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Let Kids Have Their Sticks!

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

The more we teach our kids that nature is dangerous, creativity is out of bounds and physicality is not to be tolerated, the more I worry for our society.

The Ultimate Absurdity of College Rankings

Bill Destler | Posted 07.10.2013 | College
Bill Destler

Hey ranking people, do us all a favor and find another way to earn a living. We need a diverse set of higher education institutions to serve our nation's needs for an educated citizenry.

Why Self-Actualization Is the Next Big Market

Francis Pedraza | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Francis Pedraza

Imagine if in our drive to understand where markets are going we stopped looking at data and instead focused in on ourselves, our needs and our aspirations. What kind of future would we see?

It All STEMs From a Big Idea

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

I am still on cloud nine after attending the TEDx Rock Creek Park Conference last week titled 'The Hero's Journey.'

The Algorithm of Hollywood

Seth Jaret | Posted 07.10.2013 | Media
Seth Jaret

While I'm in favor of any great idea that might improve the quality of a screenplay -- or movies as a whole -- I am conflicted about what this means for the future of Hollywood... and humankind.

Show Some Respect! Innovating Women Are Reshaping the World

Farai Chideya | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Farai Chideya

Don't you want to see a world where women succeed in innovation and entrepreneurship, not just on behalf of other women but on behalf of the entire planet?

This Mother's Day Women in Tech Have More to Celebrate Thanks to Online Work

Elizabeth Tse | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Tse

As a woman in the technology field, I'm excited to see that the tech gender gap is gradually narrowing - with online work helping to support a satisfy...

How Rocketry Launched My Career

Janice Gong | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Janice Gong

My experiences in rocketry not only fueled my passion for engineering, but also taught me about the potential and possibility that comes in a career in aerospace - especially for women.

Ghosts of Data Past

Jamyn Edis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Jamyn Edis

Too often, our generation is criticized for having our heads buried in our phones, checking in, messaging, photo-snapping. While that behavior can be taken to extremes, what we are leaving -- collectively, in our quotidian, often mindless behavior -- is a treasure trove of data on our times.

Backwards TVs, Harmonized Commutes

Tim Devane | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Tim Devane

My roommates and I are reorganizing some stuff in our apartment as some people are moving out. While we moved our TV yesterday, the mass of cords and boxes required to make it all work struck me as absurd.

Intel CIO: Business Executives Need to Have Higher Expectations of IT

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Stevenson is amongst some of the most active social executives with dynamic content including video blogs, use of public social networks like Twitter, and conference speaking engagements.

What Do Young People Say About Their Relationship With Technology?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Technology seems to be shifting from a tool that people use to, as the study suggests, something that is a part of who we are, an element of our identity and sense of self.

The Science of Preventing Crime

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime
Sidonie Sawyer

The new technology to help deter crime is called PredPol, a science fiction name to a real science that can predict the highest times and locations of upcoming crimes.

Temptation

Nir Eyal | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Temptation is more than just the promise of reward. Recent advances in neuroscience allow us to peer into the brain, providing a greater understanding of what makes us want.

Telework Supernova

Cindy Auten | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Cindy Auten

Hosted by Mobile Work Exchange, Cisco, and Citrix, Telework Week 2013 attracted people with more force than ever before.

Letting Go, Staying Connected

Diane Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
Diane Smith

I can't imagine having to "let go" as radically as my parents did when I left home and their only contact with me was by letter, which I don't recall writing very often.

Competitive Advantage Is Increasingly Determined By Your Data

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

We're starting to see that any company's competitive advantage is increasingly determined by the quality of the data they have and how they're using t...

Euphoria and Depression in a Single Spam Folder

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Each week I begrudgingly sift through my spam email folder, verifying that nothing of importance inadvertently landed there. Occasionally I get a surprise.

China Startups - The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers

Steve Blank | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual. In these series of 5 posts, I thought I'd share what I learned in China.

'Why the Hell Did We Do That to Ourselves?' Jaron Lanier on the Digital Economy

San Francisco magazine | Posted 07.07.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

Computer scientist and writer Jaron Lanier on why he thinks our digital economy is screwed -- and how he proposes to fix it.

Top 10 Must-Have Apps for Recent College Grads

Mishri Bhatia | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Mishri Bhatia

Here's a list of the best apps to ease the transition from student to young professional. From managing budgets, to finding hot spots in a new city and keeping in touch with friends, there are several apps out there to help make life a bit easier.

A Field Guide to Solo Entrepreneurship

Erica Swallow | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Erica Swallow

It's now easier than ever to start a company -- even as a single founder, it's not unimaginable that one could hack his or her way to success in the matter of a few years, and sometimes less.

Latest Pearson Problem: Its Test Centers

Alan Singer | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

According to Inside Higher Education, Pearson VUE, which operates a worldwide network of testing centers for various professional exams, "has been experiencing significant technical problems."

A Day in My Life as an Anthropologist

For Girls in Science | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science
For Girls in Science

Recently, I was asked to describe my average work day as a scientist--what time I get into the office, what I do once I'm there, what I eat for lunch, that sort of thing. But, the thing is, I don't have an "average" work day.

Expanding the Definition of Who Teaches STEM, When and How

Theresa Berenato | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Theresa Berenato

As critical skills needs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are escalating in today's changing society -- we are challenged to contribute and collaborate in our own communities.