Sharing is coming to a purse or wallet near you soon, and not to ask for a donation. Silicon Valley startup Openyear is building its first product, Open Pay, which will enable you to share your pay with those that influence you. I lunched with Openyear CEO Joe Hentz Friday to learn about this service, which is a few months away from launch. (Sign up for the beta launch here!)
America is in the midst of a new revolution. But this revolution is quiet, incremental, nonviolent, and traveling beneath the mainstream media's radar.
The new American revolution challenges the current notions of dog-eat-dog capitalism—through the building of a parallel economic system that shares, cooperates, empowers, and benefits fellow workers and community members.
San Francisco families started a group to explore the lifecycles of bees and butterflies and to introduce their kids to basic ecological concepts. Here's how they did it.
I had an inspiring conversation with Nadine Weil of Heart of Green and Ecofabulous at Bioneers last weekend. I know Nadine from serving together on the board of Forest Ethics, though we don’t know each other much outside of that. Our encounter at Bioneers was by chance. I expected a friendly hello but got something completely unexpecte
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Are mobile augmented reality technologies like Layar tearing us apart or pulling us together? Are they severing our connections to place or deepening those connections? The answer might be "yes."
I involuntarily love and admire the work of memoirist Richard Rodriquez, especially when I disagree with him. He has a beautiful, elliptical, elegiac essay in the November issue of Harper's magazine that is, naturally, available only in print. Sample passage:
Boston is one of the world's worst cities for bicycling. I know; I used to live there.
But don't take my word for it. Bicycling magazine rated Boston worst in the America three times. In 1999--the year I moved away from the city--the International Federation of Bike Messenger Associations (IFBMA) awarded Boston with the first ever "Hall of Shame Award" as the world's worst city in which to work as a professional bike messenger.