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Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 05:32 Source

I vividly remember my fifth grade trip to COSI (Center of Science and Industry in Columbus Ohio) as opening my eyes to the power of science and technology. After that weekend the world looked different to me and it created a curiosity that I'd never lose. This past weekend, I felt a similar spark attending IPP, a joint venture between Singularity University and xPrize.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 05:31 Source

"We're working hard to resolve the @GM ignition switch recall," tweeted GM CEO Mary Barra, shortly after the crisis hit. "I answer some of your questions in these videos," she continued -- providing the necessary link to the videos. Rather than staying silent on the sidelines, letting others speak for her or the company, Barra accepted her role as communicator-in-chief by engaging directly with the public in the midst of a difficult recall situation. This one courageous moment signaled a sea change in the way social media is perceived in times of crisis.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 05:12 Source

Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman, Ziklag Systems

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 05:05 Source

Billionaire Larry Ellison has a new plan for the Hawaii island he bought, but needs everyone’s help to make it happen.

He announced in a news release Tuesday that Lanai will host an international documentary film festival that aims to spark conversations for worldwide change by empowering the individual.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 04:59 Source

Democracy was blindsided four years ago in Citizens United when the Supreme Court gave an answer to a question it was never asked. What began as regional TV ads for an on-demand movie somehow let the Supreme Court undo a century of campaign law, insisting that no amount of money could corrupt a politician. The results have been disastrous--our electoral process has become an open market place for politicians to be bought by billionaires' Super PACs.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 04:59 Source

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The Supreme Court just decided an incredibly important case called McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). The Court's ruling will allow unprecedented amounts of money to flow directly into our political system.

McCutcheon v. FEC looked at the question of whether aggregate campaign contribution limits... You're already bored, aren't you?

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 04:59 Source

Tonight on PBS, I am joined by Clay Risen, an editor for The New York Times op-ed section and an acclaimed author. Risen discusses his new text, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in which he unfolds the historic battle, waged from the streets of the deep South to the halls of Congress, to bring the revolutionary Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

In the following clip, Risen explains how President Lyndon Johnson used the assassination of John F. Kennedy to galvanize the country and Congress around civil rights.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 04:57 Source

Google Glass, not the only, but certainly the most popular of the all the wearable headwear technologies available today, has become a lightning rod for the battle of how the next generation of computing power will be used.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 04:29 Source

Oreo's "Dunk in the Dark" post during the 2012 Super Bowl clearly demonstrated the impact of creating responsive content during existing conversations. Now, a year after "Real Time" entered the lexicon, has the promise of an always on content engine met up with the expectations?

To skip my diatribe and see a nifty presentation, click here.

What Is Real Time Advertising?

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 04:06 Source

As if you needed another reason to hate selfies, or the Boston Red Sox, The Boston Globe and ABC News are both reporting that this great and seemingly spontaneous selfie between President Obama and slugger David Ortiz is a fake.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 04:05 Source

Ever thought that a "Family Guy" impersonator could make you long for your youth? Well, it's about to happen.

YouTuber Mikey Bolts is keeping the "Frozen" hype alive with his rendition of "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" sung in the voices of "Family Guy" characters.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 03:59 Source

A new national survey released today by the Pew Research Center reveals that a broad majority of Americans are ready to significantly reduce the role of the criminal justice system in dealing with people who use drugs.

Among the key findings of the report:

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 03:59 Source

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) surely are causing quite a stir. That is what happens when non-teachers try to impose their wills upon the American classroom.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 03:59 Source

When people tell stories rooted in fantasy, they're called fairy tales. Such was the case last fall when Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at an anti-poverty forum at the Heritage Foundation. His remarks spun a mythical tale of our nation's past, when kind, hard-working men and women helped their neighbors and didn't need the big, bad government. According to Sen. Lee, a free-market economy and a volunteer society were all we needed to thrive.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 03:32 Source

I picked up this 1996 book Assaults on Convention: Essays on Lesbian Transgressors from the library last week. It’s an essay collection that “explores lesbian misbehavior of many kinds,” with essays about lesbians who “break unspoken rules of the lesbian community” by doing things like being obsessive k.d. lang fans, boxing, being or patronizing sex workers or um, being serial killers (the rule against murder has been spoken for, however, I believe). It’s a pretty interesting book written at a really transitional time with respect to lesbian culture and internet culture.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 03:21 Source

Co-authored by Doris C. Rusch, PhD, Assistant Professor for Game Design, and Anuradha Rana, MFA, MA, Instructor in Digital Cinema at DePaul University

Interdisciplinary research is all the rage in higher education. Faculty members are encouraged to conduct research with interdisciplinary teams. These interdisciplinary teams and the research that comes from them are thought to solve societal problems more effectively than if the studies were conducted from one disciplinary focus or "silo."

