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Bernard-Henri Lévy


An Encounter with an Oligarch

Bernard-Henri Lévy | October 22, 2014 | World
The truth is that I have no idea whether the allegations against this man are true. But, in his eyes, he has a bit of that sad placidity that Fitzgerald attributed to his last tycoon, which makes him likeable.
Alex and Cadey Charfen


Don't Negotiate Your Way Out of Negotiating

Alex and Cadey Charfen | October 22, 2014 | Small Business
Remember, it is also OK to walk away from a deal. If you are not able to work with the other party down to your dollar comfort zone, then walk away from the deal.
Marcia Liss


It's A Trip

Marcia Liss | October 22, 2014 | Comedy
Murali Balaji


Incorporating an understanding of Diwali in your classrooms

Murali Balaji | October 22, 2014 | Religion
Thursday marks the global observance and celebration of Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights. The festival, most commonly connected to the story of Lord Rama's return home from exile, is observed by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. As Anantanand Rambachan's wonderful piece in Huffington Post...
Ellen Dolgen


Breast Friends: Mammograms, The Picture Of Health

Ellen Dolgen | October 22, 2014 | Fifty
Most of you probably go for annual mammograms, but currently the experts disagree as to when and how often you should take pictures of your breast friends.
Kevin B. Morrow


Baby Boomers And Downsizing -- Don't Believe Everything You Read

Kevin B. Morrow | October 22, 2014 | Fifty
While baby boomers are making choices about downsizing and many others -- what the forecasters are missing is what so many pundits have missed repeatedly in the past about the baby boomers since reporting on their lives became a national past time.
Christopher Elliott


Frequent Flier Programs: Ready For Regulation?

Christopher Elliott | October 22, 2014 | Travel
Frequent-flier programs are rigged to favor airlines, deceive passengers and cost consumers billions of dollars. At least that's the contention of one Florida frequent traveler named Alan Grayson. But it just so happens that Grayson is a member of Congress. And as such,...
E. Nina Rothe


The Abu Dhabi Diaries: Can a Film Festival Help Us Overcome Misconceptions, Conflicts and Stereotypes?

E. Nina Rothe | October 22, 2014 | Entertainment
Each year around the time when the evenings get nippy and the leaves begin to turn in NYC, I feel a special kind of giddiness overtake me. It's like sensory overload, my stomach is aflutter, my mind gets easily intrigued and...
Nezir Sinani


Civil Society Walks Out On the World Bank

Nezir Sinani | October 22, 2014 | Impact
As the World Bank Group (and the IMF) shareholders convened the other week in Washington, DC for their annual meetings, one lesser-known issue grabbed the spotlight -- the new environmental and social policies.
Sheldon D. Newton

How To Reach Your Goals

Sheldon D. Newton | October 22, 2014 | Good News
There is only one way to accomplish your goals. And that is by diligently pursuing them, doing so relentlessly with determination and fortitude. Diligence is the golden key of all worthy achievements, for it is the power to consistently and persistently engage our energies and efforts to their attainment....
Mike Ragogna


My Dream Duets: Chatting with Barry Manilow, Andre Cymone and Carroll Matthews Exclusives and The Hawthorne Chronicles

Mike Ragogna | October 22, 2014 | Entertainment
A Conversation with Barry Manilow Mike Ragogna: First off, thanks for the interview and it's a true blue spectacle that I landed it, Barry! Barry Manilow: [laughs] Sure, sure. MR: The concept for the album is pretty unique. I don't think anyone's done...
Campus Election Engagement Project

Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner vs. Chad Grimm Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Illinois Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | October 22, 2014 | Politics
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner vs. Chad Grimm Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement...
Danny Groner


On The Town: New York Pretty

Danny Groner | October 21, 2014 | New York
At first glance, On the Town doesn't seem like something that would be such a hit in 2014. There isn't much substance to the story, the music and humor are both mostly old-fashioned, and the dancing is largely in the genre of ballet. Yet, the whole show comes...
Sue Burrell

Prison for Teen Who Lit "Agender" Youth's Skirt on Fire Thwarts Healing

Sue Burrell | October 21, 2014 | Crime
The news of Richard Thomas' seven-year prison sentence raises fresh questions about how the justice system intervenes in dangerous, but clearly adolescent behavior.
Art Brodsky


A Warning For HBO and CBS: Danger Lurks In The Stream

Art Brodsky | October 22, 2014 | Technology
Do HBO and CBS know what they got themselves into? Do Lionsgate and Tribeca have a clue? Think parlor, spider, fly. Or, if you're of a more cinematic state of mind, think of a deal they can't refuse. Pick your metaphor. The clever minds at the media companies think...
Robert Reich


Getting a Grip on Ebola

Robert Reich | October 21, 2014 | Politics
I'm not worried about Ebola. I'm worried about America. I'm worried about our confidence and courage.
Steven Hassan


ISIS Is a Cult That Uses Terrorism: A Fresh New Strategy

Steven Hassan | October 21, 2014 | World
The good news, and I speak here as a former member of a totalistic group, is that the 'cult' word has finally leapt into the conversation about ISIS. But it does so in a way that barely scratches the surface of what makes ISIS a cult; what draws people to it; and how to stop them.
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.


Only One Way to Mars?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | October 21, 2014 | Science
Our earliest astronauts were test pilots; their selection followed strict criteria of age, gender, and flight experience that severely limited participation. Are we in danger of creating another exclusive group of spacefarers?
Ian I. Mitroff


Ebola Is a True Systems Crisis: It Must Be Managed Systemically or It Cannot Be Managed At All

Ian I. Mitroff | October 21, 2014 | Politics
As most know by now, the response in the U.S. to Ebola has been mixed at best. On the one hand, the infectious disease has not spread uncontrollably. Despite serious snafus, the health system is learning how to manage the disease.
Dr. Faheem Younus


Why This Doctor Believes That Ebola Will Not Be an American Catastrophe

Dr. Faheem Younus | October 21, 2014 | Science
Calm down, people! Yes, Ebola is devastating, and it may continue to gnaw at Africa and the developing world, but it won't turn into an American catastrophe. Let me explain why I believe we will win this battle.