Sunday, October 21, 2012

Smarter ideas

  • Money-saving ideas for couples

    Jasmine Birtles. Financial journalist and TV presenter Jasmine Birtles gives her top tips for Smarter Living Photo: ©Seamus Ryan.

  • LETTER: Flanagan does not deserve credit for soccer stadium idea

    I don't want anyone to think I'm smarter then he is, or that it's sour grapes. What I am saying is this man hasn't had an original idea in his two terms as mayor and takes credit for the ideas of citizens like me who actually want more for this city ...

  • Top 10 tips for free days out

    The Smarter Living series introduces small money-saving ideas which could lead to real differences in your long-term finances.

  • Who to Watch at Chicago Ideas Week 2012: Adam Braun

    There's a lot to wrap your mind around with the approaching Chicago Ideas Week, the weeklong invasion of super-smart and super-influential folks taking place at venues all over town from Oct. 8 to 14. We're helping with a series of speaker profiles ...

  • Stop Trying to Protect Your Business Ideas

    As we near a wrap for Make Your Pitch, I want to address one of the questions that consistently came up from those considering making a pitch: "How do I protect my ideas?" There is ... Then, you can figure out how to do it smarter, faster or better ...

  • How to Add to Your Life by Subtraction

    How clever of Matthew May to design Laws of Subtraction as what Frans Johansson dubs a "hook" -- something concrete around which we can gain clarity in our own thinking and are pulled into contributing relevant ideas to his six smart laws to simplify ...

  • Nobel Prize Winners Know What They Need to Know

    Merely being "smarter" is not the same as being "better-informed," and that is something that all of us have a professional responsibility to strive for.

  • Top 10 tips to cut your fuel bills

    The Smarter Living series introduces small money-saving ideas which could lead to real differences in your long-term finances.

  • 10 Questions With Steven Johnson

    The author of eight books, including "Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter" and "Where Good Ideas Come From," and co-founder of three websites, Johnson talked to FM about hunches, heroes, and the ...

  • NSF and Mozilla announce winning ideas for Internet of the future

    Cars are getting smarter and the entire transportation infrastructure should too, asserts Eric Endlich and Julian Valencia of EndlichStudios.

  • Change text size for the story

    One of today's major debates is how big government should be. Maybe we are asking the wrong question. Our battle over the size of the state overlooks a problem that is just as important and that may be easier to muster the collective will to resolve ...

  • IT innovators navigating a patent minefield

    He offered an apt example of what the difference is between the two: "RIM invented the smart phone," he said. "Apple innovated it.

  • Did Smart Cars get smarter with the Smart ForStars Concept?

    Some of us find the eyebrows over the headlights a bit off-putting, but it does give the Smart ForStars Concept a dune-buggy look right out of a cartoon.

  • Top 10 tips to refresh your wardrobe

    The Smarter Living series introduces small money-saving ideas which could lead to real differences in your long-term finances.

  • Meeting of the Minds 2012: Challenging Old Paradigms With Urban Innovations ...

    What: Meeting of the Minds is an annual leadership summit that brings together leaders from the world's most innovative organizations to spotlight fresh ideas in urban connectivity and sustainability. The multiday event focuses on interlocking themes ...

  • Getting Smarter on Skills Testing

    This method of signaling qualifications based on knowledge and skills, rather than college-issued credentials, shares similarities with competency-based education and prior-learning assessment - also hot ideas in higher education. Those two approaches ...

  • Smarter than a TED Talk (and sillier, too)

    Some of those talks are massively popular on the Internet, and the organization has since seen backlash for popularizing ideas as a (massively lucrative) industry. Knowledge isn't just power; it's currency in the age of globalization. American ...

  • Can social media drive real sustainable change?

    The result: a smorgasbord of sustainable ideas, ranging from collaborative consumption to smart energy grids to enabling affordable access to locally sourced food.

  • Five smarter ways to nurture reading

    The researchers say that sometimes, the most gorgeous books for young readers don't do the best job introducing words and ideas that connect with kids' own lives. The language may be too simple. Look for books with interesting but still on-level words ...

  • An Era Full of Promise

    We are people with ideas. We are experts who design new drugs and invent tools. We discover a smarter way so we can be that much better than we were yesterday.

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