On New Years eve, I celebrated the tremendous breakthroughs we witnessed in mental health in the blog, Dreams Came True in 2013. Now, a week later, the nightmare of this public health emergency wakes us up once again.
While thinking about the over 21,000 homeless people in Chicago struggling to find ways to stay warm and avoid bed bugs, I set out to begin an online fundraising campaign and the #CHIberiaChallenge was born.
I can't speak for every drummer, but for me the process of drumming enables creativity and helps me foster innovation and advance thought-leadership. Studies show that drumming produces deeper self awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity.
This means that companies that will thrive are those who succeed in making (food) products that are both affordable and sustainable. In other words, companies who successfully prices until the retail price is the True Price.
Yes, crowdfunding and social media have taught nonprofit staffs how to convey great stories to pull donors' heartstrings to open wallets and purses. However, the information age also yields more vigilant contributors who want to be reassured.
As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share my most personal impactful images of 2013 -- some never published until now -- and tell the story of the people in them, their participation in Techbook Online's progress and the place we share, together.
Even now, 15 years after I was able to end the abuse I had experienced throughout my entire childhood, I still suffer the burden that the holiday season brings. Being different from everyone else is hard.
The incredibly poor implementation of the new educational standards -- the Common Core -- has become a rallying cry for parents opposed to standardized testing and for teachers who question the fairness of being evaluated based upon the common core's more demanding curricula.
Celebrities cry bullying all the time from the media. They forget how they got to be famous in the first place. They think the media is hard on them, but they do not realize comments or actions they do in the first place to get publicity. Next time when you cry bullying Beebs -- look in the mirror.