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A Ramadan of Remembrance – Memories of Dr. Maher Hathout

6 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

This is Day 13 of Altmuslim’s #30Days30Writers series for Ramadan 2015. By Ahmed Younis For my community, this is a difficult Ramadan. It is our first without Dr. Maher Hathout. The Man Maher Hathout was our father, our brother, our leader and to many of us, our best friend. For more than 45 years he [Read More...]

Ad of the Day: Memorial Sloan Kettering Tells Three Powerful, Inspiring Cancer Stories

Giving people a new way to think and talk about cancer." That's the mission of three Internet films from New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, according to chief communications officer Avice Meehan. "We started to frameShow More Summary

God Is Like a Movie Director

Though unseen and unheard, he orchestrates the details of our lives—even when they are falling apart. O ne of my earliest memories is of holding my mother’s hand on my first day of school. I was so nervous as I entered the classroom that I wouldn’t let go. Show More Summary

Obama and Brazilian President Rousseff do some sightseeing

President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took advantage of an unusually comfortable summer day to stroll around the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The Monday afternoon visit marked the second time that Obama has taken a world leader to the civil rights memorial. Last fall Obama and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a […]

A grown-up field trip

Wow! I had such an amazing (and super busy) few days in St. Louis with Purina. (The whole event kept giving me memories of field trips when I was a kid, which was kind of nostalgic in a way.) I attended the True Nature of Cats event at the Purina headquarters in St. Show More Summary

Fun things to do around Puget Sound this Independence Day

I hope you have a FUN, safe and sane Independence Day. I have fond memories of watching fireworks sitting on the hood of my Mom’s car with my sisters in the Sears parking lot of the old mall in downtown Renton…lots of “oohs and aahs”. Here are some events around the greater Puget Sound area […]

New podcast: Our favorite Lost & Found moments

It's very rare that we get a chance anymore to do podcasts where at least two of the co-hosts are in the same room together. But we got lucky on Memorial Day weekend when Lost & Found columnist Kevin Wuench came to Orlando for a family vacation. (I guess Orlando is a vacation hot spot? Who knew...) Here's the show we did: a tribute to …

Survey Says…?!

When the topic is "Worst Days in American History", Ted Cruz has the memory of a goldfish.

The five biggest travel mistakes in the world — and how to fix ’em

I'm often asked about the worst travel mistakes people make (usually at the same times of the year -- Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Thanksgiving). But I'm almost never asked about the solutions to those problems. The post The five biggest travel mistakes in the world — and how to fix ’em appeared first on Elliott.

Man Unearths Painting That Could Fetch £115m; Finds Parents’ Love Story

Dominic Currie, 58, expected to find a few old memories going through his late mother’s things. Instead, he found his parents’ love story, and a treasure that could literally set him stead for the rest of his days. Currie’s mother, Anna, passed away in 2000. It took him a while to heal from the hurt […]

MLB Team of the Week: Jason Heyward, Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Rizzo Star

Another seven days of baseball action have whizzed past, which means it's time for a fresh installment of Bleacher Report's MLB Team of the Week. To refresh your memory: These are the players (one per position, plus a designated hitter)...Show More Summary

Thanks for the (blog) memories

“Who’s Jill Stanek?” That’s the question I asked myself one day as I surfed the web for pro-life news and the name ‘Jill Stanek’ kept popping up. Fascinated by the rowdy debates, I knew I had found my pro-life online hangout. This was back in 2007. Thanks to Jill, I learned about Obama before Obama […] The post Thanks for the (blog) memories appeared first on Jill Stanek.

Dog day afternoon

For Helen Kim, walking the streets of Los Angeles yields some interesting sights and discoveries.  Kim is a graphic designer and blogger based in Los Angeles who also gives walking tours of Koreatown based on her childhood memories of growing up in the lively and evolving neighborhood.

Counter-Petition Started to Keep Confederate Memorial Statue in Statesboro

Two days after an online petition was started on to remove the Confederate Memorial statue in Statesboro, a counter-petition was created by Jason Cleary of Bulloch County to keep the statue. The petition is written to theShow More Summary

CNN's Don Lemon: Maybe We Will 'Rethink Jefferson' Memorial

CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday hinted that there will come a day when the United States will have to "rethink" tributes such as the Jefferson Memorial. After a contentious segment with Ben Jones, in which the former Congressman defended the Confederate flag, Legal View host Ashley Banfield brought up the author of the Declaration of Independence.

Art Drives Activism: One Musician's Response to Charleston

I moved to Chicago seven days before September 11th. There is a lot that is unforgettable about the weeks that followed, but what stands out in my memories are the musicians. Guitarists, bucket drummers, small quartets, beat box slam...Show More Summary

It's time to offer birth control pills over the counter

In a surprising moment of bipartisan unity, Republicans and Democrats seem to be in agreement that it's time to remove the prescription requirement for oral contraceptives. Right before Memorial Day, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., introduced legislation aimed at making...

Building Blocks of Childhood Memories (Infographic)

last weekHumor / odd : It Thing!

Whether your child is just starting kindergarten, or nervously entering their first day of high school, you will want to capture the memories. Yearbooks are the easiest and most effective way to do this, but most parents don’t consider making them at home. Yearbooks are readily available at school, but lack the personal touch that [...]

How I Got Through My First Father’s Day Without My Father

last weekLifestyle : xoJane

He’d have driven from work to see us, calling me to tell me he was on his way. Now all I have are memories that send me into a tailspin of anxiety and depression. Continue reading

JPMorgan banker Jimmy Lee mourned by Wall Street notables at memorial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon had cancer last year, banker Jimmy Lee came to his office every day to give him a hug and tell him that he loved him like a brother. Dimon choked up as he recounted his conversations with Lee at a memorial service on Monday. Show More Summary

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