Set a Goal and Watch What Happens

Goal Setting for Health

*+-Treva Brandon Scharf: You don’t have to be a marathoner – or even an athlete – to appreciate the kind of runner’s high you’ll get from setting a goal. All you need are some tried-and-true goal-setting strategies and a little determination to get you going.

Marketing Solar: Future Regulations Hold Key

marketing solar power

*+-Catherine Wolfram: Future regulations place substantial uncertainty on future bills, so that simple assumptions that project a flat or increasing value of bill savings over time (in real terms) may not be accurate.

The Fix Is In: A Tale of Two Bans

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*+-Stephen Box: As community activists continue to fight for a ban on city park advertising, the Mayor is pursuing an overhaul of LA’s sign ordinance that will create “innovative revenue sources” such as wilderness advertising.

Crocodile Tears on a Cash Register Patriotism

*+-Walter Brasch: During the 1960s, war protestors who wore clothes with the American flag design were beaten by “patriots”; now the fabric of America is patriots wearing just-manufactured high-priced T-shirts, pants, and bandannas, all with images of American flags and slogans.

Ladies, Should You Ask For It?

Linda Babcock

*+-Manisha Thakor: Babcock observes that people who negotiate tend to have a worldview that is more “optimistic than fatalistic, malleable versus fixed.” Psychologists have noted that men consistently – across countries – have a higher propensity to see “the world as their oyster” than women. Ergo, more men negotiate than women.