Karla Dawn Meier

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The Simple Skill That Will Improve Your Job

In television, being a good interviewer is not just about asking the right questions.<p>It's about listening to the answer.<p>Some of the greatest …

How You, Too, Can Copy Benjamin Franklin

One thing that has helped me hold myself accountable is to keep a happiness-project <b>self-scoring chart</b>.<p>I lifted the idea from <b>Benjamin Franklin’s</b></b> …

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Media coverage of higher ed in 2013: The year America went back to college.

It is the time of year when writers either resist or wallow in the social convention known as the year-in-review retrospective. Rather than be a …

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.<p>Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence. When Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his …

What If Wealthy College Kids Were Required to Do Low-Wage Jobs?

The pros and cons of an internship program that tries to teach students about class divisions<p>Sawsene Nejjar is a student at L'Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie, a private college in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The summer after her first year at the school, she prepared for an unusual aspect of …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

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The Five Biggest Innovations Needed This Century

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Gianfranco Zaccai, Continuum. Gianfranco Zaccai, Continuum<p>Since it’s the end of another year, I’m reflecting on what some of …

A next-generation digital book

Software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad -- with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very …

The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic …

Can technology solve our big problems?

In 1969, Buzz Aldrin’s historical step onto the moon leapt mankind into an era of technological possibility. The awesome power of technology was to …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Google Analytics Secondary and Custom Dimensions

Collaborating with your client’s sales team can provide a treasure trove of insights. Explore how PPC tactics are utilized to help shorten the sales …

20 Social Apps that Got Us Talking in 2013

As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How did we qualify what a social app was? In our mind, it was a service that had a core functionality that enabled users to interact and engage with other people, either …

Latest mobile dev trends: Facebook’s mobile API & Javascript are hot; HTML5 & old web architecture are not

For mobile developers, a lot has changed in the past year.<p>Facebook has now swiftly become the most popular social service for devs to connect their apps to, according to the latest mobile trend report from mobile dev platform company Appcelerator. And that’s despite the fact that many developers …

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Bill Gates is Santa for one lucky Reddit user

Bill Gates is no stranger to Reddit, but he’s swapping 80-inch Windows 8 displays and meme pictures this time for a role as secret Santa. 24-year-old Reddit user "NY1227," identified only as Rachel, participated in this year's Reddit annual online gift exchange and was left shocked by her unlikely …

20 Ways to Find Joy in Every Day

Want to feel a little lighter, shine a little brighter and watch your mood go sky-high? That incomparable state that's one part inner peace, one part …