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Saying Farewell To Our Family Home After 24 Years

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I know this place. For 24 years we've lived here. I arrived, not quite 30-years-old with my one-year-old baby girl in my arms. I had fought moving to the suburbs for two years, but my husband was right -- it was a wonderful place to raise a family. So that's what we did. Now we're leaving.

7 Ways to Build a Community Using Data-Driven Narratives

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

The bottom line: If you can adopt the mindset of what matters to your customers and how you can empower them, then the rest will follow.

The Passing of a Great Man

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Ellen Cantarow

His beauty was alight with happiness, kindness, and humor -- sometimes irreverent, bawdy humor. Behind his glasses his eyes were full of welcome and cheerfulness. And that smile! You can see it in videos of his performances, but it was no mere stage smile. It expressed his joy in life.

We Are Capable of More

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

This is not just about policing. Not just about race. It is about the country we are allowing ourselves to become and the affront it is to the country we are meant to be.

Beta-Testing Empathy With TableTribes

Erica Schlaikjer | Posted 04.28.2015 | DC
Erica Schlaikjer

"If an entire city could share a single conversation, what would we talk about?" That's the premise of TableTribes, a mobile app that aims to bring...

My Letter to Baltimore

Quentin Vennie | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Quentin Vennie

I am your child. I am a product of your society. I was born on your soil and raised in your communities. I was educated by your system and taught by your adversities. I've walked your streets and stood on your corners. You are my home.

Robert Putnam - And Why Community Schools Matter

Martin J. Blank | Posted 04.30.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

In his book, Putnam recognizes the power and potential of community schools to address some of the challenges that our young people, our families, our communities and the entire society face.

It's a Small World After All

Danielle Posa | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We never know exactly how many people are listening to what we say, watching what we do, or reading what we post... but we'd be crazy to think that it's anything less than a whole lot.

How to Change the World... and Make a Profit

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Calling all aspiring founders of social-impact organizations: You don't have to become a nonprofit in order to lead positive change.

First Ever White House Tech Meetup Connects Community Leaders to Drive Innovation

Brett Greene | Posted 04.22.2015 | Denver
Brett Greene

Speaking at the first ever Tech Meetup at the White House and speaking from the same podium President Obama stands behind wasn't on my bucket list, but now I can add it and check it off.

Alone in the Loneliness

Wendy Reese | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Shifting from lonely to feeling loved and engaged in healthy relationships does take time. For the lonely, time is an abundance. Each small step into the willingness to be loved has an exponential effect. Lonely and lovable are both chosen. How will you choose?

What are You Playing For? Pitching for a Greater Purpose

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 04.21.2015 | Sports
Jeremy Affeldt

Having a purpose for being a professional athlete will actually help you immensely on the field because you're free from self-absorption. You have a purpose far bigger than yourself, and for me, that purpose is making sure other people have a chance to be successful.

What's Your Story?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

If you think about it, life is all about stories. The stories we tell others. The stories we tell ourselves. If you never thought of yourself as an author, it's time to challenge your thinking since you are. Each of us weaves stories all the time.

What I Learned When I Dated a Deaf Man

Robin Cassady | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

I was welcomed into the community and his family, and within a couple of weeks I was given a name-sign by his youngest sister.

Why This Disney Star Is Committed To Giving Back Through Volunteering

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact

It's easy for adults to identify the things in life they are most passionate about, but it's often times even easier for them to find excuses why they...

Deliciously Disabled: Creating a Sexy, Accessible Dialogue to Describe Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Disability should be seen as sexy and fun, instead of sad and frustrating all the time. Being deliciously disabled doesn't mean that there aren't days where the experience of disability is altogether exhausting. Rather, it is a lexicon that accepts disability as is,

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness

Dr. Elise Bialylew | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elise Bialylew

When practiced regularly, it can bring more calm and effectiveness into everyday life, reducing stress and enhancing mental capacity. Here are four ways mindfulness can make you happier.

Opportunity Inequality: The Plight of America's Poor Kids

Frank Islam | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Frank Islam

We are at a critical pivot point in terms of the futures of poor kids in America. What happens over the next decade will determine many of their fates and to a certain extent that of the American dream.

Stronger Together: 6 Ways to Build Community

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

We all want to be happy, peaceful, free and fulfilled. Sometimes we act like this is possible to achieve all on our own. Well, guess what! Everyone else wants the same thing. By working together, collaborating and connecting, we give ourselves and our partners a greater chance of achieving the freedom, peace and joy we are all striving for.

Why a Credit Union Might Be the Smartest Choice You've Ever Made

Rachel Pross | Posted 04.10.2015 | Money
Rachel Pross

Imagine what the U.S. economy would be like without a not-for-profit balance and competitive presence in the financial services marketplace to help keep rates and fees in check.

Can A Bus Help Save 10,000 Lives?

Leila Toplic | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Leila Toplic

Each woman's experience is unique, but meeting Justine gave me a glimpse into the challenges that expecting mothers face in communities that lack basic health care.

8 Ways to Make College More Accessible to Low-Income Students

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 04.08.2015 | College
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Amidst our platitudes and promises of equity and justice, there are some pretty clear-cut reasons why low-income students are dropping out, failing out, or never even starting college.

Urban Edges and How to Define the Spaces Beyond

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

Today's urbanist may also see a future gondola station, a walkable destination, or the potential for sustaining natural pockets amid the built environment.  But what compels such vision? I'll take a leap of faith here, in order to put a modern gloss on the human imagination that conceived the edge of the earth in Italy, long ago.

More Local, Less Government

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

It's time that we do a better job recognizing that our veterans return to their neighborhoods, families and friends. We cannot isolate any of their challenges with the mistaken thinking that government solutions are readily available.

Top 6 TED 2015 Talks You Don't Want to Miss

Jack Hidary | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology
Jack Hidary

This was a great year at TED for all kinds of mind-bending talks -- here are six that raised the roof -- will update when more TED talks become available. Which talks did you enjoy? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter.