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In LA, Communities in Need Get Their 15 Minutes of Fame

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Mackenzie Long

Musicians from East Los Angeles have a long tradition of using their talents to draw attention to complex social and political issues.

Is Sharing Really Caring?

Avital Schreiber Levy | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Avital Schreiber Levy

When we really drill down into what sharing is and what it isn't and what it means to share, we might find ourselves misaligned, misinformed or simply mistaken. So here are seven thoughts to provoke your stance on sharing and whether or not sharing truly equals caring.

Focusing Corporate Sustainability Ratings on What Matters

Jean Rogers | Posted 04.28.2015 | Money
Jean Rogers

Investors need strong signals on sustainability performance--signals that cut through the noise. Toward this end, corporate sustainability ratings must focus on what really matters, not just quantity of corporate ESG disclosure, but quality and materiality.

Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

Excellent schools make sure their students have access to the world's most advanced knowledge, they strengthen key skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. But their main differentiator is that they also develop mindfulness, curiosity, courage, resilience and leadership.

Social Salsa

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

What are some of the traits of people who have a healthy level of self-awareness, 'get' others and dance into our hearts?

20 Reasons Why I Don't Like Your Instagram Post

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.05.2015 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

14. I don't like it because we slept together a few weeks back. Better to lay low for now. 15. I don't like it because I liked your last 3 posts and now I've got to play hard to get.

The Delusional Comfort of Dating Apps

Ben Kosinski | Posted 03.15.2015 | Technology
Ben Kosinski

We're tip toeing the line between the conveniences of technology with the disillusions of technology. We're in a rush to be in a rush. We're always missing out on something. Technology has brought everything to our finger tips, and we only have 10 of them.

2015 - The Year of the Message App for Consumers and Business

Beverly Macy | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Beverly Macy

Something has been missing. The ability to communicate one-to-one privately has been lost in the world of social applications. Many-to-many has a place and is relevant much of the time.

Lies Lies Lies

Mimi Raad | Posted 01.13.2015 | Style
Mimi Raad

My day-long experiment in truth telling, failed. It made me and the people around me miserable. Masking the tough truth with kind words and finding a nicer way to say unpleasant things is much easier to say and accept.

Helping Your Small Business Go Social

Lauren Vaccarello | Posted 12.29.2014 | Small Business
Lauren Vaccarello

There's so much more potential we can tap into, so much more that social can do, across virtually every aspect of our businesses. That's as true for small companies as it is for large enterprises.

The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

Bob Rosen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Bob Rosen

Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and sustainable.

The Future of Media

Ted Rubin | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

In 1997 when I joined Seth Godin at Yoyodyne, people were calling the internet new media. But there was nothing really new. It was simply traditional media in a new wrapper -- noting new at all.

The Keys to Attracting More Customers on Twitter ~ via @OPENForum

Ted Rubin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

Seeking a real return on your social media relationships? Prove your business is customer obsessed by employing the Twitter strategies of companies that "get it."

Watching the iWatch and the Battle for the Smart Home

Beverly Macy | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Big news yesterday as Apple shows the world how it's done. The results? A (free) U2 album on iTunes; a larger screen; paving the way for mobile payments; and, of course, the long-awaited iWatch.

Is Emotional Openness the Key to Healthy Relationships?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the higher bar, you don't waste time with people with whom you will never have a meaningful relationship. The risk is that you may lose out on what might have turned out to be a great friend or even the person you marry.

Punk Rock Summer Nationals Tour with The Offspring

Lindsey Best | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the best selling independent album of all time: the 1994 album Smash by The Offspring. Saturday night in San Diego, CA, The Offspring headlined the Sleep Train Amphitheater on their Punk Rock Summer Nationals tour.

Managers Can Motivate Employees With One Word

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The word "together" is a powerful social cue to the brain. In and of itself, it seems to serve as a kind of relatedness reward, signaling that you belong, that you are connected, and that there are people you can trust working with you toward the same goal.

How to Find the ROI in Social

Ted Rubin | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

In the world of coordinated creation of social media stories, there's typically two kinds of success, or ROI, on social campaigns -- Cost Mitigation and Sales Increase.

Meet the Top 30 Most Influential Photographers on the Web

Mark Fidelman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Mark Fidelman

Making one's mark online as a photographer takes a lot more than photographic genius, it also requires a keen social presence and the ability to connect with varied audiences. These visual superstars must master the art of social followings.

4 Things to Think About When You Setup Apps for Kids

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Having a choice of a million apps is a good thing. But many app developers may not have considered the seriousness or risk of a data breach. When it comes to your kids, shouldn't you?

Paternal Bias

Hunter Gehlbach | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Hunter Gehlbach

I remain convinced that the world would be a better place if we were less confident filling-in-the-blanks, fell prey to naïve realism less, and exercised more humility in judging others. If I can teach my own children this lesson while providing them the extravagant support I got from my own father, it would bring me untold ha-ppiness.

Reducing Poverty to Generate Wealth

Jair Meneguelli | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Jair Meneguelli

Evidence shows that poverty reduction and education programs generate economic and social wealth. Within this new paradigm, Brazilian government will continue to invest in evidence-based solutions for social/economic development and change.

7 Reasons to Have a Savings Account for Social Gatherings

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

If you are not financially prepared, social engagements can leave your finances strained. When you plan and set aside funds for social engagements, you won't have to dip into your emergency fund, your day to day spending account or max out credit cards.

The New Monetary Standard

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Aurelia Condrat

Without any doubt in this moment we can not talk about the dollar but about the "energo dollar" or "petrodollar," currencies that are not within reach of the common people which ultimately bring prosperity.

Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Himanshu Sareen

Corporate communication is ripe for disruption. Thanks in part to social networking and the abundance of new messaging apps, people are expecting more when it comes to communicating with colleagues, friends, and families.