Brian Olsen

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The decline of US power?

<b>Standing on the Washington Mall at the turn of the new millennium, it was impossible not to be struck by America's power and global pre-eminence.</b><p>Victory in the Cold War made it the hegemon in a unipolar world.<p>Few argued when the 20th Century was dubbed the "American Century", a term first coined in …

Political Science

In 2008, San Francisco police were called to transport a woman with mental illness to a hospital. Instead, they shot her seven times. This is the story of how police became our nation's mental health care workers, and how Teresa Sheehan's family fought for her before the shooting — and since.

How To Become A Millionaire In The Next 5 Years

Want to become a millionaire? Making it happen in the next five years doesn't have to be a fantasy. That's the view of Steve Siebold, 50, author of <i>How Rich People Think</i>. Siebold, a self-made millionaire who consults for corporate sales teams and gives speeches across the country, says that in fact, …

6 Life-Changing Decisions Successful and Happy People Make

A true dedication to success and happiness takes much more than just hard work and a cheerful demeanor. Here's what you need to do.<p>While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices.<p>And so is happiness.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an …

Closet, Storage, and Office Organizers

Just carrying a clipboard makes you feel as though you have your act together; hang a bunch on the wall and you really will -- with an instant filing system. Paint clips different colors, and then categorize in a way that works for your household (by family member, priority, due date, and so …

Why it’s time to kick your diet pop habit

<b>The question</b><p>I drink three cans of diet cola every day. I am concerned about the artificial sweeteners. How bad are they for me? How can I break my diet-pop addiction?<p><b>The answer</b><p>Most people turn to artificially sweetened soft drinks (and other diet foods) in an effort to save calories – and …

Top 5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business

When I launched VerbalizeIt in 2012, I knew I was in uncharted territory. Having never before grown a small business, I surrounded myself with as many talented and experienced mentors, teammates and investors from whom I could learn best practices as we scaled our company. Since then, we’ve failed, …

Entrepreneurship