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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.

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 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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.