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Why Being 'Respectable' Is Overrated

Joe Seldner | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Respectability takes many forms. When you grow up a certain way, it's expected that you'll travel a certain path: serve on boards, go to cocktail parties, attend important conferences, maybe even give a TED talk if you really have made it (after all, what could possibly be more important?) I grew up on that path, but deviated from it, first because of circumstances, then by choice.

With All Eyes on Merion, Pinehurst Prepares to Make History

Daniel J. Jones | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Daniel J. Jones

Now that Adam Scott has been properly fitted for his Green Jacket, the eyes of the golfing world shift to Merion, site of this year's U.S. Open. Millions across the globe will watch on Father's Day as a new national champion is crowned. Except, that is, for the staff at Pinehurst. They're kind of busy.

Mrs. Lilly Pulitzer, May I wear Combat Boots with your Dresses?

Mara Menachem | Posted 06.16.2013 | Style
Mara Menachem

Growing up in Miami, you rarely feel different or exotic looking. Miami is filled with so many different cultural groups that most people tend to fall into one category or another.

Faltering Country Clubs Opening Their Doors To The Public

Washington Post | Eli Saslow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- Their standing dinner reservation at the country club is for 6:30 p.m., because at least that much never changes. Every Wednesday ni...

The Real Lesson for Madoff's Chosen People

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

44% of Americans say they have changed their religion at least once. A generation ago, we were born Jewish or Christian and we stayed that way whether we liked it or not.