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TechGirls: The Global Value of Mentorship

Ivo Lukas | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Maintaining support and the ability to keep women and girls in STEM fields is equally as important as getting a "foot in the door." How do we do this? I'll reiterate again, that mentorship is an amazing gateway to support and success.

Ten Common Myths About Translation Quality

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Nataly Kelly

The world of translation can be a confusing place, especially if you're the one doing the buying on behalf of your company.

Dignity and Respect in Development: Reflections on Mandela's Birthday

Chad W. Bissonnette | Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact
Chad W. Bissonnette

Happy Birthday President Mandela, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to once again reflect on the significance of dignity.

Capitalism as Our Greatest Hope

Jonathan Haidt | Posted 09.15.2013 | World
Jonathan Haidt

I think in the long run our greatest hope is capitalism. That might sound like a strange thing to many people now because America is engaged in a debate on the ethical nature of capitalism.

Business Demand for Cloud-based Solutions Continues to Grow

Reno Charlton | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Reno Charlton

There is no doubt that over the past few years technology has come a long way, revolutionising life for both individuals and businesses. In an increas...

Dubai: The Impossible City

Nick Jefferson | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Nick Jefferson

Today, across most of the Arab world, the same cannot be said. The relative free-thinking and liberalism that characterized, underpinned and underwrote, the court of the Caliphs has, in many Arabic-speaking countries, long since been cast aside.

Business Process Outsourcing Takes on Global Poverty

Michael Chertok | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Michael Chertok

While international aid for economic development often fails, business has the potential to bring millions of people out of poverty. For no enterprise is this more true than the unsung $300 billion industry known as Business Process Outsourcing.

Soft Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The cost benefit analysis of the purchase and redefinition of the coastal lands compares advantageously with the financial requirements of just a single storm, not to mention more to come as a practical and economical allocation of taxpayer funding.

Building Global Competency and Helping to Reach Education for All Through Games and Apps

Ed Gragert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Ed Gragert

Although educational interactive games are not new, I am encouraged that there may be an exciting trend developing to enable young people to learn about and take action to impact the world and its issues.

Hard Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The fate of coastal wetlands is another blatant example of hard over soft. Once massive buffers against storm incursion, wetlands served human needs additionally through complementary cultivation of hay for fodder for saltwater farms.

Can The Best American Universities Stand On Their Own Abroad?

Posted 03.27.2013 | College

Universities are building branch campuses around the world, but can an ivory-tower education really be exported without destroying the original missio...

Hiatus Kaiyote: Global Soul from an Unlikely Place

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

Who's your favorite Australian soul band? Can't name any? Thought so. Now, you can say Hiatus Kaiyote. Except they may become your favorite band, period.

Bill and Ted 3 Sneaks Its Way Into SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Alex Winter stops by the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW 2013 to talk about the premiere of his Napster Documentary, Downloaded, an upcoming pilot for AMC, and the status of Bill and Ted 3.

Catalyzing Ocean Finance

Peter Neill | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Recently, two organizations combined their talents and experience to address ocean solutions on the scale required to make a difference. As we always tend to measure value in dollars, they predicated their recommendations on the following analysis:

To This Day Project: Interview with Anti-Bullying Video Creator Shane Koyczan

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Based on a powerful spoken word problem, Shane Koyczan's To This Day Project explores the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.

Building Hope Through Education

Ed Gragert | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Ed Gragert

A universal quality education must be inclusive of pre-primary, primary and secondary education to successfully create a skilled workforce ready to take on the jobs available in our current and future economies.

Rediscovering the Sandbox

Sebastian Lindstrom | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Sebastian Lindstrom

When we were young, the sandbox represented our purest form of creativity: an environment in which we could play, explore, build and re-build, and discover lifelong friends.

Higher Education: The Revolution That Really Matters

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 03.14.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

The promise of online learning is already beginning to show holes, only a year or two after it was held up as the panacea that will make higher education available to all. The problem is money.

Big Ag Profits From Food Waste

Andrew Gunther | Posted 03.13.2013 | Home
Andrew Gunther

We not only need to reduce the amount of food we currently waste, but we also need to dramatically improve our high-calorie, high-processed, high-waste Western diet -- a diet which is literally killing us and destroying our planet.

The Day Women of the Congo Seized Control of the Internet

Jensine Larsen | Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact
Jensine Larsen

If there is to be any hope for the future of the Congo, the world must wake up and listen to these women who have broken through suffocating radio silence to have discovered not only their voices, but the means of transmission.

Getting Teacher Development Right

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

The transformation of today's teaching force requires smarter development of professionals. The significant rewards that come with better educational outcomes show that getting this right is worth it.

Do Women Care About More Than Children, Lovelife and Fashion?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Dr. Layla McCay

As a woman who very much believes that men and women are equal in most respects and ought to be treated as such, I feel sorry to call foul on actress Maria Bello, recently named goodwill ambassador for women by Haiti's president, for her advocacy work with women since the Haiti earthquake in 2012.

Transformation in Media Means Transforming Ourselves

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I kept wondering about those who own and control and create much of the media and how much if any time they spend on meditation, creating consciousness and how what they do affects all of us.

Letting Girls Be Girls

Sarah Costa | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Sarah Costa

International Day of the Girl is a day to recognize the rights of girls and to reflect on the unique hardships many of them face. It's also a day to honor their resilience and their capacity -- if given the right opportunities -- to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: The SPARK and Teen Vogue Controversy

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 11.20.2012 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

The prevailing standard of beauty is sending a message to every woman either directly or subliminally , and that is- we're never white enough, thin enough, glossy enough, taut enough or ultimately good enough.