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Go inside the hottest new bar on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where ‘Entourage’ star Adrian Grenier is music director

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Earlier this month, “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier helped open VNYL, a new bar with an interior that looks more like a classic 1970s home than a cocktail lounge. The three-floor space on New York City’s Lower East Side has table-side mixologists, a private champagne room, pre-batched cocktails, and 36 beers on draft. Grenier befriended VNYL’s […]

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Colombia, lovers of the underdog

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Throughout the group stages at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016 fans have been giving their support to various underdog nations and the players and coaches have been united in voicing their appreciation and acknowledging the boost it gives them when coming up against heavily-favoured sides. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

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I Love Selling to the Executive-Level–Not!

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How many books are there on selling to the Executive-Level/Economic Buyer? One would assume that with so many books written on the topic, this should be happening all the time. However, few salespeople still are able to elevate their contact level to the economic decision maker. First of all, what are the barriers from a […]

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Brooke Eden Talks Debut EP “Welcome to the Weekend” & Involvement in Tyler Perry’s “Too Close To Home”

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Brooke Eden was the only country artist that performed at all-pop Billboard Hot 100 Festival on Sunday afternoon (August 21) in Wantagh, NY. The Florida native performed an hour-long set for festival-goers, which included songs such as “Daddy’s Money,” “American Dreamin’,” and her newest single “Diamonds” which was released on September 2nd. Check out the […]

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We now know how Carl Icahn’s Herbalife sale fell through

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We now know how Carl Icahn’s Herbalife sale fell through, thanks to a report by Michelle Celarier at Fortune. Icahn and Bill Ackman have had a long-running feud over Herbalife, the nutritional supplements company. Ackman is short the position, Icahn is long. Their battle came to a head earlier this summer, when the Wall Street […]

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What is Your Model of Leadership?

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By Andrew J. Hoffman, Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise and Education Director at the Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan I play in a casual summer golf league that is as much about beer-drinking banter as it is about hitting a golf ball. We don’t generally talk about work. But one day […]

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Michelle Rodriguez Responds To Claims Her New Movie Is Transphobic

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Michelle Rodriguez has continually had to defend her film, “(Re)Assignment,” against critics who’ve argued that it has an anti-transgender message. Rodriguez, 38, unintentionally stoked the flames of controversy once again last week when she posted a photo of herself on Instagram in her full costume for the movie. In the film, which was previously titled […]

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How to De-Stress Applying to College? For Starters, Colleges Should Ask Students if They’ve Taken a Test Prep Course

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Every year at about this time, some 12 million high school juniors and seniors across the country start to hyperventilate about their prospects for admission to college. The US News’ college rankings, which arrived last week, amp up the pressure by defining “success” in terms that most students can’t achieve. In hopes of improving their […]

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THE MOBILE PAYMENTS REPORT: Market forecasts, consumer trends, and the barriers and benefits that will influence adoption

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Although the mobile wallet ecosystem is maturing, in-store mobile payments haven’t yet taken off. Consumer disinterest, coupled with delays in fully implementing the necessary infrastructure, are preventing mobile wallets from achieving mainstream adoption. While neither merchants nor consumers have yet fully embraced mobile payments, mobile wallets offer benefits to all stakeholders: enhanced security features, faster […]

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How to Jumpstart Your Hotel’s Direct Bookings Through Social Media – By Victoria Hsia

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In hospitality marketing, the digital landscape is constantly evolving and the travel consumer journey to a direct booking is becoming more and more complex. To help you better navigate the digital landscape and shift share to the direct online channel, HeBS Digital’s ‘Jumpstart Direct Bookings’ Series shares industry best practices to boost direct bookings through […]

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The Emmys just hit an all-time ratings low

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Sunday’s Emmy Awards ratings weren’t as impressive as the critics’ reviews for a night that saw some fun surprises, touching acceptance speeches, and a record-breaking win for “Game of Thrones.” The ratings numbers are expected to shift a bit after the time zones are factored in, but for right now, the show is probably in […]

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25% of global banks would buy a fintech company

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This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Fintech Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Banks collaborating with fintechs for mutual benefit has long been the preferred narrative when discussing the future of financial services. But this narrative may soon need to be updated, according to data from a new study by […]

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Nonprofit Provides California Businesses With An Alternative To Predatory Lenders

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Sarah Kersten Studio in Berkeley has been manufacturing heirloom-quality ceramics for Bay Area consumers and restaurants for the past four years. Sales have increased steadily, as has their popularity with major San Francisco restaurants like Frances and Octavia. As a growing small business, owner Sarah was having trouble accessing traditional sources of capital to expand […]

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Evidence of TB Found in People who are ‘Cured’

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Researchers are perplexed following the discovery that tuberculosis may not be completely gone in those who are deemed “cured.” A recent study found evidence of the bacterium that causes TB remains in the lungs after treatment. A study of 99 HIV-negative individuals in Cape Town, South Africa, who had been treated for pulmonary tuberculosis with […]

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Grammar-Fixing App Is The Ultimate Mic Drop For Pedants

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Correcting people’s grammar, unsolicited, in a social context, is rude. Right? We can all agree on that. That said, we can’t help but quietly enjoy the new iOS sticker pack Grammar Snob, which allows users to overlay red-pencil corrections of common grammar, spelling and usage errors onto their iMessage chats. Corrections for a few particular […]

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Why Do We Have A Half-Full Economy?

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Janet Yellen’s Fed meets again this midweek to decide whether to raise short term rates. It probably won’t happen, because they can’t decide if the US economy is ‘half-full’–i.e., still growing enough to boost inflation–or ‘half empty’, which means the economy is barely growing. A terrific New York Times conversation between two extraordinary women, Senator […]

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The 5 most talked-about moments from the Emmys

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What moments had viewers buzzing the most during the Emmys on Sunday? The technology and marketing platform Amobee took a close look at Twitter activity during the awards show and identified the minutes where conversation peaked. What’s clear from the data is that viewers reacted most to the real and unplanned moments of the show […]

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The Innovation Insurgency Scales – Hacking For Defense (H4D)

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Hacking for Defense is a battle-tested problem-solving methodology that runs at Silicon Valley speed. We just held our first Hacking for Defense Educators Class with 75 attendees. The results: 13 Universities will offer the course in the next year, government sponsors committed to keep sending hard problems to the course, the Department of Defense is […]