Jordan Shapiro

Jordan Shapiro
Amazing Education for Poor Children

Amazing Education for Poor Children

“To care for yourself, you need first to care for others ,  so that you feel valued,” a teenage girl reports in front of her class, reading from notes.

Jordan Shapiro

“What about accepting your strengths…

SA VA Fashions Made in Philadelphia

SA VA Fashions Made in Philadelphia

Photo courtesy of Sarah Van Aken

When Sarah Van Aken started her Philadelphia-based women's apparel company SA VA Fashion and Accessories six years ago, she did what clothing retailers from Gap and Target to JCPenney have done…

Angelique Mannella: A CEO with a Social Mission

Angelique Mannella: A CEO with a Social Mission

Can a smartphone game do more than just entertain you? Angelique Mannella thinks so. As CEO and founder of Montreal-based startup Decode Global, Angelique wants to build mobile games that are not only fun and engaging, but also engineered…

What are Bitcoins—and Should You Get Them?

What are Bitcoins—and Should You Get Them?

You may have heard about bitcoins. The internet is abuzz these days with tweets and articles about the digital currency that’s been around since 2009, but has lately soared to record-high prices.

Bitcoin is a decentralized and anonymous…

Is it Time to Ditch Your Cell Phone Provider?

Is it Time to Ditch Your Cell Phone Provider?

You’ve probably seen commercials or driven by billboards for smartphone companies that promise “unlimited text, talk, and data” for considerably less than you’re paying with the big phone companies.
Are these deals for real…

Smart Shopping Hacks for Great Deals

Smart Shopping Hacks for Great Deals

You want those Gucci Chain-link sunglasses.  But they are $330 retail. Ouch. Still, they’d make you look like a CEO and feel like Trinity from the Matrix. Is the movie…

Say Buh-Bye to Cable

Say Buh-Bye to Cable

Your cable bill is a monthly pain—it’s a lot of money for a lot of empty channels, especially when the alternatives are only getting more enticing.
Now, instead of paying $150 a month for cable, you…

Cheaper Smartphones

Cheaper Smartphones

What really matters when choosing a smartphone?
 
Advertising bombards us with technical specifications: dual-core or quad-core
processors; oled or retina displays. It is a torrent of geek-words that most of us
barely understand.
 
How much…