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When we're kids, we do odd jobs, like mowing lawns, for a little cash. There's value  for both parties - kids make some scratch, and adults get someone to mow their lawn. The neighborhood is the marketplace. 

What if we had a market place for ment

When we're kids, we do odd jobs, like mowing lawns, for a little cash. There's value for both parties - kids make some scratch, and adults get someone to mow their lawn. The neighborhood is the marketplace. What if we had a market place for ment

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Buddhists call it 'beginners mind' and the guys over a Freakonomics suggest 'thinking like a child' in their latest podcast. It's interesting to consider a mindset as a form of mentoring. Can youth help remind elders how to think differently, or be m

Buddhists call it 'beginners mind' and the guys over a Freakonomics suggest 'thinking like a child' in their latest podcast. It's interesting to consider a mindset as a form of mentoring. Can youth help remind elders how to think differently, or be m

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Running is one of the few sports open to nearly everyone, regardless of age or socioeconomic standing. It turns out younger beginners and seniors tend to run in similar pace groups. Might there be an opportunity for mentorship 'on the run'? 

It's

Running is one of the few sports open to nearly everyone, regardless of age or socioeconomic standing. It turns out younger beginners and seniors tend to run in similar pace groups. Might there be an opportunity for mentorship 'on the run'? It's

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A 70 year old and 8 year old team up for a wild adventure - what's not to love? And it's a theme befitting this challenge. What might we learn from another viewing of Up?

A 70 year old and 8 year old team up for a wild adventure - what's not to love? And it's a theme befitting this challenge. What might we learn from another viewing of Up?

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A simple app to prompt questions about life goals, hopes and end of life wishes.
Inspired by The One Slide, Nathan's Intergenerational Holliday, Death over Dinner and National Healthcare Decision Day.

A simple app to prompt questions about life goals, hopes and end of life wishes. Inspired by The One Slide, Nathan's Intergenerational Holliday, Death over Dinner and National Healthcare Decision Day.

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I had a chance to visit with my grandmother this weekend. She is, simply put, the most inspiring person I knew. At 93, I wanted to ask her about getting older and life. Our audio interview didn't pan out, but here are some notes from our chat.

I had a chance to visit with my grandmother this weekend. She is, simply put, the most inspiring person I knew. At 93, I wanted to ask her about getting older and life. Our audio interview didn't pan out, but here are some notes from our chat.

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Nick commented on Amplify survivors' stories

My un-informed understanding is that coverage is better than we may imagine. The MSF doctors tell us Vodafone and Orange are the biggest providers. Perhaps they could be partners?

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turns out there's some precedence for this. 26 minutes into this video, a patient video conferences with her family: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/ebola-outbreak/