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Books

A History of Future Cities

In a captivating blend of history and reporting, journalist Daniel Brook looks back from Dubai to a series of major metropolitan hubs.

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Estate Planning

Empower Yourself With a Power of Attorney

Are you confused about the concept of giving someone Power of Attorney (POA)? In fact, it has nothing to do with delegating power to a lawyer or an attorney-at-law.

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Food

Is Beer Good for You?

In celebration of our May 2015 cover story on Stone Brewing Co., we raise a glass to the plentiful health benefits of beer — which researchers say range from reducing arthritis risk in women to keeping your brain sharp.

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Futurists

Cities of the Future: Futurists Forecast Smarter, Greener Metropolises

Propelled by drivers in all five STEEP categories (social, technological, environmental, economic, and political), many of the world’s cities are striving to become greener and smarter. Future in Focus president Michael Vidikan explains how.

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Happiness

May Happiness: Be Serious About Play

“The absence of feeling bad isn’t enough to make you happy; you must strive to find sources of feeling good,” says Gretchen Rubin. The solution: Play!

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Hiring

The Hiring Process Is Changing — Are You Ready?

It used to be pretty simple when a job opened up in your department. Technology has completely changed the hiring process. Don’t miss the advice from Hiring and HR expert Barbara Mitchell.

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History

Adam Goodheart Reminds Us Why 1861 Was So Amazing

April 14, 2015, marked the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. To commemorate the event, we interviewed Civil War expert Adam Goodheart, author of “1861” and the upcoming “1865” — two books that capture the essence of the battles and the time.

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Leadership

Is Your Company a Patriarchy? Seven Warning Signs to Watch for

Striving to make your organization “one big happy family” won’t create a workplace utopia. Dan Prosser gives the lowdown on what a patriarchy is, why it’s bad for your company — and how to tell if you’ve created one.

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Millennials

The 25 Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials: Where Do You Want to Live?

Niche.com recently released the “Top 25 Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials,” drawn from surveys of nearly 500,000 college students and recent grads. Can you guess what the top six cities are?

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Networking

Celebrate Live Earth 2015 by Chomping Climate Change

Signed copies of Paul McCartney’s “Meat Free Monday” cookbook, written with daughters Mary and Stella, will go to the two people who donate the most money to Chomping Climate Change’s “No More Bull” crowdfunding campaign!

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Nonprofits

The Importance of Comfort Cases

Thousands of children enter the foster-care system each year. Most carry little more than the clothes on their backs. That’s why Rob Chasteen-Scheer founded Comfort Cases — to provide the essentials to children on their journey to find home.

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PR Rules

So You Want to Write a Book

“Every small-business owners wants to write a book,” says Hope Katz Gibbs, author of PR Rules: The Playbook. Turn that dream into a reality by following Gibbs’ tips in an interview on Let’s Talk Live.

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Public Speaking

Prepare to Nail Your Objective!

“In acting, your objective needs to be practiced and honed and constantly refined,” says Hilary Blair, CEO and lead coach at ARTiculate Real&Clear. “Here’s what you need to consider: Is the objective strong enough? Does it drive you?”

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Inkandescent Radio

Self-Published? Win Recognition With an IPPY Award

With more than 75 subject categories, regional awards for eight US and two Canadian regions, and a spectacular awards ceremony in New York on the eve of BookExpo America, the IPPY Awards is a marketing tool for authors and publishers.

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Retirement

Understanding Estate Planning: A Two-Step Process

Avoiding planning for retirement is “the elephant in the room” for many people, says financial adviser Carmen Wu. “But if you own assets — regardless of how much you have — you have an estate.”

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Speakers Bureau

From Architect to Futurist: Meet Cindy Frewen Wuellner

Want to learn what the cities of the future will look like? Look no further than cities-of-the-future expert Dr. Cindy Frewen Wuellner, FAIA, LEED AP, our Inkandescent Speaker of the Month.

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Inkandescent TV

Howard Pressman Explains How to Cope With the High Cost of College

On this episode of “Let’s Talk Live,” reporter Sonya Gavankar talks to Howard Pressman, CFP, about what parents can do to keep their children from being burdened with debt from the high cost of a college education.

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Truly Amazing Women™ Who Are Changing the World

Cassandra Good Takes Us Back in Time

In her new, eye-opening book about the early years of the American republic, author Cassandra Good explores in vigorous prose a subject that has seldom been discussed: friendships between men and women.

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