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Stop Competing!

James Burwood | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
James Burwood

Growing up in the '80s my introduction to capitalism was very much of the red-braces, huge mobile phones and Porsche 911 variety. Competition was good, and the more competition there was, the better it was for everyone, right?

Life Lessons in the Ring

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 07.22.2012 | Denver
Deborah Schoeberlein

Horses and humans share a history that spans many thousands of years. We are familiars and dependents, and among us there are leaders at every level.

How Competition Is Killing Higher Education

Bloomberg | Mark C. Taylor | Posted 07.18.2012 | College

Competition, we are constantly told, encourages individuals, institutions and companies to take the risks necessary for innovation and efficiency. But...

Learning to See the Future First

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology
Jeff DeGraff

All innovation starts as fiction before it moves across the aisle and becomes nonfiction. We do, in fact, believe it when we see it. That's what makes the world's fairs and exhibitions so compelling.

Day 16 Of The Global Scavenger Hunt

William D. Chalmers | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Yahsas! Welcome to Cyprus, the island known as the playground of the gods!

We Should Be Wary of the IRS Preparing Our Taxes

Edward J. Black | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Edward J. Black

If the IRS starts preparing our taxes for us, that right will cease to exist. Even with its flaws, Americans would most certainly prefer our current tax filing system over putting their faith in the IRS to fairly do it for them.

For Capitalism to Survive, Crime Must Not Pay

Bruce Judson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Bruce Judson

A corporation that knowingly breaks the law will find ways to profit through illegal means that are not available to competitors. As a consequence, the competitive playing field is biased toward the company that does not need to follow the rules.

Why The DoJ Lawsuit Is Bad For The eBook Marketplace

Michael Bourret | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Michael Bourret

The DOJ says that their lawsuit and settlement terms are intended to return competitiveness to the market. But just one retailer, Amazon, stands to gain.

Hey America! We're Ranked #16 in Broadband!

Josh Levy | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology
Josh Levy

Competition in the U.S. broadband market is virtually nonexistent. That means that millions of Americans live without high-speed Internet access, and those who do have it experience slower speeds and higher prices than their European counterparts.

Coach Sizes Up Competition At Olympics Of Food

Gavin Kaysen | Posted 06.02.2012 | Food
Gavin Kaysen

Gavin Kaysen is the head coach of the 2013 Bocuse d'Or U.S.A. team and represented the U.S. as a competitor in the 2007 Bocuse d'Or. The Bocuse d'Or, ...

The Fairest One of All: What is This (Latest) Female Competition Really About?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The truth is, competition at the workplace and elsewhere does exist among women.

Why Comparing Yourself to Other People Is a Good Thing

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

People are always telling you not to compare yourself to others, but it's part of human nature. Humans are called "the comparing creatures." It's not always a bad thing.

Why Do Women Bully Other Women in the Workplace?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I've seen it. I've experienced it and dear God I certainly hope that I haven't been guilty of it. Now, though, I feel validated in my observations and...

China or Greece: Whose Economy Should We Fear?

Claude Ohanesian | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business
Claude Ohanesian

Much has been written about Greece's financial doom and the domino effect it will have on Europe's and possibly America's economy. I've never liked playing dominos. I prefer to find solutions to problems before there are consequences.

What If Football 'Competed' Like Healthcare?

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Deane Waldman

In health care, there is no agreement upon goals and therefore, you don't know where the goalposts are that you must defend.

Competitive Lessons From the World's Best Athletes

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.04.2012 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

The world's best athletes hold little resemblance to lower-level athletes. Sure, they compete in the same sport and go through the same motions. But what enables them to be at that rarified level goes beyond just exceptional physical ability.

Students Prevent Over 1.5 Million Pounds of CO2 Emissions. Winners of the 2012 Green Cup Challenge Announced

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Veronique Pittman

Given that there are 132,600 schools in the U.S. alone, the GCC demonstrates that the potential benefits of a national school-based resource conservation movement are enormous.

5 P's for the Big Game

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.28.2012 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

The days leading up to the big game are crucial to achieving your competitive goals. A healthy attitude will set you up for a psychology that will allow you to play your best.

Jeffrey Young

Your Hospital Bills Could Get Worse With Mergers | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

An uptick in hospital mergers is grabbing the attention of federal regulators, who are sounding alarms about potential increases in health care costs....

Hanging Out Of A Moving Truck On 'World's Toughest Trucker'

Posted 04.22.2012 | TV

In an odd exchange during "World's Toughest Trucker" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on Discovery), Shane radioed to the blue truck ahead to tell them that when th...

Why I Don't Travel With A Cell Phone

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.18.2012 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

I'm taking this time to speak publicly about an item of maddening frustration every world traveler suffers with, but is powerless to solve or to combat: your cell phone!

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod: How Can We Take On Big Competitors? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Small Business

No matter your industry, you'll eventually find yourself going head-to-head with a bigger competitor. So what's the best way to take them on? And w...

It's Okay For Things To Go Well

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Mike Robbins

How do you feel when things go well for you? If you're anything like me, you may have some mixed feelings about it, as odd as that seems. While I do love it when things go well and when I'm feeling good, I also notice that sometimes it poses certain challenges for me as well.

Students Cut Energy Use By Up to 17%

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

Preventable energy waste costs Americans hundreds of billions of dollars a year and studies have shown that most Americans continue to live in denial about their energy consumption. But students are turning that around.

Towards a Better Understanding of Climate Effects on Species

Astrid Caldas | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Astrid Caldas

No species exists on its own; rather, an unknown number of interactions such as competition for food and habitat and spatial displacement are constantly happening, and in turn affecting the status of said species.