Sean M. Jopson

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“Professor Dumpster” Is Moving Into A Garbage Can, And Bringing His Students

Environmental science professor Jeff Wilson has a new, nontraditional home, to show that square footage isn’t all that matters.<p>Two years ago, environmental science professor Jeff Wilson was sitting at a Starbucks, revising a journal article, when he had what he calls a moment of clarity. “I looked …

Underwater wi-fi given test run to create 'deep-sea internet'

<b>Researchers have tested an "underwater wi-fi" network in a lake in an attempt to make a "deep-sea internet".</b><p>The team, from the University of Buffalo, New York, said the technology could help detect tsunamis, offering more reliable warning systems.<p>They aim to create an agreed standard for underwater …

Legal Group Sets Up Challenge To Texas National Guard's Decision On Gay Couples' Marriages

"Texas may not violate the federal civil rights of eligible spouses of military personnel," the lawyer for an LGBT legal group writes. The group is asking the Texas Military Forces to reverse their decision on the issue in the next 10 days.<p>WASHINGTON — An LGBT legal group has given the Texas …

After Gaining Right To Free Speech, Corporations Could Get Right To Religious Freedom, Too

America's highest court is expected to take up a fight soon over the hotly contested requirement in Obamacare that businesses pay for insurance that covers 100% of workers' birth control. Craft chain Hobby Lobby and at least 30 other for-profit companies with religious owners have filed lawsuits …

Men's Wearhouse Has Been Crashing Since The Ouster Of Founder George Zimmer

Now, there is some vindication for Zimmer, who is famous for appearing in the retailer's "you're going to like the way you look" ads.<p>Men's Wearhouse profits are down 28% this quarter, while sales are down 2.3%. The brand blamed the slowdown, in part, on superstitious brides' aversion to getting …

Don’t Bet Against Tesla, Says Musk

Is Tesla overvalued? With the company’s shares trading up more than 400 percent this year, some have argued that it is. Indeed, New York University …

The Wall Street Journal Is Hiring a Mansions Reporter, Because Guess Who Won the Recovery

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

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Is the NYPD Worse Than the NSA?

New details about innocent Americans targeted for surveillance by undercover officers.<p>The surveillance debate triggered by Edward Snowden's leaks frequently features government spokespeople assuring Americans that the authorities aren't targeting us with their spying activities. Implicit is the …

College Student Put His Life Savings Into Tesla, Made A Killing

A year later, he's glad he ignored their warnings.<p>The 22-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley invested $30,000 into Tesla stock a year ago and has parlayed it into an investment worth approximately $250,000 today.<p>"I was always preaching to my friends, 'Tesla's gonna be huge' …

Judge sides with AOL in lawsuit over Microsoft's $1B patent buy

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against AOL by some of its former stockholders on Monday. According to Reuters, the former stockholders alleged that some AOL executives committed fraud when they bought millions of company shares before a major $1 billion patent sale to …

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Trader Joe's Torpedoes Pirate Joe's, Sues Its Own 'Best Customer'

Grocery chain Trader Joe’s has opened up a legal can of whup ass on its self-professed “best customer,” Pirate Joe’s.<p>Vancouver, British Columbia shopkeeper Michael Hallatt, claims to have spent more than $350,000 at Trader Joe’s in the past two years. Trader Joe’s would like him to stop shopping …

Patriots' Tom Brady, Ryan Mallett and Tim Tebow all expected to play

Tom Brady is expected to see action alongside the rest of the Patriots quarterbacks on Friday night after being medically cleared to play.<p>After a brief and frantic media panic over Tom Brady's injured left knee, the New England Patriots star has been medically cleared to play in this weekend's …

Obama may have accidentally written Snowden’s defense

Whistle-blower protection experts say the President’s remarks last week might affect his prosecution and sentencing<p>President Obama is no fan of Edward Snowden, as he made clear (again) at a White House press conference on Friday.<p>But what if by commenting extensively on the consequences of Snowden's …

Fast food strikes to massively expand: “They’re thinking much bigger”

Top union officials tell Salon the largest mobilization of fast food workers in U.S. history is about to get huge<p>Fast food strikers will escalate their campaign within the next week and a half, according to the key union backing their recent walkouts.<p>In a Monday interview in her Washington, D.C., …

11 Impossibly Difficult Job Interview Questions

Ever had to sit through a 5-hour interview filled with team projects, skills tests and a question-and-answer period in front of five company managers? If not, be grateful.<p>For while many job interviews can be rough, there are a select few so difficult that applicants should be excused for any …

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Obama signs student loan bill lowering interest rates

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to rein in the costs of a college education.<p>Encircled by lawmakers from both parties in the Oval …

Wall Street Profits Hit Record Levels, So Why Are Banks Still Killing Jobs?

Try and make sense of this: The banking industry earned a record $40 billion in the first three months of 2012, meanwhile banks are cutting th0usands of jobs.<p>JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America each announced job cuts this week. BofA said it was slashing 209 jobs, Wells is cutting 126 …

Apple wins U.S. ban on older Samsung devices in mixed ruling

The U.S. International Trade Commission has sided with Apple in a decision to ban some of Samsung's phones in the U.S.<p>In a mixed ruling Friday, the ITC said some of Samsung's older devices infringe on two of Apple's patents, while finding no violations in four other patents.<p>The ruling is final, and …

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Did You Hear About The Guy Who’s Selling His Mother-In-Law On eBay Because He Broke His Ankles?

A friend of mine once told me that the secret to happiness was finding a woman who treats you right, loves you, is faithful…and is an orphan — that way no in-laws so she’s even more perfect! Word on the street is that in-laws are sort of the worst*.<p>This Australian, Daniel Bush, broke his ankles …

North Carolina, Your Anti-Sharia Law Takes the Cake

Woe unto thee good people of North Carolina for the Muslims are coming to impose Islamic law. They must be stopped—even though there are zero …

Social Venture Network Announces 2013 Innovation Awards Winners – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 07 /CSRwire/ - A soccer ball that never deflates. A sandal that sends girls to school. A piece of paper that keeps food from …

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Launches Briefing on Myanmar – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

BANGKOK and LONDON, Aug. 05 /CSRwire/ - Today the non-profit Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is launching its first briefing on Myanmar: …

Engaged Leadership: Going Beyond Vision & Values

<b>By Tom Knowlton and Nadia Gomes</b><p>After laying out our framework for successful corporate citizenship, we spent our last two posts outlining the …

Talib Kweli, Dream Defenders Fight For 'Trayvon's Law'

The fight against Florida's "Stand Your Ground" laws isn't ending any time soon. Especially not if rapper Talib Kweli and the Dream Defenders have anything to say about it.<p>The Dream Defenders, a group of Florida-based activists who fight for social change through civil disobedience, have been …