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Connectivity

Breaking Through the Plexiglass for a Real Connection

Shani Harmon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Shani Harmon

If you recognize human connection as a success strategy for managing stress in challenging environments, you're much more likely to value it and seek it out - even in a virtual environment.

Wifi Connected But No Connection

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Technology may offer us the hardware and the software to connect. But then, real connection, it seems to me, will only happen if we use our heart-ware. So how connected are you?

No One Should Live Outside the Web of Connectivity

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

Various agencies designed to deal with such emergencies were already being stretched before Ebola struck. Equally frustrating is the fact that this crisis graphically demonstrates how the lack of reliable communication today is a matter of life and death, but communication infrastructure lags behind human need.

The Power of Two

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

You help others change their inner voice from "I can't do this" to "If they can do it... so can I!"  Connecting with others will "light the fire" in you, as Louisa May Alcott said, and just like fire, it will start to spread. 

Suicide and Son -- Forgiveness

Doug Levitt | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Levitt

I knew I could never make any sense of this depthless horror. But now I can say, 25 years on, that I'm able to understand a bit better what it was that killed my dad, the path his death propelled me down, and the healing that would happen in the most unlikely of ways.

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Danielle Posa | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.

How Talking To Strangers Can Transform Your Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

We have all heard the warning from our parents time and time again: Don't speak to strangers. As we grow older, avoiding strangers becomes less of a s...

Tending to Your Classroom Garden

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

As an educator, my outdoor experience gives me much time to reflect about our true passion, engaging and inspiring children. To that end, different aspects of the gardening experience conjure up key aspects of child growth and development.

External Battery Chargers

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

There is NOTHING worse than running out of battery when you are traveling. Whether it is your phone, your tablet or your computer, these puppies mak...

What a Map of a Mouse Brain Has to Do With Your Kids

Lydia Denworth | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Lydia Denworth

There are limits to connectivity maps. As one scientist put it, so far they give information only on the level of interstate highways and major cities; smaller towns and roads are not yet on the map. Other scientists wonder which should come first -- the maps or the specific questions we hope to answer with them.

Stray Cats and Dogs in Peru

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Kevin F. Adler

For the animals in Mancora, the situation is abysmal:Hungry dogs roam the street, half limping as they go because they were hit by a moto taxi; emaciated cats, always seemingly pregnant, search for anything to eat. This is the daily scene in the market.

Reinvention and the Art of Making Your Own Luck

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

How lucky do you feel today? Are you waiting for luck to happen to you, or are you in the business of making your own luck? Is luck a matter of knowing the right people, or being the right person?

Global Village: Where Cultures Connect

Mila Golovine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Mila Golovine

Any major city in the United States can be perceived as microcosm of the entire country -- it is constantly evolving and expanding; it is always ready to embrace new cultures, new experiences.

LEGO... Putting the Pieces Together

David Sable | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
David Sable

TV, movies -- but at the end it's about the blocks, and 85 years later -- every block ever made connects to another, and every extension they have ever introduced connects to all.

The Case for Connectivity

Alec Ross | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Alec Ross

The upward economic mobility needed to sustainably address basic needs in the 21st century requires an Internet connection. Any economy that remains offline will grow less competitive and more isolated as the globe does its business online.

Label Yourself and Your Business Before Someone Else Does

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Interestingness is the instigator, the hardy pigeon that can carry your message most anywhere. Interestingness makes a message get heard above the no...

The Role of Connectivity in Reshaping the World

C.P. Gurnani | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
C.P. Gurnani

Besides the expensive price tags, all of these devices have another feature in common. They all rely on connectivity in order for users to make full use of them.

One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters by Larry Dossey, MD

Suna Senman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

In my journey for new perspectives on meaningfulness, I discovered a newly published book, One Mind. At last, the iron curtain between science and spi...

7 Mashup Global Travel Trends

William D. Chalmers | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Unsatisfied, I took an even deeper look-see behind the curtain at some rather untraditional 21st century mashup travel metrics, that all point to an even bigger (and better) year for traveler's in 2014.

40 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in 2014

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

1. Write a list. Words you put on the page or screen have the power to turn your ideas into actions.

Dis, Connected

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Zachary Dominitz

Here were the innovators of this nascent platform... invariably awkward at making conversation, at as much of a loss to communicate when not behind the safety of their screens as those school kids were when asked to find information from actual books.

What Having Lots Of Friends Might Do To The Brain

Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living

The more friends you have, the bigger certain regions of your brain may be, a small new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Oxford f...

Connecting: As Easy As Turning Off Your Phone

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

How often do you check your email while ignoring the person next to you? How many of your dinners are spent watching TV, rather than conversing with your companion? How often are you on the phone multitasking when you realize you have no idea what the person is even talking about?

Knowing Everything -- When You Need To Know It

Dr. Michelle Selinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Michelle Selinger

Imagine a future where learning happens spontaneously within and beyond the walls of educational institutions -- where you have immediate, contextualized access to what you need to know to improve every aspect of your life. In the future, massive connectivity will enable learning to be connected, integrated, flexible, and meaningful for all, everywhere, anytime.

The Alliance For Affordable Internet

Robert Pepper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Robert Pepper

It is no secret that mobile phones are conquering the world. With more than 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, the current and future impact of mobile phones is staggering. And although mobiles are linking voices from the farthest corners of our planet, only a fraction of those devices have Internet connections. Research shows that mobile broadband has the strongest potential to increase economic growth and create more inclusive societies. So how can we help more people connect to the mobile Internet?