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Say Goodbye to Spain’s Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

For decades, campaigners in the country have complained that the average Spaniard’s habit of keeping extremely late hours and taking delightfully long lunch breaks was making everyday life harder for … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Case Study in Chaos: How Management Experts Grade a Trump White House

“No good business makes decisions that are based on falsehoods. My sense is that Trump takes no one’s counsel but his own. That’s bad management, period.” Story length: 1,348 words … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Houston’s coach pecks away at football’s macho culture, one kiss at a time

When the University of Houston’s football players arrive for a game, they know what to expect as a prelude to the coming hours of brutality as they file into the stadium: … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Now Even University Academic Buildings Are Trying to Look Like Tech Startups

The “student-driven” design “re-thinks campus hierarchy to foster modern ways of learning,” the architects say, to encourage spontaneous faculty and student interaction and create “a project-based learning environment.” To foster … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kraft Reveals Revamped Mac and Cheese, 50 Million Boxes Later

Usually when companies come out with a new and improved formula, they want the public to know. But when the item in question is an iconic food product, the calculus gets … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Epic Fall of Guess Jeans And The Marciano Brothers

Technically, Guess went public in 1996. As far as control goes, though, it remains as much a family-run company–family-dominated, really–as when it was founded in 1981. Mercurial, obsessive and opinionated, … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Los Angeles Philharmonic faces up to a daunting future

Orchestras across the country have been shaken by the loss of subscribers, aging audiences, declining corporate donations, labor strife and the struggle of remaining relevant in an era when technology … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Aging of Abercrombie & Fitch

Engaged Capital, a hedge fund that owns a small stake in Abercrombie, issued a public letter in December 2013 calling for Jeffries’s resignation and for the company to consider putting … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fraternities at Wesleyan Are Ordered to Become Coed

After a series of high-profile episodes and calls from its student government for change, Wesleyan University has announced that its residential fraternities must all admit women as members and residents. … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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