Features by Gigi Douban
Posted In: auctions, Christie's, diamonds
Today, Christie's will auction off a rare 101 carat diamond that is expected to fetch $20 million to $30 million.
Posted In: business of sports, america's cup, Sports
Thursday’s fatal capsizing of an America's Cup yacht has raised questions about faster, lighter, riskier boats. They're designed to make the competition more exciting, and appeal to younger TV viewers -- and advertisers.
Posted In: Fair trade, Retail, clothing, Bangladesh
Following another tragic fire at a Bangladesh clothing factory, retailers are now ceding to consumer demand and putting the exact origins of their products on the label. But will this “fair trade” practice hurt the bottom line? And will those same consumers actually buy the more expensive fair trade products, or reach for the cheaper item on the next rack?
Posted In: Austin, innovation
How has the capital of Texas became a hub for innovation and job creation, and what can other aspiring cities learn from Austin?
Posted In: social media, instagram, history, photography
Some people like to go into old, vacant buildings to post photos and video of their exploits on social media sites like Instagram and Flickr. Sometimes, that can be an advantage for real estate agents.
Posted In: bp oil spill, deepwater horizon
Last week, BP and five coastal states affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill announced $594 million in projects funded by BP for early restoration of the Gulf. A lot of the money is being spent on stuff not related to the spill at all, especially on repairing damage from various hurricanes.
Posted In: mental health, viral marketing
The folks at Mental Health America are encouraging people to complete a three-minute online screening as part of Mental Health Month.
Posted In: Workplace Flexibility Act, workplace
Critics say the Workplace Flexibility Act of 2013 isn’t about increased flexibility for workers, but about flexibility for employers.
Posted In: health care, medicaid
In Oregon, researchers followed 10,000 new enrollees in Medicaid. They used more health care services, but had more to spend on other necessities.
Posted In: applying to college, college admissions, public universities
It's decision day for students, and many of them will be going out of state. Who loses in this equation?