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The man who changed the world of sports mascots forever

Phillie Phanatic gives LA Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda a hug. Photograph: Focus On Sport/Getty Images You probably know Dave Raymond. Or, at least, if you’ve paid any attention to sport and particularly American sport over the last 40 years or so, you know Dave Raymond’s work. Not on …

The 9 Best Guided Journals

There’s no denying the benefits of journaling — it can potentially improve your mood, reduce anxiety, boost your memory, and bolster your overall sense of well-being. Some studies even suggest it can help wounds heal faster. But staring at a blank page can be overwhelming — where to begin? This is where …

A lack of justice for young people in our punitive society

 ‘The popular desire to punish children as if they were fully formed little adults is so deep-rooted that I despair of any change despite the overwhelming case for reform,’ writes David Simpson. Illustration: Guardian Design The age of criminal responsibility for children has been a subject of debate …

Honda to launch 5 new premium bikes in India

Honda has just announced that it will be expanding premium motorcycle arm, called Honda BigWing, in its phase 2 plans. The expansion will see the number of bikes under the BigWing grow from the existing seven models to 13 – including five all-new bikes. There are even talks …

A Parent-Driven Movement For Equity In Education

Laura Wilson Phelan has always been drawn to such questions as “How do people come together across difference?” and “What makes people share?” The ninth of 13 siblings, she grew up low-income in an affluent neighborhood, volunteered in El Salvador after the civil war and in post-apartheid Namibia, …

United Airlines Passengers Can Travel Now And Pay Later

United Airlines is going to be allowing passengers to travel right now and pay for it later, under a new partnership announced today with Californian firm Uplift. Passengers booking flights from the US to United’s many global destinations will now be offered the option to pay for their …

Corporate travel is a $300 billion market, and travel search engine KAYAK is trying to break into it with a new platform for business travelers

Booking travel can be a headache. Booking corporate travel can be an even bigger one. Beyond the traditional stresses of coordinating hotels, trains and planes, business travelers need to consider staying within company budgets and adhering to company travel policies. Nine months ago, travel search engine KAYAK saw an opportunity …

Deadspin writers quit after being ordered to stick to sports

Writers Laura Wagner, Kelsey McKinney, Tom Ley, Lauren Theisen, Patrick Redford, Albert Burneko and Chris Thompson all tweeted today that they have resigned from Deadspin, the sports-focused site owned by G/O Media. A quick refresher: G/O Media was formerly known as Gizmodo Media Group, and before that as Gawker Media. It …