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  • 3 Emerging Travel Trends (and How They’ll Impact Business This Year) By Cliff Johnson In the first quarter of the new year, businesses are thinking about how industry trends will affect their culture, their teams and their bottom lines. As co-founder and chief development officer at a fast-growing travel company, I’m especially interested in how travel and hospitality trends will impact businesses this year. Here are a ...
  • Has Abe got Trump’s measure? Golf diplomacy puts Japan back on the green Craig Mark, Kyoritsu Women’s University Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe managed to be the first foreign leader to visit then president-elect Donald Trump last November. He was already embarking on his activist personal diplomacy to counter the bellicose rhetoric Trump occasionally aimed at Japan during his election campaign, accusing the country of unfair trade practices and ...
  • Warren Buffett’s Best Investment Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity. A few months ago, Warren asked us to reflect on what impact his gift has had on the world. What follows is our answer to him. ...
  • The problem with inequality This year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) inequality topped the bill as the most discussed issue. Inequality comes in many forms wealth, income, gender, country, age religion, etc. It’s such a priority that it’s Goal Number 10 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals- ‘to reduce inequality in and between countries’. So why is inequality ...
  • The Berlinale 2017 Diaries: Films by Garbarski and Tamasese, Winterbottom’s Rock & Roll and Qube Cinema Some say Berlinale this year has been overly political. I say, we can never be political enough. Filmmakers are, in my very humble opinions, the prophets of our time, and a few of them would make the best politicians, true diplomats to guide us during this blind era in our history. While film is at ...
  • Daniel Richter: On Vienna vs. Berlin “When you’re ‘a working tourist’ in Vienna you see all these smells of the past and not all of them are disgusting.” Hear why German painter Daniel Richter prefers Vienna – where he works as professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien – over Berlin. Richter, who is based in Berlin, has been a ...
  • To counter populist policies the world needs to ditch its obsession with GDP Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Pretoria The election of Donald Trump may have come as a cold shower, but it was to be expected in a world that’s increasingly frustrated with a profit obsessed globalised economy. Not only have jobs been lost and inequalities increased, but the exploitation of natural resources and the conflicts it fuels, have ...
  • STEEL RAIN – Ep.22 function spottoonResize(){ jQuery.ajax({ type : "POST", async : false, url : "https://www.spottoon.com/huff/height", dataType : "json", data : {book_no : jQuery("#book_no").val(),ch_no : jQuery("#ch_no").val()}, success : function(data, statusText, xhr){jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("src","https://www.spottoon.com/huff/view?book_no=" + jQuery("#book_no").val() + "&ch_no=" + jQuery("#ch_no").val()); jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("height",data); } }); } document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", spottoonResize); Updated every Tuesday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington ...
  • The Need for Non-Opiate Painkillers in the NFL Pushes Cannabis into the Spotlight By: Leigh Steinberg ORIGINAL POST on Forbes.com Every week, NFL players experience a wide array of injuries that cause them to suffer severe pain. Players equate the impact of play on the field to getting into multiple car accidents in one afternoon. Currently, the most commonly prescribed painkillers are opiate based. Clearly, opiates are addictive and have ...
  • A Valentine’s Day Message for Boys Eyes Only I’ve had so many posts recently about the power of women, and for this Valentine’s Day I want to focus on my young men. This little story might not exactly fit in the context of getting or interviewing for your first job in Hollywood per se, but I hope it illustrates how one might deal ...
  • 11 Mascots We Wish Would Be Our Valentines By Heather Taylor There may be no greater love story in the advertising industry than the one between ad pros and their favorite brand mascots. A match made in heaven, or rather a brainstorming copy session, the affections for these characters has endured for decades with consumers and creatives alike. Today, agencies throughout the country and even ...
  • Local Community Hit Hard When College Closes Along with students and alumni, the citizens of Rensselaer, Indiana, expressed shock last week when St. Joseph’s College announced that it would close at the end of the academic year. The small, private Catholic college was founded 128 years ago and was a fixture – and major employer — in the town. St. Joseph’s president, Robert ...
  • Trump Should Cut His Losses While much of Washington is currently atwitter (and a-Twitter, of course) over the growing possibility that in the near future, one or more top White House advisors may be shown the door (centering, so far, around Mike Flynn, Sean Spicer, and Reince Priebus), I personally think Trump should consider cutting his losses in a different ...
  • Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Is No Joe Kennedy There are plenty of signs that Steve Mnuchin is not a good guy, even by the lax standards of today’s banking industry. OneWest, a bank he established with partners and ran from 2009 to 2015, mounted a record of ruthless foreclosures (in one case over a 27-cent error). A memo from top prosecutors in California’s ...
  • QUOTABLE: We’re Living in Aldous Huxley’s Nightmare, Not Orwell’s This article first appeared in the National Book Review: Andrew Postman has taken to The Guardian to remind us of his father Neil Postman’s classic 1985 work, Amusing Ourselves to Death, which predicted a dark — dare we say Trumpian — future for America. He says many people have been contacting him since the election to ...
  • Tourism Companies Compete With Customized Services to Satisfy “Infolust” By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh – Australia’s Qantas recently unveiled Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger bot that responds to customers. Through this virtual concierge, customers can get information about their preferred destinations, whether they are beach destinations or accommodations. The purpose ...
  • The Heart Of College Athletics Is Still In NCAA Division III One of the first stories I wrote in this space almost five years ago was a story about the heart of college athletics and amazingly it still holds true today so I thought I would update this piece. In today’s world people seem jaded about college athletics. This probably comes with good reason given the scandals ...
  • Hit Cartoon Series ‘Gerrymandered’ Returns Congressional television executives announced the renewal of the cartoon series “Gerrymandered” for another four years. Producers of the GOP’s dumbing down of America cartoon were ecstatic at the news, proclaiming this to be the year America forgets their democracy. One unnamed producer said, “we will do everything in our power to make sure Americans believe ...
  • Love Takes Action: An Astrological View For the past two years, my HuffPost blogs have focused on astrology and the myriad ways this ancient art is helpful and meaningful for life today. I was galvanized by HuffPost’s call for articles under the heading #LoveTakesAction. It is an antidote to the swirling hate around us in these fractious and difficult times and ...
  • Inducing National Psychosis Today I awoke suddenly, inexplicably fraught with anxiety. Absent any semblance of normalcy, I thought what I heard coming from inside my head were remainders of a dream, but instead were hallucinatory voices and images generated that are now part of my conscious self. For here, in Trumpville, chaos is the norm, principle threatens, and ...