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March 2018

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

March 2nd, 2018|Categories: blog|

The Future? via TechCrunch With the fourth industrial revolution building, we humans are on the brink of a whole new world. Technological breakthroughs are coming faster and faster now, and almost no industry will be left unchanged. Artificial intelligence is already becoming the norm. Virtual assistants and self-driving cars are more common, and we are becoming more dependent. Now is the time to ask ourselves how to stay happy in the digital age…before we run out of time.  […]

February 2018

Calvin Klein Fall 2018 Collection: Americana, Popcorn, and Starving Children

February 16th, 2018|Categories: blog, Human Rights|

New York Fashion Week took an unexpected turn Tuesday evening as Calvin Klein opened the doors for its show. Celebrities and other elites must have been shocked, if not intrigued, by the scene. There were blood red mop heads hanging from 4 decrepit barns passed up with black and white Warhol prints. One of the loudest was a message to the world’s starving children. The biggest surprise? Ref Simon had buried the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with popcorn. Fifty thousand gallons of popcorn to be exact. Calvin Klein’s NYFW show sent a variety of messages, some intended and some an unfortunate consequence. One of the loudest was a message to the world’s starving children. […]

New York Fashion Week 2018 Celebrates the Strength of Women

February 14th, 2018|Categories: blog|Tags: |

This year, New York Fashion Week is going all out to celebrate the strength of women. The #MeToo movement has inspired the creation of new designs, new artists, and new rules. For the first time, what has traditionally been a male-dominated industry is visibly joining the fight to shatter the glass ceiling. Here are 6 times New York Fashion Week 2018 celebrated the strength and equality of women. […]

This Week in News

February 4th, 2018|Categories: blog|

As January comes to a close and we enter the second month of the year, partisan and Russian conflict continues to reign supreme in the American press. In Cape Town, however, there are more pressing issues than who’s insulting who – within months, the city will be completely out of water, a situation termed “Day Zero.” Meanwhile tension between Poland and Israel has sprung up due to the Polish government’s passing of a bill banning claims that Poland as a nation was in any way responsible for the Holocaust. As we move into February, we must remain aware that we face not only our own struggles but those on national, international, and environmental levels, and we must face them with as much knowledge and as [...]

January 2018

6 Sizzling Hot Topics at this Year’s World Economic Forum

January 30th, 2018|Categories: blog|

From January 23-26, the most innovative people in the world will be meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Over 3,000 leaders from all corners of the globe are coming together for the 48th annual We (World Economic) Forum. For 4 days, these greats will be putting their minds together to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. The following are 6 of the hottest topics at this year’s World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. […]

Power to the Polls: Your Complete Guide to the 2018 Women’s March

January 29th, 2018|Categories: blog|

Last January, millions of people around the world came together for the first Women’s March. If you weren’t able to make it out last year, here is another chance to show solidarity! However, before you go, there are a few details you should know. In fact, there are 5 essential things you need to know about the second annual Women’s March. Keep reading for the who, what, where, when, and why! […]

Fourth Week of January 2018

January 28th, 2018|Categories: None|

#MeToo continues to make headlines internationally. While Britain addresses a sexual assault scandal at the annual President’s Club charity dinner, China has begun actively censoring its own #MeToo stories in an effort to avoid social unrest. In Liberia, social unrest is noticeably and wonderfully absent from their recent election in which former soccer star George Weah was sworn in as the new President. It was the first peaceful transition between Liberian leaders in decades. Sadly, peace has absented itself from Turkish-Kurdish relations, as Turkish President Erdogan has instigated military strikes against Kurdish-populated regions of Syria. And, as always, chaos and conflict divide American politics – though the government has re-opened, solutions are tenuous and fraught with political in-fighting. All in all, however, the news could [...]

Are Women Held To Higher Standards Than Men

January 26th, 2018|Categories: None|

Recently, the Economist posted an article about the gendered standards in economic writing. However, it is not just women in the field of economics that are held to a different standard than men. Years of studies have proven all women are held to a higher standard, especially ethically and in the boardroom. […]

Women Were The Winners At This Year’s Golden Globes

January 25th, 2018|Categories: blog|

The 75th annual Golden Globes will go down in history as the year all women won. With the red carpet blackout, many stars silently showed solidarity against sexual harassment. However, not all celebrities were so quiet in their celebration. Here is a list of the top 7 moments when women won the night. […]

NEWS of Third week of January 2018

January 23rd, 2018|Categories: blog|

Immigration and policies regarding it continue to wreak havoc internationally. In the United States, the Government approaches possible shut down due to partisan conflict over DACA (better known as the Dreamers Act). And, in attempt to cross borders in another sense, President Trump will be attending the Davos Convention on World Economics. Meanwhile, Germany continues to struggle to come to terms with the ever increasing number of migrants entering the country, and the change they bring with them. Of similar international concern, the CIA has recently arrested a former agent on counts of treason. Last, but not least, and quite tragically, an Iranian oil tanker sunk in the East China Sea, resulting in over 30 deaths and one massive oil spill. The apparent chaos and [...]