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Immersion

The Awesome Power of Immersion

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Slowing down and going deep trumps speeding up and going crazy. Immersion trumps diversion. It's possible. Yes, it is. I have proof. And so do you, if only you would pause long enough to remember those extraordinary times when you unplugged and tuned in.

Families Speak on How Hosting International Students Changed Their Lives

Carol J. Carter | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

To be expected, it takes some time for the international students to adapt to their new surroundings, but hosts Brian and Raina say they largely face the same challenges that all parents of teenagers face: go to bed, get up, clean your room, get organized.

The Indigenous Language Challenge

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Colleen M Fitzgerald

People are posting videos where they take on dramatic challenges and tag others to join in. It's an energetic effort to raise awareness ... to use Native American languages.

New Trends in Language Teaching

Stacey Cole | Posted 07.08.2014 | Education
Stacey Cole

Language education is always evolving based on new techniques, and research plays a vital role in that process.

An Interview with Marina Abramović: Art, Science and the Marina Abramović Institute

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

"One boy said that he came to the Kickstarter from Lady Gaga's page and spent 11 hours researching performance art and drinking water slowly. This makes me very happy, because I hope the institute will be this kind of resource for a new generation of artists, scientists and thinkers."

Bombshell: A Transmedia Journey into the Heart of a Pinup

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.13.2013 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

I'm interviewing filmmaker and director, Christie Strong of Strong Features about what it means to construct a transmedia story and how she's developing her own unique project using various social media sites to provide an interactive and ever-changing environment for her audience.

This Is How the NSA Sees Your Email

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology

A new program developed by students at the MIT Media Lab uses your email's metadata to create a visual bubble map of your connections to others, based...

Role-Play

MiniTime | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Taking a cue from the enormous popularity of video games, top family travel destinations are offering high-tech interactive gaming experiences that immerse visitors in a storyline. Here are four places your family can experience this growing trend and get in on the game.

Language Learning In The Age Of The iPad

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 11.18.2012 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

The ultimate travel accessory? More than a hardcase Tumi carry-on or sleek leather passport holder, it's an at-least elementary grasp of your destination's native tongue. From reading menus to asking directions, dealing with local transportation -- and not getting taken for a ride -- familiarizing yourself with the lingua franca might just be the singlemost important thing you can do to improve your travel experience.

How Schools Are Saving The Planet

Avital Andrews | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Good professors know that discussing nature in the confines of a classroom is not likely to stir the soul, no matter how enlightening the lesson. What awakens, they realize, is experience. Getting hands dirty. Immersion.

'Piss Christ' Destroyed In France

AP | By CECILE BRISSON | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

PARIS -- Police questioned witnesses on Monday in their search for a man who took a hammer to a controversial photograph of a crucifix bathed in urine...

Immersion in Pandora: The Virtual World of Avatar

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Avatar is a beautiful movie, but it isn't due to artful cinematography. Rather, the visual splendor lies in the inherent beauty of the alien world in which we are immersed.

How to create a sexy bank

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Getting to the bank of tomorrow seems daunting. For banks that are entrenched in physical elements such as branch distribution networks, long-held con...

A Deeper Look at Procrastination: Which Type Are you?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Is all procrastination the same and does it always serve the same goal? How does your personality fit with your own personal art of procrastination?