<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/19/gay-ugandan-teen-_n_5175833.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">How A Gay Ugandan Teen Was Thrown Out Of His Home, Arrested And Tortured</a>

How A Gay Ugandan Teen Was Thrown Out Of His Home, Arrested And Tortured

By Rob Watson | The Next Family

A few weeks ago, I told the story of a teen named Corey who was driven from his birth home when his parents found out he was gay, and into the arms of a loving home that rescued him. His unique story was read widely and shared by tens of thousands of people. Sadly, the thing that made Corey’s story unique was not that it happened, but that it happened and he got rescued. Many other teens are expelled from their homes and quickly fall into drug …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/19/roman-tile-dog-paw-prints-england_n_5173162.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Ancient Roman Tiles Marked With Dog Paw Prints Unearthed In England</a>

Ancient Roman Tiles Marked With Dog Paw Prints Unearthed In England

paw prints roman tile

The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England.

“They are beautiful finds, as they represent a snapshot, a single moment in history,” said Nick Daffern, a senior project manager with Wardell Armstrong Archaeology. “It is lovely to imagine some irate person chasing a dog or some other animal away from their freshly made tiles.”

The artifacts, which could be nearly 2,000 years old, were found in the Blackfriars area of Leicester, the English city where the long-lost bones of …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/19/monuments-under-construction_n_5154283.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">The Biggest Travel Bummer Might Just Be Seeing Monuments Under Construction</a>

The Biggest Travel Bummer Might Just Be Seeing Monuments Under Construction

If you’ve ever traveled far and long to see a famous monument, you know it’s an exciting experience. But what happens when you arrive at that renowned structure and it’s covered in scaffolding?

Well… it’s basically the biggest letdown ever.

Sure, you should do your research to prepare yourself for things like construction and restoration. And we understand that monuments, especially really old ones, need restoration every now and then to keep them in good shape. But sometimes it’s just an unavoidable truth of travel that sites won’t look how you’d wish.

Here’s what they …read more

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Women in Business Q&A: Samantha Nicholson, Co-Founder and SVP of Salmon Social

Samantha is the co-founder and SVP of Salmon Social, a new social media app. Samantha graduated with a degree in advertising from the University of Colorado with a minor in international media. Throughout her college career, she worked with various professionals from advertising agencies including Crispin, Porter + Bogusky and Victors and Spoils. Her senior campaign created for Luna Bar is launching Summer of 2014. After graduation Samantha obtained a job at a Silicon Valley company. In her first year there she was promoted seven times to Director of Marketing, and was working at that position until recently …read more

Source: Business


Small Business Owners: How many missed taking the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit?

“Communication Breakdown
It’s always the same”

-Led Zeppelin

What we have here is a failure to communicate”
-from the movie Cool Hand Luke

A Kentucky professional who owns his own business found that he missed getting the Health Care Tax Credit.

For the past four years!

Since the credit is worth 35 percent of what he is paying in health insurance, his business lost out on about $40,000.

It gets worse: this year he could get a 50 percent tax credit. Since his firm is paying about $50,000 in health …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-benavidez/how-good-do-you-want-to-be_b_5176238.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">How Good Do You Want to Be?</a>

How Good Do You Want to Be?

I recently picked up a copy of Paul Arden’s 2003 book, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be. I’ve heard of this book and seen quotes from it here and there but I’ve never read it or rather, experienced it, until now. Arden, who died in 2008, was a renowned advertising genius who worked for Saatchi & Saatchi in the U.K. for many years, and had a great sense of humor, strong opinions, and the simple genius to write this straightforward book about how to make the most of yourself. It’s an easy read …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-pugh/five-lessons-startup-foun_b_5174002.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">5 Lessons Startup Founders Can Learn from Salsa Dancing</a>

5 Lessons Startup Founders Can Learn from Salsa Dancing

Co-authored by Jackie Mahendra

You’ve been dreaming of launching something new. Perhaps you’ve already taken the plunge. Theories and coaching manuals abound on how, when and with whom to start a new company or organization with the potential to change the world or “disrupt” old ways of doing things.

Well, here are a few best practices we’ve gleaned — not just from our years working with startup leaders, lean methodologies and new organizations (and launching our own companies and social good ventures) — but from nearly a decade spent sweating away at salsa clubs.

The good …read more

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