Nearly 3,000 athletes from 200 nations will compete at this year's swimming and diving championships. But extraordinary attention will go to one: Michael Phelps. In his first major meet since the bong-picture scandal that cost him a lucrative endorsement deal with Kellogg's, he'll race for redemption. Other celebs have rebounded from bigger infractions.
The 25,000 beauty professionals at this mega makeup meet will have to slap on a brave face. Though the cosmetics sector stayed pert in previous recessions -- lipstick sales rose 11% just after 9/11 -- this slump is having an ugly effect on the $45 billion industry.
Weird things happen, yes--but when technology is the cause, everything seems more confusing. Didn't we build these things? Don't we know how they work? Here are seven quiddities topping the social news sites this week.
Just as Rowling, Lucas and Tolkien built worlds for their readers, CEOs and managers too have a responsibility to build a world for their employees—although not one of fantasy, of course. The culture and environment in a workplace is almost if not as important as the work itself.
On July 16, 1969, Americans watched on their TVs as Michael Collins, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong took to the skies. "Spacesuits: Within the Collections of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum" provides an in-depth look into the development of the garb outfitting the crews of the lunar missions. Read more
Why incorporate a social cause into your brand? Cause-driven business has transformed our market economy landscape in profound, and positive ways. In today’s world, the social entrepreneur falls in ranks with the for-profit entrepreneur.
Though the nation is in a mid-summer slump, the national pastime and Mr. October himself are teaming up for a morale boost tonight at the 80th Major League All-Star Game, where Barack Obama will throw the ceremonial first pitch. But Major League Baseball and the President are both playing from behind. Stadium and television baseball audiences have declined this season, while Obama, stimulus package in hand, has failed to ignite a rally.