Teri Marcum

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A housing relief program with policies that 'throw people into the grinder'

One of the biggest housing relief programs under the Obama administration has failed desperate homeowners in huge ways<p>Amal and Rizkalla Kamel survived the housing crisis and the recession with their home and finances intact; their personal collapse wouldn’t come until 2012.<p>That winter, Amal …

15 Reasons Coconut Oil Is Your Best Friend

Whatever the problem, she's got your back.

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50 Clever DIY Ways To Organize Your Entire Life

Whether you've got five minutes or an entire afternoon, you can finally get your life in order this year.

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Evgeny Morozov’s New Yorker put-down of the Maker movement misses the point

The critic of all things “Internet” turns his baleful eye on the revolutionary do-it-yourself masses<p>It is a peculiarity of Evgeny Morozov, the foremost critic of our Twitterific age, that he could write 4,000 words in the New Yorker disemboweling the "Maker" movement without giving any indication …

Mississippi Tea Party candidate decries hip-hop and defends torture

A new report sheds some light on the extreme views of GOP Sen. Thad Cochran’s Tea Party challenger<p>According to a new report from Mother Jones, state Sen. Chris McDaniel — who is currently mounting a primary challenge to GOP incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — previously said that increased gun crime in …

Robert Gates in new memoir: Obama doubted Afghanistan surge would work

The former secretary of defense describes an ambivalent president and a clueless vice president<p>President Barack Obama quickly came to doubt the efficacy of the so-called Afghanistan troop surge, according to former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' upcoming memoir.<p>As reported by both the New York …

Our justice system’s Steubenville failure: Ma’lik Richmond’s disheartening non-apology

A statement on his behalf makes Richmond out to be the victim in this rape case<p>Ma'lik Richmond, one of the two teens convicted last year of raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, was released from a juvenile detention facility this weekend. Richmond's release comes three …

4 ways Americans are being cheated out of their retirement funds

Banks take a huge chunk out of our 401(k) earnings — and that’s just the start<p>The fear of running out of money in retirement is America's greatest financial concern. It's a fear greater than death.<p>But the American workers who have paid all their lives for retirement security are being cheated by …

This is your brain on religion: Uncovering the science of belief

From Pope Francis to Phil Robertson: Why are some people of faith generous — while others are nuts?<p>As far as I’m concerned, the most interesting question about religion isn’t whether God exists but why so many people are religious. There are around 10,000 different religions, each of which is …

Hot sports take: Fire the owners and nationalize all sports!

Full communism is the only solution to dumb owners<p>This past Monday, Washington DC's NFL franchise fired its head coach, Mike Shanahan, after a season that fell somewhere between disappointment and disaster. The move was widely expected, and probably deserved. Shanahan is a Super Bowl-winning coach, …

New Year’s resolutions for the left: What liberals can win in 2014

From legalizing pot to stopping the Keystone Pipeline, progressive groups pledge what they’ll win next year<p>In 2013, abortion restrictions advanced, fast food workers struck and gun control stalled; the filibuster was curbed, stop-and-frisk was challenged and the surveillance debate was transformed. …

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4 most delusional comments made by greedy corporations

From the environment to income inequality, these companies don’t seem to have a clue — and it’s hurting Americans<p>At a time of year when we're inclined to show empathy for people less fortunate than ourselves, some of our top business leaders are notable for comments that show their disdain for …

The Biggest Overlooked Trends of 2013

What Bill Gates, David Petraeus, Anne-Marie Slaughter and other big thinkers want you to know about the events that quietly changed the world this year.<p>As the year comes to an end, it seems every corner of the Internet has its own list of the Biggest, Most Important Developments of 2013. But many …

Mormons split over same-sex marriage

Heterosexual marriage is “hard-wired” into the faith, but there are signs that it is evolving<p>On November 4, a critical mass of Mormons in the United States Senate—including Republicans Orrin Hatch of Utah and Dean Heller of Nevada (whose vote broke a filibuster by his own party)—played a critical …

From garbage to gigawatts

Anaerobic digestion uses microbes to devour organic waste. Could it become a major power supply?<p>Beginning next summer, landfill-bound garbage trucks in Massachusetts might smell a little less putrid than usual, thanks to a new regulation that would prohibit any generator of more than a ton of food …

Deadly train derailment is latest woe for Metro-North

The commuter line has had a dismal year with several accidents and a major power outage<p>Sunday's crash in the Bronx is the second passenger train derailment in six months for the rail service and presents Metro-North with another problem in what has been a year plagued by safety issues. — On Sept. …

What it’s like to wear Victorian corsets and underwear today

Author Sarah A. Chrisman talks about how corsets and pantalettes (Victorian panties) have changed her life<p>Sarah A. Chrisman readily admits she’d far rather live in Victorian times — specifically 1889 — than the modern era. When her similarly historically-focused husband gave her a corset for her …

Millennials, make up your mind! On religion, they want it both ways

While the children of interfaith marriages used to lean in one direction, these days they honor both traditions<p>Whether we are born into one religion or two (or more, or none), our spiritual identity evolves as long as we think and breathe. Faith may wax or wane, allegiance shift, inspiration arrive …

Poll: Faithful Catholics are an endangered species

“Zero percent of British Catholics now look to religious leaders for guidance as they make decisions”<p>Pope Francis is full of surprises. This month he launched a survey of Catholic opinion in order to inform a special synod on the family scheduled to meet in Rome next October. Not surprisingly, it’s …

I was an intern stripper

By day, I worked for a nonprofit afterschool program. By night, I was lap-dancing at a Times Square men’s club<p>They called it the “new” Times Square. I dodged tourists to get to work. There was always a man standing at the corner of 50th Street and Broadway in a yellow vest that read “Flashdancers,” …

The rise of girl-on-girl

Four times as many women report having had a same-sex experience than they did two decades ago. Why?<p>More women than ever are having same-sex experiences -- or at least more women than ever are reporting it.<p>This week, a long-term British survey found a fourfold increase over the past two decades in …

Noam Chomsky: America hates its poor

Linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky on our country’s brutal class war — and why it’s ultimately so one-sided<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released second edition of Noam Chomsky’s</i> "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," <i>edited by Greg Ruggiero and published by</i> <i>Zuccotti Park Press.</i><p><b>An</b> …

DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

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JPMorgan’s bait-and-switch: The ballyhooed settlement is just a scam!

Ignore all the noise about the “big” fraud settlement JPMorgan supposedly just signed. Here’s why it’s one big zero<p>The first thing you need to know about JPMorgan Chase’s long-awaited $13 billion deal with the Justice Department -- to settle a number of civil lawsuits related to the fraudulent sale …

The Week in Review: Typhoon Haiyan Takes Its Toll

Inside Flipboard / November 15, 2013<p>Nearly a week after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, the local government is still struggling to …

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