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Good Lovin' on My Birthday- My Message to You!

Larry Dvoskin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Larry Dvoskin

On Facebook and other social media platforms everyone appears to be a success. We show our best face, best version of ourselves. I am viewed by some a...

3 Encouraging Facts About Failure

Tor Constantino | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Tor Constantino

It's something everyone of us experiences. It's often unexpected and can sometimes be devastating.

Cargo Pants, Who Invented the Computer and Other Noteworthy Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Cargo pants can be hazardous to your life. Once the go-to pants for men who don't carry purses -- cargo pants are a problem for a growing segment of boomers and geezers.

5 Reasons Why Women Should Nap

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 05.16.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Winston Churchill, Lyndon B. Johnson, Napoleon Bonaparte, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Edison, Stonewall Jackson, Ronald Reagan and Salvador Dali were napp...

Are You Willing to Fail Your Way to Success?

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 05.10.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

Theodore Roosevelt once said, "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

Waking Up to the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age

Mark Matousek | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Clark Strand has been studying the world's spiritual traditions for more than thirty years. A former senior editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, ...

The Relationship Between Rocket Science and Human Resource Management

Brian Cheung | Posted 03.06.2016 | Science
Brian Cheung

It's too early to tell but if Bezos and Musk can prove themselves to be the great creators of our generation, these undeniably demanding work environments will be validated as its own innovation, one independent of the ingenuity that gave us online shopping, electric cars and rockets to outer space.

#IdeasDay Was Our Great Idea, Celebrate by Sharing Yours!

Chicago Ideas | Posted 02.11.2016 | Chicago
Chicago Ideas

Three years ago, Chicago Ideas had epiphany. With holidays for saints, parents, pizza and meteorologically-gifted groundhogs, somehow no one had dedic...

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab: Stealth Learning at Its Best

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.28.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab is an all-new animated comedy series from Genius International starring the greatest inventor of all time and a madcap cast...

A New Year's Look at My Meditation Failure

Geri Spieler | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

I wanted to start this New Year with a solid success of becoming an accomplished and consistent participant at Mindfulness Meditation. I tried, I really did. But Mindfulness Meditation just didn't stick with me. I was very good during the eight weeks of class. After the class was over I scheduled meditation time for a few weeks after. Finally, I let it slide altogether.

Edison's Christmas Lights: The Spirit of Innovation Shines On

Larry Bock | Posted 12.10.2015 | Science
Larry Bock

The magic and wonder of science and technology are never far from us, including at this festive time of year. For example, the next time you are bedaz...

10 Ways To Live Life With No Regrets

Grace Bluerock | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

This impactful experience became a huge motivator for me to start living as if any day could be my last. We never know how long we will live, so we must make conscious choices each day to live fully and make the most out of each experience we have. Here are ten ways to start living life with no regrets.

Becoming Human

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.30.2015 | Religion
Yara Zgheib

There was once a man who lived in Dadri, an Indian town in Northwest Uttar Pradesh. Most people in Dadri are Hindu, but Mohammad Akhlaq was Muslim. One night, after he had gone to bed, one hundred men stormed his house, dragged him into the street, and stoned him to death.

Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

Motivating Wisdom From Will Smith. Read the Actor's Inspiring Quotes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Last week, Will Smith turned 47. The actor, who has said, "I have a great time with my life and I wanna share it," seems wise beyond his years. Just read what he has imparted during his lifetime.

Imagination: Unlimited and Unfolding...

Debbie Davis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Davis

When we stretch our imagination to think about where we are today, and where we may go: Then, and only then, do we begin to realize our true potential...

Parkinson's vs. The California Stem Cell Agency: Disease-a-week Challenge #18

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

PD afflicts millions of people around the world, an enormous burden to families and nations. We need to try many ways until we can find the cause, and implement the cure.

Steve Jobs Unmasked ... Finally

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Now that we all know the real story, shouldn't we immediately shift all our fawning, adulation and slobbering over to Wozniak? Seems the right thing to do.

Why New Jersey Is the Most Hated State

Jennifer Legra | Posted 08.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jennifer Legra

Apparently, we bang out a lot of tough people here. I guess tough worked for us then, but maybe, New Jersey, you could tone down your tough guy crap now that it isn't needed.

LISTEN: Thomas Edison's Talking Dolls Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.12.2015 | Weird News

Long before the masters of horror were using dolls in movies to scare the bejesus out of us, Thomas Edison unwittingly created one of the first -- and...

Seven Surprising Simple Steps to Success From an Oxford Graduate

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
Mehdi Toozhy

Every day we hear about ways to become happier or stress-free. This person says try yoga, that person says meditate. However, as an Oxford graduate, I've learned there are simple steps to finding success in life.

Film Is Not Dead, Apparently

Sheril Antonio | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

For some time now, we've been led to believe that the word film, as it relates to the material initially used to capture moving images, was no longer a factual term.

The Existential Crisis of the Half-Awake State

Amanda Glassman | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Amanda Glassman

It's 3 a.m., and my mind is moving at hyperspeed. Plagued by the same thoughts, at this same inconvenient time: Where is my life going? Am I using these precious seconds, minutes, days right? How am I giving back to the world? AM. I. ADEQUATE?

7 Important Rules to Keep Your Dream Alive

Sean Kim | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean Kim

The difference between those that persevere and those that quit, is that successful people are mentally prepared for what it takes to cross the success line. In other words, they embrace the worst that will inevitably come their way and have the resiliency to continue.

Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right

Forbes | George Satell | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

Alexandre Dumas is thought to be the first person who said, “nothing succeeds like success.” Yet hard to know who really said it first. It’s on...