Sharon Zimmerman

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Want to Make a Diamond in Just 10 Weeks? Use a Microwave

The 2.62-carat diamond Calvin Mills bought his fiancée in November is a stunner. Pear-shaped and canary-yellow, the gem cost $22,000. A bargain. …

White Gold

In Elite Schools' Vast Endowments, Malcolm Gladwell Sees 'Obscene' Inequity

In a sharp-elbowed opinion piece in The New York Times this week, Victor Fleischer, a law professor at the University of San Diego, took several big-name schools to task for the ways that they handle their endowments.<p>Fleischer cited Harvard, the University of Texas, Stanford and Princeton — but he …

College & University

The Not Knowing Path of Being an Entrepreneur

Lots of people who start businesses try to control outcomes:<p>A vision for your business’s success.<br>• Goals to get you to the successful vision.<br>• Try to get …

E M M A D I M E

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3 Ways to Reach Retail Buyers for Your Fashion Collection

Last week I was lucky enough to be the moderator of a “Buyers Panel” at the Chicago Fashion Incubator. At the event, I asked each buyer the same …

Google banks on the visual by bringing images to search result ads

Google continues to wow with new products and services, but now the company is adding a new feature to its core search advertising product: images. According to a Google blog post, it is rolling out a beta version of image extensions for search page ads. It basically allows advertisers to include …

Life After Kickstarter: 5 Costly Lessons From A Kickstarter-Backed Designer

Kickstarter backers pledged $212,265 to make Jon Fawcett’s flexible iPod dock a reality. Here’s what came next.<p>For Jon Fawcett, Kickstarter success came with an unusual soundtrack: an air horn.<p>The din started on May 7, 2012, the day Fawcett and his colleagues at Fuse Chicken, a four-person design …

Crowd Funding

One Square Mile of Ecuador: Zaruma's gold

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/982000/982776_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522718058_0633aa96c604d78271c9d26bb1da8281<p><b>In Zaruma, southern Ecuador, gold has been exploited for more than 500 years. Today, some 10,000 people in and around Zaruma still live off "artisanal"</b> …

South America

Emerald History and Lore

Emerald’s lush green has soothed souls and excited imaginations since antiquity. Its name comes from the ancient Greek word for green, “smaragdus.” …

US

4 Ways to Improve Your SEO and Increase Your Traffic<p>Are you ready to take on the art of Search Engine Optimization? An Etsy search pro gives solid advice for helping your shop get found.<p>By Andre Rickerby May 28, 2013<p>We use Google, Yahoo, or Bing for hunting down a variety of places, items, and …

Welcome to Forbes

Why The Kimberley Certification Process For “Conflict Free Diamonds” Must Be Abandoned (Part Two)

<i>By Marc Choyt</i><p>As outlined in my first post, the Kimberley Process Certification (KP) is failing to ensure the conflict-free status of the diamonds it …

Working for Free

By Carolyn Edlund<p>Should artists work for free? There are a lot of people out there who seem to think so. This attitude hurts the business of art and …

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Bangladesh Factory Safety Accord: At Least 14 Major North American Retailers Decline To Sign

The deadline to sign onto the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh passed on Tuesday, and at least 14 major North American retailers declined to participate.<p>The agreement, which demands a five-year commitment from participating retailers to conduct independent safety inspections of …

Savage Love

<b>I have a</b> mentally disabled cousin who I haven't figured out how to help. He's lived for more than 40 years in the same nursing home in a small, …

Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant: Our Critics Are Fueled By 'Elitism'

It's not controversial pesticide-resistent crops that fuel Monsanto's critics, according to the company's CEO; it's their own desire to keep poor people from cheap food.<p>Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto, told Bloomberg News in an interview that opponents of genetically-engineered crops, who can afford to …