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Jay Michaelson

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Why Burning Man Didn't Suck This Year... and What We Can Learn From It

Jay Michaelson | November 12, 2012 | San Francisco
Burning Man didn't suck. It didn't seem that different from past years. It had all the magic, community, sacredness, emotional center and impossible-to-describe otherworldliness that we Burners struggle to convey to outsiders.
Zach Dean

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Fall Aboard! Riding the Lagunitas Skunk-Beer-Train (PHOTOS)

Zach Dean | November 12, 2012 | San Francisco
Never heard of the Skunk-Beer-Train?! Picture a roofless train packed full of adults drinking beer. Do you get it now? Here's how it happened...
Gurbaksh Chahal

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Job Creation and Hiring in Silicon Valley, From the Perspective of a Serial Entrepreneur

Gurbaksh Chahal | March 21, 2014 | Small Business
Job creation is, in the long run, dependent on the employees a company hires from the get-go. It takes proactive and hardworking employees to grow departments and revenue. This remains especially true in startups.
Chris Williams

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Voting Matters

Chris Williams | November 12, 2012 | Politics
The importance of voting is paramount in this 2012 election cycle, because if Americans choose not to fight these vicious voter-ID laws or stay at home once again, the future of the United States will be bleak, and history that we want no part of will be made.
Dr. Jim Taylor

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Children's Immersion in Technology Is Shocking

Dr. Jim Taylor | November 12, 2012 | Technology
Our default is connectivity, so being connected has become the norm and our comfort zone. Any break from that norm takes us out of that comfort zone and can create real feelings of loss and anxiety.
Arturo S. Rodríguez

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If Animals Have Heat Safety Protections, Why Shouldn't Farm Workers?

Arturo S. Rodríguez | November 12, 2012 | Politics
In most of the cases where a farm worker has died, the employer was found to have repeatedly deprived farm workers from adequate water and shade in violation of state regulations. It is obvious that these bad employers prey on the state's inability to enforce the law.
Marcus Samuelsson

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Eat Globally, Eat Better!

Marcus Samuelsson | November 12, 2012 | Taste
Here are 10 of my favorite recipes that highlight dishes that are so full of flavor you don't have to eat a lot.
Michael Brown

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Ending the Dropout Crisis: The Next Moon Shot

Michael Brown | November 12, 2012 | Education
Just 12 percent of America's high schools produce half of the nation's dropouts. For an education moon shot, improving the nation's chronically underperforming schools is where the Eagle has to land. And like the moon landing, it will take new technologies to solve the dropout crisis.
Jesse Kornbluth

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Passionate Doctors, Soulless Bureaucrats and Colorful Patients Make God's Hotel Unforgettable

Jesse Kornbluth | November 12, 2012 | Books
It almost always annoys me when someone who isn't a professional writer produces a great book, but Victoria Sweet has written the best non-fiction book I've read this year and all I wanted to do when I finished reading it was to meet her and congratulate her and ask her a lot of questions. So I did.