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Nicole Wilde

Living in the Moment With Our Dogs

Nicole Wilde | October 1, 2014 | Green
One of my best friends lost one of her best friends this week. Sydney was a 13-year-old mixed-breed bundle of love and was my friend's "soul dog." If you've ever had one of your own, you know what I mean. I can't say I know exactly how she feels, but unfortunately, I have an idea.
Lara Lillibridge


Feminist Mama Manifesto

Lara Lillibridge | October 1, 2014 | Parents
It's hard not to fall into sexism as the mother of sons. It's hard not to look at your friend's daughters as potential wives to your future head of the household. I know, I know, you can't say it. But you think it when no one is looking.
Oral Fixation


Fat Camp: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Oral Fixation | October 1, 2014 | Women
That summer taught me that you can have your heart broken and still be OK; that moments of foolishness make you wise; that part of dating is learning what you don't want; and that you have to love yourself before anyone worthwhile ever will.
Rep. Gwen Moore


AmeriCorps Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Rep. Gwen Moore | October 1, 2014 | Impact
AmeriCorps members have completed over one billion hours of service since 1994, and have had an immense impact on mobilizing communities to work together for a more promising future. As a former VISTA volunteer, I know firsthand the tremendous impact volunteering can have for both the volunteer and the community.
Glennon Melton


The Real Meaning of 'Brave'

Glennon Melton | October 1, 2014 | Parents
We have to teach our children (and ourselves) that caution is often a sign of courage. That often NO is as brave an answer as YES.
Dr. Tim Mainardi


How to Live With a Pet Allergy Without Getting Rid of Your Pet

Dr. Tim Mainardi | October 1, 2014 | Healthy Living
Environmental changes, medications and allergen immunotherapy are effective strategies that can help pet allergy sufferers to treat their symptoms and live with a pet allergy while still keeping their best friend around.
Lisa Walters, RN

A Special Bond

Lisa Walters, RN | September 30, 2014 | Parents
I got to see him be a regular kid and run around and grow up. I felt like I could tell my next patients, "I know you can do it," because I saw Joel come through it.
Ari Nessel


How a Man Named Jingles Changed My Life

Ari Nessel | September 30, 2014 | Good News
That was the beginning of how I started thinking how every choice I made had an impact, so with those choices, I had the power to create harm or good.
Craig Newmark


Women in Tech You Need to Know

Craig Newmark | September 30, 2014 | Women
Recently, I asked my folks to contribute names of impressive women in the STEM field who really have their boots on the ground. We got some really good responses, and have compiled an abbreviated list in no particular order.
Lissa Coffey


How We Can Help the Homeless

Lissa Coffey | September 30, 2014 | Impact
Although I showed her kindness and respect, I questioned what I could have done differently, how I might have been able to help her.
Carol J. Carter


Quantum Leadership: Transforming Bullying Into Opportunities for Others

Carol J. Carter | September 30, 2014 | Impact
Like many bullies, JP Butler started out as the one who was bullied. What's different about JP's story is that his next transformation took him from bully to a bullying prevention leader and activist.
Mommy Nearest

6 Things That Surprise Me About My Kids

Mommy Nearest | September 30, 2014 | Parents
At night I write down things in my journal that surprised me most that day, along with moments that spoke to my heart and inspired me. Most of the time, I'm writing about my son and daughter. Here are a few ways they have surprised me most.
Megan Dalla-Camina

What Can You Stop Doing?

Megan Dalla-Camina | September 30, 2014 | Women
How's your to-do list looking today? Lot's of really important stuff that you must get done to keep things moving on the work and home front? I get it. But what I would also like you think about is what can come off the list
Christine French Cully


Optimism: The Silver Lining in a Chaotic World

Christine French Cully | October 1, 2014 | Parents
How do we shield our children from news of these horrific events? Is it even possible? I talk to a colleague whose kindergartner has missed several days of school while the manhunt for the shooter in the woods ensues.
Steff Deschenes

9 Food Holidays You Probably Aren't Celebrating (But Should Be)

Steff Deschenes | September 30, 2014 | Books
Everyone's celebrating food holidays lately, but it's always the same ones -- National Ice Cream Day, National Doughnut Day, National Noodle Ring Day (wait... what?). Let's get away from the mainstream options and celebrate ones that are sexier (because they're international, come from a sincere place, or will just impress...
Brandi Megan Granett


How Tanzy the Paraplegic Kitten Surprised Everyone

Brandi Megan Granett | September 30, 2014 | Good News
When Tanzy first came to Tabby's Place, no one knew whether or not she would survive the animal attack that left the day old kitten without the use of her back legs.
Dr. William Karesh


Celebrating Regular People and Their Humanity: Fighting Pandemics, Responding to Natural Disasters and Helping to End Domestic Violence

Dr. William Karesh | September 29, 2014 | Good News
We all hear of celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and business contributing their time, name or money to help make the world a better place. Far less common is public recognition for the huge number of people who find some creative way to improve our lives or the lives of others.
Rob Greenfield


The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have to See It to Believe it

Rob Greenfield | September 30, 2014 | Green
I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.
Valerie Alexander


How One Professor, One Student and One Class Showed that One Dollar Can Change the World

Valerie Alexander | September 29, 2014 | Education
The assignment was for each student to present a persuasive discourse about why he or she deserved the cash, with the class voting and the winning speaker getting it all (and no, no one was allowed to vote for themselves).
Adam C. Levine


Dispatch From Liberia: No Condition Is Permanent

Adam C. Levine | September 29, 2014 | World
I sigh with relief. We've lost many patients since opening the ETU almost two weeks ago, but tonight -- my very last night here -- it doesn't look like anyone's going to die.
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