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Steven Kull

In Suit Against Clean Power Plan, States May Not Be "Closer To The People"

Steven Kull | September 28, 2016 | Politics
Twenty-six states have joined a lawsuit against the federal government to stop its Clean Power Plan (CPP), which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions two percent a year. Oral arguments are scheduled to begin in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on September 27. ...
Penny C. Sansevieri

"Help! My Book Isn't Selling!" 9 Things to Consider Before Giving Up

Penny C. Sansevieri | September 28, 2016 | Books
When indie authors come to me and ask "Should I just give up?" it's hard to answer. Without knowing a lot of the history of the book or what the author has done, it's a bit like trying to diagnose a patient you've never seen. There are, however, some tell-tale signs that you can breathe new life into your book. Here is a list of thing you can try before throwing in the towel. They might just help improve stagnant sales.
Sophie Andrews

Building Your Creative Culture

Sophie Andrews | September 28, 2016 | Business
It is easy to forget that an organisation is set up to do more than just go about its regular activities to achieve set goals and complete its mission statement. But in truth, as we spend 1/3 of our day at work, it is important that we feel comfortable in our work environment and relaxed and motivated by our colleagues.
Randy Pennington

Five Reasons Why Your Business Will Become Lethargic

Randy Pennington | September 28, 2016 | Business
Your business didn't start out with the intent to become lethargic and ultimately irrelevant. It began with an idea that would provide a product or service that is faster, better, cheaper, or friendlier than your competitors. Sometimes that idea was an enhancement of what currently existed in the marketplace. Other times, it was a revolutionary idea that changed the world.
Jonathan Long

How Positive Customer Reviews Can Help Your Business

Jonathan Long | September 28, 2016 | Business
A very large percentage of consumers turn to online reviews when it comes time to make a purchase decision. Whether it's an electronics product or a medical procedure, online reviews influence purchases in every industry imaginable.
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

4 Simple Ways To Grow Your Email Subscriber List

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | September 28, 2016 | Business
As a blogger and online business owner, I am constantly researching ways to gain more traffic and reach more people. Over and over again I see people stressing over the importance of an email list.
Stephanie Kordan

Paella: A Vegetarian One-Dish Feast

Stephanie Kordan | September 28, 2016 | Taste
Paella is traditionally meant to feed many. The Italians call it risotto, the Spanish, paella. There are similarities and differences, of course, such as the smoky paprika and saffron in paella, and the parmesan and creamy nature of risotto.
Tasting Table

Introducing Instant Matcha

Tasting Table | September 28, 2016 | Taste
Remember how innovative it once was to pour powder into a bottle of water, give it a few shakes and get lemonade?
Michael Schulder

Getting To Yes In Colombia

Michael Schulder | September 28, 2016 | World
Nearly five years ago, something happened deep in the Colombian jungle that made this week's signing of a peace deal possible. It was a first, risky step, relayed to me by William Ury, co-author of a seminal book on negotiation Getting to Yes.
Robert Caruso

Fortune Favors the Bold

Robert Caruso | September 28, 2016 | World
An intelligence surge is appropriate, lawful, timely, necessary, and critical to achieving the foreign policy aims of the next administration.
Kathleen Schafer

Taking Control of Your Career: The Three C's

Kathleen Schafer | September 28, 2016 | Business
The suspense is growing in the 2016 presidential election, but while we don't know what will happen, one thing we do know is the date of decision. Elections almost always provide us with a concrete outcome. The milestones of our lives, however, such as our career dreams and aspirations, usually don't come with a prescribed date. For that reason, sometimes we allow career and life goals to remain on the horizon instead of becoming the markers of flow and progress in our lives.
Nancy Laws

Starting a Business: 3 Things That Should Never Stop You

Nancy Laws | September 28, 2016 | Business
According to the 2015 Kaufman Index, 310 out of 100,000 adults started new businesses each month, so if you've been toying with the idea of starting a business, you are certainly not alone.
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

Do Donations Tied to Scholarships Increase Tuition?

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz | September 28, 2016 | Education
The cost of higher education has reached the point where the House Ways and Means Committee had hearings in September of 2016 about the uses of college endowments. During the hearing Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight committee, asked whether the tax code should be used to encourage people to donate money specifically for scholarships at universities.
Deepak Sarma

Hinduism, Brain Death, Organ Transplantation

Deepak Sarma | September 28, 2016 | Religion
Hinduism is a conglomeration of a variety of beliefs and practices with no one, or official, set of doctrines or religious authorities. I thus offer an account of brain death from a systematic, and somewhat unified, perspective shared by several schools of Hindu philosophy concerning the mechanisms and components of consciousness and cognition.
Ann M. Starrs

40 Years Is Enough: Let's End The Harmful And Unjust Hyde Amendment

Ann M. Starrs | September 28, 2016 | Politics
For the last four decades, the Hyde Amendment has banned the use of federal dollars for abortion coverage (except in the most extreme circumstances) for women insured by Medicaid, the main public health insurance program for low-income Americans.
David S. Simon

I Approved This Message

David S. Simon | September 28, 2016 | Politics
The goal of tonight's debate is for the two candidates to win your approval and man can I ever relate to that. It seems on one level or another all I seem to do is try to win over someone's approval.  All. The. Time.
Erik Gleibermann

The Ups And Downs Of Cuban Socialism

Erik Gleibermann | September 28, 2016 | Politics
While living in Havana this summer to write an article for The Atlantic, I found myself negotiating the daily paradoxes of the Cuban system. Here's a breakdown.
Tom Allon

The Definition of Insanity

Tom Allon | September 28, 2016 | New York
If you do the same thing over and over and over again and expect a different result each time, that is called insanity. Our city and state government has officially gone insane for the past decade. Last week's federal complaint against nine people in state government and its...
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Why I Will Not Be Watching Any More Presidential Debates

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | September 28, 2016 | Politics
The problem is it's those whacks that Clinton and Trump spent most of their time honing to get that precious cheer and got cha' thrill from their partisans. This is no accident. This sad, sorry state of what presidential debates have been reduced too goes beyond just a pander to political thrill-seeking, negativism, and of course, personal attack attack attack.
Evelyn Leopold

Crash in Ukraine: War Crime, Stupidity or Both?

Evelyn Leopold | September 28, 2016 | World
A Dutch-led investigation team said it had "irrefutable" evidence that a Russian-built missile shot out of the sky a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people, 193 of them Dutch citizens. It said the launch was in an area controlled by pro-Russian fighters battling the Ukraine government since early...