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5 Top Gifts to Give Based On Overall Opinion

Steve Harmon | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology
Steve Harmon

Santa's got it easier this year as we point our consensus engine technology at the chaos of consumerism and look for the products that people are ranting about most from all across the Web, social media and more.

PHOTOS: Allyson Felix Soars In New Nike Lookbook

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.21.2012 | Black Voices

Nike is taking its apparel to a whole new level! The athletic wear mega brand has released a high-flying collection of images for its Women’s Spr...

'Stepping Out With LeBron'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.19.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If the shoe fits, get LeBron James to buy it for you. That's what I wanted to do recently when I went to the Nike Factory Store in Riverhead, N.Y., to purchase a pair of sneakers.

Swoosh: Later Lance

Daniel Hill | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Daniel Hill

Nike is a pioneer in endorsements, going as far as developing brands within its brand. The payoff has been huge, but the risk is high when hundreds of millions of dollars are invested in the reputation of fallible individuals.

SIC Video Interview Stanley Hainsworth, Creative Genius

David Shing | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology
David Shing

Stanley Hainsworth's name is often used synonymously with "creative" and "genius." Responsible for building three of the worlds best brands, Starbuck...

Tyler Hamilton: Lance Armstrong Said He'll Make My Life Hell

Graham Bensinger | Posted 12.22.2012 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

I recently sat down with cyclist Tyler Hamilton at his Montana home. Hamilton opens up about his use of illegal performance enhancing drugs and reveals details about the alleged illegal drug use of his former teammate and close friend Lance Armstrong.

Where Are the Heroes?

Bruce Kluger | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

When I recall the things I admired most about Robert F. Kennedy -- his fire, his faith, his Quixote-like tilt against racial injustice -- I'm reminded that it's hard to find heroes like that anymore, especially during an election season.

Experts See A Strong Future For Livestrong

Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact

UPDATE 10/22/2012: Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from cycling, the International Cycling Union s...

Life After Lance: How Livestrong Can Survive

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

Livestrong can survive the loss of Lance. It just needs to strike while the iron is hot and spread its identity well beyond one man.

What's So Funny About Peace, Kindness and Understanding?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Advertisers have long used human emotions to sell soap, cigarettes, and cars. So why not create campaigns that serve society's higher ideals and do it from within the same agencies that have long been vilified?

PHOTO: Dwyane Wade Leaves Jordan, Posts Peek At New Chinese Shoe

Posted 10.03.2012 | Miami

Chicago-bred NBA MVPs Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade will share one less commonality: the reigning world champ has jumped ship to Chinese shoe brand L...

Libor Rate To Finally Get Overhaul

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: It's About Time: British o...

Brandstrong: Why Smart Marketers Aren't Afraid to Wear Yellow

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

No one wants to form a partnership with a celebrity who ends up in a line up or caught up in a host of other brand damning by association situations. So why is Lance Armstrong and Livestrong still a smart move for a plethora of potential partners?

Are Ads More Valuable When They're Handbags?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Thanks to an explosion of creative tools like Final Cut and GarageBand, and public forums like Pinterest and Instagram, we're defining ourselves increasingly by our own output. Sadly, even the best tools do not an artist make.

Nike's Notion of Greatness, and the Road Not Taken

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Weight does not measure human worth. It is not an indicator of character. Bathroom scales are not designed to weigh merit. The boy in the Nike ad may well be full to the brim with greatness -- but none of it has anything to do with running.

PHOTO: Is Nike's 'Gold Digging' T-Shirt Offensive?

Posted 08.14.2012 | Style

When Adidas had their "shackle" sneaker scandal this summer, we figured that the sportswear industry might tread with caution when putting out riskier...

Pop Travel: Where Advertisers Find Their Animal Stars

Posted 08.06.2012 | Travel

Most Americans spend more time on the couch than the road, which means that when we see wildlife it is often trying to sell us soft drinks. There is n...

So Just How Does Crowdfunding Really Work?

Geri Stengel | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

A lot of good is being done around the world and lots of people want to support those good works. But it's hard to expose grassroots organizations to ...

Are You an Olympic Hero?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Millions in the world are watching the Olympics. We are rooting for our home teams and rejoice in the heroics of the athletes. How about you? Do we embody Olympic values in our lives?

Doing Business in China: How to Win

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The Chinese consumer is becoming modern and international, but not Western. In my book, What Chinese Want, I outline a few "golden rules" successful ...

With Nike's "Ambush Marketing," Olympic Committee Proves It Lost the Spirit of the Games

Ryan Holiday | Posted 09.26.2012 | Media
Ryan Holiday

Marketing has taken over the Olympic Games, and London's draconian control of media messaging seems to have actually made things worse.

Creative Spaces: 10 Brands With Street Cred

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

How can big corporate brands earn street cred or a cool factor to get the early adopters on board? Here are 10 key tips.

Erin Mershon

Senate Hears Testimony From Transgender Person For First Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in American history, an openly transgender person testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday. Kylar Broadus, f...

Facebook: I've Been Hacked

Donna Estes Antebi | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology
Donna Estes Antebi

Facebook hacking is out of control. If user privacy and security is not strengthened, then Facebook should issue a bold warning on every page -- just like the cigarette companies do. "Warning! Facebook is not a secure site.

PHOTOS: New Nike Air Yeezy II Sneakers Were Tailored To Kanye's Feet

Posted 05.30.2012 | Style

Because God forbid a week goes by without Kanye making headlines, we are delighted to bring you the rapper's newest project: the Nike Air Yeezy II. ...