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Higher Calling, Lower Wages: The Vanishing of the Middle-Class Clergy

As full-time pastors become a thing of the past, more and more seminary grads are taking on secular jobs to supplement their incomes.<p>For someone seeking a full-time job as a church pastor, Justin Barringer would seem to have the perfect résumé. He’s a seminary grad, an author and book editor, and a …

Would You Pay $1,000 Once to Get Free Beer for Life?

A brewpub and a coffee shop in Minnesota's Twin Cities have used this one-time payment method to save their businesses. And there's no reason to think the model can't spread.<p>There is a price tag for unlimited beer for the rest of your life. It's $1,000.<p>In reality, the cost for that much beer is a …

Breather, A Network of Quiet, Private Spaces in Cities That Can Be Reserved and Unlocked via an App

Breather is a network of rooms specifically designed to provide a quiet, private location for relaxation or meetings in the midst of the madness of …

Well It's About Time: A Golden Girls LEGO Minifig Set

This is the set of Golden Girls LEGO minifigs made and sold by Etsy shop GoldenBrickLadies. From what I gathered, they ONLY sell Golden Girls LEGO …

Watch The Complete Timelapse Transformation Of A Homeless Veteran

The saying might be to never to judge a book by its cover, but a drastic image change for U.S. army veteran Jim Wolf has, according to the charity group behind this video, helped him address his struggles with poverty and alcoholism.<p>In September, Degage Ministries convinced Wolf to take part in the …

Minimalist Posters of Disney Movies

French artist Citron Vert has created a collection of beautiful minimalist posters for Disney movies. To see more of the awesome posters, head over …

Ask an Expert: Cherish 'bread and butter' clients

Forgetting who got you where you are can doom the future growth of your business.<p><b>Q: My business has been a customer of a company for about a half dozen years. In the past couple years, this company has seen some rapid growth and as a result, I am now a small fish to them. They are about to lose my</b> …

The Past And Future Of America's Biggest Retailers

Support the news<p>It's an anniversary that most Americans can celebrate — the birthday of the big-box store. Discount shopping as we know it began 50 …

What Christian left can learn from Christian right: Column

'Moral Mondays' are latest example of growing progressive force. But beware of missteps.<p>On most Mondays this summer, protesters have been congregating in North Carolina to raise a moral voice against the actions of elected officials in the Tar Heel state. Beginning at the Capitol last spring, and …

Why Steve Ballmer Failed

The resignation of Microsoft's CEO is also an acknowledgement: The computer world changed, and Microsoft hasn't.<p>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, a thunderous leader who presided over a deadly quiet decade for the tech giant, announced he will retire within the next year.<p>It is quite easy to say that …

The Steve Jobs email exchange that perfectly captures Apple’s strategy

In late 2010, Android phones were just overtaking the iPhone in US market share, driven largely by Americans buying cheaper smartphones running Google’s operating system. Apple still maintained a revenue advantage, but privately, executives at the company were fretting about the notion “that it is …

Android Phones

GM CEO Dan Akerson's top 9 leadership lessons

After three years on the job, GM CEO Dan Akerson tells what he's learned about leading a major company's revival.<p>Daniel Akerson, electrical engineer and finance man by training, Naval officer by decree, executive by design, and, since 2010, General Motors CEO almost by default.<p>Akerson, 64, spent …

Family Planning, Disney Animation About Birth Control Starring Donald Duck (1968)

Donald Duck helps explain the importance of birth control in an extremely roundabout manner in “Family Planning,” an animated short created by Walt …

Disney Animation

Citymaps, An App For Creating and Sharing Maps of Favorite Locations

Citymaps is an app that allows users to create sharable maps of their favorite locations. The app is currently available to download from the iTunes …

Apps

Albumatic, An iOS App For Creating Collaborative Photo Albums

Albumatic is an app for iOS that allows users to create, share, and collaborate on photo albums. The app is currently available to download from the …

App Store

Brick Sketches, Pop Culture Characters Recreated in LEGO

Canadian LEGO enthusiast and artist Chris McVeigh (aka “Powerpig“) has created the fantastic series titled <i>Brick Sketches</i> which features pop culture …

Walt Disney World Resort – August 2013 Merchandise Events

Heading to the Walt Disney World Resort this August? Here are a few events happening that I guarantee you won’t want to miss.<p><b>August 7-11:</b> Popular …

Arduino and LEGO Projects, A Book Full of Coding, Wiring, and LEGO Crafts by Jon Lazar

<i>Arduino and LEGO Projects</i> is a new book by developer Jon Lazar that gives detailed instructions on how to build, wire, and code projects like a …

Nautical Nonsense, An Art Show Tribute to ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California

<i>Nautical Nonsense</i> is an upcoming group art show at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California that will feature a collection of original artwork …

SpongeBob SquarePants

Photos of ‘Art of the Brick,’ Nathan Sawaya’s Solo Show of LEGO Art in New York City

photo by Maddie Potter/Redesign Revolution<p>“Art of the Brick” is an ongoing solo exhibition of the LEGO art of artist Nathan Sawaya at Discovery Time …

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, A Book by Ian Doescher

<i>William Shakespeare’s Star Wars</i> is a book by Portland-based creative director and author Ian Doescher that reimagines the story of <i>Star Wars</i> in the …

How Do We Deal with the Baseless Hatred at the Western Wall?

Jewish tradition teaches that the Temple was destroyed on the ninth of Av because of baseless hatred. As that day approaches, Emily Hauser reflects …

Would you eat in a restaurant with a dirty bathroom?

Some scathing social-media reviews and postings are forcing restaurants to pay more attention to the cleanliness of their restrooms.<p>The most personal — and most telling — moment that a customer experiences in a restaurant isn't typically at the table.<p>It's in the restroom.<p>Walk into a clean …

How Did Work-Life Balance in the U.S. Get So Awful?

Among all advanced nations, we rank 28th -- barely better than Mexico. Why's our work-life balance so bad if leisure is growing? Because single moms are growing faster.<p>Shutterstock<p>The United States is the greatest country in the history of everything, if you just listen to its leaders, and a …

To Infinity and Beyond, A Realistic Illustration of Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear by Dan LuVisi

“To Infinity and Beyond” is a pop culture illustration of Buzz Lightyear by California-based artist Dan LuVisi that gives the animated <i>Toy Story</i> …

Animation

Justice Families

Author Helene Wecker on the best magical realist fiction

From Ray Bradbury to Hilary Mantel, ''The Golem and the Jinni' author Helene Wecker shares her favorite magical realist books.<p>Readers who've been enchanted by the surreal utopia of Macondo in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 1967 masterpiece, <i>One Hundred Years of Solitude</i>, know all about magical realism: …

Impress Your Guests with This Easy Disneyland Resort Dish

Temps are heating up, and no one will want to turn on the oven once summer arrives. Here’s an easy dish that uses the grill – but while your kitchen …

‘Star Wars’ Droid Factory Expands to New Locations at Disney Parks

In May 2012, we opened the first <i>Star Wars</i> Droid Factory experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I’m delighted to announce that we’ve expanded the …

Sneak Peek: Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries at Disneyland Park

<i>Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries</i> opens tomorrow at Innoventions in Disneyland park, but we’ve got a sneak peek inside the new exhibit for …