Ryan Olivera

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Maliki's Deputy Blames Him for Fallujah's Fall

AMMAN — On Jan. 10, al Qaeda fighters raised their "black flag" over a government building in Fallujah, proclaiming their return to the western Iraqi …

Idaho Potatoes and a Furry Pink Hat: This Is What Now Passes for Diplomacy

Few diplomats have seen quite as much success in stifling American ambitions on the world stage as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. It’s even …

Knoll Thy Enemy: Combatting Chaos with Carefully Arrayed Items

To some, an art form. To others, common sense. To the messy outsider, pointless de-jumbling. As a savvy designer or design enthusiast, you're most …

KXL contractor tied to trade group

The contractor hired by the State Department to evaluate the environmental risks of the Keystone XL project once held a lobbying contract from a trade group that included a subsidiary of the company seeking to build the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline.<p>The contractor, Environmental Resources Management, …

Bank of America Merrill Lynch slashes gold call to $1,150 and warns it could get uglier

This is the labyrinth Argentinians must brave to get paid in foreign currency

Freelancing for foreign companies can be tricky in any country. In Argentina, however, it means negotiating a Kafkaesque maze of websites, checks and fees.<p>In October 2011 the Argentinian government began to impose its so-called cepo cambiario, or currency-exchange blockade, complicating most daily …

Amazing Ballpoint Pen and Gold Leaf Drawings by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Toronto-based artist Rebecca Yanovskaya recently completed the second piece in her <i>Winged</i> series of ballpoint pen and gold leaf drawings on Moleskine. Called <i>Descent of Man</i>, the bowing angel took the artist about two weeks to fully create. It's the sequel to the first piece shown below called <i>Ascent</i> …

A Short Cautionary Tale About The Misuse Of Customer Data

This is a short story about surveying your customers and how extrapolating too far and too fast from a limited data set can damage your relationships with your customers.<p>Before Christmas I attended a London and the South East Contact Centre Forum event entitled: Is your contact centre ready for the …

Germany's Energy Goes Kaput, Threatening Economic Stability

If you want to do something big, you have to start small; and German innovation is well known around the world. Yet when it comes to energy policy, the country looks to have placed the cart before the horse. Germany has led much of Europe with ‘Energiewende’ or the renewable energy transition. …

Goldman Sachs top staff received £2.7m pay deal on average in 2012

Senior staff at Goldman Sachs in London received average pay deals of £2.7m in 2012 – a 50% rise on 2011 – the company disclosed on Monday, shedding fresh light on the rewards on offer in the City as Brussels prepares to impose a cap on bonuses.<p>The Wall Street firm published the pay deals for 115 …

Authors Guild appeals decision in Google Books copyright suit

The Authors Guild has stuck to its word in promising to appeal a federal judge's decision to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against Google Books. The trade association that represents book authors has filed an appeal to the Second Circuit court, according to Publishers Weekly.<p>This suit …

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Interview with Ron Paulk on the Design of His Innovative Paulk Workbench

Homebuilder and self-taught designer Ron Paulk had a problem: He needed a large-surface workbench--which is generally no problem for those of you …

Logo Design: More Hands

Special day here at Abduzeedo for logo lovers! We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to …

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The Perfect Office - WD Dual Drive Kit, LG Chromebase computer and Office ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Up Close Look at the Chemical Compound of Various Drugs

<b>Ketamine</b><p>Whether legal or illegal, drugs come in all different shapes and sizes including small painkiller pills, liquid cough syrup, and everything in between. The solid forms are easy to see with the naked eye but, artist Sarah Schnfeld wondered how the substances might look when they were broken …

Startup Design Framework by Designmodo

Startup Web Design PSD Framework.<p>This stunning framework was designed by the creative people of Designmodo for those who want to represent their …

3 Reasons Why The Economy Has Done Better Under Democratic Presidents

Democratic presidents tend to preside over better economies than Republican ones, but that may be down to pure luck, according to a recent paper from Alan Blinder and Mark Watson at Princeton.<p>Since the end of World War II, the U.S. economy has grown at an average real rate of 4.35% under Democratic …

Campaign cash rules drown in the bathtub

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Grover Norquist’s dream come true: What little regulation remains after Citizens United is being eroded to nothing<p>Michael Winship<p>December 25, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com.<p>I’m speculating here, but as we approach year’s end, I assume that …

Should the Nuclear Triad Be Saved?

The U.S. spent two generations building a nuclear triad of bombers, land-based ICBMs and missile-firing submarines to prevail in the Cold War against …