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A Girl's Guide to Surviving Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Zoe Radner, Vanderbilt University A smart girl's tips for traveling abroad While traveling abroad may be an equally ent...

Knowing and Being Known Is Worth the Vulnerability and Awkwardness

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Kathleen Shumate

Seeking other-centered conversation frees us to love others. If I am intent on truly knowing the other person, I am not worried about their reception of me. Self-forgetfulness gives me the courage to persevere even when I feel out of place; even if it feels awkward, it's an offering of love. And love can never be a waste.

What You Should Know About the Internet and the Law

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Any law is enforceable only with cooperation from all parties involved - the legislature, executive, judiciary, and most importantly the public. Legal systems that oversee the Internet are geographically restricted.

8 Pathetic Excuses I Made For Not Anchoring My Baby's Dresser Before it Fell on Her

Liz Kozak | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Liz Kozak

In the wake of reports that two children died after IKEA dressers tipped over and fell on them, every single parent who has a child needs a reminder that an accident like this could happen to their kid. I know, because it happened to mine.

What Do You Know About Cloud Safety?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

It seems like everyone is using the cloud these days. Whether they're storing their personal files and photos to share them with friends and family, or they're taking advantage of the amount of space readily available for businesses critical data, there is one common concern across the board: how safe is the cloud?

No Lifeguards

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

No lifeguard on duty

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool.  Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for child...

The Process of Learning: The Elusive Key to Academic Success

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Digital or not, learning necessitates development of awareness among students about the process of learning. Such developments require cooperative efforts among teachers, educators, and computer scientists to conceptualize and use technology in an efficient manner.

Are You Using Liquid Laundry Packets?

Kate Carr | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kate Carr

Safe Kids is working with the Tide and Gain Up, Up, and Away Laundry Safety Program to raise awareness about a real concern for parents. Since 2012, more than 33,000 calls have been placed to the Poison Help line about liquid laundry packets. That's about 30 calls a day and it caught our attention.

Women in Business Q&A: Kelley Spoljaric, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, ComfortCam

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kelley Spoljaric is Co-Founder and CMO of ComfortCam, a company that makes and sells a Wifi enabled camera and app that safely and securely allows you...

The Future Today: Self-Driving Cars

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Driving a car as we know today could be obsolete in the next 20 years. Presently, manually operating a gasoline engine powered automobile is an integral part of life in North America. Whether you live in a smaller city, or a larger city, such as Los Angeles, without good public transportation, one is expected to drive.

Expecting Empathy On the Internet

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The anonymity offered by the Internet allows people to exhibit personality traits that cannot be exhibited in real life. The emotional detachment of the screen makes interactions less real, allowing less censorship. But is there a direct connection between the loss of empathy and Internet use, or is it merely mass hysteria?

Things to Think About During the Internet Safety Month

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

The U.S. Congress, supported by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), has designated June as National Internet Safety Month. As we near the end of the month, what are the lessons we have learned about cyber safety so far?

Ouch! 9 of the Least Safe Hospitals in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.23.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If you want to make sure you get the best quality care from hospitals in your area, Consumer Reports' 2015 rankings of the safest hospitals in Illinois is a good place to start your research.

Life in the Fast Lane Requires Mindfulness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we are mindfully present in the moment we'll notice that our conscious mind is fully engaged with what our body is doing and, as a result, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a deep sense of inner peace.

Another War Photographer's Death Is a Reminder of the Importance of First Aid Training for Journalists

Lily Hindy | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Lily Hindy

In the summer of 2011, just a few months after photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya, Sebastian Junger hired me to help him start a nonprofit medical training program for independent journalists working in war zones.

Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.

Does Gender Matter on Social Media?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology
Suren Ramasubbu

Social Networking holds potential to boost the economic, political and social empowerment of women, and the promotion of gender equality. But such boost is possible only with awareness of risks and benefits of the medium.

Summertime Social Media and Periscope Safety Tips for Parents

Katie Lance | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Katie Lance

Make sure to have conversations with your caregivers this summer. Let them know your rules about social media, photos and videos of your kids. If your kids are old enough to babysit this summer, make sure you have these conversations with them too so they understand the ramifications of the responsibility they have when they are watching someone else's children.

Encryption: An Important Protection For Content And Communications

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media
The Next Ten Challenge

This advice was tweeted by Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization committed to the defense of privacy and Internet freedom. She meant everybody should use this tool to protect all of their online communications.

Stop the Fast Track! Refuse to Sign the TPP!

Jackie DeHon | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Jackie DeHon

Anything that affects us so profoundly must be made public and allowed time for debate and changes. I fear for our democracy. I fear for our economy. It's clear that the only people who will benefit from this rotten agreement are huge corporations and those they pay to vote their way.

Parents' Top 5 Questions to Keep Kids Safe Online

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Lots of kids start playing around online during the preschool years, but many parents wait until kids are in elementary school to get them started. Whatever you choose, these guidelines will give you and your kid a good beginning.

The Recipe for a Better Life

OECD | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
OECD

Apart from providing fascinating insights, the Better Life Index is a way for policy-makers and policy-shapers to see what citizens want and expect, and where policies to improve people's lives should be focused.

First Step to Prevent Sexual Abuse: Redefine "Safety" to Include Women and Girls

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

During a recent meeting of a women's savings group in Manyatta, the largest slum in Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu, after the week's business had been conducted, the conversation turned to the women's daughters, all of whom, they said, were at risk of being or had been sexually assaulted on their way to or from school.

FIFA Corruption Scandal a Reminder That Lack of Oversight and Transparency in Youth Sports Surprisingly Common

Brooke de Lench | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Brooke de Lench

While the FIFA scandal has made national headlines, allegations of embezzlement and theft in sports organizations, large and small, are an almost every-day occurrence in cities and towns across America.