How Life Looks Through My ‘Whale Eyes’

A filmmaker devises a few experiments to help his family experience his disability — and show how a little imagination can make us all more empathetic.

#disabilities, #eyes-and-eyesight, #surgery-and-surgeons, #your-feed-opinionvideo

How Facebook’s News Feed Changed the Internet

Before the News Feed, we navigated the internet at our leisure. But on one fateful day in 2006, it started organizing itself around us.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #social-media, #your-feed-opinionvideo

There’s a Sexual Assault Crisis in the Military. Congress Can Stop It.

Service members are more likely to be sexually assaulted by a fellow soldier than shot by an enemy at war. The crisis persists because of an archaic set of rules that gives commanders control over whether perpetrators are prosecuted. In this video guest essay, a Republican senator, a former military prosecutor and a survivor call for sexual assault cases to be handled by independent, specialized prosecutors.

#senate, #sex-crimes, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-opinionvideo

As Covid Lockdowns End, Diet and Wellness Profiteers Move In

Don’t let the weight-loss industry shame you into thinking “back to normal” means a return to intermittent fasting and appetite suppressant lollipops.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #weight, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Quintin Jones Is About to Be Executed. He Shouldn’t Be.

Quintin Phillippe Jones is scheduled to be executed on May 19. Today I tell the story of our friendship in the hope that it will save his life.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #capital-punishment, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prisons-and-prisoners, #quintin-phillippe-jones, #texas, #your-feed-opinionvideo

When Covid Came, Cherokee Nation Was Prepared

It all starts with universal health care and a history of self-reliance.

#bureau-of-indian-affairs, #cherokee-indians, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mankiller-wilma, #oklahoma, #your-feed-opinionvideo

A Post-Covid World Is On the Horizon. But We’re Not There Yet.

You’ll be back on the dance floor soon enough, just hold on a little longer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Trump Attacked Our Government From the Inside. Should We Have Been Surprised?

The only president to be impeached twice had been giving us clues all along as to how he would govern.

#illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #the-snakes-book, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #your-feed-opinionvideo

We Don’t Need Another War on Terror

Prosecute the Capitol rioters. But new antiterrorism laws could end up targeting people of color.

#muslim-americans, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #united-states, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Capitol Riot Was an All-American Coup Attempt

Electoral violence is in our DNA.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #qanon, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Life of Angela Chaddlesone McCarthy, a Modern-Day Warrior for the Kiowa Tribe

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Life of Humberto Trujillo, the Postmaster of Phoenix

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hispanic-americans, #phoenix-ariz, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Life of Rosary Castro-Olega, a Retired Nurse Who Returned to the Frontlines

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, imperfect and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #filipino-americans, #los-angeles-calif, #nursing-and-nurses, #twins, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Life of Jerry Givens, a State Executioner Turned Death-Row Abolitionist

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

#capital-punishment, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #government-employees, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #virginia, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Life of Calvin Haworth, a Veteran Who Helped Raise His Granddaughters After Unspeakable Loss

“Cause of Life” celebrates the messy, tenacious, and extraordinary lives of five people we lost to Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #grandparents, #minnesota, #your-feed-opinionvideo

An Ode to the Before Times

Also, I think I’m losing my mind.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Alexi Pappas: Pro Sports Should Support Mental Health

“What if we athletes approached our mental health the same way we approached our physical health?”

#athletics-and-sports, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2016, #running, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Why Doesn’t the U.S. Give Flu Vaccines to Migrant Children?

Despite a readily available vaccine, it’s not being given to migrant children.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #influenza, #mexico, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-opinionvideo

How America Helped Defeat the Coronavirus*

Just not in the U.S.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-opinionvideo

What Do We Do About Q?

The conspiracy theories seem ridiculous, but the consequences are real.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #conspiracy-theories, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #qanon, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #your-feed-opinionvideo

How Trump Could Win Again, Even if He Loses

Two words: Electoral College.

#electoral-college, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wegman-jesse, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Weird Al Presents: ‘America Is Doomed, the Musical’

Weird Al Yankovic’s take on the weird debate.

#debates-political, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Plans Are Dumb: The Republican Platform for 2020

A (faux) campaign ad for the G.O.P.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #your-feed-opinionvideo

What It’s Like To Be a Teenager in Putin’s Russia

Russian teenagers are not fans of Putin — and now they’re almost old enough to vote.

#navalny-aleksei-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-opinionvideo

‘The Wounds Are Still Fresh’

These front-line medical workers are struggling with what comes next.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #montefiore-medical-center, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Trauma of Caring for Coronavirus Patients

“How do we as doctors and nurses decide we did a good job?”

