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Oil and Music: Conversations With Steve Forbert and Tift Merritt

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Steve Forbert discusses his apropos single "The Oil Song," originally released in 1979, and Grammy nominee Tift Merritt describes her songwriting process.

Fake Corporate Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now you have probably spent the day following the satirical tweets of BP's fake public relations stream, @BPGlpobalPR. With more than 20,000 follow...

The Highest-Paid Public Speakers (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ancient Romans considered their orators civic artists whose rhetoric could shape communities, affect the character of citizens, even save the republic...

J.K. Rowling Tops List Of 'Best Role Models' For Children

Telegraph UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When asked who they would most like their children to grow up to be like, 15 per cent of mothers chose Sir Richard while 11 opted for Mrs Rowling, acc...

Previewing The CW's Fly Girls at 35,000 Feet

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Gardner

Virgin America invited me to attend the in-flight premiere of Fly Girls, a docu-series that follows the lives of five flight attendants.

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Green (VIDEO)

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Richard Branson and Jack Hidary have started a "Carbon War Room" which is looking for market-driven solutions to climate change

Plane 'Flies' Underwater: Virgin Unveils Necker Nymph To Richard Branson's Luxury Fleet

Money.cnn.com | Blake Ellis, Staff Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Virgin unveiled the latest addition to Richard Branson's luxury fleet: an underwater plane that flies riders into the depths of the Caribbean Sea....

Richard Branson Helps Americans Escape Domestic Violence Abroad?

GlobalPost | Mildrade Cherfils | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Richard Branson, Yoko Ono and Doris Buffet are among the supporters of an organization that helps rescue Americans from domestic abuse they suffer whi...

Branson's Virgin Money Aims To Become Retail Bank

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Virgin Money, part of Richard Branson's Virgin empire, took big strides on Friday towards becoming a major retail bank able to compete within a sector...

Richard Branson, Concert-Goers On The Importance Of Volunteering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At the end of August, Virgin Mobile presented the FreeFest, a free music festival dedicated to encouraging young people to devote time to public servi...

Commercial Spaceflight for the Rest of Us -- Congratulations to Virgin Galactic

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites have rolled out SpaceShipTwo, a new commercial spaceship that will be flown by two pilots with seats for six paying passengers.

Richard Branson Opens Natirar Luxury Retreat In New Jersey

justluxe.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sir Richard Branson has just opened Natirar, the first outpost of his Virgin Limited Edition Collection of luxury retreats, in New Jersey consisting o...

Personal Spaceflight Industry - Reflections on the Five Year Anniversary of the Ansari X PRIZE

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

The most important legacy and meaning of the Ansari X PRIZE on its five year anniversary lies in the fact that the event kicked off a new industry.

The Jewel of the Antilles: Rebuild Port-au-Prince into the Green City of the Future

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Schrei

In Port-au-Prince, we have an opportunity as a global community to put in place all the environmental practices that we have preaching.

Winemakers Dinners Bring Charity To The Virgin Islands

Ajit George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ajit George

The British Virgin Islands. Sir Richard Branson, Francis Ford Coppola, top chefs and winemakers from around the world will donate their time and money to local charities by participating in the 2009 Virgin Islands Winemakers Dinners, which will benefit local charities, including benefit local charities, including the BVI Red Cross, St. Mary's School, Virgin Gorda and St. George's School.

Launching Commercial Space Flight: Part Four -- Anousheh Ansari and Her $10 Million Purse

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Diamandis

We had been looking for possibilities to go to space and perhaps find a way for others like us with to be able to do it as well. While some options existed, they lacked credibility.

Introducing 'The Adults,' a New Group of Truth-Tellers

Jack Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jack Healey

The U.S. needs an "adult" group. A group who does good "stuff" but with a different mandate. The first and only criterion to get into this special group is that you tell the truth all the time.

Fuel Uses Education and Inspiration to Make Impassioned Case for Green Energy

Josh Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Garrett

Fuel does not chastise Americans for using petroleum products, but instead shows that a post-oil nation is well within our grasp -- all we need to do is extend our hands.

Who Is Gary Go?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Gary Go is a rising UK star who has gained momentum by landing a spot touring with pop star Lady Gaga, having performed with just his iPhone at Wembley Stadium.

Virgin Galactic's Space Plane Unveiled To The Public (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** Todd Richmond, Associated Press Writer OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Hundreds of earthlings turned their faces to the sky Monda...

Richard Branson Plans Launch Of Virgin Internet Bank

The Observer | Richard Wachman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Richard Branson is to launch an internet bank in a move designed to exploit public disgust with Britain's big banks in the wake of the credit crunch....

Stephen Colbert Challenges Richard Branson To A Nude Model Chicken Fight (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last week, Arianna Huffington interviewed Richard Branson in a dialogue with Digg users. One of the questions was, "What historical figure would you m...

Richard Branson And A Naked Denni Parkinson

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

New pictures are online of Richard Branson cavorting around his private island Necker with a naked supermodel. Branson was posing for photographer St...

Arianna Talks Moon Travel And Naked Babes With Richard Branson For Digg Dialogg (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Recently Arianna sat down with Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson as part of the Digg Dialogg series, where Digg users are given the chance to s...

Build Your Own Spaceship

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Clothier

This book covers a truly amazing amount of material -- much of which was surprising and fresh even to one who has followed the adventures of human beings in space since the first Sputnik.