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Jaime Grant, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Jaime Grant, Ph.D.

A video of President Obama wiping a tear from his eye, as he thanks scores of young campaign staff members and volunteers for helping re-elect him to a second term, has gone viral and is redefining "leadership" for a generation of young organizers and passionate politicos.

For Women Aspiring to Lead...Take a Second Look at Public Service

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 01.28.2013 | Women
Cari E. Guittard

Finding your passion and purpose is messy and so many of us we spend our lives doing what we think we're supposed to do, rather than finding out what we're meant to do

Global Brain, Global Heart

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Comparing the growth of the global Internet with the evolution of a child's brain is the perfect analogy to discuss the relationship between human consciousness and technology. How is the global brain being shaped every day?

America's Effective Engagement Abroad Begins at Home

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Cari E. Guittard

We can't expect our diplomats, who are at the frontlines of our global engagement efforts, to do all the heavy lifting. We are all responsible for how America engages with the world.

Internet Problems? Call the U.N.

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 08.07.2012 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

In December delegates from China, Russia, Brazil, India and other nations will come together at a conference in Dubai to push to give the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union more control over Internet operations.

Life: Totally Worth The Hassle

Jen Sincero | Posted 06.27.2012 | Travel
Jen Sincero

Today marks my one year anniversary of putting my stuff in storage, saying adios to my address and traveling the world as a member of the No Permanent Abode club.

Passenger Next To Crying Child Opens Emergency Exit

AP | By TRAN VAN MINH | Posted 02.16.2012 | Travel

HANOI, Vietnam -- A mom with a screaming child wanted a quick getaway from a plane on the tarmac in Vietnam and asked for help. The man next to her ob...

Official Calls Mexico Travel Warning 'Ridiculous'

AP | Posted 04.16.2012 | Travel

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's top domestic security official says a U.S. State Department travel warning on almost half of Mexico's states is "ridiculo...

Obama Signs Bill Modernizing Aviation System

AP | Posted 02.15.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has signed legislation Tuesday that modernizes the nation's aviation system, speeding up the nation's switch from...

WATCH: Man Proposes With Help Of Airplane Crew

Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel

It just wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a few adorable marriage proposals on YouTube. On this edition of "adorable mid-air marriage proposals,...

Lauren Scruggs Goes On Ski Vacation

Posted 02.15.2012 | Travel

Lauren Scruggs, the young woman who accidentally walked into a plane's propeller in December, has not only left the hospital but she took a ski trip ...

PHOTOS: Inside Vegas' New Mob Museum

AP | By CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel

LAS VEGAS -- In one room, a ghastly photo wall of bloody, uncensored images showcases the mob's greatest hits. In another, visitors are taught to loa...

Woman Has $160,000 Worth Of Checked Luggage Stolen

Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel

Loose lips sink ships, or, these days, get your luggage stolen. At least, that's what happened to one woman who revealed too much to airline employees...

Relatives Remember Loved Ones One Month After Crash

AP | By SIMONE CAMILLI | Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel

GIGLIO, Italy -- Tossing bouquets of red roses into the sea, the relatives of people still missing one month after the Costa Concordia cruise ship dis...

Schiphol Airport Reopens After Man Locks Himself In Bathroom With 'Bomb'

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 02.13.2012 | Travel

AMSTERDAM -- A major disruption at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport ended Monday after military police arrested a man who had locked himself in a toi...

WATCH: Jackie Chan's New $30M Private Plane

Posted 02.13.2012 | Travel

Earlier this month, Jackie Chan was named brand ambassador for Embraer jets. So what does that entail exactly? The actor and martial arts star pop...

U.S. Increases Mexico Travel Warning

AP | Posted 02.12.2012 | Travel

MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. State Department is recommending that Americans avoid travel to all or parts of 14 of 31 Mexican states in the widest travel a...

WATCH: The Many Flash Mobs Of Delta

Posted 02.13.2012 | Travel

We never tire of airline employees filming themselves doing zany things, so when we saw this new video floating around the Twitterverse, we had to fla...

Cruise Impact In Charleston Is Minimal

AP | By BRUCE SMITH | Posted 02.09.2012 | Travel

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A new study suggests that while downtown Charleston must deal with the passengers, traffic and congestion from cruise ships, the c...

Airline Fat Tax: Fair Or Foul?

Posted 02.09.2012 | Travel

Airlines might soon be able to introduce a so-called "fat tax" if the U.K. Court of Appeals has anything to do with it. According to a court ruling...

Lawyer: Surviving Costa Passengers Want To Change Industry

AP | By FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

ROME -- A U.S. lawyer for compensation-seeking survivors of the Costa Concordia capsizing said Wednesday he will push for changes in maritime laws and...

Grenade Shuts Down Airport Terminal

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

HEBRON, Ky. -- A hand grenade in a passenger's carry-on bag has caused a temporary evacuation at the northern Kentucky airport. The Delta Air Lines t...

TSA's 'Pre-Check' Program Expands

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- A new passenger screening program to make check-in more convenient for certain travelers is being expanded to 28 more major U.S. airport...

WATCH: How To Wash An Airplane

Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

Thought washing a car was time consuming? How about an airplane? Southwest airline employees are charged with washing airplanes after hey are "c-ch...

WATCH: ABC News Investigates Air Marshals

Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

An ABC News report that aired on Tuesday night investigates the apparently crazy world of air marshals. According to the report, there is a "strik...