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How Will the Brexit Affect Immigrants and Refugees?

Brooke Binkowski The "leave" campaign in England hinged on anti-immigrant, anti-refugee rhetoric. Photo by Diamond Geezer (Creative Commons). When I first met the Pusuma-Darocszi family in 2014, they had been living in a church in Toronto for nearly two years while they pleaded with the Canadian government to allow them to stay. Show More Summary

Medicare Survey Could Be Contributing To Opioid Epidemic

Photo by Creative Commons user Images Money. "Healthcare Costs." The nation's addiction to opioid drugs claimed greater than 28,000 lives in 2014-nearly four times more than they did in 1999--and more than half involved prescription drugs. Show More Summary

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Someplace Else: A Guide to Responsible Summer Travel

Bani Amor Quilotoa, Ecuador photo by Daran Kandasamy (creative commons) In a few days, I'll board a plane, catch a ride, hop on a bus, and board another plane, and then I’ll be on the road until fall. Naturally, I'll start packing on the eve of my flight, and not until I pass security will I realize that I forgot one to six things. Show More Summary

I Will Always Be A Survivor. It's A Life Sentence

Charlotte Cooper Creative Commons I have lost count of the many public outrages over sexual assaults I have seen since I was sentenced to be a survivor over 35 years ago. Every time there is a new outrage, I feel angry and it begins to permeate my life. Show More Summary

Designing a Tampon That Can Test for Cervical Cancer

Mika Doyle A cute knit tampon case. Photo by Towe My (Creative Commons).   Periods can be a serious pain in the uterus. But what if you could harness the power of your period to test for STDs and cancers? That’s what NextGen Jane founders Ridhi Tariyal and Stephen Gire hope to accomplish with a “smart” tampon they are currently developing. Show More Summary

What Powers Creative Excellence at Cannes? Oftentimes, It's Envy

If there's any common theme in the advertising business culture, it's envy. You only need to read a few comments deep on any advertising blog to feel the barely disguised glare of "invidere" (Latin for "to look with malice"). JulianShow More Summary

Nirvana's 'Bleach' to 'Batman': How Summer 1989 Shook Pop Culture

What do New Kids on the Block, Batman and Public Enemy have in common? Their big moments were in the summer of 1989. This tight window of creative output became the cultural bedrock of the Nineties. In this nostalgic look back at a pivotal time, "Weird Al" Yankovic, C.J. Ramone and Rolling Stone journalists remember...

Uh-Oh, Mozilla Is Open-Sourcing Its New Logo Design

The nonprofit behind Firefox wants the community to help shape the design of its new visual identity. Creative commons or creative chaos? Everyone has heard of Firefox, the world's second most popular web browser. Fewer people have heard...Show More Summary

Fashion Forward Collaborations: Find Out What Beyonce, Steph Curry & All Have In Common

A great collaboration expands creativity and elevates the profile of all parties involved, a winning strategy that Wells Fargo encourages all the time. It’s why they work together with their customers to discuss their financial goals and help their hard-earned

Here Are Resources for Turning Our Sadness Into Action

Sarah Mirk A community vigil in Minneapolis mourning the victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting. Photo by Fibonacci Blue (Creative Commons)  Last night, millions of people came together at vigils around the country and the world to share in collective grief, mourning the victims of the Orlando attack. Show More Summary

Renters Rejoice: Stylish Solutions to Your Most Common Design Woes

Bright Colors & Cozy Textures in West Hollywood Pin it What do you do when you're a design lover but your rental is less than inspired? Well, you get creative. We tallied up 7 common nuisances experienced by renters and paired them with stylish solutions so you can get your temporary pad feeling more like home. READ MORE »

(VIDEO) Cannes Greets Entertainment Producers With Dedicated Festival

LONDON -- Over the last few years, more and more broadcasters, movie, game and music studios have been flocking to Cannes Lions, the upcoming festival more commonly known for being a celebration of advertising creativity. Well, now advertising...Show More Summary

Staring Into The Abyss... Well, Sort Of

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons, Self-Portrait In Black, Acrylic 18 x 24 inches, 2016, by Peter Reynosa What do you call it when you shut your eyes to go to sleep but keep staring into the black? I've developed over the last year a syndrome... Show More Summary

"Nonbinary" Is Now a Legally Recognized Gender in Oregon

Sarah Mirk A non-gendered bathroom sign at the Electronic Freedom Foundation. Photo by Cory Doctorow (Creative Commons). Today marks a legal victory for Americans who don’t identify as either male or female: A judge in an Oregon circuit...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Supporters Are Nostalgic for a "Simpler Time"—That Never Existed

Election 2016, Donald Trump Veronica Arreola Donald Trump has effectively marketed discriminatory policies as nostalgia for a "simpler time." Photo by Elvert Barnes (Creative Commons). It feels like every time I turn on the TV, there’s one face on the screen, and it belongs to Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Smartphones won’t make your kids dumb… We think

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

This article first appeared on Mosaic and is republished here under a Creative Commons license. Jessica’s tiny fingers dart around the iPad, swiping through photos to get to a particularly entertaining video: a 12-second clip of her dancing clumsily to Beyoncé’s Single Ladies. The 18-month-old taps...

The Problems With Bemoaning a Rapist's "Once-Promising Future"

Dahlia Grossman-Heinze A protest in 2012 says it all. Photo by Chase Carter (Creative Commons). In January 2015, Stanford swimmer and freshman Brock Allen Turner was arrested for raping an unconscious woman. Turner was caught outside of a fraternity house mid-rape by two Stanford University graduate students biking across campus. Show More Summary

Unbelievable: Amber Heard and the Cult of the Accused

Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino photo by Gordon Correll (creative commons) Every time there’s another celebrity domestic violence scandal in the news and people fall all over themselves to defend the accused and smear the accuser, I feel surprised...Show More Summary

Not Accepting Romance Submissions: Bringing Asexual Characters to YA

asexuality Lucy Mihajlich A group of proud asexual folks in the 2015 London Pride Parade. Photo by Funk Dooby (Creative Commons). My friends think I just haven't met the right guy yet. My doctor offered to run some tests. Even the DSM-5 categorizes lack of sexual arousal as a disorder. Asexuality is one of the lesser known—or invisible—sexualities. Show More Summary

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