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Are Low Oil Prices Here to Stay?

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

It's often said that you can't get economists to agree on anything. Well, oil economists certainly can't agree on future prices, with commentators suggesting anything from $20 to $200. Seldom has there been such a discrepancy in forecasting, though the median forecasts seem to be somewhere between $60 and $70.

Glamor, Glitz, Terrorism, and Scandal

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.23.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

This is the week of the White House Correspondents Dinner, which honors the president, the press corps, and thousands of hangers on.

What We Can Learn From Britt McHenry

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

How would you feel if you were in Britt McHenry's situation? Would you be mad? Feel helpless? Lash out like she did? Personally, I find her choice of words very distasteful and I can't defend her or them. But this episode is important. It puts us all on notice.

7 Risks That Are Making Climate Change Into One of the Biggest Security Threats of the 21st Century

Lukas Rüttinger | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Lukas Rüttinger

Climate change is advancing. Its effects can be felt already today and will increase significantly in the coming decades even if the global community sets ambitious targets for reducing emissions at the end-of-year climate change negotiations in Paris.

20 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing, Words Still Matter

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Much has been done since then to increase security and safety around federal buildings. Sadly, there has been no such progress in eliminating the types of anti-government sentiments that drove domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to target federal government employees on that fateful day.

Escalating Tensions Challenge U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman

As the U.S. resumes chairmanship of the Arctic Council for a two-year term starting on 24 April 2015, the ball is squarely in President Barack Obama's court to provide statesmanship needed for the Arctic as a zone of peace.

DOA: Can Your Business Survive These Top 5 Security Threats?

John Rampton | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Dealing with security issues in business can be scary. And just like dealing with zombies, giant meteors and any apocalyptic scenario, your business should be ready with mitigation and contingency plans.

Astrologically Speaking...

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


How to Protect Your Company's Data by Keeping Your Employees Informed

Jayson DeMers | Posted 04.03.2015 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

Company data security has been a major issue for years, but recent hacks are making it an even more serious concern among small- and medium-sized business owners alike.

Burying Our Heads in the Sandbox: Ignoring Security at Summer Camps

Joshua Gleis | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Joshua Gleis

Regrettably, too many camp administrators are passing off concerns of parents as overreactions, claiming that there is nothing that can really be done in such wide-open environments. Others recognize the threat but are misallocating their limited resources.

From Food Security to Regional Security: How Community Resilience Can Prevent Conflict in Africa

Darius Mans | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Darius Mans

All told, the project reached approximately 180,000 people across two regions of the country. With this rising tide, and with new knowledge and skills to keep growing, communities can start distancing themselves from severe poverty and scarcity.

Jews Always Have a Bag Packed: Coping with the Perpetual Nearness of Destruction

Andrew Tarsy | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Andrew Tarsy

Regardless of which faction's doomsday scenario or blueprint for safety predominates at any given time, the diverse constituencies who feel a sense of urgency about Israel's existence as a Jewish homeland ask not "do you have a bag packed?" but "where else would you go?"

Protecting Flash Drive Data Is a Priority, Not an Option

Michael L. Berman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

There are a few flash drive manufacturers that thought about that for us and have provided us with safer, more secure ways of transporting our files.

Adolescent Girls in Crisis

Melanne Verveer | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Melanne Verveer

Conflict razes more than homes and cities. In these settings, girls remain acutely vulnerable to physical and psychological abuse, rape, forced marriage, unwanted pregnancy and premature death.

Timothy Stenovec

Passwords Are Terrible -- And These Companies Want To Kill Them | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

The race to kill the dreaded password is on.

4 Ways the Drug War Harms National Security

James Carli | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
James Carli

Just think of where we could be as a nation if some of the people spending years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense could have, instead, studied sustainable architecture or climate change adaptation?

How Many of These Security Mistakes Are you Making?

Jeff Fox | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

A lot of what passes for common sense about this subject is just plain wrong -- and often risky. Here's a list of some mistaken beliefs that can get you ripped off or hacked, or your computer infected with something nasty.

Recreating Central Europe

John Feffer | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
John Feffer

In an interview in Warsaw in August 2013, Dariusz Kalan, a Central Europe expert with the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM), talked about Poland's attempt to represent the region in European bodies, why young people are leaning toward conservative movements, and how Central Europe views Russia.

You Be You or Someone Else Will Try -- Identity Theft Prevention Techniques

Mark Steber | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

According to top industry specialists, almost everyone's personal information has ALREADY been stolen in one form or another. And it is just a matter of time of when it will happen again.

Twitter CEO: 'We Suck At Dealing With Abuse'

The Verge | Posted 02.04.2015 | Technology

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility for his platform's chronic problems with harassment and abuse, telling employees that he is...

The African Union Gets a Backward Leader

Charlotte Florance | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Charlotte Florance

Robert Mugabe continues to destroy Zimbabwe, and now he's got a bigger sandbox to play in. The oldest and longest serving leader in Africa has taken the helm of the African Union (AU), as well as the leadership of the Southern African Development Community. He will pilot the AU for the next year.

The Mindset Shift That Transformed My Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For years I was unfulfilled in my relationships. I felt like I was giving more and trying more then what I was receiving in return. I was drained and tired.

The 3 Fears That Keep You From Shining Your Brightest (and How to Overcome Them), Part 3

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

We are on our final fear. In part one we discussed the fear of judgement. In part two, the fear of abandonment. Today, we examine the final fear. Th...

A New Dawn for India and Afghanistan

Graham Palmer | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Graham Palmer

Continued and improved assistance to Afghanistan must form a crucial part of Modi's efforts to lead India forward.

Will Obama's Latest Privacy and Identity Protection Initiatives Make a Difference? | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money

While many experts are calling the efforts somewhat worthy, others are pointing out that they're both just a rehash of legislation previously proposed and rejected, and many are little more than voluntary codes of conduct with few sharp teeth to back them up.