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Coca-Cola Proposal Reminds Us Just How Sweet Love Can Be

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.14.2014 | Weddings

Frank O'Hara famously wrote a poem titled "Having A Coke With You" that perfectly captures how sweet love can be -- just like this marriage proposal. ...

McLenin's: The Taste of Communism

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

After imposing a "full embargo" on imports from the West, Russia has made it clear that the latest sanctions are politically motivated. Russians are likely to lose access to certain items that have long stopped being viewed as Western luxuries.

The High Cost Of Sitting Down With Industry

Andy Bellatti | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The nutritional fable goes something like this: Rather than criticize industry for its questionable practices, health organizations should "sit at the table" with industry leaders and see what compromises can be reached. This all sounds wonderfully cooperative and democratic, but it also ignores some stark realities.

Federal Excise Tax on Sugar Would Be Sweet

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The bill doesn't keep the industry from producing and marketing healthy beverages. In fact, it encourages the production of healthier beverages by basing rates on the amount of sugar in drinks as opposed to taxing by volume regardless of sugar content.

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

Brave New Marketing World: From Chaos to Order

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The digital revolution has intensified the clash between the top-down and bottom-up brand-building models: the former is fueled by clarity of message, which is articulated by the manufacturer; the latter is unpredictable, on the street, of and for the people.

Coke Is Paying Expat Employees To Deal With Pollution

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green

As a child, maybe you were asked on the playground how much money you would have to be paid to eat a bug or do something gross. Well, what if someone ...

Coke's New Ad Wishes Muslims Ramadan Kareem

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

There's nothing in life quite like the feeling of being totally understood. Whether it's your academic interests, your career choices, the way you dre...

Working Off a Coke: Warped Logic at Its Finest

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.

Stuck in the Job

Michael Drew | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

It used to be that people stayed with jobs they didn't like because they had decent health care coverage through their company's insurance. Now they're stuck because they have a non-compete clause built into their employment contract.

Conversations with Colbie Caillat, Diane Schuur, Morgan James and Wendy Colonna

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Colbie Caillat: "I love vinyl. My parents raised us listening to that, with the importance of how music sounds, and the quality and everything. So yes, I have a record player and I love listening to it."

Soda Taxes Can Work. Here's How.

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

Soda taxes can work, according to a new study. We've just been proposing the wrong type. A new study published in the American Journal of Agricultu...

Who Is Really Behind the Assault on School Nutrition Standards?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Why won't SNA leaders and House Republicans stand up for our children's health instead of trying to dismantle nutrition standards that are improving their lives?

Why All of Us Should Be Fed Up

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

What does it mean when the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the world's packaged food and drink industry, puts out a defensive press release about a documentary before it is released? I'd say it means they are scared, and, after viewing the new film Fed Up, I can understand why.

What Exactly Is Fair CEO Compensation?

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

When you are passionate enough about something, you often don't need a lot in monetary compensation.

Fed Up With Big Soda?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Every once in a few years, a documentary about food captures the public's imagination and inspires people to make changes in their lives and in our food environment. The latest, and perhaps the most strategic, of these is Fed Up, the film about food industry's contribution to obesity.

Real-Time Warren Buffett and Social Media Selfies

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

If social media content and engagement are a "rabbit hole," then "social aptitude," or what Buffett likes to refer to as circle of competence, is about "not how large the area of it is, it's how well you've defined the perimeter."

UPDATE: Coke To Drop Controversial Ingredient Entirely

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola says it will drop a controversial ingredient from all its drinks that contain it, not just Powerade. The At...

'I Don't Really Want To Embarrass The Coca-Cola Company'

AP/HuffPost | By JOSH FUNK | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says Coca-Cola can easily adjust the compensation plan he has called excessive, and he defended the qu...

Roman Coppola: Directors Cut (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

In a list of the worst things you could possibly wake up next to in the morning, a severed horse's head would probably feature highly.

Buffett Wants Coke To Make Big Change

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - The Coca-Cola Co is likely to revise its controversial equity compensation plan for executives before it goes into effect in 2015, follow...

Here's All You Need To Know About Capitalist Class Solidarity, Courtesy Of Warren Buffett

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

For a fresh example of capitalist class solidarity, look no further than this week's case of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Coca-Cola's exe...

Women in Business: Q&A with Kathleen Ciaramello, President National FoodService & On-Premise Coca-Cola North America

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kathleen Ciaramello is President, National FoodService and On-Premise, Coca-Cola North America. In this role, she has responsibility for all global, ...

Soda Market Losing Its Fizz

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business

(Adds details on sales by brand, byline) By Phil Wahba NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) - Americans cut back on drinking ca...

Tax a Cola, Save the Planet

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A simple policy change like the Soda Tax can help us waste less water, lower our GHG production, and lessen the pollution of our air, water and soil. It's a win-win-win: a win for the environment, a win for our children, and a win for our communities.