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Colorado Health Officials Walk Back Proposed Weed-Edibles Ban, Hours After It Goes Public

Matt Ferner | October 20, 2014 | Politics
Colorado health officials on Monday backtracked on their call to ban almost all recreational marijuana edibles in the state, just hours after their recommendation for such a prohibition surfaced publicly. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment backed away from its recommendation for a ban after outraged...

Introducing The 'Pre-cation,' Paid Time Off Before Your First Day At A New Job

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | October 20, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
About 40 percent of American workers plan to let their paid vacation days go to waste this year, thanks to fears about what will happen if they get away from the office for too long. You've got to be creative to make Americans take time off,...

Colorado Health Officials Want To Ban Almost All Recreational Marijuana Edibles

Matt Ferner | October 20, 2014 | Politics
Health officials in Colorado are calling for what is nearly a full ban on retail marijuana edibles in the state, just 10 months after the first recreational sales of marijuana began. The Associated Press' Kristen Wyatt first reported Monday on the Colorado Department of Health and Environment's request...

Nestdrop App Delivers Marijuana Right To Your Door

Coed.com | David Moye | October 20, 2014 | Weird News
A new app for iOS and Android phones, is the first app designed for medical marijuana users that allows them to order and have their medication delivered right to their doorstep. The app, called "Nestdrop," launched today in Los Angeles where medical marijuana is legal and plans are underway to...

The Future Of Umbrellas Is A Stick That Shoots Air At The Rain

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | October 20, 2014 | Technology
If you dream of a world where people use air-powered umbrellas that resemble personal massagers to fight the rain, you can wake up. The future is now. The creators of a new Kickstarter campaign claim to have developed an umbrella that pushes air against the rain to...

7 Habits Of Natural Leaders

Carolyn Gregoire | October 20, 2014 | Healthy Living
Successful leadership, like happiness, is one of those things that everyone claims to have the "secret" to. There are more than 27,000 leadership books on Amazon, thousands of seminars on leadership skills held in conference rooms across the country, and countless articles in business magazines and websites pruning...

6 Small Changes To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

| Nicole Edine | October 20, 2014 | Small Business
The first few minutes of your morning are the most important of your day and can set the tone for positivity and productivity. Ideally, you have an app or clock that taps into your natural circadian rhythm and wakes you during your "best time" within a certain window....

Health Goth Is More Than A Fashion Trend

Joseph Erbentraut | October 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
What the heck is Health Goth? While the term may look strange at first glance, the idea behind the wearing of head-to-toe black sportswear is simple: it promotes a way to make the fitness world more accessible to people who don't fit the stereotype of the typical gym-goer. Less...

Why Germany Is So Much Better At Training Its Workers

The Atlantic | Farah Mohamed | October 17, 2014 | World
At last, unemployment is easing. But the latest low rate—hovering below 6 percent–obscures a deeper, longer-term problem: “skills mismatches” in the labor force, which will only worsen in years to come. According to the most recent figures, 9.3 million Americans are unemployed, but 4.8 million jobs stand empty because employers...

10 Ways To Stop Feeling Overworked And Overwhelmed

| Nicole Edine | October 17, 2014 | Small Business
After reading an early version of a new book, I decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you feel overworked and overwhelmed?" As far as I could tell, every hand was raised. That's what I expected. We all...

Fewer People Are Going To Work Sick

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | October 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
Despite mounting worries about spreading germs -- colds, flu, enterovirus, even Ebola -- too many of us still show up to work sick. In fact, 60 percent of people say they do, according to a new survey from Staples. It's the fifth year in a row the office...

Edible Greeting Cards Are Here, In Case You Want To Eat Your Words

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | October 19, 2014 | Taste
Why send an e-mail when you can send an edible one?

People In The U.S. Still Prefer A Male Boss Over A Female One, Study Finds

BusinessNewsDaily | Alanna Vagianos | October 16, 2014 | Women
By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 10/16/2014 06:28 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily The number of U.S. employees who would rather have a man, over a women, as their boss, is on the decline, new research finds. Overall, 33 percent of workers say they would prefer a male boss,...

Brilliant Kid Entrepreneurs Turn Old Memories Into Profit

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | October 17, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Most kids rely on chores to make some extra cash, but the Joseph siblings put their entrepreneurial minds together instead and started their own business in restoring old memories. The four kids – Marley, 14, John, 13, Chris, 10, and Michael, nine —...

