We taught him to ride in the car, to say Momma and to sleep under the covers. He taught us to make up our own minds, to laugh at him and ourselves. He was the first "pit bull" we opened our hearts and home to but not the last.
No Land? No Problem. If Barcelona-based Forward Thinking Architecture has its way, farms of the future will operate autonomously as they float on the open sea. Stretching eco-friendly concepts to the limit, the ambitious design firm has come up with the idea of Smart Floating Farms.
With more than 8,000 miles between them and marked differences in climate and culture, Argentina and Russia seem to be worlds apart, but recently something spectacularly similar happened in these two countries -- the introduction of bills to end animal testing for cosmetics.
Change begins with the development of a collective vision of the future. Leaders inspire others to envision a world where justice and freedom reign supreme. This is a vision of fostering a global community that promotes love, justice, equity, and compassion.
For those of us who work in the world of faith based non-government organizations (NGOs), we're well accustomed to the snubs and not so subtle criticism of our "secular" NGO peers.
At the end of the last school year, two North Kansas City schools transitioned to the year round calendar. Parents had the opportunity to transfer their children to a traditional school or participate in the year round 45-15 plan. Some 95 percent of parents opted to stay.
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JABALYA Refugee Camp, Northern Gaza -- Children that are left behind are usually taken on by extended family members, but the scars prove hard to heal. The trauma of losing a limb, or a loved one, is likely to endure long after the smell of explosives and decomposing bodies begins to fade.
Last night, a mother hurriedly gathered clothes, insurance cards, toys, and medications. She was heading to the ER again because of her daughter's asthma. She was worried about missing work the next day. She was concerned about the number of school days that her daughter had missed. She was not...
A far more dangerous precedence of denial over a looming global shift of populations largely from climate change is taking place. There is not a migrant or refugee crisis. We're in the midst of a global migration shift.
For many parents, September represents a return to routine, a return to normalcy and perhaps even a joyous occasion as the children return to school. Once upon a time, I was one of these parents, oblivious to what September represents for the childhood cancer community.
Adam was diagnosed with ALL at age 17, underwent treatment at St. Jude, and is currently in remission. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Adam has set a goal to raise $100,000 to give back to the place that is giving him both hope and a future.
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Africa is rising and technology is changing the way we do business. We as entrepreneurs have a responsibility to operate at the highest level of professionalism and excellence.
Performance management is most effective when organizations stick to best practices in program implementation, identify rigorous outcomes, and make those outcomes the focus of the intervention. These principles may seem obvious, but they rarely guide actual performance.
In the middle of Harlem on a derelict plot of land where old men used to play cards, with no kids allowed, is growing one of the most exciting social projects I've seen this year as I go out looking for business partners.
Forced to leave their world behind, members of a top-ranked team leaned on one another for support in their new communities.
LONDON -- Malaysian authorities must ensure that this weekend's protest is not a repeat of the one in 2012 that resulted in protesters tear-gassed and arrested. The government has a duty to respect people's right to freedom of expression and to peacefully protest. A heavy-handed response by the authorities could sow the seeds of further resentment.
The emergence of Medicare, Medicaid, labor unions, private insurance companies, etc. resulted in care being based on formulas -- not individuals. Likewise, the significant medical and scientific advances in testing and treatments have saved countless lives but further distanced patients from their doctors.
As of August 22, 2015, the average length of time to complete a fully developed claim (FDC) for VA benefits was 141.1 days. What does "fully developed" mean? It means all the i's dotted and all the t's crossed. It means all the evidence supporting the claim is filed when the claim is initiated, there's no additional evidence, and it's filed electronically.
The live aspect of our business is just one of the many reasons that television news is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for the thin-skinned. And in the hours after we found out that Adam and Alison's killer was someone who had been a journalist, I had one thought -- he wasn't one of us.
When Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast ten years ago, the fundamentals of disaster relief poured in: water, sanitation, food, shelter. But looking back, we can see that the most effective tool for the hardest hit was something else altogether: community organizing.