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Pop Quiz: A Parent's Guide to 21st Century Learning

Jody Sherman LeVos, PhD | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Jody Sherman LeVos, PhD

Ask your 5-year-old what she wants to be when she grows up and she might say an astronaut or teacher, chef or engineer. Maybe she wants to run a flower shop. But what if she said: I don't know! What I want to be doesn't exist yet?

18 Must-Have Tech Gifts for the Holidays

Andrea Smith | Posted 12.11.2016 | Technology
Andrea Smith

Looking for a great holiday gift idea? Look no further than the latest technology because that seems to be what people want most. According to the CEA...

African Design Deluge

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Jens Martin Skibsted

There are few that don't have an opinion when it comes to judging the value of design in today's companies. Silicon Valley powerhouse Apple undoubtedly cashed in on design and many newcomers are doing so too. Imagine Uber and Airbnb for instance without design thinking.

This Woman Is an Impact Angel (and Sharp Investor)

David Bank | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
David Bank

The February ribbon-cutting for Gigawatt Global's new $24 million solar field in Rwanda was an impact investment showcase. More than 28,000 solar panels, arranged in the shape of the African continent, added six percent to the entire country's electricity production.

Amazing Levitating Lambs

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Roeselien Raimond

I swear, lambs are totally nuts! One day, I biked along a meadow, when I suddenly witnessed some strange white movements from the corner of my eye. Some lambs were jumping around like crazy, and for a moment I wondered if they might be suffering Mad Sheep Disease.

Vote for the Worst Toy of the Year

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an organization whose mission is to support parents' efforts to raise healthy families by limiting commercial access to children and ending the exploitive practice of child-targeted marketing, is having a Vote for the Worst Toy of the Year contest.

MRIs at the Mall and Other Disruptive Ideas from a Bush-Family Entrepreneur

Leah Binder | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

When it comes to health care, we are accustomed to pointless bureaucracies and record systems dating from the Mad Men era. But think how shocked the entire train of passengers would have been if this passenger was instead cajoling her bank into allowing her to withdraw cash.

VA Solutions Should Start With Transparency

Leah Binder | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

So how does the VA compare? We don't know. We don't have much data publicly available to begin with, and we have virtually nothing that compares VA hospitals with other American hospitals.

Eyewear or Wristwear: Shoot Out at the Wearable Tech Corral

Robin Raskin | Posted 08.16.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Are you a wrist person or a glasses person? As we hurtle towards the post cell phone world, the next generation of trendsetters are deciding which one it's going to be

Report: Obamacare 'Cadillac Tax' Comes With Unintended Consequences

Leah Binder | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Slated to go into effect in 2018, the mere threat of the Cadillac Tax has already decreased the income of millions of American workers, according to the Towers Watson/NBGH report.

Leapfrogging Africa

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Alexandre Lemille

By leapfrogging Africa to an interconnected and well-balanced continent both social and environmental innovations will flourish.

Shelly Picks the Best Tablets for Kids

Shelly Palmer | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Tablets out-shipped portable computers this year for the first time ever. There are more tablet models to choose from than ever before, which means th...

Let Kids Have Their Sticks!

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

The more we teach our kids that nature is dangerous, creativity is out of bounds and physicality is not to be tolerated, the more I worry for our society.

Alice Hines

LeapPad Shortage A Boon For Toy Scalpers This Christmas | Alice Hines | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

The price is $149, non-negotiable. You'll meet him in a public place in Manhattan, cash in hand. If you don't hurry, Fred may not have any left. LeapP...

Exclusive: LeapFrog Launches Program To Increase Literacy in America

Rebecca Serle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Serle

LeapFrog's new initiative, Tag. Give. Read. aims to help more U.S. children learn and love to read. LeapFrog is making it easy for anyone to "give the gift of reading."

Technology and Great Teachers are Essential for the U.S.

Jeffrey G. Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey G. Katz

While the pundits agree on many of the essential ingredients of education reform, few can agree on the path we should take and the role technology should play.

The Business of Education -- It Doesn't Have to Be Expensive to Make a Difference

Jeffrey G. Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey G. Katz

Our experience over the last 10 years demonstrates that the technology part of these programs doesn't have to cost a lot, to matter a lot.