This Is The Reason Why Newspapers Fail: They Lack Purpose

Purpose is not a word that’s often used when discussing a media outlet’s identity. Yet two recent experiences in the UK – where two different newspapers humiliated themselves by not engaging with their core audiences – expose why purpose must define good journalism. First to The New Day, a refreshingly-different print […]

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A Tale of Two Startup Worlds: Biotech And Tech VC Ecosystems

Startup ecosystems supported by venture capital are defined by dynamism, with the creation, growth, exiting, or failure of new innovative companies conspiring to keep these entrepreneurial landscapes in constant change. Investor returns and sentiment are dramatically impacted by how these events shape and evolve those ecosystems. Two worlds exist in venture […]

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Say Goodbye To Wires With These Water-Resistant Bluetooth Apollo 7 Earbuds From Erato

The Erato Apollo 7 earbuds are completely wireless and water-resistant. The special charging mechanism makes topping up the battery really easy. Picture credit: Erato Another week and another pair of earbuds to test; but waiting for me when I returned from my recent vacation was a pair of what has to […]

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Kids Deserve Better: Getting On The Right Side Of Latest Allegations About Paterno And Penn State

When allegations of earlier child abuse crimes by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky surface, the school, its president, and all its many fans should flag the interests of victims first.

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CargillVoice: Consumers Hooked On The Health Benefits Of Fish

By Tim Loesch, Cargill Animal Nutrition Improved heart health, reduced fat intake, and a positive impact on brain health. Those are just a few of the benefits of eating fish identified in a recent Cargill Animal Nutrition survey of U.S. consumers. The results show that Americans believe that eating fish does […]

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Russia’s South China Sea Conundrum

Despite a shared interest in rolling back U.S. power and influence in the Asia-Pacific, Moscow’s apparent support for Beijing’s unilateral attempt to change the status quo in the SCS will remain limited and cautious—particularly if events escalate. Support for China presents Russia with a legal, diplomatic, and strategic conundrum. Beijing’s disregard for UNCLOS, as well as attempts to restrict freedom of navigation and overflights, create strategic risks for Moscow. Russia’s expansive Arctic claims rest on UNCLOS, while the freedom of navigation and overflights is critical to Russia’s global naval ambitions. An unfavorable ruling this summer on Russia’ Arctic claims could encourage Moscow to close ranks with Beijing in forcibly rewrite the rules on maritime sovereignty by asymmetrically changing the operational landscape.

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Stand Up For Your Health — But Then Sit Down

Students practice typing drills in class at the Katherine Gibbs School, circa 1940. (AP Photo) If you’re reading this sitting down, do yourself a favor: Stand up. Sitting is the new smoking as you surely must have heard unless you’ve spent your working life in a cubicle; yet that doesn’t mean […]

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Leading Economists Wrong To Claim Tax Havens Serve No Useful Economic Purpose

There’s a letter to world leaders from a group of leading economists which insists that tax havens serve no useful economic purpose and thus everything should be done to close such tax havens down. The problem with this demand is that the insistence itself is wrong. Tax havens do indeed […]

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The Economist’s Crony Capitalism: The Economic List You Want To Be At The Bottom Of

The Economist has produced an interesting little list: one of those little lists that you definitely don’t want to be able to say “We’re number 1!” about. It’s an attempt to rank countries by the amount of crony capitalism that exists within those economies. They use the wealth listing from […]

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Housing Strategies Of The Global Super-Rich

A substantial percentage of the global super-rich (net-worth = US$500 million or more) are strongly inclined to have a number of residences strategically located throughout the world. These can range from “bunkers” to islands. For them “home” is whether they find themselves. However, save for the periodic impulsive acquisition, most […]

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Dazzling Kohli Upstages Dhoni But RCB Still Struggling To Make Last Four As IPL Heads Towards Climax

How successful has the ongoing ninth edition of the Indian Premier League been? This is a question that is haunting the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well as supporters and critics of the cash-rich league, touted to be among the top ten sports properties in the […]

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