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Defining Our Role in Social Media

Gil Laroya | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Social Media is so ingrained into our collective lives that many of us would feel lost without it. But what is the role of a social media citizen? Just like in real life, it depends on what you do with it.

Why Being The Most Connected Is A Vanity Metric

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Michael D. Simmons

Being deeply connected and respected while having a high status in a single network feels good.

6 Ways to Make Summer Count For Your Job Search

Val Matta | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Val Matta

Summer is all about fun and relaxation, so make sure you enjoy it. But don't forget it's also a great time to build your network and possibly find your next job opportunity.

The Missed Technology of People Networks

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

In today's career-minded individual, social networks are a big part of culture. Social networks are the bridge between human interaction and technical...

Through the Winter, 5 More Things I Have Learned From Downsizing Our Lives

Julie Kantor | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kantor

I shared seven months ago (Part 1) that we downsized from a 4 bedroom home to a two bedroom apartment rental last August and the excitement, joy and ...

How You Can Build Your Network

Ko Im | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Ko Im

After countless mixers and coffee meetings, I've found it helps to have more curiosity and inner confidence than an eagerness that comes off as too obvious.

Making Connections

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

New connections are the life blood of your career that can open up new worlds of opportunity to you. If you're someone who struggles with making time for this activity, I want to share two key principles with you and then a few tips.

Coming Out About Rape and Crisis Connections

Scott Gessford | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Gessford

Last summer, two guys raped me. They chose to have their way with me during a compromised state, and it was a traumatic experience made worse by their choices not to use condoms and not to take needed HIV medication. Thus began my disconnection.

Connecting Time: Make the Time to Connect With Others

Amanda Gore | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

A deep connection to work is wonderful if it doesn't disconnect you from others. It's even better if your connection to work connects you to others and offers them an opportunity to create their own connections in turn. This is not just great business; it keeps you alive!

Why Art Galleries Are Important

Jason Landry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

The gallery model, as we know it, is flawed. Dramatic changes have affected how we view, experience and acquire art. Does anyone else see this, and if so, are you concerned with it?

5 Ways to Get Noticed for all the Right Reasons

Erica Dhawan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Erica Dhawan

Being smart about your connections with others can have a real impact on your success in the workplace. Whether you are trying to get hired, make the most of your network, or make work feel more meaningful, these steps will help you stand out of a crowd and tap into your own potential for growth.

Why Connections (Not Things) Will Change The World

Dave Evans | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Dave Evans

There are about 10 billion connected things in the world today. In the next 10 years, that number will grow to 50 billion things, increasing the intelligence and value of all of these connections exponentially -- billions of things, but trillions of connections. In other words, in the Internet of Everything, as in life, it's not what you know, it's who you know.

Learning to Connect: What Time Outs and Broken Glass Taught Me

Kristi Anderson | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristi Anderson

As an introvert, I'll always need huge amounts of alone time to recharge. But on a larger scale I'd like to think that with a lighter step, with fewer walls to hide behind, when things get confusing and complicated again (because they will) I won't need to incubate for quite so long.

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day 13

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Gathering: Connection Maybe it's an outdoor concert, a festival, a picnic, or all three. But summer is a time when people gather. They might be fr...

Beyond Online Classes: How The Internet of Everything Is Transforming Education

Dave Evans | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Dave Evans

When we talk about technology-enabled learning, most people probably think of online classes, which have had mixed results so far. But with connection speeds going up, and equipment costs going down, we can go beyond online classes to create widely accessible immersive, interactive, real-time learning experiences. Soon, time and distance will no longer limit access to an engaging, high quality education. Anywhere there is sufficient bandwidth, a student can attend lectures, ask questions, and participate in real-time discussions with other students.

Catalyzing Connection With the Love of Life

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

How is it then, that as we get older, the tendency is to mute our own spontaneous response? And, even more importantly, what can we do to cultivate reconnection with what uplifts our spirit and touches our heart? What qualities catalyzes this experience?

How High Schoolers Can Find and Benefit From a Mentor

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Yves St. Lauren and Bob Dylan have in common? All of them got to the top of their fields with the support of a mentor. Mado...

What Will We Remember About Graduation Day?

Diana Grycan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

If you are going to a graduation this year, enjoy each fleeting moment. Enjoy the tears and the laughter and the glue called love!

How to Survive the Media Zombie Apocalypse

Anthony Meindl | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

Sometimes that voice within, the inner GPS system that is there for all of us, guiding us and showing us how to create our lives (if we were but quiet enough to hear it) gets shut out because of the constant bombardment of stimuli on our phones, computers and everywhere we look.

A Meeting That Is Forever

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

How can such a thing be? How can we love another so deeply and then find that love and connection to be gone, nowhere to be found? I believe it's because the connection wasn't at the level of the soul.

21st Century Spirituality: I Am the Problem, We Are the Solution

Beth Green | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

For some of us, it may seem like a lovely idea that we are aspects of God in the process of evolution. It's an abstract idea, but an attractive one. It inspires us to think that we are part of a whole, larger than ourselves.

15 People You've Probably Known By The Time You're 50

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

People come and go in our lives, but there are those archetypal individuals who we've all met over the years. Here are 15 that most everyone has likely known.

The Risk I Absolutely Had To Take

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Mark Rubinstein

Some weeks ago, I had two exhilarating experiences. I decided to reconnect with old friends. These weren't guys I knew from let's say, 10 or 15 years ago. The friendships went very far back.

Making Connections

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I completely understand that you have a certain relational capacity and that over-investing in meeting new people is not a good use of time. However, new connections are the life blood of your career that can open up new worlds of opportunity to you.

A 'Eureka' Moment: Mexico in New York

John F. Schwaller | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
John F. Schwaller

One of the curiosities of upstate New York is that the landscape is littered with towns and villages named after more famous counterparts in other parts of the world.