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Holy Safety Net! Religion and Recklessness

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists suggest that belief in God could actually increase the tendency to take certain risks -- specifically, risks with no moral overlay. Their reasoning is that God is for most believers a source of security and protection, and feeling safe in God's care could diminish fear and boost bravery and daring.

In the Words of Suaad Allami: The Plight of Iraqi Women Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
UN Women

An award-winning Iraqi lawyer and activist for women's rights from Sadr City in Baghdad, Suaad Allami founded the NGO "Women for Progress" in 2007. She gives us a glimpse at how thousands of Iraqi women and girls are coping...

When We Don't Own Who We Are

Karen Gifford | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Karen Gifford

Ultimately, how we manage our personal identity is fundamental to how we share, how we trust each other, and ultimately how we work together. We owe it to ourselves to take responsibility for, well, who we are.

The Future of Information Is Here: The Internet of Things

Ivo Lukas | Posted 10.24.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

In early September at the Supermobility/CTIA conferences, I moderated a discussion about the future for the Internet of Things (IoT). The women in t...

The Big Password Mistake That Hackers Are Hoping You'll Make

Jeff Fox | Posted 10.16.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

Can you tell how strong a password is?

Mobilizing Civil Society Against IS

Edit Schlaffer | Posted 10.06.2014 | World
Edit Schlaffer

Even if USA and their allies have declared war on IS there is an additional tactic in dealing with the problem that has been overlooked: the mobilization of a carefully planned and generously supported social response as the first line of defense.

The Islamic State and the Soul of Islam?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The battles against terrorists such as the Islamic State and the centuries-old tension between Sunnis and Shias are not symbolic of the 'soul of a religion'. Instead, these sectarian and politically fueled schisms are symbolic of the battles for the soul of humanity, pluralism and peace.

A Case for Community in Cultural Planning for New York

Lane Harwell | Posted 10.03.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

Today I add new learning about the importance of "community" to discussions underway about including a comprehensive cultural plan requirement in the New York City Charter.

Congressman Calls For Secret Service Head To 'Step Down'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that it would be best for Julia Pierson to step down from her position as director of the U.S. Secret Service...

Without Peace, Can There Be Development?

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Bonian Golmohammadi

Some governments think that peace and security should not be tackled within the agenda because it detracts from the agenda's goal: sustainable development. On the contrary, a development agenda that helps prevent conflict will free up resources to promote and enhance sustainable development.

Why Wildlife Trafficking Is a Human Problem of Global Concern

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

The soaring demand for products derived from wildlife has pushed several iconic species --including elephants, rhinos, and tigers, as well as many lesser known species -- toward the precipice of extinction. This is a global crisis for both wildlife and people, particularly local communities.

Ello Isn't Going to Work: 6 Things It Doesn't Address

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 09.25.2014 | Technology
Michael Morgenstern

Why are people excited about Ello? Because they can't wait to leave Facebook. Why do so many people want off Facebook? That's the problem: Everybody has a different reason.

Why Home Depot's Data Breach Is Worse Than You Think

Gene Marks | Posted 09.24.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

In a slow economy. Big companies can absorb losses, establish reserves, raise prices. Small businesses, including mine, have less resources and flexibility. We are exposed -- more exposed to this problem than anyone else.

White House Fence Climber

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

White House Fence Climber

The Security Mom Myth Revisited

Anna Greenberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Anna Greenberg

The tragic and horrific acts by Islamic State, Russian aggression and the deepening crisis in Iraq are disturbing and contribute to a sense of unease at a time when most voters think the country is on the wrong track.

Waiting for Data Breaches Like Home Depot & Target to Stop? Don't Hold Your Breath.

Jeff Fox | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

Cybercrime is a massive multinational industry that regularly makes many attempts to breach major institutions. Why so many of those efforts have been succeeding lately, on such a large scale, is due partly to how smart an organization needs to be to defend against them.

A College President's Visit to Israel: The Unshakeable Sense of Home

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
Dr. Kevin Manning

Through the years the residents of Israel have grown to accept security dangers because this is where they want to be. Life must be lived, enjoyed, and cherished regardless of the dangers. Home is not just a noun but a verb expressing actions that give us courage before life's challenges.

Privacy, Security And GPS-Based Apps: An Inside Look From SCRUFF

Eric Silverberg | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Silverberg

The privacy and security of location-based apps has become a major concern for smartphone users around the globe. As the CEO of SCRUFF, one of the largest gay dating apps in the world, I take these reports seriously. While there are measures we have taken to protect our community, it's critical that all users understand the benefits and limitations intrinsic to location-based apps.

One False Move

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Amidst all the other catastrophes going on in the world, the death of free-soloing rock climber, Brad Parker, caught my attention. I'm not sure his d...

Technology Companies Need To Take Responsibility And Give Us A Better Default

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's no longer a surprise to hear that a major company has had their customers' personal information compromised. Every day identity theft becomes mor...

Parents, Make Sure Your Children Are Safe As They Go Back to School

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

You can't take for granted that all schools have adequate policies in place. Ask about them, ask for copies of them and go over them, when appropriate, with your child.

Congress Needs to Rein in the Security State the Way We Have in Maine

Shenna Bellows | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Shenna Bellows

When it comes to weighing the importance of civil liberties against fear of a terrorist attack (or everyday criminal activity), the Beltway is trapped in 2005.

Change Your Password With LEET

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

I am an advocate of strong passwords -- inconvenient, long, strong passwords.  7-1d7w!Ka was my Yahoo! password until a few hours ago.  Can you guess the phrase I based it on?  Hint: It's written in LEET and it is a famous phrase from the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Got it?

The Real Reason That Opposites Attract

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Great relationships thrive on passion, particularly passionate lovemaking, and in trying too hard to avoid risk or novelty, we may inadvertently cool down the sexual heat by transforming our perception of our partner from a lover to a parent or a child.

Recent Ebola Media Attention May Help Curb Epidemic in Liberia

Sabrina Karim | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Sabrina Karim

In a country ravished by decades of civil war, the general complacency in Monrovia should not be astonishing, nor a sign that the country is not concerned about the problem. But, individual behavior has changed in recent days, for the better.