In her critically acclaimed book "The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools," Washington Post reporter Dale Russakoff tells the story of how an ambitious plan to turn around Newark's failing schools crashed and burned.
It's almost 2016, people. By this time next week, drones will be carrying us to work and cars will be driving themselves. Yet, everywhere you look, most of us are still racing like rats and herded sheep to get to the office by 9:00 a.m. And for what? To punch a clock?
No one was tasked with informing Newark that its school system was about to be overhauled by a pair of politicians with a think-tank plan, backed by a Silicon Valley fortune.
It's time for Facebook to finally step up and make a change, or admit that it's not truly interested in building a social network that champions diversity, safety, and creative expression. And if that's the case, it's time for us as users to walk away and build something new.
Facebook recently crept over 1.23 billion monthly active users, while over the past few days the social media giant's site has crashed, leading to multiple catastrophes across this great land.
In introducing two more passionate options, Facebook would be diminishing the importance of that mealy-mouthed middleman, "like." And isn't it true that even if you don't like someone, you may deeply love them.
When I first heard about the recently announced prospect of Facebook rolling out a dislike button the same nauseating feeling I had in 2013 when Facebook decided to allow users to edit their posts came over me.
The book, classified as dystopian YA literature, blew this middle-aged mom away. For parents of college students who suffer from deep anxiety and depression, both of which conditions are on the rise across American universities and high schools, this may be a familiar narrative.
While Facebook has been available to the public for almost 10 years, you can still become an early adopter for one of its features that is rapidly gaining popularity in the entrepreneurial community right now.
In this digital age, marketing is progressing with leaps and bounds. The advent of social networks has further opened up new avenues for marketers to promote their products and increase their reach. Probably, one of the best social networks for advertising right now is Facebook.
It felt as if no one understood the hurdles I knew I had to overcome to get to a point where the "happy news" wasn't underlined in bold with a huge asterisks of "but what happens when..."
While the announcement of your rainbow baby is joyous and meaningful news, something else in your status update struck a chord with millions and sent a very loud message to the Internet -- miscarriage doesn't need to be a secret. This is huge.
Congratulations to Zuckerberg and Chan, and our condolences for all you've faced. We share your hope, and we know there's an anxiety about pregnancy after loss that won't completely go away until that child arrives.
What touched me about Mr. Zuckerberg's post was his willingness to speak honestly about the miscarriages he and his wife have gone through. I have borne witness to this loss from clients and friends, many who have kept the pregnancy a secret from those they see every day, if it was still early.
Yes, losing my pregnancy was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. But it was also a universal experience, and one that now connected me to a cloud of mothers like Priscilla who gave me hope for myself and the future of my family.
I turned my participation at the National Speakers Association convention into a hybrid getaway this summer. NSA was a transformative learning experience to help me grow my business and a wonderful way to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Washington, DC.