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Marhaba! Introducing HuffPost Morocco

I'm very excited to announce that the journey we started over a year ago in Tunisia and continued this May in Algeria has now added the final missing part -- HuffPost Morocco -- to create the full ensemble of The Huffington Post Maghreb! This...Show More Summary

I Live Only 2 Hours From the Ebola Hospital in Dallas: Here's What I'm Doing to Protect My Family

We Americans sometimes seem to have only two settings when it comes to public health issues: "unconcern" and "panic." (I think the media deserve a great deal of blame for this.) The last few weeks have seen the switch flipped to near-panic...Show More Summary

7 Steps To Ensure Ebola Doesn't Disrupt Your International Travel

Is it safe to travel? Should we cancel our long-planned family safari in Botswana? Can I get Ebola from an airplane seat? For the last two decades, I've been helping people find the best doctors, treatments and medical information -- and I've never seen the kind of health panic among clients like I do now. Show More Summary

13 Spook-Free Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids and Pets Safe This Halloween

Halloween is full of tricks, treats, ghoulish games, frightening frocks, cute costumes, glowing Jack O' Lanterns, pumpkin-packed parties, and of course spookiness! Unfortunately, all of the frightening fun has dangers lurking behind them. Show More Summary

We're Still Processing that Ending to The Walking Dead "Strangers"

I've had a few days to try and recover from that shocking ending to the latest episode of The Walking Dead, but I still get really uncomfortable every time I watch it. Let's not dig too deeply into the fact that I've insisted on rewatching "Strangers" several times even though I get this hollow-pit of just plain old ickiness in my gut every time. Show More Summary

We Borrowed a Shelter Dog to Go Hiking. You Can -- And Totally Should -- Too

It was a beautiful fall day, perfect for going for a hike. So my friend Rebecca and I, and my dog Murray, stopped by a local animal shelter to pick up a dog to join us. I'd heard about -- and desperately wanted to try -- programs that...Show More Summary

Dear Jeffco Students, Sorry if It Feels Insulting, but You're "Pawns"

After one of the meetings of the Jeffco School Board, I was driving my teenager home from school, and we heard conservative radio host Kris Cook's analysis of the meeting: Cook: "They had students saying, 'Don't censor my history,' and taking umbrage at the fact that we, correctly, labeled them as pawns, because they have been made into pawns. Show More Summary

The Women's Vote: Ebola or Equal Pay?

Ebola panic is sweeping the nation, with schools closing and people barricading themselves at home, even if they're thousands of miles away from one of the three individuals who have contracted virus on U.S. soil. Politicians, always...Show More Summary

Putting Marijuana DUI in Perspective

A new meta-study published this month concluded that driving after using marijuana doubles the risk of a car crash, and opponents of legalization are already touting this as a reason to keep the drug illegal. Yet before there's a public...Show More Summary

The Montreal Factor: Fact or Fiction?

One of the great debates among NHL fans is whether certain referees tend to favor or go out of their way to penalize a specific team. Many fans think -- and some are truly convinced in their hearts -- that the officials are "out to get"...Show More Summary

Predicting NBA's 2014-2015 Regular Season Awards

The NBA season is just about a week away, so this is an exciting time for all NBA fans to come up with their own hypotheses about what'll take place this season. It's been an offseason to remember, as Kevin Love and LeBron James make...Show More Summary

The Colorado Republicans' 'People-Like-Me' Problem

In exit polling after the 2012 election, voters said they backed President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney because they thought Obama cared more about "people like me." Republicans in Colorado apparently didn't learn anything, becauseShow More Summary

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

In my last post, I introduced you to power of gratitude in the lives of children and families. In this post, I will show you how gratitude can be communicated to your children through many conduits. That's a good thing because, maybe...Show More Summary

Blowing Smoke at Global Warming

In 1993, my office at the Environmental Protection Agency released a landmark study that created panic among tobacco industry executives. A result of years of scientific research, the report determined that secondhand smoke was a deadly threat to non-smokers, killing at least 3,000 Americans from lung cancer every year. Show More Summary

Michael 'Heck-of-a-Job' Brown Doesn't Want 'Stupid People' to Vote

Remember Michael "Heck-of-a-Job" Brown, George W. Bush's go-to guy on the Katrina disaster/embarrassment/tragedy? Now he's a talk-radio host, and he's still doing a heck of a job. We caught "Brownie," as Bush called him, on the air saying...Show More Summary

Urgency of Now: Why We Must Vote

Over the weekend I read a piece in The New York Times titled "Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate." In short, the black vote can swing elections in key states and ultimately decide which direction the nation will go. Show More Summary

It Was Just My Anniversary, But Please Don't Ask Me Which One

It was my wedding anniversary last week; Thursday, to be precise. Please don't ask me which number anniversary it was because I struggle doing math in my head. Suffice to say, it's a pretty big number. But as far as anniversaries go, they just don't rock my Richter Scale. Weddings and anniversaries seem like one-day events to me. Show More Summary

"Amendment 67 Is Saying... 'Be Barefoot and Pregnant'"

Opponents of Colorado's "personhood" amendment rallied today at Auraria campus in downtown Denver, as voters across Colorado are receiving their ballots for the Nov. 4 election. "Amendment 67 is saying, 'Go back to kitchen," DoloresShow More Summary

Special Guest Bob Beauprez

The Internet's dark world of bizarre online media programs and bunker-crazy talk-radio hosts has probably cost gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez the governor's office. Beauprez can't shake off the digital archive of underground thought...Show More Summary

Taming TABOR

Talking about taming TABOR. Last month Colorado's economists projected a 2016 TABOR surplus. This provokes alarm in some and delight in others while leaving many utterly befuddled. TABOR is a 1992 citizen-initiated Colorado Constitutional amendment with about twenty provisions restricting government revenue and services. Show More Summary

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