Like the waltz, their love affair was long. It flowed effortlessly at times. And, like the best love stories, it had continuous turns. The tempo of the waltz is slow and invites very powerful and dynamic movements from all dancers. Just like my grandma and grandpa.
As 2015 gets underway there is no doubt that the startup sector is succeeding outside of Silicon Valley and the northeast region of the United States. Much of this growth and entrepreneur success is coming from the country's heartland.
MHacks is one of 40 hackathons his company is participating in this year and this is one of dozens of household name tech companies in attendance. The smell of money almost masks the growing musk of young hackers crammed into this swampy auditorium.
Recently U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Danielson visited Chicago and spoke at a new tech incubator on Chicago's South Side. During Dr. Danielson's remarks, he declared Chicagoland an "emerging regional powerhouse" for clean energy.
Sure, leaf-peeping in New England, apple picking in Michigan and laughing at the rest of the country from California are all fine fall traditions that you should go ahead and try, but don't discount Chicago.
Think Silicon Valley is the only place to launch a successful tech startup? Maybe you haven't visited some of the growing cities in the so-called ...
While New England hamlets are perhaps the epitome of small towns, the Midwest has its fair share of quaint communities with a unique charm all their o...
It seems like the rising of waters, like the howling of winds, the way natural disasters transform or savage our worlds, is something that will always captivate us.
For businesses, not taking action to cut carbon pollution and address climate change is a business risk that can have serious results. According to "Risky Business," the groundbreaking new report by E2 co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, sea-level rise and coastal storms could sap $35 billion out of our economy every year.
Being sex-positive doesn't just inform our own personal relationships. It's an attitude that sexuality, in its many forms, is an innate part of who we are as humans.
After my stay in the Chicago, I traveled through a large swath of the Midwest, starting with Lafayette, home of Purdue University, a place as flat as ...
So I made a pact with myself: to live in this winter, not just through it. To play more and complain less. And to appreciate each white winter day for how peacefully alive it can make you feel if you get outside long enough to really feel it.
In what topsy-turvy world would we find large energy companies like the Ohio Valley Coal Corporation suing in the Supreme Court to ask for more stringent, complicated, and expensive environmental regulations?
In a labor market free of racial discrimination, one would expect whites and Native Americans to have somewhat similar outcomes, not starkly divergent outcomes like we see in Alaska, the Northern Plains, and the Southwest.
Why does it seem that Africans always migrate to cold-ass places? There is a huge Somali population in Minnesota, the Bronx might as well rename itself little Ghana, Ethiopians do their thing in DC and I'm from Wisconsin. Did we all just miss the memo on Miami and L.A?
"What's your major?" is one of the most commonly asked questions of college students today. It's interesting to consider that the same question asked to one of our students in the mid-19th century would have elicited a blank stare.