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Sewing Machines, Bicycles, and More

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Nearly seventeen years ago, my friend and his wife lost their 34 year old son to cancer. A friend of the son who attended the funeral was doing mission work in the Ukraine and offered to take the son's clothing back with him to the impoverished nation

The MacArthur Foundation Stole My Idea for a More Just, Verdant and Peaceful World

James Napoli | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

You can imagine how I feel every time I hear a Public Broadcasting underwriting announcement in which those big shots at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation claim my vision as their own.

The Global Search for Education: On Cheating

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.03.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to a survey of 24,000 high school students in grades 9-12, 95% of students said they cheated during the course of their education, ranging from letting somebody copy their homework to cheating on tests.

5 Ways To Do Good: Fast, Free And From Your Desk

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Science tells us compassion is good for our health, and we know that helping others makes us feel good, but sometimes it feels like there just aren't enough hours in the day. In minutes, at no or low cost, and from your desk, you can contribute.

What Has Become of Empathy?

Rachel Ben-Avi | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Rachel Ben-Avi

She is real to me now. I want to send her things, meet her, talk to her, hug her. I see her; both she and her people feel real to me. In fact, I want to go to her. But that's silly, isn't it?

Anna Bahr

SLIDESHOW: Etsy Artist Paints Colbert, Fey, Angelou, Other Inspring People For Charity | Anna Bahr | Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact

Last April, artist Ryan Wollard was fed up. Programs for the arts and teaching programs were being cut left and right, and labor unions were under att...

Serving Others To Change The World

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

Think what could be accomplished if everyone spent an occasional weekend helping a neighbor or volunteering our time.

How To Build A Liveable City

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

I adore city life, but recognize that living and working together in close quarters presents huge challenges - and that it's not going to get easier as we continue to grow and welcome people from around the world.

Even New Radicals Get The Blues

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Maybe we need to acknowledge to ourselves - and say aloud to one another - that it's hard to be out on the edge all the time. That exhaustion comes hand-in-hand with exhilaration.

Your Social Capital: Invest It in Philanthropy

Ron Mirenda | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ron Mirenda

Social capital allows us to invest in the future of society in areas we are passionate about and in those we strongly believe will make a difference in our society.

Does Evangelical Giving Do the World Good?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

When a person's altruistic impulses are directed toward winning converts, it is valid to ask whether they are actually serving human well-being or simply serving a mind virus.