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#AOLBuild Speaker Series Hosts Top Brand Builder, PepsiCo's Brad Jakeman

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
AOL BUILD

"Remaining cohesive among all brands starts by asking, What's the core brand idea you want to communicate?" PepsiCo's Brad Jakeman told AOLers gathered in the New York office last Friday afternoon.

Morality, the Zeitgeist, and D**k Jokes: How Post-Carlin Comedians Like Louis C.K. Have Become This Generation's True Philosophers

Nick Simmons | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Nick Simmons

They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.

Communing With Communities

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

I realize that time is in short supply and heavy demand for all of us, but it's hard to think of a better investment of this precious resource than time spent learning about issues and experiences from a broad variety of perspectives.

I Wonder What the Future Has in Store for Us

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tom J. Hidvegi

After all, imagination and creativity can change the world. Edward de Bono gave a lecture to my class two years ago and warned us that the only problem with the world was that we stopped thinking and were looking for answers only via search engines.

Hotel Innovations

Billie Kell | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Billie Kell

Hotel Innovations. Innovation has been defined in a number of ways and one is - taking something and making it better and a way of making something b...

Sex and the Cultural Zeitgeist

Robert Weiss | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Robert Weiss

Is this sexualization of the American zeitgeist a passing phase, or have we permanently discarded our puritan roots?

Google's Ten Most-Searched Online Dating Sites

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 12.14.2012 | Women

Have you used one of these?

WATCH: Google Year In Review Video Will Give You Chills

Posted 12.12.2012 | Technology

What a year. On Wednesday, Google released its annual Zeitgeist video showing "how the world searched" in 2012. While the video is certainly pro...

It's Not Impossible to Conceive

Dylan Brody | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Dylan Brody

Mr. Akin with his one "wrong word" has given traction to the idea that in a traumatic sexual assault, pregnancy cannot be induced. That idea need only find a fertile environment to have a devastating effect on women's rights.

I Asked, They Spilled: Why Women Love Fifty Shades of Grey

Laura Munson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty
Laura Munson

From the women's locker room to the baseball stands, from grocery lines to airport gates... I've asked woman after woman what she thinks about this book's explosion into mainstream America.

Zombies: Why Are We So Obsessed?

Eric G. Wilson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Eric G. Wilson

What does it mean to be a monster, really, but to be possessed by an uncontrollable force?

2012 and the Spirit of the Age

William Horden | Posted 01.12.2012 | Home
William Horden

Whether the ancient Mayans intended it or not, the end of their calendar coincides with a profound turning point in human civilization.

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Revisiting the Monterey International Pop Festival Through A Perfect Haze

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

The Monterey International Pop Festival took place at such a guileless time that the promoters used the word "pop" in its title. Not long after this would have been unthinkable, after the lines were drawn between "pop" music and rock and roll.

Newt, The Planet

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

The night after I saw Melancholia I had an awful dream. The dream, like the movie, featured a hitherto unknown planet, called Melancholia. Except, in my dream, the planet was Newt.

What Were LA's Most Googled Terms in 2011?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.16.2011 | Los Angeles

What did people in Los Angeles Google-search for more than anything else in 2011? Sadly, it's true: the number one search term by traffic-plagued Ange...

Generational Marketing to Boomers Takes Business to the Heart of the Matter

Brent Green | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Brent Green

Generational Marketing can create powerful associations between a brand and a segment's formative experiences. Nostalgia is rich with opportunities for deeply personal brand interactions.

Is The City's Favorite Dive Bar Going Upscale?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco

When Esquire Magazine named Zeitgeist the "best bar in San Francisco," it noted that while "the bar seems angry...Zeitgeist is not an angry place. In ...

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

I Got A Drug For You

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Music has always been my drug of choice, and science backs me up. When you Google the "healing power of music", a world of explanation is offered about how music is no stranger to the healing of mind, body, and soul.

Q&A: Acclaimed Doc Director Robert Stone Reviews Our Earth Days

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Balfour

"Right now, the current battle over climate change, all it is being debated by Washington lobbying organizations," said Stone, "and how much money can you put into The Left versus The Right?"

Eco-Extrava-gay-ances

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In an industry-wide turn-around, many high-end labels are trying to change their luxury goods businesses by "double air kissing" new environmental and labor standards.

Twitter In the Zeitgeist (Tweitgeist?)

Sally Horchow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Horchow

Most everyone has an opinion about Twitter, even if it's just blind curiosity. It's a great topic of debate, a great means for connection. And you don't even have to be one of the millions already tweeting.

Mike Leigh, Randy Pausch, Reader's Digest and an End to Miserablism

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Margaret Heffernan

Mike Leigh, who more or less invented miserablism as an art form, has changed his tune. His new film, Happy-Go-Lucky is, as the title suggests, cheerful. What's he doing?