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Living Life From Both Sides Now

It seemed perfectly fitting that Grammy-winning American folk singer-songwriter Judy Collins served as one of the presenters at last week's Women's Forum of New York's (WFNY) annual Elly Awards luncheon. Responsible for the 1969 chart-topping...Show More Summary

Setting Up a Glamorous Home Bar: Ideas from Real Life Homes

Pin it The popularity of cocktails is on the rise, and the home bar is making a comeback in the American home. But even if you're not lucky enough to have a wet bar, you can still set up a dedicated space for mixing drinks, no matter the size of your home. Read on for plenty of ideas from our tours. READ MORE »

Greeks Reject Terms for More Loans, Trump Says Americans 'deserve a wall', Comet Could Be Home to Alien Life: A.M. Links

13 hours agoNews : Reason

Voters in Greece overwhelmingly rejected the terms offered by its creditors in order to keep borrowing money. The prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, called it a "brave choice." The finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, who clashed with European...Show More Summary

Devon Staples Disney World Gaston Killed In Fireworks Accident On Independence Day

Devon Staples Disney World Gaston was tragically killed In Fireworks Accident Saturday night on Independence Day. Fourth of July a great Celebration for Americans ended up being the day young man lost his Life. According to the New York...Show More Summary

Patriotism and Piety: As American as the Fourth of July

Some people want to minimize as much as possible the role of religion in America’s public life.  To do this, however, they have to do violence to America’s historical identity.  America’s government has no religious identity: hence the First Amendment prohibition on an “establishment of religion,” as well as the Constitution’s prohibition on religious tests […]

No True Islamic State

I listen to public radio quite regularly for some excellent programs such as Fresh Air, This American Life from WBEZ Chicago, the Commonwealth Club of California, and many many more. I love public radio but as I am not a … Continue reading ?

Malls of America: The Death & Life of Indoor Shopping Centers

The inventor of the suburban American mall as we know it came to hate the effect his creations, turning over time from the creator of this building typology to...

Tax Like It Is July 4, 1776

Wall Street Journal op-ed: What Life Was Like in 1776, by Thomas Fleming (Former President, Society of American Historians; Author, What America Was Really Like in 1776 (2012)): Americans [in 1776] had the highest per capita income in the civilized world, paid the lowest taxes—and were determined to keep it...

Celebrate July 4th with the most American sports GIF of all time

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What You Should Really Be Celebrating This 4th Of July

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is presumably what you're celebrating on Independence Day this Saturday -- and hot dogs, beer and fireworks, of course. But there's another element of American culture that we shouldn't forget...Show More Summary

Hauling Down the Confederate Flag

From Elmer Ellsworth to Bree Newsome, Americans have risked life and limb to remove a symbol of a cause they revile.

Secretary Vilsack to Celebrate 4th at Milan Expo

The Milan Expo, a six month’s world’s fair taking place in Milan, Italy, focuses on the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”  The USA Pavilion showcases the idea “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet, and spotlights American leadership on issues like food security and policy, technology, nutrition and health, and culinary culture. Show More Summary

Airbnb enforcement streamlined through new S.F. city office

Americans have a love/hate relationship with Airbnb. Depending on how it impacts your travel or everyday life often indicates what side of the spectrum you fall. The company's massive growth and the encompassing industry spurring from it lends to the argument that Airbnb is indeed here to stay, but laws may just get a little more strict...

The next Librarian of Congress: a Librarian of Progress?

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For the first time in 28 years, the Library of Congress is about to get a new Librarian, a person with enormous influence over the Internet and American life. Read the rest

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of... Fracking?

Co-authored by Wenonah Hauter As has been the case for generations, millions of Americans will celebrate this Independence Day by flocking to our national parks, forests and wilderness areas to enjoy the unique character of these federally...Show More Summary

The Practice of Mindlessness

Mindlessness is no longer a fad. It has become a way of life for millions of Americans. The worlds of business and self-help are enraptured over mindlessness meditation. Organizations as varied as the Air Force, Microsoft, Columbia University and the Gambino Family offer mindlessness training for employees. The world is a mess. Show More Summary

WHEN SOCIOLOGISTS GO BAD, as spotted by Andrew Klavan: I just finished reading Alice Goffman‘s in…

WHEN SOCIOLOGISTS GO BAD, as spotted by Andrew Klavan: I just finished reading Alice Goffman‘s in-the-field study of Philadelphia’s black slums, On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. I recommend it highly. It’s a wonderful piece of reporting. It’s also nuts. It’s worth reading for both reasons. Goffman — a slight, attractive white […]

Susan Ahn Cuddy dies at 100; pioneering Korean American in U.S. military

In her final weeks, Susan Ahn Cuddy kept her calendar full, as always - she attended fundraisers, participated in U.S. military events and even led a "survivor's lap" at an American Cancer Society Relay for Life, pushed around the running track in her wheelchair.

American burned in Taiwan inferno fights for life, dad says

Alex Haas was burned in his lungs and on 90 percent of his body in massive conflagration at a water park; family says they don't blame country

Some pay double for home, auto, health, and life insurance based on state residence

If you live in Louisiana, or the Northeast, a huge portion of your income goes to various insurances. How does your state rank when it comes to insurance affordability? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

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