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10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

buck·et list noun, informal A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Show More Summary

The Amazon Fiasco: 4 Questions All Leaders Should Ask Themselves

In case you missed it, the internet was ablaze this weekend with talks about Amazon's work culture. The New York Times published a scathing expose of life in the Seattle company's headquarters, which prompted passionate debate on both sides and even rebuttals from employees. Show More Summary

Does the Republican Party Want Me?

Dear Republican Party, We need to talk. I love you, but I don't like your friends. From the moment I started dating paying attention to politics, I knew you were the one for me. You stood for many of the things I believe in: personal responsibility, fiscal responsibility, strong foreign policy and being pro business. Show More Summary

Expect the Family Crest to Hit Some Rocky Mountain High Notes

There once was this California dreamer who grew up singing jazz but admired Freddie Mercury, went to college to study opera voice and eventually became leader of a grand band with an extended family of 400 or so members that produces...Show More Summary

The Business of Etiquette

Last year, I wrote in US News & World Report that executives should add one or more foreign languages to their skill set to increase their competitive advantage in the workplace. I cited language expert and CEO of BRIC Language Systems,...Show More Summary

Irony Watch: Michael 'Heckuva-a-Job' Brownie Calls #BlackLivesMatter Protesters 'Dip-Wads'

You'd think if there were anyone who'd understand the Black Lives Matter protests, it would be former FEMA Secretary Michael "Heckuva-a-Job" Brownie, who resigned in disgrace after botching the response to the Katrina disaster. But, alas, no. Show More Summary

How School Made Me a Bad Teacher

For years I felt like I was teetering on the edge of a cliff, and it seemed that I had two choices, I could jump and fly or I could jump and fall. Not jumping wasn't an option. In 2012, I wrote this: Impact of Creative Thought and Development...Show More Summary

Living Offline: Artifacts of Life Before the Smartphone

Quick: Where's the nearest payphone to wherever you are now? Chances are good that you passed one recently and didn't notice. Not long ago, I gave up my cellphone for six months and regularly had to locate payphones. When I asked store...Show More Summary

Yellowstone Regrettably Kills Blaze, the Mother Bear Who Attacked an Off-Trail Hiker

Blaze, a grizzly bear with a clean record, was killed by Yellowstone National Park workers, and her two surviving cubs will be sent to spend the rest of their lives in a zoo (for more on this story, please see this essay). Coming onShow More Summary

I Don't Want to See Another All-Male Muslim Panel, Ever Again

Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, was a feminist. That is not a matter of opinion, but rather fact based upon all the information we have available on the Prophet, including both religious and academic text. He valued women, their words and their work. Show More Summary

Denver Post Society Editor Departs after 29 Years

Last month, Joanne Davidson took a buyout from The Denver Post and left the newspaper after a 29-year run, serving as society editor since 1985. Prior to The Post, she worked for U.S. News and World Report. Davidson's coverage of social gatherings, fundraisers, and nonprofit events was a benefit to our community, beyond what many people understand. Show More Summary

5 Ways of Helping You Visualize Your Success

While it's not a new concept, visualizing success can easily be derided or met with skepticism as simple flights of fancy, or as an exercise in futility. However, for generations, it has been a common practice of athletes, entertainers, and entrepreneurs have also been using visualization as a way to reach their goals. Show More Summary

From the Diary of a Strong Woman

I just got off the phone with an old friend and it seems as if our conversation and some others I've had recently confirm the same thing. And just the thought of it infuriates me. Oddly enough, it's not from a place of bitterness...or maybe it is. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Cities for Technology-Assisted Living

The National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP Public Policy Institute report that nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. Fortunately, in most cases, they won't have to move as they age. Show More Summary

I'm a Woman and I Love Being Catcalled

I'm a twentysomething woman living and working in New York City, and I really love being catcalled. I love being told that catcalling doesn't exist. That it's something women say happens to them to get attention. That women who are in...Show More Summary

Seeing Yellow: The Animas River

The Animas River is no place to be these days, even for Stan. No swimming, rafting or even touching, thanks to the EPA snafu. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

It's Time to Examine the Role Prosecutors Play in Driving Mass Incarceration

Recently organizers in Denver attempted to recall Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey. The community was pushed to action by Morrissey's inability to bring a hint of justice concerning police murders in Denver over his tenure. He...Show More Summary

Rubio Now Walks Coffman's Path Away From Immigration Reform

A good way to understand (or get further confused) about Rep. Mike Coffman's illusive position on immigration is to compare it to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's. And reporters should consider using this comparison to help explain Coffman's...Show More Summary

Brauchler Wanted Murderer's Parents to Beg Him to Spare Their Son's Life

George Brauchler leaped onto conservative talk radio this morning to deny that his decision to pursue the death penalty in the Aurora-shooting case, instead of saving big bucks by accepting a plea deal of life in prison, was driven by...Show More Summary

Is Mom in the Kitchen? The Challenges of Being a Chef & a Mother

- written by Andrea Strong for Open for Business In 2009, when chef Alexandra Raij had her first child, she was sure of one thing--she would be back to work within weeks, not months. She had no other option. "It was just not possible...Show More Summary

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