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MasterChef Finalist Explains the Crossover Between Cooking and Advertising

When she was auditioning for Season 5 of Fox’s hit cooking show MasterChef, Elizabeth Cauvel told producers she was an associate creative director at New York-based ad agency MRY, working on Johnson & Johnson brands like Listerine and Band-Aid. Show More Summary

What To Expect From “Rosie” New Version Of ‘The View’

The View re-launches Monday morning with a new executive producer, new logo, new set, new token conservative, and — maybe most interesting to Monday's viewers — the triumphant return of Rosie O'Donnell. O'Donnell left under a cloud after...Show More Summary

Reducing health care costs through company wellness plans

Part of a series. Employers have seen their health care costs rise dramatically over the years. To compensate, they have expected employees to pay an increasing portion of the health care insurance premium, expected employees to pay significant co-pays with each physician visit and have purchased policies that restrict individuals to a narrow network of doctors […]

Strategies to Maximize your #GivingTuesday

With the holiday season inching closer and closer, your nonprofit might be looking to recharge your holiday giving campaigns. One option you may consider is to create a #GivingTuesday campaign for December 2nd to amp up your year-end fundraising. Show More Summary

While World Burns, United Nations worries about Global Warming

WASHINGTON — While conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine are dominating headlines (or should be) across the world, the United Nations (U.N.) released a report warning people about global warming. Or, in other words, the U.N. warned the world about global warming’s latest new reincarnation called “climate change.” Reuters reported that U.N. said the ozone layer […]

The Islamic State threat is overstated

The Washington Post publishes an opinion piece by Ramzi Mardini entitled “The Islamic State threat is overstated” which points out how the Obama Administration and much of the media is missing the fact that ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State is really just a few thousand well-armed murderous thugs and how we, in the West, shouldn’t get our collective […]

Why FRAND Commitments are Not (usually) Contracts

Guest Post by Professor Jorge L. Contreras There has been a fair amount of controversy recently over commitments that patent holders make to license patents on terms that are “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory” (FRAND).  As I have previously written here and here, FRAND commitments generally arise when a patent holder wishes to assure the marketplace […]

Actually, We Were Wondering How You Signed the Claim Forms

In May, South Carolina's Attorney General reported that the number of insurance-fraud cases in the state had reached an all-time high in 2013. The report (via Overlawyered) is mostly just numbers, but it does include two or three examples...Show More Summary

The Value of Water: How We View It (Thanks @thereaIbanksy)

5 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

It's rare that on the same day I post the same item on WaterWired and my personal blog Campanastan but since I am reading David Zetland's Living with Water Scarcity now I thought this graphic extremely relvant to drought, scarcity, and how we value (or don't value) water. I suspect...

Recently Released Research Summaries from Correctional Services Canada

The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications refers to a number of research documents released recently by Correctional Services Canada : Substance Abuse Problem Severity, Treatment Readiness, and Response...Show More Summary

Ramblings Jobs: Tower Cloud

After a slow Labor Day stretch, we have a new job listing on the Ramblings Jobs board this weekend. … [visit site to read more]

The 32 Most Trendsetting Looks Of The Year

It's only September, but there have already been tons of memorable style moments this year. Now that the biggest award shows and fashion shows have whizzed by, we took a moment to collect the most buzzworthy and breathtaking fashion looks we've seen so far. Show More Summary

Law Library of Congress Report on Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison

The Law Library of Congress in Washington has released a new comparative report on the Laws on Children Residing with Parents in Prison:"This report provides information on select international and regional measures... and the laws of ninety-seven jurisdictions from around the world... Show More Summary

In Search of the Perfect Loaf, in the Media

I've been gratified by the media attention the new book is getting and just want to make note of a few articles and interviews here. Tim Carman of the Washington Post visited me in my home kitchen while I mixed, shaped and baked some...Show More Summary

There She Is….

Final preparations are underway in Atlantic City this afternoon for tonight’s Miss America Competition, where you’ll be seeing several familiar TV News faces. ABC’s coverage begins at 8pmET with an ABC News special “Countdown to Miss...Show More Summary

New Fast Lane in Open Internet Proceeding

FCC provides “bulk upload” option for adding even more comments to the million-plus already on file – now who’s going to read them all? When last we took a sounding of the rising floodwaters of net neutrality comments, they were 1.1 million deep and more were pouring in. Show More Summary

Legal Rights of Linguistic Minorities

First submitted September 13, 2014 to Peoples College of Law "We therefore live in a period where the prevailing Zeitgeist is at least receptive to the notion that we do not have to be identical ethnically or linguistically." — Dr. Fernand...Show More Summary

Standing Tall for Native American Day

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) September 15, 2014 An unprecedented event happened in South Dakota 24 years ago, an event that has not been duplicated by any other state: South Dakota adopted October 12 as a state...Show More Summary

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