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Collective Intelligence for Mega Problem Solving

Larry Kilham | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Larry Kilham

For scientists, the internet is now a communal research group. This learning and group communication mode is becoming known as "collective intelligence" and "crowd-sourced innovation."

Can Classical Music Be Cool?

Karim Hakimzadeh | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
Karim Hakimzadeh

It occurred to me then how rare it is for people to take the time to devote their full attention to classical music. All too often it has taken its place in society as background noise.

How an Old Friend Helped to Turn My Life's Mission Into a Reality

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Ali Lambert Voron

Fresh out of college and ready to take on the world, I relished the steady flow of madness that was Crew Cuts -- one of the top commercial editing hou...

Turning Dreams Jobs Into Reality: Creative Director, Garance Doré

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality. But many people have turned their dreams into daily realities. How did they get there?

How a Fart Paid My Bills

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 04.02.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Many writers are opposed to writing for free, and I don't blame them. But, sometimes a silly blog submitted on a prominent site can result in unexpected income. Some writers will scoff at the lack of literary value of my humorous blogs. But for now, I'll just walk to the bank, farting all the way.

Why You Should Build a Prosocial Emotional Brand Identity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Whether deliberately designed or not, every organization has an identity, both tangibly -- that is, in the design and feel of the products and services it brings into the world -- and intangibly -- in the way people relate emotionally to the organization.

Getting the Word Out in a Post-Critic World

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

We are living in the great age of opinion-writing, of critiques and commentaries, so why have so many of the art critics disappeared from major metropolitan newspapers? Perhaps more importantly, what does this mean for artists looking to advance their careers?

A Taste of Maui

Carly Cylinder | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

Three or four nights may not be enough, but you can see a lot in a little amount of time. It was a perfect long-weekend getaway that gave us just what we needed -- a taste of Maui.

6 Dinge, die ich meinem (schwulen) Sohn mit auf den Weg geben möchte

Patrick Roth | Posted 03.25.2015 | Germany
Patrick Roth

Ja, du bist tatsächlich und wahrhaftig schwul! Deine Sexualität beeinflusst so gut wie jeden Aspekt deiner Identität, trotzdem bist du kein schwuler junger Mann. Du bist ein junger Mann, der schwul ist. Du bist nicht mein schwuler Sohn. Du bist mein Sohn.

Blogging Your Novel

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

With publishers emphasizing platform to ascertain evidence of future sales, blogging your novel can be much more lucrative than you think. Blogging is still considered to be one of the greatest ways to expand your reach.

Catering to an Audience

Marissa Lepor | Posted 03.17.2015 | Taste
Marissa Lepor

If restaurants continue to cater to bloggers, are they sacrificing flavor for "likes"?

The State Bar of California Intends on Silencing Its Members

Mark Baer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?

400 Blogs, One Daughter

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.09.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

So, it's with delicious appreciation that I finish the 400th blog and tie it with a virtual ribbon to say "Thank you" to Emily. Without her inspiration, I'd be wallowing down by the river sucking cheap wine from a paper bag.

And You Call Yourself A Single Parent...

Jennifer Ball | Posted 03.04.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball

No matter what your status as a parent is -- whether you're happily married, kinda-happily married, partnered up without the paperwork, or like me, doing it on your own -- there is really just one simple objective: to do the best you can.

These Hilarious 'Screenshots Of Despair' Show How Computers Can Be A Total Buzzkill

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology

When a computer algorithm sends you a message that says: "Getting famous! Zero followers gained last month," it's not trying to make fun of you. It's ...

10 Quick Tips for Bloggers in 2015

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.11.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

Pay attention. Know your audience. Know which topics appeal to your audience. Know which topics don't. Develop posts that answer your audience's most pressing questions. And most importantly, demonstrate your appreciation for the people who follow your blog.

Bloggers Be Like...

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.11.2015 | Style
Natalie Thomas

Bloggers be like mason jars, cheese boards, standing mirror selfies, latte art, pumpkin patches, striped straws, sun-streaked shots, party props. I present a Valentine to my fellow bloggers.

Je Suis in Cyberspace, Reluctantly

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

The intensified urge to shoot the messenger has meant that journalists are becoming an endangered species. Do an internet search for the phrase, "Death threats against journalists" and you'll find almost eight million results.

Keeping the Faith: What Happens When Life Is a Lot

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 04.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Jacobs

Unlike my grandmother, I've never been a religious person. Chalk it up to my love of science, or my Jewish father, whatever the case, the only reaction church elicits is hives and irrational anxiety. But my faith, it seems, does appear to be just as strong as hers.

How Culturally Color Blind Are We Today?

Rachel Chang | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Rachel Chang

I'm anxious to see how the general audience accepts a sitcom about an Asian-American family in this social media age. I'm anxious to see if it will change the way people look at one another in everyday life.

10 Reasons Why Blogging Is Ruining My Life

Jennifer Bly | Posted 04.04.2015 | Comedy
Jennifer Bly

Blogging is ruining my life. How's this, you ask? Let me dive in and tell you all about my blog-induced woes.

5 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Blogging

Jamie Walker | Posted 03.18.2015 | Small Business
 Jamie Walker

The blogosphere has really revolutionized the way we interact online, particularly by allowing us to connect by sharing, liking and commenting through social media. Some bloggers utilize their platform as a kind of personal diary or narrative, while others use it to create posts that enhance or supplement their business.

5 Musts for a Successful Business Blog

Matthew Collis | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Matthew Collis

It's 2015 and perhaps you're thinking of ways to boost your blog's performance. Maybe you need ideas on how to maximize the popularity and success of your blog but don't know where to start. If so, this article is for you.

Why I Still Watch The Bachelor

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
Jennie Sutherland

Yes, The Bachelor franchise is cheesy, unrealistic and arguably degrading to both men and women. BUT it's also highly entertaining and a perfect, fluffy-beach-read-visual treat.

A Beginner's Guide to Social Media, Blogging, and Branding

Ashley Massis | Posted 03.15.2015 | Technology
Ashley Massis

Take all of these tips into consideration, and build your blog slowly. A house built on sand isn't the most sound, and neither is a blog spread too thin! Do what you love and stick to it. My best advice is to keep on learning and trying.