Technology

Uber grant helps shuttle Alaska seniors

Seniors are the fastest growing segment of Alaska’s population and many need a ride. It had almost become a routine decision for Trudy Brown: medical treatme...

Fighting our fear of loneliness

We’re more connected than ever through technology, but an emoji can’t take the place of a hug. We all feel lonely at times. I have a family mem­ber who calls...

Can we train for compassion?

Researchers wanted to determine two things: After the training, would participants’ behavior become more altruistic? Would their brains respond differently to s...

A text for help

Crisis Text Line engages with texters in moments of crisis and compiles data on the anonymous raw language texters use to teach us when crises are likely to hap...

Breaking our unconscious bias

Color blindness has rarely been about not seeing differences, but about how we interpret the differences we see.   If I’m on the road, chances are, I have a ...

6 truths for when life feels messy

Sometimes life is messy. It is not the life that is so often portrayed on social media, but rather it is imperfect and raw. And it can be so easy for us to t...

Be present

Don’t miss out because you’re staring at a screen. My best friend put her hand in front of my phone’s screen. “Hang up and hang out,” she teased. I laugh...