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Large-Scale Food Festivals Can Be Successful and Remain Philanthropic

Jure Klepic | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Jure Klepic

In leveraging large-scale events, specifically for those with a taste for the "foodie experience" the market has shifted. Costs have skyrocketed making it imperative that these events are successful.

Afterthoughts From Iowa, and some Forethoughts

Terry Connelly | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Have you noticed that the Democrats don't have anyone running for president now who is the 25-54 demographic so popular with TV advertising executives...

The Silver Lining in America's 'Grey Tsunami': How an Aging Population Could Empower Women and the Economy

Daanish Hussain | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Daanish Hussain

According to the Census, more than one in five (twenty per cent) Americans will be over the age of 65 by 2030 - a 'Grey Tsunami' poised to shrink the ...

As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action

Toby Lanzer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Toby Lanzer

Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.

Unlocking Latino Civic Potential

Monica Lozano | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Monica Lozano

Republican candidates tend to ignore or actively incite fear of the growing Latino community. But Democrats also do a poor job of turning out Latinos in high numbers and, when in office, are unable to deliver on priority issues for the Latino community. Low voter turnout is a symptom of civic disengagement by Latinos in American society.

How Tiny Congregations Survive And Thrive Despite The Odds

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion

Hope, by nature, is defiant, counterintuitive and lodged in surprising places. So a new report detailing the spiritual, demographic and financial cha...

Thanksgiving and Social Security: Different Reasons for Welcoming Syrian Refugees

Nancy Altman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Today, we are faced with the same choice we have confronted in the past -- whether to give into fear and prejudice or align ourselves with our highest ideals.

The GOP Tried To Be More Inclusive After 2012. What Happened?

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics

Poor Reince Priebus. After Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama in 2012, Priebus, the head of the Republican National Committee, touted his shiny ...

Record Share Of Young Women Now Living With Relatives

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women

A record portion of young U.S. women are living with parents or other relatives, largely because of higher college attendance and delayed marriage, a...

Paul Ryan's Leadership

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

When Paul Ryan declared that along with his leadership, "I cannot and I will not give up my family time," he was also paving the way for the flexible work we are all demanding in our era of longevity.

Educating About Education

Elissa Stein | Posted 10.22.2015 | New York
Elissa Stein

Not all NYC families have computers and can check websites or receive emails. The high school and specialized high school handbooks given to students at the end of seventh grade are thorough but daunting.

Two Months After Netroots Nation, Should Bernie Sanders Be Thanking Black Lives Matter?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Sanders has shown since Netroots Nation that he understands that reality by addressing both areas where race and class intersect, as well as those where racial injustice inflicts harm irrespective of class.

Does Cannabis Need a Corporate Makeover?

Alex Thiersch | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Alex Thiersch

This is a time of real change in the legal cannabis industry. Just in the last year we've made many business inroads and technological innovations that have stoked already red-hot growth.

THIS Is Really When Old Age Begins

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

When does old age start? At age 68, according to one survey. But perceptions of the onset of old age vary widely according to the respondent's age.

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

The Silver Tsunami refers to the takeover of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older. For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce.

Are You a Data-Driven Entrepreneur?

John Bowen | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Most entrepreneurs will tell you that the decisions they have made "from their gut" have driven much of their success. But increasingly, that informal...

Millennials Are Pretty Terrible, According To A Poll Of Millennials

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

Most millennials don't actually think of themselves as millennials. A newly released Pew Research Center report finds that, while most Gen X- and...

2013 GOP: Need 'Welcoming, Inclusive Message' to Attract Hispanics. 2015 GOP: Trump Has Other Ideas

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Ian Reifowitz

The longer he continues to dominate the polls, the larger that number will grow. As Joshua Green put it, "The GOP is about the become the party of Trump." But will Trump's bile be so toxic that it stains the party's nominee no matter what?

Why Your CEO Needs to be Tweetin'

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Twitter's information is in real time, fast moving and can be customized to appeal to specific demographics. It makes me wonder why more C-Suite executives from the hospitality industry aren't using Twitter to reach a broader audience.

What History Reveals About the Climate-Population Link

John Seager | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
John Seager

While history may be a boring topic to some, I've always been fascinated by its ability to dictate the present. What we know, how we function, and where we live have all been shaped by historic moments--from an advancement in science, to the invention of a tool, or a pattern in human migration.

China's Population Policy Now a Problem, Not a Solution

East-West Center | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
East-West Center

For decades China has pursued policies intended to slow population growth by reducing childbearing. Slowly, attention is shifting to the dangers of super-low fertility, population decline, and rapid aging.

Progress -- for a New Wave of Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Demographics and the anticipated rise of a middle class in developing economies do not seem to unlock much growth potential in the short term. Hence, we should not look for more of the same, but for what could be truly new.

90 Is the New Dead

James Napoli | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

We live in a wondrous age of age-defying wonder. If you've made it to 30, hey, it's pretty much the new 20. Then comes that other big milestone, 40. Have no fear; it's the new 30.

EIU Releases 2050 Economic Forecast: China Dominates

Judah Freed | Posted 06.25.2015 | World
Judah Freed

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London today released its long-term macroeconomic forecasts with key trends from now to 2050.

Where Population Poses The Greatest Challenges

Robert Walker | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

Poverty is a pervasive concern in high fertility countries. The world has made progress in reducing severe poverty, but it's been exceedingly slow in countries where population growth rates remain high. While family planning can reduce demographic vulnerability, developing countries also require other forms of assistance.