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A contested election: 5 essential reads

What happens when an election is contested?Gorilla Studio/GettyDemocracy in America could hit a rough patch soon, as election officials tally votes in the presidential race. More than 350 lawsuits hav...

Naomi Schalit, Senior Editor, Politics + Society, The Conversation US - avatar Naomi Schalit, Senior Editor, Politics + Society, The Conversation US

Wildfires force thousands to evacuate near Los Angeles: Here's how the 2020 Western fire season got so extreme

The 2020 wildfire season has been shattering records across the West.Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty ImagesTwo wildfires erupted on the outskirts of cities near Los Angeles, forcing more than 100,000 peopl...

Mojtaba Sadegh, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Boise State University - avatar Mojtaba Sadegh, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Boise State University

Initiatives to close the digital divide must last beyond the COVID-19 pandemic to work

Internet access at home has been linked to higher academic achievement.FG Trade / Getty ImagesAs COVID-19 continues to force many schools to operate remotely, cities throughout the nation are stepping...

D. Antonio Cantù, Associate Dean and Director of Education, Counseling and Leadership, Bradley University - avatar D. Antonio Cantù, Associate Dean and Director of Education, Counseling and Leadership, Bradley University

SNAP benefits cost a total of $85.6B in the 2020 fiscal year amid heightened US poverty and unemployment

Some states make it possible to use SNAP benefits at farmers markets.AP Photo/Robert F. BukatyThe government spent a record US$85.6 billion on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the fisc...

Tracy Roof, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Richmond - avatar Tracy Roof, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Richmond

¿Harto del COVID-19? Aquí te decimos por qué podrías tener fatiga pandémica

Es tentador tomar un descanso de tantas precauciones.Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesA medida que la pandemia se prolonga, seguir las pautas de prevención de COVID-19 puede parecer ...

Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University - avatar Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University

Feeling scared about how your kids can enjoy Halloween this year? Have no fear – healthy snacks are here

A monster face made of guacamole and vegetables, left, and owls and spiders made from sesame seeds are great fun for kids and healthy, too.Emily Ventura, CC BY-SAHalloween is extra tricky this year th...

Michael Goran, Professor of Pediatrics, Center for the Changing Family & Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences - avatar Michael Goran, Professor of Pediatrics, Center for the Changing Family & Children's Hospital Los Angeles, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Are 50 Cent, Ice Cube and young Black men the supporters who will enable Trump's return to the White House? Not exactly

Neither 50 Cent, left, nor Ice Cube, right, herald a previously undetected Black male movement to reelect President Donald Trump. AP PhotoTo judge by the brief, but furious, flurry of recent news and ...

Sam Fulwood III, Fellow, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University - avatar Sam Fulwood III, Fellow, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University

Chile abolishes its dictatorship-era constitution in groundbreaking vote for a more inclusive democracy

Chileans celebrate victory after the referendum, in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 25, 2020.Felipe Vargas Figueroa/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesOne year ago, Chileans took their anger over inequality and injustice...

Jennifer M. Piscopo, Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College - avatar Jennifer M. Piscopo, Associate Professor of Politics, Occidental College

In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

Business restrictions early in the pandemic, when rural towns had few cases, triggered a backlash that haunts them now.Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty ImagesAs COVID-19 spreads through rural America, new in...

Lauren Hughes, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - avatar Lauren Hughes, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Why mixed messaging can erode trust in institutions

The CDC has put out several conflicting messages of late, giving rise to concerns about trust.Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revised i...

Deborah Perron Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis - avatar Deborah Perron Tollefsen, Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis

KAI ALECE “Raise ‘Em Up”

Sometimes, a song written by a brilliant, insightful songwriter who’s been flying – and singing - way too long under the radar, rises to meet the sociopolitical moment in unimaginably provocative ways. After hundreds of gigs throughout the Southe...

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KAI ALECE “Raise ‘Em Up”

Sometimes, a song written by a brilliant, insightful songwriter who’s been flying – and singing - way too long under the radar, rises to meet the sociopolitical moment in unimaginably provocative ways. After hundreds of gigs throughout the Southe...

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How I tied an 80s Pop Icon to an Alien Abduction

I was playing guitar when I got a message that 80s rocker Tommy Tutone (Tommy Heath) wanted me to use the hook from his 1984 hit "867-5309/Jenny" in a new song.  You might know the song; it's the one with the phone number "867-5309".  It might be...

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An Unexpected Effect of COVID: Collaboration and Creativity

Who knew? The mentions in the news of the coronavirus hitting American shores were just beginning when my husband and I went ahead with our weekend getaway. It was late February, and we were headed to Chicago, a simple four-hour drive away from o...

Angela Predhomme - avatar Angela Predhomme

COVID-19: A MUSIC INDUSTRY KILLER

Fifty years from now—long after Covid-19 has run its course—what will historians say about how we handled this pandemic? Will they praise us for a job well done? Or will they marvel, instead, at the viral panic that led to such irrational, cont...

David P Hatherill, PhD (aka Dr Dave Smooth Jazz Recording Artist) and John Sack, MD - avatar David P Hatherill, PhD (aka Dr Dave Smooth Jazz Recording Artist) and John Sack, MD

NEW MUSIC AND VIDEO: AV SUPER SUNSHINE “X File: 8675309”

One of the most iconic phone numbers in rock history, 867-5309 began life scrawled under the name “Jenny” on a bathroom wall in 1982 – the year the band Tommy Tutone took the single to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Nearly four decades later, thank...

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COVID-19'S EFFECT ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the music industry in ways that could ultimately turn it on its head not only during the pandemic but, perhaps, permanently. Since its inception, the business model of the music industry has remained largely un...

Brandyn Cross - avatar Brandyn Cross

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How to Deliver the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Do you struggle with explaining your career with professional or personal contacts, and you want to make a lasting impression? Whether you're looking for a job or building up your network, a wel...

Adam Jacobs - avatar Adam Jacobs

Three Asian Countries That are Leaders in Outsourcing

Would it surprise you to know that three of the top five ranked countries for ease of doing business are in Asia? Would it surprise you more to know that India and China aren’t even in the top 3...

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FCB and oOh! help Kiwis vote with dynamic campaign for Electoral Commission

oOh!media and FCB NZ are helping Kiwi voters exercise their democratic rights this general election, via a localised dynamic Out of Home campaign for the New Zealand Electoral Commission. The c...

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MODEL/ACTOR THORN CASTILLO IS THE “NEW FACE” OF SCHICK STYLIST

In 2019, just as his multi-faceted career was taking off, Thorn Castillo heard Robert Downey Jr. offer a sage bit of advice during an interview on photographer/director Sam Jones’ acclaimed multi-...

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New Research Highlights Opportunities for Sports Betting

Revenue Stream for Sports’ Post-COVID-19 Recovery Strategies New Rochelle, NY, June 1, 2020— Twenty-four states have now legalized sports betting, with more states considering legalization la...

Len Stein - avatar Len Stein

How to make overseas transfers easier?

Mainstream banks can charge as much as $20 just to process a basic international money transfer. Fortunately, today people are not doomed to handling personal finances only through mainstream gl...

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