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Politicians React To The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | June 30, 2014 | Politics
Numerous politicians reacted on Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that closely held corporations are not required by law to provide their employees with contraception coverage. See what some politicians...

This Coffee Shop Has No Employees Because It Runs Entirely On The Honor System

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | June 30, 2014 | Good News
If you're in Valley City, North Dakota, looking for coffee or Wi-Fi and you happen upon The Vault, you will immediately notice something unusual: There are no employees at the shop. That is because The Vault is a self-serve cafe, run entirely on the honor system,...

Derrick Price Ran Strip Club Out Of Barber Shop: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | June 30, 2014 | Weird News
Get your ears lowered and your pants raised. That may have been the business model of a strip bar that was allegedly run out of a barber shop in Orange County, Florida. Undercover agents working for the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation conducted a months-long investigation of Super Fades barber shop...

What 4 Innovators Wish They Could Tell Their Younger Selves (VIDEO)

Lisa Capretto | June 30, 2014 | OWN
With age -- and success, as it turns out -- comes wisdom. Having achieved great success in their respective industries, four of Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday" guests recently shared the sage advice they wish they had known when they were young. From the co-founder of Whole Foods to a...

7 Ways To Live Your Best Life

Inc. | Farah Mohamed | June 30, 2014 | World
What will people say about you at your funeral? It's a stellar question for spurring self-improvement because we all have things we could be doing better. You want your fleeting time on Earth to matter, right? Here's how to live a better life, one that others will remember.

The One Work Problem That Plagues Us All -- And Some Clever Ways To Fix It

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | June 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
I am a living, breathing victim of productivity traps. I'm scrolling through Tweetdeck, looking at really boring baby shower photos on Facebook and texting a group of people about what we'll do for dinner, all in place of writing about how to be more efficient and less distracted at work....

Nonprofit Cleans Homes For Women With Cancer So They Have 1 Less Thing To Worry About

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | June 27, 2014 | Good News
What started out as a simple, selfless idea to help women cancer patients, has grown into an incredible organization spanning all 50 states and Canada. After receiving a call from a woman with cancer who said that she was unable to afford the professional...

Restaurant That Banned Tips Gives All Gratuity To Charity And Pays Workers Competitive Wages

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | June 27, 2014 | Impact
A new restaurant in San Antonio has a policy that's challenging the status quo and raising some eyebrows in the process. Its servers don't take home their tips -- not a single penny of them. Oaks Crossing opened its doors last Friday and, with its unique methods of paying employees, became...

A Shocking 60 Percent Of Restaurants On 'Kitchen Nightmares' Are Closed

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | June 28, 2014 | Entertainment
In the restaurant business, it’s all about making dough. After 10 years, "Kitchen Nightmares" is finally coming to an end, but for many restaurants that appeared on the show, the real nightmare continues. According to Grub Street New York, more than 60 percent of the...

Gay Pride Parade Sponsorship On The Rise Among Corporations

AP | Curtis M. Wong | June 27, 2014 | Gay Voices
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In between muscular men in speedos gyrating to thumping dance music and drag queens decked out in formal gowns, Salt Lake City's gay pride parade also featured a few, more conventional participants: Some of America's most well-known companies. From Starbucks to eBay to Macy's, the...

Here's The Secret To Being In The Right Place At The Right Time

Edgy Conversations | Farah Mohamed | June 27, 2014 | World
There's something to be said for being in the right place at the right time. But for every right time, there are thousands of wrong times. Times where it feels like you're doing the wrong thing. Times where the data seems to show that your dream isn't worth it. That...

5 Ways to Create More Mental Space

| Nicole Edine | June 27, 2014 | Small Business
Today's hyperactive and attention-demanding world makes reflection no easy task. Nonetheless, we still must find a way to carve out "mental space" so we can think clearly, plan, reflect, dream. Peter Drucker expressed the value of reflection years ago even when the world was not so information-rich and time-poor. He...

Don't Worry, Parents, Teens Still Can't Buy Weed At Colorado Dispensaries

Matt Ferner | June 26, 2014 | Politics
Parents concerned about their teens buying marijuana illegally from one of Colorado's licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries can rest easy -- the pot shops aren't selling it to them. That's according to the Colorado Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division, which is charged with regulating the marijuana marketplace in the state....

Wine Bottle Lamps Are Finally Getting The Makeover You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | June 26, 2014 | HuffPost Home
As any quick Pinterest search of "wine bottle craft" or "wine bottle DIY" will reveal, it's basically become a crime to throw out those empty glass containers when all the vino is gone. Turn them into candleholders? Sure. Use them as pretty vases for your flowers? Why not. Transform them into impressively gorgeous artisan lamps? Um, we'll let Nutcreatives Studio tackle that one. The Barcelona-based company partnered with the eco-conscious glass studio Lucirmá and, using recycled bottles, has created a suspended lighting device known as the "LaFlor Lamp". As if the modern, copper lampshade wasn't enough of a compliment, the product comes in three distinguished colors (white, yellow and black-brown) that work in any space and "lasts for generations." Yes, they'll cost you a pretty penny, but we say the $275 is a much better investment than the frustration that's bound to come with attempting to recreate your own....

New York Officially Calls Hot Dogs And Burritos 'Sandwiches'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | June 26, 2014 | Business
In France, a sandwich is called "un sandwich." In Spain, it's "un sándwich." Things get weird in Portugal where it's called "sanduiche". Even in Greece, the word is "σάντουιτς." And it turns out that sounds a whole lot like "sandwich." But just...

This Coming-Out Will Make You Want To ... Redecorate?

Ron Dicker | June 26, 2014 | Gay Voices
"I'm different," the young man tell his parents in the ad above. "I don't like to do what other men like to do." Good thing that Mom and Dad are sitting down for this on a tasteful sofa, because sonny boy is about to come out on his preference for...

Ikea To Raise Minimum Wage For U.S. Workers With Tie To Living Wage Calculator

Dave Jamieson | June 26, 2014 | Business
WASHINGTON -- The Swedish furniture giant Ikea is raising the minimum wage in all of its U.S. stores, and it's doing so in a way that may raise the bar for American retailers. The famous seller of ready-to-assemble home goods will base the wage floor for each of its stores...

Michael Bloomberg: 'People Care About Services, Not Ideologies'

Farah Mohamed | June 25, 2014 | World
As a former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg knows what challenges cities have to face today and how to respond to them. He told Max Tholl what states should learn from cities and...

Stealing A Pen At Work Could Turn You On To Much Bigger Crimes

Emily Cohn | June 27, 2014 | Business
Steal a pen from your office and you could find yourself on a path toward becoming the next Bernie Madoff. That's the warning of a new study, called "The Slippery Slope: How Small Ethical Transgressions Pave The Way For Larger Future Transgressions," by David Welsh of the...

Grindr Survey Finds LGBT Job Discrimination Fears Are Still Prevalent, Despite More Out And Proud Users

Curtis M. Wong | June 25, 2014 | Gay Voices
Eighty-two percent of gay and bisexual men who use the popular social app Grindr are out and proud, but 18 percent of those users have yet to come out of the closet, according to a new survey. Released June 25, the Grindr survey also shed new light...
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