This article was originally posted at: https://smartblogs.com/leadership/2013/05/06/los-angeles-mayoral-race-who-are-the-candidates-supporters/. The race is coming down to the home stretch for the next mayor of Los Angeles. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are in the final stages in their respective campaigns to become mayor. Election Day is Tuesday, May 21, so both candidates are […]

Los Angeles mayoral race — who are the candidates’ supporters?

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2013/03/18/mapping-march-madness/. The brackets are out, so March Madness has officially begun. Hoops mania is spreading rapidly as basketball fans are traveling to games, filling out their brackets and buying snacks for watching the games on TV. The Men’s NCAA basketball tournament tips off Tuesday night, but […]

Mapping March Madness

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/finance/2013/03/08/mapping-how-housing-is-on-the-mend/. Buried beneath headlines the past few months about the “fiscal cliff” and sequestration was at least one nugget of positive information for the U.S. economy: Foreclosure starts declined in the fourth quarter of 2012. Home mortgage foreclosure rates have been a key indicator in […]

Mapping how housing is on the mend

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2013/03/03/how-popula-is-catholicism-in-the-us/. The College of Cardinals is gathering, and conclave will be convened soon to elect the 266th bishop of Rome. With 1.2 billion members, the Catholic Church is one of the world’s largest religious groups. In the U.S., there are 74 million Catholics, 23.9% of […]

How popular is Catholicism in the U.S.?

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/finance/2013/02/25/which-states-will-the-military-sequestration-affect-the-most/. Sequestration is a front-and-center issue for everyone these days. While many people may not know exactly what the term means, they know to be worried on March 1 if no agreement is in place and $109 billion in annual spending cuts go into effect […]

Which states will the military sequestration affect the most?

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2013/02/18/the-demographic-evolution-of-u-s-households/. The composition of the American household is changing. People often focus on the growing, diverse populations of Hispanics, blacks and Asians as well as an increase in the multiracial and ethnic populations. However, household size and makeup is also changing. Husband, wife, 2.5 […]

The demographic evolution of U.S. households

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2013/02/14/who-buys-all-the-flowers-and-jewelry-on-valentines-day/. Hopefully, the “hearts and flowers” of Valentine’s Day will spread to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. After all, Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest holiday observances in the U.S. and presents a chance for politicians to mark the day with gifts […]

Who buys all the flowers and jewelry on Valentine’s Day?

This article was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/finance/2013/02/04/the-changing-demographics-of-the-u-s/. The demographics of the U.S. population are changing dramatically. We are becoming a much more diverse society due to the growth of minority populations and immigration. Illegal immigration is a hot topic, generating strong feelings on both sides of the issue. The Office of […]

The Changing Demographics of the U.S.

This blog was originally posted at: http://smartblogs.com/leadership/2013/01/28/where-do-smokers-live/. According to the American Lung Association, tobacco-caused disease kills more than 392,000 people every year in the U.S., making it the leading cause of preventable death. Another 50,000 people die from exposure to secondhand smoke. The association also notes that in 2004, smoking cost […]

Where do Smokers Live?