When it comes to business sustainability, do we need top-down or bottom-up approaches? Erik Rasmussen, CEO of the think tank Monday Morning and founder of the Copenhagen Climate Council, believes that both are necessary. Sometimes it will be the small enterprises that are making strides, but ...
Geoff Jones, a Harvard Business School professor, knows everything there is to know about mascara. He's an expert on the beauty industry, a sector that dates back to ancient civilization. "I can hardly think of a single product that we use today that wasn’t used 400 years ago, 1,000 years ago, even ...
Kilauea's two lava lakes, up close with Pacaya, mining sulfur in Indonesia and the latest from Iceland.
The bipolar extremes of American politics—red states, blue states; with us or against us; cut and run or victory; capitalism or socialism—have now divided Islam into two separate categories. There is an evolving Islam that has the ability, even the desire to coexist with Western secularism, and ...
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"Americans like to see themselves as rugged individualists, a nation defined by the idea that people should set their own course through life," but in reality we embrace group membership.
Examining the brains of deceased alcoholics who smoked, researchers found drinkers who also smoked derived more pleasure from each activity individually, making both harder to quit.
America's long-term influence depends on its defense of an open, global society, writes The Economist: America must build a society that welcomes immigrants as well as trade.
What are natural laws? How do scientists test them? Is time illusory or real? Do black holes make the universe expand? These questions were posed at a recent workshop for philosophers and physicists.
The New York Review of Books continues to host the dialog between Peter Beinart and Abraham Foxman over how much support Irsael is receiving from a new generation of American Jews.
Nicolas Carr tells The Atlantic that the Internet has changed our way of life, sometimes for the worse. Today we are a distracted and anxious society because of our voracious appetite for information, Carr says.
Rob Reynolds recalls the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969, how business leaders were more coarse at that time, and how reaction to the spill fed a fledgling American environmental movement.
More doctors are giving consultations online as technology enables convenient patient-doctor exchanges on minor medical issues; the trend is saving everyone time and money.
The New York Times magazine profiles squatters and freegans who have taken advantage of the many housing foreclosures in Buffalo, NY and how they've earned their neighbors', and the law's, respect.
Central America's employment of low-skilled workers could not withstand a fully developed Chinese labor market where agricultural mechanization would spur mass migration to cities, reports The Guardian.