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What The Future May Hold For Old(er) Women

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 10.03.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

What will it be like to be a 70, 80, 90, 100-year-old woman in the future? Let's imagine 'Nina' in decades ahead. Nina, whose husband died three years ago, lives in her own one-story home, in a pleasant intergenerational community, having made the decision to 'age in place.' Her house is close to the village center where she's on a first name basis with the merchants in all the shops.

The 4 Forces of Abundance: Why the Future Is Better Than You Think

Steven Kotler | Posted 10.02.2014 | Technology
Steven Kotler

Four powerful forces are now starting to emerge, each with enormous world-changing potential, none more important than the accelerating rate of technological progress. Right now, all information-based technologies are on exponential growth curves.

Lessons From Your Future Self

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

My future self will have things to tell the present me. Now these aren't going to be the Top Five Regrets of the Dying, because I won't be dying, I will be living a meaningful and fulfilled life. Here is what my experienced, love-filled, wisdom-full self would tell me...

Boyhood's Answer To The Existential Confusion Of The Millennial Generation

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jock Gilchrist

As so many unremarkable events pass by -- a graduation, family dinner, departure for college -- the subtext of the events comes to the foreground. We skip from day to day, event to event -- what is the point of it all?

Love Lessons

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

No matter how you choose to define love, one fact remains clear: Love can be highly addictive. We are talking about passionate love, the beginning rush of emotions; the wave that floods us when we first fall in love.

So Science Is Doing a Pretty Good Job Making All Our Childhood Tech Dreams Come True

Posted 10.02.2014 | Travel

Here’s the bad news up front: we still don’t have the hoverboards that the movies of the 1980s promised us. (What’s taking so long? Get on it, p...

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

PHOTOS: Doug E Fresh Highlights BET Hip-Hop Awards

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 09.25.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Hu...

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

A Glimpse Inside the Minds of 3 Business Leaders

Scott MacFarland | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Have you ever wondered what today's business leaders think about? Tough questions must be asked almost every day in order to keep the business running smoothly.

The Future of Media

Ted Rubin | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

In 1997 when I joined Seth Godin at Yoyodyne, people were calling the internet new media. But there was nothing really new. It was simply traditional media in a new wrapper -- noting new at all.

Hey, Which One of You Wise Guys Teleported Me Into the Future?

Michael Levin | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Michael Levin

So here I sit, surrounded no longer by the four walls of a private office but instead by entrepreneurs looking to create the next hot, disruptive thing, whether it's for-profit here in America or transforming healthcare in the developing world. So which wise guys or wise gals teleported me into the future?

Industrial Revolution 3.0

Ignacio Peña | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Ignacio Peña

The accelerated pace of life makes it difficult to take stock of the patterns drawn by deeper forces shaping the world. We marvel at amazing gadgets but we easily lose sight of the powerful industrial revolution that is gaining momentum.

Stop Fearing Young People

Scott M. Weber | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Scott M. Weber

We need to stop seeing young people as a threat and make them part of the solution. That starts with engagement. We need to listen to their hopes and fears and make their voices audible in the debate on the present and the future.

Remembering Our Humanity

Vincent Daly | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

As the pervasiveness of Internet connectivity grows internationally, the Earth becomes more of a neighborhood where everyone knows everyone else's business. And that gives me hope. Much like the densely populated streets of New York City, people can find a way to live with one another.

3D Printed Shoes are a Step in the Right Direction

Daniel Burrus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Having new shoes that you need to "break in" because they hurt your feet (or dealing with shoes that always feel uncomfortable no matter how long you ...

Educating Student-Entrepreneurs

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 11.09.2014 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

Student-entrepreneurs who graduate with an agile mindset can become pillars of the global economy, launching fresh ideas and revitalizing and reinvigorating the global marketplace in ways that benefit us all.

Top 4 Back to School Service Ideas

Brad Jamison | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Now that school's back in session, there are more opportunities than ever to give back and make a real difference in your community. Consider service opportunities to benefit school-age children and help other members of the community too.

Good Luxury: In Search of Style + Compassion

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.07.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

It recently struck me that the marriage of ethics and aesthetics in the premium segment of consumer goods seems to be considered a luxury too extravagant to indulge in by the fashion industry.

The Big Binge Theory

Faith Popcorn | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Faith Popcorn

From food and alcohol to dating and entertainment, our consumption habits are morphing in shocking ways. The operating principle is a gleeful "gimme more!"

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

Drake Leads BET's Hip-Hop Nominations

Associated Press | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) -- For the first time, Drake tops nominees for the BET Hip-Hop Awards. In a statement to The Associated Press, BET said Thursday that...

Become Indispensible! 12 Certainties That Will Impact Your Career Now and In The Future

Daniel Burrus | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Are you becoming increasingly irrelevant in the eyes of your employer or the marketplace because your education and training has not been keeping up w...

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.