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Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

Heart Bombs 2014: Five Events that Showed Historic Places the Love

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Julia Rocchi Heart bombing the Sattler Theatre in Buffalo Heart bombing: an idea born of love, affection, and untold amounts of con...

It Actually Does Take a Village in Special Needs

Dan Levitz | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Dan Levitz

To be at a birthday party for a really amazing little boy that my daughter is just crazy about and not to have to explain to anyone why she's holding her hands over her ears while she bops to the music is just heaven.

Walking the Tightrope of Life

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

We all struggle to make proper use of our time and abilities. We want to be as successful, as helpful and as accomplished as possible. But we simply cannot do everything. For us to make proper choices, we much root ourselves in positive values and establish clear, rooted guidelines that govern our choices and actions.

Why We Work

Sonal Mehta | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

This is why we work, not for big projects or abstract achievements but for the difference we can make in people's lives. Simply put, our organization, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, strengthens community action on AIDS in India.

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Invention still pulls modern life forward into the fast-arriving future. But invention has existed long enough to be joined by reinvention.

Community Rising

Michael Drew | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Michael Drew

Like a lot of Americans, I'm watching the Olympics from time to time. I do wish I could still hear the music for the skaters while muting the endless,...

The Value of Community

Kate Bancks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Kate Bancks

As mentioned, an alternate path to strength is through community. When I'm on a team the last thing I want to be is an individual. Here, my definition of success encompasses much more than myself, than plainly coming in first.

All Dogs Go to Heaven: How Pets Draw Us Closer to God

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Chief was a beautiful creature. Understated in temperament. Loyal. Sweet. And a part of our family. It was devastating to see him go. While Chief was not my dog -- he belonged to some dear friends -- his loss reminded me of the great value pets play in our lives.

Values: The Foundations for Negotiating Digital Citizenship

Danya Braunstein | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Danya Braunstein

Digital citizenship is a dynamic process of reflection and revision, and requires active participation from all parties to adapt the guidelines to constant changes within the digital environment.

The Architectural Legacy of the Modern Olympics: A Low Medal Count

Paul Gunther | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

As architects and design lovers look forward accordingly, it is worth taking stock of the minute pantheon of enduring architectural excellence that has resulted from these seasonally alternating quadrennial attention-grabbing place makers.

Culture Searching

Sarah Hunt-Blackwell | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Sarah Hunt-Blackwell

The impact of culture on a black student at a predominantly white university might take some time to find, but finding it is just the beginning. I never realized before how important culture is.

When Words Lose Their Meaning at the Edge of the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

The age-old questions of urban boundaries and city walls matter less today in a physical sense, but photographs have suggested that the political overlay of region, cities and neighborhoods still keep visible form, however counterintuitive.

Dr. King on Conflict

Greg Carey | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

Although King reached out to his critics by affirming their good faith, he did not spare them from the truth about themselves

A Life Beyond

Howard Meyer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Howard Meyer

What happens to your digital footprint when you die? Today, people's whole lives are documented, digitized and archived online. What is to ensure that people continue to remember and look for a person's memories years after they die?

Urban Blending and the Mythical Search for 'Congruity' in the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

For many, a dramatic contrast in height, bulk and density is the recipe for "incongruity." But, in a larger sense, don't today's urban centerpieces by definition show the latent "incongruities" of city life?

Genes and Values: The Dopamine Connection

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

All cultural generalizations are wrong when it comes to individuals. We all know Europeans and Americans who are self-effacing and communitarian in their world view, and Asians who are fiercely independent. So why do some individuals conform to cultural norms and others not?

Alison Brie Reads Sexy Missed Connections

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.31.2014 | Comedy

On Thursday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Alison Brie of "Community" joined Kimmel in a sultry reading of Craigslist missed connections, complete with a saxo...

Pete Seeger's Powerful, Enduring Network

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

He saw us all as special -- as precious -- as part of a vital project of justice and peace and of joyous, life-sustaining music.

Leadership As We Know It Has to Change

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

Supported by their community and the power of decentralized network, the new leaders navigate a world where curiosity, vision and adaptation are more necessary than convictions and authority.

See Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of Troy Leaving 'Community'

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

"Community" writer Tim Saccardo posted a handful of behind-the-scenes photos documenting Troy's departure from Greendale. Troy (Donald Glover) left...

When a Community Comes Together for a Cause

Tim McDonald | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Maximizing the reach of an inspirational message or important piece of information requires the dedication of humans to staying open to sharing and consuming content that raises awareness.

"I Want to Follow Your Footsteps," -- Schools and Social Capital

Andrew Frishman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Andrew Frishman

I open my mailbox and find an envelope addressed to my wife, handwritten in an almost illegible scrawl: Dear Dr. Leigh Needleman, I am very intere...

Live Together or Die Lonely and Mean

Xiu Min Li | Posted 03.26.2014 | San Francisco
Xiu Min Li

Preserving the communities and neighborhoods we live in is the responsibility of all of us. We must recognize the kind of society and community we wish to build.

The New(er) Normal

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

If I had ovaries, I think it would be safe to say they've been aching. I want a baby. I want a baby very, very badly.