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Vytis Vidunas

Friends of Tibet in Lithuania Celebrate the Dalai Lama

Vytis Vidunas | July 6, 2015 | Impact
Friends of Tibet in Lithuania celebrated the 80th Birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on June 19 in Vilnius. This celebration became a part of the huge traditional cultural event called "Culture Night" which was held in Vilnius that night.
Leon Stuparich

Putting the Dalai Lama's Lessons to the Test

Leon Stuparich | July 6, 2015 | Impact
Overwhelmingly, people say they love the Dalai Lama because of his integrity. But what does that mean? And how can we live in the same way? How can we concretely learn from his teachings?
Dechen Pemba

Kundun: The Presence of an Absence

Dechen Pemba | July 6, 2015 | Impact
The term Kundun in Tibetan literally means "presence" but the Dalai Lama's absence from Tibet is an all too real pain that is impossible not to feel. Or in a strange way, it could be interpreted as an overall presence in noting the absence.
Hugh Jackman

The Pledge Your Profit Challenge: Inspiring Kids to Use Business for Good

Hugh Jackman | July 6, 2015 | Impact
When we teach our children about using business for good, and when these principles become part of our mindsets and ingrained in the way that we do business, then we have really accomplished something.
Michael Wohl

On the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday

Michael Wohl | July 6, 2015 | Impact
The Dalai Lama's message of compassion and nonviolence resonates at the core of our common humanity, regardless of nationality or religious background. This era of universal admiration and respect for a spiritual leader is unparalleled in history.
John Roman, Ph.D.

Putting evidence first: Learning from the Rikers Island social impact bond

John Roman, Ph.D. | July 6, 2015 | Impact
This post was co-authored by Justin Milner, Erika Poethig and Kelly Walsh. Results from the first generation of social impact bonds (also known as pay for success deals) are starting to come in. Today, the...
Dakota Meyer

Mission Transition: Much Accomplished, But More to Do

Dakota Meyer | July 6, 2015 | Impact
It was an honor to present at last week's Mission Transition summit in Washington, D.C., alongside President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush. I joined decision-makers from every sector and industry to discuss the transition process for post-9/11 veterans and military families. And I have to say, I am encouraged by what I saw.
Ray Chambers

For Those Who Doubted the MDGs, Trillions of Dollars and Tens of Millions of Lives Saved

Ray Chambers | July 6, 2015 | Impact
On July 6th, the Secretary-General of the United Nations released his annual report on the MDGs, providing a final assessment of progress made against targets established to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015.
Brian Dooley

Kenyan Corruption Undermines Fight Against Extremism

Brian Dooley | July 6, 2015 | World
Since 2012, at least 600 people have been killed in Kenya by terrorist group al Shabab, including at least 67 at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall in 2013 and 148 at Garissa University College in April 2015. There have been attacks in the coastal area and in other parts of the country. However, police corruption destroys trust in the government's ability to fight terrorism properly.

Bringing Postpartum Depression Into the Light

MotherWoman | July 6, 2015 | Impact
On June 29, communities from across Massachusetts met in Boston at the State House for Bringing Postpartum Depression into the Light: Decreasing Stigma, Supporting Families and Implementing Policy Change in MA, a day of awareness hosted by the MA Commission on Postpartum Depression (PPD).
Alexis Sclamberg

How Melissa Etheridge Got Everything She Wanted (and How You Can Too)

Alexis Sclamberg | July 6, 2015 | Impact
I had the incredible good fortune of speaking to Melissa Etheridge on the phone recently about my favorite topic: manifesting. As the co-founder of a company focused on personal growth, I spend my days learning from incredible experts.
Angelique Kidjo

Building Our Own Bridge

Angelique Kidjo | July 6, 2015 | Entertainment
One of the most common misconceptions about Africa, my continent, is that its culture and its arts are primitive. It suggests that African art is closest to the beginning of mankind, closer to a time when we were still half-beast/half-man! Why so much ignorance?
Jean-Michel Giraud

D.C., Chicago in Dead Heat Over Veteran Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | July 6, 2015 | DC
Two of the country's most politically savvy and competitive cities are now in a tight race to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year. Wishing fair winds to both teams, I'm amazed by the results being brought about by these new ways of energizing systems in homeless services.
Young Invincibles

California Can Become a National Leader, or Risk the Health of Undocumented Families Like Mine

Young Invincibles | July 6, 2015 | Impact
It is time for Governor Brown and California legislators to invest in health for all, invest in hardworking communities, and invest in lives. If we can do that, our economy will also be healthier for all.
Bea Edwards

Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in the CAR Not Given Priority by the United Nations

Bea Edwards | July 6, 2015 | World
Just over a week ago, the UN Administrative and Budget Committee brought forth a resolution to define the priorities of the Member States with respect to peacekeeping, whistleblowing and, among other things, sex abuse. The resolution makes clear certain obvious features of UN peacekeeping that most casual observers don't immediately think of.
Brad Hurley

Why I Love the Fairphone -- and Why I Won't Buy One

Brad Hurley | July 6, 2015 | Green
Fairphone isn't just about its own product line: It's trying to shake up the smartphone industry and shift it toward less destructive practices. What's not to love? Almost nothing. So why am I not going to buy one?

How One Man's Trip to Toys 'R' Us Brought Mobility to Hundreds of Disabled Kids

NationSwell | July 6, 2015 | Impact
Cole Galloway's workspace at the University of Delaware resembles a ransacked toy store. But he is a physical therapy professor and infant behavior expert whose lab has a very clear mission: to provide mobility to children with cognitive or physical disabilities.
Arianna Huffington

Introducing HuffPost Quiet Revolution

Arianna Huffington | July 6, 2015 | Healthy Living
After the success of her 2012 best-seller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain brought together a team to start Quiet Revolution, a company dedicated to "unlocking the power of introverts for the benefit of us all." And now, I'm delighted that HuffPost is joining forces with Quiet Revolution to use all the tools at our disposal to unlock that power and bring these voices and ideas to an even wider audience.
Jacob Kragh

Why We're Urging Global Leaders to Invest in Childhood Education Worldwide

Jacob Kragh | July 6, 2015 | UK
Together we have the opportunity to establish better prospects for the world's children by investing in their future at a scale capable of achieving universal pre-primary education by 2030. This is necessary for business. This is necessary for society. And most importantly, this is necessary for the future of our children.
Dame Tessa Jowell

7/7 Remembered - How the Bombings Showed Our Country Is the Model of Resilience

Dame Tessa Jowell | July 5, 2015 | UK
The story of London on and after 7 July 2005, despite the pain and the anguish which will never abate, is a more optimistic story than that. People stopped to help. We mourned together. It changed us. The bombs brought fire and death; but I recall that one of the Olympic symbols is a torch. That was the fire which lit London three years ago, which London will carry forever, and in whose flickering light the names of those who died will live for evermore.
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