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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer combined.

1. Never look down on somebody who holds a job and rides the bus to the end of the line. These are the people who labor their whole lives but are never rewarded with tangible success. My father was one of those guys: never missed a day, never missed a beat and barely made a dime. But he taught my brother and me how to get a job done. Old Italians would grab their kids and say, “The more you have in there,” pointing to our heads, “the less you have to put on there,” pointing to our backs. My brother and I benefited from my father’s integrity, his stamina and his gratitude for having a job.

The sound of distant thunder heralded their approach. It wasn’t thunder, but the wingbeats of millions of passenger pigeons, at times as many as a hundred million.

Once a rising track star and top student, Jamal Tate suddenly found himself heading nowhere very fast.

The Obama administration is exercised about “inversion,” the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.

At last the National Felon League is getting serious about on and off the field violence.

Labor Day – that mocking reminder that this nation once honored workers – is upon us again, posing the nagging question of why the economy ceased to reward work. Was globalization the culprit? Technological change? Anyone seeking a more fundamental answer should pick up the September issue of the Harvard Business Review and check out William Lazonick’s seminal essay on U.S. corporations, “Profits Without Prosperity.”

This past Tuesday was Women’s Equality Day, an annual celebration of the women and men who advocated for universal suffrage and women’s rights. In America, that journey to suffrage was long and hard-fought by women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Their story of persevering against convention and social acceptance is inspiring – and sad. Neither woman lived long enough to see the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, though in their lifetime they did see women being admitted to co-ed colleges and joining the ranks of professional workers in growing numbers.

New menu item: “The Bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you-burger,” topped with a Chiquita banana.

“Did the Emmy Awards seem like a long show? I felt like Sophia Vergara’s dress. I could hardly stay up.”

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