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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.

The Radio Shack Phenomenon and the Future of Private Independent Higher Education

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 05.08.2015 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

What might the future of higher education look like? This new world of higher education will have fewer institutions serving larger numbers of students. The focus, however, will not be on the institutions themselves but what happens (or does not happen) in the classroom.

The Future of Buddhism: Race, Money, Mindfulness and the World

Yael Shy | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Yael Shy

Buddhists have the opportunity to uplift and maximize one of the central principles that underlies the religion itself: we are all deeply, completely, inextricably interconnected.

"Are You Jewish?": Judaism and the Future of Faith

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

On my way to visit my student pulpit in Ohio several years ago, I helped a man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with his luggage. After thanking me politely, he turned to me and asked, "Are you Jewish?"

Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A wave of ethical discussions and admonitions recently appeared after Chinese scientists reported successfully editing an embryo's DNA.

Take Heart That Your Parents Made Mistakes

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

Each of us forms images of the world based on our experiences derived from engaging with our families. Gradually we learn that our expectations don'...

Our Children and Grandchildren Will Be Richer Than Us, but There Is a Problem

Richard Koch | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

The pressures on social cohesion and the resurgence of class envy may take us backward a generation or two, despite the magnificent and apparently unstoppable whirring of the modern wealth machine.

The Future of Workplace Lighting: 6 Lighting Experts Weigh In

Amanda Schneider | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Amanda Schneider

When done properly, the best lighting design is completely unnoticeable. Yet, when poorly done, lighting can completely compromise the design of a space.

Why My Jewish Faith Is Strengthened by Islam

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Some might suggest that it is the charisma, success or personalities of my Muslim friends that draws me to their words. Yet, I think this understates the meaning of the progressive and distinctively American form of Islam that they articulate and live out.

The Culture of Transhumanism Is About Self-Improvement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Over the last few years, I've received various reactions from the public about my articles on transhumanism. Those reactions have ranged all across the board--from spewing hatred to mocking skepticism to genuine interest.

Insurance Policy for the Future: Investing in Millennials and Clean Energy

Amy Francetic | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Amy Francetic

As the need for new, innovative energy solutions has become more pressing, a rallying cry has been sounded among our youth to disrupt the stagnant energy landscape and produce fresh solutions.