Nations and regions are recognizing that to compete successfully in the 21st-century global economy, they must increase educational attainment levels. This is true in China, India and Brazil, as well as in the U.S. and Nebraska.
With a significant amount of Americans saying they want to lose weight, it's important to know what to do and how to do it.
On July 26, more than 1,000 candles illuminated Omaha's Memorial Park in support of a Lincoln woman who was victim to a heinous hate crime.
I don't know whether to hug them or smack them. I'm talking about the 11,000 Omahans who, according to a recent report in the Omaha World-Herald, signed the recall petitions but didn't vote in the actual election on Jan. 25.
Last Wednesday, more than 10,000 web sites, including Wikipedia, Google, Craigslist and Wordpress, went black or blacked out portions of their content in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act a law intended to put a stop to online software and media piracy. The act of mass protest caused most of the bill's sponsors and supporters to rethink their position. The bill has since been delayed in the House of Representatives, and its evil twin PIPA, the Protect IP Act, has met a similar fate in the Senate.