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3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

Community and Faith in the Face of Hardship

Laura Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Laura Reed

Friends were going door to door. Office Max was donating cards to pass out. Where was I? Sitting on my floor crying. I don't understand it all, and I don't think I ever will, but I am blown away by the power unity.

Yes! 20 New Photos From 'Community' Season 5

Posted 11.15.2013 | TV

Class is officially back in session at Greendale Community College! To mark the occasion, NBC has released a bevy of new "Community" Season 5 photos. ...

Who Is at the Front of the Room? "Higher Education"

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Norma Cook Everist

Teaching and learning in community is extraordinarily challenging. It is much easier to deliver a lecture while others remain quiet, "at our feet," so to speak. But we are called to teach in the midst of people's real lives, real needs, and to interact with them.

All The Lonely People: The Power of Community & The Global Day of Jewish Learning

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Many of us don't cope well with our loneliness. When our phone breaks down, we panic. When our email-inbox does not load, we fidget. When our text messages are ignored, we become upset.

5 Reasons You're Spoiled by Your Small Town Childhood

Nicole Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Nicole Patterson

Being home always reminds me why I'm so spoiled to grow up in a small town. Now, before you freak out and get mad that I'm dissing small town life, it's not what you think it is. I promise.

Childish Gambino Performs 'Shadows'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment

Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, appeared on Tuesday night's episode of "The Arsenio Hall Show," performing the new song "Shadows" off his upco...

7 Practical Ways to Help a Special Needs Family

Ellen Stumbo | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
Ellen Stumbo

There are times when we could really use your help. Here are seven practical ways you can help a special needs family.

'Community' Goes 'Bad'

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 11.12.2013 | TV

Jonathan Banks is trading in meth for books and heading to "Community" for a recurring role, but he's not leaving crime behind. The "Breaking Bad" fav...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Bethany Saad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Bethany Saad

After welcome greetings and scattered hugs, we start each session by sharing success stories about how we did with our personal health goals that week. Arabs, Muslims, Christians and Jews in our group now receive a weekly healthy dose of applause.

Jungle Beat: Ka'u Community Garden

Barbara Fahs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

The list of crops growing at the Garden is already large and includes sweet potatoes, beets, Swiss chard, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, leeks, green beans, snap and snow peas, tomatoes, herbs, gourds, pipinola squash (chayote), wing beans, kohlrabi and carrots.

Finding the Goodness in Everything: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Hoe Avenue Community Farm are making positive changes in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City, home of some of the nation's highest rates of hunger, obesity and diabetes, as well as unemployment and incarceration.

Microstock Photo Founder Focuses on Community as His Best Shot

Tom Grasty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tom Grasty

Getty may have 80 million images, but Pinterest has one of the most actively-engaged communities on the web. But is community enough to cut through the clutter of the increasingly-crowded mobile photography space?

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 goes...

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.