Through continued knowledge and action, as well as sufficient resources, we can continue to move towards a system that is increasingly equal, fair, and provides the best education for youth, while reducing incarceration rates.
I am apparently the hippie-crunchy-granola mom who has been accusing of shaming other moms simple because of my lifestyle. Yes, I am the mom everyone loves to hate. You cringe at my posts on social media. You judge me when I walk by. You complain to your other mom friends about me.
Weed, ganja, pot, cannabis, Mary Jane -- call it what you want. Marijuana has had a somewhat controversial history in the United States. But recently, national perception of the drug has shifted as more and more states are legalizing it -- so far, 24 for medical purposes; four for recreational. What was once associated with Woodstock and Reagan's War on Drugs is now pretty damn socially acceptable.
World climate leaders meeting in Vienna have laid the foundation for an amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the global treaty that phased out ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The amendment would address climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the refrigerant chemicals that replaced CFCs but that can trap heat in the...
Ipanema Beach, Rio. Photo credit: Natalie Davies No matter who you are, or where you live, the Olympics hold an inexplicable sort of magic. It's the anticipation, the competition, the excitement of cheering for 'your' team in the company of raucous family, friends...
I've said goodbye to the My Way Alpine Europe tour I've been leading, and am now researching my guidebooks in Holland. While I miss my friends from the tour, I enjoy the contrast: Chamonix in the Alps one day, Amsterdam the next. In the nearby town of Leiden --...
Tonight, Hillary Rodham Clinton will accept the nomination of the Democratic Party as the first woman to ever win the nomination from a major political party. It truly will be a historic and evocative moment, one in which many will reflect on the enormity of this day and what it...
Over the weekend I made a quick trip to Denver. On two separate shared rides, sitting up front for 45 minutes, I had the chance to talk politics with people quite different from me. It reminded me of the value of face-to-face conversation, not making assumptions, and listening without trying to convince.
AARP's Kevin Donnellan Exclusive Ideagen Global Thought Leader Interview (Part II) with Ideagen's George Sifakis Kevin: I worked on Capitol Hill before coming to AARP. When I worked on the Hill, I spent a lot of time focusing on aging...
I'm sure if you're into travel, you've seen articles everywhere telling you that it's possible to travel the world and earn a living at the same time. I'm here to tell you that if you're looking to build something substantial and do it properly, you should seriously reevaluate your travel plans.
This is the first election that I won't be voting FOR a candidate. I will, by default, vote defensively for the most innocuous one. Frightfully, it isn't about who will be the best choice anymore, it's who will inflict the least amount of damage to our country.
Do you think as a design community that we are building the right tools for ourselves? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Adam Michela, Designer and Engineer at Facebook,...
You know the in-flight safety spiel so well that you could probably rattle off the instructions by memory. But have you ever wondered why flight attendants are so careful to hammer this information into our brain? And more importantly, what might happen if you didn't follow it to the letter?
If we can stop for just one moment to acknowledge the grief in our hearts, it might become possible to see our common humanity.
Early Childhood Education,
Black Lives Matter,
First Five Years Fund,
Clinton needs to be nimble, to move among the different elements of the dialectic, her heart open, policy responsive, and ear to the ground on the seismic cultural changes of our time. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and their supporters have pushed her along, and they'll continue to do so.
How can mindful apps be successful if the internet's primary revenue stream is advertising? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by David Kadavy, author of Design for Hackers, solopreneur,...
Vacations are obviously the best. But they can also be a huge money drain -- even if you do get paid time off, you're likely dropping a ton of cash on your trip. (Somehow, spending $20 on a frozen cocktail just seems reasonable when you're on vacation, even if you'd never ordinarily do that.) And it all adds up. But what if you could offset some of those expenses by actually earning some money while traveling?
It takes a citizenry willing to do more than grouse and complain. We must act--and act responsibly--keeping in mind that the duties of citizenship extend beyond the act of voting. Most of all, it takes a citizenry that cares enough to get mad and get active. As Howard Beale declares in the 1976 film Network:
Huffington Post is proud to partner with the American Sleep Association (ASA) to promote sleep awareness. What is Primary Nocturnal Enuresis (PNE)? Primary nocturnal enuresis is the medical term for bedwetting. Bedwetting is a very common problem, and parents are often wondering how best to...
This episode is a continuation of the prior one, where we were left, cruelly, on tenterhooks, for an entire week, without knowing whether Luke will be sent home or if his last minute declaration of love will save him. And it doesn't. Luke is out.