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Dr. Abraham Froman

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Wayne Brady Seeks Mustache Tax Break, Kidnaps Man

Dr. Abraham Froman | June 16, 2012 | Comedy
While he doesn't typically celebrate a sexually dynamic Mustached American lifestyle, actor and comedian Wayne Brady longs to own and operate thick, dense lower nose foliage.
Victor Udoewa

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Invisible Children and the Carter Center Model

Victor Udoewa | June 16, 2012 | World
We sometimes forget that we can support a person or a group and synchronously criticize certain actions, thoughts, or words. I support Invisible Children and simultaneously feel free to criticize certain tactics, campaigns, or actions.
Rick Fedrizzi

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Fine Gardening Lessons for All of Us

Rick Fedrizzi | June 16, 2012 | Green
Gardens are far more than a backdrop. They truly are symbols of life's resilience, of hope and possibility, of well-being and connection to something larger, and infinitely more important, than our simple selves.
Laila Ali

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Knocking Out a Silent Killer

Laila Ali | June 16, 2012 | Impact
As a four-time world champion boxer, I know the importance that an active and healthy lifestyle plays not only in quality of life, but also in preventing diseases. Now is the time to win this fight! Pair Up with a friend or loved one and take steps to knock out kidney disease.
Christine Schanes

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Homelessness - A Test of True Compassion

Christine Schanes | June 16, 2012 | Impact
I believe that we are all, with the possible exception of a very few, born with compassion. Thus, for most of us, the quality of compassion is already within ourselves from birth -- we need only to find and awaken our compassion.
Daniel Cubias

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Who Is the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs?

Daniel Cubias | June 16, 2012 | Impact
Studies imply that more than 80 percent of dropouts would have stayed in school if they believed it was more relevant to real life. Learning how to run a small business can help kids see how their core classes aren't just cruel tortures from adults.
Emily Kennedy

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Coacharity: Feel Better About How Much You're Spending on Coachella

Emily Kennedy | June 16, 2012 | Canada Living
Jonathan Lewis

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The Indispensable Social Entrepreneurship Skill

Jonathan Lewis | June 16, 2012 | Impact
Today, Chid advises "know thyself" -- the indispensable missing skill for new social entrepreneurs. If you know yourself, you can "really understand people" -- both the impoverished client and, of equal importance, the potential impact investor.
Ben Hecht

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Mainstreaming Social Innovation With the Public Sector

Ben Hecht | June 16, 2012 | Impact
When we refer to social innovation, what we really mean is innovation sponsored by the social sector ("social sector innovation"). We're talking about nonprofits created to fill gaps in a terribly broken system.
Tom Weis

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Rocket Trike Diaries: Week Two

Tom Weis | June 16, 2012 | Green
Join Renewable Rider Tom Weis as he pedals his rocket trike 2,150 miles through America's heartland in support of landowners fighting TransCanada's toxic Keystone XL tar sands pipeline scheme. Here are the video entries from Week Two.
Kenneth O. Preston

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Paralyzed Iraq War Vet Finds Freedom In Adaptive Home

Kenneth O. Preston | June 16, 2012 | Impact
On his second tour of duty, 25-year-old Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Keil was hit by sniper fire near Ramadi, Iraq. The injury left him a quadriplegic. When Keil returned, he was confined to a wheelchair and no longer able to live in his own home. The wounded warrior couldn't access...
Rahilla Zafar

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Innosight's Michael Horn on How 'Blended Learning' and Technology Can Bridge the Education Gap

Rahilla Zafar | June 16, 2012 | Education
Author Michael Horn predicts that in the future, the majority of students will be engaged in what he calls "blended learning" where they'll learn online with control over the pace of their learning in schools with teachers providing guidance.
Christopher Cocca

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Pluralism, Democracy and Dominion: Do We Need Pluralistic Politics Deeply Informed by Faith?

Christopher Cocca | June 16, 2012 | Religion
Why is it that advocacy positions influenced by deeply held religious beliefs about poverty, hunger, disease, human dignity and related issues are seldom, if ever, critiqued from the left?
Varun Soni

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The Los Angeles Riots 20 Years Later: An Interview with the Rev. Dr. Cecil 'Chip' Murray Of F.A.M.E.

