SMS & Healthy Loving Relationships

After getting drummed into our heads that using mobile phones may be carcinogenic, I am increasingly encouraged by recent studies saying that using the text (SMS) function is good for you! For its immediacy, the acceptance of shorthand (and errors) … Continue reading

Typing Skills & Games – Credit to Lester Thurow

Typing not Stereotyping – A True Way to Advance… I have often wondered how my life might have been different had I not learned to type quickly and accurately. I will never forget a lecture I attended by Lester Thurow, … Continue reading

Global Gender Gap 2008 Report – Who’s on Top?

The World Economic Forum have just released the results of the Global Gender Gap Report 2008. There are a few suprising facets to this WEF report, now in its third year, authored by Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Centre for International Development, … Continue reading

Airline Advertisements – Who Can Afford to Experience Luxury Service?

Airline Ads — the good, the bad and the luxury In these trying economic times, one of the industries that will inevitably be hit hard (again), will be the airline industry. Whether for personal or business travel, there is likely … Continue reading

The future of Mainstream Media in today’s world of citizen journalism…

Why the decline of traditional Main Stream Media? Why the decline of Mainstream Media? This question has been argued and tossed around in many a media organization’s board room over the course of the last five years. Clearly, for news … Continue reading

English Lessons for the French courtesy of French Government

Xavier Darcos, France’s Education Minister announced the giving of free [correction] English lessons over the summer months (starting next year) to willing students. What a shift in direction for the French who tend to promote francophonie. See here for the … Continue reading

Heir Hunters or Probate Genealogists and Aging Octogenarians

Getting older every day…and more lonely? This post is about two trends that seem to be crossing inexorably: the aging of populations around the world and the general lack of people taking care of this group. If you feel like … Continue reading

Turkey dramatically defeats Croatia in penalties in Euro 2008 Quarter-Finals

Turkey produced miracle #3 of the Euro 2008 tournament by beating Croatia in the quarter finals in the most unlikeliest of circumstances. After regulation, the match was 0-0. Some might ask how a 0-0 game can be exciting. Well, sometimes, … Continue reading