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Woman Drops 238 Pounds and Inspires Others to Lose Weight as a Motivational Speaker

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Janice Celeste

Coleman began losing weight on her own naturally, even though her doctor told her that she couldn't lose over 200 pounds without surgery. Coleman replied to her doctor, "Oh, I will do it," and she did.

Regrets? I've Had a Few! 3 Steps to Abolishing Regret -- With a Nod to Paul Anka

Johanna Wise | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Johanna Wise

This morning, I wrestled with a jar of herring that turned nasty brownish yellow, the color of an unloved oil painting decomposing in a hot, stuffy ...

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Laurie Davis

As the founder of a digital dating consultancy, I know that relationship development really begins when you meet offline. To create meaningful connections, you need to put the phone down. Face-to-face is the new FaceTime. But even for me, saying hello at a networking event isn't always easy.

Thoughts on #ISTE2015 Conference

Rob Furman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

Personally, I love ISTE and I love the opportunity to be a part of its magnificent conference. That being said, I do feel the keynote speakers should be educators and I do feel we have an opportunity and perhaps even an obligation to celebrate our heroes.

Premier Debate on Democracy Convened by the International New York Times on September 13-15, 2015

Achilles Tsaltas | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Achilles Tsaltas

Staged against the backdrop of the Stoa of Attalos in Athens' Ancient Agora​, two years ago the International New York Times in cooperation with the...

Portrait Of A Quiet Conference Leader

Quiet Revolution | Karen Walrond | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Eight years ago, I unexpectedly received an email from a total stranger. Sort of. Her name was Laura Mayes, and while she and I were familiar with eac...

Startup Insider: 5 Insights From Day 1 of the Echelon Asia Summit 2015

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The Echelon Asia Summit was started back in 2009 with the goal of bringing Asia's top startups, innovators and investors into one conference hall. I got to attend this year's summit, listen to the speakers, speak with delegates and sit down with startup thought leaders in Asia.

Climate Change Deniers Hate Me. Here's Why.

Connor Gibson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Connor Gibson

"Sold out... ?! No way. Cannot be true." I swore to myself. In all of its awkward history, The Heartland Institute's conferences for climate change deniers have never sold out. This year it did, and I wanted in.

11 Female Role Models on Shaping Your Life Story

Lauren Berninger | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women
Lauren Berninger

This past weekend, 40 aspiring teen leaders gathered for a weekend of inspiration to challenge the status quo, live confidently and change the world. It's a big undertaking, so we sought the advice, insight and stories of incredible female role models.

"Let's Stay in Touch"- 4 Post Conference Networking Tips

Michele Lawson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Michele Lawson

Stress-free networking is not only possible; it is proven to be a successful way of building long lasting relationships and post conference planning is the difference between the once-a-year "conference buddy" connection and a year-round active and supportive network.

A World-Class Global City-Building Forum: The First-Ever in Detroit

Rana Florida | Posted 05.20.2015 | Detroit
Rana Florida

Great cities shape their own narratives and they create new lessons for the world. Though Detroit has been the poster-child for urban distress, it is also charting a new path back.

#thinkMS: The 4th International MS Patient Summit In Rome

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

Even if you don't know what multiple sclerosis is, chances are, you've heard of it. If you know what it is, sadly, your life has probably been touched in some way by this neurological condition that according to, affects an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide.

Redesigning Capitalism for The 21st Century

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

The financial crisis of 2008 raised questions about the sustainability of our pursuit of growth for growth's sake alone. Many are now re-examining deeply rooted values, beliefs and attitudes toward our financial system, as well as how to organize, lead and manage our society.

It All Started With a Feather; a Networking Success Story

Michele Lawson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Michele Lawson

Networking doesn't have to be filled with horror stories. Sure, not everyone is open and welcoming. You will be met with resistance from time to time and that is just the nature of the beast.

Major Transhumanism Conference Features Both Rising and Seasoned Experts

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Increasingly, futurists are hoping that through politics, radical science and technology will gain a better foothold in society.

A Rookie's Guide to the Ultimate Mashup - South By Southwest

Narinder Singh | Posted 05.24.2015 | Technology
Narinder Singh

South by Southwest (SxSW) "mashes up" film, music, interactive (tech) and many of the industries they significantly influence into a 10-day extravaganza of never-ending combinations of thought and possibility.

10 Ways to Rock a Conference

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

Whether you are going to a trade show, festival or business conference you have to be prepared. You are already spending time, money and energy to get to your event. Let me teach you some tricks of the trade.

When Comedy Writers Changed the World

Omri Marcus | Posted 05.02.2015 | Comedy
Omri Marcus

We proved that comedy is more than half-time relief. It has real social power.

Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender Equality in Tech

Erica Swallow | Posted 04.24.2015 | Technology
Erica Swallow

Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.

Young, Gifted, and Black!

Adebukola Ajao | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Adebukola Ajao

The Young, Gifted, and Black Conference at Smith College physically and figuratively expressed black visibility at predominantly white institutions. The conference consisted of workshops led by Smith College professors, students, and alums.

7 Tips: Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Conference Buck

Michele Lawson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Michele Lawson

Instead of dwelling on all the events you are going to miss, try to focus on how to make the one conference you go to an absolutely kick-ass learning and networking opportunity.

8 Percent Optimistic After JPMorgan's Health Care Conference

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Just as most Americans use the new year as an opportunity to make resolutions, the health care industry uses the (in)famous JPMorgan Annual Healthcare...

An Experiment in STEM Equity

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Kiki Prottsman

I could see the other half of the room shifting in their seats. Some had already blown the exercise off, others were visibly concerned that they weren't picking up what they needed the way that the other half of the room was.

7 Platforms for Free Conference Calls

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 01.15.2015 | Technology
Alex Ivanovs

The word conference used to be something that only business magnates used to use, people with high rankings in the business scene. Nowadays, anyone can create a quick conference call with anyone they like; their business partner, their associates, or just a newcomer who needs to be told what to do. It's all possible, at no cost.

Which Wisdom Teachers Have Been Most Influential for You?

Dani Matthews | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Dani Matthews

I took some time to think back to my childhood, such a key time for development, and discovered my Dad is one of my greatest wisdom teachers. Here's what I've learnt from him and try to live by.