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Iowa Cosmetology School Makes Students Pay 'For The Privilege Of Working For The Company': Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | August 29, 2014 | College
The Iowa attorney general's office is suing a chain of cosmetology schools for allegedly defrauding students. The state of Iowa accused La' James International College of having an "extraordinary turnover of instructors resulting in 'instructorless' classrooms," and declared the college "an institution that treats them...

Deep Down, You Know Brunch Sucks. Let's Break It Down

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | August 29, 2014 | Business
Brunch is a beloved eating event treasured by the hungry and the hungover. For many, this portmanteau of two meals serves as a weekend social occasion to catch up with friends, get a little buzzed and soak up the previous night's bad decisions. But in truth, brunch in itself...

Anything Is Possible

Medium | Farah Mohamed | August 29, 2014 | World
You are capable of anything, amazing things, inspiring things, absolutely wondrous things. Life awaits for you. You are capable of anything, your highest hopes, your wildest dreams, Whatever you have ever dreamed is waiting there for you.

4 Signs You Need To Take A Mental Health Day

| Nicole Edine | August 28, 2014 | Small Business
Here's the good news about mental health and the workplace: It's starting to get more of the attention it deserves. Thanks to pioneering journalism and stigma-busting public discussion of mental health issues by members of the entrepreneurship community, the toll starting a business can take on your mental...

Children In Ferguson Receive Inspiring ABC Flashcards That Celebrate Black History

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | August 28, 2014 | Black Voices
As troubling images of African-Americans are perpetuated in media and as outrage surrounding the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, persists, one company is aiming to uplift young children of color with educational tools. California teachers Leilani Brooks and Stevi Meredith co-created

When You Have 99 Problems, Buy This Perfectly-Sized Case Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | August 27, 2014 | Weird News
"99 bottles of beer on the wall in the case, 99 bottles of beer..." Well -- cans, technically, but there are 99 of them to a case. Austin Beerworks, a brewery in Texas, is selling 99-packs of its "Peacemaker Anytime Ale." Really. The brewery sought to reassure incredulous buyers on Twitter earlier this week that the 99-packs are actual, real things that can be bought in Austin-area liquor stores. "Is it a joke? Yes," they wrote. "Is it real? Also yes." “I think we have become known, in Austin anyways, as a silly brewery that likes to have a good time,” co-founder Michael Graham told BrewBound. “We don’t take anything seriously other than the beer itself and this project reinforces that.” At just over seven feet long, the $99 cases weigh 82 pounds and are so ungainly that would-be buyers are encouraged to bring a friend to help carry the monstrosity -- and to drink it. WATCH a video on the case,...

Why We Should All Vacation At The Exact Same Time

The Week | Farah Mohamed | August 27, 2014 | World
It may be summertime, but the living isn't exactly easy. Vacations are increasingly being squeezed by our inability to disconnect and the pile of work we return to after the holiday ends. And our colleagues who stay behind aren't faring much better. Scrambling to cover for absent employees, they try...

These Three Sisters Have Nailed Down A Business That Brings In Millions

Danielle Page | August 27, 2014 | MarloThomas
"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to hang on to an old dream...

The Impossibility Of The Night Shift

Meredith Melnick | August 26, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Avital Andrews Maintaining a regular circadian rhythm is crucial for human health. But almost 15 percent of full-time salaried workers in the United States work the graveyard shift, making them susceptible to sleep-cycle issues that, according to a...

New Study Reveals The Best And Worst States For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | James Cave | August 26, 2014 | Women
The United States has a problem with gender equality. In the World Economic Forum’s list of the most gender-equal countries, the nation doesn't even crack the top 20; in fact, it's No. 23, behind Burundi, Lesotho, Nicaragua and the Philippines. But some states are better than others....

11 Scientific Studies That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Week | Farah Mohamed | August 26, 2014 | World
Reading a lot about the science of human behavior can make you cynical, sometimes deservedly so, but cynical nonetheless. On this blog I try to be accurate and useful and, as I have posted, research shows there is great power in optimism and hope. So I want to take a...

David Rivkin Hired As House GOP Lawyer For Obama Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | August 25, 2014 | Politics
House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-Mich.) announced on Monday her committee's hiring of David Rivkin from the law firm BakerHostetler to represent the U.S. House of Representatives in its lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The House passed a...

There's A Lot Going On Under The Hood Of Pennsauken Business

Courier-Post | Joe Van Brussel | August 25, 2014 | Small Business
John Perozzi Jr. graduated with a degree in microbiology from Wake Forest University. He smiles when he talks about being the owner and CEO of Beacon Auto Body in Pennsauken, the business his father started in 1948.

Edible Insect Farmers In Thailand Increase Profits, Meet Growing Demand

AP | Katherine Boehrer | August 28, 2014 | Green
THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania. The farm is in Youngstown, Ohio, and is now...

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | August 28, 2014 | Green
Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators. This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power without blocking out light...

You Heard Right: The Ice Bucket Challenge Is Now A Halloween Costume

Sarah Barness | August 22, 2014 | Comedy
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that's been taking the Internet by (very cold) storm has finally reached its climax. That's because now you can wear it for an entire night in October for just $39.99. Well, the ice bucket challenge is now a Halloween...

Nebraska GOP Rep. Worries 'Nice House' Comment Will Impact Re-Election Bid

Alex Lazar | August 25, 2014 | Politics
Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) expressed concern in an interview published Thursday about how insensitive comments he made during the 2013 government shutdown would affect his re-election bid. Terry was asked by the Omaha World-Herald's Joseph Morton in October whether he would keep accepting his...

Edible Chocolate LEGOs Exist, Childhood Dreams Can Now Be Stacked And Eaten

Kate Bratskeir | August 22, 2014 | Taste
Your childhood dream has been fulfilled.

Where The Five-Day Workweek Came From

Farah Mohamed | August 22, 2014 | World
“Seven days,” wrote Witold Rybczynski in the August 1991 issue of The Atlantic, “is not natural because no natural phenomenon occurs every seven days.” The year marks one revolution of the Earth around the sun. Months, supposedly, mark the time between full moons. The seven-day week, however, is completely man-made....

LGBT Customers Sound Off On Their Experiences With Anti-Gay Discrimination At Restaurants, Businesses

Curtis M. Wong | August 21, 2014 | Gay Voices
In 2012, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy sparked a media firestorm after arguing in defense of his fast food chain's support of "the biblical definition of the family unit." Since then, other businesses have made national headlines after taking public stances against same-sex marriage and other lesbian,...
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