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How Libraries Are Reinventing Themselves To Fight Fake News

When I was in grade five, the librarian at my school saw my passion for tech and encouraged me to enter a district-wide programming contest. Against the odds, I took home top prize, an Apple IIc personal computer—an unbelievable luxury for a kid in the mid ‘80s. It was a turning point for me and …

Social Media

The average age of a successful entrepreneur? The answer is a shocker.

When you picture a successful entrepreneur, how old are they?<p>Maybe you instinctively default to an image of someone in their twenties—young, …

Entrepreneurship

Americans don’t need more money to be happier—they need to be like Denmark

The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed—a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years.<p>The US, on the other hand, ranked 18th in this year’s World Happiness Report, a four-spot drop from last year’s …

Happiness

4 Proven Ways Successful Freelancers Achieve More Feast and Less Famine

The ebb and flow of paying jobs is the torment of working independently, until you learn the tricks of wooing and keeping clients.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We already know that the future of work lies in freelancing. From 34 percent in 2014, freelancers will …

Profit

Creating a Female Political Culture

Feminism

Park Hill High School students face punishment for walkout

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A walkout organized by the students at Park Hill High School was a peaceful tribute to the 17 people who lost their lives in the …

High School

Samantha Bee: Students Fighting Gun Violence Are Filling GOP With Fear

Samantha Bee broke down why Wednesday’s nationwide school walkout in support of gun control was such a step forward.<p>The “Full Frontal” host said thousands of students who walked out of their schools protesting gun violence were “filling me with hope.”<p>“And I’m sure they’ve also been filling the GOP …

Why are Greyhounds So Fast? (And are They Faster than Racehorses?)

Whether you approve of Greyhound racing or not, you have to stand in awe of these supreme sprint athletes of the dog world. Oddly, nobody agrees on …

Retreat | Newburyport 2018

Meditations on Drawing<p><i>Draw. Reflect. Renew.</i><p>Artists Network is proud to present <i>Meditations on Drawing</i>, an immersive, extended weekend retreat in …

What is a Keto Diet?

A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many …

27 Disney Movie Easter Eggs You've Never Noticed Before

Well done, Disney.

Welcome to the Kansas City Art Gallery Map - Geographical List

-<br>NW METRO - WESTON / PARKVILLE<p><b>Northland Exposure Artist's Gallery</b> <i>About</i><br>519 Main St, Weston, MO 64098<br>(816) 396-5400 <br>www.northlandartists.com FB MAP</i> …

Contribute to Mental Health Research

There are many beneficial ways to contribute to mental health research. Some people take action through volunteering, contributing to a community …

This simple solution to smartphone addiction is now used in over 600 U.S. schools

Graham Dugoni was at a music festival in San Francisco in 2012 when he witnessed something that disturbed him. A man was dancing, uninhibited, perhaps drunk, losing himself in the moment. Some strangers thought it was funny, so they filmed it and uploaded it to YouTube.<p>It’s the kind of thing that …

Pew Research Center

if everything happens that can't be done

if everything happens that can't be done<br>e.e. cummings<p>if everything happens that can't be done<br>(and anything's righter<br>than books<br>could plan)<br>the …

The Philosophy of the Midlife Crisis

When he was thirty-five, Kieran Setiya had a midlife crisis. Objectively, he was a successful philosophy professor at the University of Pittsburgh, who had written the books “Practical Knowledge” and “Knowing Right from Wrong.” But suddenly his existence seemed unsatisfying. Looking inward, he felt …

About the Craft House

for the calendar for available rental dates: <br>CLICK HERE<p>The Whatever Craft House<br>Newton, Kansas<br>Built in 1903<p>the entryway<p>large fully stocked kitchen …

Books of Solitude - Signature Reads

Poet and novelist Sarton’s nonfiction work really bloomed after her long-term partner passed and she began to live by herself in Maine. This is arguably her seminal work–poetic and prosaic all at once, with precious passages on each page. Consider this one: “Friends, even passionate love, are not …

A Photographer Couple's Airstream Renovation Lets Them Take Their Business on the Road

With no prior experience, Brandon and Gabi Fox turn a 1972 Airstream Overlander into a mobile live/work office for their wedding photography business.<p>How did they do it? With a little bit of elbow grease, a few innovative ideas, and an unrelenting dedication to transforming their visions into a …

Flipboard

Sexist Troll Attacks Sarah Silverman On Twitter, And Her Unexpected Response Turns Man’s Life Upside Down

Sarah Silverman is known for her rather dark comedy but her heart is full of kindness. Instead of fighting fire with fire and insulting a sexist …

Sarah Silverman

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Meditation

KC named a top ‘dark horse’ to land Amazon HQ2

National media is lending credence to Kansas City’s prospects of attracting Amazon’s second headquarters. Inc. Magazine on Wednesday published a list …

Amazon HQ2

What Million-Dollar Entrepreneurs Taught Me About Freelance Writing

When I first went into business for myself as a freelance writer in the fall of 2007, I didn’t really know what I was getting into. At the time, I had four-year-old twins and a one-year old. My main motivation for starting a business was to create more freedom to control my schedule than even a …

Entrepreneurship

Message to Lake Boaters

First of all, don't get me wrong about what you are going to read. Lake boating is a great way to enjoy outdoor recreation for those who like …

Boating

26 Small Changes To Make In 2018 That'll Actually Improve Your Life

From little things, big things grow.

Productivity

10 Really Useful macOS Features That You Never Noticed

Much as we love all the new features that roll out with a fresh macOS update every year, we’re also rather partial to those long-standing tools and …

The 10 Late-Night Moments That Defined 2017: Laughter, Tears, and Plenty of Outrage

The late-night hosts who thrived this year refused to go easy on Trump and others deserving of scorn, often turning deadly serious in the …

Comedy

9 Ways a Creativity Coach Can Help Your Business

March 20, 2014<p>The job of a coach is to help people become better at whatever it is they do. And that's exactly what creativity coaches do: They help …

Creativity

Event Calendar

Have a craft market, networking, professional development or other fun event to share? Email meghan@rakunshop.com with your <b>public</b> facebook event, and …