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An Open Letter to the Media and to Global Parents

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Molly Alexander Darden

With all the conflicts going on these days, of course it's natural for journalists to cover every gory aspect of them. I get that. The thing is, that you're repeating the same old story of blame and accusation.

Want to Know What Mark Cuban Is Investing in Next? Personalized Medicine (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Shira Lazar

Entrepreneur and Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban visited the What's Trending Live set on the tenth anniversary of HDNet, his television network, to look back on the company and talk about the choices he's made.

Will.i.am: "There Should Be Science Programs in Every School"

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Seven-time Grammy award winner Will.i.am believes in the importance of science in America. He thinks it's time that our schools start focusing on the basic building block of technology.

Why Republicans Can't Say Yes to Obama

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

So it's not about the deficit after all.

Mugglenet Founder: Harry Potter Is a "Gateway Drug for Reading"

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Emerson Spartz, the creator of Mugglenet -- the most popular Harry Potter fansite around -- joined my show, What's Trending, this week to discuss the end of the Harry Potter era and what the future holds for Potter fans around the world.

Incubus Innovates Album Release With Digital Headquarters

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

I recently caught up with Incubus to discuss their new album and how they're using a mix of online tools to bring their creativity and engagement with fans to another level.

Weird Al Yankovic: "Twitter and YouTube Basically Saved My Album"

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.01.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

This week, I spoke to "Weird Al" Yankovic, who made waves this week with his Lady Gaga spoof, "Perform This Way." The single is off of his long-delayed album, Alpocolypse.

Algorithms and the Filter Bubble Ruining Your Online Experience?

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology
Shira Lazar

The bubble keeps things that you have indicated interest in through clicking links, viewing friends, putting movies in your queue, reading news stories, etc. in the forefront of search results and advertising.

Is It Okay to Say Gay? Devon Hicks Protests Tennessee Bill

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Shira Lazar

Seventeen-year old gay rights advocate Devon Hicks spoke out against Tennessee's "Don't Say Gay" bill. The bill would effectively ban talk about homosexuality in middle and elementary schools.

WATCH: Go Green Solar Wants to Be Your Online Environmental Friend

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

This week on "What's Trending," we're introducing Deep Patel of GoGreenSolar.com. The company is trying to become the top online destination for solar panels, wind turbines and other green technology.

I'd Call Bob Schieffer's Book Party A Hoe-Down, But I'm Worried The McCain Campaign Will Accuse Me Of Being Sexist

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last Friday night, CBS "Face The Nation" host and former "CBS Evening News" anchor Bob Schieffer celebrated the release of his new book, Bob Schieffer...