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Ryan Giffen

Remembering educator Rita F. Pierson

By Ryan Giffen, Posted July 3rd, 2013

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The TED community was deeply saddened to hear that Rita Pierson, whose powerful, funny, heartfelt talk kicked off TED Talks Education just a few months ago, died today in Texas, at age 61.

It was truly an honor to help share her message with the world. Hers is truly an idea worth... READ MORE

Ryan Giffen

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a...Teacher?

By Ryan Giffen, Posted June 28th, 2013

Written by James Harrell; Courtesy of Huffington Post

Teachers are not superheroes, caped crusaders, or some type of knight in shining armor. They are normal, red-blooded Americans; a fact that most policymakers seem to ignore. If we ever want to create sustainability in the education profession and create meaningful... READ MORE

Keni Thomas

Keni joins Boston Pops Symphony at Special USO Concert [PHOTO]

By Keni Thomas, Posted June 27th, 2013

PHOTO: Keni Thomas was invited by the Boston Pops Symphony to sing the National Anthem as part of their special USO "Salute the Troops" concert. Nashville's top song writers came to town and performed several of their big hits with the orchestra and famed maestro Keith Lockhart.... READ MORE

Tony & Jonna Mendez

The Art of Espionage

By Tony & Jonna Mendez, Posted June 20th, 2013

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Mendezes live in a rambling, barn-like red house with an adjacent studio and gallery.

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Mendezes live in a rambling, barn-like red house with an adjacent studio and gallery. 


Tony Mendez, the CIA operative who inspired Argo, pursues... READ MORE

Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Watched by the Web: Surveillance Is Reborn

By Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Posted June 17th, 2013

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Google does it. Amazon does it. Walmart does it. And, as news reports last week made clear, the United States government does it.

Does what? Uses “big data” analysis of the swelling flood of data that is being generated... READ MORE

LaDonna Gatlin

Circle of Life

By LaDonna Gatlin, Posted June 17th, 2013

On Monday, I enjoy a long over-due lunch with a friend I’ve known for more than 30 years. She buried her husband a month ago, after giving him around-the-clock care for three years after he suffered a stroke in 2010.

On Wednesday at 3:39 pm our daughter gave birth to our sixth grandchild a 10 pound boy…James Timothy…named... READ MORE

Susan Ershler

How Is Event Planning Is Like Climbing Mount Everest? [VIDEO]

By Susan Ershler, Posted June 13th, 2013

Part 1 of 2

Susan's Biography:

Susan Ershler tours the world speaking about her life journey and sharing with others her secrets for success, determination, and achieving seemingly impossible goals.

Susan’s record would be remarkable enough if it only detailed her business achievements.... READ MORE

Ben Casnocha

Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact

By Ben Casnocha, Posted June 13th, 2013

For most of the 20th century, the compact between employers and employees in the developed world was all about stability. Jobs at big corporations were secure: As long as the company did OK financially and the employee did his or her job, that job wouldn’t go away. And in the white-collar... READ MORE

Bruce Turkel

Is Apple still the Gadget Innovator? [VIDEO]

By Bruce Turkel, Posted June 12th, 2013

Bruce Turkel on Fox News "Apple Still the Gadget Guru?"


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Michelle Singletary

It’s not too late to start saving

By Michelle Singletary, Posted June 4th, 2013

No matter what your age, according to financial expert Michelle Singletary, it is not too late to start saving.  

“Financial decisions can have long-lasting effects,” she said pointing out that it does not matter if you are a child, in college, planning for marriage, raising a family or... READ MORE

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