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Raising an Innovator: 10 Tips From Our Nation's Greatest Inventors

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Jayme Cellitioci

Last week, I was explaining to my 4-year-old that mom had to miss two "sleeps" at home in order to help make a celebration for our country's greatest inventors and innovators. As I had the unique opportunity to sit and chat with these creative problem solving geniuses of our time, I excavated 10 tips on preparing your child and mine to innovate in the 21st century.

A Window of Opportunity: A Cri de Coeur on the State Visit of India's Prime Minister Modi to Canada

T. Sher Singh | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

When respected and given freedom, Sikhs have always risen to the occasion. Over and over again, they have shown -- around the world -- that they are nation-builders, loyal and patriotic to a fault. Moreover, they have the inbuilt trait of never settling for less.

A 21st Century Way of Life: From 20th Century Work-Life Balance to Lifeworking

Ayelet Baron | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

This is a way of life that does not try to separate life and work into two distinct and seemingly incompatible spheres, but instead meshes both into a new way of thinking about a life journey in the 21st century.

Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Nick Jefferson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Nick Jefferson

The currency of leadership is the future. The future is what leaders deal in, and, ultimately, it's where they will be judged. The leaders we admire most are pioneers.

8 Things I Never Said When I Was 5

Nicki Gilbert | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Nicki Gilbert

When I was 5, it was a different decade, a different era, even a different world. I hear these new-sounding words out of the mouth of my babe, and I appreciate just how far we've come from rotary dialing and meatloaf for dinner.

21st Century Spirituality

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Whatever your spiritual practice, whether it be your morning walk, spending time with your children or a more traditional religious practice, honor it, enjoy it and make it work for you. Because in the end, we all need something to believe in.

Internationalizing Your Business: The Execution

Nick Jefferson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Nick Jefferson

Even when a corporation is in the 'right' markets, success is far from guaranteed. Products and services need to be appropriately calibrated, and offered in a way, and at a time, that makes sense to local consumers.

The 3 Paths to the 21st Century Organization on the Edge

Ayelet Baron | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Ayelet Baron

Leaders who understand that the world is a fresh new canvass of opportunity are learning to inhale and manage a beta culture that continually evolves and creates.

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

In Search for Leaders Who Lead

Ayelet Baron | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Ayelet Baron

The 21st century organization requires bold leaders who understand they live in a world of opportunity to create and lead others around a shared purpose. Unfortunately, the system is still massively broke.

Is Banksy Over?

Matthew Israel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Could he now be considered part of art history? Or would he start to mean less to the general public and the street art community? I hope not.

Scotland as Test Case

Robert Moran | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Moran

On September 18, Scots 16 years of age or older will go to their local polling places and vote YES or NO on a simple proposition: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

#AOLBUILD Spotlights Lindsey Stirling

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD "'You're too different' is what everyone said (...) I think it's so ironic that the very reason I was told I would never b...

Poorly Used Technology: The Workbook?

Rob Furman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

We need teachers to be creating real world, performance based experiences for our students that incorporate the latest technology while learning 21st century skills.

Who's Your Megacity? The 21st Century Metropolis

Robert Moran | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Robert Moran

Aside from global aging, one of the greatest global trends in 21st century life is urbanization. America industrialized and urbanized in the late 19th century and early 20th and then pioneered suburbanization. But, globally the story is very different. The world is urbanizing rapidly.

Why Reinvention Is the Word of the Moment

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Reinvention has unseated innovation as the it word for our times. If you spend any time at all looking for it, you'll notice it's everywhere.

21st Century Breakups

Nile Cappello | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Nile Cappello

With the constant flow of communication resulting from the ever-growing use and presence of devices, it seems that breaking up is getting harder and harder to do, and sucking more and more.

11 Ways My 21st-Century Children And I Are Different

Lindsey Mead | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

My father always told me that one of the most essential life skills was the ability to read a map while traveling. Grace and Whit just assume a destination will be punched into a GPS and we'll be guided there.

School-Business Collaboration as a Model for Supporting Public Education

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Michael Haberman

As we come to the end of this whirlwind year in education reform, leading education blogger Alexander Russo recently summarized The Most Notable Educa...

Hi, I'm Thomas Pynchon

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Does anyone know about a Thomas Pynchon t-shirt offered for sale sometime around 1970? The whole t-shirt campaign for Bleeding Edge is making me wonder.

Brand Yourself As a 21st Century Leader

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

In reflecting upon my professional experiences, I inventoried ways in which my brand was created. These are tools that can be applied at any level in one's career.

Manifesto: Living in the Age of Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

With economic and technological disruption have come freedom, creativity, and chaos. People can experience all of the effects of these three states of mind in one day or in one hour of their lives.

Beyond Online Classes: How The Internet of Everything Is Transforming Education

Dave Evans | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Dave Evans

When we talk about technology-enabled learning, most people probably think of online classes, which have had mixed results so far. But with connection speeds going up, and equipment costs going down, we can go beyond online classes to create widely accessible immersive, interactive, real-time learning experiences. Soon, time and distance will no longer limit access to an engaging, high quality education. Anywhere there is sufficient bandwidth, a student can attend lectures, ask questions, and participate in real-time discussions with other students.

How College Students Save & Spend Money (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 11.08.2012 | College

Do you spend more than a thousand bucks just getting to class every year? Have you spent $765 over the last year eating off campus? You may be surp...

The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

Stephen Estes | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Estes

If the benefits of living in a city are diminished because the Internet brings access to the world to you, then why deal with the high real estate prices, traffic, crime, pollution and difficulty of living alongside millions of other people?