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How 'Tomorrow' Is Costing Your Business (and 5 ways to get started now)

David Finkel | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
David Finkel

You've seen it happen so often it's become a tired cliché - the business owner who sees a better path forward only to procrastinate implementing the needed solution with the ready excuse, "Now is just not the right time."

A Simple Formula to Know Which Business You Should Start

David Finkel | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
David Finkel

Linda's choice for her business wasn't an accident. She applied a simple yet powerful formula that proved to exponentially increase the chances of her new business succeeding. Looking closely at this formula, see if you can spot how Linda applied it.

How This One Decision Can Allow You to Scale

David Finkel | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
David Finkel

Diana owned a successful contracting business along with her husband Mark. They had grown their company at a steady 4-5 percent clip over the prior d...

Tests (or Lack Thereof) Show New Players Needed to Fix Flint

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Detroit
Henry Henderson

The mess in Michigan has yet to be cleaned. Despite all the national attention and big talk from politicians who should share blame for the poisoning of Flint, very little has been done to improve the core problems with the city's water crisis.

We Helped Uncover the Health Crisis in Flint. Here's What We Learned

The Conversation US | Posted 02.29.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Our "open science" research collaboration with Flint residents revealed high levels of lead, Legionella and damage to potable water infrastructure due to a failure to implement corrosion control treatment. Our work, by any measure, succeeded. But at the same time, this experience has forced us to confront broader questions.

The Secret Ingredient to Making the Right Strategic Decision

David Finkel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
David Finkel

A short while ago, a business owner named John came to my business coaching company with a difficult dilemma. His new teleconference company had just ...

3 Tips for Flint Parents: Help Your Child Fight Lead Poisoning

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.15.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Every Adult in Flint should become knowledgeable about water contamination. Becoming an expert on these issues will help all parents protect their children in the future.

10 Things They Won't Tell You About The Flint Water Tragedy. But I Will

Michael Moore | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Moore

Suspend democracy. Cut taxes for the rich. Make the poor drink toxic river water. And everybody's happy. Except those who were poisoned in the process. All 102,000 of them. In the richest country in the world.

How Lead In Recycled Electronics Can Poison Workers' Families

The Huffington Post | Scilla Alecci | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology

In 2009, when Anthony Harrell accepted a job at an electronics scrap recycling facility in Cincinnati, he was happy to have found work that he liked a...

We Are All Responsible For Flint

Clark Power | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Clark Power

The tragedy in Flint is a symptom of America's growing inequality, which segregates and marginalizes entire communities.

Lots Of Cities Have The Same Lead Pipes That Poisoned Flint

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

Just how many lead pipes are there in Flint, Michigan, where the water has been undrinkable because of high lead levels? Nobody knows. "A lot of work ...

Two Brothers Drive From Chicago To Flint To Deliver Clean Water

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.26.2016 | Black Voices

In the midst of the disastrous, lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, two brothers from Chicago are on a mission to make sure the city's ...

GOPer Investigating Flint Crisis Also Defending State Against Flint Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last September, a Flint lawmaker asked Bill Schuette, Michigan's attorney general, to investigate whether government officials were to b...

Forensic Facts From the Fatal Franklin Expedition

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

The 1845 expedition led by Sir John Franklin to find the Northwest Passage was one of the biggest disasters in exploration history.

Why Pediatricians Are So Alarmed By The Lead In Flint's Water

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

In early 2014, residents in Flint, Michigan, started noticing something odd about their water. It looked different and had a foul odor. People reporte...

EPA Flakes on Flint

Henry Henderson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Detroit
Henry Henderson

Make no doubt about it: This is a public-health disaster that requires city, state and federal leadership and cooperation, including more transparency about how Flint's drinking water is tested and treated.

Poisoning People, the Future and the Public Interest in Flint, Michigan

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Henry Henderson

Lead is a devastating toxin. It ravages the brain. Robs children of IQ points and brain function. And deprives our society of vast potential. It has cast a huge, destructive shadow across human civilization.

Group That Claims To Represent Small Businesses Goes To Bat For Corporations In Lead Paint Case

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. A nationwide group of self-described small and indepen...

3 Ways to Fight Mass Criminalization

Jordan Melograna | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

This isn't rocket science. If you put people who are sick in jail instead of a hospital they don't get better; if someone bounces between a cell and the street for years, they'll never find a stable place to live.

7 Things Drill Sergeants Taught Me About Life

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Part of my training included learning how to speak Army, figuring out the rank structure, and understanding a vast alphabet of acronyms. It was all worth it because I learned so much from the soldiers with whom I worked. Here are just a few of the biggest lessons I learned...

Lynne Peeples

Many Small Planes Still Run On Toxic Lead Fuel, And That Risks The Health Of Millions | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

A children's playground shares a fence with the Santa Monica Airport. (Michael Brodsky) The regular racket of propeller planes flying in and out of...

Sulfur, Sulfur, Toil and Trouble

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The EPA, we are told, will unveil this week new regulations to remove sulfur from American gasoline blends. Rather than representing some radical move of aggressive government intervention, this action will only just bring the United States up to the existing standards of Europe, Japan and South Korea.

A Look at Environmental Justice in the United States Today

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a speech in 2011 that Martin Luther King Jr. "plant[ed] the seeds of the environmental justice movement" and that environmental justice is "a civil rights issue." In that spirit, let's look at some metrics on how equitable environmental risk is distributed in the U.S.

Watch: State of Conflict -- North Carolina

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

First it was Wisconsin. Now it's North Carolina that is redefining the term "battleground state." On one side: a right wing government enacting laws that are changing the face of the state. On the other: citizen protesters who are fighting back against what they fear is a radical takeover.

The Scariest Thing This Halloween May Be In Your Kids' Makeup

Amy Ziff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

Lead, regardless of the level, is found in makeup around the country. Even in makeup intended for kids. Halloween can be an opportunity for toxic mayhem OR it can be an opportunity to learn, educate and buy carefully.