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5 Secrets of Raising Charitable Kids

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Charity begins at home -- as does empathy, generosity, kindness, responsibility, honesty and a host of other relationship-building traits that make life worth living.

Facebook's Highest Purpose: Talking To The Dead?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Forget trips to the psychic. Increasingly, Facebook has become our conduit for talking to the dearly departed.

Can I Give Charity to a Thief, a Prostitute or a Non-deserving Person During Ramadan?

Farahnaz Zahidi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Farahnaz Zahidi

More than once, my research as a journalist led me to the most infamous red light district in Pakistan. Heera Mandi, in Lahore, has since the time of Mughals housed courtesans, dancers and commercial sex workers. But time has been unkind to the people here.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Sharing: 10 Social Media Dos and Don'ts for Filmmakers

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Kristin McCracken

Maintaining social media platforms for your film is not entirely different from running your own personal account. The key difference is in your goal-setting.

The Sharing Project

Joel Tauber | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Joel Tauber

I've been struggling for the last couple of years to understand the concept of sharing and how to teach it to our young son Zeke. We have a lot of questions.

Have We Forgotten How to Remember?

David Sable | Posted 07.26.2014 | Business
David Sable

Needless to say in our always-on, never gone, digital world, memory has taken on spectrum of new meaning most of it cold, rational and linked in very clear and direct ways.

What's so Secret?

Sheila Raju | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

The facebook albums, pinterest boards, tweets, instagram filters are all part of the carefully curated, online personas of Millenials. The intrigue of the anonymous sharing apps hinges on the absence of this context.

Evil in the Database of the Beholder

David Sable | Posted 07.18.2014 | Business
David Sable

"Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things." So said the legendary David Ogilvy many years ago. But that was before the advent...

The Power of a Smile

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

It's pretty amazing to feel its power; I would urge you to try it. As you sit reading this, my guess would be that you are not smiling. Take a few seconds and smile. Do you feel that?

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

The Facebook Experiment Is Failing -- Here Are Its Flaws

Jeswin Kumar | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Jeswin Kumar

The thing is, these aren't accidental flaws in Facebook. These are features.

The Next Economy: After 'MarketWorld'

Robert Moran | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Robert Moran

If we want a clearer picture of emerging trends and the next economy, we need to better understand the effects of automation on employment, sharing on existing business models and household production on political views.

17 Easy Ways to Be More Awesome Today

Susie Moore | Posted 06.07.2014 | Good News
Susie Moore

Sometimes we are so busy, we do not realize that a few minutes of our time, a smile, or even sharing a few dollars can change the course of someone else's day.

How The REDD+ Community Leverages Online Learning To Protect Our Forests And Reduce Carbon Emissions

Breen Byrnes | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Breen Byrnes

Forests have a critical role to play in the fight against global climate change. Forest loss accounts for up to 20 percent of global carbon emissions -- more than all the cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships in the world. By reducing forest loss, we can reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. It's that simple.

7 Things Resilient Couples Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

When a relationship hits a rough patch, it can be easy to think pessimistically. Thinking optimistically isn't about rainbows and unicorns, rather, it's about being realistic. Optimistic thinkers are able to identify solutions that haven't yet been tried. In addition, optimistic thinkers zero in on what they can control, influence or leverage.

Spur Others to Share Even if You Aren't DeGeneres

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Media
Kare Anderson

Sure Ellen DeGeneres sparked a most-shared Tweet, a $3 million Samsung charity donation, a parody and continuing, sometimes heated conversations. Yet even if you aren't a well-financed, likable celebrity, you can engage others, spread your idea and raise money

Compassion Is the Working Side of Love

Robin Korth | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Compassion is listening and truly hearing what another has to say. It is a conscious pausing and a slowing down to see and feel the person beside us -- to notice that they are just like us and that they count.

Two Strangers on a Plane

Robin Korth | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

It was late afternoon in Portland, Oregon -- around 4 o'clock. For me, it was closer to 7 p.m., as I had been flying all day from the East Coast of ...

The 10 Most Common Facebook Statuses

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Fader

I'll admit it, I'm completely and utterly addicted to Facebook. I love keeping up with what my friends in other places around the world are doing and ...

The Day My Daughter Learned To Share Me

Rachael Clarke | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I had been noticing it lately with her dolls and stuffed toys, the role-playing, the goodnight kisses, covering them in blankets, feeding them, rocking them to sleep. But it was more than that; she was ready to share me with someone else who needed me too.

Politics on Ideas

Thierry Dufay | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Thierry Dufay

I think the biggest political change is not going to come out of the political system, but out of the environment in which it operates. We the people....

New Year's Resolutions: 6 Ways to Achieve Lasting Change

Robert Weiss | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

Despite the burning desire for chocolate, extramarital sex, blackjack, cocaine, alcohol, cigarettes, and the like that usually shows up somewhere arou...

Can I Share My Netflix Account?

Zoe Chaves | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
Zoe Chaves

When I first saw the Netflix Profiles pop-up I thought it was a trick: "Who's watching?" it asked. Eek! Not me! Sorry! I'd been using a friend's account for two years and thought my day of reckoning had arrived.

5 Budget-Beating Tips for Beefing up Your Marketing Efforts

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Rebekah Iliff

Not all brands are created equal.

Give Customers Holiday Experiences They Can Share

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

When you step inside the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco you are swept into a sumptuous holiday scene that includes a towering Christmas t...