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New Research Finds Correlation Between Trademark Registration and Economy

Drew Hendricks | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Drew Hendricks

Dr. Quinton Nottingham, statistician and Associate Professor in the Department of Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech, has established that a rise in trademark registration correlates to a rise in the stock market. The Dow, NASDAQ and the S&P all increase with increased corporate activity.

Christians Aren't Right Just Because The World Hates Them

Emily Timbol | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

It's time that Christians stop accepting this label of "hated" as a badge of pride, and start viewing it as a warning. It shouldn't be a chink in our armor against darkness. It should be a call to cause us to examine the weakness we have before we go into battle.

What Is the Best Beer in America?

Drew Hendricks | Posted 07.07.2013 | Taste
Drew Hendricks

Drink local and ignore the hype.

The Tragic Ironies of America: Our 21st Century Nightmare

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
J.J. Colagrande

Every semester I ask my first year college students: How many of you expect to earn more than $100,000 per year; every semester almost every student r...

My Prediction: A Nation at War; Return of the Draft

The Amazing Kreskin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Weird News
The Amazing Kreskin

I've given a lot of thought to what I'm going to talk to you about right now given the gravity of the most recent prediction I have been preparing to reveal. These are not logical things I'm going to say, but things that I feel very, very strongly about.

7th Annual Project Healing Waters Two-Fly Tournament Raises $220,000

Ed Felker | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports
Ed Felker

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing utilizes fly fishing and fly tying in the rehabilitation of disabled servicemen and women in Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers and Warrior Transition Units all across the country.

How GirlFoward Helped Me Stand Out and Speak Out

GirlForward | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgI was born in the beautiful city of Monrovia, Liberia. In my earliest memories as a child, the city was very peaceful. But then war broke out, and we eventually lost everything we had: peace, happiness, family members, communication, and our home.

Scientists Discover American Exceptionalism Gene

The Lapine | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
The Lapine

In a shocking discovery, an international team of biologists, led by the famous Dr. Gibbons, a renowned Dutch geneticist, have discovered a unique 'Am...

Syria and Chemical Weapons

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

Here we go again. Syria's apparent use of a small amount of chemical weapons against its own people has many Republicans and conservatives calling for President Barack Obama to intervene. Yeah, easy, right? Just like Iraq.

50 Beers for 50 States: Craft Breweries From Every State

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Just like there's state pride, there's also local brewery pride

Written in Blood: The Son by Philipp Meyer

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.25.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

The Son is a novel that is an epic in the truest sense of the word: massive in scope, replete with transformations in fortune and fate, and drenched in the blood of war.

Can Racism Be Defeated?

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

Despite the good intentions of those who wish to create a common identity, the recognition of a person's race is paramount in overcoming the growing racism.

Why Are Greek Children Going Hungry?

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Some of the Greeks I talk to on the phone tell me Greece now is reliving some of the harsh realities of WWII German occupation when hundreds of thousa...

'America Sucks!'

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Those were the words written on the subway wall. Disappointment. Frustration. Fearfulness. Sums up the "state of affairs" in America, huh?

To Be or Not to Be Pakistani

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

In an op-ed in the New York Times the day after the Boston bombings, Haider Javed Warraich expressed his fears about life as a Pakistani in America. H...

Texas Versus America

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

Anyone else would be embarrassed about the timing. But not Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Why should he be bothered by the awkward juxtaposition of his Texas ad campaign in Illinois launching just as a damning report on the state of his state is released by the Texas Legislative Study Group (TSG)?

The Return to America

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
Maria Rodale

I'd never been out of the country for three weeks before. I missed my kids like crazy and was happy to come home. But I'd be lying if I didn't tell y...

America's Most Charming Accents

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.14.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Lintner admits that she does judge folks by their accent when she travels, but in a good way. "I trust someone with an authentic accent," she says, "because they're probably natives -- and so they know the best hidden places to go."

America's Best Places To Eat Like A Local

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.14.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

With the combined forces of our staffers and contributors, we canvassed the 50 states, happily put our stomachs to work to yield a menu of America's must-try dishes from Maine to Honolulu.

Entitlement: The Harry Potter Syndrome

Marilyn Beker | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Marilyn Beker

We should stop taking our American privilege for granted. More of us need to travel to some of the places that time's forgotten. We need to take a good look at them and then at ourselves. And guess what? We might not have to go farther than our own hometowns to do that.

The Thought of Plato

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I hesitate to call Plato "divine" not because I have any doubts about his being a godlike Greek thinker, but because of the prejudice of our twenty-fi...

Cancer in America

Ijeoma E. Okoli | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Ijeoma E. Okoli

Why would people buy insurance and diligently pay their premiums if not for those same insurance companies to pay out if the catastrophe for which the premiums were paid actually do occur?

Denny's: Manhattan Grand Slam

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

That there were no Denny's in New York, even more than the absence of, say, Wal-Mart, was emblematic of our singularity. Now, there will be Denny's in Manhattan. Displaced Idahoans are dancing merrily. But how will we know when we're in America?

The New American English Language (A Conversation About Words)

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

The sounds which once were words communicate tonality solely as reflection of their once-inhabited relevance; i.e. "awesome" becomes an utterance of "okay." Words are stripped of specific meaning, now used as quick punctuation setting generic mood and tone.

Could the U.S. Be Facing a Brain Drain?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With only 21 percent of women in senior management in the U.S., is America at risk of a "brain drain?" The answer is probably "Yes," as corporate executives shop the world for talent to manage their fast-growing businesses.