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Peg Melnik


The 1 Minute Blog: Jolie-Pitt Goodwill

Peg Melnik | August 31, 2014 | Good News
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been moonlighting for years, filling their off hours with goodwill. They have traipsed the world over, donating time and money to the less fortunate. They have created a family of world citizens in the process.
liZ Evans

25 Ways to Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?'

liZ Evans | August 29, 2014 | Parents
As my kids get older, I know I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them -- but I know it's going to be worth the work.
Avi Sholkoff

Hashtag Activism Is Here to Stay

Avi Sholkoff | August 29, 2014 | Teen
Imagine if Twitter was around during the Civil Rights Era. Think about the greatness of hashtags such as #ihavedream or #selmatomontgomery Hashtags don't sound too unnecessary anymore, do they?
Molly Hahn


Today's Buddha Doodle - Give Love!

Molly Hahn | August 29, 2014 | Good News
Jenifer DeMattia


How Do My Kids See Me?

Jenifer DeMattia | August 29, 2014 | Parents
In the beginning, I was their home. I was everything, but now things are a little... different.


WATCH: These Mind-Controlling Parasites Are Freaky, And Apparently There Are A Lot Of Them

TEDTalks | August 29, 2014 | TED Weekends
How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? One word: parasites. Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and asks: Are parasites manipulating humans, too?
Aaron Gouveia


The 5 Stages of Spending Time Without Kids

Aaron Gouveia | August 29, 2014 | Parents
On the rare occasions we're granted a parental sabbatical, I've noticed a disturbing trend -- we miss our damn kids too much!
Heather Spohr


Why It's a Great Thing for Both of Us That My Daughter Is Going Back to School

Heather Spohr | August 29, 2014 | Parents
Annabel loves school. She loves being with friends, loves learning, and above all, loves being independent. She's a child who thrives on routine, social situations, and new experiences. She's happy at school, so I am happy that she's at school.
Peg Melnik


The 1 Minute Blog. The 9-Year-Old and the Uzi Outcry.

Peg Melnik | August 29, 2014 | Good News
If this country fears the proliferation of paramilitary police forces, it might want to consider our growing gun culture. The 9-year-old who accidentally killed her instructor with an Uzi was with her family at a recreational shooting range. The mishap, while tragic, has...
John G. Taft


You Only Live Once, So Do It Warren Buffett's Way

John G. Taft | August 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
Buffett used his punch-card analogy in an investment context. It's consistent with his belief that really profitable investment decisions are few and far between. But I think the punch-card analogy applies equally well to life, and to the decisions that define and shape our lives.
Susan Harrow


The Horrible Awkwardness and Angst of Being a Beginner: In Aikido or at Anything

Susan Harrow | August 28, 2014 | Impact
It's not easy being bad at something. But it's how we all start. And sometimes the awkwardness and ineptitude doesn't dissipate for quite a while. Beginnings can be awkward, uncomfortable, frustrating and fearful.
K.J. Wetherholt


The Necessity of Passion

K.J. Wetherholt | August 28, 2014 | Good News
Here is to the hope that many more will hear this call--take whatever quest one deems most important--seek whatever Grail is his or hers most at heart and soul--and in the process bring back something for the rest of us, if only to inspire us to our own journey within, and to share with others what we have the passion to find.
Bob Keefe


New Clean Energy Jobs Report Something to Celebrate This Labor Day

Bob Keefe | August 28, 2014 | Business
Environmental Entrepreneurs' (E2's) just-released quarterly jobs report shows that the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs announced in the second quarter of this year doubled from the previous quarter.
Peg Melnik


The 1 Minute Blog. Earthquake, Close Call.

Peg Melnik | August 29, 2014 | Good News
While Napa continues to pick itself up, people seem to be sizing up their homes as if they were the enemy. As quake stories continue to circulate, here's one that's particularly scary. When people went to check on a neighbor, she pointed to...
Heather Martin

Life Is Uncertain, But These Things I Know For Sure

Heather Martin | August 28, 2014 | Women
Uncertainty in life often feels like the greatest hurdle to our happiness, but it is actually a huge blessing, we just need a better understanding of its nature and how to move through it. Here are some lessons I have learned about our elusive friend, uncertainty.
Molly Hahn


Today's Buddha Doodle - It's Good For You!

Molly Hahn | August 28, 2014 | Good News
Stanley Hainsworth


Service for a Song

Stanley Hainsworth | August 28, 2014 | Good News
I realized, my former impatience at having to make this call had given way, early on, to an enjoyable and gratifying shared experience. An intimate, relaxing mini-concert between two strangers intent on providing each other with the service most needed in the given moment.
David Weiss


From Slums to Significance: the Communities Shaping our Urban Future

David Weiss | August 28, 2014 | Impact
Too often slum dwellers have been considered a problem. I believe they are the solution. If we help communities get the right tools and learn the right techniques we can empower them to take control of their and their cities' futures.
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis


The Deep End of Love

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | August 28, 2014 | Parents
Maybe life was easier before Ella, but it wasn't full, or anywhere near complete. Going back could never satisfy me as it had before, because once you experience the deep end, shallow waters aren't the same.
Dorian de Wind


Wish of 104-Year-Old World War II Veteran Comes True

Dorian de Wind | August 28, 2014 | Impact
This brings me to another World War II veteran, another woman, and the oldest living female California World War II veteran, Bea Cohen, now 104.
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