David Jarrick

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'Catastrophe for rape survivors' as Poland limits access to morning-after pill

A leading human rights organisation has warned a new law in Poland limiting access to emergency contraception will have a “catastrophic impact on rape survivors”.<p>The law, which comes into effect next month, ends prescription-free access to the morning-after pill. Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, …

Europe

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The Future of Social Media: Snapchat

I have seen the future of social media and it’s Snapchat.<p>Look, I know how that sounds. It sounds like media hype. Well, maybe it is but I’m pretty sure it’s not. And I’ve been watching this company since before its then 23-year-old CEO Evan Spiegel turned down a $3 billion all-cash buyout offer …

The FAA’s new drone rules are four years late and still don’t make sense

The FAA is four years late with its homework. Its rules for the operation and certification of small drones were originally supposed to be published by March 10, 2011. As the FAA has missed deadline after deadline, the market for small drones has exploded. On February 15th, 2015, a few weeks after …

Drones

How One Young Entrepreneur Is Revolutionizing the Bow Tie

As a high school student, Brandon Etheridge liked wearing bow ties but couldn't afford to buy new ones and keep his look "fresh." He had an idea: Invent an interchangeable bow tie that you can mix and match and get more use out of. Now, at 18 years old, Brandon is a full-time student at the …

Entrepreneurship

An Elegant Examination of the Power of the Tuxedo—as Shown by Cary Grant, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie

Soon after its “invention,” in 1886, the tuxedo became the ne plus ultra of formal male attire, and little has changed since. Actor George Hamilton recalls his first, purchased for a debutante party, and Vanity Fair chooses the most memorable tuxedo ensembles in history.<p>A milestone recently came …

Men's Fashion

At 27, this guy quit a $500,000 job at BlackBerry to launch a cool startup

SpeakUp is a cool concept, born out the frustration he had at BlackBerry.<p>SpeakUp is a way for employees to share their insight and ideas with managers and allow other employees to weigh in. Employees can post a solution to a problem and other employees can vote it up, comment, vote it down, or ask …

Employment

Seeking Social's ROI? You're Missing The Point Entirely

Businesses have been obsessively trying to find the ROI of social media, which is the completely wrong approach. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not that you shouldn’t measure the impact of social media; but the measurement should be a business one, not a measure of social alone. Social is an enablement …

Public Relations
Innovation

Why Marketers Are Key Players in the Business Innovation Game

With the growth of international competition, technology and eBusiness, consumers can find high quality products and services faster, cheaper and …

Innovation

Where To Look For The Next Big Thing

Usually tales of great discovery begin with a flash of inspiration, like when Watson and Crick first imagined a double helix and then quickly realized that they had discovered the structure of DNA; or an accident, like when Alexander Fleming contaminated his bacteria culture and stumbled upon …

Calligraphy

The 10 Most Innovative Tech Hubs In The U.S.

As increasing numbers of job seekers turn their attention to startups and the tech industry, every city seems eager to position itself as a hub for innovators and big ideas.<p>But which cities can back up those claims?<p>To determine which of the country’s metro areas were playing backdrop to the most …

Startups

The Obamization of Uber

How David Plouffe is tackling the biggest campaign of his life.<p>Uber had a PR problem last summer: The only thing expanding more quickly than its ride-on-demand business was its reputation as a price-gouging bully too casual about vetting its drivers. Streets around the world—from Paris to D.C.—were …

New Hampshire

Here's Why There's A Plastic Baby Jesus Hiding Inside Your King Cake

King cake may look like the sloppy work of a toddler ― it’s covered in a mess green, yellow and purple frosting or sprinkles, and someone left a plastic toy baby inside of it ― but there’s a whole lot of Mardi Gras symbolism behind it.<p>King cake is a frosted, bready cake eaten between January 6, or …

Dessert

Leaked FAA Document Provides Glimpse Into Drone Regulations

The FAA appears poised to release regulations that will impose a minimal burden on businesses, paving the way for integration of drones into the national airspace. Information about the forthcoming regulations is contained in an inadvertently published document that appears to be an FAA economic …

Unmanned Aircraft

Airbnb Ad Offers 'Urban Camping' (aka a Tent on Skid Row) in DTLA for $10 a Night

So some<p>hipster looking brolocal artist is offering you the opportunity to stay in Los Angeles in the absolutely cheapest way possible through a new …

The 11 Best Bowls of Pho in San Francisco

By Adrian Spinelli<p>It’s slightly chilly in SF. What better way to cure the cool-weather blues than with hot, chunky noodle soups? At its most basic, …