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Connectivity

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

Lydia Denworth | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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 04.15.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 03.28.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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?

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

Broadband's Unfinished Business

Robert Pepper | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Robert Pepper

A new report, "State of Broadband 2013: Universalizing Broadband," highlights how mobile broadband is "growing faster than any technology in human history" and how over 70 countries have Internet penetration levels of over 50 percent. Current global Internet penetration is at 40 percent, but in emerging countries more than two-thirds of the population is still unconnected -- many in rural areas.

Breaking the Code of Silence: Creating a Trusting Workplace

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

There are 5 characteristics of a conversation that bring about a sense of well-being and connectivity with others. As you weave these conversations ...

Connectivity Is a Crucial Right

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

UM students don't need to worry about the cost of Internet, how much data they can use, or how to go about gathering information. But five billion people on this planet can't say the same.

WATCH: Does Facebook Make People Lonely?

Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Does spending all your time on social networks make you lonely? That's what a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona hoped to find ou...

Exhibition: I Dreamt in the City

Lydia Hughes | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts
Lydia Hughes

A reach out to anyone who has lived through the solitude a concrete jungle deals its city-makers, artist Francisco Centofanti materializes the relentless sense of loneliness felt within a cityscape, when one might not necessarily be physically alone.

Empowering the Disconnected

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 10.23.2013 | Technology
Rev. Larry Hollon

Zuckerberg's and Google's plans have the potential for more people to access more information upon which they can act in their own behalf to get better prices for their commodities, better health care and useful educational content. This information has been inaccessible to them until now.

Zuckernnected

Mateo Gutierrez | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology
Mateo Gutierrez

The 5 billion people that inhabit earth that aren't Internet connected might need things besides the Internet first.

Now Is the Time for Digital Tech to Transform K-12 Learning

Peggy Johnson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Peggy Johnson

Access to the Internet is an essential tool for equipping students with 21st century skills. And as the debate over the future of education heats up, traditional learning methods are being called into question.