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100+: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

100+: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

Cro-Magnon humans lived to an average age of 18 years old. Today, the average life expectancy is 80 years. And according to Sonia Arrison, living to 100 will eventually become the norm, not the exception. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

9/11 and its effect on the film industry

9/11 and its effect on the film industry

It’s been a full decade since the attacks on the World Trade Center, and there are several aspects of modern life which have arisen in direct response to the tragic event. Whether it’s signage on the train you take to work, or the enhanced security screenings you pass through at the airport when flying, the [...]

Education Summit: The Way Forward for Your Child’s Education and the LAUSD

Education Summit: The Way Forward for Your Child’s Education and the LAUSD

Tough times and tough questions face the Los Angeles Unified School District: slashed budgets have caused teacher and staff layoffs, increased class sizes, and cancellation of arts and career training courses; test scores are low and drop-out rates high; conflict over evaluations threatens the relationship between teachers and the district; and it’s a constant challenge [...]

Embarrassing relatives of the White House and your house

Embarrassing relatives of the White House and your house

When the black sheep of your family gets arrested for a DUI and says his one phone call will be to the White House, you know you've got a problem. Last week, in Farmingham, Massachusetts, police pulled over Onyango Obama after he was allegedly driving recklessly. It turns out that Obama is the half brother [...]

Is Marriage for White People?: should African American women marry more across color line?

Is Marriage for White People?: should African American women marry more across color line?

Should African American women marry more men who are not African American? In his controversial new book, Is Marriage for White People?, Stanford Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks says yes. Banks explains that the declining rate of marriage among blacks over the past 50 years largely boils down to a simple problem of supply and [...]

Department of Justice sues to block AT&T / T-Mobile merger: good for the consumer?

Department of Justice sues to block AT&T / T-Mobile merger: good for the consumer?

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit today to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA, claiming that the merger of the second and fourth largest wireless providers will reduce competition and innovation. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Are random roommates overrated?

Are random roommates overrated?

Who can forget that moment when you dropped your boxes at the door and shook hands with the person that – for good or ill – would be sharing a tiny square box with you for at least a semester? In many cases our college roommates opened our eyes to a viewpoint or perspective that [...]

The perils of overbooked kids and the parents who fund them

The perils of overbooked kids and the parents who fund them

Soccer, piano, art, karate, tutoring – the to-do list for our kids can go on and on. Many parents are convinced upping the extracurricular ante correlates with academic success, but does it? Some experts say no, it does not. And in this faltering economy, a downsizing of outside programs for their children might help parents [...]

“Law does not mandate work-life balance” to mothers claiming discrimination after maternity leave from Bloomberg L.P.

“Law does not mandate work-life balance” to mothers claiming discrimination after maternity leave from Bloomberg L.P.

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Shaping power outside Tahrir Square

Shaping power outside Tahrir Square

When Egyptians revolted in the streets of Cairo, it was clear what they did not want: authoritarian rule, a security state, a weak economy, and, most of all, a desperate lack of democratic representation. Now, whether and what Egyptians' role will be in their own governance is a huge question mark. As journalist Alia Malek [...]