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One Million Moms Responds To Lesbian Couple On Disney Channel's 'Good Luck Charlie'

The Disney Channel broke new ground last week when writers for the popular family sitcom "Good Luck Charlie" made the decision to feature a lesbian couple on the program.<p>A Disney Channel spokesperson previously told TV Guide that the episode was "developed to be relevant to kids and families around …

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Well, This Is Just Awful: 'Renting' Disabled People to Skip Lines at Disney World

No, it's not a "Modern Seinfeld" episode.<p>Reuters<p>The lines at Disney World are awful, we can all agree, but the lengths to which some people will go to bypass them are worse. Wealthy Manhattan parents are reportedly using a service that typically assists disabled children around the theme park to …

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Disney severs Boy Scout donations in show of support for LGBT rights

With its decision to halt donations to local Boy Scout groups, Disney on Sunday joined a collection of companies to have cut ties with scouting over the organization’s ban on gay troop leaders – and made one of the first public acknowledgements of its quiet support of the LGBT community.<p>The Disney …

Boy Scouts' Ban On Gay Leaders Leads Disney To End Grants

This news that broke locally in Florida last week is starting to grab headlines and attention across the nation:<p>"Disney Ends Funding To Boy Scouts Over Gay Policy." (The Associated Press)<p>Here's how <i>The Orlando Sentinel</i>, one of the first outlets to report the news, frames the story:<p>"The Boy Scouts of …

Ultimate Walt Disney World 2014 Planner

Walt Disney World is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the planet for the sheer fact that it offers so much to see and do. No matter …

Disney Opens the Door for Web TV -- As Long as It Looks Like Cable TV

Different but very much the same.<p>Lots of people are quietly excited about the Web TV pact Disney and Dish announced yesterday — the one that gives Dish the ability to show some of Disney’s key networks on an “over the top” broadband TV service, if it actually launches one.<p>But let’s be very clear: …

Pressure escalates on Winter Olympic brands to act against Russia’s anti-gay laws

Gay rights groups across the world are bringing their campaigns to a head this week using the Opening Ceremony as a day of protest against the …

8 Ways Facebook Changed the World

Happy birthday, Facebook!<p>It's only been 10 years, but the company that connected the world has had more experiences than most have in a lifetime. …

Minority Women Report Downsizing Their Ambitions Because of Bias

It should be simple: Go to work, work hard, get noticed, and get promoted. But is it ever really that straightforward?<p>New research from Catalyst reveals that women who identify as racially or ethnically different from the majority of their coworkers:<p>Are less likely to be at a company’s C-suite or …

Why I Hired an Executive with a Mental Illness

A few years ago, I was interviewing a candidate for a substantial position in our firm. Although the candidate and I had exchanged a number of emails, this was our first meeting. We got along very well. Then something unexpected happened: She looked me in the eye and said that she struggled with …

Big Data’s Dangerous New Era of Discrimination

Congratulations. You bought into Big Data and it’s paying off Big Time. You slice, dice, parse and process every screen-stroke, clickstream, Like, tweet and touch point that matters to your enterprise. You now know exactly who your best — and worst — customers, clients, employees and partners are. …

How Couples Can Cope with Professional Stress

Most of us are familiar with the cycle. At work, the pressure to be “always on,” to meet deadlines, to serve the demands of colleagues or customers, or to deal with a difficult coworker can create stress that leaks into our personal lives. This stress can cause us to be impatient with romantic …

Facebook's Paper App Sounds a Bit Too Familiar to One Company

FiftyThree has publicly asked Facebook to change the name of its recently released news reader, Paper<p>FiftyThree is the company behind a popular …

Sponsors Navigate Thorny Politics of Sochi as LGBT Protests Grow

Global blue-chip brands like Coca-Cola, Visa, McDonald’s and Samsung have ponied up hundreds of millions of dollars to bask in the glory of the …

Facebook Paper App: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you <b>stay up to date with social media</b>, here are some of the news items that …

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Facebook Turns 10: What Else Was Popular in 2004?

What Else Was Popular in 2004?<p>The Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show Controversy<p><i>People</i> Named Jude Law the Sexiest Man Alive<p>The Top Google Searches of …

Esurance Twitter contest goes viral but ties company to offensive tweets

There are a million stories in the naked city, and all of them are using the hashtag #EsuranceSave30. And boy, are some of them offensive.<p>Sunday night just after the Super Bowl ended, the insurance company Esurance announced a contest in which it would give away $1.5 million to one lucky Twitter …

Six Reasons Why Your Brand Needs a Social Voice

Connecting with your target audience, tweeting updates to your followers, and sharing information with your supporters are tasks every business …

9 things you need to know before using social media at work

Over the past few months, we’ve collected the thoughts, hopes, and fears of more than 600 people in a survey on social media in the workplace.<p>And increasingly, those hopes and fears are shifting. It’s less likely that you’ll be scared of “getting caught” using social media at work. These days, it’s …

Bombshell Report From The New York Fed Suggests The Labor Market Is Tighter Than People Think

This is a bit of a bombshell: according to a new study by researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the employment-to-population ratio — a widely-touted measure of purported slack in the labor market — is a misleading indicator.<p>The implications of such a conclusion are big for monetary …

Target to accelerate $100 million chip-enabled smart card program: CFO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Target Corp, which suffered a massive data breach during the holiday shopping season, is speeding up a $100 million program to implement the use of chip-enabled smart cards to protect against cyber theft, a senior company executive said.<p>The sign outside the Target store is …

Business Has Changed, and Even Washington Has Noticed

In the week’s worth of punditry following this year’s State of the Union address, one fact seems to have eluded most commentators: the number of times that President Obama recognized businesses as essential partners in national problem-solving. It marked a real contrast to the President’s prior …