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A Few Words About Walking

Scott Fischler | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Fischler

In September 2015, the US Surgeon General issued a call to action promoting "Walking and Walkable Communities." That initiative is named "Step It Up!...

To Serve And To Stigmatize?

Kevin Hogan | Posted 10.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hogan

The Los Angeles Police Department's motto "To Protect and to Serve" was etched into my mind while I was still a kid living on the other side of the co...

A Tree Dies in Chicago

Roger Wright | Posted 10.02.2016 | Chicago
Roger Wright

This is Chicago. Where the cold grey October rain pounds streets soaked in blood. We kill people here. And we do it a lot. Giggling babies in their be...

Listen Up: We Have Something to Say! A Message from Grassroots Leaders

Stephanie Heckman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Heckman

In August 2016, One World Children's Fund, ACODEV and the African Diaspora Network convened the first Grassroots Forward meeting and workshop in Kampala, Uganda. More than 50 participants from over 10 countries across Africa spent the day together to discuss how we can push Grassroots Forward.

Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Others Bond With Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Jordana Brewster, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Lindsay Price arrive at Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Al...

Why 'The Well-Tempered City' is a One-Stop, Urban Epic

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.27.2016 | Books
Charles R. Wolfe

Spoiler alert: I love epic stories with universal meaning for varied audiences around the world. In sum, that is why I think Jonathan F.P. Rose's new...

How To Use Mindful Breathing To Reduce Stress

Aaron Baker | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Aaron Baker

asically, paying attention to thought and habit. When anxiety surfaces it's very easy to simply react, which only feeds the problem more and creates unhealthy patterns. Alternatively, if we use mindful thought and breathe to bring awareness to the situation we can begin to rid ourselves of the stress we feel in these moments.

Why Do American Soldiers Miss War?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenara Nerenberg Sebastian Junger is a former war reporter, the author of several best-selling books, and co-director of the Oscar-nominated docu...

B Corporations: Being the Best for the World

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Marmalade Fish was established in 2015 to help companies align their values and transform their culture, and offers leadership skills training, team effectiveness sessions, off-sites, values and culture programmes, and executive coaching services.

WATCH: Future 5 Connects Low Income Students with their Full Potential

HooplaHa | Posted 09.27.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

Future 5 believes in all the potential of high school students! Founded in 2009 by Clif McFeely this mentoring program believes that all of Stamford CT's high school students should be connected to their full life's potential, regardless of income or family circumstances.

7 Wondrous Women: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

High-achieving women attract far more public criticism than their high-achieving male counterparts. Women are victims of sexual assault 91% of the tim...

The Cherry or Ecological Footprint? The Effect of Mental Images on the Environment

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 09.26.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

Lately I've read some authors who have led me to contemplate the mental images we keep fixed in our minds, images that guide our lives. It's amazing how such ephemeral things exert such huge influences on us and on our world.

Disagreeing Agreeably: Dedicating Ourselves to Productive Dialog

Frederick M. Lawrence | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Frederick M. Lawrence

"Has it always been like this?" That was the question I was asked not quite three years ago, in the midst of the two-week shutdown of the federal government, by a student on my campus. In the years since then, the level of incivility in our political life, as evidenced by the current Presidential campaign, has only gotten worse. I sought to reassure my student, and to do so not with platitudes but with examples. I chose two.

Searching for Hope in Political Chaos: Conversations with Merton & Kierkegaard

Michael Stark | Posted 09.25.2016 | Religion
Michael Stark

There was a bumper sticker that was prevalent about a decade ago in Christian circles. It read, "God is not a democrat or republican." Despite its red...

This Sunday: The Red Hook Regatta (3D Boat Race)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.22.2016 | New York
Alex Schattner

Brought to you by Pioneer Works, the 2nd Annual Red Hook Regatta is a 3D-printed boat race at Valentino Pier. It is also the brain-child of famed arti...

The Art of Using Film to Transform the Lives of Formerly-Incarcerated Youth

NationSwell | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Comics, with their rowdy action boxed within firm, familiar lines and violence reduced to harmless bams, thwacks and kapows, give Mario Rivera the abi...

I Choose the Benefit of the Doubt

Living Room Conversations | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

by Jen Barton The Declaration of Independence speaks of inalienable rights, meaning rights that can't be taken away. Thomas Jefferson defines these r...

What's The Deal With Colin Kaepernick?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 09.16.2016 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

The racial tensions confronting us are painfully puzzling and deeply disturbing. The deterioration of civil discourse across our country is alarming.

When it Comes to Natural Capital, it's Easy to Forget that We're on the Same Team

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 09.19.2016 | Green
Natural Capital Coalition

This article has been submitted as part of the Natural Capital Coalition's series of blogs on natural capital by Mark Gough, Executive Director of the...

Politics Of The Heart In Albany, CA

Jon Raj | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Raj

Who I am today has been largely shaped by the battles I have fought my entire life. From the moment I acknowledged my sexuality I have struggled with...

VIDEO: Eastside Sol Celebrates Community, Culture, and Clean Energy in Los Angeles

Jorge Madrid | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Jorge Madrid

EAST SIDE SOL 2016 from Youth Speak Media Solutions on Vimeo. By: Luis Gutierrez, Senior Associate, Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN) and ...

Forty-five years of people power

Jennifer L Morgan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Jennifer L Morgan

After forty-five years, countless campaigns and stories - one thing remains central to the Greenpeace identity, and that is people. People are at the ...

Why My Twitter Feed is Singing About Placemaking

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.11.2016 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

My Twitter stream is alive with the sound of placemaking.  While those are not the exact Sound of Music lyrics we remember, I am as guilty as anyone...

My 9/11 Walk Your Talk Pilgrimage

Donna Henes | Posted 09.10.2016 | New York
Donna Henes

When the planes flew into the Twin Towers, I was out of the country. It took me more than a week to be able to get past the sealed borders and return ...

Together, We Remember September 11

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Our country is better than this. We need to focus on what unites us, not on who yells the loudest. We need to support each other in times of need, because we all find ourselves in need at one point or another. And we must to work together to find answers to the difficult issues of our time.