Excessive Vitamin Supplements Can Cause Cancer, Study Shows

Millions of Americans take vitamin supplements to improve their health. But a new study study suggests that in some cases, too much of a good thing can yield the opposite result. The findings of an ongoing long-term, large study begs the question whether it’s time to ensure there’s more regulation of vitamin and mineral supplement dosages.

Florida Launches Hotline to Combat Price Gouging

The Florida Attorney General’s office has announced it will be going after those companies that “price gouge” in accordance with the state’s stiff law that is meant to protect consumers during disasters like Hurricane Irma. But some companies are already trying to lead the way with innovations and transportation price reductions, reflecting what one airline spokeperson gauged as a “new dynamic for businesses faced with providing pricey but urgent services.

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How to Tell Better Stories on Camera

For CSR and sustainability professionals, effective storytelling is a key job function. Doing it in front of a camera adds an extra challenge. But it doesn’t have to make you break out into a cold sweat, explains Vern Oakley.

Reebok Mocks Trump Over Comments to French First Lady

Reebok’s response to Donald Trump’s comments about Brigitte Macron’s physique was one of the best-timed tweets in years. We expect more companies to risk taking a political stand as the president’s popularity continues to decline.

NPR and Starbucks: Polarizing Brands that Still Succeed

The brand consultancy Enso ranked 150 top U.S. brands, and found Starbucks and NPR to be the most “polarizing.” Yet both organizations have shown that they can be controversial, popular and successful.

Brand Advocacy vs. Aspiration in the Trump Era

Trust in brands has never been lower. And expectations have never been higher. Here are two paths for using the power of brand to fight injustice and create the good life, based on BBMG and GlobeScan’s global research into Aspirational and Advocate consumers.

Advertiser Exodus Continues As O’Reilly Leaves for ‘Vacation’

Sixty major brands have pulled their ads from Bill O’Reilly’s show in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. Ratings for the show are up, but the lack of ad money could push him off the air — and yesterday he announced a mysterious ‘vacation.’

JPMorgan: We Moderated Our Online Advertising, And Nothing Changed

This month JPMorgan slashed its online advertising to avoid being placed next to fake news or offensive videos — and it says the move didn’t hurt its online presence one bit. For many, the case study raised more questions about the viability of Internet ads and whether it’s worth the brand damage to risk being placed next to dodgy material.

Upworthy and YouTube Share Secrets For Telling Social Change Stories

So, how do you talk about a polarizing issue? How do you convince someone that the environment should be protected? That racial justice is important? That immigrants should be welcome? YouTube and Upworthy share how to navigate tricky topics on conversation and make your story go viral.

3p Weekend: Are Boycotts the New Normal?

The first weeks of the Donald Trump administration were tumultuous at best. But among the policy disputes, we’re noticing another curious trend: boycotts galore.

Student Loan Company Navient Sued for Illegal Practices

State and federal regulators filed suit against Navient last week, accusing the student loan servicer of misleading borrowers to inflate profits. The results of a four-year investigation come as economists debate what to do about the country’s looming student debt crisis.