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How Crowdsourcing Anti-Corruption Policy Might Ease Brazil's Legitimacy Crisis

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 08.25.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

If there is no sufficient effort to tackle this growing legitimacy crisis through crowdsourcing or other strategies, the future is likely to be very bleak. The gap between the government and citizens will continue to widen, leading to these possible futures in Brazil.

Crowdsourcing the Redesign of Capitalism

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

If we are unwilling to utilize our innate flexibility and cooperation, we may yet see a repeat of ancient (the Roman Empire) and not so ancient (the USSR) history and there are no guarantees such a meltdown could not happen here as well.

How Tech Helped Deliver Wedding Memories To A Bed-Ridden Mother

Mashable | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.03.2015 | Technology

When 29-year-old Samantha Carisch walked down the aisle in Sonoma, California, last month, her heart rate pulsated at 115 bmp -- a range typically as...

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

One Man is Crowdfunding an End to Gun Violence

NationSwell | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

Gun By Gun has crowdsourced more than $80,000, using the money to collect more than 750 guns in four cities over the course of five campaigns to end gun violence.

Democracy.io Makes It Easier To Email Your Representatives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

In 2015, emailing your U.S. representative and senators is still far harder than it should be. The appropriately titled Democracy.io was designed...

The One Thing You Need Before Embarking on a Crowdfunding Campaign

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

On the first day of campaigning, I didn't think much of them, but by the second week, I felt like a bowling pin constantly being knocked over. How much more knocking over could I possibly take?

Three Lessons From a Hero-Building Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we don't want to just grow our businesses -- we want to grow them exponentially. That's why I love seeking out advice from the top serial entrepreneurs: business owners who have built one successful company after another after another.

Forget Your Bank -- Here Are Four New Sources of Capital You Probably Didn't Know

Gene Marks | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Sure, all the traditional means of raising money are still there. And approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders have hit new highs according to a popular monthly credit index report. But banks and those traditional financing options are no longer the only game in town.

How Crowdsourcing Can Help Us Fight ISIS

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Current rhetoric from the White House would suggest there is resistance to notably altering the current US strategy to fight ISIS. But crowdsourcing could be a relatively simple, quick and effective way for President Obama to at least adapt his policy approach to suit changing dynamics, just as ISIS seems to be doing.

$60k in 23 Days: How IndyCar Fans Crowdfunded the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Matthew Knell

After a tough month of May, and a hard-fought finish in the 2015 Indianapolis 500, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann took a second checkered flag later that day when her #GetInvolved campaign completed -- with a surprise result.

Police Thug Game: The Hunger Games of Baltimore and America

Maxim Thorne | Posted 05.07.2015 | Black Voices
Maxim Thorne

In the Hunger Games bestselling novels and movies, the rich capital uses terroristic "games" to control the 12 poor surrounding districts. No young fan of the books or movies would miss the uncanny parallels between the treatment of Balitmore's poor and the brutal jovial wanton violence against Panem's poor.

How Anyone Can Turn Into A Creative Genius

Lior Zoref | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Lior Zoref

A few years ago I was invited to give a TED talk about crowdsourcing. When I started to prepare for the talk, I brainstormed ways I could share my ide...

How to Crowdsource the Top 5 Needs of Your Business

Miranda Marquit | Posted 07.30.2015 | Small Business
Miranda Marquit

If you want to keep your business afloat, you need to understand how to meet the needs it has. Unfortunately, for a startup, it can be difficult to figure out how to come up with capital needed to meet all of your needs.

Crowdfunding and Taxes: What You Should Know

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

No matter how the crowdfunding industry evolves in the future, even the most modest artistic and cause-based campaigns should consider how to build the most tax-efficient effort.

A Healthier Way to Buy Groceries Is on the Way

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The bottom line is that FoodSwitch can help consumers make better, heart-healthier decisions in a quick, easy way. Such scrutiny could push food makers to improve their products, and perhaps serve as a surveillance tool for policy-makers and other regulators.

After East Village Fire, Internet Helps Single Mom Of 3 Who Lost Everything

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact

Strangers near and far are helping one New York City mom find stable housing for her family in the wake of devastation. Although Diane McLean's fam...

Going Against the Flow: Danae Ringelmann, Cofounder of Indiegogo

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.15.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2007 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world's la...

The All-Time Best Kickstarter Inventions for the Home

BobVila.com | Posted 05.13.2015 | HuffPost Home
BobVila.com

So, it's the 21st century and we're not living like the Jetsons. Fine. But we can get as close as possible to total home automation and simplification with these incredible new inventions that debuted on the number one crowd-sourcing site, Kickstarter.

CJR: 'Serial' Takes A Page From The 19th Century

CJR | Nathan McDermott | Posted 03.09.2015 | Media

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Serial podcast craze has been the amount of audience interaction with the story, a novel phenomenon for tod...

Toward Trustworthy News: 'Lies, Damn Lies, and Viral Content'

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

My perspective, as usual, is that I'm a news consumer, never told anyone how to fix the news, I just want news I can trust.

Ten Apps that Can Make Your Life Easier

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Kyle McCarthy

Earlier this month, the American Psychological Association released their annual Stress in America report. Not surprisingly, according to the report, millennials are the most stressed-out generation, followed by Gen X.

Before They Break: Biggest Crowdfunded Gadgets of 2015

Grace McClure | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Grace McClure

We've scoured the web sifting through hundreds of unreleased products to uncover those with the 'coolest' crowdfunding potential for 2015.

Getting Personal About Homelessness

Anita Casalina | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

As I think about cold winter weather, I always remember that there is a population of homeless people who are truly at risk when exposed to the elements.

Urgent Calls For Action: How Technology Can Turn Cell Phones Into 9-1-1 Systems in Developing Countries

Jason Friesen | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Jason Friesen

If we can crowdsource help for a ride to the airport, why not a desperately needed ride to a hospital in countries that have no emergency medical systems?