Stephanie Ugaro

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4 Challenges Pope Francis Just Made to Every Business Leader

For the first time in history, a pope addressed the U.S. Congress. Here's what Pope Francis had to say about business and leadership.<p>Pope Francis became the first pope in history to address the U.S. Congress on Thursday morning, Sept. 24.<p>He spoke in English for about 30 minutes, citing Abraham …

Petition calls for airline seat standards to end the cabin crush

With commercial airlines packing more passengers per plane, many fliers believe that the federal government should adopt minimum airline seat standards for legroom and width to ensure the safety and comfort of travelers.<p>That is the sentiment of more than 30,000 people who signed a petition that was …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I am a big fan of cauliflower mashers-a wonderful healthy substitute for real mashed potatoes. However, I recently had the opportunity to try cauliflower soup for the first time and now I cannot get enough of its comforting delicious taste.<p>When it comes to eating healthy, it is important not …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

20 Art Shows to See This Spring In NYC - PAPER

<i>The slush puddles may still be bottomless and our seasonal depression may still be raging, but March is here and with it, a bursting of spring art events. From massive international art fairs to tiny art haunted houses, emerging gallery exhibitions to major museum openings, and new work from Bjork</i> …

The 7 Style Books That You Should Add To Your Personal Library

Some might think that style books only make great additions to coffee tables, but there are many fashion-focused books that are worth curling up with, especially in these brisk winter months. To some of us, these books make inspiring reads, complete with advice that we can't live without.<p>Here are …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords?

Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling …

Cheating, or hot air? Brady calls claim Patriots used deflated footballs 'ridiculous'

The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs, a charge star quarterback Tom Brady dismissed as "ridiculous."<p>NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

Terrorism in France

Terrorist violence has a long history in France.<p>On 7 January 2015, armed gunmen killed twelve people in an attack on the offices of satirical …

Dave Grohl Details Stories Behind Foo Fighters’ ‘The River’

The Foo Fighters‘ <i>Sonic Highways</i> is packed with references to the musical legacies of the eight cities where the band wrote and recorded their eighth …

Learn to Love Your Closet, Big or Small

Closets are as varied as people themselves, I think. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the full-room-sized to the tiny shared wardrobe, and …

Youth Unemployment Is Costing The World Billions

NEW YORK -- Every morning Brett Lalli wakes up and spends two to three hours searching for jobs. The 22-year-old has sent out about 50 resumes over the past several months, but has received just one request for an interview.<p>For a few months after graduating in May, Lalli did have an internship at a …

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

Thanksgiving shopping becomes social, but spending down

Corrections and clarifications: The last name of Mikael Thygesen, chief marketing officer for Simon Property Group, was misspelled Dec. 1.<p>Thanksgiving night shopping looked like a new family tradition this year as stores opened earlier and consumers took advantage of the extra time to spread out …