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KidSpirit | Posted 08.03.2015 | Religion
KidSpirit

Interfaith Connections is a column for teens to dialogue about how their faith or wisdom tradition influences their view of life's big questions. In e...

Krystal M. Harris: A Conversation About Women in Hollywood

Kay Smythe | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Kay Smythe

Strength is a strange and malicious gift in Hollywood. In the few short weeks I have spent here, it has become unnervingly apparent that strength among women is no longer a sought-after personality trait. This dying evolution has been replaced by the harsh competition, brought on by a lack of trust in an already tough community.

Seeds of Hope are Sprouting in Ferguson

Carol Swartout Klein | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News
Carol Swartout Klein

"They Thought They Could Bury Us...They Didn't Know We Were Seeds." The phrase has come to represent the viewpoint of those marginalized around the globe. In Ferguson, as the community works toward healing, it has come to have different meanings.

My Secret to Losing 20 Pounds

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Five months ago, my husband and I made a decision to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks. For both of us, having a child had taken its toll. We were beyond p...

Are You In? Kindness Is Free...

Leigh McManus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

If we all practiced one act of kindness per day, imagine how much more magnificent the world could be. Each day, if we all did at least one thing for one another out of genuine goodness, I truly believe we could counterbalance some of the negativity that occurs in this world.

A Storm of Change: Business Resilience, Rebuilding and Recovery

Betsie Gambel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Small Business
Betsie Gambel

New Orleans celebrates life through its fairs, festivals and parades, and even celebrates death with its jazz funerals. Take time to celebrate, no matter how difficult the circumstances. Whether you celebrate your company's anniversary, employee milestones or some recognition of the company, shout it out!

The Unexpected Reason Caitlyn Jenner Is Suffering From Insomnia

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Caitlyn Jenner's public transition has been one of 2015's cultural highlights, and we're excited to more fully explore her story in the new documentar...

How The 'Nones' Can Find A Sense Of Community Outside Of Religion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion

The "nones," or the religiously unaffiliated, are a rapidly growing "faith" group in the United States. They make up roughly 23 percent of ...

Past, Present... Future

Amanda Spencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Spencer

I recently stumbled upon a past incarnation of myself. How? Since last year, I've been a volunteer and advocate for a neuro charity. It's given me, si...

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Sebastien Marot of Friends-International

Alexandre Mars | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Every day, social entrepreneurs from around the world are seizing opportunities others miss to improve broken systems, innovate and develop solutions to change society for the better.

As Cities Evolve, 'Access' Is About More Than Cars

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.

Sandra Bland's Death is a Mystery

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Sandra Bland could've been any of us. Sadly, her name is being added to a growing list of blacks dying before their time, and the destruction of black lives must come to an end.

The Business Community Connection is Vital

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Two years ago, I was at Harvard attending the Inner City 100 Conference and listened to a small business owner detail how he'd removed himself from the board of directors of several charities in his area.

Blindness, STOY Family, and Creating a Common Ground

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 07.17.2015 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

My training class at Guiding Eyes ranges from ages seventeen to above seventy. We are from the United States and Canada. There is national representation from the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and Northwest.

A Much-Needed Alternative to Youth Prisons

Shaena Fazal | Posted 07.15.2015 | Crime
Shaena Fazal

If we don't incarcerate young people in conflict with the law, what do we do with them? The answer is simple: We care for and invest in our young people; resource families and communities to safely hold youth accountable; invest in each young person's success, and; address the root causes of youth crime in the communities where the youth live, all in the context of their homes and neighborhoods.

Are You Collecting Friends or Building Community?

Lauren Zander | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

I have a vision of building the world, of inspiring a new way of thinking, of raising human consciousness. This is a big dream -- too big to accomplish on my own. That's why I built my ark and populated it with the best, most inspiring friends I could find.

Under the Stars, We Are All Equal

Viva Dadwal | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Viva Dadwal

How can we help often fractured and segregated communities come together? One way is to foster organic interactions through innocuous shared experiences. Public astronomy is one way of giving every type of person a chance to connect and better understand each other.

The Heart Behind the Badge

Rose Tafoya | Posted 07.14.2015 | Good News
Rose Tafoya

For athletes and officers alike, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is a story of success, love, respect and commitment between law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes.

Using Urban Universals to Frame City Life

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The two photographs below say both simple and remarkable things about how urban residents interact with each other, and the streets around them.

The 2 Most Important Things I've Learned In 2 Years Of Marriage

Paul Perkins | Posted 07.13.2015 | Weddings
Paul Perkins

Although marriage hasn't always been easy, it's always been good. Life is greater when shared. But marriage has also helped me better enjoy life by teaching me important lessons.

The Importance of Rural America

Vince Gill | Posted 07.10.2015 | Impact
Vince Gill

As a performer, I constantly look for ways to give back to my family, friends and fans who live in rural America. They are the heartbeat of our country.

10 Mamas You Can Identify With

Casey Santiago | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Casey Santiago

It doesn't matter where we are pregnant - Uganda or the U.S., Nepal or Bolivia - we all know the same thing: we would do anything for our child.

Here's How Photographer Nigel Skeet Turns Homeless People Into "Rock Stars"

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 07.09.2015 | Arts
Bibbi Abruzzini

How do you feel when you find yourself face to face with a homeless person? We know hunger and homelessness are increasing in the United States. Thi...

'Life Is a Performance'

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

In his poem, "Our Fearlessness to Love," Andres Marquez-Lara describes global ancestors coming together and the dynamic interplay of the feminine and ...

A Liberating Space for Humane Dialogue on Television

John Bredin | Posted 07.07.2015 | Good News
John Bredin

This year marks the five-year anniversary of Public Voice Salon, a TV show I co-created with my wife that seeks to revive the lost art of human conversation.