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Don’t Turn Internet Independence Into Government Dependence

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Berninger is the convener of the Tech Innovators, a coalition of individuals who helped build the Internet, including Bob Metcalfe, Bryan Martin, Charlie Giancarlo, Dave Farber, George Gilder, Jeff Pulver, John Gilmore, John Perry Barlow, Les Vadasz, Mark Cuban, Michael</i> …

Bruce Jenner Interview Serves as 'Ellen' Moment for Transgender Movement

It's been a big year for transgender awareness.<p>It’s been a big year for transgender awareness.<p>Laverne Cox, star of “Orange is the New Black,” graced the cover of Time Magazine. And President Obama used the word transgender in this year’s State of the Union address, becoming the first president to …

There Are Still Only Two Ways to Compete

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Back in the early 1960s, the great Boston Consulting Group founder and strategy theorist Bruce Henderson asserted that there was only one way to successfully compete: gain a relative market share advantage over all competitors so as to have lower costs than all of them. The …

Team USA Launches Crowdfunding Website, Reveals Costs To Be An Olympian

“It would be cooler if you were in the Olympics,” said my 6-year old son after accompanying me on National Take Your Child To Work Day.<p>Ouch. But that’s what I get for bringing him along to meet 12-time Olympic medalist swimmer Natalie Coughlin and Olympic gymnast John Orozco.<p>And he is right. It …

Team USA

Hunks Need Not Apply: Abercrombie Loosens Its Hotties-Only Hiring Practices

You no longer have to show your abs to work at Abercrombie or Hollister.<p>For years, working at Abercrombie & Fitch had one particularly stringent requirement: You had to be totally hot. Today, the youth-obsessed apparel retailer announced that this policy is changing.<p>According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, …

Nepal After the Earthquake

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal early on Saturday, centered 10 miles below the surface, less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu. As many as 3,700 have been killed by the quake and subsequent avalanches triggered in the Himalayas. Historic buildings and temples were destroyed, …

Search and Rescue

On the evening of May 22, 1988, a hundred and ten Vietnamese men, women, and children huddled aboard a leaky forty-five-foot junk bound for Malaysia. For the price of an ounce of gold each—the traffickers’ fee for orchestrating the escape—they became boat people, joining the million or so others …

Rescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear worst

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the …

Natural Disasters

South Africa winds up relief camp for foreign nationals | South Africa News

<b>Johannesburg, South Africa</b> - Government-operated temporary shelters for foreign nationals displaced by xenophobic violence in Johannesburg have now been closed, officials have told Al Jazeera.<p>Zweli Dlamini, a spokesperson for the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, said late on Saturday that …

South Africa