Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday's Daily Brief

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Arianna Huffington and Chris Anderson: On behalf of The Huffington Post and TED, we are delighted to invite you on a year-end journey of ideas that can help shape the world in 2012. Starting today, we will be counting down 18 of 2011's most impactful TEDTalks -- and combining them with new blog posts written by the people who delivered them. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design, but the content has become much broader than that. The talks you'll be seeing touch on science, business, global issues, education, and much more. Picking the 18 wasn't easy. For the TED team, it was like being asked to name their favorite child. And this year, they had over 300 kids to pick from. But they finally managed to come up with their selections. Watch them, comment on them, and pass them along. An idea is one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away.
McCaskill: Spend Money On U.S. Infrastructure, Not Troubled Afghanistan Programs
Cain Hints At His Next Move
High Arsenic Levels In Fruit Juices, New Study Says
Kentucky Church Bans Interracial Couples
1,000 Places To See Before You Die: Your Most Desired Vacation Destination
Elton John: Stopping the AIDS Epidemic in Its Tracks
It's a time to reflect on the fact that we all have a role to play in ending the AIDS epidemic. And one of the most important ways we can stop AIDS in its tracks is simply by fighting stigma and homophobia.
Jim Wallis: Evangelical Consistency and the 2012 Elections
Too many of congregants' political priorities are determined by a party or ideology -- not the Word of God. Their identities are shaped by marketing and media campaigns that manufacture a view of the world in order to maximize their own power and profit.
Bernard-Henri Lévy: Israel-Palestine: What If Peace Were Actually at Hand ?
We must try everything. Put everything out there. For at the crossroads of these three paths, faithful to the spirit of Geneva, we have a rendezvous with peace.
Michelangelo Signorile: Every Day Is World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day has always been bittersweet for me. On the one hand, it's a day when much of the media focuses on a global pandemic that desperately needs attention. On the other hand, it's become the only day that happens.
Lisa Belkin: Working Moms Multitask More, And Enjoy It Less
Maybe that's what makes women cranky -- the realization that we are not nearly as efficient as men think they are. Or maybe it is because, as the Sociology Association study found, women do more of this serially-multiple-tasking, and while some feels productive, some more feels overwhelming.

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