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Eli Pariser on his excitement for Upworthy, disappointment that the filter bubble isn’t popped

Eli Pariser on his excitement for Upworthy, disappointment that the filter bubble isn’t popped

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Who rules the Internet? These days it’s Upworthy, Eli Pariser’s socially-bent aggregator, which fills a gap in viral content where puppies used to sleep. The site’s sheer power on the Interwebs came quickly: In just two years, the site has come to fill the Facebook feeds of 5.4 million people. (So it’s no surprise that haters gonna headline-hate.) Upworthy is Pariser’s []

Salman Khan’s TED Talk ignited the conversation about online education. Why he’s doubling down on the school of the future

Salman Khan’s TED Talk ignited the conversation about online education. Why he’s doubling down on the school of the future

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When Salman Khan shared his vision for “a free world-class education for anyone anywhere” at TED2011, he turned the education world on its head. As he introduced Khan Academy — a virtual classroom that uses video lessons to create an individualized, self-paced learning experience — his alternative model fueled the nascent dialogue about online education. []

Mother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for moms

Mother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for moms

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When Jane Chen and her team arrived in India five years ago, it was with a bold idea. They wanted to develop a simple, affordable solution to a terrible problem: infant mortality. They went to the right place. According to a recent Child Mortality report, produced by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, []

David Kelley on the need for creative confidence

David Kelley on the need for creative confidence

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In 2012, IDEO founder and longtime Stanford professor David Kelley took the TED stage in Long Beach and shared a deeply personal story. It was the tale of his own cancer diagnosis, of finding a lump in his neck and being told he had a 40% chance of survival. This was clearly a sobering moment, []

You too can be happy. Really. A Q&A with Shawn Achor

You too can be happy. Really. A Q&A with Shawn Achor

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“We think we have to be successful, then we’ll be happier. But the real problem is our brains work in the opposite order,” said Shawn Achor in his charming, immensely popular TED Talk from TEDxBloomington, “The happy secret to better work.” Achor is the CEO of consulting firm Good Think, which conducts research on positive psychology []