Americans are frustrated with the powers that be but that doesn't mean they should ignore local issues directly affecting them. In Santa Cruz citizens are proposing solutions to the water crisis with the help of crowdsourcing startup Civinomics. How? With an app of course.
When Vivienne Harr, Chief Inspiration Officer at Stand, was eight years old, she saw a photo of two boys, her age, from Nepal living in modern-day slavery. She said: "Compassion is not compassion without action."
Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.
Scavenging the IndieGogo startup farm leaves me with a lot of candidates for my next tech discovery. I think I found a promising product that really fits into a niche that is supported by a lot larger market than you may imagine - I'm talking about a touch screen internet router.
We all have our own journey to make with our own set of challenges. But one thing is for sure: personal transformation takes time, accountability and encouragement. It can happen organically through personal relationships or through enlisting an outside coach or joining a group.
San Clemente High School and its 3,000-plus students were one of the latest victims of a Yik Yak attack. "Yik Yak" is a new social network that has quickly gained popularity amongst young people. So what's a parent/teacher/administrator to do? Talk to your kids and tell them these three things:
With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.
An ad objectifying a woman to sell goods, in and of itself, isn't terribly significant. Most everyone will get over the tastelessness. We'll move on to the next thing. The problem is in the cultural norms that sexist advertising preserves.
I was beginning to develop an acrimonious relationship with my roommate. We didn't talk much, but when we did, we talked about the weather. I didn't know it at the time, but this little note would be the thing that changed my life.