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ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being

To be "a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit." That's not something we normally associate with the business world, but that's the purpose of a group called The B Team, a nonprofit founded in 2012 by Richard Branson...Show More Summary

Rewilding: A Cultural Meme for Rehabilitating Our Hearts

Rewilding is all the rage The notion of "rewilding" is receiving a good deal of attention in books such as George Monbiot's Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life (the original title is Feral: Searching for Enchantment On the Frontiers of Rewilding), J. Show More Summary

Color of the Year

The Color of the Year! Did you know that the first impression of your home is on average worth $24,000? According to Century 21, the first impression a buyer has of your home can impact the perceived value by up to 8 percent. This means...Show More Summary

Personhood Leader Shows How Gardner "Stabbed Him in the Back"

Here's my favorite Halloween costume. I only wish I'd actually seen it. Keith Mason is a founder of Personhood USA, which wants to ban all abortion, and common forms of birth control. I asked Mason if he'd be voting for senatorial candidate...Show More Summary

7 Things Adoptive Parents Should Never, Ever Do

I am Mom to two amazing children born in China. We adopted Sophie -- now 17 -- when she was five. Simon was four when we adopted him; he is now 14. Based on my experience, here are seven things adoptive parents should never, ever do: 1. Show More Summary

7 Facts About Aurora, Colorado's Breed Ban Before Tuesday's Vote

Tuesday, voters in Aurora, Colorado will have the opportunity to repeal the city's 9-year-old breed ban. The city has discussed the potential repeal multiple times since the law's inception and finally decided to take the repeal idea to the voters. Show More Summary

Watch: Bernie Sanders on Breaking Big Money's Grip on Elections

Previously published on Bernie Sanders, Vermont's independent senator, is angry about what he sees as big money's wholesale purchase of political power. It's a grave threat, he believes, not only to our electoral process...Show More Summary

They Hope You Won't Wake Up

Here's the bottom line. The Tea Party Republicans and their Big Business and Wall Street allies plan to grab what they want while ordinary people sleep through this election. They want ordinary Americans to stay home on Election Day. To them, high voter turnout is like daylight to a burglar -- or for that matter to a vampire. Show More Summary

Best Journalism of the Election Season by Local Reporters

Here's my list of top election-season journalism by local reporters: Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols didn't take Cory Gardner's falsehood for an answer on personhood. And, and in the same five-star interview, he tried harder than any other...Show More Summary

Dia de los Muertos: Honoring Our Loved Ones by Voting to End the War on Drugs

Like many Latinos throughout the Americas, I will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos this year by building an altar in honor of those whom I hold most dear in my life that have left this world but not left me. And spending the past year...Show More Summary

Newspapers Overwhelming Oppose Amendment 67

Eighteen newspapers across Colorado are urging readers to vote not on the "personhood" measure on Colorado's ballot, Amendment 67. "We are pleased by the outpouring of strong support from so many respected news organizations, who are...Show More Summary

I'm With Stupid: Brother Love's Non-Traveling Salvation Pumpkins

It's Halloween, which means that by virtue of living in central Colorado, I am once again privy to the miracle of the pumpkins, an annual happening I became aware of several years ago on a drive to a trailhead. There is a road near where...Show More Summary

What if Officials Decide Coffman's English-Spanish Dictionary Idea Is Better?

Yesterday, during what was apparently Colorado's first Spanish-language candidate debate, hosted by moderators Vanessa Bernal and Juan Carlos Gutierrez on Denver's Univision TV affiliate, Rep. Mike Coffman said: Coffman: "The federal government has obligated local governments to send bilingual ballots to everyone. Show More Summary

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. Show More Summary

The Mass Media: Decades of Trying to Ruin Halloween

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest in the 1980s, Halloween was something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Giggling children running down the street dressed as goblins and ghouls, excitedly ringing the doorbell and anxiously holding out pillow cases to collect their bounty. Show More Summary

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking,...Show More Summary

The Team That Did Not Practice

My 17-year-old daughter has been playing soccer since she was 5. One year of club soccer sent her running back into the arms of our local AYSO -- something that had little to do with her skill set and more to do with just wanting toShow More Summary

Citizens United: Who Are These Guys?

Citizens United has been in Colorado news a lot lately. The group, that is, not the Supreme Court case of the same name. On Monday, a divided panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Citizens United should be considered...Show More Summary

The Right to Feel Safe

Co-authored by Laura Bates, Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project Ask a man about his number one priority when it comes to public transport. Most likely, he will say "speed." Ask a woman the same question and chances are that she will...Show More Summary

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