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #hospitals, #montefiore-medical-center, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Covid Update: Don’t Rush the Vaccine

We’re developing a coronavirus vaccine with historic speed, but we can’t skip steps.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-opinionvideo

He Predicted Trump’s Win in 2016. Now He’s Ready to Call 2020.

Most historians just study the past. But Allan Lichtman has successfully predicted the future.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #books-and-literature, #lichtman-allan-j, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-elections-us, #the-keys-to-the-white-house-a-surefire-guide-to-predicting-the-next-president-book, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-opinionvideo

For Latinos in Hollywood, Finding Success Means Blending In

I’m a Latino trying to make it in Hollywood. Step 1: Lose the curls.

#actors-and-actresses, #dominican-americans, #hispanic-americans, #hollywood-calif, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #movies, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Why Some Black Americans Are Arming Themselves

Some Black Americans never considered buying a gun. Until now.

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #firearms, #gun-control, #king-martin-luther-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #tubman-harriet, #your-feed-opinionvideo

What The N.B.A. Can Teach Us About Fixing Income Inequality

While nobody was looking, the N.B.A. figured out how to fight inequality.

#basketball, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #income-inequality, #national-basketball-assn, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy, #united-states-economy, #your-feed-opinionvideo

In Texas, 6 Critically Ill Covid-19 Patients Would Overwhelm This Hospital

A rural hospital in Texas braces for an outbreak while trying to stave off financial ruin.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #doctors, #hospitals, #rural-areas, #sweetwater-tex, #texas, #your-feed-opinionvideo

‘Though the Virus Hadn’t Yet Reached Us, It Was Already Our Enemy’

With cases in Texas on the rise, a rural hospital braces for an outbreak while trying to stave off financial ruin.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #rural-areas, #your-feed-opinionvideo

The Great Pandemic Parenting Experiment

Three families. Many, many, lessons learned while parenting in place.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Tyson Foods Worker Urges Company To Slow Down So They Can Social Distance

Poultry plants continue to run processing lines at a breakneck speed, making it impossible for workers to social distance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #factories-and-manufacturing, #factory-farming, #poultry, #trump-donald-j, #tyson-foods-inc, #tyson-john-h, #virginia, #your-feed-opinionvideo

My Son Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing Was a Hate Crime

Georgia is one of only four states without a bias crime law. This must change.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #discrimination, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #your-feed-opinionvideo

How Was My Son Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Not a Hate Crime?

Georgia is one of four remaining states without a hate crime law. This must change.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #your-feed-opinionvideo

One Hospital. One Virus. The Fear Won’t End for These Doctors.

‘If this is spared, I don’t want to know what not spared looks or feels like.’

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #philadelphia-pa, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Why I Reopened My Restaurant in Georgia Despite the Pandemic

“Was I scared of getting the virus? No. I was scared of losing my business.”

#coronavirus-reopenings, #georgia, #restaurants, #small-business, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Amazon Warehouse Workers Deserve Continued Hazard Pay

Thanks for the flattering commercials, but we’re about to lose our hazard pay.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Home Health Care Workers Deserve Hazard Pay During the Pandemic

I love my job, but I can’t even afford medical insurance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Does It Matter What I Look Like When No One’s Watching?

I gathered over three million followers as a beauty guru. In quarantine, I’m wondering if I’ve been wearing makeup all wrong.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #quarantines, #skin, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-opinionvideo

How Dr. Amy Acton Helped Save Ohioans from Coronavirus

A look at the style of Dr. Amy Acton, who has earned praise for her daily briefings on the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #ohio, #public-speaking, #quarantines, #your-feed-opinionvideo

A May Day Victory for Workers, but at a Heavy Cost

Some Domino’s employees got Covid-19 protections. It took an outbreak and a strike.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dominos-pizza-inc, #may-day, #your-feed-opinionvideo

What My Spacewalk Taught Me About Isolation

Feel as if you’re drifting in space? I know what that’s like.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-space-station, #quarantines, #space-and-astronomy, #your-feed-opinionvideo

We’re All Grieving. This Is How We Get Through It.

As the coronavirus robs us of the life we cherish, a renowned therapist has some advice.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #perel-esther-1958, #quarantines, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Beware of Politicians Who Declare “War” on the Coronavirus

Leaders are turning to battlefield metaphors. But it’s your civil liberties that are under attack.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #propaganda, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Who Gets a Ventilator?

We don’t want doctors playing God. Here’s how we avoid that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-opinionvideo

It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg is a good guy. But the company I helped him build is a threat to our economy and democracy.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #facebook-inc, #social-media, #your-feed-opinionvideo, #zuckerberg-mark-e

To the Next ‘BBQ Becky’: Don’t Call 911. Call 1-844-WYT-FEAR.

A new emergency hotline for when it’s not an emergency, just harassment.

#blacks, #nine-one-one-911-emergency-phone-number, #police, #racial-profiling, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-opinionvideo