Hannah Foster

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How our country lost its heart and soul — the people

In March of 2015, I was working for a local newspaper in Pittsburgh covering national politics, when I went to attend a meeting of the international …

Why we must listen to the ticking of our body clock

Ignoring the body’s natural rhythms can affect our physical and mental wellbeing – and even the outcome of surgery<p>Our bodies have many clocks that control sleep, health and performance. If we do things at the wrong times, there can be dangerous consequences. This year’s Nobel prize was awarded to …

Mental Health

Star Wars -- should we even care anymore?

Star Wars is a guaranteed money-making film franchise for Disney. Like an enormous Star Destroyer looming over every other film or franchise it’s up against on any opening day, it’s as close to a sure thing you can get in entertainment investments. The question here, however – with Disney, and more …

Star Wars

Can South Africa Reawaken Nelson Mandela’s Dream?

Nelson Mandela’s dream of a free, prosperous and nonracial South Africa has turned into a nightmare. The nation’s constitution, often hailed as one of the most progressive in the world, is under siege by the very man who took an oath to protect it.<p>President Jacob Zuma, in office since 2009, is …

South Africa

Life’s complex enough. I fear your next iPhone will make things worse

The iPhone X is a thing of beauty, but I wonder about its true value. We’re putting ourselves at the mercy of systems we barely understand<p>It was just before 10am, Pacific time, on Tuesday, and as the crowd gathered at the new Steve Jobs Theatre in California for the launch of Apple’s latest …

IPhone 8

Why Fox doesn't want Americans to see NFL players protesting about race

The channel deliberately chose to hide black NFL players protesting police brutality over the weekend, and the reasons are all too clear<p>Did you notice that during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner, Philadelphia Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins firmly raised his fist, as a symbolic gesture of …

Pledge of Allegiance
Human Rights
Rainfall
Government

There is no harm caused by same-sex parenting. Studies suggesting otherwise are skewed

As a paediatrician and from the research studied I know that kids from same-sex parented families are among the most wanted, loved and cared for children<p>Children have been frequently brought into the debate around legalisation of same-sex marriage. Some individuals have asserted that same-sex …

Same-sex Marriage

Are iPads good or bad in elementary classrooms? It depends

At a school meeting about reading skills last spring, we learned that our first-grade son used an iPad to practice reading skills for about a …

Education Technology

Stalking, actually: why men who reject rejection are not romantic heroes

Sitcoms and films teach us to view women as property, and their boundaries as obstacles to overcome. It’s time to call out this creepy, entitled behaviour<p>• Tauriq Moosa is a South African writer, focusing on ethics, justice, tech and pop culture<p>A man set up a piano in public vowing “to play …

Feminism

Betsy DeVos is right about campus sexual assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a speech announcing the reversal of Obama-era policies on campus sexual assault under Title IX, the federal law on gender equity in education. This was met with a wave of outrage on social media and in progressive publications. There were …

Education
New Albums

We’re more likely to get cancer than to get married. This is a wake-up call

Macmillan Cancer Support says one in two people will get a cancer diagnosis. Yet our treatment still focuses on the disease, not the person’s specific needs<p>“I need you to see this patient now,” a nurse whispers, her quiet tone masking a mountain of concern.<p>“I am an oncologist,” I introduce myself …

Cancer

Do you go bananas when people sit out the national anthem? This is for you

Some blissfully ignorant and privileged folk think Kansas City Chief Marcus Peters should explain himself better. You know, “whitesplain.”<p>Others say …

Football (U.S.)

For true creativity, ditch the smartphone and space out

<i>We know that technology, especially the smartphone, has changed life in profound ways. So when Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC podcast Note to Self</i> …

Texas

New York, Nu York: September 11, Sixteen Years On - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

What are the most appropriate ways to observe, commemorate, make meaning of the horrors of September 11, 2001? People have various ways of dealing …

Time I

9/11 didn’t bring us closer and other comments

<b>From the right: In the End, 9/11 Didn’t Bring Us Closer</b><p>Remember the chants of “USA! USA!” by first responders at Ground Zero as President George W. …

Council on Foreign Relations

We Travellers must take a stand against racism, for the sake of our children

Hate crime, hate speech and discrimination by schools and doctors is still rife, new research out this week has warned<p>It is almost 17 years to the day since I won a historic case that established in law that Irish Travellers are an ethnic minority and entitled to the same protections as other …

Travelers

After Irma, it's time to take our power grid underground

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Irma took a dramatic toll on Florida's electric grid, with as many as 15 million people losing power. It struck almost 16 years after 9/11, when New York's power grid was adversely affected by the horrific terrorist attacks.<p>It's worth examining the differences between restoring …

Natural Gas

John Stossel: Of course climate change is real! Climate changes -- it always has and always will

"How many once-in-a-lifetime storms will it take," demands "The Daily Show" comic Trevor Noah, "until everyone admits man-made climate change is real?!"<p>His audience roars its approval.<p>When Hurricane Irma hit, so-called friends admonished me, "Look what your fossil fuels have done! Will you finally …

Rainfall

Campus Rape, a Survivor’s Story

Last week I wrote a column praising Betsy DeVos for announcing that the Department of Education would revisit the Obama administration’s 2011 “guidance” on campus sexual assault. The new guidelines, often interpreted with Procrustean severity by nervous campus administrators, had all but eliminated …

Obama Administration

Suicides peak in middle age. So why do we call it a young person’s tragedy?

To really understand this phenomenon would mean abandoning our narrative of the race yet to be run, and looking directly at the dark side of British life<p>While we most often think of suicide as a tragedy of the young; it’s their parents’ generation who seem most at risk.<p>The Office for National …

Mental Health

Our workplaces shouldn't have us sitting on our butts so long

<b>(CNN) —</b> The way we work is killing us.<p>According to a new study, sitting for long periods correlates with earlier death; the longer you sit, the shorter your life.<p>What should you be doing? Some standing movement every 30 minutes, researchers say, is a must -- at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity …

Bike Lanes

Stop playing 'Hallelujah Chorus' atheists tell school

A gaggle of disgruntled atheists are doing a whole lot of hollering about the <b>Hallelujah Chorus in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.</b><p>The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s local chapter is angry after a teacher at Linden Elementary School played a portion of the “Hallelujah Chorus” during morning</b> …

The human spirit: Buying the carriage before the baby

Tamar was in the pediatric intensive care unit, which one can’t enter without permission.<p>YOSSI AND RIVKY Bar enjoy a moment of gaiety with their …

Bernie Sanders: Why We Need Medicare for All

This is a pivotal moment in American history. Do we, as a nation, join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee comprehensive health care to every person as a human right? Or do we maintain a system that is enormously expensive, wasteful and bureaucratic, and is designed to maximize …

Health Care

A voice to be echoed for future generations

My father, Shimon Peres, loved the State of Israel with his entire being, dedicating his life to it.<p>><br>• ><p>Shimon Peres. (photo credit: MARK NEYMAN / …

The Nazis’ First Victims Were the Disabled

I sit facing the young German neurologist, across a small table in a theater in Hamburg, Germany. I’m here giving one-on-one talks called “The Unenhanced: What Has Happened to Those Deemed ‘Unfit’,” about my research on Aktion T4, the Nazi “euthanasia” program to exterminate the disabled.<p>“I’m …

Disability