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Priorities in Paris: Our Plans for Supporting Gender-Responsive Action at COP21

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Now, in the final push to Paris, GGO is preparing for a packed schedule of commitments, support to negotiators, launching new knowledge products, and more. Here's our priority line-up,

Give Kids a Voice at Climate Talks

Samantha Cocco-Klein | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Samantha Cocco-Klein

Climate change is increasingly understood as an issue of inter-generational justice, and it has become a truism that today's children will bear the b...

Elon Musk Is A Quitter. And That's What Makes Him Successful

Nathan Kontny | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Nathan Kontny

Elon persists through obstacles. But he's also a quitter. He changes. He adapts. If something gets in his way, instead of plowing through it, he steps back to look to see if there's actually something much more worthwhile to attack. And he adapts himself to go there.

Should Chevron and Shell Pay for Climate Damage?

Renee Karunungan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Renee Karunungan

Developing countries lose more and are damaged more. This is why developing countries have been continuously, tirelessly fighting for loss and damage in the climate negotiations. Meanwhile, developed countries like the United States, those who have caused the climate change we know today, have only evaded the topic.

Storytelling Master Robert McKee Discusses Story, Writing Philosophy and Screenwriting

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment

Robert McKee occupies a unique position in modern storytelling. His teachings have spread beyond the screen to influence all media.

Pope Francis' Historic Visit to the U.S. and the Chance to Spur Action on Climate Change

Bianca Jagger | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Bianca Jagger

I hope that world leaders attending COP21 will listen to Pope Francis, act with courage and conviction and emerge from the conference with an agreement that, in the words of the Pope, "protects our common home."

Hermann Lederle's "Adaptation," 2015

James Scarborough | Posted 08.29.2015 | Arts
James Scarborough

Hermann Lederle's "Adaptation," 2015, is massive. Measuring five and a half feet by ten feet, this totemic monument doesn't just envelop you, it anchors you to the ground.

How I Took Control Of My Life And Now It's Your Turn

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Aliza Vaccher. The last year and a half has been hard for me. And, it's not easy to admit that. It's difficult t...

7 Far-Reaching Findings in Dutch Climate Legal Victory

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Kelly Rigg

In April I wrote about a landmark Dutch lawsuit on climate action that, if successful, would put the world's governments on notice. Today the Hague District Court ruled in favor of the Urgenda Foundation and its nearly 900 co-plaintiffs. The court's findings are extraordinary and could set precedent in cases around the world.

Hummingbirds Are All the Buzz

Steve Zack | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Steve Zack

Hummingbirds are evolutionary copycats. Some 40 million years ago, they began exploiting a mutually beneficial exchange that bees and flowers had developed 130 million years before: a trade of pollination for nectar.

The Untold Story of Jon Arbuckle

Eli Kibrick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Eli Kibrick

I grew up reading Garfield comics. My brother and I would go to bed devouring them for years. This long running series from the talented Jim Davis is the most syndicated comic of all time.

Land-Based Food Won't Sustain Polar Bears in a Low-Ice Arctic, Study Says

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

As summer and autumn sea ice diminishes in the Arctic Sea, polar bears spending more time on shore have been spotted eating eggs, hunting down the nesting birds that lay them, hunting other land animals and even chewing on edible plants growing onshore. But is that enough to sustain them in an ice-scarce Arctic? No, says a new study.

Can Big Data Save the World?

Olivia Parr-Rud | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Olivia Parr-Rud

This paradigm shift demands that leaders evolve along with their organizations. To be successful, leaders must learn the skills to connect, empower, motivate, mentor, train, and inspire their valuable human capital.

Paleo for a Shrinking Planet?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

While many do, no one can say that a Paleo diet is best for health on the basis of truly robust evidence. But no one can say it isn't, either.

As Obama and Modi Meet, 4 Opportunities for US-India Action on Clean Energy and Climate

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Manish Bapna

All eyes are on India this week, as President Obama is set to make an unprecedented second trip to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Advancing cleaner, low-carbon and climate-resilient pathways can create more vibrant economies in both India and the United States. The moment to do it together is in front of them.

4 Survival Skills for Adapting to Change

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Shulkin

Every one of us has been betrayed or let down in the past. A mentor passes away, a trusted co-worker moves onto another career opportunity, friends go in their separate directions. The only constant in the mathematical equation of life is you. The only thing you can control (and sometimes not even this) is you -- your behavior, your decisions, your actions.

Climate Risk Management

Peter Neill | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Are you willing to ignore even the possibility of these circumstances and trends, and leave us all to fend for ourselves and defer the consequence of neglect to our children?

Copycat Culture: Adapting to a World of Adaptations

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

When it comes to fiction -- which today includes television, movies, video games, and other narrative media -- copying someone else's ideas is nothing new.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 2

Stacy Clark | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers reflects on the leadership required to move the project from drawing board to construction. He explains how the un-calculated or "external" costs of polluting sources of energy have inspired communities to support renewable sources of power.

Einstein's Entrepreneurial Spirit, and the Pros and Cons of Starting Your Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Like his son, Einstein's father excelled at math but unlike Albert, he pursued a career in business, following in the very successful footsteps of his...

@TheGiverMovie Joins #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD A best-selling novel and 1994 Newbery Medal winner written by Lois Lowry, The Giver is making the jump from the school cu...

Lee Hall Compares Translating 'Shakespeare in Love' From the Screen to the Stage to Doing an Enormous Suduko

Jim Hill | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Now that Shakespeare in Love has officially opened in the West End and been hailed by the critics as " ... a grand adaptation" and " ... a swooning delight," Lee Hall is ready to talk about how tough it actually was to translate the Academy-Award winning screenplay to the stage.

The Discreet Charm of the Jellyfish

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.20.2014 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

We love them in fish tanks at aquariums, but we loathe them on our shores at the beach. Very beautiful and eerily fascinating, jellyfish are a most mysterious species.

Looking Depression In the Face: Botox as Antidepressant

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research suggests that the frown of depression is anything but superficial and should not be taken at face value. Wiping that expression off your face is the latest treatment for depression. And Botox, America's favorite neurotoxin, allows for this therapeutic loss of face.

How the Story About the Lady and the Baskets Made Me a Better Spouse

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

When life gets challenging, as it does in all long-term marriages, people often question whether or not they chose the right spouse.