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'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
OECD

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Thermal Hole, Megadrought Now? and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Find the news below grim? Remember that you can make a difference by switching to clean energy, whether or not you own a home. Check out how others ar...

If You Want the American Dream, Go to Finland

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.

Even More Denmark: A Gathering of Chocolate and Beer

Dark Rye | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Danes are making our holidays sweeter than ever. Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, in particular, is brewing up some celebratory specials.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Calls to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...

'A Message From Denmark About Humanity From the Past and for the Future'

András Simonyi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
András Simonyi

It takes conscious action and courage. Modern problems of persecution have roots that are as old as humankind itself, and we in turn have some experience overcoming such challenges. It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

This Is How Strong Winds Were During Europe's 'Stormageddon'

Posted 10.29.2013 | World

As many in the United Kingdom recovered from the severe storm that battered parts of the region Sunday, residents of other nations in western Europe p...

WATCH: Umm, You Guys Look A Little Stiff

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.26.2013 | Weird News

Hopefully, if robots do take over the world, they'll be as good at dancing as these guys. Watch Jeppe Long and Nick Nitro of the RobotBoys get mech...

Denmark Was Chosen As The Happiest Country. You'll Never Guess Why.

Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

Governments Need a Design Policy

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

The nature of design is to synthesize disparate perspectives and create a richer end product through collaboration and iteration.

Climate Change This Week: The Beetles Are Baaaaack, Drunken Forests, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

Andrew W. Wyckoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
Andrew W. Wyckoff

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation - whi...

Iceland, the Devil and the EU

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Stewart A. Swerdlow

Hallur Hallsson's book, Vulture's Lair, has many unexpected twists and turns. It is a fast-paced novel that accurately describes the world to come if we do not change things now. The hero of the novel is a simple fisherman from a small island off the south coast of Iceland. Yet, he is able to make a difference, as each of us can.

De-Kochification: The Kochs Are Creating a Generation of 'Socialists'

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

By grinding more and more people under their greasy thumbs, the Kochs engender more and more distrust of capitalism itself as the cause of misery rather than what it could be if its excesses were reigned in.

What It Means to Be 'One of Us'

Laurie S. Fulton | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Laurie S. Fulton

Since last week's headlines about al-Shabaab's attack at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, I have been troubled. The terrorist attack was a shocking expansion by al-Shabaab. I am troubled because it also is a reminder of the challenges of inclusion and the repercussions of terrorist recruitment when we fail to be inclusive.

Denmark Marks 70th Anniversary Of Rescue Of Jews During WWII

AP | Posted 11.29.2013 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A ceremony has been held in Denmark to mark the 70th anniversary of the evacuation of 7,300 Jews during World War II to pr...

Poverty, Mobility and Policy

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Countries' lower poverty rates are not of function of their "free markets" -- they are a function of their anti-poverty policies.

Climate Change This Week: Free Solar Energy, Syrian Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Driven Drought a Driver of Syria Conflict says veteran foreign policy consultant William Polk in The Atlantic. Like the drought that mo...

Style With Substance

Pam Peterson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Style
Pam Peterson

When I stepped into the charming Copenhagen shop, I found that its proprietor, Danish jewelry designer, Rebekka Notkin, was every bit as lovely as the elegant jewelry displayed in the window.

Consuming Antibiotics

Katy Keiffer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Katy Keiffer

Given the dearth of new medications in the pharmaceutical pipeline, consumers must participate in any way they can to ensure the elimination of antibiotics in livestock, save for treating specific illnesses.

Innovative Storytelling, Engagement Reflect Trends in Newsrooms

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.26.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Innovative storytelling, audience engagement, and financial flexibility are key ingredients for newspapers to cope with pressures from competitors, bu...

The Taste of Denmark and Sweden

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Taste
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

Our recent trip to Denmark and Sweden was even better than anticipated.

Rihanna, Metallica and I: We All Contribute to Roskilde Music Festival

Robin Elizabeth Herr, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Robin Elizabeth Herr, Ph.D.

Punctuality is not Rihanna's strength. Loud boos greeted the pop temptress before she stepped on stage last week at Roskilde 2013, Northern Europe's largest music festival.