(Scott Johnson) The performance artist, as I like to think of him, who appeared alongside Barack Obama and others in Soweto at the memorial ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela has take a lot of abuse as a fake signer. I prefer to think of him as an adding an interpretive element to the form. Show More Summary
A year is more like a decade in the world of technology. Think back to last December; our tech-augmented lives were quite different just 12 months ago There was no real platform to quickly and easily share social video with family and friends in the way it had taken off with photos, thanks to Instagram. Show More Summary
When I think of Nelson Mandela, I don't really think of Mandela the president. I think of Mandiba the political prisoner, and the man whose writing gave me courage behind bars. I read Mandela's autobiography, A Long Walk to Freedom, while incarcerated as a political hostage in Iran. Show More Summary
“You become – and attract – what you think about the most.” ~ Jerry Bruckner. Like anyone else, I need a few tools and resources to help me put my thinking cap on and get the creative juices flowing. Here are a few resources that inspired me yesterday as I started my own strategic plan. read more
To the extent that middle class and more affluent people think about poverty in America, they likely have blurry, partial images due to distance and lack of direct experience. Their remedies might include better education and training, higher minimum wages, more affordable housing. New Scientist thinks otherwise. Show More Summary
Priming people to think about money makes them more likely to cheat, but priming them to think about time seems to strengthen their moral compass, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...Show More Summary
By Eric Parnell: Reports of social unrest and political crisis in the Ukraine has filled global headlines in recent days. But for many investors, this news is likely an afterthought when thinking about their investment portfolios. After...Show More Summary
I think the bulk of the U.S. population, particularly likely voters in 2014, have reached the point where they no longer believe anything President Obama says. It coincides with what may be the lowest level of confidence in the U.S. Congress. Its Democratic members all voted for Obamacare without reading it and the harm it […]
There is a lot of emphasis on Facebook’s youth demographic decreasing and how messaging apps like Snapchat, LINE, WhatsApp and KakaoTalk are becoming the new Facebook and I can’t help but to think: wow, people don’t understand product and technical differences. Facebook is a social networking platform. Messaging apps are tools for communication. It’s not […]
Well this stuff is just plain cool. I think I can safely say that I’ve never seen anything like it before. I don’t know…maybe cherry preserves? It’s by Lush, and it’s called Santa’s Lip Scrub. I like Lush’s Sugar Lip Scrubs, but this...Show More Summary
Ever wonder what it’s like to watch a football game with Nelly? Probably not what you think. The rapper talked
Sheldon has escaped to Texas, so the rest of the gang are left to decorate for Christmas on “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS at 8 p.m.), and with him gone, they start to think about what their lives would have been like had they never met Sheldon. Read full article >>
There have been wars in which religious motivation has been a factor, although I think a lot of these things are political with a religious justification. For example, the Irish don’t like the British presence in their country, and probably wouldn’t even if there were no religious differences between Britain and Ireland. Show More Summary
"You always think you'd seen everything, you always think you would run out of stuff, but it's just not possible." While Blockbuster may be dead, the "video store" still lives on thanks to independent shops like Cinefile Video in LA, Kim's Video in New York and Scarecrow Video in Seattle. Show More Summary
Russia knows what you’re thinking: You’d like to make the currency of the world’s leading kleptocracy’s the next dollar or euro. But there’s something missing. It’s not the corruption or lawlessness or instability or dead lawyers. It’s just that you shouldn’t have to write out “ruble” over and over and over again. Show More Summary
You'd think a company like AngelHack, which organizes collaborative "hackathons" around the country, would be better at navigating Twitter than they appear. Then again, you'd also think they'd be better at not letting their CEO say really disgusting things about the homeless, and that hasn't been working out very well for them.
On these frigid days, it helps to think about a place like Antarctica, which was recently determined to be without a doubt the coldest place on Earth (as if anyone was really surprised?). But it's also home to unique historic monuments...Show More Summary
Post by Jenny Erikson. Teen Mom Farrah Abraham seems like she may be one of the most annoyingly clueless people on the planet. Or she just thinks the rest of us are fools. Or maybe she does actually fart rainbows, and that’s what makes her a special little flower. Show More Summary
Couples Who Need To Star In “Couples’ Therapy” We’ve already seen some great episodes with celebrities on Couples Therapy featuring some of our favorite stars. But we think that show could do better. We’d like to suggest some couple...
In “Why the Fed Won’t Taper in December,” we pretended to write the first paragraph of the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) statement for next week’s meeting. By thinking about the likely mix of upgrades and downgrades to its assessment of the economy...