Author Archives: Patricia Martin

Gift Ideas

One of the things I love about the holiday season is that we have all agreed that this is the season to be generous. But I’m also welcoming a shift away from the fierce consumerism of years past, toward a kinder, gentler season of giving. In that spirit, I have...

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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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