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10 Signs You're Digitally Savvy

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Joanne Tombrakos

Just because we're consuming it, doesn't mean we're savvy to its nuances or thinking much about the digital trail of breadcrumbs we're leaving behind us. So how do you know if you're really digitally savvy? Here are 10 signs.

'They Have Access To Everything And Certainty About Nothing'

The New York Times | Roger Cohen | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

There’s a lot of status anxiety going about these days. People live suspended between the anxiety of being deluged in communication and the agony of...

Interpretations of Globalization

Nausheen Khan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Nausheen Khan

Globalization is a fairly novel concept associated with modernity, democratization, connectivity, international trade and technological advancement. When I was first introduced to the term, I associated it with global markets, comparative advantage, removal of trade barriers and so on.

Do Kids Need to Digitally Detox?

Ossa Fisher | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Ossa Fisher

I believe that we can't lump all real-world experiences into a singularly positive or negative impact on our children, nor can we lump all media together as either singularly good or bad. This is particularly true when considering the impact of interactive media on cognitive development.

Voyeur Theatre Collective: Millennial Theatre

Isabella Mehiel | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Isabella Mehiel

Red solo cups are not the stuff of sonnets. There is no poetry in sweaty basements. The millennial party experience has remained a fairly untouched source material for fine art, suggesting tailgates have no place in the theatre.

The Global Search for Education: A World of Oppi-tunities!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The Oppi Festival pops up at Leman Manhattan School in NYC on May 15 and 16. When Quincy Jones was chosen to produce "We Are The World" in 19...

Thirteen Thoughts on Poetry in the Digital Age

Mandy Kahn | Posted 06.20.2015 | Books
Mandy Kahn

Poetry is not a frippery. It's a useful--even utilitarian--salve for what ails us. It is not the right salve for everyone, but it's right for some, and at times in its history, for very many. If it's right for you, you will know it. When you hear the right poem, you will feel its rightness.

5 Ways to Look Like an Expert -- Rather Than a Narcissist -- In the Digital Age

Amy Morin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Amy Morin

The good news is, today's digital world allows you to declare that you're an expert with relative ease. The bad news is, you'll be competing to gain attention in a crowded space.

WATCH: How We Grieve In The Digital Age

Fast Company | Jeff Beer | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

Last year, Chicago street performer Tom Loconti committed suicide. But before his death, Loconti—known as "Plainwhite Tom"—used Facebook to say go...

The Selfie Craze: Self-Expression? Or Self-Absorption?

John Tsilimparis | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Humans are social creatures of habit and to feel happy, whole and loved by others, there is no substitute for live human interaction -- the kind of human interaction that is not established by detached, online affiliations and carefully chosen representations of ourselves.

Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Galit Breen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

Our kids aren't all that different then we were at this age. But their access to social media makes their quickly made decisions capable of being a little bigger, a little louder, have a little more impact, a bigger punch, if you will.

How One Of My Worst Mom Moments Became My Greatest Parenting Breakthrough

Lola Reed | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Lola Reed

My son no longer expected me to engage, react or care about what he had to say, and not just then, but in all the innumerable times before, when, without even looking up from my phone, I would put up my hand to stop him trying to connect and say, "Just a sec, just let me answer this..."

I'm Mad As Hell and Why you Should Be Too

Jess Davis | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Jess Davis

Our world is sprinting forward while we are asleep at the wheel (bug zapper), into one where our tech is consuming us. Where we are all becoming more shackled and imprisoned by the innovations to which there seemingly is no escape. Are you OK with that?

The Trouble With the Middle of Nowhere: Studying Abroad in the Digital Age

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Ami Fields-Meyer

My body has been abroad and I suppose I've taken a few brief forays into the psyche and pulse of South Africa, but I've had one foot in the United States and two thumbs on that mega-globalizer and its LED touchscreen.

The Second Machine Age Is Approaching. Here's How We Can Prepare.

Dawn Nakagawa | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Dawn Nakagawa

We are living in an age of science fiction -- humans are overcoming the limitations of our brains while machines are acquiring superhuman capabilities. The most exciting technologies combine what humans do best with what machines do best. But it is premature to think we have overcome every challenge. Here's how we can prepare for the second machine age.

Silence Is a Blinking Cursor

Katie Li | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Li

The Internet is a place, just as real as your favorite coffee shop or local bar, where we can stop by and catch up with friends as often or infrequently as we want. We can use social media to make arrangements to meet in real life, or simply hang out online. Life can be lonely, but the way we connect with people is evolving.

Living Life and Letting Go in the Digital Age

Libby Oellerich | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Libby Oellerich

Over the past couple months I've thought about what it means for my generation to live life and share almost 85 percent of it to the world -- a scary and amazing concept. Here are a couple things I've learned about letting go of a past that is still searchable on Google.

Davos: What Future Do You Want?

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Don Tapscott

Do you agree or disagree that in the future we will think "inserting radio-frequency identification in our babies' bodies is as normal as vaccination"? This is just one of many provocative questions put to the participants in a spirited Davos session entitled "What Future Do You Want?"

The LinkedIn of Things

JD Gershbein | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

Without question, LinkedIn has forever altered the business landscape -- both digitally and in the physical world. Nowadays, so much of what we call business or career development is carried out regularly on this site.

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

David Kanegis | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!

This Is What Happened When I Put Tinder Aside to Pursue the Girl of My Dreams

Brian Hanley | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As Max Frisch said: "Technology [is] the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."

Are We About to Lose the Art of Browsing?

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

Here's my problem. The internet is spot-on for getting information about what you know you don't know. But it's not so good for what you don't know you don't know.

Don't Give Up the Home Phone!

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

No doubt some millennial whippersnapper will ask why, if you have a cell, anyone needs a wired home phone. Okay, maybe one line for fax but an actual non-battery table-top phone -- no way.

What You Gain By Ditching Your Smartphone

High50 | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty
High50

I've always been an early adopter of technology and hadn't realised the insidious changes that the best, fun technology had wrought. I now know that I am so assaulted with attention-grabbing gadgets and the ever-increasing demands of instant communications that I need to make time to disengage.

A Triple Dog Dare

Jon Vaughn | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Vaughn

Communicating in a pre-internet world was easy and simple. We didn't misunderstand what you were saying. We felt the emotion by inflection. We used our voices, and on a very good day of play, we'd lose them.