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Hey Parents: Your Kids Want (and Need) One More Gift

Jim Higley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Jim Higley

I've had the good fortune of giving each of my children, through the course of their lives, many of those "big" things: A nice home, schools, vacations, clothing. Years ago, I thought those were the important things. But life's handed me a few lessons.

A Chief Marketing Officer for Your Small Business?

Melody Stevens | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Melody Stevens

Do you already have someone like this in your company? Or, does this sound more like a dream? What if all these tasks were off your plate?

Burdock: Curse the Burrs, Love the Roots

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 02.17.2013 | Taste
Darrin Nordahl

"What's for dinner?" my dad asks, as he walks in the door. I point to my prized find on the kitchen counter: a half-dozen brown, hairy roots from Berkeley's venerated Monterey Market.

Plant That Inspired Velcro Now Appearing in NYC Parks

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

A plant quietly grows in our city that incited a revolution in how we fasten things together. In this video, I show you what it looks like and share this story of nature-inspired design involving Swiss engineer George de Mestral, some seeds, and an idea that just wouldn't let go.

A Day In The Life Of A Theme Park Character

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.

Is Michael Graves the James Dyson of Healthcare?

Rosina Samadani | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Rosina Samadani

Michael Graves has noticed the deficit in understanding in the design of hospital rooms -- including layout, bathrooms, and even décor, and the tremendous need in assistive devices for patients.

What Part of "It's Never Off the Record" Don't You Get?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

The digital age and the internet has further limited what a public figure should and should not say. But that does not change the first commandment of all public dialogue: you are never off the record!