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Erickson Living owner and chairman Jim Davis talks with community members at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living-managed community in Parkville, Md.

For many business leaders, success is all about the bottom line. When they make an investment in a stock, a property, or a new enterprise, success will be measured by how much revenue is returned. 

Four different shades of denim jeans

As we approach the dawn of a new decade, the hottest new trend in fashion isn’t short skirts or high heels, it’s sustainability. In other words, green is the new black.

Sustainability describes systems or processes that do not deplete resources or create unusable waste. Sustainability also includes respect for workers, communities, and, most of all, the environment. 

Celia Cruz in the 1950s with the members of the  Sonora Matancera in Havana, Cuba.

Luis Fonsi’s enormously popular song “Despacito” became the first Latin song to be streamed a billion times. Reflecting on his phenomenal success, Fonsi points out Latin music is nothing new and he just happens to have the good fortune of working in an era when streaming services and social media expose new sounds to a wider audience. 

Francine Ashby smiles from the clubhouse at Charlestown, an Erickson Living community near Baltimore, Md.

Over the last two years, the economic landscape has changed for the better. More Americans are employed now than ever before and consumer confidence is climbing.

Found Kermit Weeks at Fantasy of Flight in 2013

If there’s anyone who personifies the pursuit of passion, it is definitely aviator and airplane collector Kermit Weeks. Founder of the Florida-based Fantasy of Flight museum and airfield, Weeks has amassed an extraordinary assortment of vintage airplanes that attracts tourists from all over the country.

A circus poster from 1897 (P.T. Barnum died in 1890).

After years of declining ticket sales, increasing operating costs, and ongoing legal battles with animal rights groups, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus gave its last performance in 2017. 

Six older people stand together, laughing and smiling

It seems that not a week goes by without some celebrity, politician, or business leader getting called out for making a racist or sexist comment. 

Making off-handed remarks about race, gender, or religion is guaranteed to stir up controversy and has even led to job termination or forced resignation. 

NASA astronauts Nick Hague, Anne McClain and Christina Koch work on U.S. spacesuit maintenance in the Quest airlock of the International Space Station.

Earlier this year, American astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain were scheduled to upgrade the power systems on the International Space Station. The otherwise routine mission would be historic—the first all-female spacewalk—but days before the scheduled mission, NASA announced that McClain would not be participating. 

A white toilet with a black while behind it.

Over the years, it has had many names: the latrine, the lavatory, the commode, the loo, the john. The toilet, as it’s otherwise known, is one of the most important inventions in history.

And we take it for granted.