The authors of a recent Harvard Business Review article explored the snowball effect that causes poor decisions to cascade into full-blown behavioral norms.
Dr. Raymond Bearse, the interim president of Kentucky State University, cut his salary $90,000 (to a paltry $259,745) in order to raise the minimum wage on campus to $10.25.
The town council at the center of the recent Greece vs. Galloway Supreme Court ruling hosted its first atheist invocation this week. Dan Courtney's speech quoted Immanuel Kant and warned of the government turning a deaf ear to its citizens.
In 2010, Fatima Arjoun became the first female general in Algeria's military. After promoting three more women this year, Algeria has risen to the top of the Arab world in including women in high-ranking military positions.
Lyft, the pink mustache peer-to-peer ride-sharing company, has postponed its New York City Launch after being hit with a restraining order by the state attorney general.
Lawmakers are betting on a tourism boom if Japan decides to legalize casinos and become the third-largest gambling market in the world.
Some say voting via the internet is the future of democracy. But Norwegians' fears relating to security and anonymity have caused the government to end its e-voting experiment.
Timothy J. Burger has penned a fascinating article for Politico highlighting several gay men who worked in George W. Bush's administration, most of them in the closet the entire time. The piece provides a glimpse into their lives and their allegiance to a president they couldn't help but support.
A popular football chant by Mexico supporters has drawn the ire of FIFA's governing board. The incident is one of many recent instances where one group's "tradition" is another group's slur.
Critics debate whether Pope Francis has any standing to comment on matters of world economics. Andrew Napolitano at Fox News questions whether Francis possesses the competency to discuss youth unemployment. Elizabeth Stoker of The Week argues that the pope has the duty to hold world economics to a moral standard.
An Idaho School Board is considering a new social media policy that forbids teachers from friending, following, or posting about students and their parents. The policy change stems from an incident involving a high school basketball teacher who was fired over a controversial photo.
The creator of television shows such as Scandal and Grey's Anatomy told Dartmouth graduates on Sunday to fight for causes with action, not hashtags. Her attack on Twitter (in)activism has been lauded by some, panned by others.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg famously argued in Lean In that women need to stand up for themselves in order to secure equality in the workplace. But what happens when leaning in backfires? Some women have found that negotiating their job offers puts them at risk of being sent away empty-handed.
Constitutions that grant citizens the right to revolt often do so to legitimize the process by which a new government comes to power. Yet that right tends to come back to bite regimes whose opponents seek legitimacy.
By a unanimous vote, Carson's city council agreed to send for final approval a measure that would make bullying of children and young adults -- up to age 25 -- a misdemeanor.