How Conservatives Sell Off the Federal Budget, Bit by Bit, to the Highest Bidder
Once upon a time, congressional conservatives pretended to care about the appearance, if not the reality, of corruption afflicting the federal budgeting process. Strangely, they chose to act on their sanctimonious outrage by banning earmarks – or legislative instructions that direct federal agencies to spend appropriated funds on certain specified projects – while leaving the much greater problem of "limitations riders" intact. These riders essentially function…
and scientists aren’t sure why
When targets were set to tackle rising global temperatures the focus was on carbon dioxide. But those targets could be in jeopardy thanks to another greenhouse gas.
Not sure how to help prevent HIV? Here’s where you can start.
It’s okay to feel unsure where to start. But you’re not alone – there are lots of resources available to help you have healthier sex. You can start by talkin...
How to Make Sure Mentors Are Capable
Talent development blog discussing career development, mobility, and transition, and SaaS process and implementation.
How to Make Sure Clothes Won't Shrink in the Dryer
Several modern inventions have saved our countless hours but some of them have caused problems for us as well. One such invention is an automatic dryer which, although seems quite effective when it comes to saving time, has also brought a new problem with itself. And that is of shrinking clothes. Numerous people are facing …
How to Make Sure Your Invention Stands Out
If you have an invention that can solve a problem in the world, it will get noticed.
Liquor licenses should go to highest bidder
As long as the state is in the business of issuing liquor licenses, it should do it in a fair and equitable manner that yields the maximum benefit to the
Forgotten what it's like to be a toddler? These photos will jog your memory for sure
Do you remember what it was like to be two-years old? Totally, me neither. But don't you WISH you had memory superpowers and COULD? Photographer Diego…
How to Make Sure Volvo Is Starting a Trend
In The Wall Street Journal, Robert M. Kimmitt and Matthew J. Slaughter write that an underappreciated benefit of liberalizing trade is more foreign investment in the U.S.
How to Make Sure Your Network is Networked
The problems within education are too big for any individual to solve alone. The potential power of collective action is increasingly well understood, but how to create a network often remains elusive. In this problem solver session, you will collaborate with current leaders of networked improvement communities and other attendees to brainstorm solutions to some of the common problems and questions that arise when working in…
How to make sure that caring for a family member doesn’t ruin your life
More than 75% of women said they were more stressed after taking on the role; 37% started saving less.
How to make sure autism isn't lost in translation
With the help of Korean mothers, doctors and teachers, researchers have created a culturally appropriate translation of an information kit on autism.
Why Starwood Didn't Sell to Highest Bidder
If someone offered you $14 billion to sell your company, would you accept it? Should you?
How children are sold to highest bidder in name of adoption
Fabricated documents, deception used in courts to request guardianship, raising safety concerns
How to Make Sure Your Charity Donation Is Tax Deductible
Donations to qualified charities are tax deductible. They can reduce your taxable income, lowering your tax bill, but they're subject to a lot of rules.
South Sudan: Should the Highest Bidder Take the Woman?
Opinion - The internet was recently awash with news that the family of 17-year-old Nyalong Ngong Deng Jalang in South Sudan gave a chance to five men who lined up in a competition to marry their young daughter with set terms and conditions that the highest bidder (who pays the highest bride price) takes the girl.
Atkins: What happens online now goes to the highest bidder
WASHINGTON — The GOP just put all of your personal information collected by broadband providers — from online purchases, to porn website visits and even the movements you make in your home — up for sale.Consider it a gift to the Democrats who now have a campaign-season line of attack millennials can love.
James Baldwin asks ‘How are white Americans so sure they are white?’
In 1963, James Baldwin wrote two essays that examined the role of race and racism in the history of America. Published in The New Yorker, Baldwin’s first essay, written in the form of a letter to his fourteen-year-old nephew on the 100th anniversary of Emancipation explained “the crux of [his] dispute with [his] country” You were born where you were born and faced the future that you faced because you were black and for no other reason. The limits to your ambition were…
How did water get to Earth? Scientists still aren't sure
Geoscientists continue to debate two competing theories about how water arrived on Earth.