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Rats Dream About Where They Want To Go

The Daily Beast | Matt Kelemen | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Humans aren’t the only ones thinking about a better tomorrow. Rats too spend their nights dreaming of their desired futures, according to new resear...

Don't Blink: The Future Is Happening Now

Raj Talluri | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Raj Talluri

We live in a “what’s next?” era. Technology is evolving at an ever-more-rapid pace: Our devices become smarter, do more for us, and connect us t...

10 Things My Future Children Can Expect From Me

Unwritten | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Unwritten

I'm 19, and am in no way planning on having kids any time soon (so you can breathe a sigh of relief, Mom). But I'm excited to meet you kiddos one day. I'm also scared that I won't live up to your expectations or mine. I can, however, promise you these 10 things though, and for now, I think that's pretty good.

The Power of Certainty

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Uncertainty is present in every facet of life, and how we process and deal with it determines how successful we are. Whether in business or your personal life, any strategy based on uncertainty is inherently high-risk -- and that risk decreases as certainty forms.

Integrating Roma Into Europe's Future: Change Must Come From Within

Athéna Tacet | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
Athéna Tacet

A large majority of the estimated 10-12 million Roma living in Europe, six million of them in the EU and the majority in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and Romania, continue to face social-economic prejudice, exclusion from mainstream education and healthcare, intolerance, xenophobia and stigmatization.

WATCH: What Sins Of The Future Are You Committing Right Now?

Singularity University | David J. Hill | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

Odds are you're a decent, upstanding person. You abide by the laws, pay taxes, and don't rock the boat. You value security but not at the expense of p...

Disrupt Yourself First: Top 10 Game Changing Tech Trends

James Canton | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
James Canton

Here are the Top 10 Game Changing Tech Trends that I think deserve special mention. Every business must embrace mobility as a new business model. Mobile transactions, content, offerings, business processes, customer engagement and security will create a more agile mobile enterprise.

On The Edge Of A New Frontier

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology
Patrick Daniel

Co-authored by Nicolas Miailhe and Simon Müller Photo Credit: Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library a...

You Don't Know What You Want to Do and That's Okay

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 06.15.2015 | College
Ishanee Chanda

They say you will change your major at least twice within your college career. Personally, I have met people who have switched majors between two to 10 times.

Out Loud Planning for My Son With Special Needs

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

Today, a man I have never met will ask me, "Do you think your son will be able to provide for himself when he reaches age 18?" I will look at this man, a stranger until today, and say for the very first time, "No. I don't think so."

5 Things I Learned After Graduating From College

Amanda de Souza | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Amanda de Souza

8 years ago I graduated from Durham College in Ontario, Canada. This year, I was asked to return and teach for the exact same program I graduated from, Advertising. At this year's convocation, I was asked to be the guest speaker. Here is my speech.

Millennials vs. Boomers: Generation Gap or Marketing Abyss

Peter Hubbell | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Peter Hubbell

If you're one of those marketers who are staring out into the distance trying to figure out what your future looks like, you might want to look down instead.

'Thank You NASA!'

Clayton Anderson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Clayton Anderson

It's a big time at NASA. Scientific probes are sailing through our solar system, gathering legions of data and amazing photographs. Rovers are crawling all over intriguing extraterrestrial bodies, boring little holes into their surfaces and gathering samples.

I Was a Futurist, Until I Realized There May Not Be a Future

Schuyler Brown | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Schuyler Brown

For most of my career, I've been a trend spotter, sometimes referred to as a futurist. I've divined trends for companies seeking to innovate; anticipated consumer appetites; and kept pioneering brands ahead of the pack.

The Door You Pick Can Tell Your Future. Mine Was So Accurate, It's Scary

LittleThings.com | Posted 06.09.2015 | Weird News
LittleThings.com

This is a simple quiz that has been making its way around the internet, and supposedly it reveals enough about your personality that it can help you predict your future.

Technology Party Manifesto

Paul Ratner | Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology
Paul Ratner

Perhaps I will not break any new ground here, and, certainly, who cares what I think -- some writer/filmmaker who clearly has too much imagination and no sense of reality.

Getting Excited for a Book You'll Never Read

Paige Ballard | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Paige Ballard

We're all going to be eternally disappointed that we'll never read Margaret Atwood or David Mitchell's newest story. But this project is as close to a guarantee as we can get that someone, maybe our own children and grandchildren, will read a little piece of our present.

Found on a Roadside, the Future As It Used to Be

Seamus McGraw | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
Seamus McGraw

You almost have to be lost to find it. And even then, if you don't know in your bones what you're looking at, you might not realize what you've found. The first time I saw the place, half a dozen years ago, it was hidden by scrub pines.

The Graduation Speech I Wrote But Didn't Want to Say

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Our Harvard degrees matter, yes, but for reasons I feel are under-emphasized. It is true that some employers, neighbors, and people sitting next to us on airplanes react strongly to "the H-bomb," as it has so affectionately been called.

How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future

Singularity University | Steven Kotler | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

One of the most interesting things about writing books is the macroscopic picture that emerges when you’re done. Larger patterns begin to reveal the...

Art & Business

Christa Dowling | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
Christa Dowling

It is said that beautiful objects in art, in design, in furniture, in fashion, in poetry are all an extension of the human spirit's need and search for beauty. Art takes us through the tunnel of life to lightness and joy.

From Empty Nest to Full House, Selling and Saying Goodbye

Joan Stommen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Joan Stommen

If I could wrap my arms around this house, I'd thank it for letting us become grandparents, for allowing us to grow old together and eventually, for giving me the strength in it's soul to grow peace in mine.

Don't Be Afraid To Trust In The Unknown

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened,” renowned American author Mark Twain once said. It...

Where Will We Be In 25 Years?

Anna Jadow Bloom | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Anna Jadow Bloom

In 2015, people wore jeans that fit like leggings and tucked them into boots. And some of these boots didn't go above the ankle.

Choosing Joy in a Selfish Place

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Embracing these last couple of weeks is difficult to do if we are constantly criticizing, quantifying the validity of our experiences by counting the number of "likes" on our Instragram photos, rather than internalizing our own happiness.