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Coke Would Like The World To Buy The Idea That Soda Is Healthy

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained ...

Boys & Girls Club of America... or of Coca-Cola?

Laurie David | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie David

The Boys & Girls Club has a longstanding partnership with Coca-Cola. This was a great way for the company to establish brand loyalty at an early age, in an era when no one could have imagined what a scourge soda would become.

I'd Rather Not Have a Phone

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Elizabeth Barnett

I literally do not call people. The only time I do is when I HAVE to because it's the only way I can get in contact with someone. Even when you only have a phone number, you can usually find another mode of communication for a person just by searching the internet.

Out of Our Digital Daze: Aligning Top-Down and Bottom-Up Marketing

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The communications industry is at a disorienting crossroad, with two concurrent models competing for minds and resources.

Breaking Western Water Taboos

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

For public agencies, the drought has highlighted how unprepared the region is for growing pressures from population growth and from climate change, which has already been implicated in worsening the severity of the drought.

Got Science? Coca-Cola's Disclosures Reveal Large-Scale Effort to Influence the Science on Sugar

Seth Shulman | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science
Seth Shulman

To fully appreciate how misguided such sponsorship is, it is worth reviewing what real, solid scientific research shows about the relation between soft drink consumption and the epidemic of obesity and diabetes now affecting children in the United States.

What is Philanthropy?

Francis Levy | Posted 10.16.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Eleemosynary refers to the philanthropic impulse and it derives from the Latin word for alms. But what is the nature of philanthropy?

The Too Sweet Smell of Charity

Ann Reid | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Ann Reid

When is a charitable donation not a charitable donation? Well, I suppose all money comes with strings. But at what point do such strings -- or maybe even the appearance of strings -- nudge a donation out of the category of charity and into that of undue influence?

The Rise (And Fall?) of Big Soda

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Marion Nestle's new book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (And Winning), takes us on a fascinating, detailed and disturbing journey, tracing the rise of the world's soft drink behemoths, and the damage they have inflicted on the world's health and environment.

McDonald's, Coca-Cola Think Sepp Blatter Should Resign; Sepp Blatter Does Not

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lost the support of a key constituency: two massive corporate sponsors. On Friday, both McDonald's and Coca...

Coca-Cola Spends Millions On 'Health' Efforts

Associated Press | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living

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Corporate Image: The Critical Foundation of Your Brand

Ira Kalb | Posted 09.06.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Once you craft your corporate image, you need to protect it. The more successful you are, the more jealous competitors, angry customers, and those with an agenda will attack you. You have to be prepared with the following three sets of procedures.

Oops! Coke Apologizes After Getting Busted Spending Millions to Manipulate Science

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Dr. Harold Goldstein

Like a cat caught with the pet canary in its mouth, the world's largest beverage company has guilt written all over its face. With little feathers still floating all over the house, Coca-Cola wants us to believe it is filled with remorse for spending millions of dollars manipulating science.

Coca-Cola's Latest Environmental Victory Is More Complicated Than It Seems

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

Something as simple as water winds up becoming immensely complicated in the hands of a multinational corporation like Coca-Cola. On Tuesday, the comp...

Meatless Monday: Reclaiming the Kitchen

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.24.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Foods we once enjoyed without thinking suddenly aren't so delicious now that chain restaurants and movie theaters are complying with FDA mandates to post menu item calorie, fat, sodium and sugar content (I'm talking to you, Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks and Pizza Hut).

Industry-Funded Research: Conflict or Confluence?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The great public health imbroglio disclosed over recent weeks, in which widely, highly-regarded scientists were found to be running on Coca-Cola fundi...

Is It Ethical for Coke to Sponsor Conflicted Research on Weight Loss?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Given Coke's own standards, it is appropriate to ask: Are the company's actions that have prompted such sharp public criticism in line with its strong commitment to integrity? More specifically, are they consistent with Coke's imperative of "acting honestly"?

Coca-Cola's New Health Venture: Coke Is Right But So Wrong

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Gerwin

In its more than 100 years of operation, the company has not only adjusted its products to changing tastes and health concerns, it has grown into a global enterprise and thrived economically. Thus, there is hope that in its new venture, Coke will realize that it cannot be part of the solution if it is significantly contributing to the problem.

China's Post '90s Generation: New Minds, Old World

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Twenty years ago, China's engagement with the world had barely begun. The Internet was accessible to only the privileged few. Parents still espoused "protective" values reinforced by their experiences during the instability of two man-made disasters.

Coca-Cola Is Working Hard To Blame Obesity On Lack Of Exercise

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Coca-Cola is working hard to blame obesity on anything but a poor diet. According to The New York Times, the soda company donated heavily to...

The Sugar In A Soda Can Also Make This Giant Lollipop

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living

You've probably heard that there's a tad too much sugar in juices, soft drinks and even coconut water. But do you know what they look like once the w...

10 Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Coca-Cola

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.07.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Did you know that back in the day, soda's leading lady, Coca-Cola, was in fact produced, and marketed, as a health tonic? We took a trip down memory lane to discover just how America's sugary drink of choice came to be.

How to Be Persuasive in an ADD World

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Everyone wants to influence and persuade. Worthy causes want to attract donors and volunteers. Marketers want you to buy their products. Teachers must persuade students to put their time and attention into the subject.

Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol!

Jack Meyer | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Warhol, whose oeuvre featured iconic celebrity portraits, a variety of soup de jours and countless candid Polaroids, is considered a pop-cultural superstar. On August 6th let's celebrate the birthday of this legendary artist. Happy Birthday, Andy Warhol!

Here's What's Wrong With That Viral Soda Infographic | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 08/01/2015 07:04 PM EDT on LiveScience An infographic that breaks down what happens in your body after you drink one C...