3 Time-Saving Strategies To Steal From The Overscheduled

Joann Pan | October 16, 2014 | OWN
Has it been a while since you've seen the bottom of your to-do list? People who fit a lot in their lives know that time is a puzzle, and their smart strategies can help you make all the pieces of your life work together. By Laura Vanderkam 1. Schedule tight....

Momastery Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton On The One Habit All Successful Women Share (VIDEO)

Lynn Okura | October 16, 2014 | OWN
You'll start writing that novel -- just as soon as you find the time. You'll go after that promotion -- you're just waiting for the right opportunity. You'll start showing up at get-togethers-- after you lose 10 pounds. If you're waiting for the perfect moment, Glennon Doyle Melton,...

Finally! The IKEA Alternatives You've Been Dreaming Of Have Arrived

Samantha Toscano | October 15, 2014 | HuffPost Home
If you love the Swedish aesthetic of IKEA but hate the time and frustration that often comes with the assembling it, you're in luck -- you now have some choices. The first option is still IKEA, but this new collection promises to go "from flatpack to furniture in...

Female Construction Worker: 'We're Judged From The Minute We Get Out There'

Kira Brekke | October 15, 2014 | Business
There's sexism everywhere in the American workforce, but especially in the building trade, as revealed in a forthcoming documentary titled “Hard Hatted Woman.” Ambra Melendez, a ironworker featured in the film, told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Monday that she often feels like men...

Ebola.com Owner Wants $150,000 For Rights To Domain Name

David Moye | October 14, 2014 | Weird News
What's in a domain name? As much as $150,000 if the owner of Ebola.com has his way. Las Vegas-based entreprenuer Jon Schultz paid $13,500 for the rights to Ebola.com back in 2008. Now he hopes to make a killing off the disease's domain and figures his asking price...

This City Sends The Most Students To Study In The U.S.

Tyler Kingkade | October 14, 2014 | College
American higher education is increasingly a global export -- something colleges and universities are selling abroad. Now, a new report from the Brookings Institution finds certain cities around the globe are emerging as the hometowns of a large majority of foreign students studying in the U.S. The foreign city that sends the most students to the U.S. isn't in China or India, it's in South Korea. "The number one sending hometown of foreign students is Seoul, South Korea, to the whole United States. And in Boston, in particular, about 4 percent of students are from Seoul," said Neil Ruiz, a researcher with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. His research shows that from 2008 to 2012 there were 53,000 foreign students studying full-time in Boston. And he says more and more of them came from Seoul because it's a large, fast-growing city and a major business hub. Also, many of the students from Seoul are studying management. Counting foreign students and what they study hasn’t always been so easy. After 9/11, the U.S. government refocused on tracking foreign students and their activities. For the first time, Ruiz was able to comb through that data. "Where they come from; their hometowns. What they're studying as well as where they work after they graduate," said Ruiz. Data and Information from the Brookings Institution. What was most surprising, he says, is that despite the fact that many countries are investing heavily in higher education, the United States remains the global hub of academic training. "I think foreign students are attracted to our centers of research and development," Ruiz said. "I mean, MIT and Harvard located there in Cambridge - these are just the top places in the world to do the type of research that many cities around the world want to replicate." The problem, Ruiz says, is that higher education and civic leaders are missing an opportunity. They're failing to take advantage of these foreign students who can both connect the U.S. to their growing home cities and offer skills to local employers. "The foreign students are economic ambassadors that can serve as that bridge between U.S. economies and global economies around the world,” said Ruiz. Paul Guzzi is president of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. He admits civic leaders in and around Boston could do more to capitalize on students’ connections to fast-growing foreign markets. "I think the first step is to focus on the students who come here," Guzzi said. "We are already a net importer of extraordinary talent. And I think the key is to keep that talent here." Once the city has attracted them, the key, Guzzi says, is to connect them in more meaningful ways to employers, through internships, while they’re still in school. "We are more and more a talent-based, innovation-based, brain-based economy," Guzzi said. "And I think as part of that, this particular segment of our college graduates is particularly important." Guzzi and Ruiz agree: If Boston is to fully benefit from foreign students, there need to be fewer obstacles for them to stay and work in the U.S. To learn more about international enrollment at American universities, check out our previous reporting on the subject: For U.S. Colleges, Foreign Students Subsidize Cost This story comes to us courtesy of WGBH, where it was originally...
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