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A Night Of Champions

Hard Work Pays Off...
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Taking The Leap

Is It Time For A Change?
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A New Way To Stay

The New Way To Travel On A Budget
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Creative Mornings

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Which Brands Will Survive?

Annual List Predicts Failing Brands
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Bang With Friends

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What Idol Teaches Us

Dave Grohl Unleashes On American Idol
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Lots Of Little Libraries

An Exciting New Trend Encourages Literacy
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Living Below The Line

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A World Full Of Stories

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Phone-tographer

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The Rise Of Swatting

It's the latest prank, but its potential for danger is clear...
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The Information Age

If you're trying to learn a new skill, there are plenty of resources at your disposal.
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Dig Deeper

As my fellow Americans were concerning themselves with Lance Armstrong’s teary admissions to Oprah—well, I walked away.
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A New Birthday Song

To think that any song could replace “Happy Birthday to You” in the American psyche seems against all odds.
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An App For That

Flipboard is probably the simplest, and most visually stunning app available...
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The N-Word

I’m not suggesting that Tarantino is a racist, only that he grants himself misguided liberties as a screenwriter.
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Go Your Own Way

It’s never been easier for artists to follow their passions and find an audience for it.
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The Year In Television

The Rise Of Serial Dramas, And The New Way To Watch TV
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Erasing All Doubt

Austin Trout's Not Just A Champion. He's A Hero, Too.
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While You Were Shopping

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Giving Thanks, 2012

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Giving Thanks, And Giving Back

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After Fifty Fell Off

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Fifteen Seconds

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The Power of Fail

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Even When You Fail

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The Latest Designer Drugs

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The ‘New’ Juarez

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Daniel’s Generosity

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Education In The Digital Age

Thanks To New Online Tools, A World-Class Education Can Be Free...
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The Politics Of Pizza

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Fashion Walls Are Falling

Opening The Doors Of Opportunity For Models With Various Disabilities...
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Our Better Angels

This election cycle has been almost intolerable. And it's all by design.
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Good Books

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The Trouble With HBO Go

HBO Go is great. But it's far from perfect...
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TV’s Smartest Show

The Newsroom speaks truth to power, taking on big issues with fantastic writing...
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These Boring Olympics

What the 2012 Summer Olympics are missing...
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A Nation Rises

America Rises, After A Terrifying Attack On Our Nation
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Blackout

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Out

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Summer of Perversion

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The Bullies on the Bus

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Photography Made Simple

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Paying More For Less

Published on September 15, 2011 by in Columns

I’ve been a Netflix subscriber for several years now.  I’ve remained loyal through rate hikes, and have witnessed the company’s many evolutions.  But in the past month or so, our relationship has become strained—nearly to its breaking point.

In late July, as you may know, Netflix introduced its new pricing tier, essentially placing a premium on its streaming feature.  Rather than including the freedom to stream movies in your DVD-by-mail package, that service was split off into a separate subscription plan—amounting to a 60% rate increase on the combined service that I’d been enjoying. Read more…

 
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The Internet Has Changed Us

Published on September 8, 2011 by in Columns

Over the past ten years, the Internet has changed us.  On the surface, some changes are blatantly obvious.  Not only has the Internet changed the way we find information, its existence has altered our brains—and the way we choose which information is worth retaining. Read more…

 
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You Will Rise

Published on September 1, 2011 by in Columns

In this space, I’ve written about bullying several times.  In 2007, I shared the story of Megan Meier, the 13-year-old who committed suicide after being bullied online.  Last October, I wrote about the “It Gets Better” campaign and “The Trevor Project,” a series of celebrity PSA’s directed at gay teens who are bullied.  And in March, when everyone was ganging up on Rebecca Black for her inferior singing, I came to her defense, and seized the opportunity to once again address cyberbullying. Read more…

 
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A Time For Learning

Published on August 25, 2011 by in Columns

School is officially back in session, which means that—for the next nine months, anyway—learning is chic and fashionable again.  This week, to give your brain a little jumpstart, I want to share with you a few things you may not know.  Think of it as P90x for your brain; it’s time to get “in shape” again. Read more…

 
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