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A PS to Harvard Business Review Blog Post: Boards Can Be Terrible at Their Most Important Job

<i>"A recent Bridgespan Group survey of nonprofit CEOs found that nearly half (46 percent) got little or no on-boarding help from their boards."</i> -- Harvard Business Review<p>To help the board with the on-boarding process, a customized format can also be utilized. The board then tailors a program that …

Rivals Burger King And McDonald's In Black Burger Face-off In Tokyo

In Tokyo, the heart of global food and fashion trends, residents are flocking to Burger King outlets to try the recently-launched ‘Kuro’ (black) burger with its gourmet black buns, black cheese and black sauce. The limited-edition item was introduced in mid-September to mark Burger King’s five …

Mass graves found in Mexico may contain bodies of missing students

Mexican authorities have discovered six hidden graves that may contain the bodies of more than 40 university students who went missing a week ago after clashing with local police in the violent state of Guerrero.<p>The semiofficial National Human Rights Commission said Sunday that experts will conduct …

Where Did the Content Go? — WHOSAY

James Franco and Seth Rogen frolicked naked in the woods together

In 2008, James Franco and Seth Rogen co-starred in <i>Pineapple Express</i>, one of the greatest movies ever made. In 2014, they continue to spite the world …

Taylor Swift Calls Out Celebrity Culture

Taylor Swift may collect BFFs with more fervor than Taylor Swift names Scottish Folds after TV characters, but she doesn't really give a crap if she's part of the "in-crowd." In an interview with Canada's Fashion magazine, she spoke about how she feels the pressures of having a posse of mindless …

Kylie Jenner Poses In A Bikini, Because It's Always Summer For The Kardashians

You might be in full fall mode, posting photos of your pumpkin spice lattes and apple-picking escapades. But Kylie Jenner hasn't given up on the bikini selfie.<p>The youngest Kardashian sister shared an Instagram photo of herself in a cheeky white bikini on Thursday. In the photo, Jenner strikes a …

Taylor Swift Personally Invited 89 Fans To Attend A Secret Concert At Her Rhode Island Home

As if Taylor Swift wasn't already everyone's favorite teen queen, she recently invited 89 of her fans, picked at random, to attend a "secret session" Thursday night at her Rhode Island home.<p>The number of fans comes from her new album, titled "1989," the year Swift was born.<p>Instagram user …

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Michael Phelps Says He Will Enter A Rehab Program After His Latest DUI

Earlier this week, swimmer Michael Phelps was stopped by police after going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone. A sobriety test revealed that Phelps was under the influence of alcohol. TMZ later reported this his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.<p>After posting bail for his second DUI arrest in a …

Nirvana

<i>This article was originally published in the June 1994 issue of</i> SPIN<i>. In honor of</i> SPIN<i>’s 30th anniversary, we’re repromoting this piece as the final</i> …

Kurt Cobain

Nobody knows Kurt Cobain like you do

I had a bad attitude about Nirvana.<p>When "Smells Like Teen Spirit" conquered the world in 1991, I was working at Rolling Stone, where my beat was hip-hop. That was my musical obsession, and the genre was at the height of its creative power, with artists like Public Enemy, De La Soul and the Beastie …

What Kurt Cobain teaches us about the American way of failure

A small logging town in Washington state unveiled a statue of its most famous son last month, 20 years after his death. The ceremony took place at …

Kurt Cobain: Rare Images, Artwork, and Journal Entries

(no title)<p>Kurt at five months old with his father, Don, July 1967 (a note on the back of the photograph reads "Kurt's first time to steer the car").<p>A …

Kurt Cobain: an icon of alienation

It smells like nirvana. Up here in Madrona, one of Seattle's smartest neighbourhoods, the air from Lake Washington breezes new and sweet. The trees, their leaves shiny, add an extra tang of their own, and what breath you have is taken away by the view. It's the kind of place which makes visitors …

MR KURT COBAIN | STYLE ICON | The Journal

Prev<p>Next<p>In the 20 years since his death, Mr Kurt Cobain has become a global icon for those who feel alienated, marginalised or just plain bored by …

Kurt Cobain, 20 Years Later: Photographer Kevin Mazur Remembers

(no title)<p>Cobain hangs out with bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic at the 1992 VMAs. "They were having a ball," Mazur says. "These guys were …

