Kritika Singh is a force. Of all the people I've met in the anti-malaria sector she is the one that most inspires me.
All is not silent in Burma. There's malaria. Drug-resistant malaria, to be exact. It's the other silent struggle, and very few are talking about it.
Back in 1977, Billy Starr hopped on his bicycle and went for a ride. His mother had just died from melanoma and pushing the limits of the physical body helped Starr grieve the loss of his mother.
Donating business acumen is a powerful and effective way to give back to society. I recently witnessed this while launching an intercollegiate business plan competition to help Tibetan refugees.
During our weekend together, joy sat right next to pain, our celebration of life right next to our grieving of death. I left feeling affirmed and hopeful.
Our world changed for the better because of the ADA. As we look to the next 25 years of its implementation, it is time to take the next step and ensure that all Americans with disabilities have access to good jobs, accessible housing and reliable transportation.
Food, in many ways, is the gateway to living a more conscious and healthful life. But it's not just the dietary decisions we make; it's also choosing to buy food from those that are using their business to do good in their communities.
The people who shed crocodile tears about health care rationing five years ago don't talk about the rationing that we have now (and had then), but they were right to be outraged. We should all be outraged that, in the richest country on the planet, people are denied needed care on the basis of wealth and income.
It is honorable and important to fight for what is right. And elections are by their nature adversarial contests where one candidate wins and one loses. But there needs to be something more. When the election is over our leaders need to work together for the common good.
Imagine being a child in foster care, shuffled from home to home with your belongings in a trash bag. Or an elderly woman living alone with little to eat and no family to help you. This week at The Pollination Project our grantees have found ways to bring small kindnesses into the lives of others.
Just a couple of years ago, overdose prevention laws had never been attempted in any red state and conventional wisdom said they never could be. Now not only have advocates in red states proven those stereotypes wrong, but many Southern naloxone programs have become models for the rest of the country.
A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking of his own exile from his homeland of Tibet, the message of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is the same. "This should be the peace century."
The Arctic may have oil, but the risks of drilling in the Arctic are too great. Arctic oil should stay in the ground. It's time for Shell to do the right thing and announce that they will pull out of the Arctic.
The Updated Strategy will enable our nation to become a place where new HIV infections are rare, and where every affected person will have access to life-extending care, regardless of their circumstances.
We truly believe that you never know which dollar is going to make the difference and lead to the next big discovery to help kids with cancer, and that every single dollar adds up toward making those dreams of a cure a reality.
During my time in Kazakhstan I met LGBT people who, resilient amid a climate of intense homophobia, felt fear and trepidation in the face of the pending legislation.
Most car washes are filled with less-than-enthusiastic workers. But in Parkland, Fla., there's a place to clean your car where the employees -- 80 percent of whom are along the autism spectrum -- are extremely excited about their daily responsibilities.
For many people, a job is the ultimate source of stability and pride. For me, it is the feeling of being part of my community and my nation as whole.