Category: Think Future

Dr. Mark Dybul:  Overcoming Challenges in Global Health

Partners in global health have made tremendous progress in the last decade in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. By working together and involving people affected by the diseases, civil society, the private sector and governments, we have seen progress way beyond what seemed possible only a few years ago. But achieving impact was…

Beginners Mind: The Key To Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive Innovation Often Requires Zen Mind “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” When I was in high school I, as probably many others did, found my families religion a bit wanting and did a little dabbling in a number of different “ways”, spending most of my…

Culture goes cruising

Chapter 1 Franco Pili, cruise director: part one Franco Pili, cruise director of the ‘MSC Preziosa’, is an old hand with a young heart and matchless energy for running around, talking fluently and constantly in half a dozen languages and being the very voice of the ship. For up to five months at a time…

Meet The Congressman Bringing Meditation To The Classroom

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) started bringing meditation programs to his school districts about five years ago, which he said has created a “dramatic shift in the kids’ ability to self-regulate.” In the video above, watch the congressman explain how his own meditation practice affects him and why bringing mindfulness to the classroom is important for children. Source link

Obama's Ban On Plastic Microbeads Failed In One Huge Way

Stiv Wilson chose his battle three and a half years ago. The problem is, he still doesn’t know who all his opponents are. An environmental activist fixated on curbing plastic pollution in the oceans he loves to surf and sail, Wilson focused his efforts on eliminating microbeads, the tiny plastic particles most commonly used as exfoliants in…

Obama Signs Bill Removing 'Oriental' and 'Negro' From Federal Laws

The words “Oriental” and “Negro” will no longer be part of federal law. President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday eliminating the offensive and outdated descriptors, after the legislation passed unanimously in the House and Senate earlier this month. Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) sponsored the bill, which aimed to “modernize” two references to “Orientals” and “Negros” in the…