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International Design Week Down Under

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

by Carlos Andrade During the first week of April, designers from across the world migrated to Melbourne, Australia, to share ideas, practices and dr...

A Call for Meaningful Innovation and the Frontiers of Open Source

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Co-authored by Mitch Altman, co-founder of Noisebridge, and Sébastien Bourdeauducq, chairman of EHSM. "Hacking" has become part of the mainstream le...

Bryan K. Williams: The Master of Five-Star Service

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

I had an opportunity to attend Dr. Williams' vibrant presentation on Five-Star service delivery at the International Spa Association's (ISPA) Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

An Academic Reflects on the Stream Experience

Joseph Lampel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Lampel

The more conferences proliferate the more they seem to resemble each other. Their planning, programming, and structure all point in the same direction: Make it efficient, avoid surprises, and ensure that all goes smoothly. But Stream has a different philosophy.

The Subtle Science of Sex in Consumerism and Everyday Life

Troy Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Troy Campbell

I don't like the idea that my mind and body are driven by such basic needs. I don't like the idea that businesses can use sex to sell to me or even change my mental state. But it's important for us to look at the truth of human nature, even if it's uncomfortable.

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Seeks Conference Committee As Government Shuts Down | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans gave up trying to keep the government open as the clock ticked to midnight Monday, opting instead to try to appoint a ...

My Journey to Hazelden: 50 Days That Changed Everything

Tommy Rosen | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

When I arrived in rehab, I was acutely aware that all my thoughts, words and actions up to that point in my life had led me to this place. This was the result of the sum total of all my activities. What I could not realize was that I had hit the jackpot. My authentic self was awakening.

From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

How to Use Your Next Conference to Go from Twitter Newbie to Twitter Networker

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.17.2013 | Technology
Kristin Maschka

Sure, you have been meaning to start using Twitter but just haven't gotten around to it. Maybe your kids are using it, maybe your company is using it,...

Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Tahmina Akhter Sadia started working in a Bangladesh garment factory at just 11 years of age. She didn't want to go to work the morning of April 24, 2...

Contraception and Gamified Advocacy

Jill Sheffield | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

With gamified activism, the user journey begins with incentives, but ends by creating and demonstrating demand for social change -- in this case, for increased information and access to family planning.

NAACP Embraces Emerging Leaders at Ninth Annual Conference

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Historically black organizations are oft criticized for their lack of succession planning. In short, when the torch is passed in the black community i...

Big Data: The Big Questions, The Actionable Answers

Jack R. Miles | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Jack R. Miles

How do we manage numerous data streams? How do we maximize their value to a business?

Building Trust and Compassion in Banking Through Transparency and Social Capital

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Project Compassion Stanford

Trust can be restored to banking, when transparency exists to show that the bank and its customers, employees and stakeholders quantifiably improve safety for all, and function holistically as exchanges for capital in all its forms.

Cure for Environmental Fatigue: A Conference on Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Michaela Haas

Here's a lesson for those trying to address the environmental ills of the world: put a strong dose of solutions in your wake up call or you may end up tiring people out.

The TED of All Things

Michael K. Powell | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Michael K. Powell

Our generation may have invented the Internet, but we're merely stewards of its possibilities. Until a generation that knows no different takes the reigns and shows us the true power of what we've created, its full potential will be unknown.

SXSW: Twitter Divides Conference Audiences Into Three Groups

Karl Gude | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Karl Gude

I was on a 'visual storytelling' panel at last year's conference and, although 600+ people attended the session, only about 1/3 of them were actually "listening" to us! Blame Twitter.

Another Reminder of Why Changes in Medical Marijuana Policy Can't Wait

Steph Sherer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Earlier this week, while more than 200 citizen lobbyists were meeting face-to-face with their Congressional legislators in Washington, D.C. to change federal policy on medical cannabis, a series of events occurred in Florida, making that state the next political battleground on this issue.

You Have Cancer; Go to Congress -- The Battle for Safe Access to Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Most Americans see the battle of medical cannabis from a distance as a ping-pong game of excuses from the federal government to deny patients access to cannabis for therapeutic use. But for millions of Americans, issues surrounding medical cannabis affect their daily lives.

Science of Compassion: Business & Compassion Part 2

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Science
James R. Doty, M.D.

By increasing the tone of the parasympathetic nervous system and decreasing the tone of the sympathetic nervous system, we are brought into true balance. This is done through compassion.

LIFT103: Geneva

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 04.15.2013 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

Please do the Twitter version of your talk! Make unpleasant design! What do women want? Remote-control vibrators without hacks! Arduino do-it-yourself...

Boston's LearnLaunch Hosts Distinguished Ed Tech Meet Up

Tanyella Evans | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Tanyella Evans

Even though the conference is over, LearnLaunch continues to be basecamp for the ed tech community in Boston. If you want to join in the buzz, check out the regularly updated discussions on their LinkedIn group.

5 Ways To Make Infertility Treatment Less Stressful

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
MeiMei Fox

Isn't it ironic that as we age, for many women, getting pregnant transforms from being our greatest fear into our most burning desire? Having a baby seems like the easiest thing in the world... Until you really, really want it and find that you can't.

The Power of Nodding Heads

Kerry H. McManama | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Kerry H. McManama

Perhaps it was that unspoken solidarity, or the sentiment shared among thousands of heads that nodded when today's speakers recalled the challenges along their paths, or the not-so-great decisions they made that eventually brought them here today, that were the most meaningful statements of all.

Guide to Personal Brand Management

Clare Munn | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Clare Munn

One of my biggest concerns today is that people are forgetting that what they say, type and Tweet can be spread around the globe in a matter of seconds.