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Starry Eyed: A Gaze into the Travel Industry's Rating System(s)

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

The big lesson learned from all those travel books you bought and Web sites you researched for the most radiant star rating? It was all a big waste of time because there is absolutely no authority anywhere delineating the star rating. The stars mean bupkis.

Put the Arts on Suicide Watch...

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.15.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A few years back, I lost two people to suicide. While I realize my senses are heightened, I've seen first hand how debilitating the mere mention of suicide in various programming can be for family members.

Eco-Schmeco: A More Sane Way to Rate Eco-Resorts

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Almost any resort that uses recycled toilet paper and serves shade grown, organic, fair trade coffee can call itself an eco-resort. Why is there no reasonable rating system for them?