So I packed my bags with towels and tubes of sun block along with the clothes on my back, headed down to southern Maryland with a carload of confirmed nudists who seemed to be counting the minutes until they could rip off their clothes and begin to frolic in the fields and woods.
I was always pro-choice, but before this experience I was wishy-washy about late-term abortion -- even with my adjacent medical knowledge.
It happens in an instant. The accident, the injury, the IED explosion -- the unthinkable event that changes life as someone knows it forever. After the hospital stays and surgeries, amputations and "we did everything we could do's," comes rehab. For many, that's where the story ends.
If we indeed believe in diversity, reverence for life, and sustainability, no beings are more deserving of our compassion than members of our own species who have no habitat to call home.
Educators have found--and medical science supports--that children are capable of developing new skills when they are young, especially during the middle school years. It's the critical time to introduce students to coding, engineering, and other high-demand industries in the evolving American economy.
In what ways can we positively affect masses of people? That kind of philanthropy is really difficult. It's actually much more difficult than running a business.
In Kenya, as in many places around the world, a girls' journey into adolescence is a challenging time. She faces significant pressures and expectations.
These leaders have established 17 ambitious sustainable goals for the world to accomplish--in only 15 short years. The exhilaration came from feeling empowered to think about new ways to tackle some of these goals using the powerful marketing tools at our disposal.
It starts from the bottom up, listening to the needs of small farmers all over the world but also listening to what they already know, what resources they already have and then how they can be better organized to make the most with what they know and can learn.
Knowing how to end breast cancer by 2020 is achievable -- with the right amount of passion, leadership and funding. It will take all of us working together to change years of incremental progress and to close out this decade with unparalleled achievement.
Well over a year ago, a five-foot chunk of stone fell from the ceiling of the Jefferson Memorial. Perhaps we're just getting used to living in an age where government funding doesn't keep pace with the growing needs of our important public spaces.
If the world's citizens take the SDGs seriously, down to the detail and commitment, they become a powerful tool with which to hold governments to account.
Sometimes I think we're living in some scary, cracked mirror world because it feels as if we're spinning out-of control. Odd, surreal and violent events are taking place every day. At times I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming.
Ultimately, there is a mismatch between the global agenda and what's needed on the ground. As Johnny Cash intimated, we're often not doing what people really want us to do, or what they really need.
Damon Wayans has joined the ranks of Cosby apologists with recent comments on The Breakfast Club radio show about Cosby's accusers being "un-rapeable" that highlight how clueless he is about the actual socio-cultural influences that lead to the crime of rape.
We've all heard and read about how Halloween has notoriously been a holiday where women are viewed as objects and retailers market "sexy xyz" costumes to them. We present an alternative. We're asking women to #ReclaimHalloween, and celebrate their own version of sexy: women who live from the inside out.
The point is not that all of us should devote ourselves to creating jobs for veterans. The point is that as we invest behind good ideas that produce wealth, we'll need to create, build or assemble the resources required to grow our businesses.
You know that time you kill on your phone? Candy Crush blah blah, or just vacantly swiping through a negative news feed? The Elbi community are putting that time to good use and helping a new school in Ghana with English and Art lessons, straight from their phones.