Exact change by Lynda Waddington

Big ROI in living a grateful life

Did the Thanksgiving holiday help you to physically feel better? If not, you may have been doing it wrong.

Researchers have found that peopl ... »

Plans for potential pipeline problems should be public

Last week, Todd Stamm, vice president of the company that would operate the proposed Bakken oil pipeline, told Iowa Utilities Board members that th ... »

Learn to live despite risk, fear

Although only a handful of people know it, there was a time when I couldn't get behind the wheel of a car without having a panic attack.

It ... »

Missouri professor no longer deserves position

University of Missouri Assistant Professor of Communication Melissa Click must be fired.

If you've watched the video, then you are hereby exc ... »

Let’s remember, mourn all changed by Vietnam

No matter how personal or distant the connection, it's difficult to reconcile emotions surrounding the Vietnam War.

Several readers, many of ... »

Moving beyond projects to philosophy

Since returning from the National Rural Assembly I've been reaching out to small town leaders and advocates with a question: #x201c;Why does so lit ... »

An opening, but not yet a mandate

Progressives in Iowa City are excited, and rightfully so, but shouldn't be lulled into believing that electing a city council majority is the end g ... »

Minorities, especially, should cast a local ballot

There's no doubt that a mere handful of votes can change the outcome of a city election, but there is even more at stake for Iowa's underrepresente ... »

Political training added to Iowa Renewal Project

If a national movement coming to Des Moines is successful, Iowans may see many more conservative pastors and church leaders on their 2016 ballots. ... »

Can rural K-12 achieve the promise of NGSS?

IOWA CITY - Two days of meetings this week highlighted the latest national standards that will change K-12 education in Iowa.

The ... »

Regent ‘anger’ raises more questions

While standing by the selection of a new University of Iowa president, one member of the Board of Regents has expressed his concern that the proces ... »

Yes, Paul Ryan, let’s talk about parental leave

Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan says he'll consider running for Speaker of the U.S. House, but only if there are guarantees he can still have time f ... »

Smart to refocus on homeland

Attitudes shifted that day in 1995 when I stood before the miserable, exposed interior of the federal building in Oklahoma City.

This year ma ... »

Branstad’s political cronyism experiment failed

Let's be very clear: This isn't about J. Bruce Harreld. It also isn't about the University of Iowa.

Once, while describing a public relation ... »

Placemaking: Seeking our place to belong

Pause for a moment and consider your community or neighborhood. Do you thrive there? Are you attached to it? Do you belong?

Those are questi ... »