Varun Soni | June 16, 2012 | Religion
During the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles, the Rev. Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray became a household name as the city's most visible and effective peacemaker. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with him to discuss the impact and legacy of the riots for South Los Angeles.
Pat Mitchell

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Skoll Lesson Five: Transmedia Storytelling Is a Key Skill for People Who Want to Change the World

Pat Mitchell | June 16, 2012 | Impact
There are epic, inspiring experiences of always bold, sometimes outrageous, entrepreneurs in remote and difficult places throughout the world, and these are stories optimally shared across many platforms.
Toan Lam

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GIG Spark: Spreading Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Toan Lam | June 16, 2012 | Impact
We know that people (especially youth) care and want to do something good for others, but just don't know how. So why not teach compassion to kids and adults in your life?
Stacy Bare

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Military Families at War

Stacy Bare | June 16, 2012 | Impact
You think it is hard to pick out a veteran in a room? Good luck picking out the spouse, the caregiver, the mother or father of a veteran. You may see them in a VA waiting room or at the trailhead for a wounded warrior hike, but how will you recognize them?
Bill Nelson

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A Military Wife's Struggle With PTSD

Bill Nelson | June 16, 2012 | Impact
In 2006, Staff Sgt. David McCaulla, a truck commander and gunner with the Army National Guard, returned from Iraq to a wonderful homecoming. A few weeks later, the rush of excitement began to fade. "I thought we'd be happy," said Amanda, his wife. "It was far from that." Post-deployment transition...
Wayne Pacelle

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Kreider Battery-Cage Egg Investigation Highlights Need for Federal Bill

Wayne Pacelle | June 16, 2012 | Green
Our undercover investigator worked at Kreider's nine-barn facility for six weeks and documented appalling and extreme overcrowding of hens, dead birds in cages and barn floors covered with flies.
Catherine Hill

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We're Number One, But We're Not Cheering

Catherine Hill | June 16, 2012 | DC
Change is around the corner we're told. Unfortunately, the truth is that women are far from earning wages equal to men's, let alone surpassing them.
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

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Slacktivism: A Gateway, and Only a Gateway, to Truly Changing Lives

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | June 16, 2012 | Impact
Tweeting about good causes doesn't hurt -- and for young people "slacktivism" can be a good gateway toward the stirrings of a broader social consciousness. But true engagement begins by lifting your sights from your mobile device out to the world at large, and personally embracing someone in need.
Pam Allyn

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Art + Words = Change + Power in Harlem

Pam Allyn | June 16, 2012 | New York
For so many of our families and our children, the challenges of living in this wonderful city are not subway delays or long lines at Starbucks, but putting food on the table.
Pat LaMarche

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A Dying Man's Last Wish: Change Our Laws

Pat LaMarche | June 16, 2012 | Politics
Curtis Johnson, a 55-year-old business man and educator who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis otherwise known as ALS, finds that even though he lives in Washington he cannot get the assistance he needs to end his suffering when the time comes.
Agapi Stassinopoulos

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Educating the Heart: The Dalai Lama's Message to the Students of Hawaii (PHOTOS)

Agapi Stassinopoulos | June 16, 2012 | Religion
The Dalai Lama's message is essentially "educating the heart" -- an education that is not merely about developing the mind, it is about fostering an environment where we can learn empathy.
Joseph Amodeo

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The Pulpit vs. The Pews: A Call to Action for All Catholics

Joseph Amodeo | June 16, 2012 | Religion
As Catholics speak out and call upon the Church to live out its call to be a beacon of social justice and love, those in the hierarchy will begin to see another way in which Christ has risen -- he has risen from the silence and has cried out for equality.
Akandwahano Dominic

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My Journey From A Ugandan Village To Harvard

Akandwahano Dominic | June 16, 2012 | Education
In primary school, I had to walk five kilometers daily to and from school, bearing the coldness of the morning on my bare feet before turning around and greeting the dangers of the dark.
Charles Orgbon

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AmeriCorps...Still Making a Difference

Charles Orgbon | June 16, 2012 | Teen
I only hope that stories of how AmeriCorps has impacted young people, like me as a student, will inspire decision-makers to continue supporting these programs.
Peter Bosshard

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Kenyan Dam Fighter to Receive Goldman Prize

Peter Bosshard | June 16, 2012 | Green
Ikal Angelei receives the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize today. She is defending the interests of 500,000 poor indigenous people against a destructive hydropower dam, and has successfully taken on many of the world's biggest dam builders and financiers.