Why You Should Take Tomorrow Off

Many companies now offer employees paid time off instead of a set number of vacation and sick days.

Jessica Korda’s Classless Mid-Round Firing Of Caddie Demands LPGA Tour Sanctioning

First, I realize that golfers have disputes with their caddies.  We recently witnessed 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson having words with his caddie.  And famously years ago at the British Open we had Ian Woosnam throwing clubs out of his bag because his caddie had allowed too many clubs to be placed in Woosnam’s bag.

Women-In-Tech Start Up In Chile

They worked out of coffee shops, incubators, or wherever they could find Wi-Fi. They “traveled throughout South America.” They met fellow start-ups from around the world. They built websites. They handled programming.  They reached out to “potential advertisers,” from Chile and “discovered social entrepreneurial efforts” in Chile.

Onyx Rejects Buyout Offer From Amgen

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc on Sunday confirmed it had rejected an offer from Amgen Inc.

What’s in your makeup?

The use of cosmetics are a part of the daily regimen for women across the country, but have you ever stopped to consider if the products in your makeup bag may be toxic to your health?

Party! Largest US Brewery Landfill Free

Call it plenty of beer with no waste. MillerCoors said its Golden, Colo., brewery, the U.S.'s largest, is landfill free.

The Latest Environmental Scare: We’re Running Out Of Water To Make Burgers With

Stephen Emmott is a very senior scientist indeed. He’s at Oxford and also runs a large part of Microsoft’s UK research work. He’s a new book out and in an extract from it he tells us this: Let’s take one important, yet little known, aspect of increasing water use: “hidden water”. Hidden water is water used to produce things we consume but typically do not think of as containing water. Such things include chicken, beef, cotton, cars, chocolate and mobile phones. For example: it takes around 3,000 litres of water to produce a burger. In 2012 around five billion burgers were consumed in the UK alone. That’s 15 trillion litres of water – on burgers. Just in the UK. I initially had no idea at all whether that was a large amount of water or not so I had to go and look it up. The UK is 24,361,000 hectares. Average rainfall is 1,330 mm per year and 1 mm of rain falling on a hectare produces 10,000 litres of water. This gives us a gross rainfall over the entire country of 324,000,000,000,000 litres of which, apparently, we use 15,000,000,000,000 just to make burgers. Or, in numbers that are easier on the eye and more comprehensible, we’re using 5% of the country’s entire rainfall just to make burgers.

Second Wind for Renewable Energy

Two things this week may have helped give the battered alternative energy sector a second wind.

Yes We Can – Dispose Of Nuclear Waste

Last Thursday was an historic day for the Nation. Congress took the first step in adopting a rational and achievable nuclear waste disposal plan that would reverse the catatonic state of our existing nuclear program.

Thousands in Egypt Protest Against Mursi

Tens of Thousands of protesters rallied in Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square and elsewhere across the nation on Sunday.