<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/29/weddings-dennys_n_5628415.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Fact: 33 Couples Got Married At A Las Vegas Denny's</a>

Fact: 33 Couples Got Married At A Las Vegas Denny's

There’s little that says love, romance and lifetime commitment quite like the city of Las Vegas and the smell of hashbrowns. Just ask the 33 couples who got married at a Las Vegas Denny’s in the last year and a half.

Denny’s CEO John Miller announced this heartwarming tidbit Monday during an otherwise boring conference call with analysts discussing the company’s second quarter earnings. “Denny’s on Fremont,” started offering the service inside its wedding chapel last April.

According to the in-store wedding coordinator, saying your “I do’s” at the famous diner costs as little …read more

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The Trouble With Gender Quotas

It’s decidedly good for companies to have women in positions of leadership–but how they get there matters,

What we know: Having women in the boardroom is a good thing. But are more women a better thing? That depends, of course, on how they get there.

The persisting imbalance of women in positions of power has spurned debate in recent years over whether or not companies should implement gender quotas in order to encourage greater equality between men and women in corporate and political positions of power. The simple fact is that despite advances in education and …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/29/banks-inversions_n_5629723.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">'Patriotic' Big Banks Profit Helping U.S. Companies Dodge Taxes</a>

'Patriotic' Big Banks Profit Helping U.S. Companies Dodge Taxes

After wrecking the U.S. economy and sucking hundreds of billions of dollars from American taxpayers for their own survival, what can our patriotic big banks do for an encore? Why, help American companies flee the U.S. to avoid taxes, of course. For America!

Andrew Ross Sorkin had a must-read New York Times column on Tuesday about how some of our biggest bailout recipients also have the biggest share of the nearly $1 billion banks have made in the past few years helping U.S. companies do “inversions.” That’s when an American company buys a company in …read more

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Bolster Your Career With Service (Part 1)

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I write and speak frequently about the personal benefits of serving others, in fact it’s one of my favorite things to examine and discuss. Not because I think we should all be selfish, but because I try to embrace things that can help me learn, grow and become the person I am meant to be. And, it’s my hope that others feel the same way. After all, if we aren’t growing, we are missing out.

Often overlooked, one of the major benefits of service is the development of skills that are essential to successful careers. Unfortunately, we …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-lesley/border-children-immigration_b_5625602.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">They Are Children</a>

They Are Children

Children are “fleeing for their lives,” according to journalist Sonia Navario, who has investigated the root causes, circumstances, and plight of vulnerable migrants who have been traveling — often by themselves at enormous risk — to the United States and other countries throughout the Americas from the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

In the case of Cristian, an 11 year-old boy from Honduras that Navario interviewed in Honduras, his father was murdered in March by gangs, he witnessed the murder of three people who defied the narco-cartels that control much of …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/reza-marashi/meet-my-friend-imprisoned_b_5630035.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Meet My Friend Imprisoned in Iran</a>

Meet My Friend Imprisoned in Iran

My friend, Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian, was recently arrested in Iran. When his home was raided, Jason’s Iranian wife and two other dual nationals were also taken into custody. Fast forward one week, and four unknowns increasingly frighten Jason’s friends and family: his whereabouts; the charges against him; who exactly is behind the decision to target Jason; and not knowing how long this entire ordeal will last. Suffering from high blood pressure, he is in dire need of his medication. Without it, his health is in danger.

To some, Jason is simply the latest in a long line …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-ravanona/roxanne-varza-shaking-up-_b_5627608.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Roxanne Varza - Shaking Up Women in Tech in Europe</a>

Roxanne Varza - Shaking Up Women in Tech in Europe

An Interview with Roxanne Varza, Microsoft Ventures Europe and co-founder of Girls in Tech

Roxanne Varza is currently the startup lead for Microsoft in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs. Prior to joining Microsoft she was the Editor of TechCrunch France and also ran content and communications for 2 European startups. She is also the cofounder of Tech.eu and Girls in Tech in Paris and London, and has been a co-organizer of the Failcon France conference since 2011.

In April 2013, Business Insider listed her as “one of the top …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-trumka/lets-call-corporate-inver_b_5629936.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Let's Call 'Corporate Inversion' for What It Is: A Gaping, Unpatriotic Tax Loophole</a>

Let's Call 'Corporate Inversion' for What It Is: A Gaping, Unpatriotic Tax Loophole

In 2004, Congress enacted a law to prevent “corporate inversions” in which corporations reincorporate in a foreign country to avoid paying U.S. taxes, but a gaping loophole allows corporations to get around this law by merging with a foreign company.

Simply put, it allows corporations to avoid paying taxes when they “renounce their U.S. citizenship” and change their corporate address to a foreign country.

In recent months, several large corporations have announced plans to exploit this loophole, with minimal change in their business operations, to avoid paying taxes. This wave of “corporate inversions” threatens to hollow out the …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lara-michelle/sex-work-working-at-walmart_b_5621643.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Can Sex Work Make More Sense Than Working at Walmart? Hell, Yes</a>

Can Sex Work Make More Sense Than Working at Walmart? Hell, Yes

This morning, this Nerve.com article popped up in my Facebook feed: “Why Prostitution Can Make More Sense Than Working at Walmart.”

Yeah. No kidding. I agree.

In the piece, former male prostitute David Henry Sterry, details how he exchanged a life of economic scarcity for one of financial excess through a job in the sex industry.

Oh, how I can relate.

Even in the aftermath of posting a story in which I wrote about how I became obsessed with the easy money I earned as a dominatrix, which ultimately led me …read more

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