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Dean P. Simmer


One Hundred Percent

Dean P. Simmer | Posted July 2, 2012

The Class of 2012 at Detroit Cristo Rey High School took a risk by signing up for a Catholic, college-preparatory school that had not even opened, they worked harder than they had before, and 100 percent have been accepted into college.
Edward Goldman


Medicine for Your Eyes

Edward Goldman | Posted July 2, 2012

The first time I heard about the importance of having really good works of art displayed in hospitals, I thought to myself, what a strange idea.
Claire Charness


G(irls)20 Summit-Empowering Girls and Women Is Key to Economic Growth

Claire Charness | Posted July 2, 2012

If you help a young girl or woman find the confidence and the belief in her, she will break barriers in the future, both in an economic and political environment and in all areas of her life.
Ryan Mack


The "Pop-Up" Library: A Mini-Movement of Knowledge

Ryan Mack | Posted July 2, 2012

The creators of the "pop-up library" carefully selected areas of the community that looked as though they could benefit from some brightening up ... not only with paint and bright colors but also with knowledge.
Marie Marley


Leeza Gibbons: Passionate Champion of Alzheimer's Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted July 2, 2012

One evening Leeza Gibbons, the celebrated radio and TV personality, was out to dinner with her mother. When they went to her home, which her mother had visited hundreds of times, she said, "This is such a beautiful place. Is there a room for me here?" Her mother had dementia.
Molly Hahn


Buddha Doodle -- Death

Molly Hahn | Posted July 2, 2012

Hilary Sheinbaum


Lots and Lots of Locks for Love

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted July 2, 2012

I realized what I was doing. Was I sacrificing my looks? Maybe. Changing someone's life? Sure. Was I changing my own life? Definitely -- but at the time, I had no idea.
Neil Wagner


Imitating Nature: Engineering's Sincerest Form of Efficiency

Neil Wagner | Posted July 2, 2012

Energy efficiency has often been called the "low-hanging fruit" of our battle against climate change. An appropriate metaphor, as Climate Progress's Joe Romm points out, because energy efficiency "grows back."
Erin Levin


One Woman's Journey Around the World for a Good Cause

Erin Levin | Posted July 2, 2012

Betty Londergan's idea was to give away $100 a day for 365 days. She wanted to give to and highlight non-profits that most people had not yet heard about.
Cesar Millan


Saving The Satos -- Stray Dogs

Cesar Millan | Posted July 2, 2012

Stray and abandoned dogs are reproducing faster than we can find homes for them, and if spaying and neutering doesn't increase dramatically, we are going to see the problem get completely out of control.
Tim Blumenthal


Bike Fever

Tim Blumenthal | Posted July 2, 2012

Warm temperatures make May the best month for bicycling in most of the United States. Appropriately, it's the designated National Bike Month. This May and this summer should be an amazing time for bicycling in America.
Gulafsha Kumrulhoda Ansari


From the Slums of Mumbai to the London Summer Olympics

Gulafsha Kumrulhoda Ansari | Posted July 2, 2012

I live in Mahim, an area in Mumbai, India that is part of the Dharavi slum. But I know that with hard work and focus, I have what it takes to break out of my circumstances and grow and live better.