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Community Defenders Celebrate 4th Anniversary Blockade of Proposed Hydroelectric Project on Oaxacan Coast

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Beverly Bell

October 3, 2013 Guest post by Jonathan Treat. Photos are by the author. This post is also available in Spanish. To view this article with pictures c...

Nathan Fillion's Got An Awesome Guest Role

Posted 10.03.2013 | TV

Shiny news, "Community" fans -- Nathan Fillion is set to guest star in the NBC comedy's upcoming Season 5, according to Deadline. The "Castle" and ...

Five Ways A Destination Spa Can Change Your Life ... It Certainly Changed Mine

Sallie Fraenkel | Posted 12.03.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Sallie Fraenkel

All of these things have served to help me become more open-minded, less judgmental and much more balanced. While these intangibles were certainly not conscious reasons for me to go to a spa, I am struck by how transformative my destination spa experiences have been.

Crapping Out in New York: A Sophisticated Argument

Dave Colavito | Posted 11.30.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

In the weeks remaining until the November election, voters in NY will contemplate whether to amend the state constitution to permit seven commercial casinos. Who could object to: let the people decide.

A Blessing and a Curse

Bill Ayres | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Bill Ayres

We work alongside amazing people who are not just providing food to hungry people but are transforming their communities and the lives of millions through programs that empower people to change an oppressive system.

Psst. I Hear That Gossip Is Not All Bad.

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.25.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

If you and I are made aware of others past behavior, we can use this knowledge to choose who to do business with in the future -- and to exclude those who have earned a reputation for selfishness and dishonesty.

Laura Prudom

'Community' Season 5 Is 'Sublime'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 09.25.2013 | TV

On a sweltering day in early September, a very unusual awards ceremony was taking place in an abandoned cluster of stores behind the three dollar movi...

Run

Dan Butin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Dan Butin

The average age of a US Senator is 63. Less than 10 percent of Congress is 40 years old or younger. Yet young adults -- those between 18 and 29 -- make up 30 percent of the voting population. They, literally, cannot envision themselves a part of such a process.

ReThink Review: Thanks For Sharing -- Sex Addiction Goes Mainstream

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When I saw the trailer for Thanks For Sharing, I wrote it off as a fluffy ensemble rom-com questionably based in the world of sex addicts in recovery. But I'm happy to admit that I had this movie totally wrong.

Keeping a Dad-to-Be Healthy: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Q: My husband has a terrible history of avoiding doctors. He tells me he'll make an appointment for a physical and then he never does. This has always...

Can Online Communities Be Healing?

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

With everything that you can imagine at our fingertips, many of the social interactions that help tie people together in a community have faded away. Are communities traditionally built on relationships, trust and familiarity a thing of the past?

Engaged Communities Drive Business Growth - Six Success Factors

Vala Afshar | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Vala Afshar

Consumers who are passionate about a product, service or brand are online and looking for information to support their needs and interests. With so m...

Springboard Collaborative Avoided a Sophomore Slump

Jessie Fox | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jessie Fox

The bottom line is this: buried under the depressing headlines about an educational system crumbling before our eyes, there is at least a glimmer of hope. Students want to be better and parents want to be involved. This ain't summer school, indeed.

Hospitality, Community, and Friendliness

KidSpirit | Posted 11.17.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

Since I moved to my quiet neighborhood in Bethesda, Maryland, three years ago, it's become clear to me that having conceptions of God different from other people doesn't change the neighborly values of hospitality, community, and friendliness.

Time to Make Job Creation a Team Sport

Frank Islam | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Frank Islam

We live in an era when self-centered individuals and extreme capitalism are extracting rather than adding value for society. As a result, the American dream is at risk for the vast majority of workers.

The Best Jewish Holiday

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

For more than a week, we continue to celebrate one holiday after another, each with its own set of rituals, songs, and customs. Exhausted by the holy days already behind us, and living in a culture that distrusts ritual in the first place, what can this frenetic activity mean to us?

A Business Built by the People

Andrew Chau | Posted 11.12.2013 | Small Business
Andrew Chau

Our mission hadn't changed -- we still wanted to change the way people thought about boba and tea, but we did not know how to do it. We wanted to reach that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

'But I Don't Want To Be an Alcoholic!'

Heather Kopp | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Heather Kopp

During all those years when I was praying for a private, discreet miracle from God--one that would spare my pride and let me go on my way saying, "Whew! Glad that's over!"--it never once occurred to me that he was holding out for a bigger, better miracle.

Sam Harris: Talk to Me About Morality, Not Your Superiority

Andrew Schwartz, M Div. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Andrew Schwartz, M Div.

Sam Harris is offering $20,000 to anyone who can refute, disprove the central thesis of his book The Moral Landscape.

Where's the Community in a Platform?

Tomos Evans | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Tomos Evans

By playing to a select audience of paying advertisers, Facebook is undervaluing their true strength: a membership of over one billion individuals.

'Corporate Responsibility' Has to Get Personal to Have Meaning

Cindi Bigelow | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Cindi Bigelow

As CEO of a family-owned business, I believe that a company can only do well by doing good. Clearly, we can never forget that we have an obligation to the communities where we live and work.

I Have Never Heard of You

Edie Lutnick | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Edie Lutnick

Fred Gabler was 30 years old on September 11th, 2001. Freddie was a practical joker who loved getting a rise out of people. He loved watching sports, especially football. Freddie loved a lot of things, but nothing more than that he and his wife were expecting their first child.

Imagine a Community Without FM

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Dustin Swanger

As we welcome the incoming class this fall, we recognize that it is Fulton-Montgomery Community College's 50th incoming class. For five decades, FM has been a part of the fabric of the Fulton and Montgomery County Region.

Strengthening Shakti Through Ganesha Principles

Anju Bhargava | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

On this 9/11 national day of remembrance let us pray that obstacles to the path of peace and social justice dissolve in the light of knowledge. Let our service projects bring awareness of all the myriad issues we are dealing with.

A Case for Kiddos: 7 Reasons to Invite Children to Your Wedding

Anne Almasy | Posted 11.10.2013 | Weddings
Anne Almasy

As a childless-by-choice, I-don't-even-have-pets photographer who has never uttered the words, "I love children!", you might be surprised to find me encouraging couples to include kids in their wedding celebration. But I have, and I do.