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The McWhopper Could be the Start of Something Amazing

Greg Schwem | Posted 09.04.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Americans have grown so weary of partisan bickering, that we yearn for a day of peaceful accord, even if it means consuming a flame broiled Burger King patty smothered in McDonald's special sauce.

Stop Imitating, Start Creating

Lisa Murray | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Lisa Murray

If you really must copy something, don't institute the exact idea. Create something brilliant that is 3 − 5 steps beyond the original idea! Playing leapfrog is way more fun!

Happiness is Life's Participation Medal

Steve Zanella | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Steve Zanella

Here is my question: How do you really win at life? What makes you a winner? Is it the amount of money you make, how famous you become or if other people want to be like you? How do you define winning when it comes to living?

Accounting Shenanigans at the UAE's Etihad Airways

Rob Britton | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

U.S. airlines have learned to compete in a global marketplace. They ask no special favors; only that our government provide equal opportunity to compete, and act to control airlines that could not exist without enormous and ongoing state capitalism.

7 New Books to Read This Fall

Adam Grant | Posted 08.27.2015 | Books
Adam Grant

Here's a preview of the exciting new books on work and psychology. Instead of just spouting their opinions, these authors bring us real data.

Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

5 Reasons Utilities Are Hating on Their Solar-Producing Customers

John Farrell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
John Farrell

It seems crazy that electric companies would have anything against customers that spend their own money to reduce their energy use with clean, local solar power. But any number of utilities are slapping excessive fees and charges on customers with solar to slow or stop them. Here are five reasons why...

How I View Myself as a Mother as School Begins -- Pride or Self-Doubt?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

As school starts up again and parents' schedules get complicated mothers put on a cheerful face as they get their kids ready for the new year. There's lots of shopping and hair cuts, new back packs, colorful notebooks and even visiting the school to prepare your child.

The Best Way To Celebrate Turning 30

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

Instead of a narcissistic entry into this new decade, I am choosing one of reflection, gratitude and service. I can't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than by reflecting on blessings and confronting unearned privileges and finding ways to promote awareness and kindness in others.

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

Super Uber or Uber Stupor?

Frank Islam | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

Uber is transforming the nation's car service transportation for hire landscape. This transformation presents the opportunity to revisit and reform the social and regulatory policies that govern this industry.

Urgent Action: Gulf Carrier Subsidies Need to Be Addressed Now

Rob Britton | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Our government needs to heed this threat to the U.S. airline grid, to domestic economic objectives, and to good-paying U.S. jobs. As someone who worked in the U.S. airline business for 25 years, I know firsthand that American, Delta, and United can compete, but not on a playing field rigged by limitless resources

Why Being Cool Gives You Cellulite

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Miriam Ava

Seeing the world anew each day; basking in the ingenuity of nature; appreciating love & kindness; reveling in the vastness of wonder; showing & sha...

Fast-Moving Tech Markets Prove Vibrant Competition in India

Gary Shapiro | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Gary Shapiro

If Indian policymakers continue to invest in infrastructure and expanding access to the Internet, this growth could be further accelerated.

Parent Olympics

Samara Wolpe | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Samara Wolpe

It was a Tuesday afternoon. High school juniors huddled around a long dining room table, nervously scraping their cuticle-bitten fingers along the edges of manilla folders.

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.