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Much Of My Work Ethic, Time Management I Learned Through Parenting

By Germayne Graham UCF Forum columnist I was cleaning up the house one day and stumbled across a homemade Mother’s Day card that one of my children made for me. It was so beautifully written in scribbles with crayons and decorated with...Show More Summary

Millennials, Here's How To Feel Satisfied With Your Life Decisions

A version of this post was originally posted on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her articles sent straight to your inbox. One of my readers recently told me in an email, I feel like I have been pushed out of an airplane with a parachute that has a dozen different pull cords. Show More Summary

Immigrant Rights Are Workers Rights

By Thomas Kennedy What does it mean to be an immigrant and a worker in the United States? With May 1 around the corner around the corner, it is a question worth asking. Immigrants are working families and they are under attack like never...Show More Summary

United Technologies Just Got More Lucrative Government Contracts After Offshoring Jobs To Mexico

United Technologies, the firm President Donald Trump spotlighted with his threat to punish companies offshoring jobs, is moving more than 1,000 of its Indiana Carrier jobs to Mexico despite Trump’s intervention. Instead of punishment, since Inauguration Day the major defense contractor has been awarded new lucrative government contracts. Really. Show More Summary

Fewer Lobbyists, More Money: What’s Going On?

by Ashley Balcerzak Before President Trump was sworn in, his rhetoric and treatment of lobbyists seemed pretty harsh. He announced lobbyists would be kicked off the transition team and registered lobbyists couldn’t work in his administration, and some lobbyists deregistered to stand a chance to serve. Show More Summary

What If Uber Is A Joke?

Okay, Uber is definitely not a joke in the sense that it is large company that has rattled the taxi industry in the United States and around the world. It has also raised many important regulatory issues, as it has sought to evade longstanding...Show More Summary

Flawed Voucher Plans Foreshadow Trump Administration's School 'Reforms'

We already know what a school voucher program like the one championed by Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy “Amway” DeVos looks like. An experimental version was set up for Washington DC in 2004. We also already know that it does not deliver on its promises, and in many cases, makes education worse. The D.C. Show More Summary

100 Days Of President Trump’s Corporate Government

We’re 100 days into Corporate Government. While giant corporations have for decades and on a bipartisan basis exerted far too much influence over government decision-making, we’ve never seen anything like the Trump administration. The...Show More Summary

What You Don't Know About Credit Card Billing Cycles Will Blow Your Mind

Billing cycles can really mess with your head. Don't take my word for it. Consider what happened to Michael Dearing, a registered nurse from Chicago, when Comcast adjusted -- or in his words "played with" -- his billing cycles recently. "For about two years, our due date was always the 24th," he says. Show More Summary

Trump's Attack On Canada's Cows Hurts Trade Tweaks

Trump has attacked Canada’s ultimate sacred cow, our protected dairy farms, in the lead-up to trade talks. This is nothing new but what has changed is that Canada’s cows are on the radar screens of other prominent politicians south of the border. Show More Summary

Here's How Pop Culture Is Changing For Millennials

Proximity is the a new watchword in pop culture and marketing. Today, millennials ? and everyone else ? live with only one degree of separation from everything. We are closer than ever to the things and people around us - closer to our...Show More Summary

How 'Cool Syndrome' Is Killing Our Careers

A version of this post was originally posted on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her articles sent straight to your inbox. “Cool girlfriend syndrome” is the term I gave to my tendency to act chill and low maintenanceShow More Summary

How Smart People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress. Stress can have a lasting, negative impact on the brain. Show More Summary

How To Get A Raise Without Asking For One

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you’re doing everything right—you’re never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always meet deadlines—promotions can be few and far between. You’re putting the work in, so whyShow More Summary

What Can We Learn From United Airlines?

Normally I would say to get out in front of a brand crisis. “Take the lead and control the messaging,” is the advice I would normally give to a brand facing an issue in reputation management. But in the case of United Airlines and their recent woes (as well as some other brands), I instead say to take a step back. Show More Summary

Why Tax Collection Scams Are Getting Harder To Stop

I’ve written about tax-related crime for years, and have always offered this fail-safe rule to avoid tax scams: If you ever receive a call from the IRS about back taxes or any other money you supposedly owe the government, hang up because it’s a scam. There was something comforting about that advice — maybe even a little satisfying. Show More Summary

Starbucks: Speak Softly And Do The Right Thing

On March 30, 2017, North Carolina repealed its hateful and misguided law, HB2. This was the famous “Bathroom Bill,” which was a thinly-veiled attack on the rights of the LGBTQ community, specifically transgender people. The repeal happened after estimates showed the state was going to lose up to $3.7 billion in revenue due to boycotts. Show More Summary

And Then... A Scorpion: United Airlines And How (Not) To Handle A Crisis

By now most Americans know what happened to Dr. Dao on United Airlines. At this point, a good portion of the planet probably does. But every day the story gets a little worse. Seeing the video of the United passenger being dragged of...Show More Summary

Why We're Offering Paid Time Off For Politics

In December 1942, with global democracy at risk, Polaroid’s founder Edwin Land gathered his staff in Harvard Square with a startling and inspirational message. “We have no purpose now except to win this war.” Polaroid redirected itsShow More Summary

Tax Day And The Killer Instinct In Economic Policy

We seem poised for a great debate over tax policy in the next few months. Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are likely to push for various plans to reduce taxes on the wealthy. Progressives, and hopefully most of the Democrats, will be fighting back. Show More Summary

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