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Clean Energy in the Cat-bird seat?

Carl Pope | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Climate denial is still a threat and a problem -- particularly in the politics of the US. But the ace in the whole that the coal and oil industry still hold is the reluctance of wealthy industrial nations to recognize that this is a time to invest in -- not strangle -- the future.

Within a Wish

Susana K. McCollom | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Susana K. McCollom

Historically, wishes were offered up to the gods; today, it seems we have internalized them. Each wish serves as an intention within our own psyches, a proclamation of gratitude, aspiration, and creativity. Something we grant to ourselves.

4 Activities To Inspire Awe

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Awe isn't always a comforting feeling -- sometimes it can be downright frightening -- but it's a powerful way to cut through the monotony and see things in a new light. We hope that the awe exercises on Greater Good in Action will be a useful starting point as you aspire to make your life more "awesome."

You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Garrett Mintz

After you know the right people, who those people are, and have taken the time to listen to them, you can then easily transition to being understood. The key to being understood is to clearly and concisely convey what you are interested in doing.

May the New Star Trek Series Go Beyond Yesterday's Enterprise

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Gene Roddenberry's original vision for Star Trek was of a time when humanity had solved its worst problems: poverty, intolerance, crime, disease, greed and war. Earth was a place of plenty and delight. Nobody used money anymore.

Building a Design for Life in 2016

James Stoddah | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living
James Stoddah

So let's use the new year to get good at something and identify what we enjoy doing. Design our lives in a way that we can look back and admire ourselves and be proud of what we contribute to the world.

The Toughest Audience I've Ever Pitched

Mohammed Ashour | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Mohammed Ashour

Ever since that Friday two years ago, I now go out of my way to pitch my business to any kid willing to lend me an ear (preferably two). And why wouldn't I? Who would pass up a no-cost, high-yield brainstorm session with a true outside-the-box thinker?

Sun Dancing on Snow: Shining a Bright Light on Social Justice

Peter Samuelson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Samuelson

Young filmmakers and their audiences are leading the march to a better world. An unstoppable wave of social justice is coming, long-overdue but now spread through the robust digital anthill of the millennial Web. Its films engender empathy that moves hearts and opens minds.

Lifting the Veil: Obama Has Compromised My Notion of Hope -- Which Has Led to Greater Faith... And Not in O

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

My loss of hope in the vision of change that Obama inspired -- and it's subsequent morph or collapse into my individual Faith -- is not a binary phenomena. It's not an either/or, all or nothing, in or out thing.

The New Scandal at the Black Cable Networks: No LGBT Characters

Earnest Winborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Earnest Winborne

Times are changing. And thanks to President Obama's support for LGBT rights, black Americans attitudes towards LGBT people are slowly changing too, but we still have a long way to go to end the bigotry and religious homophobia that still exists.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - National Day of Courage on Rosa Parks' Birthday

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

The first Day of Courage is taking place on Monday, Feb. 4, which would have been Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. Rosa had courage in excess although she probably didn't realize it until the support for her rose up from multitudes of individuals.

The Top 10 Things Successful People Do To Reach Their Dreams

Elite Daily | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Elite Daily

Success is something we all aspire towards. Unfortunately, it doesn't come easy and it won't just happen over night. It takes hard work, time and pers...

Charter Schools and Kudzu

David Morris | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
David Morris

What we know after 20 years is that overall charter schools are no better than public schools. A great deal of evidence exists that, on average, they are worse.

Shame on You, Magic Johnson

Dion Rabouin | Posted 09.09.2012 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

Black folks are wasting hundreds of dollars of their hard-earned money on prepaid checking cards and check cashing establishments. The latest profiteer in this industry is a man I've come to expect better from, Magic Johnson.

Two Authors Talk About Virtual Book Tours

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Unlike a traditional book tour, Virtual Book Tours happen in the comfort of your home. Essentially, you spend the day in your bathrobe while interacting with your readers and fans.