All suffering, misery, and pain we see around the world is due to ignorance about the nature of our mind. This limited understanding about ourselves and the inner landscape of our mind is the main reason why all external solutions for peace are short lived.
For over fifty years, astronomers have pointed their telescopes to the sky, looking for signals from advanced civilizations—a project called SETI, the search for extraterrestrial civilizations. So far, they’ve found nothing. But what if there *are* other civilizations out there, but they’re doing exactly what we are doing—simply listening, and not transmitting? I advocate a
Ann-Marie Adams loves words, written and spoken. She has framed a lifetime of work around public engagement via employment in public relations and advocacy. Her academic career in higher education seeks out to address the impact that evolving platforms of discourse have on people, media, and the communication professions. About Ann-Marie Ms. Adams views literacy
To tackle novel problems of the future, the skills needed go beyond technology applications and written communication, and must include all the skills that are needed such as team-working, adaptability, problem-solving, and respectful negotiation. Through genuine collaboration and a focus on competency building not just content, teachers can amplify the learner’s voice and empower the
Two-thirds of women 40-59 years old are overweight and more than 1/2 are obese. Intermittent fasting can help women lose weight effectively. And can have profound impact on bio-physical profiles, but also improved self esteem and interpersonal relationships. It is easy to implement, it is inexpensive and flexible. ABOUT CYNTHIA Cynthia is a Western
What is our obsession with fame in the Western culture? Most everyone either wants fame, wonders about what it feels like to be famous, but just like any contract it comes with small print. Fame isn’t really what its cracked up to be once you get up close to examine what it is all about.
Does the American Dream still exist? In this talk, Pooja hopes to inspire the listeners to reevaluate the meaning of the American Dream by sharing her personal story of moving to the United States for pursuing the American Dream and failing to achieve it, or not. ABOUT POOJA Pooja Mahajan is an environmental engineer working
Greenville provides a space and place even for those who were born to fail. Jil discusses leveraging human capital, community impact, and local resources. If you are a person of means or access, she will help guide you in providing opportunities. It will also build bridges for those with barriers and demonstrate how Greenville is
People should consider if they are standing up for what they believe in a healthy and productive way and are they brave enough to have the real conversations that create change or simply hide behind superficial advocacy. Also, to encourage people to unplug and care for themselves when they need to without guilt. ABOUT
Most musical instruments have high barriers to entry that are physical, technical, or financial. Keith Groover designed an instrument that lowers all of those barriers without sacrificing musicality or depth of expression. His two year design exploration resulted in The Glide, an instrument that combines the power of the microcontroller with a tiny sensor called
Etched-plate technology is a exploding new approach to making fibers. Fibers so tiny they can’t be seen can now be made into filters that capture invisibly small particles. Or you can write your name in a 10-micron fiber and use it to trace a terrorist’s bomb. Or…there’s lots more, and it’s all enabled by this