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Mindful Sustainability

Marc Anderson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Marc Anderson

In order to meet present day needs and adapt to unavoidable change in sustainable ways, we must see the world and our place in it clearly. Mindfulness is the operating system that supports that view.

Making Detroit Work Again

Brendan Milewski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Brendan Milewski

What's happening in Detroit is about more than retirement and health care coverage. It's about the kind of communities we want to live in -- the kind where we keep our promises to each other, and where we put the interests of working families ahead of big banks and wealthy CEOs.

Lessons from Mokelumne Hill

In the Gold Country | Posted 11.06.2013 | GPS for the Soul
In the Gold Country

For 16 of the last 24 years, I have rented in Los Angeles, most recently paying $2650 for a sweet little house in Pasadena. In one day, a letter from ...

A New Charity Strategy That Works (With Patience)

Ken Wong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ken Wong

The norm in charity is to find a specific need, come up with a specific strategy, and carry out a specific intervention. When you apply for grants, they all demand this: Be specific! Over the years, we've learned that there's much more to "helping others" than meets the eye.

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Mark Tercek | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

Global conservation challenges are very complex. Take your pick: climate change, deforestation, water security, overfishing--the list of problems go...

Startup City: Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ondi Timoner

Tony has assembled a team to bring the best and brightest creative entrepreneurs to Vegas, determined to build out a utopian community within a major urban center. It's the most fascinating and ambitious project I have ever witnessed, and I feel lucky to be documenting it as it unfolds.

Seeing the Forest, the Trees, Animals and People Too: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

4 Simple Ways To Recharge When You're Feeling Burned Out

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

You've observed in yourself the signs of burnout first hand -- chronic exhaustion, irritability, not to mention the telltale arguments and feeling unable to rise to the occasion for work or personal obligations. Now what?

The Living Work: Reconnecting With the Feminine Energy

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

Whereas the previous masculine-orientated energy wished to stand visible and powerful, like the tower on the hill, the feminine energy is more subtle.

Bringing Burning Man Home

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 12.25.2013 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

What did I bring home? Mystical experiences in the desert renewed my sense of intimacy with the divine. In the solitude of early morning, red slivers of cloud intersecting the rising sun made me feel like God was baptizing me in dust.

This United Nations Day, Break Down the Borders of Your Life

Lisa Haisha | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Lisa Haisha

Today celebrates United Nations Day -- a day to remember why the United Nations (UN) was created. It's a perfect day to challenge yourself to think outside your own cultural borders and expand your capacity to embrace diversity.

Why I'm Embarking on a Campaign to Reclaim Main Street

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

I'm embarking on this effort because I believe we must remind ourselves -- and reclaim the practical idea -- that community is a common enterprise. None of us can go it alone.

At the Top of My Lungs: Facebook Force Field (Social Media, Social Me)

Jennifer Glass | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

When I stumble, there are so many virtual hands to catch me. People come together from all parts of my life to shield me, not from sadness or pain, but from ever feeling that I am going through this alone.

'Community' Is Coming Back

Posted 10.18.2013 | TV

"Community" will return for its fifth season in January, NBC announced Friday. The cult-favorite comedy will premiere with back-to-back episodes on...

CANCELED

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 10.18.2013 | TV

NBC's freshman comedy "Welcome to the Family" has been canceled, HuffPost TV has confirmed. The move comes as part of a schedule shake-up across NBC's...

Getting It Right, Right From the Start

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Montgomery County achieved many of its successful outcomes for its graduating seniors by deciding from the beginning where they wanted their students to end up as they entered adulthood, and working backwards to build the right path from their earliest years.

Religion at Burning Man

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

In outlandish costumes, creating breathtaking works of art, building friendships we tried to express more completely who we genuinely are. Perhaps for a short time we could even see ourselves and others more clearly as children of God.

5 Ways to Land -- And Stay -- On A Donor's Top-5 List

Gary Laermer | Posted 12.13.2013 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Let's face it. With thousands of organizations competing for donor dollars, it's more important than ever to develop a thoughtful and meaningful rel...

Learning Generosity at Burning Man

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Burning Man gives me a clearer idea of how to serve in God's kingdom, because God's reign is not just what happens when you die. It is continuous with the way we live right now.

Paget Brewster Has A Brand New Gig

Posted 10.10.2013 | TV

Paget Brewster is heading back to college. The former "Criminal Minds" star will pop up on "Community" in Season 5 ... whenever it premieres on NBC. ...

Why Art Galleries Are Important

Jason Landry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

The gallery model, as we know it, is flawed. Dramatic changes have affected how we view, experience and acquire art. Does anyone else see this, and if so, are you concerned with it?

The Road to Resilience

Amy Spies | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amy Spies

"Why {are} some people...able to survive the worst and others aren't?" CNN's Anderson Cooper wondered after Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight bravely confronted her adductor Ariel Castro in court.

Disrupting College 2.0

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.

Congress Is a Bad Example

Richard Greenberg | Posted 12.08.2013 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

How do I explain that our elected lawmakers -- the people who are most obligated to believe in the rule of law, and to live within those rules -- are so unwilling to accept their duty that they are shutting down the government just to get their way? What kind of example is that?

Contrasting Two Models of How Places Survive

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

The silence of Brovès provided a stark and confounding contrast. I found while photographing the townscape that without its people, the urban form along the highway had little voice. Are there practical lessons from these two models of how a place survives?