28 Mar 2016

The AbleGamers Foundation

Growing up with a bunch of friends that loved to play video games, I developed a very strong connection to the world of gaming. In my younger age, believe it or not, I was a bit of a nerd. Unfortunately, doing things that the school jocks and cool kids did never became part of my routine. While my fellow cohorts drove out to a…

07 Mar 2016

The Lost Art of Gaming Courtesy

Pinpointing an exact time when gaming courtesy vanished continues to elude me. I noticed some early warning signs back in 2000 when I began my adventure in the first-person shooter known as Counter Strike. Up until then, people could only play with others if they all went to the same location and trained their eyes on a…

23 Feb 2016

Teen Invents a Special Sleeping Bag That Is Made For and By the Homeless

Emily Duffy, a 16-year-old from Limerick, Ireland invented a lightweight sleeping bag that improves the quality of life for the homeless. As she explains in this video, the idea came to her when she was doing a fundraiser for a homeless shelter. In an interview with The Irish Times, she explained that she wanted to develop…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.

17 Feb 2016

GoFundMe Campaigns to Support Other than Kanye

As you may have heard, Kanye is almost bankrupt. It’ll be the greatest bankruptcy of all time. The self-proclaimed musical genius, and greatest rock star of our generation has fallen on tough times. Tough times in the amount of $53 million. He took to Twitter asking for help, even asking Mark Zuckerberg to invest in him. Then,…

02 Feb 2016

Are You Choosing Bad News?: Three Ways to Promote Positivity With Your Clicks

When was the last time you saw genuinely GOOD, inspirational news at the top of the news hour or filling your news feed? As if the winter days aren’t dark enough — Must we spend them bombarded by political ignorance, reality star check-ins, crime, vanity, even darker crime, and even deeper political ignorance? The answer is:…

01 Feb 2016

Homeless Man Uses Square to Accept Credit Cards

As a surprise to myself, a story involving a homeless man who accepts credit cards, did not come from San Francisco… but Detroit. A homeless man in the motor city is attracting nationwide attention after it was revealed that he accepts credit card donations via a Square reader attached to his phone. Abe Hagenston -…

20 Jan 2016

Need to Change Your Facebook Filters?: How to Handle the “Down” Side of Social Media

A few years ago, while tucked in at a coffee shop downtown Chicago, a news crew surprised me with the opportunity to become the focus of an “on-the-street” interview. The story was on “The Facebook Blues,” since a study had come out saying that Facebook was making users depressed, and the question of the day was: Do…