Author Archives: Patricia Martin

Trending: The Revolution Will be Digitized–Change.org

“You can’t win with numbers in public advocacy. You win with stories.”   Ben Rattray, CEO of Change.org We’re watching Change.org rack up “victories every day” just as its slogan proclaims. The platform provides an easy, accessible way for citizens to post petitions that spur social change. The service has exploded,...

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One Simple Truth about 21st-Century Love

Dating coaches are a growing industry. It’s a high-tech, high-touch phenomenon spurred by the explosion of online dating. Amy Alkon began her love-advice giving on a street corner in Manhattan. It was an experiment. She set up a table, made a sign, and waited to see what would happen. Remarkably, people...

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Cool Campaign: Nature Speaks Up

Nature is coming in loud and clear thanks to Conservation International’s new campaign: Nature Is Speaking. The thrust of the message is that nature is not dependent on humanity; we are dependent on it.  A gang of A-list celebrities including: Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, and Kevin Spacey, have chimed in...

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The Ugly Truth About Meetings

No matter where you work, chances are that you spend a lot of time in meetings. But are meetings a good use of time? Do they help us accomplish things, or distract us from getting real work done? We found this clever infographic from Fuze called, The Ugly Truth About...

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Pocket Zones: How to Build Livable Megacities

The key to smarter cities will not be technology, but the existence of dense walkable zones made for easy living.   The MIT Tech Review speculates that in the coming decades, much of the population growth will happen in cities. By 2050, some 75 percent of the world’s population is...

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