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What Good Is a Good Economy?

Even as the U.S. recovery ramps up, polling shows Americans are more anxious than ever about being the world's top power.

How unions can survive in a right-to-work world

Sometime later this week, a right-to-work bill appears certain to land on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. Despite the protests of thousands in Madison, he’ll sign it, dealing another blow to labor unions already crippled by laws passed during the Republican’s last term in office. It will also be a symbolic threshold: Wisconsin would be […]

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Leaked Spartan Browser’s Cortana Integration Demoed In Video

A leaked copy of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Spartan browser, the successor of the notorious Internet Explorer browser, has been demonstrated in a video from a Microsoft enthusiasts site. WinBeta, in a new video, demonstrated just how tightly integrated Cortana is to the new Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) browser. Show More Summary

Authority Interview: Sonia Simone of Copyblogger Media

I am very happy to post the first in our series of interviews with featured speakers at the upcoming Authority Rainmaker conference (May 13-15 in Denver) with none other than Sonia Simone of Copyblogger Media. Sonia is the co-founder and Chief Content Officer at Copyblogger, where she writes about marketing, entrepreneurship, and how to create better [...]

Barclays boss takes £1.1 million bonus despite BILLIONS spent on financial scandals

Barclays paid out billions of pounds in currency market manipulation litigation costs in 2014 as well as more for dealing with a number of retail investor mis-selling scandals. But Barclays' leaders are still pretty happy with themselves. In...Show More Summary

Plus Explores the Black-and-White Mysteries of French Whisky

In a project that may as well include a directorial credit for one Francois Truffaut, New York creative content agency Plus helps client Bastille 1789 bring its mysteriously sexy French whisky stateside with a new ad campaign titled “A...Show More Summary

What Piketty Gets Wrong About the Third World

LIMA -- As a "third worlder," I am sensitive to Westerners' rash guesswork when it comes to developing world statistics. Why? Because, when faced with information gaps, some Westerners fill their spreadsheets with their own prejudices and wishful thinking. Show More Summary

Exuberant Architecture: Are Bolivia's 'Andean Palaces' Groundbreaking or Kitschy?

Several years ago, El Alto, Bolivia, which is a stronghold of an indigenous group called the Aymara, was a populous city of bland, brick red buildings. Then a builder by the name of Freddy Mamani Silvestre came along, and...

Micro Week 2015: The World's Tiniest Habitable Skyscrapers Belong to Hermit Crabs

All photos courtesy of Aki Inomata The pet hermit crabs of Japanese artist Aki Inomata are surely among the worldliest of their species. Instead of shells, they wear transparent 3D-printed versions of the New York City skyline, a fortified Moroccan...

Video Interlude: In This Oscar-Nominated Short, it's Kinda Tough Having Architects for Parents

It may have gone un-fêted at the Oscars on Sunday, but Norwegian director Torill Kove's film, "Me and My Moulton," which was nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category, is so charming that it deserves a little more...

My 2015 – 2020 Predictions

So I’ve never done this, but think it’ll be fun.  I wanna try to predict the future 3 – 5 years from now. In 3-5 years we can come back to this post and either congratulate me or make fun me!  I also wanna just self-think what investments I should make, what technologies I should […] The post My 2015 – 2020 Predictions appeared first on Neville's Financial Blog.

The EDM Cinderella Story — How The Glitch Mob Exploded

(Photo: Ralph Arvesen) Justin Boreta is a founding member of The Glitch Mob. Their music has been featured in movies like Sin City II, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America, and Spiderman. In this post, we discuss The Glitch Mob’s path from unknown band to playing sold-out 90,000-person (!) arenas. Show More Summary

Michael Bloomberg: "95% Of Murderers Fit One M.O. - Male, Minorities, Aged 15-25"

While representatives have reportedly tried to block the release of footage of Michael Bloomberg's remarks at The Aspen Institute on Feb 6th, audio has surfaced of the former New York City mayor’s controversial comments about getting "guns out of the hands of minorities." Bloomberg's remarks... Show More Summary

How to be me when I’m dead: A guide to running my Facebook after I’m gone

Dear Adam, Last week you sent me a message that said you’d put me in charge of your Facebook account in the event of your death, which is more or less a sure thing. I’m honored you chose me, though it’s a weird feeling. That’s probably because death is a weird thing and we’re doomed […]

Retaining Employees and Their Sanity!

The Deloitte CallCenter in Nashville, TN, invited me to spend an afternoon recently with their contact center management talking about daily success in a call center environment. We spent a good deal of that time comparing the similarities...Show More Summary

Castle Wire: Frescoed 74-Room Villa with Napoleonic History Asks $5.8M

In June of 1800, French and the Austrian forces clashed in a pivotal battle that ended up routing the Austrians from Italy. Napoleon Bonaparte, who had only seized power in France the year before, masterminded the assault from a...

Ukrainians Rage Against Military Draft: "We're Sick Of This War"

Submitted by Justin Raimondo via, When Ukrainian army officers came to the Ukrainian village of Velikaya Znamenka to tell the men to prepare to be drafted, they weren’t prepared for what happened next. As the commandingShow More Summary

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