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 03:09 Source

What is it like to live as a model AND a computer programmer? Lyndsey Scott knows, and she tells all in the May issue of ASOS Magazine.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 02:59 Source

Carl Von Clausewitz the Prussian military theorist of the 1800s famously stated that, "War is the continuation of Politik by other means." Although his word 'politik' has been translated as either policy or politics over the years, Clausewitz's statement has been a key principle taught and debated in war colleges and schools of international relations for almost 200 years.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 02:59 Source

Arianna appeared on CNN's "New Day" Wednesday to discuss her new book, "Thrive," which proposes a new way of defining success beyond the traditional metrics of money and power.

According to Arianna, there's one easy way to start being more successful: sleep more.

"Get 30 minutes more sleep a night than you're getting now," she said.

Watch the whole clip below for more tips from Arianna.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 02:59 Source

Hello, Friends,

My name is Hwansan Sunim and I am the disciple and personal attendant of Son Master Songdam, the most venerated Buddhist master in Korea. A couple of years ago Son Master Songdam asked me to share the teachings of traditional Korean Son Buddhism with a modern, international audience.

He said to me, "If the Buddha were to appear today, I think he would go to the United States or Europe to begin spreading the Dharma. I believe modern people are ready to learn and practice these teachings."

So let's start from the beginning: What is Son meditation? What is its purpose and what benefits does it provide?

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 02:59 Source

After various Internet camps circled their wagons in response to the #CancelColbert campaign, everyone's favorite incisive pundit himself called upon people during Monday night's show to stop the pointed racist and misogynistic comments. And for good reason.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 02:59 Source

Young Americans have gotten a fair share of criticism in recent decades. College students in particular -- and those leaving college to enter the work force -- have been described as self-absorbed and entitled, grandiose in their sense of their own importance. For the harshest critics, it's a generation of narcissistic brats.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 02:15 Source

Amazon wants to take over your TV. On Wednesday, the company unveiled a $99 set-top box called Amazon Fire TV. The device will start shipping immediately.

The huge Internet retailer showed off its latest piece of hardware-- a device "thinner than a dime" that connects televisions to streaming video services like Netflix, Hulu and of course, Amazon's own video streaming service.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 02:09 Source

What could possibly top the cuteness of watching "Kids React" to viral videos? CATS!

For April Fool's Day this year The Fine Brothers released this purrfect prank with a series of cats reacting to viral videos of... well, cats. Awwww, adorable.

Click play above to watch the very meta, furry and feline amusement unfold.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 01:59 Source

Got to love Mary Jo White, the Chairwoman of the SEC. While Michael Lewis's book Flash Boys was getting all the headlines and was the topic of some of the best television on CNBC, ever, Ms. White used the firestorm to ask for more money for the SEC.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 00:59 Source

The mood in my home was unusually calm last night; could there be an upside to THE TEST?

Testing season has begun. This year, April Fools' Day marked the first of three days of English Language Arts (ELA) testing for NYC public school children in Grades 3-8. Each day, the students, my 4th grader included, will sit for 70 minutes of questions: multiple choice, short answer and extended written responses. This will be followed by 210 more minutes of Math testing over three days at the end of the month. That is seven total hours of tests for kids as young as eight years old.

Huffington Post Featured Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 00:59 Source

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Photo credit: The White House Flickr, "First Lady Michelle Obama and students from around the country participate in the White House Kitchen Garden spring planting on the South Lawn of the White House."

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 00:39 Source

Brendan Eich, Mozilla's newly-appointed CEO, sparked the ire of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates last week after news of his donation to an anti-gay marriage campaign in 2008 came to light.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 00:30 Source

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese actor's apology to his actress wife following rumors of his infidelity has set a record for comments and retweets on China's version of Twitter.

Huffington Post Technology Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 00:20 Source

The idea that our universe may be just one among many out there has intrigued modern cosmologists for some time. But it looks like this "multiverse" concept might actually have appeared, albeit unintentionally, back in the Middle Ages.

When scientists analyzed a 13th-century Latin text and applied modern mathematics to it, they found hints that the English philosopher who wrote it in 1225 was already toying with concepts similar to the multiverse.

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