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Is This a Luxury You Want to Buy?

Rob Britton | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

The three Gulf mega-airlines, Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways, leverage billions of dollars in government subsidies to provide high-end indulgences to their passengers - but for too long the human cost of these luxuries has been hidden from the flying public.

Risk in the Asset-less Economy

Dante Disparte | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

Uber and Airbnb's customers, non-employee employees and stakeholders rightfully have an expectation of the harmonization of the terms of trade irrespective of borders. Herein lies one of the greatest existential risks to the asset-less economy.

Clearing the Air on Open Skies

Roger Dow | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Roger Dow

Preserving Open Skies is critical to thousands of businesses all across America and millions of U.S. jobs that depend on international travel. These agreements exist to benefit the entire travel industry and the broader U.S. economy, not just three airlines.

The Rise of Cities in the 21st Century

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. However, as more and more of us now live in cities, cities are facing increasing pressures and challenges that need to be addressed.

Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and Win $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.

Basil Khalil's Ave Maria: Questioning the Rules

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Khalil's film doesn't deal with the Netanyahu and Hamas of the conflict, instead choosing the human side of the struggle. When a very small group of Palestinian Carmelite nuns and a family of Jewish settlers "collide" together through a car crash outside the convent, they then need each others' cooperation to get away from one another as soon as possible.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Master Your Athletic Frustration

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.18.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Every athlete, from juniors to Olympians and pros, has experienced the feeling of frustration when they're not able to do something, whether physically, technically, tactically, or competitively: you feel stuck, get tense, lose focus, and get discouraged.

Meet Two U.S. Workers Threatened by Gulf Airline Subsidies

Rob Britton | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Trish and Debra are but two of thousands of committed employees in the U.S. airline industry, who, despite weathering enormous challenge and change in the past decades, remain committed to delivering safe, reliable, fairly priced air travel.

Know Your Competition With Digital Intelligence Strategies

Brett Relander | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Brett Relander

When it comes to gaining an edge over the competition, businesses today need to leverage every advantage possible. Whether you want to admit it or not, regardless of the industry in which you are involved, your competitors are out there.

FAN FICTION: Facebook Tower

Rajat Paharia | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Rajat Paharia

Welcome to Facebook Tower, open since 2004 and currently home to 1.44 billion people from around the world. It's completely free to come live in Facebook Tower, and when you move in you get complimentary access to all of our amenities.

5 Of The Most Epic Food Porn Videos On Instagram

Spoon University | Posted 06.08.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

And the results are...

From 'Project Runway' to Archery Fame: Laura Bennett Shelton

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty
Brandi Megan Granett

I find the less time I have, the less time I waste. I don't believe in finding time. You have to make time for the things you want to do.

America's Competition Fetish Kills Creativity and Produces Human Sheep

Lynn Parramore | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

In the view of Margaret Heffernan, author of A Bigger Prize: Why Competition Isn't Everything, and How We Do Better, teaching competition from the earliest years produces adults who fail at creative thinking and generates a society where cheating is incentivized and people never learn to collaborate. In the following interview, she explains why this failure puts us all at risk.

5 Styles of Perfectionism: Which One Are You?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Practitioners and researchers talk about perfectionism in a number of different ways, and there are different types or styles of perfectionism. Here are five:

The Suspense Is Killing Us! Just Who Will Be Crowned Queen of the Desert?

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, I am thrilled to preview the SOLD-OUT 2nd annual Queen of the Desert So-Cal Lip Sync Competition benefiting Desert AIDS Project.

Sportsmanship: It Truly Is What It's All About

Ken Reed | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

I believe that no matter how long your sports career lasts, whether it ends after Little League, or after winning the Super Bowl, what you will most be remembered for is what kind of competitor you were, what kind of teammate you were, and whether or not you respected the game.

8 Tips All Sales Teams Need To Know

Scott MacFarland | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

How many times have you heard this phrase? "Sales is a numbers game." As sales professionals, your job isn't to throw everything on the wall to see what sticks. That's like making cold calls to companies or individuals who you know nothing about.

What Was So Great About A Gen X Childhood?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Daniel Cubias

I'm here to tell you that growing up the way we did was not a long-term favor or blessed accomplishment. Let me be clear that I don't blame my parents. No, my disdain for nostalgia has more to do with cold, hard facts and unpleasant anecdotes than personal issues.

We Are on the Same Team, Take Off Your Cape

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

I don't view motherhood as a tidy symbol of false humility. I'm not "saving" my daughter. I can't. She will need to know how, and I will need to teach her. I don't need to be anybody's hero. That is damaging and dangerous.

13 Things In Life That Are Just Not A Competition

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women

Some things in life, like triathlons and standardized tests, are competitions. Others just are not. In any group conversation, see how ...

15 Reason Competitive Sports Are Great For Kids (That Have Nothing to Do With Winning)

Anne Josephson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Anne Josephson

I don't think that competition is either good or bad. It just is. Rather it is how we think about it and cope with it makes it good or bad. How much we stress the importance of competition that gives it a larger space in our lives than it deserves.

5 (Absolutely Common) Thoughts Which May Distract a Female Freelance Writer Working In a Café

Eva Barros Campelli | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Eva Barros Campelli

I leave the house with the computer in my backpack and move to a café, thinking that after all -- despite the difficulties and fears and insecurities -- my life as a 20-something is not too bad. The problem is, things don't usually go the way we hope. And to work in a café, at least for me, means that I can never find the concentration I need to write good enough.

EU Antitrust Action Today Is Just the Beginning of Google's Troubles in Europe

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

The announcement today that the European Competition Commissioner has launched an official antitrust action against Google promises to be just the first step in a likely escalation of actions against Google and other big-data platforms increasingly dominating the online -- and, increasingly, the offline -- economic landscape.

There Is No Formula or Timetable for Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.07.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

So in the absence of a clear formula or a defined timetable, and in the face of all this uncertainty and unpredictability, what can you do to keep yourself committed to your goals? Here are a few ideas.