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A Grieving Community and the Healing Power Of Giving Back

Michelle Vale | Posted 03.25.2015 | New York
Michelle Vale

Let this be a calling and reminder to all, that no gesture is too little. You can help people and communities who are suffering, in a variety of ways. Monetary contributions are great, but time is just as precious.

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Wall Street Refugee Now Tells The Stories Of Those Fixing Our Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

Greg Behrman's resume highlights include Wall Street worker, federal government official, scholar and military veteran. But the latest entry could be ...

Building a Stronger Liberia After Ebola

Karin Landgren | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Karin Landgren

At this juncture, Liberia must address the factors that made it possible for Ebola to spread so quickly -- including the deep mistrust among Liberians, weakly-functioning social services, poor accountability and an overly centralized government.

A Residency of One's Own

Jill Di Donato | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books
Jill Di Donato

It's exactly when you're feeling depressed about your writing career, or overly anxious to the point where you are doubtful about the work, that you need a residency.

Why Do You Care What Other People Think?

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

Since primitive times, humans have relied on relationships to survive. If a man or woman was accepted into a tribe, then he or she had a greater chance of living to see another day. The person who was cast out would most likely not have survived the primitive world on his own.

MLK, Jr. Asked Us 'What Are You Doing For Others?' Here's How We Answered

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact

In a legacy as profound as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, one thing is for certain -- the civil rights leader lived to help those who needed him most....

How to Break up With Everyone!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 03.18.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

It's true -- good help is so hard to find. But does that mean we need to stay monogamous for the rest of our lives with the people we pay? I needed to get braver at getting rid of the inadequate individuals I paid good money to -- so I kept a little journal to see where I had gone wrong.

Building a Shared Vision: The Next Step in American Progress

Irv Katz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Irv Katz

The nonprofit sector has become an indispensable part of the American economy and society. While there have been cuts in government investments, if the past hundred-plus years (as well as the interest and vigor of the millennials) are any indication, the sector will continue to grow.

LGBT Community: Evangelical Scholar Calls for Full Acceptance in the Church

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Few issues have been more divisive within the church of the 20th and 21st century than the "full acceptance of LGBT Christians in the Church."

Some Assembly Required: A Church Without God

Jim Burklo | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion
Jim Burklo

At the door, I was greeted by cheerful people who urged me to sign in on a clipboard, and, to my astonishment, I was handed a bulletin. Why should I have been surprised? Can't bulletins be godless, too?

Unity Amidst Terror

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Sister Jenna

It is January 11, 2015 at the time of this writing and world leaders from over 40 countries gathered in Paris, linked arm to arm to march in peace for unity.

7 Ways Women Can Lift Up, Not Tear Each Other Down

Susan Skog | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Susan Skog

We can't afford to fall back into outdated, destructive ways: When we hold one woman back, we hold all women back. And when we empower and support each other, we all go big. The world is calling for us to go big!

'Community' Announces Official Return Date

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment

"Community" is returning for a sixth season, but they don't even need to tell you the details. The cast is so confident you'll tune in to the show in ...

Goin' Down to Bitsyland

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty
Marshall P. Duke

There are ways to deal with the post-holiday doldrums, but they require our active participation. First of all, we must realize that "downs" are natural aspects of life. Everyone experiences them. But there are ways to ease them.

Three New Mantras: Talk to Strangers, Say Yes, and Give Back to Others

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

While this is my blueprint for a Year of Awesome and yours may vary, I recommend the backbone of talking to strangers, saying yes, and giving back to others. Think about places to volunteer, new places to visit, or people you want to meet. You never know who or what you might find.

3 Farms That Represent the Community Spirit of Mesa, Arizona

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
Katka Lapelosová

Traveling from New York City, where even amongst 8.2 million people it's still possible to feel lonely, Arizona instantly made me feel at home. As a guest of Visit Mesa, I was provided with the chance to experience what this area had to offer, by exploring the unique farming communities in the area.

The Crippling Concern of Amazing Women

Schuyler Brown | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Schuyler Brown

The next time you hear a great woman utter that crippling phrase, look deep within yourself and then deep into her eyes, and ask her, "What can I do to help?" She's right, alone she isn't doing enough. But together, we have unlimited capacity and that's what it's going to take.

From Urbanizing to Urban, According to My Facebook Cover Page

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 03.08.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

During a year filled with four trips abroad and two months away, many of my 2014 Facebook cover photos helped fill my yearly urban and exurban diaries.

Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered in 2014 to Keep Going

Laura Aiisha | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

As the final weeks and days of this year have come and gone, I'm reminded of the ways that 2014 has pushed me backwards, pulled me forwards, lifted me...

The Governors Cuomo

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Steven Cohen

The Cuomos, father and son, remind us of the power of public service and the need to couple principles and ideals with pragmatism and the exercise of power and authority.

Thoughts About Community ABC

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 02.21.2015 | New York
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Humans place other humans (and the arts, books, movies, etc) in pyramids of power hierarchies. I'd rather see community as a circle, a membraned collective, a unity where everyone belongs.

Let Love Arise

Tenille Livingston | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Tenille Livingston

Senseless crimes are destroying families and taking innocent lives, yet today we live in a society where many are hungry for change, but fail to realize we must first become the change we desire to see.

8 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From the Philly New Technology Holiday Meetup

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Last Wednesday, I got to attend the Philly New Technology Meetup Holiday Extravaganza attended by more than 150 entrepreneurs, innovators and industry leaders.

Fallout From Ferguson: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

David Shechtman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Black Voices
David Shechtman

Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.

Beware of People Who Love You!

Julia Harris | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Julia Harris

If you have a big vision for yourself and what you want to do in the world then it is absolutely vital that you surround yourself with other people like you who have a big vision of what they can achieve in the world.