A Thriving Diamond Industry, Hiding in Plain Sight in Midtown Manhattan

With its crowded sidewalks, halal food carts, maze of skyscrapers, and sea of yellow taxicabs, Midtown, Manhattan is a dream setting for anyone looking to be, well, overlooked. But if you look a little closer, you’d be surprised what’s hiding in plain sight.

A Thriving Diamond Industry, Hiding in Plain Sight in Midtown Manhattan

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How a Mom and Pop Shop Became New York City’s Go-To Halloween Store

Located in the heart of the Flatiron District at 19 West 21st Street, Abracadabra is arguably the most outrageous store in all of New York City.

How a Mom and Pop Shop Became New York City’s Go-To Halloween Store

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Spotlight on Women Leaders: Kate Spade & Company SVP Sydney Price

When Sydney Price was young, she rarely lived in one city for more than a few years. Her father was a pilot in the Navy, which meant relocating the family each time he was assigned to a new post—and new schools for Sydney.

Spotlight on Women Leaders: Kate Spade & Company SVP Sydney Price

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Spotlight on Women Leaders: YWCA CEO Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Few organizations are lucky enough to survive for a year. Yet even after more than 150 years, the YWCA remains a powerful force in the U.S., operating in 46 states. Though many factors have contributed to its longevity, its leadership team has played a significant role in ensuring its continued success, with Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron the latest in a long line of distinguished professionals to have served as its head.

Spotlight on Women Leaders: YWCA CEO Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

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5 Lawsuits That Show It’s Time for Legal Reform

It doesn’t take much time to find lawsuits whose claims are interesting, to say the least, with Faces of Lawsuit Abuse from the U.S. Chamber Institute of Legal Reform featuring countless such examples. After combing the site, we compiled a list of five of the most ridiculous lawsuits of the past couple of months.

5 Lawsuits That Show It’s Time for Legal Reform

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The Next Chapter in Health Care Innovation

I wouldn’t be the first person to observe that health care is a highly regulated, outdated industry in dire need of the innovation and enthusiasm that startups can bring. It’s the one industry that is critical to everyone—we’re all going to require health care at some point in our lives, right? Wouldn’t we all want the most innovative solutions to the challenges in an industry that impacts all of us? Plus, given how much of our GDP health care consumes, reducing costs in health care will free up resources to invest in our future.

The Next Chapter in Health Care Innovation

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Does Your Cell Phone Hold the Key to Stopping Ebola?

What if in the future controlling the spread of disease shifted from being a largely reactionary exercise to a proactive one?

Does Your Cell Phone Hold the Key to Stopping Ebola?

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Can a Startup Fix U.S. Healthcare?

One of Daniel Cane’s earliest forays into the business world came by way of Blackboard, a company he co-founded that went public in 2004, and sold for $1.6 billion in 2011. This time around, Cane has teamed with Dr. Michael Sherling, a practicing dermatologist, to found Modernizing Medicine. The aptly named company is taking a new approach to how physicians write, manage, and interact with electronic medical records.

Can a Startup Fix U.S. Healthcare?

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Challenge Cup Competition Kicks Off in D.C.

This year’s Challenge Cup kicked off this week in D.C., with dozens of bright entrepreneurs descending on the 1776 campus to take part in the mentoring, coaching, and networking sessions that led up to last night’s pitch competition.

Challenge Cup Competition Kicks Off in D.C.

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