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Disturbing Demographics in China

Roger D Barris | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Roger D Barris

There have recently been some interesting articles about Chinese demographic trends.

Roque Planas

Bill Clinton Calls For 'Radical Inclusion' In A Multiethnic America

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 05.12.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Former President Bill Clinton urged America this week to embrace its multiethnic and multicultural future. During a paid speech on Tue...

Decoding the New Face of America: An Interview With dlR USA CEO Carlos de León

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

To help businesses understand and adapt to the new, emerging multicultural reality, Carlos de León, CEO of dlR USA, recently shared with me his insights on this interesting yet controversial topic.

Video Games' Place in American Culture

Rich Taylor | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Rich Taylor

Video games are one of the largest entertainment industries in America. The question is not who plays, but what games, on what device and with whom. In fact, nearly half of the U.S. population -- 155 million people -- play video games.

Why Aren't Spas on TripAdvisor?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Linda Harding-Bond

If TripAdvisor had a spa category, it would allow the public to zoom in on which spas provide the type of service they need. Specialists could be identified for resolving targeted beauty issues for fast growing market segments including ethnic women and men.

Going Back to Indiana: With Two Cheers for Its Gun-Toting Gals!

Peter Schwartz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

If only this beautiful vision were true. Social research survey data from mainstream polling organizations tells us, over and over again, that women represent approximately 10 percent of the nation's gun-owning population.

Six Thoughts on Guns and Freedom

Peter Schwartz | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

With the NRA now publicizing its 2015 annual meeting in Nashville, it seems like a good time to revisit last year's frenzied, speaking-in-tongues tent revival, along with some of the ideas on the relationship between guns and freedom prompted by NRA nuttiness.

I Am Not Just a Statistic; I Am a Nielsen Family.

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.07.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

You've probably noticed a surge in ratings for Saved By The Bell: The College Years. This is because I am a Nielsen household. Yes, it's true.

Here's How Illinois Demographics Have Changed Over 50 years

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.10.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Much of the growth and demographic shifts in the United States over the last five and a half decades have been echoed on a smaller scale in Illinois. But there is one important exception: Illinois' population is growing at a slower rate than the country as a whole.

Japan's Real National Security Challenge -- and What It Means For America

Aki Peritz | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
Aki Peritz

Tokyo's greatest national security challenge isn't actually Beijing or Pyongyang. Rather, it's the rapidly aging population that seriously undermines Japan's long-term ability to adequately protect itself.

Increasing Latino Vote Spells Trouble for Republican Candidates in 2016

Randy Borntrager | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Randy Borntrager

There are few bright spots for Democrats in last week's elections, but the potential power of the Latino vote, given the proper resources and respect, remains a critical ingredient in future victories.

Is Bipartisanship Possible?

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Voters in many communities continue to be subjected to wave after wave of negative political ads. The obvious solution is to take big money out of politics, but another tactic would be to promote bipartisanship, to somehow dispel the rancor between Democrats and Republicans. Is bipartisanship possible? Or is the U.S. too polarized?

Traits of a Millennial

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.30.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While Millennials are low on the totem pole for now, we are more connected and better educated than any generation in the history of this country. Here are a few traits I find in myself as well as the millions of other Millennials across this nation that distinguish us from the pack.

Being Obese Almost As Costly As Not Going To College

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

Being overweight has heavy financial implications. Obese 18-year-old men will earn 18 percent less over their a lifetime than those of a normal wei...

Republicans, Try Progression -- Not Suppression

Courtney McKinney | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

To remain relevant, Republicans must reach people in America now, not the people who lived here in the past. The current brand of conservatism may have worked for people historically (or not), but that was then, we need to progress to now.

The Next Great Generation: Gen Z

Sherry Chris | Posted 11.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sherry Chris

Home is a place of safety, togetherness and stability for people, and teens are no exception. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate surveyed Gen Z teens at a time when home is the center of their lives and a refuge from the pressures of being a teenager in today's world.

Bruce Levenson and His Fellow Oppressors

Kim Kane | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Kim Kane

Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson has announced he will sell the team after self-reporting a racially charged email sent in 2012.

For Japan, Policy So Far Is Too Little Too Late

Milton Ezrati | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

By 2030, Japan will have less than two people of working age for each retiree. If left unaddressed, such a lopsided mix of producers and consumers will bankrupt Japan's pension system and assure a stunted pace of growth.

The Demographic Threat to the Market

Milton Ezrati | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Milton Ezrati

Low birth rates over the last few decades will slow the flow of young people into the workforce just as the retirement of the baby boom and increasing longevity will enlarge the proportion of dependent retirees.

Growing Older -- Better than the Alternative!

Terry Savage | Posted 09.26.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

If you're growing older, you're not alone. Some sobering statistics from the U.S department of Health and Human Services highlight the explosive growth of the elderly population in America.

We Are Not White

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

Politically speaking, the high level of social acceptance and privilege that comes with being Asian-American is ultimately dangerous because it sets up a false notion of who we really are. For starters, we are not white.

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

Broadcasting Without Borders: American (Indian) Pie

Yvonne Russo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media
Yvonne Russo

Having worked as a film/television producer for 17 years, I'm fascinated, almost feverishly obsessed with the radical changes in the entertainment industry. Confabs like these are to me what Vidcon is to YouTubers.

Immigration Reform for the Long Run

Milton Ezrati | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

The chaos on the border screams the nation's urgent need for immigration reform. Hopefully, Washington will act, for humanitarian as well as security reasons, and perhaps also to satisfy the country's understandable yearning for coherent law.

Future of Soccer in the US

Stephen Palacios | Posted 09.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

My 15-year-old son called last night from Costa Rica where he is spending two weeks. Lucky for him, his visit coincided with Costa Rica beating Greece in the World Cup. He described how everyone was glued to the set, shaking, crying and ultimately exploding in joy.