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Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama's job approval polling was down a bit last month, ending three months of positive news. He didn't slip back much, but the reversal does bring up a serious question: is Obama stuck in a "new normal" of job approval numbers in the low-40s range?

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2014

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the second month in a row, President Obama had an all-around positive month in the public polls. His job approval average was up, his job disapproval was down, and he has almost completely recovered from the dip his numbers took after the Obamacare website rollout fiasco.

Mini Bag or Maxi Bag -- That Is the Question?

Mimi Raad | Posted 03.28.2014 | Style
Mimi Raad

The big bag vs small bag debate always raises passionate debates between maximalists and minimalists. I have a friend who swears by her big bags. You'll never catch her lugging anything other than a huge tote that holds her earthly possessions.

Just Because You Practice Yoga Doesn't Mean You're Not an A**hole

Shaman Durek | Posted 01.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Shaman Durek

The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an ac...

Miley Cyrus Is a Strategic Genius

Maude Standish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Maude Standish

Sinead O'Connor is worried about Miley. So is Elton John. So are the bearded guys of Duck Dynasty. But I'm not. Because I know that Miley is a strategic genius and that brands actually have quite a bit to learn from her.

Is DIY Neuroscience the Future of Education?

Maude Standish | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maude Standish

Though online courses have existed for some time, recently they have become more broadly accepted by students as a reputable way to learn.

The Millennial Man Child Grows Up

Maude Standish | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Maude Standish

Sure, they want the babe and the Benz, but increasingly Millennial men are also aspiring to be great dads. For them, fatherhood is the supreme symbol of being a well-rounded achiever -- and Millennials desire nothing more than being well rounded!

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

Millennials Use App to Whisper Their Secrets

Maude Standish | Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology
Maude Standish

Millennials are telling their secrets, they just aren't telling them to you. Sure, you think you know everything about this generation that lives life one tweet at a time, but the truth is Millennials are much more private than you think.

Drinking Trends to Cheers to!

Maude Standish | Posted 07.07.2013 | Taste
Maude Standish

Four alcohol consumption trends that Millennials are giving cheers to.

The Right Way to Wear Blue Eyeshadow

GalTime | Posted 04.29.2013 | Style
GalTime

From the spring 2013 runways to the red carpet, blue eyeshadow is having a major moment. We're 100 percent with you -- it can seem scary putting blue on your peepers. The good news? This hot hue is totally wearable, whether you're a blonde, redhead, or brunette.

Harlem Shake -- Four Secrets Behind the Sensation

Edward Lando | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Edward Lando

There are only two rules for the Harlem Shake: 1) one person dances around, ignored, usually with a funny mask on, for 15 seconds followed by 2) chaos. No rules. A dense comic book page teeming with vignettes, or people repetitively doing one very random, spasmodic motion.

How To Stay Classy And Stay On Trend, From Bobbie Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

When Bobbie Thomas, fashion guru and beauty expert from the TODAY Show, joined me on Mondays with Marlo I just had to ask her how to stay on trend, bu...

Obama Poll Watch -- November, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This month Obama poll watchers got some good news, and some bad news. This was capped off by the Washington punditocracy making a stupid comparison between polling for Obama and Carter.

A Jhonny Peralta Trend

Ben Berkon | Posted 11.15.2011 | Sports
Ben Berkon

Jhonny Peralta is arguably enjoying the finest season of his entire career. Offensively, Peralta ranks third among shortstops, and defensively, he's fourth.

London's Literary Salons

Crane.tv | Posted 12.08.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Crane.tv

London has long been seen as a purveyor of all that's cool - hipsters and trendsetters are constantly piled into the latest IT bar watching undergroun...

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Program Note: Last month, we ran this column four days before the end of May, due to travel plans. We promised we'd update the preliminary numbers i...

Obama Poll Watch -- May, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"What a difference a death makes." President Obama announced at the very beginning of the month that Osama bin Laden was dead, and his poll numbers reacted almost immediately.

Obama Poll Watch -- April 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

April was a pretty miserable month for Barack Obama, mostly due to the high price of gasoline at the pump. But May is already shaping up to be one of Obama's best months ever, for one very obvious reason.

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While catastrophic world events dominated the news for most of the month, Obama's approval rating was being hit with a creeping domestic problem -- the rising price of gasoline.

Pew: More Young Americans Go Digital to Donate to Japan

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexander Howard

The phenomenon of American citizens making digital donations saw a substantial increase with the introduction of a mobile shortcode after the Haitian earthquake in January 2010.

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When taken month-to-month, January, 2011, was Obama's best month of his entire presidency. Not only did he finally get his bump -- but it was a truly significant bump.

Obama Poll Watch -- December, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama once again charted an unbelievably stable month in terms of approval ratings. The mildly good news was in his disapproval rating, which dropped significantly over the course of December.

Obama Poll Watch -- October 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's approval rating ended the month on somewhat of an upswing, at 46.1 percent.Obama's approval rating stayed remarkably steady all month long.

Obama Poll Watch -- September, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last month I rashly wrote that since Obama was starting the month on an upswing, he had a good chance of posting largish gains in September. This didn't happen.