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The Year of Data Walls and Cloud Battles

Bob Muglia | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology
Bob Muglia

What might be in store this year? From data walls to Spark divorcing Hadoop, this year looks to be another groundbreaking year in technology.

Barber Gives Free Cuts To Kids Who Read Aloud In His Chair, And It’s Shear Genius

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News

An Iowa barber has developed a creative way to get kids reading.  Courtney Holmes, a barber in Dubuque, offered free haircuts to kids who re...

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

The Epiphany In All of Us

Mary Alice Peoples | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Alice Peoples

Yet every day, I awake and joy waits. I am alive! Here is another day, to dance and party with the universe. I don't feel it as tangibly every day as I would like, but it's always there.

One More Thing This Plus-Size Model Gets Absolutely Right

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women

It's not often that you hear a woman admit that she is perfectly happy with her body, and it's increasingly rare among young girls. But surely there w...

How Romance Movies Ruined My Love Life

Al DeLuise | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I'm not sure how many would be relationships I passed up because of my undying allegiance to this indefinable ghost that has defined my life.

'Watch Us!': Teen Girls Taking on the World and Making an Impact

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

A Q&A with SPARK teen activists Julia Bluhm (15) and Izzy Labbe (14) who took on Seventeen magazine over photoshopping model's images and secured a commitment from the magazine to stop.

WATCH: Big News For Burning Man

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.27.2013 | San Francisco

With 60,000 tickets that often sell out in under two hours, the allure of Burning Man is indisputable. But as anyone who follows the festival know...

Feminism with Love: Filming with Nickelodeon

Eva Shang | Posted 02.04.2013 | Teen
Eva Shang

Feminism today is about equal rights for women, and equal rights for all. I'm proud to be a feminist. I'm prouder to be one on TV. You can watch our show for Women's History Month in March.

Saving Higher Education

Dr. L. Randolph Lowry | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Dr. L. Randolph Lowry

Universities must be proactive to stay on top of the waves of changes facing them and work daily to create not only excellent institutions but those that are cost-competitive and relevant to the needs of students today... and tomorrow.

SPARKing Change: Not Just One Girl At a Time

Deborah L. Tolman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Deborah L. Tolman

The real story -- the disruptive story -- about women and girls joining together to demand a better, safer, more joyful world is being lived, and it needs also to be told.

How to Use Sexualized Halloween Costumes to Discuss the Power of Mothers and Daughters

Joyce McFadden | Posted 12.10.2011 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

When my daughter was twelve, I asked her what she and her girlfriends were going to be for Halloween. She casually mentioned that one of the girls in her class was going to be a prostitute, and one of the boys would be going as her pimp.

Handle With Care: Nonprofit Fills Gaps In Miss. Early Education

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

“On your mark, get set, ready, go!”In the language of childhood, these words are an exciting invitation -- and a signal that it’s ti...

Top 11 Books for Brain Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

We've compiled the 10 Most Popular Brain Fitness & Cognitive Health Books, based on book purchases by SharpBrains' readers during 2008.

Philanthropy Is A Lifestyle Choice

DivineCaroline.com | Kathleen J. King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Spark, a young nonprofit, is changing the notion of philanthropy. For its members, philanthropy is a lifestyle choice--one that engages them on many l...