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  • FED UP: the movie

    By Tera Greene

    May 29, 2014 | 11:38 pm

    #FEDUPMovie: It's time to rethink scary movies. It's time to get real about food.
    Sugar's got a hold on me, you, us... Aren't we FED UP yet?


    Sugar is an epidemic and it is killing us. Not slowly, but fast. From obesity (and childhood obesity), to diabetes to mood swings, Sugar is on a war path. And the food industry is in...

  • Romney: U.S. ‘not a kibbutz’

    August 8, 2012 | 10:26 am

    America is not a kibbutz, Mitt Romney said in a bid to underscore his commitment to individual liberties.

    “It’s individuals and their entrepreneurship which have driven America,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said at a Chicago fundraiser Tuesday in remarks first...

  • Young entrepreneurs earn gelt for the community good

    By Ryan Torok

    March 15, 2012 | 11:01 am

    “We call these tchotchkes,” Keith Wasserman says, examining a snow globe. The 27-year-old founder and president of Gelt Inc. talks into a video camera as he walks around the furnished unit in a Bakersfield apartment complex, which the company purchased in 2009.

    The video is featured...

  • Ice cream entrepreneur taps into the ‘spiritual aspect’ of business

    March 15, 2012 | 10:47 am

    After Ben Cohen and business partner Jerry Greenfield completed a course on ice cream making, they established their first ice cream shop in 1978 and went on to build Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ­—a $300 million empire and one of the largest ice cream businesses in America. 

  • Mega-millionaire, Age 95,  Says, ‘You Can Do It!’

    By Ryan E. Smith

    March 15, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Mega-millionaire Stanley A. Dashew, 95, has some words of wisdom for anyone trying to make it in today’s tough economy: You can do it.

    It’s no secret, he says. In fact, it’s the title of the book, “You Can Do It!: Inspiration & Lessons From an Inventor, Entrepreneur, & Sailor,”...

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

    February 15, 2011 | 11:03 am

    Let’s hear it for lemonade stands!

    Forty-two percent of entrepreneurs surveyed in a study said their first business venture was during their childhood.

    The current three richest people in America are all entrepreneurs

    Bill Gates – $54 billion net worth

    Warren Buffett –...

  • Magazine makes GOOD on charity lifestyle

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It was an unusual business model for any magazine, let alone one trying to get off the ground: Recruit subscribers not through direct mail or paid advertising, but by allowing them to earmark their $20 subscription to one of 12 charities.

    But to Ben Goldhirsh, the brains and bread...

  • Craig Prizant, philanthropreneurship and evangelicals

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Craig Prizant

    As a former fundraising professional at the Jewish Federation, I read with interest your story about the firing of Craig Prizant (a gentleman I do not know) ("Federation May Face Lawsuit Over Fundraiser Prizant's Firing," Feb. 27).

    There has been a revolving door of...