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Johann Berlin

At the Heart of Ethics

Johann Berlin | December 1, 2015 | Impact
In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, I traveled to Brussels to speak at the World Forum for Ethics in Business at the European Parliament. Upon arrival, I discovered that the conference was cancelled, then reinstated at the insistence of...
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Let Your Shoes Make The Fashion Statement This Holiday Season! A Holiday Guide to keep your feet happy in shoes in 2016

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | December 1, 2015 | Style
It is that time of year for holiday parties, shopping and traveling to see family and party with friends. This holiday season will require plenty of evenings where you have to dress to impress and let your shoes make the fashion statement. There will be hours of standing, walking and...
Dr. Piya Sorcar

This World AIDS Day, the Dalai Lama Offers Wisdom on Solving Global Problems

Dr. Piya Sorcar | November 30, 2015 | Impact
Today is World AIDS Day 2015. While the outlook for people living with HIV has never been better, many challenges persist throughout the world relating to HIV prevention and education.
Susan Stiffelman

Micro-rejections Impact Children's Self Esteem

Susan Stiffelman | November 30, 2015 | Parents
I am a seventeen year old boy. My parents are always criticizing me and telling me what I'm doing wrong in life. I don't get as good grades as my brother, but things come easier to him. I can't talk about any of this with my parents. They just tell...

The School That's Making a Career in Tech Possible for Everyone

NationSwell | November 30, 2015 | Impact
Lyn Muldrow needed something in her life to change. She was a single mother living in Baltimore, eight months pregnant with her second child. After a long bought with unemployment, she found work as a customer support agent for a marketing company, but she wanted more for her family. That's when Muldrow discovered General Assembly, where she was the recipient of the coding and design school's Opportunity Fund fellowship. Check out the video above to see how the scholarship enabled Muldrow to be successful in the technology field and to extend the same opportunities she received to a younger generation. To learn how to support this initiative, click...
William Bradley

Spectre's Smashing Success Belies All the Nay-Saying

William Bradley | November 30, 2015 | Entertainment
Ever since last year's Sony hack revealed concerns about Spectre's budget, screenplay and purportedly future Bond casting, the follow-up to Skyfall, the 50th anniversary Bond film and biggest British film in history, has been a marked movie. Doubts about its late-starting production, some edgy remarks about the role from star...
Ian Khan

How to Destroy an Organization in Three Ways With Nothing but Free Apps

Ian Khan | November 30, 2015 | Technology
I did not want to be so dramatic, but I could not help but be completely honest as well. The end possibility is that your entire organization may suffer the fate of Sony Pictures, target, Anthem and others who have been shaken by hacks and vulnerabilities in their networks.
James Dorsey

Qatari Labour Reforms: Words but no Actions

James Dorsey | November 30, 2015 | World
Words but no actions. That is Amnesty International's evaluation of promised Qatari labour reforms on the fifth year of the awarding of the 2022 World Cup hosting rights to the Gulf state.
Chris Weigant

Christian Terrorism

Chris Weigant | November 30, 2015 | Politics
When the perpetrator of terrorism is mainly motivated by his or her own religious views -- say, about abortion -- then it is by definition Christian terrorism. All the killings of abortion clinic doctors and other employees are nothing short of Christian terrorism.


Spottoon | November 30, 2015 | Entertainment
Let me go! It will be finished soon! You can go in then! Not now! I'm going in! David! Emily was left with David in the orchestra for the next 300 minutes until the breat. No one helped Emily. - From Westwood Vibrato Ep. 11 -
Dean Baker

The Federal Reserve Board's Eight Percentage Point Hike in the Social Security Tax

Dean Baker | November 30, 2015 | Business
It's interesting to watch the presidential candidates fighting over a 0.2 percentage point tax increase. It would be much more interesting to see them debate a Federal Reserve Board policy that can have an impact on after-tax pay that is 40 times larger.
Marcia Liss

Old Songs

Marcia Liss | November 30, 2015 | Comedy
The National Book Review

5 Hot Books: Indicting the NFL for Football Players' Concussions, and the Breast-Feeding Lobby for Guilt-Tripping Women

The National Book Review | November 30, 2015 | Books
The following article first appeared in The National Book Review Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be 1. Concussion: Dr. Benet Omalu Discovered Something He Could Not Ignore. The NFL Tried to Silence Him. His Courage Would Change Everything by Jeanne Marie Laskas...
Wendy E. Simmons

Have Your Shoes Ready and Butt Covered

Wendy E. Simmons | November 30, 2015 | Travel
Over the years I've developed rituals to help me tolerate fear and sleep easier when away from home. Some are fairly straightforward, commonsense practices. Others, depending on how remote and/or creepy the destination, are a tad more "proactive" -- some may say paranoid.
Kylie Dunn

Give Yourself Permission -- I Dare You!

Kylie Dunn | November 30, 2015 | GPS for the Soul
More and more I've come to realize how much of the construct was about giving me permission to change. After all, I could have made any of these changes in my life, or focused on any of these elements without having this massive construct around me to do that.

PRETA -- Ep.25

Spottoon | November 30, 2015 | Entertainment
Generators? He said he was going to destroy them along with the huge monster..?! What's going on..? H..Help me... San! You go on ahead!! Just go! I've got him! Go right now!! - From Preta Ep.25 -
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Experian Gearing to Launch Connected Addressable TV Platform

Andy Plesser | November 30, 2015 | Business
"This has really been the year of addressable TV. We've done literally triple the amount of work compared to 2014," according to Experian addressable advertising product lead Brienna Pinnow. Now the data company wants to do more? But what exactly? "To develop the technology and platform to really become the hub...
Joel Epstein

Giving Thanks in Portland and Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | November 30, 2015 | Los Angeles
My advice to all. Go away more often. Not just so there will be fewer commuters trying to get to work. But because there's so much to see and learn from other cities struggling, like L.A., to make themselves better places to live.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Cord-Cutting is Forcing Smarter TV Ad Offerings: AT&T's Brown

Andy Plesser | November 30, 2015 | Business
The emerging prospect of targeting individual TV viewers with ads, no matter what show or channel they're watching, may be real - but that doesn't mean the industry should throw out the old practice of buying ads in shows considered to have demographic matches. That's according to AT&T AdWorks ad sales...
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Dynamic Ad Creativity Is Science-Fiction: Nielsen's Solomon

Andy Plesser | November 30, 2015 | Technology
The prospect that, in a connected era, TV ads could be assembled from multiple component parts to make up a 30-second spot that is custom-built for a particular individual viewer is getting some marketers is excited. But how viable is this idea, really? Nielsen's precision and planning SVP Eric Solomon reckons:...