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PosTED -- Good, Bad and Ugly

Posted March 7, 2011 | 23:46:29 (EST)

Ugly is where we will begin and this part has nothing so far to do with TED (despite the conclusions one might draw from Bill Gates' talk on state budgets breaking schools)

Having travelled now by rail through New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio,...

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The Rise of the Virtual Cyborg

Posted February 24, 2011 | 02:19:00 (EST)

Inconvenience comes in many shapes and sizes, and alongside hypocrisy, being inconvenienced appears to be considered a modern-day deadly sin. Remember the last time you had a flat tire? How long did it take you to get it fixed, and how convenient was it for you?

We don't all need...

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A Long Journey to TED

Posted February 22, 2011 | 11:25:32 (EST)

When I became a diplomatic special envoy representing St. Kitts and Nevis, I was faced with a unique problem.

You see, my personal views on achieving any meaningful execution revolve around the use of story and narrative to be the catalyst that galvanizes people into action.

In the realm of...

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Using Social Media For Weight Loss

Posted November 30, 2010 | 13:37:43 (EST)

Fat, porky, overweight, rotund, overly cuddly, obese (my least favorite word), chubby, portly, lycra challenged... that's me :-(

Until recently, I experienced two interesting problems. The first was that I never felt fat. Yes, I increased my clothes size, but not so fast that it was obvious to me. Yes,...

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Don't Waste Time with Time Management

Posted November 9, 2010 | 19:03:00 (EST)

Moments in time are all we have, so If you want to get more done, then I recommend that you give up time management. Sound crazy?

When people see what I am up to in the the world, they often ask me how I manage my time, and they are...

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Are Weddings About the Glitz or the Actual Union of Two Souls?

Posted September 30, 2010 | 13:47:00 (EST)

Perfection. Isn't that what its all about? The perfect day, the perfect weather, no one noticing Uncle Sid passed out snoring in the magnolia's. Yet what makes the perfect wedding?

The wedding industry's apparent answer is near-rabid consumerism. Brides, grooms and their families are encouraged to spare no expense. Through...

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The Secret of Happiness Might Just Be Generosity

Posted August 27, 2010 | 17:40:00 (EST)

Stingy people are generally associated with misery and anger. We often see examples of the selfish and miserly. We are easily offended by corporate greed and avarice.

Pure self interest is certainly a default way of living and when under threat we tend to look to ourselves before others.

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The Gulf Oil Spill: An Assessment Ongoing

Posted July 27, 2010 | 16:39:00 (EST)

This post was co-authored by Dr. Joseph S. Maresca.

Months have passed since the gas explosion and commencement of an uncontrolled oil spill throughout the Gulf of Mexico starting on April 20, 2010. The spill has been virtually contained since last Thursday's seemingly successful cap.

Government and BP scientists...

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Profiting From Disaster VS Doing Well by Doing Good

Posted May 5, 2010 | 16:52:00 (EST)

Having spent much of my hard earned money on philanthropy and being an entrepreneur I have always wanted to make sure that if I make a contribution to a cause that the contribution I make has a sustainable benefit. So I always take the time to check into the results...

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