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Peacebuilding Reboot

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Sheldon Himelfarb

The overwhelming majority of conflict resolution work done in the 1990s and 2000s was funded by governments. But today's peacetech projects are launched by digital humanitarians bootstrapping their own startups.

Unfriend/Unfollow: Why You Should Delete (Almost) Everyone

Tina Plantamura | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Tina Plantamura

Would you go out of your way to surround yourself with people who make you cringe in real life? So why do you do it online? You deserve better. Here are a few of probably dozens of reasons to clean up your list of social media "friends" in order to improve your pursuit of happiness.

Why Do Married Men Pretend to Be Single Online?

Stephen Snyder MD | Posted 01.07.2015 | Divorce
Stephen Snyder MD

Let's teach our children to be careful with their hearts and those of others. Let's teach them that real relationships usually aren't so dazzling. The real ones tend to disappoint in a gradual fashion, often from the start.

Our Family's Time OFF Has Turned into Time ON... LINE

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

If you walk into our house after dinner, you'll see five people each staring at a screen. How can I get my family to unplug and spend some down time together?

Online Education, With Great Investment, Can Provide Extraordinary Opportunities for Students and Faculty

James Goldgeier | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
James Goldgeier

In recent months, news has emerged from universities around the country indicating that a significant level of skepticism remains about online education.

Do You Dabble in Scrabble?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

It all started when my children coaxed me to download the App, "Words With Friends" on my cellphone. What a neighborly sounding game it was! A few clicks and voilà! -- suddenly it was just as I remembered from my own childhood -- except you could take all day long to formulate one word and nobody minded.

12 Best YouTube Channels for Kids and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

We set out to find the 10 best channels for kids on YouTube; we wound up with 12. Along the way, we learned a lot, laughed out loud, and fell in love with what YouTube -- at its best -- can bring to your kids. (We estimated age targets and recommend you watch with your kid to familiarize yourself with the content.)

Online "Sigheh"in Iran: Revolutionary or Restricting?

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

A new form of engaging in sexual relationships has sprung upon Iran's virtual scene as of late, and is being widely criticized. The significant differ...

The New Language Of Online Safety

Diana Graber | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Teaching kids the resiliency and coping skills that will help keep them safe online is not happening on a wide scale, at least not in American classrooms.

Where Are My Rape Threats?

David Trumble | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
David Trumble

The malignant only threaten those who make inroads, who carve out spaces where they can be heard and can affect change, who realize their independent and collective power and wield it, from every dark corner into every dark corner.

Can Slacktivism Lead to Activism?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Even those who are involved wonder how much of an impact they are truly making on certain social issues. Indeed, they may ask, how much of the purpose of these programs is simply to make people feel good that they are helping?

Here's How To Get Even More Out Of Netflix

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

If you thought "Gilmore Girls" was the only thing awesome thing coming to Netflix this month, prepare to be left speechless. Lifehacker has just un...

Owning Up to Online Dating

Stephen Mariani | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Stephen Mariani

When I first explained how we met to friends and family, I felt as if I needed to justify it. I'd say something like, "Well, my roommate tried it out and it seemed to work for him."

OMG! God Is Everywhere -- Even on the World Wide Web!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

God has been stalking me. On the Internet. Now mind you, I think it could possibly be a God Fraud, (He spells his name Godd) but I still find it enormously flattering and will NOT get a restraining order.

13 Rules for Deciding What Number to Use in the Title of Your Online Article

Siobhan Adcock | Posted 10.17.2014 | Comedy
Siobhan Adcock

Despite being reasonably informed and clickbait-proof consumers of digital media, smart people have clicked on all of these links.

Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?

Diana Graber | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

There is still one realm where we are ahead of our kids, and that's in "life skills," which are sorely needed--believe it or not--in digital spaces. These life skills include things like kindness, respect, and thoughtfulness, and they're considered skills because in the old days, we actually learned them by observing the behavior of the adults around us.

Online Foreplay and Bringing Sexy Back

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Brandon Andrew Robinson

Online foreplay is a conversation that allows individuals to mutually share their fantasies and sexual wants. Users can erotically turn each other on while trying to express their desires and sexual practices. This online foreplay becomes a way to negotiate one's sex life.

10 Hotel Booking Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Booking a hotel seems pretty straightforward, right? From booking on the wrong sites to forgetting to check some vital information, these mistakes could easily make or break your trip.

Matt Potter Talks Pure Slush

Loren Kleinman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Matt Potter is an Australian-born writer who keeps a part of his psyche in Berlin. Matt has been published in various places online, and he is, rather amazingly, also the founding editor of Pure Slush.

On Seeing Online: Archive and Artifice

Annie Buckley | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Annie Buckley

In the midst of ever-expanding technical capacities for artifice, it is surprising -- and gratifying -- how much of online art is still, in many respects, genuine.

Correcting the Record

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 09.07.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

The world is revolving more and more around search results. Google, Bing, Yahoo -- all return slightly different results for any search (so don't neglect to check all of them). What really matters is that you are presented prominently and at your best.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

The Mobile Boom Is Here: Deliver the Best Experience, No Matter the Device

Jim Yu | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

With mobile set to become the dominant conduit for online traffic in the next few years, it's time for all marketers to get seriously strategic when it comes to configuring mobile sites.

Here Are 80 Reasons To Be Mad At Netflix Right Now

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment

When Rocky said, "Cut me, Mick," he probably didn't mean like this. To welcome in July, Netflix is cutting around 80 movies from its catalogue, and...

A MOOC By Any Other Name

John M. Eger | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

MOOCS are forcing us to think about online education, which is already here and here to stay. Call them MOOCS, called them distant learning initiatives, call them blended learning courses... the revolution has begun.