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Ask a Black Lapel Stylist: How to Fold a Suit Jacket When Traveling. Q: I read your “How to Pack for a Weekend in Vegas” post (loved it) and was wondering how you guys get a suit jacket in a carry-on without it coming out like wrinkled tissue paper at the destination.

Ask a Black Lapel Stylist: How to Fold a Suit Jacket When Traveling

What’s the best way to fold a suit jacket to minimize wrinkles when traveling? – Jason L. A: Hey Jason, here’s the folding method we use when we pack our suit jackets for a trip: Step 1: While holding the suit jacket upright, pop in one of the shoulders and pull it inside-out as seen below (some choose to pull the entire sleeve inside out as well, but this is not necessary): Step 2: Tuck in the opposite shoulder into the one previously popped inside-out until the entire length of the lapel is lined up nicely. Step 3: Fold the suit jacket vertically so that everything is lined up to the width of one shoulder. Step 4: Fold the jacket horizontally in half so that the top of the shoulders is lined up with the bottom edge of the jacket.

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The A/B Test: Inside the Technology That's Changing the Rules of Business. Google’s Eric Schmidt: Google Is Not A Country. Despite the search engine’s aggressive growth and “manifest destiny”-type approach to its expansion, “Think of us a teenager,” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt replied, to an interesting question from audience member Jeremiah Owyang here at Le Web, “If Google were a country which country would it be?”

Google’s Eric Schmidt: Google Is Not A Country

“We’re not a country,”Schmidt said, bringing up the fact that Google did not have nuclear weapons, nor a police force and that it was subject to the laws of most actual countries, a fact made most obvious in Google’s dealings with China. Despite not being a country, Google does have values, Schmidt emphasized, revolving around freedom of speech and transparency.

When the Chinese government wanted to censor Google search results a couple years ago, Google management leaned on those values and eventually took its Chinese outpost to Hong Kong. US judge orders hundreds of sites "de-indexed" from Google, Facebook. After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods.

US judge orders hundreds of sites "de-indexed" from Google, Facebook

A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that Chanel can seize the domain names in question and transfer them all to US-based registrar GoDaddy. The judge also ordered "all Internet search engines" and "all social media websites"—explicitly naming Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Bing, Yahoo, and Google—to "de-index" the domain names and to remove them from any search results. The case has been a remarkable one. Concerned about counterfeiting, Chanel has filed a joint suit in Nevada against nearly 700 domain names that appear to have nothing in common. When Chanel finds more names, it simply uses the same case and files new requests for more seizures. Walmart’s Early Christmas Gift To The HealthTech Community. Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of, a health technology company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist.

Walmart’s Early Christmas Gift To The HealthTech Community

Previously he was a management consultant for Accenture’s healthcare practice and was the founder of Microsoft’s Health business. You can follow him on Twitter @chasedave. Startups thrive on discontinuities and disruption. NPR and Kaiser Health News broke a major story that Walmart intends to become the largest provider of primary care in the country. While Walmart backed away from some of what was reported in their Request for Information, there’s enough wiggle room in their statement to drive a truck through.

With 1.4 million employees and hundreds of millions of customer visits every month, Wal-Mart’s impact is without parallel.


Global Warming — RIP? - Victor Davis Hanson. Not long ago, candidate Obama promised to cool the planet and lower the rising seas.

Global Warming — RIP? - Victor Davis Hanson

Indeed, he campaigned on passing “cap-and-trade” legislation, a radical, costly effort to reduce America’s traditional carbon energy use. The theory was that new taxes and greater regulations would make Americans pay more for fossil-fuel energy — a good thing if it reduced our burning of coal, oil, and gas. Obama was not shy in admitting that under his green plans, electricity prices would “necessarily skyrocket.” The most incredible time-lapse video I’ve ever seen. 5 ways to keep your rockstar employees happy — Online Collaboration. The Googleplex, Google’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View California, is legendary for its perks.

5 ways to keep your rockstar employees happy — Online Collaboration

Employees have access to unlimited free meals, haircuts, dry cleaning, massages, and even onsite medical care. Yet earlier this year, when Google interviewed its employees about what they valued most at work, none of these extravagant benefits made the top of the list. Neither did salary. Instead, employees cited access to “even-keeled bosses who made time for one-on-one meetings, who helped people puzzle through problems by asking questions, not dictating answers, and who took an interest in employees’ lives and careers.” Tangibles like salary and benefits aren’t enough to guarantee that your best and brightest creatives will remain engaged. Take Jill, an outstanding, experienced copy editor whom Agency X recently recruited at considerable expense from one of its chief rivals. So how can your company keep its stars engaged? 1. 2. 3. 4. Not every project is going to be awesome.