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Paper Books Vs. eBooks: The State of the Art of Reading

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

When I was twelve years old and immersed in Alister MacLean, my father bemoaned the decline of reading ethics. "At your age, I could recite Hamlet bac...

Helping NGOs Improve Impact Assessments?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the development sector, giving a clear, quantifiable picture of a program's impact helps beneficiaries and funders ensure that grant money reaches its target, and it also assists foundations, governments, and NGOs in making better funding choices.

Measuring Impact of Public Programs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Learn from Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria; Cali, Colombia; and Mexico City on a variety of actors from non-governmental organizations to universities and privates initiatives that have the capacity to play a major role in measuring impact of public programs.

Your Smartwatch Can Be Hacked To Monitor And Steal Your Passwords

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 01.04.2016 | World

Smartwatches’ abilities to pay for our food and monitor our physical activities are only possible thanks to the myriad sensors packed into their tin...

Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology
Ella Thuiner

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge funds).

Post-Paris: We Need Better Emissions Data for Better Decisions

Eric Webster | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Eric Webster

The technology is ready to support this transparency framework. Now the decision to redirect resources to these more efficient and accurate collection capabilities must be made to maximize the benefit later.

From Lofty Perch, CLAIRE Will Bring Climate Pollution Down to Earth

James Glave | Posted 11.25.2015 | Science
James Glave

This coming April, a rocket will lift off from an island off the east coast of India and launch CLAIRE--a powerful new tool in the global effort to combat carbon pollution.

10 Social Media Tools for Small Businesses and Freelancers

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.07.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

As far as business owners and freelancers are concerned, social media is an amazing platform for generating extra business (or leads as they might call it), and it also helps to iron out the problems that people are seeking solutions for.

Strengthening Children's Rights Through Better Data

Dr. Jody Heymann | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Dr. Jody Heymann

Pop quiz: Will secondary school be free for your children? Do all girls and boys have access to health care? Are children and youth protected from hazardous labor? Are there any exceptions to these rules? Are you sure?

Facebook's 'Nearby Friends' May Be Trouble

Russ Warner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Despite good intentions, Nearby Friends presents challenges for those concerned about cyberbullying, stalking and privacy. Because most teens are not very cautious when adding "friends" on Facebook, this new service could be more of a disservice.

XPRIZE's new $2 million incentive for tracking ocean acidification

OnEarth | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarth Book-length grant applications, faculty review committees, tenure-track requirements--my eyes glaze over just thinking about ...

Do the NSA's Phone and Internet Monitoring Programs Make Sense?

Jeffrey A. Miron | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey A. Miron

The National Security Administration's monitoring of Americans' phone calls and internet communications raises a fundamental question: when is increased security worth reduced privacy or civil liberty?

Jason Cherkis

FBI Surveillance Of Occupy Wall Street Focused On Finance Sector

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Was Tim Franzen stockpiling weapons? What was Tim Franzen's philosophy? What was his political affiliation? Did Tim Franzen ever talk ab...

Protecting Your Kids Online: Is Your Child a Social Network Risk-Taker?

George Garrick | Posted 01.16.2012 | Parents
George Garrick

Many parents still don't understand the risks their kids are exposed to on social networks; or they think that the potential dangers only involve "oth...

How Do I Know It's Working? Monitoring and Evaluating Your Social Change Marketing Campaign

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Dorie Clark

"Baking in" monitoring and evaluation from the moment your campaign is developed will help you track progress, determine if your approach is effective, and modify mid-course if necessary.

Improving the Contractor Control Status Quo

David Isenberg | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

In a paper called "Controlling the Corporate Warrior in Iraq," David Strachan-Morris of the University of Leicester, illustrates the problem of controlling private military contractors.

Developing Your Digital Marketing Blueprint

Fauzia Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Fauzia Burke

Digital marketing is a very innovative field right now and everybody is trying different things in different combinations. You just have to find the right combination for you and your customers.

Let's Be Intelligent About Social Media Intelligence

Karthika Swamy Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karthika Swamy Cohen

While increased social media use by the government for enhanced communication is great, monitoring public information that is not authorized for such purposes raises privacy concerns.

Swine Flu: The Need for a Strong Public Health System

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Swine flu is a wake-up call: we have one of the best public health systems in the world, but it has been mismanaged and starved for resources for years.