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The World’s Greatest Con (Chapter 3): Organized Crime, A Pump and Dump Fraud, and the “Charity” that Earned Yank Barry Three Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize

Yank Barry's charity, the Global Village Champions Foundation, was linked to a pump and dump stock fraud that Yank Barry operated in partnership with people tied to organized crime.

Nobel medal awarded for DNA discovery up for auction

Christie's is expecting bids near $3 million for the DNA pioneer James Watson's prize

Emily Blunt Saved Meryl Streep’s Life On Set, Meryl Repaid Her By Existing

I have a hunch for who will win the Nobel Peace Prize next year. It'll be Emily Blunt for saving Meryl Streep's life on the set of Into the Woods. More » Emily Blunt Saved Meryl Streep’s Life On Set, Meryl Repaid Her By Existing is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.

Ig Nobel day-after-Thanksgiving broadcast on Science Friday

Spread the word, please! On Friday, November 28, the Science Friday radio program will broadcast its specially edited recording of the 2014 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. It’s SciFri’s 23rd annual broadcast (SciFri began this day-after-Thanksgiving tradition in 1992, the Ig Nobel ceremony’s second year). Listen to it on a public radio station, if you’re near one, or […]

Airbnb honcho thinks company deserves Nobel Peace Prize

The Global Head of Hospitality for Airbnb credits the company with improving cross-cultural understanding, one apartment rental at a time.

Airbnb Exec Thinks The Company Should Win A Nobel Peace Prize

Chip Conley, head of hospitality for Airbnb, has high hopes for the short-term rental site. According to Fortune, at a recent executive retreat he told Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky his 10-year goal was for the company to eventually win the Nobel Peace Prize. Show More Summary

John Steinbeck's Six Tips On Writing: Six

3 days agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The Fall 1975 issue of Paris Review featured an interview with novelist John Steinbeck. He won the Pulitzer Prize and was a Nobel laureate, and The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men are still required reading in many...

Paying for the Neocon Moment: Sacrificing Lives, Liberty, and Wealth for Nothing

With President Barack Obama further tarnishing his Nobel Peace Prize by starting yet another Middle Eastern war, exuberant Neoconservatives claim their moment has arrived. And that was before Chuck Hagel, long the Neocon bête noire, was tossed underfoot. Show More Summary

Christie's to offer Dr. James D. Watson's 1962 Nobel Medal for his work on the structure of DNA

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

On December 4, Christie?s New York will conduct the sale of the 1962 Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to Dr. James D. Watson, one of the world?s greatest living scientists, for his ground-breaking discovery in 1953, alongside Dr. Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, of the structure of DNA: the double helix. Show More Summary

Airbnb Had Housing Activists Pushed Into a "Free Speech Zone"

This weekend Airbnb held its first-ever conference for hosts in San Francisco. Inside, executives restated the company's goal to with a Nobel Peace Prize. Outside, local cops allegedly shoved housing activists who were protesting Airbnb's role in the eviction crisis, confining demonstrators into a "free speech" pen. Read more...

Muhammad Yunus, father of microfinance, on education, women and selfless business

Muhammad Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate for pioneering the concept of lending to tiny businesses and entrepreneurs who are poor, swung through Los Angeles over the weekend to mark the official launch of his Grameen America microfinance organization in the city.

Thankful for Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a poet, a scholar, and a peace activist. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. WhenShow More Summary

Masters in Business: The Robert Shiller Interview

In the latest “Masters in Business” podcast, I speak with Robert Shiller, Stirling Professor of Economics at Yale University and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics. Shiller makes a key point about finance:  “We really do not know the future. Since we don’t, we are talking finance and insurance. They are really about an uncertain...Read More

Sharing Economy: Airbnb Believes It Deserves the Nobel Friggin' Peace Prize

A peace-loving Airbnb listing in New Orleans Airbnb executive Chip Conley, the short-term rental facilitator's goateed "hospitality guru," recently told Fortune he'd like to see his company win a Nobel Peace Prize for promoting cross-cultural understanding. Here is a non-exhaustive...

Man Won’t Leave Denver Station Lobby. Allegedly Bites Cop

A man who refused to leave Denver ABC affiliate KMGH, was arrested after he allegedly bit one of the officers escorting him out. KMGH reports, the man walked into the station lobby Friday afternoon saying he was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and wanted to speak to a reporter. Show More Summary

Nobel's library

The official Nobel Prize site continues to impress with the wealth of information available on it. Okay, I don't really need to know the contents of each and every of the Menus at the Nobel Banquet 1901-2013 -- but I do like stuff like...Show More Summary

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: While you were sleeping, Obama re-upped us for another year in Afghanista…

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: While you were sleeping, Obama re-upped us for another year in Afghanistan. “Was Barack Obama conveniently waiting for after the midterm elections to add another year of combat duty to our tour in Afghanistan, or is this just a big coincidence?” Obama’s entire presidency will take place after the 2014 midters […]

Airbnb Thinks It Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize

6 days agoTechnology : Valleywag

Airbnb, a company that operates as a vacation home middleman, thinks it's under appreciated. In fact, their "hospitality guru" believes the company should win the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more...

Patrick Modiano's 'Suspended Sentences': Mysteries of existential sort

When Patrick Modiano won the Nobel Prize for literature in October, a lot of readers (myself included) were taken by surprise. Until now, he has been relatively unknown in the U.S., although he is a bestseller in his native France and winner of the Prix Goncourt who has published steadily since...

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