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5 Lessons From the Founder of a Platform That Funds Community Projects

Deep Patel | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Deep Patel

For Jase Wilson, it all started with a love of cities. He had a passion for understanding how they were built, and ended up studying them in college. Along the way, he nurtured a deep appreciation for open spaces, parks and playgrounds.

Designing Mother-Centered Solutions in Uganda: A Maternal Health Network for Vulnerable Women

Andy Bryant | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

I have the great pleasure of hosting blog pieces from our exemplary partners on this platform. Today's blog comes from our Ugandan-based partner, S.O....

How To Feel On Top Of The World

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Exhilaration, elation, happiness, pride, and attitude -- these are words that would describe the feeling of being on top of the world. To me that feel...

7 Ways A Supportive Community Helps Women In Business Thrive

Emily Cassel | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Emily Cassel

I believe that sisterhood among women is one of the first steps we can take toward pursuing our soulful mission in the world, and is vital to our continued success and feeling free, fulfilled, and in flow as 21st century women.

Why The Media Isn't Showing You Louisiana's Historic Flooding

Skye Cooley | Posted 08.18.2016 | Media
Skye Cooley

My younger brother, who as I write this is on his way to Baton Rouge to help flood victims, and I spent the better part of this last week doing two th...

"We All Cherish Our Children's Future. And We Are All Mortal."

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Steven Cohen

This has been an intense week. Even here by the beach in Long Island, the air is so thick you could slice it, and the electric grid is straining to me...

World Bank Must Prioritize Genuine Citizen Engagement

Nezir Sinani | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Nezir Sinani

More than thirty years ago, in response to disastrous effects of its development projects, the World Bank Group (WBG) instituted the first of eight safeguard policies designed to "prevent or mitigate adverse impacts of its projects on people and the environment." But they need updating.

Status: It's Complicated

Rev. Gwen Thomas | Posted 08.10.2016 | Black Voices
Rev. Gwen Thomas

My theory is that perhaps all the violence, state-sanctioned murder and unbelievable minimization of African Americans' reality and suffering requires that our psyches create some defense mechanism to survive the inundated news and media blasts of domestic terrorism.

Serving Our Community In More Than One Way

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 08.09.2016 | Hawaii
Brandon Suyeoka

I have lived long enough to know that serving our community is not only beneficial to one's self, but to our neighbors and society as a whole. Community service transforms people into good citizens and by working together, provides the resources to fix what is broken.

The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

Sport has always been a part of Jamal Khalil Atkins' life. The second son of Albert William Atkins and Jeannette Sykes Atkins, Jamal's parents incorporated a philosophy of life that exalted and combined a high respect of body, will and mind.

Here's One Deployment We Can't Get Enough Of

Mary Beth Bruggeman | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Mary Beth Bruggeman

In 2007, when I left active duty, I thought my deploying days were done. I was wrong, and I'm so grateful for that. This past June, I answered my country's call to deploy again, but this time on the front lines of Detroit.

The New York City Postcard Project

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.04.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

Who hasn't spotted a stranger somewhere and wished they could muster the courage to speak to them, to come up with some socially acceptable excuse to tell them what we're thinking?

Wecyclers Is Fighting Nigeria's Waste Crisis

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Petchers | Posted 08.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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The Value Of Finding Your Tribe

Nika Kabiri | Posted 08.01.2016 | Divorce
Nika Kabiri

Our modern society is more likely to isolate than connect us. Not that true connection isn't possible. But for many of us -- and especially for some of us post-divorce -- it's pretty hard. And it didn't always used to be this way.

Moms In Search Of Humanity

Lynette Mae | Posted 07.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Lynette Mae

If we can stop for just one moment to acknowledge the grief in our hearts, it might become possible to see our common humanity.

Iranians And Afghan Refugees Work Together To Transform Hateful Graffiti Into Artwork

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.28.2016 | World

Once tarnished by walls covered in hateful graffiti and streets littered with garbage, the Saadi neighborhood of Shiraz, Iran, now boasts beautifully-...

A Pastor Walks Into a Room Full of Atheists

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

By guest blogger Caleb Pitkin This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to ref...

Standing In The Flames Of Our Soul's Fire

Courtney Dukelow | Posted 07.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Courtney Dukelow

I love Tuesday mornings. It is the time when I get to stroll the farmer's market, chatting with friends whom I see as I take in the beauty of the fre...

Nextdoor Is on a Mission to Strengthen Communities

Quora | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Quora

What was the inspiration behind Nextdoor and how close to your original vision is the site today? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing...

The Mindful Wisdom of Pokémon Go

Michael Taft | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Taft

I have to admit it: Pokémon Go is one of the funnest games I've played in a long time. I'm old enough to have missed the Pokémon phenomenon when it ...

After Orlando, What Is Next For The LGBTQ Community And Out World?

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

With the understanding that even our political officials are refusing to protect us from these monsters, it is up to us to be the advocates for sensible gun legislation to use our democratic power to promote change.

Stop The Violence And Hate: 5 Things You Can Do Now

Shawn Doyle | Posted 07.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shawn Doyle

I am sure everyone reading this can agree on one thing -- the violence and hate needs to stop, and it needs to stop now. I am talking about the daily ...

Observing the City: Exploring Dreams, Not Memes

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The participation of diverse voices in city decision-making processes is critical to successful urban change. By diverse, I mean not just professional...

We Are All One

Mila Atmos | Posted 07.19.2016 | Good News
Mila Atmos

Not all is well with the world. We have been bombarded with calamitous events around the globe that have made me question how our humanity is going to...

Pet The Bee

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Stacie Huckeba

I know I'm supposed to sit here and write out these pieces that open a conversation or shed light on some social topic. But today I can't. I've tried ...