Megan Thiel

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Item of the Day: Polaroid Onestep Closeup Camera Kit

If you’re anything like me, you grew up obsessed with Polaroid cameras and the fact that you could take a picture and print it out RIGHT THEN AND …

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Business (Canada)

Florida Makes Spreading Word On Health Care Law A Challenge

At a community center named for Florida civil rights pioneer Carrie Meek, a few dozen members of Miami's National Church of God gathered over the weekend for a tea party — and to hear from a special guest, Monica Rodriguez of Enroll America.<p>The organization is working to spread the word about the …

Around The World, Gun Ownership And Firearms Deaths Go Together

A study on guns, violence and mental health, long scheduled to be published this week, finds that gun ownership is a bigger factor than mental illness when it comes to firearms deaths. But the data suggest that both play roles.<p>Earlier research has found that places with high rates of gun ownership …

Roman Catholic clergy are urged to start preaching in support of immigration reform at Sunday Mass.

Catholic Church getting more aggressive on immigration reform<p>Starting at Sunday Mass, clergy nationwide are urged to address immigration and to encourage congregants to contact their members of Congress.<p>September 07, 2013|By Cindy Carcamo<p>Roman Catholics from Los Angeles and Orange counties march …

Minneapolis mayor courts Chicago's gay couples to marry in his city

When it comes to economic development, it is not unusual for some chief executives of states to sneak across a border or two to try to poach some jobs. The usual pitch, however, involves tax breaks, available land and a well-trained workforce.<p>But Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is counting on love to …

New Mexico clerks lead the push to legalise same-sex marriage

Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins didn't mince words on whether he feels frustrated that other clerks in New Mexico haven't joined him in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.<p>"Let me put it this way, some people have balls, some people don't, alright? Some of them truly believe that they …

'Batwoman' Authors Quit After Superhero's Same-Sex Marriage Is Denied

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Batwoman may be a superhero, but her powers apparently don't extend to being able to marry someone …

Bill Clinton Steps Up To Dispel The Confusion Over Obamacare

With the launch of the major piece of the Affordable Care Act less than a month away, the Obama administration is escalating the public relations push with one of their most effective weapons – former President Bill Clinton, now known to many as explainer in chief.<p>Speaking from his presidential …

Why Cambodian garment workers are striking more this year than any in the past decade

From January through July of this year, Cambodia saw an average of two to three garment industry strikes a week, adding up to more strikes in those seven months than in entire years in the recent past.<p>Just today, some 4,000 workers marched on the capital to protest against SL Garment Processing, a …

Clothing

Bangladeshi union chief brings living wage campaign to London fashion week

A union leader representing millions of poverty stricken Bangladeshi garment workers is to use London fashion week to confront Britain's top fashion retailers and clothing brands and urge them to support fresh demands for all employees to be paid a living wage.<p>Nearly five months after 1,129 people …

South African gold miners strike over 'slave wages in white man's economy'

About 80,000 gold miners in South Africa walked out on strike on Tuesday night, raising fears of renewed violence in the crisis-hit industry and underlining the government's dwindling authority.<p>President Jacob Zuma admitted that he could only plead with companies and unions to find a peaceful …

Wendy Davis, Kamala Harris, Chris Taylor & More Tough Democratic Women

From Wendy Davis to Christine Quinn, Patricia Murphy reports on the rising guard of Democratic women.<p>They're fierce, they're fearless, and they're …

A Look Back at the Great John Hughes

In honor of cult '80s director John Hughes, we take you back to 1966 by way of 1986, with that classic scene from <i>Pretty in Pink</i> where Otis Redding's …

Romantic Movies That Men Should Watch

Casablanca<p>Exhibit A in why Humphrey Bogart has defined cool for generations of film fans. In <i>Casablanca</i>, he runs the world's greatest wartime …

Relationships

Five minutes with ... the chief executive of Community Health Partnerships

<b>Describe your role in one sentence:</b> I run Community Health Partnerships — a company that is owned by the Department of Health — that works to provide …

Barbecue recipes: 10 of the best for a hot summer day

1. Felicity Cloake's perfect barbecue ribs<p>Go for baby back ribs, says Cloake: "Not only does a whole rack look more impressive but – and, at the risk …

With Filibuster Deal, NLRB Could Soon Return To Full Force

For decades after the 1930s, the National Labor Relations Board served as the arbiter for squabbles between management and unions, or workers who wanted to join a union. In more recent years, though, the board itself has become a battleground.<p>Democratic appointees to the NLRB have grown …

How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle

In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse — especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin — prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.<p>Scientists agree there's little doubt that hate-filled racism is real, but a growing body of social …