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Pay It Forward Day: Contributing to 10 Million Acts of Kindness

Lissette Calveiro | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Lissette Calveiro

The last Thursday in April marks International Pay It Forward Day, a celebration of altruism and the good of humanity.

Victory Hall Players Opens Inaugural Weekend with Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"

Stuart Gunter | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
Stuart Gunter

Kristin Freshwater is the director of Victory Hall Players in Scottsville, Virginia. She runs Baine's Books and Coffee and sits on the board of direct...

When To Tell Colleagues at Work That You're Gay

Max DuBowy | Posted 04.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

In my first professional job after college, I was incredibly nervous and shy to share anything about my personal life with colleagues at work.

5 Essentials to Achieving Something More Than Happiness

Tor Constantino | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Tor Constantino

But contentment does require intentional choice and directed effort. Here are five steps that anyone can take toward that goal.

Lance Bass Sows Veggie Love

Jenifer Joy Madden | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Jenifer Joy Madden

EMA plans to sponsor a total of twenty gardens across the country over the next five years in the home towns of other celebrity Board members--which include Amy Smart, Carter Oosterhouse, Daryl Hannah, and Malin Akerman.

Success Is Not One Size Fits All

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

Men and women alike are cracking under the pressure to perform, professionally and personally. We are desperate for change, frantically hoping for a moment just to catch our breath. We are frustrated by the constant comparisons, the divisive, competitive culture and the constant stress of being what others want us to be.

PLCs? We Need PBCs!

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

It was poor advice from the famous economist Milton Friedman that the only duty of a corporation is to maximize its return on investment. Instead, Ell...

Is My Kindle Reading Harming My Beloved Community Bookstore?

Heather Garbo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Denver
Heather Garbo

I took a long time to get on board with the whole Kindle thing but once I did, I was all in. Yet I love my neighborhood bookstore (they serve wine!) and I try to patronize them as much as possible.

From Rana Plaza to Soulful Economy: How Consumers Have the Power to Drive Change

Helle Bank Jorgensen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Helle Bank Jorgensen

Sunday, April 24th marked the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, in which over 1,000 garment factory workers lost their lives and more than 2,500 were gravely injured while producing clothes for big apparel brands.

The Problem and Promise of Environment, Sustainability, and People

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

Environmental issues frequently don't regard political and social boundaries. On top of that, they frequently involve interactions between different dynamic ecosystems that constantly are responding to a variety of disturbances.

This Earth Day We Must Start Talking About Desertification

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Reforestation is one of the primary weapons we have against climate change and -- crucially -- against ever-expanding desertification, a scourge that affects two thirds of the world's countries and about one billion people.

7 Epic Ways to Grow Your Tribe and Create Raving Fans

Kristie Notto | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Kristie Notto

Throughout history humans we have craved a deeper connection. That's why people don't do business with companies, they do business with people. Why is it then that many businesses fail to tap into the power of this interpersonal connection?

Finding Community and Finding Myself in CyberSpace

Winged Victory | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Winged Victory

The thing is that people need community support if they are going to break an addiction. The guilt and shame that comes from losing control creates a sense of isolation that only a supportive community can cure.

Loss Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

To keep our aging population living the best quality of life possible, we need to understand the issues that can make individuals vulnerable to a sharp decline. Honoring loss and building strength wherever possible is what we must strive to do.

In Honor of Stamford's 375th Anniversary - Many Faiths, One Community, Stamford Proud

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

I would first like to thank Mayor Martin, Sandy Goldstein, Monsignor Digiovanni and my fellow clergy for your leadership in organizing this historic and important event in our city. We are truly grateful for this gathering of Many Faiths, One Community and Stamford Proud.

The Canadian Arrow: Redemption of the Canadian Soul

Arden Henley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
Arden Henley

The CF-105, or Avro Arrow was a delta-winged interceptor aircraft designed and built in Canada by A.V. Roe. It is still regarded as Canada's greatest ...

The LA River as Community Infrastructure

Michael Seo | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Michael Seo

US infrastructure is in a desperate state. The Senate Budget Committee references a 2013 study , "Report Card for America's Infrastructure American So...

What Does it Mean to 'Empower' Youth?

Andrea Boakye | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Andrea Boakye

Today, youth in America are making strides to change the world around them. From powerful social media movements, to political organizing and protesting on the ground, the voice and passion of young people have convinced society to take us seriously.

The Surfers' Shack: Interim Housing in Vancouver

Arden Henley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Arden Henley

My mother would have called this place a 'monstrosity', nevertheless I formed an affection for it. In the early stages of my acquaintance I imagined it as the kind of place that is inhabited by a rock band.

Flying Below the Radar: Making Local Progress in Spite of National Dysfunction

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Will Friedman, Ph.D

Nationally, we are utterly incapable of collaboration, compromise or making any progress on solving problems. Yet in cities big and small, where most people live and work, the ability of residents and officials to solve problems has not abated and may actually have picked up.

We Must Tell Our Stories -- Here's Why

Pam Bauer | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Bauer

Yet so often we go through our days with a shiny veneer of "I'm fine!" while hiding a sadness, grief or struggle that inevitably shows up in our lives. When everyone walks around presenting the image of having it all together while we are struggling, we feel lost and alone. And it's a big fat lie.

Why Corporate Philanthropy Is The 21st Century Standard

Kallen Diggs | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Kallen Diggs

Social good. In this era, it is more important than ever. Corporations have realized it too. It is the reason that there are a growing number of compa...

Now is the Time for Disabled Artists to Flourish

Lane Harwell | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Stevie Wonder, Marlee Matlin, Peter Dinklage, and Chuck Close are names many are familiar with. They are exceptional artists, and they are exceptions ...

The Rhubarb Exchange: Vestiges of Neigbourhood in Vancouver

Arden Henley | Posted 04.11.2016 | Good News
Arden Henley

Whenever we are out there working people stop by, some to compare notes, others to tell stories of bygone eras when families grew their own food, some to introduce their children to the novelty of food growing outside the supermarket, others to strategize about the relentless insurgence of development.

Being an Intentional Neighbor: 5 Things I Learned from The Dream Campaign

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Their refrigerator is covered with artwork, homework, drawings and special notes. Scattered about the house are toys, craft supplies, and evidence of...