<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/zara-anti-semitism_n_5722162.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Zara Apologizes For Pajamas That Look Just Like Concentration Camp Uniform</a>

Zara Apologizes For Pajamas That Look Just Like Concentration Camp Uniform

Fashion giant Zara pulled a children’s shirt from its stores after customers complained that the striped pajama top with a yellow star resembled Holocaust prison garb.

The shirt, produced in Turkey, was sold in the Spanish retailer’s Albanian, French, Israeli and Swedish online stores. It was removed on Wednesday.

The retailer, owned by Spanish giant Inditex, flooded Twitter early Wednesday morning with multilingual apologies, insisting the garment was modeled on cowboy sheriffs of the Old West, not on the striped uniforms Nazis forced Jewish people to wear in World War II concentration …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-hanft/david-plouffe-gets-hired-_b_5718707.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">David Plouffe Gets Hired By Uber; Is It the Rand Paulization of Barack Obama's  Campaign Brain?</a>

David Plouffe Gets Hired By Uber; Is It the Rand Paulization of Barack Obama's Campaign Brain?

You can wax rhapsodic about the power of disruptive models and the sharing economy all you want, but sometimes the gatekeepers of the status quo, their Praetorian Guards, aren’t seduced by rhetoric and inevitability. Sometimes they need to be fought with muscle, strategy, marketing and David Plouffe.

Uber’s hiring
of the mastermind of President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign has been obsessively reported on by the media, although the company’s objective is no deep secret requiring reportorial investigation. Travis Kalanick, the company’s sharp-tongued founder, said that Plouffe will be the company’s “campaign …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leslie-tolf/labor-day-the-fight-for-o_b_5719951.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Labor Day: The Fight for Our Future Continues</a>

Labor Day: The Fight for Our Future Continues

Unions are important, but their visibility isn’t as high as it used to be. Sure, we brought you the weekend. But as Labor Day comes and goes, signaling the end of summer, a business onslaught as people get back from their vacations, and the beginning of shorter days, there’s more to that final summer day of rest than a barbecue. Beyond the weekend — what are labor unions doing for us now?

A bit of history might help shift this into perspective.

Before there were unions, workers labored 12-16 hours a day, six to seven days a …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/britt-bolnick/from-food-stamps-to-finan_b_5708797.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">From Food Stamps to Financial Success -- Without Burn Out</a>

From Food Stamps to Financial Success -- Without Burn Out

When my daughter was 14-months-old, her father left us for another woman, leaving me with a hefty mortgage on a house I hated, a physically taxing waitress job, a baby who clung to me all her waking hours, and a body, heart and mind that was steps away from a complete breakdown.

I was sleeping a few hours a night, holding my baby all day, and working most evenings… and still barely making ends meet. No part of my life felt like it was working, and it was completely unsustainable.

The way I was living did not …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/japan-wisdom-lessons_n_5706157.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">7 Timeless Bits Of Japanese Wisdom</a>

7 Timeless Bits Of Japanese Wisdom

In Japan, people noticed from time immemorial that certain actions led to a good outcome, which made them repeat those actions to the point where they became customs. Japanese have a tendency to qualify certain things or actions as “good omens” and others as “bad omens.” In Japanese this tendency is called engi wo katsugu or gen wo katsugu, which in English translation would mean “believing in superstitions,” where the word engi in the first expression means a “sign of the fate of things,” or “harbinger.”

Here are 7 practices often performed by Japanese in order to bring about …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/bunol-tomato-festival_n_5721760.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Annual Tomato Battle Washes Streets Of Spain's Bunol Red (PHOTOS)</a>

Annual Tomato Battle Washes Streets Of Spain's Bunol Red (PHOTOS)

BUNOL, Spain (AP) — The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” battle that has become a major tourist attraction.

At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 125 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants —many from abroad — to throw during the hour-long morning festivities. This was the second year non-resident participants were charged — 10 euros ($13) — to take part. The town of about 20,000 people began charging to help pay off debts of some …read more

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Weary U.S. Workers Are Still Experiencing Hard Times

Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. But for a growing set of U.S. workers, there is no break from trying to earn enough to support their families. Despite a dip in unemployment during the past few years, low pay continues to plague many employees while their corporate bosses rake in record profits.

Some naysayers have tried to brush off the income inequality discussion as a trumped-up effort to agitate Americans. However, while they might have wanted to ignore such calls from the Teamsters and other worker advocates, they cannot turn …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carnegie-corporation-of-new-york/a-russia-problem-not-a-pu_b_5718499.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">A Russia Problem, Not a Putin Problem</a>

A Russia Problem, Not a Putin Problem


Thomas Graham, Kissinger Associates, August 2014

This article is part of Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Carnegie Forum: Rebuilding U.S.-Russia Relations. Read more perspectives here.

The Ukraine crisis has put an end to 25 years of U.S.-Russia relations. The swiftness with which they collapsed, and the absence of any influential forces in either country actively working for their repair, is evidence of how much pretension and frustration had infused relations in recent years. It also suggests a deep-seated anti-American bias in the Russian elite, mirroring a Russophobia of …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/john-huppenthal-loses_n_5721762.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Man Behind Mexican-American Studies Ban Won't Head Arizona Schools Anymore</a>

Man Behind Mexican-American Studies Ban Won't Head Arizona Schools Anymore

One of the leaders behind legislation banning a Mexican-American Studies curriculum from the state’s classrooms won’t be in charge of the Arizona school system anymore.

In a campaign marred by the discovery that he had been hiding behind pseudonyms to make offensive comments online, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal, lost his reelection bid Tuesday night in Arizona’s GOP primary, the Arizona Republic reports.

Within his party, Huppenthal had faced backlash over his prior support of common core standards. The winner of the primary election, Diane Douglas, strongly opposed the standards, painting …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/giraffe-rides-motorcycle-ryno-greeff_n_5716689.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">This Giraffe Tried To Ride A Motorcycle. He Failed. But We Love Him Anyway.</a>

This Giraffe Tried To Ride A Motorcycle. He Failed. But We Love Him Anyway.

This giraffe wants to be part of the (motorcycle) gang.

Although generally it’s not advisable to hang too close to wild animals, this giraffe was pretty friendly when he stumbled across a group of motorcyclists on the road. The animal tried to clamber up on top of a bike, his spindly legs slipping against the side.

Unfortunately, the motorcycle that he may have mistaken for another giraffe wasn’t exactly made for him.

The video, posted by YouTube user Ryno Greeff last year, is making the rounds after being featured on Reddit. <br …read more

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