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The Future of Learning Is Hard to Predict

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 05.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Maria Voles Ferguson

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDr. Mitra talks fondly about the network of British "grannies" he has enlisted to teach children online and offer encouragement, but what about all the other issues that so often compromise a child's ability to learn and grow?

Getting You and Your Career Ready To Thrive In The Future

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

According to the Associated Press, 50% of the 7.5 million jobs that were lost in the United States during the recent great recession were mid-pay, mid...

Emmett Till's Family Pens Open Letter To Lil Wayne

Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices

A week after the backlash stemming from Lil Wayne’s controversial Emmett Till lyric , which resulted in the record label's decision to pull the lyri...

Stevie Wonder Responds To Weezy's Controversial Lyric

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne's vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whi...

Lil Wayne's Shocking Lyric Pulled By Record Label

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 04.16.2013 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A cousin of the late Emmett Till wonders if Lil Wayne understands just how damaging it was when he rapped a vulgar reference to th...

The Two Types of Online Communities That Can Drive Growth

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Two types of online communities exist: communities of interest and communities of practice. A community of interest may be people who love dogs, sail...

Here's Something to Really Worry About -- More of Us Are Worried

David Ropeik | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

It is hardly news that America has become more divided. But this survey offers fresh support that these divisions are not about gun control or abortion or any of the individual issues we fight about, but about deeper dissatisfactions and worries.

How to Use Time Travel to Succeed Now and in the Future

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Did you know that time travel was possible? It really is. For example, you can visit remote parts of the Amazon River and meet people who are living j...

To Do: Stop Dwelling On The Past (Here's Why)

Charley Johnson | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

It's important to honor and acknowledge your past, to tease lessons from the stories that make you, you. But at some point the past becomes a crutch, something to fall back on when you're uncomfortable in the present or fearful of the future.

We Must Lead It

Terry Tamminen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

In his inaugural address this week, President Obama committed us to get back to work on the challenge of a sustainable energy future. But will this reignite the debate on climate change or have three widely publicized stories already done that for us?

PHOTOS: Where To Visit The Future

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.24.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Now if only someone could get to work on those jet packs.

It's About to Get Surreal

Schuyler Brown | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business
Schuyler Brown

The gift of Surrealism is its power to suggest alternate realities, realities that defy explanation, that are intensely personal and communal at the same time, realities that are as porous and fluid as our reality actually is.

Dregs: Five Videos of Future Reality

Michael Molina | Posted 03.19.2013 | Comedy
Michael Molina

Where reality shows falter, dregs take hold. As these five videos will demonstrate, prophets on YouTube have brought back from future times the evolution of humans in entertainment.

When Technology Platforms Change, the Old Leaders Are Seldom the New Ones

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Whenever there is a major change in platform, the leaders of the old platform are seldom the leaders of the new platform. For example, at one time, th...

Welcome to 2013: The Future Is Going to Last a Long Time

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

Yes, we do have the potential to bring forth the unprecedented potential of human energy, creativity, and vision. We therefore need to align ourselves with this potential.

Is Guilt a Time-Bound Emotion?

Francis Levy | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

Whether you are feeling guilty or feeling in danger of being guilty as charged, you have effectively removed yourself from the present tense.

Don't Let Your Past Shape Your Future

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Once again, we find ourselves standing at the time of the year when we are supposed to charge full steam ahead into an improved diet, renewed gym membership and better disposition. But I have a better idea.

Is Lil Wayne Still Trying?

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Lil Wayne has a new-ish single out, and it's a bit of a head-scratcher. "Good Kush & Alcohol (Bitches Love Me)," a Mike Will-produced sleeper track mu...

An Open Letter to the Children

Randall Amster | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents
Randall Amster

know that an apology doesn't make it all better. I also know that you might have heard some terrible things lately about children who were hurt, and even killed, at a school in Connecticut. Please know that this horrible thing has a lot of adults feeling heartbroken, and that many of us are determined to work for a world where things like this don't happen anymore.

What Will Happen When the World Ends?

Toni Nagy | Posted 02.19.2013 | Weird News
Toni Nagy

Since the beginning of the world, people have predicted the end of the world. But for the average non-extremist, you never had to take any of these doomsday theories seriously. That is, until the Mayan calendar rose in popularity.

The Missing Link?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My opinion is that the next big thing in health promotion will be a rediscovery, and reaffirmation, of the family. Because children and parents shape one another's culture. Because adults and kids will get to health together, or probably not at all. Because in unity, there is strength.

Save the Children

Randall Amster | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Randall Amster

As a person concerned about the well-being of all peoples and the tenuous future of our species, I keep hearing myself think: What will it take to end the madness?

Being Big Is No Longer Enough; Today The Fast Eat The Slow

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

When Apple launched their first iPhone in 2007, one of the comments from the CEO of Research in Motion (the company that created the Blackberry) was, ...

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 6: Reduce Comparing the Present With the Past

HeartMath LLC | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

With self-compassion and patience, you can emerge from the depths of challenging times, especially if you connect with the strength that comes from truly putting your heart into the intention to move forward.

Why Parents Don't Need a Crystal Ball

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

When I found out I was having twins, I realized I'd need all kinds of help. I read parenting books, registered for two of all the "must-haves" and selected the pink and blue layette. But the best preparation I did was building a team of "mom mentors."