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Believe In Yourself And Dreams Come True!

Nick Katsoris | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Nick Katsoris

Imagine if 18 time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps' mother never took him to swimming practice, or if three time Oscar winner Meryl Streep was told not to audition for the school play.

If You Could Invent A Religion, What Would It Look Like?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion

If you could start a new religion that would change the world for the better, what would it look like? If some ideas are bubbling to the surface, the...

12 Tips For Entering A Street Photography Contest

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Having judged a number of street photography contests over the past few years in various countries, I can honestly say the same problems surface again...

The Shocking Truth of Not Speaking Up

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Susan Harrow

The Shocking Truth of Not Speaking Up

Putting Money Where My Mouth Is and Funding Women-led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

At Microsoft in Times Square this November 9, ten women-led startups will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors for t...

Chris Pratt Wants You To Help Design His Facebook Page

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment

At first glance, Chris Pratt seems to have it all. A wildly successful career. A charming family. The adoration of millions. But there's one thin...

The Best Video for Dad

Janice Kaplan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Janice Kaplan

Most of us say we're grateful to our parents--but we don't spend much time expressing it. So the New York Film Academy, inspired by The Gratitude Diaries, invited young filmmakers to create gratitude videos for Father's Day.

How to Use Contests to Build Your Brand

John Rampton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
John Rampton

From caption contests to photo competitions, the power of contests generates buzz, engagement, and traffic.

Live in the Vineyard Selects Artists With a Key Ingredient: A Big Heart

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

Last month, I had the honor of attending Live in the Vineyard, a magical (and exclusive) music, food and wine festival in Napa, California. Twice a ye...

Big News: Over $2 Million Raised for Nonprofits in CrowdRise Holiday Challenge

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Each time a donation's made, a brick is added to the #GivingTower. What does this mean?

Giving Back This Season

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I believe that it's really important to give back to our communities. One way to do that is to participate in #GivingTuesday and CrowdRise's ...

Disaster Preparedness Contest Wants To Reward You For Great Ideas

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green

Have an idea that could help your community be more prepared for natural disasters? You could win $25,000 for it. On the anniversary of Superstorm ...

Life Lessons Learned From Salsa

Lissa Coffey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Every one of us is going to have our own pace. We can't compare ourselves to other dancers, or other people. We need to be patient, and gentle with ourselves. Just do your best and trust in the process. When we keep going, we eventually get there. There are many paths to any destination.

How to Raise $50K+ for Vets and Heroes

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, we're launching the Veterans Charity Challenge 2 to raise money for good causes.

A Twin-Win Situation

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though I am cons...

Betting Strategies for Breakthrough Innovation Contests

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Guiding design teams though the design innovation process is one of the biggest challenges in new product development (NPD). The path is strewn with a...

15 of America's Coolest Small Towns

Budget Travel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

This year's 15 contenders -- which stretch from upstate New York to Hawaii -- have a few things in common: populations under 10,000, beautiful locales, thriving downtowns, outstanding community spirit, and a noteworthy food, wine, art, or music scene.

Gchat: 'The Birth of a Drag Queen'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

This is my edited Gchat with Stephen (Stevo) Arnoczy aka "Liz Beta". Emma Tattenbaum-Fine my cat is trying to jump up so if you see nonsense on th...

Students and Parents: Holiday Texting Contest!

David Kanegis | Posted 02.26.2014 | Education
David Kanegis

Parents vs. Students: Fun and Good Food! Who Will Be The Grand Prize Winner? Hold this contest any time of the year, but the holidays always m...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Talking Next Steps With Bobby Womack and Niecy Nash

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Bobby Womack's daughter, GinaRe, is concerned whenever her father hits the stage to perform. During his nearly 50-year legendary career, Womack has ba...

Help Give Away $200,000 for the Holidays

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I've teamed up with CrowdRise and the Huffington Post to host a Holiday Challenge over on CrowdRise to help nonprofits raise a lot of money thi...

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 go...

Announcing A Winning Idea For The Future of Travel

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.22.2013 | Travel
Shira Lazar

I recently posted about 'Crowd Sourcing the Future of Travel' and my experience participating in the launch of Marriott Hotels' TravelBrilliantly.com ...

CONTEST: Send Us Photos Of Your Best Halloween Food Costumes!

Posted 10.02.2013 | Taste

Do you have a winning food costume?

You Deserve It: Enter To Win A Rejuvenating Spa Package For Ultimate Serenity

Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living

As much as we'd like to fully unplug on our days away from the office, for many of us, reality looks more like catching up on work and never entirely ...