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Laura DiMugno


Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity (PHOTOS)

Laura DiMugno | Posted April 29, 2012

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s list of World Heritage sites contains over 900 of the most important natural and cultural locations in world. Sadly, 35 of 200+ sites designated as natural World Heritage properties are considered in danger and face threats such...

Eve Simon


Be a Creative Superhero. Save the World.

Eve Simon | Posted June 29, 2012

I have a confession to make. I'm a total pain in the ass. Like, professionally. As a creative director, being opinionated, tenacious, demanding, eccentric & snarky comes with the job.

Or could it be a cover for my super secret identity?

Yes, it's true. Beneath this black turtleneck beats the...

Michael Spencer


Africa Is Calling

Michael Spencer | Posted June 29, 2012

Did you know that 70% of Africa's 1 billion people now use mobile phones? Really? That's more than twice America's entire population. But how is this possible when only 14% of rural sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity? How do all those Africans charge their phones? This was a question...

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius


The Affordable Care Act - Stronger Benefits to Seniors, Billions in Savings This Year

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted June 29, 2012

Two years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The President's health care law gives hard working, middle-class families security, makes Medicare stronger, and puts more money back in seniors' pockets.

Prior to 2011, people on Medicare faced paying for preventive benefits like cancer screenings and cholesterol checks out...

Peter Dreier


Activists Breathe New Life Into May Day

Peter Dreier | Posted June 29, 2012

Unlike the rest of the world's democracies, the United States doesn't use the metric system, doesn't require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn't abolished the death penalty, and doesn't celebrate May Day as an official national holiday.

Outside the U.S., May 1 is international workers'...

Paul Allvin


World Wish Day 2012: Why Granting Wishes Isn't Just Nice -- It's Necessary

Paul Allvin | Posted June 29, 2012

If you could make one wish for anything in the world -- anything a person could actually grant -- what would you wish for?

Now, imagine if people in your community actually came forward and granted that wish.

How would that extraordinary act of generosity affect you? Would it...

Madelyn McGlynn


How Five Small-Town Girls Saved Lives Across The Globe

Madelyn McGlynn | Posted June 28, 2012

This is part of our new series "Gen: Change," in partnership with Youth Service America, featuring stories from the 25 most influential and powerful young people in the world. Click here to read more about Madelyn and her amazing story....