David DeSario

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The State of Masculinity in America and the One Film Every Man Must See

This week I had the great privilege of attending a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's latest film, <i>The Mask You Live In</i>, which embarks on a powerful exploration of the truth and consequences associated with modern masculinity in America. If you are unaware of this remarkable filmmaker, make note, …

Global Education

49 Maps That Explain The USA For Dummies

The United States is mind-boggling. Right?!

Robert Reich: The 3 biggest myths plaguing the U.S. economy | Salon.com

2. <i>The critical choice is between the “free market” or “government.”</i> Baloney. The free market doesn’t exist in nature. It’s created and enforced by government. And all the ongoing decisions about how it’s organized – what gets patent protection and for how long (the human genome?), who can declare …

Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake

Imagine you live on a floating lake house. Open air. Chirping crickets. Clear, starry nights. Everything seems great until you need to use the bathroom.<p>The natural instinct might be to make a deposit in the water. But that wouldn't be safe. Microbes in your feces would contaminate the water and …

Pre-diabetes, diabetes rates fuel national health crisis

Americans are getting fatter, and older. These converging trends are putting the USA on the path to an alarming health crisis: Nearly half of adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, raising their risk of heart attacks, blindness, amputations and cancer.<p>Federal health statistics show that 12.3% …

It’s Time to Start Boycotting the NFL

Until we feel enough shame about propping up this sadistic sport to stop watching it, there won’t be change. So let's turn off our televisions and discontinue our support of brain damage and violence against women.<p><i>Kickoff at the 2013 Ravens-Broncos game in Denver, Colorado. Photo via Flickr user</i> …

The Gulf of Mexico is devouring Southeastern Louisiana

The land is home to half of the country’s oil refineries and 2 million people who could soon be dispossessed<p>In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of Louisiana's coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and …

New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

In the power business, it's all about managing the peaks.<p>During the hottest days of summer, electric utilities run at full capacity to keep giant cities comfortably cool. But most of the rest of the year, half that capacity goes unused — and that's highly inefficient.<p>The New York State Public …