Archive | August, 2013

Die, Die, Princess Pan – Dump the Tiara and Get a Life

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“Princess Pans” are women who just want to have fun until Prince Charming sweeps them off their Manolo Blahniks. Coined by author Tracy McMillan (“Why You’re Not Married…Yet”) Princess Pans are party girls past their prime, gals over 30 who refuse to grow up and give up their “I wanna be a princess!” hedonism for…
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SHARE THIS! (CAR-SHARING SERVICE RUNS OVER RENTER)

Ahhh, the “sharing economy.” Like many, I found myself drawn to it for accommodations (Airbnb.com, couchsurfing.com) or car-sharing (Zipcar, City CarShare) After all, it combines the prospect of saving money, the “underground” appeal of bypassing faceless corporate hotel and car rental chains, and the bonhomie of local “color” by dealing/ staying with “real” people. Plus,…
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Why Uncle Sam Should Learn to Play Moneyball

According to The Atlantic’s John Bridgeland and former White House budget director Peter Orszag, Uncle Sam should take a page out of the modern professional baseball playbook and employ a more quantitative approach to decisionmaking. “The moneyball formula in baseball—replacing scouts’ traditional beliefs and biases about players with data-intensive studies of what skills actually contribute…
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How ‘Stop-Start’ Policies Hamper Renewable Energy Growth

“Stop-Start” renewable energy policies have stifled consistent growth and frustrated investors, according to the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). These policies, which chart the course for development, currently exist in the form of a series of repeated extensions and expirations that create a series of unnecessary hurdles. Like most on-again, off-again relationships, the renewable…
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Who Should Pay for Bradley Manning’s ‘Transition’ into Chelsea?

When Bradley Manning announced he would begin transitioning to Chelsea Manning and from thereon out be referred to as “she,” the internet blew up. The fiscal hawks flocked to Facebook to squawk their fears that taxpayers would be paying for Manning’s desired hormone therapy. Others took issue with any media outlet that so much as…
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