Spotify can never replace my iPod, but it can ease the pain

"They're trying to take our MP3s."<p>That was the half-kidding, semiserious conclusion my college friends and I reached a few years ago when we realized subscription streaming services, namely Spotify, were not a fad. Whether "they" represented tech companies or the music industry, storage constraints …

Water is the new oil: How corporations took over a basic human right

<b>Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview in "There Will Be Blood" (Paramount)</b><p>Water has become a commodity, Karen Piper tells Salon, and the world’s poor are paying the price<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>October 5, 2014 3:29pm (UTC)<p>When you talk about human rights, not to mention human necessities, there's not much …

Why the GOP hates U.S. history: Inconvenient truths that freak out American conservatives

<b>Ronald Reagan knocks his head while responding to a reporter's question at a news conference, March 19, 1987. (AP/Dennis Cook)</b><p>The right is losing its mind over new testing standards that aren’t “patriotic” enough. Time for a history lesson!<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 5, 2014 3:30pm (UTC)<p>This article has …

Top doctor 'not surprised' if US has another Ebola case, downplays use of virus in bioterror attack

The United States’ top infectious-disease doctor suggested Sunday that more people inside the country will be diagnosed with Ebola but dismissed as “far-fetched” concerns about somebody bringing the deadly disease across the U.S.-Mexico border in a bio-terror attack.<p>Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director …

The climate movement is heating up faster than the planet

<b>(South Bend Voice via Flickr)</b><p>Sweeping action like the People’s Climate March suggests politicians can no longer afford to ignore global warming<p>Todd Gitlin<p>October 5, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: …

DAVID AXELROD: Obama Made A 'Mistake' While Trying To Help Out Democratic Candidates

David Axelrod, Obama's former senior adviser, said Obama erred when he tied himself to the policies he favors — a federal minimum-wage hike, fair-pay laws, and more — and said they are "on the ballot" this fall.<p>"Now, I am not on the ballot this fall. Michelle is pretty happy about that. But make no …

Meet the Press

Lindsey Graham: 'Nowhere near' deciding on presidential race

Chasing Perfectionism

Do you like to have everything in a certain order? Do you like to have your life free from faults or defects? Do you try very hard to make sure everything runs smoothly at all times? If you are a perfectionist, please realize you are chasing an illusion. There are things in this world that are …

The Most Memorable Presidential Addresses Throughout History

Sixty-seven years ago, on Oct. 5, 1947, Americans gathered around their small black-and-white television sets to watch a revolution in presidential communication. That day, President Harry S. Truman gave the first televised presidential address from the White House. During the address, Truman asked …

Arielle Scarcella, Vlogger, Interviews Gay Men Waiting For Marriage To Have Sex

It may seem like a bit of a contradiction -- waiting for marriage to have sex within a culture that doesn't even fully extend those rights to queer people.<p>But to these men in Arielle Scarcella's latest video, that idea means something a little different. In "Gay Virgins Til Marriage," the lesbian …

This Guy Is Going To Grab Coffee With Every Single One Of His 1,000 Facebook Friends

Australian student Matt Kulesza is looking to get some good, old-fashioned face time with his social media "friends."<p>Over the next three years, Kulesza plans to get coffee with every single one of his more than 1,000 Facebook friends. He describes the "1000+ Coffees" project, which began in …

8 Things Your Friends Need To Chill About

We value our girlfriends' opinions above all else. But sometimes, their advice makes you wonder if they took a masterclass on "honesty" from your mother.<p>In the name of avoiding stress wrinkles, we've partnered with Elizabeth Arden to take a look at these moments and remind ourselves to shake it all …

Empowering Women in Romania

The Women's Association of Romania (AFR) began as a mass movement constructed out of the ruins of the previous Communist-era women's organization. When I visited the offices in 1993, AFR was possibly the largest NGO in the country, with 240,000 members. Its activities were all over the map, from …

Lindsey Graham: Obama Is 'All In' On Ebola But Not ISIS

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he approves of President Barack Obama's decision to put boots on the ground in Africa to control the Ebola outbreak and wishes the president would do the same in Iraq and Syria to control Islamic militants there.<p>"It seems to be that the president is all …