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We're More Alike than You Know. 3 Western Holidays: Hanukkah-Christmas-Kwanzaa

Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2017 | Impact
Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D.

As the December sky darkens way too early for my taste, I look through my kitchen bay window at the zig zag of orange falling off the edge of the moun...

What Will the Theme of Your Life Be in 2017?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman If your life were a movie, where would the plot be headed right now? You may not be immortalized in film anytime soon, but your l...

Carrie Fisher's Most Important Role: Confronting Stigma And Reducing Shame

McLean Hospital | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital

She encouraged those who struggled with bipolar disorder and substance use issues to join in community and find comfort in shared feelings and experiences.

Seven Ways to Cultivate Joy and Empathy in Math Class

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Halpern When we think about lessons in joy and empathy, math class might not immediately spring to mind. But perhaps it should. Science, t...

What Can Americans Dream Now?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenara Nerenberg What does the good life look like in 21st century America? Is it still a single-family home and two cars, as it was for earlier...

Bringing Back the Light

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 12.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

The time of winter solstice has come round again as the sun reaches its extreme border and the light of day seems about to be swallowed by the sea of ...

How To Rise Up Stronger Than Before After This Year's Election

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 12.16.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

More than a month after the election result that felt like sticking your finger into an electric socket and leaving it there for weeks, the calm is setting in. With the calm comes resolve.

The Arts Don't Just Heal, They Also Unify and Inspire Action

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 12.15.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

I have been playing a lot of piano lately - my antidote for when I am feeling low, or my energy source for when I am working through challenges. This ...

3 Ways To Build Stronger Communities Through Civil Dialogue

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 12.14.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Civil dialogue provides us with opportunities to explore: What can we build together? Together we can build a world of possibilities. Together we can build strong communities and strong families. Together, we can build today for a brighter future.

In Praise Of Altruism

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact
Dr. Bill Cloke

"Altruism is a benevolent state of mind. To be altruistic is to be concerned about the fate of all those around us and to wish them well. This should ...

Breaking Bread and Building Connection

Kim Samuel | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Kim Samuel

The final weeks of the year are a sacred time for many religious communities and cultures. Though the observers--and observances--differ, there is one...

Reducing Stigma and Hate Crime in Post-Election America

Kevin Hogan | Posted 12.09.2016 | Impact
Kevin Hogan

Middle school students chanting, "Build that wall!" in their school's cafeteria. A college student whose hijab was so forcibly pulled from her head ...

Resist the Divide

Living Room Conversations | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

By Jeanene Louden The president elect is calling for American unity as a way forward. Those that did not support him are calling for unity as a way f...

The Renewal of Civic Leadership

John M. Eger | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
John M. Eger

Civic Leadership is more than it has ever been in our lifetime. This new thinking about civic leadership is at the forefront of Ashoka U's mission n...


Bil Hitchcock | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Bil Hitchcock

I see the moon and the moon sees me And the moon sees someone that I long to see. So God bless the moon and God bless me And God bless the someone tha...

Sing Through the Hard Times. Work for the Good Times to Come.

Rev. Dan Schatz | Posted 11.28.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dan Schatz

When I was a very small child and needed comfort for whatever reason, sometimes my mother would sit up on her bed and take out her guitar. I would sit...

Breaking Bread After The Election

Reed Abplanalp-Cowan | Posted 11.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Reed Abplanalp-Cowan

As a certified meditation teacher, one of the fundamentals we pass on to our students is that sound is not a barrier to meditation. In fact, before I...

The Opportunity Of A Trump Presidency-From A Liberal

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Michelle Manning Barish

A friend of mine just said, why don't you come up with an idea as to how we can create change instead of just saying where we went wrong. Alright, va...

How Thanksgiving tells a story of America's pluralism

The Conversation US | Posted 11.22.2016 | Impact
The Conversation US

By Matthew Dennis, University of Oregon Thanksgiving has remained America's most treasured celebration: it combines tradition and invention, an appea...

I Am a "Them"

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 11.22.2016 | Impact
Carole Brody Fleet

I am a "Them". I am one of "Those People". I have been for my entire life, It is who I am. You know what I mean. "Them". "Those People". As in, "We d...

Traveling Stories Helps Kids Find Love in Reading

Marisa Sanfilippo | Posted 11.22.2016 | Good News
Marisa Sanfilippo

Isn't amazing how much things have changed over the past few years? Before the boom in mobile technically, there wouldn't be kids sitting at a restau...

An Uncomfortable Truth: Too Many Young People Experience Fear Every Day In America

John Gomperts | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
John Gomperts

While the recent campaign and election moved fear to the forefront in a great many households, the uncomfortable truth is that for far too many young ...

An Acting Teacher's Open Letter To America

Ming Holden | Posted 11.18.2016 | Education
Ming Holden

I'd like to write to you about my lungs. I teach acting, and when I do, I use my voice a lot. Growing up, I didn't learn to breathe deeply. And now I have to.

The Electoral Results Are In, And You Are Not Alone

Beth Green | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Beth Green

A tidal wave has rocked the country, and we need a tidal wave, though this may not be the one we wanted.

How Diversity And Inclusion Relate To Brexit And Trump's Win

Sylvana Storey | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Now the White Male has acted and indeed his voice has not only been heard loud and clear but his actions have unequivocally shown to us that he feels that he is being left behind.