Hong Ngoc Nguyen

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36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Provided you set aside the time to explore and …

Infographics

Fortune.com

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Lady Killers: Meet the Women Fighting the Taliban in Pakistan

NOWSHERA, Pakistan — Explosions and the rat-tat-tat of automatic weapons ring out as commandos clutching rifles dash across the field.<p>It could be any military training ground in the world — but the fluttering black niqabs covering the fighters' faces are out of place, especially in this …

Afghanistan

Peter Singer on the Ethics of Philanthropy

Philosopher Peter Singer’s latest goal: Getting people to give away a third of their income<p>Peter Singer would sooner donate a kidney than sponsor a concert hall. So when entertainment mogul David Geffen gave $100 million in early March for the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in …

The Arts

THE TECH 'TITANIC': How red-hot startup Fab raised $330 million and then went bust

On Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, Fab CEO Jason Goldberg gathered a dozen executives in the eighth-floor conference room of the company's New York City headquarters.<p>When the executives filed in, they were handed a five-page document. Goldberg sat at the head of the table, his expression somber beneath his …

Startups

The $7 Coffee: How Payment Apps Make Us Tip More

“$3 Tip on a $4 Cup of Coffee?” asks Hilary Stout in the <i>New York Times</i> this morning. The $7 flat white in question could have been the expedient product of Café Grumpy’s point of sale app which offered three preset tip options for the $4 purchase: $1, $2 or $3. In actual fact, it appears that Stout …

grumpy

Obama’s corporate-tax proposal called ‘completely unrealistic’

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A major corporate-tax proposal from President Barack Obama got some harsh reviews from tax professionals on Tuesday, a day …

Customers

Top 52 DIY Home Projects Gadgets And Ideas

25. Cardboard tablet support<p>26. Refresh old dishes with bright spray paint<p>27. Fordable garden furniture is a great option that saves up space<p>28. For …

Vietnam architect creates low-income housing that can withstand the elements

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. But unlike them, his seemingly simple abode is …

A & D

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ECB has done its part. Now, these 5 things need to happen

WASHINGTON (AP) — What now?<p>The European Central Bank's plan to rescue Europe's economy won't work on its own. Its success hinges on whether people, governments and companies do what's needed: Spend, hire, borrow, invest, export, expand.<p>ECB chief Mario Draghi on Thursday delivered on a pledge to do …

How To Send Your Best Employees To Your Competitors

The mantra right now in HR circles is Employee Engagement. It’s engagement this, engagement that all day long. Everybody struggles with the topic of engagement. We send out surveys to measure it. We don’t even know what we’re measuring.<p>We ask questions like “How likely are you to look for a new job …

The Workplace

20 Collaboration Tools for Small Businesses

Small businesses that rely on teamwork can enhance their organization with a variety of helpful online tools.<p>Here is a list of collaboration tools to …

Fortune.com

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Women and Leadership

Public Says Women are Equally Qualified, but Barriers Persist<p>According to the majority of Americans, women are every bit as capable of being good …

Pew Research Center

10 things Generation X won’t tell you

<b>1. We’re poorer than our parents were at our age</b><p>Few people have been through as many economic ups and downs as the members of Generation X. Born …

The economy is worse than you hoped but better than you think

The oil price has fallen by more than half in a little over six months, and you might expect investors to be cheering. Perhaps they would have been — …

Absolutely everything you need to understand what happened to the Swiss franc this week

The Swiss franc is a very popular place to park cash.<p>Amid the euro zone debt crisis, demand for the franc surged, pushing its value up sharply.<p>That’s bad for exports…<p>A strong franc hurts the Swiss because it makes their exports more expensive for foreign buyers, and the country has a giant export …

Economics

Ontario airport worth much less than L.A. is asking for, audit says

In Ontario's legal battle to gain control over LA/Ontario International Airport, a new audit contends that the sale price offered by Los Angeles is inflated by at least $181 million.<p>If Ontario wants the airport back, Los Angeles officials have said, the Inland Empire city can buy it for about $400 …

Los Angeles

How to make it in the wine business

Nearly everyone who’s enjoyed a good glass of Chardonnay (or better yet, visited the vineyard that produced it) has fantasized about going into the …

Employment in Britain rises at twice rate of any other European country

Iain Duncan Smith says UK’s job creation is the 'envy of Europe' as 11,000 people go back to work a week<p>Britain is taking jobseekers off the benefits bill at the fastest rate in Europe, new figures show, with 11,000 people returning to work each week.<p>The rise of employment in Britain has been …

Purposeful Hiring: How To Attract Millennials To Your Workplace

Deloitte just released its fourth annual Millennial Survey and the findings suggest what Millennials (and me) have known all along. Employers are barking up the wrong tree when it comes to hiring. That may very well explain why businesses are having an extremely difficult time attracting and hiring …

The Workplace

Transforming Lives In Kenya With Solar-Powered Backpacks

The Soular Backpack, a very early-stage social enterprise, seems to have it all: a product that potentially can help transform the lives of the people who buy it, provide employment for the community, incorporate a one-for-one model, and involve idealistic students on campuses as champions. And its …

McGill University

Why “Being Authentic” Is Holding You Back

Your “authentic self” may be just an excuse to stay in your comfort zone. Here’s how your leadership style might be getting in the way of success.<p>Many young people are advised at some point in their lives to figure out what you want to be, then go be it. After years of hearing the same advice, …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

McGill University

6 Innovative Women to Watch in 2015

This story appears in the January 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>In fields as varied as robotics, finance, biomedical engineering and education, these innovators have taken a decidedly humanistic approach to effecting positive change. It’s a benevolent form of leadership that is driving real …