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Brad Stulberg – You Can Be Happy and Lonely at the Same Time

Thanks to the proliferation of digital technologies, never has it been so easy and inexpensive to reach — pretty much anywhere and at any time — family, friends, and colleagues. I regularly Facebook-message with a Sherpa friend who lives in Nepal; use Twitter to get real-time updates from an athlete I coach who lives in Australia; participate in an ongoing …

Michael Arria – Amazon Worker Jumps off 12-Story Building After Being Put on Big-Brother-Like ‘Performance Improvement Plan’

An Amazon worker was injured in a suicide attempt after jumping off a 12-story company building in Seattle, reports Bloomberg. Authorities did not release the identity of the man, but the story indicates he wrote an email before he tried to kill himself. The email was visible to hundreds of other Amazon workers, and to company CEO Jeff Bezos. The …

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Nomi Prins – Madoff in the White House? How Trump’s Conflicts of Interest Could Become Ours

Imagine for a moment that it’s January 2009. Bernie Madoff, America’s poster-child fraudster, has yet to be caught. The 2007-2008 financial crisis never happened. The markets didn’t tank to reveal the emptiness beneath his schemes. We still don’t know what’s lurking in his tax returns because he’s never released them, but we know that he’s a billionaire, at least on …

Peter Van Buren – It’s Personal – Apologizing to My Daughter for the Last 15 Years of War

I recently sent my last kid off for her senior year of college. There are rituals to such moments, and because dad-confessions are not among them, I just carried boxes and kept quiet. But what I really wanted to say to her — rather than see you later, call this weekend, do you need money? — was: I’m sorry. Like …

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Herbal Dietary Supplement Sales in US Increased by 7.5% in 2015

PR Newswire 09-08-16 AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States increased by 7.5% in 2015, according to a new market report by the American Botanical Council(ABC).1 In 2015, herbal supplement sales totaled an estimated $6.92 billion, a new record. The report appears in issue 111 of HerbalGram, which was published in late August. The annual Herb Market Report is based on sales statistics …

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This Can’t Be Happening – 09.01.16

Guest Karl Denninger, a libertarian, internet entrepreneur and one of the early founders of the Teaparty Movement — as well as a supporter of the Occupy Movement — tells host Dave Lindorff that the US is “doomed” if it doesn’t return to the rule of law. Specifically, he says that unless the country begins seriously prosecuting — and jailing — political and top corporate criminals, like the executives of the nation’s largest banks for example, the corruption that plagues US society, politics and business will only get worse.

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Insight – HIGH END BLIND DESIGN…ROCKING ANXIETY…COMMUNITY GREATNESS – 08.11.16

HIGH END BLIND DESIGN…ROCKING ANXIETY…COMMUNITY GREATNESS   Evan Mittman’s vision may have failed him though his eye for design coupled with his business acumen captured many of the world’s best eyes including: Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and more.  Evan shares with Mark how his world dramatically changed in college when he was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.  Rather then …