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Madelaine D'Angelo

The State of Art and Tech

Madelaine D'Angelo | July 27, 2015 | Arts
Despite its impressive growth, the intersection of the art and technology still presents challenges. Even though the online market is providing more access and transparency than ever before, new buyers are still left wondering, how do I know what to purchase?
Dean Baker

Social Security Trustees Report Without the Hysteria

Dean Baker | July 27, 2015 | Business
Every year the Social Security trustees issue their report on the financial condition of the program. In the past this release was generally accompanied by some serious deep breathing as reporters warned of multi-trillion dollar shortfalls and the impending bankruptcy of the program. This could be accompanied by appeals on...
Forest Trends

13 Powerhouse American Companies Have Taken Obama's New Climate Pledge. What Does It Mean for Forests?

Forest Trends | July 27, 2015 | Green
This post initially appeared on The AnthropoZine. Click here to view the original. By Steve Zwick Thirteen major US companies today took the White House's "American Business Act on Climate" pledge to slash their greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change....
Brit + Co

How to Make Frozen Watermelon Mint Margaritas

Brit + Co | July 27, 2015 | Taste
Summer's here and it is HOT out there, people. One of our favorite ways to beat the heat is with a boozy frozen drink (duh!). We're all about the wine slushies, frozen daiquiris, spiked shakes, and of course, margaritas. Our latest...
Michael Giltz

Theater: 'Absolute Brightness' Great Actor, So-So Script

Michael Giltz | July 27, 2015 | Arts
Performer James Lecesne's latest one-man show confirms what everyone has known for two decades or more: he's a terrific performer.
Great Work Cultures

Learning to Lead Without Authority

Great Work Cultures | July 27, 2015 | Business
What started off as an innocuous query from my leader soon became a chance to explore and grow myself as an individual contributor at a deeper leadership level -- someone who doesn't need a hierarchy, department or budget to make an organizational impact.
Kevin O'Leary

Does Anyone Ever Get to Ring the Bell at the New York Stock Exchange Twice? Maybe!

Kevin O'Leary | July 27, 2015 | Business
If you are a pro in the National Football League, your dream is to wear a Super Bowl ring. If you are a pianist, you haven't made it until you've played Carnegie Hall. If you are an entrepreneur, in business you want to ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Aspen Institute

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Talks Homeland Security, ISIS, and Immigration

Aspen Institute | July 27, 2015 | Politics
The Department of Homeland Security was formed in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Accordingly, counter terrorism has always lain at the heart of the Department's mission. But in the years since, both the enemies the U.S. fights and the way we fight have changed dramatically.
Chris Weigant

Why I'll Be Watching The "Kids' Table" Debate

Chris Weigant | July 27, 2015 | Politics
As I've been predicting for a while now, the fight for the final two slots in the first primetime Republican presidential debate has begun to heat up. When Fox News announced that they would be limiting the number of candidates invited to their debate to only the top ten in...
Rick Steves

Forget Downton Abbey, Blenheim Palace is #1

Rick Steves | July 27, 2015 | Travel
I nearly skipped Blenheim Palace this year, thinking that on a gorgeous Sunday in July this palace near Oxford would be a mob scene. It was nearly empty.
Rick Steves

Travelers Café

Rick Steves | July 27, 2015 | Travel
High school grads in the Alps, a "monk chat" in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and under the pillow in a Scottish B&B. There's a lot going on in our Travelers Café where I collect my favorite blogs.
Mary Green Swig

Haunted by Student Debt to the Grave

Mary Green Swig | July 27, 2015 | Politics
Many people, including many student debt holders, may be surprised to learn that people can be pursued for student debt even into their elder years. In fact, the government is withholding Social Security payments for some retirees, because their student loans have not been fully repaid.
Aspen Institute

Iraq Ambassador to U.S.: 'We Cannot Coexist With ISIS'

Aspen Institute | July 27, 2015 | Politics
Sen. John McCain said, "ISIS is winning," and a spokesperson for the US Secretary of Defense said it would be one to eight weeks before Iraqi forces could begin an offensive against ISIS. Despite this, the panel was optimistic about the future of the region and its ability to take on ISIS.
Pete Wilgoren

When You Feel Like the Fourth Wheel in the Family

Pete Wilgoren | July 27, 2015 | Parents
My daughter overheard the discussion. Without a second thought, without a pause, she blurts out, "but dad, it's the fourth wheel that keeps everything balanced." And it stopped me cold.
Charlotte Safavi


Charlotte Safavi | July 27, 2015 | Entertainment
OK, I'm a little late to the party. The 12-episode sci-fi drama Sense8 produced and created by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and written by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) has already debuted June 5 on Netflix.
Holly Rust

How to Be Productive When You Work From Home

Holly Rust | July 27, 2015 | Business
When you work from home, every day life can easily sabotage your working schedule. Later quickly turns into next week, or not at all. A false sense of time and succumbing to daily deterrents can easily derail a successful at-home workday.
Naphtali Hoff

7 Steps Towards a Successful Presentation

Naphtali Hoff | July 27, 2015 | Business
We have all attended great presentations that left us wanting more. And then there were the ones that gave us the itch to get up or log out.
Jun Loayza

3 Ways Helpdesk Indifference Will Kill Your Small Business

Jun Loayza | July 27, 2015 | Business
Everything seems to be on track when you notice a new and disturbing trend: some customers have started to complain about your helpdesk support on Twitter and Facebook. They're disappointed or angry that you "don't seem to care" and worse, some have vowed never to do business with you again. Just what is going on?!
Doug A. Sandler

Shake it Like a Polaroid Picture

Doug A. Sandler | July 27, 2015 | Business
It's time to shay shay shake your outdated policies, procedures and practices like a Polaroid picture. Here are a handful of ways to keep your business on track and focused on a future with positive results.
Andy Schmookler

What's Taking Over America

Andy Schmookler | July 27, 2015 | Politics
If America is to be ruled by whoever commands the most money, it will be the corporate system, far more than individual billionaires, that calls the shots.