing that comes to mind probably isn't "with kids." But stay with us for a minute. That's all it'll take. A certain Colorado amendment brought a bunch of attention to one of the oldest...Show More Summary

Introducing HuffPost Gratitude: Starting the Conversation on What We're Thankful For

Gratitude has always been one of the most powerful emotions for me. And it's no coincidence that "grace" and "gratitude" have the same Latin root, "gratus." Whenever we find ourselves in a stop-the-world-I-want-to-get-off mindset, we can remember that there is another way and open ourselves to grace. Show More Summary

Are You a Free-Range Parent? You Should Be

There was a great article in the New York Times the other day titled, "The Case for Free-Range Parenting." It argues persuasively for the need for our children to have the freedom to explore their worlds on their own without parentsShow More Summary

Senator Gardner Dodging Radio Show

Jefferson County State Rep. Justin Everett wants newly elected U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a fellow Republican, to appear on a tea-party radio show that Gardner has been dodging. KLZ 560-AM's Randy Corporon has been airing his displeasure...Show More Summary

A Terminal Adventure at Denver's Union Station

Denver's newest attraction is an old landmark: the lovingly restored Union Station. But it's more than an historic terminal. Sure, you can still catch an Amtrak train from here to California. And yes, it'll be the final stop of RTD's highly-anticipated SkyRide line to Denver International Airport next year. But this terminal strives to be much more. Show More Summary

Scalding Live Chickens Is Business as Usual on Factory Farms

Media is extremely important in spreading all sorts of news to a broad, and often unknowing public. Recently, an investigative essay by Michael Moss in the New York Times told the story of the ways in which nonhuman animals (animals)...Show More Summary

5 Questions I Wish Younger People Would Stop Asking Me

I write about aging, work in an office where I am the oldest woman, and have been married to the same man for what feels like centuries. I understand that at a certain point in life, we morph into mentors to those around us who are younger as they seek wisdom and understanding. Show More Summary

That Snow Patrol Song

It's amazing how a piece of music can take you in a place so totally and completely that it's as if you are physically back in that moment again. Those songs carry with them the weight of remembered feelings and can emotionally kidnap...Show More Summary

More Journalism Was Needed to Sort Out GOP Anger

One thing is clear in the home stretch of the battle between Ryan Call and Steve House to be the next leader of Colorado's Republican Party. The race could have used a few more reporters like the Colorado Statesman's Ernest Luning covering it. Show More Summary

Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: Misinformation, Abuse, and a Need for Change

Filmmaker and professor at American University's School of Communication Chris Palmer's highly acclaimed new book, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King, is part memoir,...Show More Summary

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