The past, present and future of nicotine addiction

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, killing more people each year than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murder and suicide combined. Follow health policy expert Mitch Zeller into the murky depths of the tobacco industry as he details the sordid history of nicotine addiction — …[continue reading]

Your Order Has Shipped!” – The Story of FedEx

Federal Express Corporation (FedEx), is an American multinational courier delivery services company. The name “FedEx” is a syllabic abbreviation of the name of the company’s original air division, Federal Express, which was used from 1973 until 2000. The company is known for its overnight shipping service, but also for pioneering a system that could track …[continue reading]

How to live before you die

At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself.   ABOUT THE SPEAKER     Steve Jobs · Visionary As CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs spearheaded some of the most iconic products in technology, entertainment …[continue reading]

Why winning doesn’t always equal success Valorie Kondos Field

Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women’s gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, brutally honest and, at times, gut-wrenching talk, she shares the secret to her success. Hint: it has nothing to do with …[continue reading]


CANDY CANES, SANTA CLAUS, PRESENTS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE WHERE DID ALL THIS STUFF COME FROM? Christmas – the whole story Candy canes, Santa Claus, presents under the Christmas tree… Where did all this stuff come from?   Some surprising answers. Hint: Thank Cola Cola, 19th century New York City department store owners and Viking …[continue reading]