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BJ Gallagher

Lenses Limited: Do You See What I See?

BJ Gallagher | March 2, 2015 | Impact
Imagine a world in which everyone is issued a pair of glasses at birth.
Vicki Cobb

The Demise of the Artist-Teacher

Vicki Cobb | March 2, 2015 | Impact
It's time stop paying lip-service to "freedom" in schools. If we actually implement it, the artist-teacher will flourish and so will our kids.
Monique Miles

All Lives Matter: Improving the Lives of Young Boys and Men of Color

Monique Miles | March 2, 2015 | Impact
While overall rates of disconnection from society are likely to trend down as the nation recovers from the Great Recession, history suggests that disconnected young men of color are in danger of being permanently left behind, and this has implications for future generations.
Omri Marcus

When Comedy Writers Changed the World

Omri Marcus | March 2, 2015 | Comedy
We proved that comedy is more than half-time relief. It has real social power.
Michael Green

Fracking With Your Health and Your Home

Michael Green | March 2, 2015 | Green
Given the dangers from fracking, it's not surprising when communities have fears about the effect that fracking could have on property values. But it's often surprising to hear how few rights land owners often have when conflicts arise around fracking
Alyaa A. Younis

The Rise of the Social Entrepreneurs Is Egypt's Silent Revolution

Alyaa A. Younis | March 2, 2015 | World
As a result of the rising social problems at the core of the January 2011 uprising, more young Egyptians are abandoning the traditional career paths and opting in for careers in social enterprises that fulfill them morally and intellectually.
Ann Wright

Cuba Joins One Billion Rising To End Violence Against Women

Ann Wright | March 2, 2015 | Impact
What an honor to be in Cuba for the first celebration of One Billion Rising to end violence against women!
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Empowering Teens to End Dating Violence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | March 2, 2015 | Impact
As an emergency physician and a mother of a 6-year-old daughter, I recognize how essential it is to talk about the need for healthy relationships early and to model them at home.
Jean Case

5 Things You Didn't Know About Philanthropy

Jean Case | March 2, 2015 | Impact
Some might say we have a bit of branding problem -- or maybe we simply need to embrace the real meaning and challenge one another to practice a sort of "everyday giving" -- where all individuals do their part.
Craig Spencer

Having and Fighting Ebola: Public Health Lessons From a Clinician Turned Patient

Craig Spencer | March 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
Proven, science-based protocols worked for me, and it has worked for hundreds of my colleagues who have returned from this and past Ebola outbreaks without infecting anyone.
Nicholas Turner

Raise the Age

Nicholas Turner | March 2, 2015 | Impact
Do we want to trap the next generation of New Yorkers in cycles of poverty and system involvement out of a misguided desire for retribution?
Wendy Gordon

Learning Vacations: Exploring the Possibilities

Wendy Gordon | March 2, 2015 | Impact
I came across G Adventures which offers a variety of trips and experiences organized by a social enterprise travel company working with small, locally owned businesses (instead of international chains) which keeps your travel costs down.
Robin Hall

Moving Beyond Ignorance

Robin Hall | March 2, 2015 | Impact
I never get when people say, "I have no regrets." I will continue to apologize forever for my idiocy.
Mary Ellen Powers

The Only R-word in Our Dictionary is RESPECT

Mary Ellen Powers | March 2, 2015 | Impact
According to some of my friends who are athletes in Special Olympics, when they hear the word 'retard' being used in that context, they feel hurt, anger, sadness, disgust -- and I even heard "It's like a knife cutting into my heart."
Marsha Levick

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Roper v. Simmons: One Small Step for Christopher Simmons, One Giant Step for Juvenile Justice Reform

Marsha Levick | March 2, 2015 | Politics
With this simple declaration ten years ago, the United States Supreme Court ended a centuries-old practice that left youth eligible for execution for murders they committed when they were under the age of eighteen.
Angela F. Chan

America Never Abolished Slavery

Angela F. Chan | March 2, 2015 | Politics
This past Black History Month, millions of students were told the story of how America abolished slavery 150 years ago with ratification of the 13th Amendment. The story draws an upward trajectory of racial equality in America. The problem is the story isn't true. We never actually abolished slavery.
Arin Greenwood

Dear McDonald's: Please Introduce a Veggie Burger

Arin Greenwood | March 2, 2015 | Green
Here's a little secret that might surprise meat-eaters: Vegetarians like to eat more than just salads. We like a nice hearty sandwich as much as the next person. We like salty, cheap food, too. And we'd eat a lot more of that stuff if only fast food restaurants were willing to sell it to us.
Janice L. Marturano

What's Working: Taking a Pause to Lead With Excellence?

Janice L. Marturano | March 2, 2015 | World
Purposeful Pauses don't add time to your schedule, so why not make them a habit? What you notice may astound you.
Lauren Casper

To The People Who Think My Son Doesn't Look Like He Has Autism

Lauren Casper | March 2, 2015 | Parents
Did my son seem "normal" to you in the 10 minutes you spent with him? Well, that's nice, because he is normal... he's a sweet, normal, beautiful boy with autism.
Andrew Lam

Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare Calling

Andrew Lam | March 1, 2015 | Impact
In 2012, Mai attended a Palliative Care Education and Training program for improving end-of-life care, held at Stanford University School of Medicine. His participation turned out to have a big effect on the Vietnamese community in San Jose.
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