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Commercialization

To Buy In or Not to Buy In

Susan Linn | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Susan Linn

It is increasingly difficult to shield children from commercialism, even for families making a concerted effort.

New Sports Exposé: Changes Needed in All Directions

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.27.2015 | Sports
Ralph Nader

How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, by Dr. Ken Reed, is basically a sports manifesto that looks at nine of the most important sports issues we face today and the red thread that weaves through them all: ego and greed, and the win-at-all-costs and profit-at-all-costs policies and mentalities whose vices have spawned throughout the world of sports.

Pondering the Deeper Meanings of This Holy Season

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Something is deeply awry in our nation with the world's biggest economy that lets its children be the poorest group and the younger they are the poorer they are during their years of greatest brain development. The Prince of Peace is mocked as we let a child be injured or killed by guns every thirty minutes.

The Founder Of Mother's Day Hated What The Holiday Became

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

The founder of Mother's Day wouldn't have wanted you to buy those flowers for mom. Or that card. Or those chocolates. In all likelihood, she would...

UNCF, Stanford University Produce Historic HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley

Mike Green | Posted 02.08.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

America has come to realize it cannot achieve its economic competitiveness goals when so much of its talented landscape is producing so little.

Mother's Day: A Manufactured Holiday

Jana Novak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Jana Novak

I have to point out that I think of and miss my mother every day. If there are days that are especially hard, it is not when Hallmark says I should feel bad, it's when I do: my birthday and her birthday.

Nanomedicine: Big Potential for Small Products

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

While more nanomedicine products are becoming available to consumers, big questions remain about their long-term impact on the environment and human health, experts say.

The Commercialization of Family

Ralph Nader | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Spreading "joy with toys" is a major part of what the holidays in America have become -- selling directly to children, without respect to limits, boundaries or even common decency. While completely shielding a child from rampant commercialization isn't easy, there are still ways to protect the essential blessings of childhood.

Did Texas Cancer Research Institute Meddle With Peer Review?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 12.26.2012 | Media
Paul Raeburn

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, created with $3 billion of state taxpayer money, is now facing charges that it meddled with peer review to award contracts to preferred candidates.

Great Universities Provide Dynamic Leadership in a Changing World

Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D.

Societal forces are changing the ways we look at higher education. The academic experience of a student starting college today will look very different than that of a student who started as recently as a decade ago.

From Students to Startups: Rebellion Photonics Founder and CEO Allison Lami Sawyer

Women 2.0 | Posted 05.21.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

Universities are a prime breeding ground for cutting edge technology, and, in the best cases, entrepreneurs can find ready and willing prototypes that have stood the test of research and benefit from thousands of dollars of grant funding already put to use.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Commerce... and Other Scholastic Satires

Josh Golin | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Josh Golin

If the trademark police are watching, let me be clear that the images you're about to see are parodies. Unfortunately, however, Scholastic's InSchool Marketing division is no joke.

Do Artists Need To Be Specialists?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

To achieve recognition, enabling viability in the marketplace, artists must become specialists. Unfortunately, what makes sense in the market defies a basic element of creativity.

Most Commercial Street in Beijing Turn off Visitors and Renters

Alice Xin Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alice Xin Liu

BEIJING - Sometimes a street is flourishing even when there doesn't seem to be a reason for it. Nanluogu Xiang stretches in an old neighborhood and ...

Why Funding University Innovation Matters

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

For our government to fund university researchers, but then fail to help them advance their ideas so they can attract private investment and grow real businesses, is penny-wise and job-foolish.