Laundry day is always not the most inspiring day. You have to gather up all all your clothes, soap, and dryer sheets and then head to the laundry room in some other room of the house. Read more
The cruise ship industry is growing at leaps and bounds, and it is fiercely competitive. Every year bigger and better ships come out to the market and with it they bring innovation, new restaurant concepts, and amazing new amenities for all walks of life. Read more
- Define: re·frig·er·a·tor noun /riˈfrijəˌrātər/
An appliance or compartment that is artificially kept cool and used to store food and drink. Our modern refrigerator units usually make use of the cooling effect produced when a volatile liquid is forced to evaporate in a sealed system in which it can be condensed back to liquid outside the refrigerator. Read more
One of the greatest things about cruise vacations is getting to board amazing ships that get bigger and smarter year after year. This year the Disney Dream was launched and the features it brought with it did not disappoint. Read more
Lately, Samantha Brown has been popping up on the Disney Parks site on Youtube. That’s because she is featured in a new segment that Disney Parks is producing on Youtube called “Destination Disney”. Read more
President Obama took the stage yesterday to talk about the state of the union. He focused on education, technology and innovation. It was a success in my opinion. Here are some of the highlights:
That responsibility begins not in our classrooms, but in our homes and communities. It’s family that first instills the love of learning in a child. Only parents can make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done. We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who deserves to be celebrated, but the winner of the science fair. We need to teach them that success is not a function of fame or PR, but of hard work and discipline.
In fact, to every young person listening tonight who’s contemplating their career choice: If you want to make a difference in the life of our nation; if you want to make a difference in the life of a child — become a teacher. Your country needs you.
If we take these steps — if we raise expectations for every child, and give them the best possible chance at an education, from the day they are born until the last job they take — we will reach the goal that I set two years ago: By the end of the decade, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
One last point about education. Today, there are hundreds of thousands of students excelling in our schools who are not American citizens. Some are the children of undocumented workers, who had nothing to do with the actions of their parents. They grew up as Americans and pledge allegiance to our flag, and yet they live every day with the threat of deportation. Others come here from abroad to study in our colleges and universities. But as soon as they obtain advanced degrees, we send them back home to compete against us. It makes no sense.
The third step in winning the future is rebuilding America. To attract new businesses to our shores, we need the fastest, most reliable ways to move people, goods, and information — from high-speed rail to high-speed Internet.
So over the last two years, we’ve begun rebuilding for the 21st century, a project that has meant thousands of good jobs for the hard-hit construction industry. And tonight, I’m proposing that we redouble those efforts.
All these investments — in innovation, education, and infrastructure — will make America a better place to do business and create jobs. But to help our companies compete, we also have to knock down barriers that stand in the way of their success.
Within the next five years, we’ll make it possible for businesses to deploy the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of all Americans. This isn’t just about — (applause) — this isn’t about faster Internet or fewer dropped calls. It’s about connecting every part of America to the digital age. It’s about a rural community in Iowa or Alabama where farmers and small business owners will be able to sell their products all over the world. It’s about a firefighter who can download the design of a burning building onto a handheld device; a student who can take classes with a digital textbook; or a patient who can have face-to-face video chats with her doctor.
We’re a nation that says, “I might not have a lot of money, but I have this great idea for a new company.” “I might not come from a family of college graduates, but I will be the first to get my degree.” “I might not know those people in trouble, but I think I can help them, and I need to try.” “I’m not sure how we’ll reach that better place beyond the horizon, but I know we’ll get there. I know we will.”
One of the greatest things about the internet is that we can share information with one one another. It is so key in fact that we learn about ourselves, we learn about the world and what goes on in places we have never been. It just keeps getting better and bigger. TED is a non-profit that is dedicated to Idea’s Worth Spreading. It was started in 1984 as a conference that brought together people from three worlds: Technology, Innovation, Design. Currently, TED has two annual conferences on the west coast. One is in Long Beach, and one is in Palm Springs. TED also has global conference also and they are even putting the presenters online. Some of the most brilliant people that have graced this planet have spoken at this conference and it is available to you, online.
This is quite a gift to the people of the world. A ticket to TED can cost up to $4,000.00 to attend, “if” you can get a ticket. It is quite a place. I can only imagine what energy can go through a TED conference.
The list includes people like:
We can be inspired by TED and learn by TED. Every talk is amazing and it holds many cures to complex issues in technology, design, and innovation.
“We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. This site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and you’re an important part of it. Have an idea? We want to hear from you.”