The Fierce Urgency of NOW

The average response time after an emergency call is approximately 8 minutes or less as victims requiring resuscitation have little to no chance of survival after 10 minutes have elapsed [1]. When Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc in the Philippines, the American public, global charities, public figures[2] and countries rallied to donate hundreds of millions of […]

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Print or Digital? Pew Study offers surprising insight

I traveled over 125 days last year, so being able to carry a library’s worth of books in a device weighing 1.46 pounds is invaluable to me. I still harbor nostalgia for holding a printed book in my hands–studying the cover art, noticing tattered corners, hearing and feeling the familiar swoosh every time I turn a page. As we […]

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Facebook: does it help teens “like” or “dislike” themselves?

While the popularity of Facebook ebbs and flows depending on the newer forms of social media (such as Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and whatever the “next big thing” will be…) it’s a pretty regular platform for youth to interact on. No matter what the latest and greatest social networking tool is, almost 94% of teens […]

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