Even as New York gets back on its feet after the storm, tens of thousands of runners have begun descending on the city to take part in the world’s largest marathon on Sunday. Many runners say the event's economic boost — and spirit of celebration — is just what the city needs. But not everyone agrees. Alicia Feghhi is member of the Clifton Road Runners. Though she lost power in her home, she was initially still planning to run the marathon -- her first. Now she says, the race should be canceled. Mary Elizabeth Williams, staff writer for Salon is running the marathon this weekend -- also for the first time. A cancer survivor, she's trained with and raised money for other cancer patients and their families. She's saddened by the backlash against the race.
The latest major political misstep goes to Todd Akin, Republican Representative from Missouri, who in an interview on Sunday said, "if it's legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." People quickly came out against Akin for his comments, questioning exactly what he meant by "legitimate rape."
Is it possible to balance impending motherhood with the responsibility of running a large company like Yahoo? Marissa Mayer has been criticized recently for trying.