Feeding the World by 2050

By 2050, there will be two billion more people in the world. This means two billion more mouths to feed. The question is, how do we do this? How can we do it without overwhelming the planet and over-stretching its already scarce resource. When we think about environmental threats, pictures of cars and smokestacks, and …

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A Close Shave

After 30min of ordering Pizza from Dominos, my pizza arrived and excitement took me downstairs for my delivery. Little did I know that it was -17 below 0 on the Fahrenheit. The external door was automated so without my key or phone to call my colleagues in the office, I was stuck in the freezing …

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“They Go Zig, You Go Zag”

My toastmaster's speech This is my Toastmasters Ice Breaker Speech. It was delivered Sept 28,18 When I say “Agoo”, you repond by saying “Ameeee” Can we try this Agoooooo!!! Ameeeeee 2X I come from a place where traditions and customs are taken seriously. As such I needed permission to speak. Me saying agoo was to …

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Technology Vs Innovation

Educators are struggling to integrate technology into their classrooms, but we’re losing sight of something much more important: Innovation The word “Technology” and “Innovation” are inextricably interrelated to the point where people tend to think of the two as being synonymous. I know I do. I mean if someone really asked us to articulate the …

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Want to know your partner? Ask questions! Here are 50.

How can you improve intimacy and engage with your partner? Talk. Quite simply, look into each other’s eyes and have a meaningful conversation. Below are fifty conversation starters for couples to help you get started. These conversation starters will help you to open up and maintain or reestablish your romantic connection– that initial spark that made things …

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Lyft Diaries Chicago Edition

Anthony my Lyft Driver is a black belt talker. He is such a great story teller and entertainer. He is a Chicago native and a great guy. This was a 35 minutes shared-ride from Chicago OHare Airport to Loyola University Chicago. There was 4 of us from the start. A pilot, Sarah who was visiting …

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4 Good Words that Were Hijacked for False Agendas

Words have a particular reverence, and when used correctly, they draw a visceral response and call us to the frontlines. But if you “cry wolf” too many times, the word “wolf” loses meaning. It eventually evokes a shrug, or worse, total neglect when someone is getting killed by a very real wolf. When words are …

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Thoughts on New Year’s Eve….

Wear Sunscreen

In August 1997, e-mail enthusiasts burned up cyberspace sending each other the text of a commencement address said to have been delivered by Kurt Vonnegut, author of "Slaughterhouse Five" and other works. It was surely the most popular speech Kurt Vonnegut never wrote or delivered. As it happens, the sunscreen speech was actually a column …

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