Adobe Stock Authors Clayton Christensen, Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon talk about better approaches to lifting nations out of poverty in their new book: "The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty." Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of the episode. It's been edited for clarity. Boyd Matheson: Global poverty is one of the world's most vexing problems. For decades, billions of dollars have been raised, donated and spent on poverty efforts with little long-term success or gains. Is there a better way to improve lives and sustain freedom and prosperity? The answer may be found in what is called "The Prosperity Paradox." Lean in and learn how innovation can lift nations out of poverty and propel entrepreneurs to sustainable success on this episode of "Therefore, What?" "Therefore, What?" is a weekly podcast that breaks down the news while breaking down barriers, challenges you and the status quo, explores timely topics and timeless … [Read more...] about Is there a better way to solve world poverty? A conversation with the authors of “Prosperity Paradox” (+podcast)
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Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post 4:42 PM Look at what the internet hath wrought. Weezer experienced an unexpected career boost in 2018 after a viral Twitter campaign started by a dedicated fan led them to cover Toto’s “Africa.” The band obliged, and the song became the band’s highest-ranking Billboard hit in more than a decade. So the logical conclusion? An entire album of covers! Weezer dropped “The Teal Album” on Wednesday night, and the surprise release includes several covers of your karaoke go-tos, from the 1961 Ben E. King classic “Stand By Me” to the 1999 TLC anthem “No Scrubs.” Weezer, who got an even more unexpected round of attention in December after a viral “Saturday Night Live” sketch about their best era, has flirted with covers before (they cut a version of “I’m a Believer” for a “Shrek” movie). But, no, they haven’t turned into a cover band. They’ll … [Read more...] about Everyone is talking about ‘No Scrubs’ because of Weezer – welcome to 2019
By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: September 18, 2018 at 8:21 am | UPDATED: September 18, 2018 at 8:22 am When the last episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” ended, bad things were about to happen. Kelly Dodd had just compared Emily Simpson’s husband Shane to a small lady dog, and Emily, in turn, threatened to kill Kelly, presumably not with kindness. But when the next episode arrived on Bravo on Monday, Sept. 17? Oh lordy, I think I need a dirty martini with an NC-17 amount of dirt in it to say these things out loud. Worse than getting naked, drunk and bone-broken in Mexico. Worse than what the jolly energy doctor did to Vicki Gunvalson’s backside. Tamra Judge … this is so hard to say … missed. all. the drama. That’s right, while Kelly and Emily were about to throw down on Tamra’s patio she was inside completely unaware, and if you’re a real housewife you do NOT want to miss it when … [Read more...] about ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’: Tamra comes down with FOMO and Shannon goes on a blind date with a sensitive dude
Ben Steele Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 5:22 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 Marquette rising junior Markus Howard will be one of the nation’s top guards next season. Known for his extensive off-season work, Howard is always looking to challenge himself. Last week he attended the Chris Paul Elite Guard Camp in Winston-Salem, N.C, with many of the best college and high school backcourt players. He answered a few questions about his experience. Q. You were at the camp for three days. How was the it structured? A. We’d have our first session in the morning around like 10 o’clock and we’d go for like two-and-half, three hours and it would be strictly just drill work. We’d have different stations and they’d split us up, high school and college, and do drills that were about 15 minutes apiece. We’d do that for a couple of hours then we’d have lunch. After we broke for lunch we’d come back and just compete: 1-on-1, 3-on-3, 5-on-5. … [Read more...] about Q&A: Marquette’s Markus Howard talks about learning from Chris Paul at elite guard camp
Why do you love murder? Tara Jacoby for Observer I have a confession: I love murder. I belong to the growing community of (mostly) women who guzzle stories of violence like they’re warm cups of Kool-Aid. Stories of violence have become part of the fabric of my daily life. I listen to the wildly influential podcast My Favorite Murder when I’m cleaning my room, I watch old episodes of Law and Order: SVU as I pump away on my basement treadmill, and sometimes I like to fall asleep to the dulcet tones of Karina Longworth waxing poetic about famous dead blondes. I devoured this spring’s buzziest book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, in a single, stressful evening.Like many American women, I’ve been fascinated by the looming specter of stranger danger since childhood. As soon as I realized I was a walking target for a certain kind of predator, I began to gather stories of dead girls. I wanted to know everything about these victims—maybe if I knew … [Read more...] about Why Do You Love Murder Shows? 10 Women (and a Guy Named Bill) Explain.