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On Dr. Seuss and Why I Should Take Vacations, But Don't

February 24, 2016

What's "life outside of work"? Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit; friends and coworkers know I love TV, read a lotta books, and spend good time with my misses. And that's important. However, my work, as I define it, consumes me. To be very clear, nothing here is altruistic, rather, it's usefully directed dysfunction. I'm a… Read more »

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11 Podcasts To Check Out This Weekend

February 18, 2016

I'm a big fan of podcasts, there's some really good stuff out there. If you're out of the loop and not sure what a podcast is, I once said I'd describe a podcast to a 6 year old as people talking, like radio, whenever you feel like listening (though, I'm not sure if six-year-olds know… Read more »

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New Study Shows Youth Could Significantly Impact 2016 Election

February 8, 2016

Folks, I recently supported the release of some research and important data about the 2016 elections. The Youth Electoral Significance Index is a data visualization that ranks the states and districts where young people could have a major influence on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, as well as on key Senate and House races. I… Read more »

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10 Women in Tech Creating Real Change in 2016

February 1, 2016

Hey, I've been working some within the women in tech community, supporting women-led startups and code programs for women and girls. Lots of times, the folks in this community don't get the recognition they deserve. My team and I compiled a list of some women who are real changemakers in the tech space, but this… Read more »

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women veteran

How Women Veterans Are Succeeding in Business

January 27, 2016

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. According to the National Women's Business Council, there are 384,548 veteran women-owned businesses in the United States. This reflects an increase of 296% from 2007. Just to compare, the number of veteran… Read more »

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photo credit: Luis LuCheng
photo credit: Luis LuCheng

Sending 25,000 Cases of Clean Drinking Water to Flint

January 26, 2016

Yesterday I announced that I launched the Water for Flint campaign on Crowdrise. We're working with folks on the ground from the United Way of Southeastern Michigan to get as much clean, safe drinking water as possible to the residents of Flint, an area I lived near for 10 years. For every $20 donated to… Read more »

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Breaking: Help Me Donate 25,000 Cases of Water to Flint Residents

January 25, 2016

Folks, you probably know about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Lots of people have no clean, safe drinking water and they're in a state of emergency. I've teamed up with CrowdRise to launch a massive Water for Flint challenge. Our goal is to deliver 25,000 cases of water to the residents of Flint. Water… Read more »

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5 Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. That're Relevant Today

January 18, 2016

Folks, on MLK Day, it's important to remember the work that Martin Luther King, Jr. did to fight against injustice. Lots of the same issues are still a concern today, and these quotes are still timely… Which of Dr. King's quotes is most inspiring to you?

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Wikipedia and the Year of Science

January 14, 2016

Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia’s potential for communicating science to the public. Wikipedia's doing this by connecting higher ed classrooms to the publishing power of Wikipedia. And there's… Read more »

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How $118K+ Was Raised for the Children of Military Families

January 7, 2016

Folks, by way of DonorsChoose.org, I donated $100K specifically to support teachers who are working with kids of military families. Here's how it worked: The Almost Home MilFam Match funded down every classroom project costing $1,000 or less, down to $98, so long as the class project contained the phrase "military families". The deal is, I donated… Read more »

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