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Paper Books Vs. eBooks: The State of the Art of Reading

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

When I was twelve years old and immersed in Alister MacLean, my father bemoaned the decline of reading ethics. "At your age, I could recite Hamlet bac...

The Dangers of Distracted Writing

Geri Spieler | Posted 02.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

When we categorize everything on the same level, it's difficult to prioritize what should be done now and later. As the deadline looms, my quality of writing is in danger of declining all because I just had to check my email.

Cutting Your Medical Bills via Smartphone

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Dealing with your doctor and managing your everyday health by smartphone isn't just an emerging trend--it might help you maintain a healthier lifestyl...

How to Clear Your Computer of Focus-Draining Distraction

Nir Eyal | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Nir Eyal

By the looks of his laptop, Robbert Van Els could be mistaken for a secret agent. His screen is an explosion of urgent files -- a master control center for managing clandestine operatives.

Got Writer's Block? Get Flowstate

Jesse Damiani | Posted 02.01.2016 | Media
Jesse Damiani

So you've finally decided to write that Great American Novel. Or maybe you need to jot down some notes for your next paper. Close your current word pr...

Where's The Tablet I Ordered?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

I've contacted customer service by phone several times, and the representatives from India cannot assist me. The best they can do is tell me to wait three to five business days, then eight business days, and so forth.

No Thanks for the Memory

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.24.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am so technologically challenged that my granddaughter, Chloe, who isn't even 3 years old, is more advanced than I am. I know this because she can use an iPad. I don't have an iPad, or an iPod, or even an iWatch, although I do have an iPhone and, according to my dentist, iTeeth.

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us becom...

Windows 10: Waiting for the Dust to Settle

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

It's been a week since The Boys from Redmond (Microsoft) unleashed their Windows 10 operating system on the computing public. I've, purposely, waited to give my opinion of Windows 10 until the dust has settled and the Windows naysayers have unleashed their tirades on forums and websites.

Kenyan Artist Makes Unique Eyewear Out Of Recycled Electronics

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Style

An old computer doesn't necessarily inspire most people to get crafty. Cyrus Kabiru, a visual artist, is not like most people. The Kenyan sculptor u...

Animal Brains Networked Into Organic Computer ‘Brainet’

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

Imagine a future where computers no longer run on silicon chips. The replacement? Brains. Thanks to two separate studies recently published in Scienti...

Digital Skills Urgently Needed to Bridge Digital Literacy Gap

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Lisa Chau

Digital technology has changed our world for the better, but the innovation that helps some rise also threatens to leave millions behind. As technology transforms our economy at a blinding pace, more and more people are being locked out of a job market increasingly dominated by the demand for computer skills.

An Open Letter to Young Nerds

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.14.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Okay, the biggest lesson I wish I knew at age 22 had to do with taking control of my own career. That means ownership of my own personal narrative, which has to do with personal branding and identity. Sure, that's a marketing-ish perspective, at odds with my nerdliness, but that's the human reality.

Cow Chips and Politics

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Don Ringe

Several years ago, I bought into the notion that GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) technology could be a measurement used in political focus groups to analyze the intensity of a group member's response to a series of TV spots.

Men of a Certain Age Dating in the New Age

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Face it, we have just come out of a very difficult winter and now spring is here and you know what they say about spring fever; that "love is also in the air" as well. So then, go outside and find it!

Demonstrating Love Through the Newest Languages Human Beings Know

Laura Wellington | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Laura Wellington

"Programming" languages might seem devoid of heart when standing on their own, but put them together with the human heart and the outpouring of love that will arise is unquantifiable.

Belgian Comic Strip Center, Not Just a Laughing Matter

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.12.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Fast-forward to the 20th Century when comic strips took on a life of their own, became animated, went from 2D to 3D, discovered marketing, morphed into a mega industry, and started raking in millions of dollars.

Syria's Young Diamonds: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 5)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

While some of the young are despondent, looking for nothing more than to grow old enough to die, the vast majority still dream of something better and are willing to do what it takes to climb themselves out of "The Lost Generation" that the international human-rights community has labeled them. Among these hopefuls, leaders emerge, those with an intense devotion to learning.

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

Dare to Be 100: Either, or Or, or Both

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Black or white. Good or bad. Too much or too little. To be or not to be. Or maybe. The human brain insists on all or none, but maybe there is maybe...

No Security: Hope X Is (Not So) Decadent and Depraved -- Day 2

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

This is Day 2 of my journal shooting my history on computer hacking at HOPE X Conference.

Mad Men: Direction Amidst Chaos

William Bradley | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper continued his move toward redemption and re-emergence as a career success in the latest episode of Mad Men, the more than a little bizarre "The Runaways." But as one brilliant talent continued in a positive direction, another careened precipitously into emotional collapse.

Hopefully, Open to the New

Dianne Harman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Those of us who are over 50 have seen a lot. Anyone remember party lines? Elvis concerts? Typewriters with carbon paper? Yup, we've seen a lot! I know some people think things were better "back then." But were they?

Mad Men: The Anvil, er, Monolith

William Bradley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In "The Monolith" -- and imagery royalties here might be due to Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick for this episode set about a year after the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey -- Don Draper has gotten back through the door of the ad agency he founded. And he is showing up.

Brave New Auto-Corrected World: Engineering Life One Letter at a Time

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Nancy Colier

In addition to designing and mutating reality, the auto-corrector is now contributing yet another mirror to the funhouse that is human communication.