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Why Campus Technology Was Better in the 1970s

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.05.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

Sophomore slump. Even the phrase sounds wet and flat. It won't stop raining and sleeting and snowing. Your dorm smells like mold. And unlike just a ...

Trump Supporters: Putting The "Twit" in Twitter

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.24.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Americans don't use the word "twit" as much as the English do, which is too bad. Twits are brainless people and they're all over the Internet, wasti...

Trump, John Dewey And Other Noteworthy Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Memo to Donald Trump: To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming. 18th Century proverb ...

How to Write a Blog That People Will Actually Read

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Media

This is an opportunity for you. Every day, you have experiences. You encounter problems and challenges. You buy products to help you with those problems and challenges. These are all things you can write about.

Why Do We Keep Reading Parenting Advice?

Kate Bryant | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Kate Bryant

Let's stop complaining then and just use our heads shall we? Are there too many pieces telling you how to be a better parent? Maybe. Are there too many studies telling us what's healthy and what's not? Maybe.

Broccoli City Fest 2016: 26 Shots That Will Make You Want To Relive All The Vibes

Choyce Miller | Posted 05.12.2016 | Black Voices
Choyce Miller

Credit: @Mark.C As we all await Broccoli City Fest 2017, it's only right that we visually relive some epic moments from this year's eco-friendly musi...

Editor at The New Yorker Reveals How the Internet Has Changed the English Language

Quora | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Three Major Ways E-Commerce Will Change in the Next Five Years

Quora | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology

How will e-commerce change in the next 5 years? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered b...

Bridging America's Divide - From the Printing Press to the Internet

Living Room Conversations | Posted 04.29.2016 | Technology
Living Room Conversations

by John Gable The Internet is having the greatest, positive transformative effect on our society since the printing press. And just like the printing...

The Next Sexual Revolution: Why Today's Queer Teens Give Me Hope for the Future

Emily Pothast | Posted 03.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Emily Pothast

The implications of a generation of kids who feel empowered to explore their own identities and desires with openness and self-acceptance rather than repression and self-loathing are nothing short of revolutionary.

America's Year of Thinking Dangerously

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Llewellyn King

The desire for change has moved from a slight wish to a hard desire for a new alignment. It is everywhere, from what we eat to how we feel about the climate. But we do not agree on this new alignment, hence the huge gulf between Sanders followers and Trump adherents.

7 Reasons Why I Keep My Home WiFi-Free

Carmella Guiol | Posted 01.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Carmella Guiol

The Internet is a great tool, but it is also a risky one. We have all fallen victim to the Internet's black hole effect, reemerging hours later to wonder where the day went. We pay in time and peace of mind what we get in "convenience." These are a few reasons why I keep wifi out of my home.

The Internet Is Killing Religion The Same Way It Is Killing Science

Paul Wallace | Posted 01.07.2017 | Religion
Paul Wallace

Not everyone can be a Simone Weil or an Isaac Newton. But we all have capacities for meditation and attention, and the Internet is antagonistic to their development. It is not a neutral medium. I think this is pretty obvious.

Facebook vs. ISIS

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Despite being admired for his astonishing achievements in sport, one of the greatest NBA champions Michael Jordan often had to deal with failure.

Woman Boycotts Internet In Cyber Monday Protest

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 11.30.2016 | Comedy
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

This Cyber Monday, instead of hunting for discounted Uggs inside a computer screen, we invite you to join Diane's cause and say "F the Internet." Go outside, meet a friend for racquetball, visit your grandmother at her old folks home or, if she's dead, make that trek out to the cemetery.

In Our Wi-Fi World, The Internet Still Depends On Undersea Cables

The Conversation US | Posted 11.03.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

The biggest problem with cable systems is not technological -- it's human. Because they run underground, underwater and between telephone poles, cable systems populate the same spaces we do. As a result, we accidentally break them all the time.

The Novel?

Terence Clarke | Posted 10.15.2016 | Books
Terence Clarke

In the September 24, 2015 issue of the New York Review of Books, Jed Perl writes about the current state of an art form that has been declared dead or dying many times. That would be painting.

The Internet of Humanity [IoH]

Billie Carn | Posted 09.23.2016 | Technology
Billie Carn

How is the Internet impacting the human being? Ever since the beginning of technology humans have expanded new forms of connection.

ONE Musicfest Breaks The Internet

Timothy Tukes | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

Over ten thousand #OMF2015 photos were shared last week to celebrate the 6th annual ONE Musicfest. The daylong music festival featured performances by headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wale, Janelle Monae & Wondaland, A$AP Rocky, The Roots, Raekwon, Ghostface, and The Internet.

Is Donald Trump Reading Your Blog?

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've never crossed paths with Donald Trump, but his type is very familiar to me because I grew up in Manhattan. I think of him as a New York Blowhard...

How to Affix a Decal (and Other Daily Lessons)

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.17.2016 | Fifty
Melinda Blau

Was life always filled with so many details, so much minutiae? I'm tempted to blame this on the Internet.

Time for the White House to Upload the Internet Regs

Mark Riccobono | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Mark Riccobono

All blind people know the frustration that we routinely experience in encountering inaccessible electronic and information technology, especially websites, apps, and other internet-based services. At best, these barriers are merely annoying -- at worst they can lead to unemployment.

Inner-City Arts Empowers Underserved Kids In Los Angeles To Discover Purpose Through Expression

Julian Mitchell | Posted 08.03.2016 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

There is one trailblazing organization committed to not only keeping art as a focal point in schools, but more importantly dedicated to shifting the way society respects, understands and appreciates art as a world-changing tool: Inner-City Arts.

Why You Hate the Internet

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 07.15.2016 | Comedy
Sajeel Qureshi

Admit it. You love the Internet, but you hate what it does to you. Kind of like the other addictions we have in our lives -- Coffee, alcohol, Colombo reruns, etc. Unlike those things, the Internet has a way of sucking you in and keeping you hung upside down in its web.

How We Connect: Mobile Is Shifting The Internet Dynamic

Kathy Brown | Posted 07.08.2016 | Technology
Kathy Brown

If the next billion are coming online as a result of mobile, then it is incumbent upon us to make sure that the technology does not limit them in any way.