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Displaying articles for: 02-05-2012 - 02-11-2012

Nerd Youth Invade White House, Amazing Display of Innovation Ensues

by Employee ‎02-08-2012 03:09 PM - edited ‎02-08-2012 05:31 PM

Our guest blogger today is Sanjay Udani, who handles Internet and Technology issues for Verizon's Public Policy Development group.

I got a chance to go to meet some amazing people today at the White House Science Fair. A bunch of kids who had come up with everything from a better way to protect the heads of soldiers from explosions to detecting nuclear radiation in containers. Some very important people were there to honor them: astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson; Bill Nye the Science Guy; NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld; Craig Barrett of Intel; and oh, a non-engineer named Barack.



Now Available: Text for Dating Abuse Help

by Employee ‎02-06-2012 02:45 PM - edited ‎02-06-2012 02:45 PM

LoveIsRespect.pngGuest post from executive director Marjorie Gilberg of Break the Cycle, a national nonprofit organization empowering youth to end dating violence.



Happy February!  While this month often brings to mind love and romance, it has an additional significance for me, as executive director of Break the Cycle, a leading dating abuse prevention agency.  I recognize February as National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.


Did you know, one in three teens will experience abuse in a dating relationship and more than two-thirds of them will never report it to anyone?


It doesn’t have to be that way.


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