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Insects: the food trend that's changing palates and lives the world over

Craig Kielburger | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Craig Kielburger

By Craig and Marc Kielburger Have you heard about the next big food trend? You won't find it growing in your garden, but you might find it crawling t...

Mindfulness as a Path Toward Achieving the Global Goals

Martina Buchal | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Martina Buchal

The world is a beautiful place, but somehow it seems that humankind's presence here has done more harm than good.

Beyond Brussels: A Reflection

Dane Steele Green | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

So. Another city bombed. What do we do now? Terrorists would not be terrorists if they warned everyone beforehand of their targets. There is nothing ...

B Corps: The 21st Century Standard for Business

Craig Kielburger | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Craig Kielburger

For Jay Coen Gilbert, it felt like someone took a wrecking ball to his dream. American entrepreneur Gilbert and two college friends launched AND 1 in...

Six real-world inventions that are way cooler than sci-fi

Craig Kielburger | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Craig Kielburger

Our world doesn't look much like the ones envisioned in sci-fi flicks like Star Trek or Back to the Future, let alone the latest installment of Star W...

Seattle Organization Holds the Key to Improving Immunization Rates in Tanzania

Craig Kielburger | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Craig Kielburger

Over the past 15 years, Tanzania has made a concerted effort to immunize its children--and has achieved a remarkable vaccination rate of almost 90 per cent. That's still not good enough for the government and health organizations in that country, though. They want to get as close to 100 per cent as possible.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

The Most Beautiful Travel Souvenir

Rick Steves | Posted 12.03.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

TripIt, a popular app designed to help you organize your travels, just did a quality job of producing a series of four-minute interviews with me about...

Coming to Terms With Islam's Contradictions

Ken Chitwood | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion
Ken Chitwood

The uncomfortable truth is that essentialized conceptualizations that say "Islam = violence" or "Islam = peace" are insensitive to the alterations and negotiations that characterizes lived Islam in interaction with myriad Muslim constituencies and non-Muslim actors.

A Historic Event at the United Nations in Mental Health; UN Defines Mental Health as a Policy Priority in Latest Global Development Agenda

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

This agenda is designed to be 'a plan of action of the people for the people' and will be the leading global development policy of the next 15 years.

Where True Quality of Life Comes From

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Maria Rodale

The following is an abridged version of the speech Maria Rodale delivered at the United Nations on Monday, December 8, 2014, upon receiving Auburn University's International Quality of Life Laureate Award.

Finding the Common Thread

Martina Buchal | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

To create empowering, inclusive dialogue around what the world is doing RIGHT, and what we, as people, aspire towards -- allowing a voice for all those who are interested in being a part of the solution.

How To Turn Your Anger Into Compassion

OWN | Posted 06.13.2014 | OWN

Since reading Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth," Beth says she has been able to release anger from her personal life. When it comes to all of the injustic...

What If Your Story Is Mine?

Matt Murrie | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

The one thing that rarely happens is a genuine connection of empathy between those consuming the media stories and those who are living them.

Mujeres Unidas en Acción: Building Success for Women in Eastern Honduras

Ritu Sharma | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

Make no mistake: Mujeres Unidas en Acción's success here belongs to these 21 women. But their story is a powerful testament of what we can do to help women like these unlock their potential, fast.

Guaranteeing Personal Security: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Guaranteeing Civil Rights, Political Rights, and Personal Security is a critical development goal. This post discusses indicators for personal security. 'Personal security' is an inherently context-specific issue, so at least some indicators should be designed from the bottom up.

Civil and Political Rights: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Given that civil and political rights targets aim to hold governments accountable for fulfilling international human rights treaty obligations, assessment should be external to government authorities, impartial, and conducted by legitimate international bodies.

Rule of Law and Access to Justice for All: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Empowering individuals and communities to assert and realize their rights can ensure that the law protects against government corruption and discrimination, and gives a voice to the least politically powerful, who might otherwise be ignored.

Open and Accountable Government for All: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Open and accountable government is a crucial aspect of socioeconomic development. Although open and accountable government may seem an abstract and immeasurable goal, it is indeed feasible to assess performance on these critical governance issues.

Combating Discrimination and Inequality: A Key Goal for Global Development

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

A clearer focus on combating discrimination and inequality in the post-2015 development framework would help ensure that the most marginalized and vulnerable groups are not left out and left behind in the pursuit of macroeconomic growth.

Setting the Bar and Measuring Progress for (New) Global Development Goals After 2015

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.28.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

In the last round of the Millennium Development Goals, governance and human rights issues were largely excluded, despite their critical importance to sustainable and equitable development. Of course, quantifying and evaluating progress on these complex issues is not simple.

Rethinking Global Development Goals

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

It is technically feasible and increasingly politically possible, on a global stage, to include governance and human rights goals and targets as part of post-2015 development priorities.

After the Millennium Development Goals: Where Do We Go From Here?

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

Human rights and good governance are critical aspects of global development. A significant body of research over the past fifteen years has decisively demonstrated that good institutions are a critical ingredient in eradicating poverty and creating equitable, sustainable, and inclusive growth.

Advancing Leadership Through Education

Adam Weinberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Adam Weinberg

In its essence, leadership is about putting theory into practice -- figuring out what needs to be done, learning how to do it, but then finding the motivation to take meaningful action.

Why The Glass Is Half-Full

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Deepak Chopra

The point isn't that you have to believe the positive and ignore the negative. The two sides are intimately linked and inescapable. But you can align yourself with the positive side. The vote is cast at the level of consciousness.