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Corporate America

How I Visualized My Way to a Corporate Layoff

Tara Mullarkey | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Mullarkey

The fearful thoughts of What am I going to do next? How am I going to make money? What am I going to do next? released. It became clear -- I gave up all of the shoes and clothes, sublet my Manhattan apartment, packed a travel backpack, and flew to Thailand.

What Massachusetts Could Teach Corporate America

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

While the state of Massachusetts seems to be leading the rest of the country in gender diversity on corporate boards there is still a significant disparity when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity. To level the playing field requires change and that change must come from the top.

I Love My Black-A** Hair

Quia Querisma | Posted 10.01.2014 | Black Voices
Quia Querisma

This is the "blackest" my hair has ever been, in my life and I freaking love it. So do the boys. I promise I've been hit on more in the past 30 days than I have been in three months. Advantage, me.

Speak Up, Stand Up, Live Up: Beyond Ray Rice and the NFL

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

Let's learn from this. Let's stand for what's right even if we're standing alone (together). Let's make it better. Make our country better. Make corporate America better - equal. Once and for all.

I Will Never Buy an iPhone

Eric Trules | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Eric Trules

I know it's the best device out there. "The best cell phone ever." Everyone on the planet tells me so. They all have one. My wife has one. Her best ...

How We Did It, How We Do It: When the Wife Makes More Money Than the Husband

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Trudy Bourgeois

I make more money than my husband, Mike. It's been that way for the majority of our 30+-year marriage. And it's been hard. One of those "silent struggles" many couples in corporate America deal with alone.

8 Great Things That Have Been Ruined By Corporate America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Life's simplest pleasures may be hard to put a value on. But that hasn't stopped corporate America from trying. 1. Water If you're looking f...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

What Corporate America Should Learn From Ferguson, Missouri

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Companies need to recognize that there is a bit of Ferguson in many of their management ranks, boardrooms, and stores that needs to be eradicated for the well being of their businesses and the people they serve.

Are Corn Flakes Republican? This App Will Tell You

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business

The cereal aisle could be the new ballot box. A new app called BuyPartisan scans barcodes on thousands of supermarket items and displays color-cod...

The Stealing of America By the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.

Valuable Lessons Learned in the "Rat Race": Corporate America Revealed

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

In my pursuit of success in corporate America, I found that the game-changers were well versed in a different code: one that was unwritten. I made it my business to glean the lessons along the way and found these invaluable few to be most essential in the proverbial rat race.

Is Your Boss a Micromanager? Take the Quiz to Find Out

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Every workplace has one -- the manager who wants to know what you're doing, when you're doing it and how you're doing it at all times. If this sounds like your boss, then you've got a micromanager on your hands.

Hobby Lobby: No Veil, No Precedent, No Multiple Payers?

Harold Lloyd | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court's right-wing majority recently concluded that for-profit corporations are "persons" under th...

Creating a New Normal: White Men at the Diversity Table

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

White men could be the most important group to ensuring that diversity and inclusion truly works. By ensuring that they are engaged, interested and invested players in diversity and inclusion conversation America will forge a new normal.

Inverted 'Patriotism'

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

Inversions occur when U.S. companies buy out usually smaller, foreign corporations and reincorporate in another country to avoid U.S. corporate taxes. For example, Walgreens, the uber-American drugstore with deep roots in Illinois, has begun the process of merging with a Swiss company.

Protect Your Daughters -- Turn Them Into Corporations

Christian Piatt | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Christian Piatt

If she wants to go to college, she can just issue a business plan, projecting her future earnings, and do an Initial Public Offering. Then I can spend all this money I keep saving in the kid's rainy day account on that Tesla I've had my eye on.

Things a Business Owner Never Says

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.24.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Spend enough time at a playground and you'll notice that kids are envious of each other. Small kids want size, skinny ones want bulk and they all want to play with the kid who has the Mr. T 3-wheeler. This envy continues in the workplace.

U.S. Policymakers Falling Behind Corporate America on Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Mindy S. Lubber

Today, many of America's largest companies are strengthening their bottom lines by jumping on the clean energy bandwagon -- to the tune of more than $1 billion in savings per year.

Think Summer Hours Are Enough to Make People Happy?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Christine Fruechte

While you may think giving your staff a couple of extra hours of free time a week is feeding their souls, you're wrong. Time off is always welcomed, but employee happiness and productivity are driven by much more than free afternoons.

Big Business Turns a Corner on Transgender Rights

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

The rallying cries of the transgender community are no longer heard only by left-leaning, insular groups without a stake in commerce, business or popular culture.

The Forced Resignation of General Shinseki: Not a Veterans' Affair

Camilo E. Mejia | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Camilo E. Mejia

Having sought medical care from the Miami Veterans Administration hospital for my PTSD, years after my return from the Iraq war, I know from personal experience how detrimental it can be for veterans to have to wait weeks, or months, for much-needed medical attention.

#FacebookFail and the 'We Know Best' Folly of Corporate America

Valerie Alexander | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Valerie Alexander

CASE #1: The first "grown-up" shoes I ever owned was a pair of faux-leather black pumps from Kinney Shoes that I got when I was 11. I loved them so m...

The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement

Carol Glazer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Carol Glazer

Hiring people with disabilities is not about charity, nor about setting a lower standard of performance, nor even about taking any greater risk than with any other hire. Corporate America will harness the creativity, talent and problem solving abilities of people who spend their lives navigating a world that wasn't built for them.

Reasons Given for Economic Inequality Are Meritless

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Americans agree economic inequality has grown, but don't agree on why. That's according to a new Pew Research article that gives varying reasons. A closer look into what those polled on the issue said reveals these are more excuses rather than reasons.