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Paying it Forward in Haiti

CrowdRise | Posted 01.31.2017 | Impact

In 2015 Mallory Brown traveled to Haiti with the CrowdRise 24-Hour Impact Project to help a family that had been displaced by the hurricane. Now, two ...

How One Woman and A Cookie Changed My Life

Sydney Berger | Posted 08.03.2016 | Good News
Sydney Berger

I knew there was something special about Amy the moment I laid eyes on her. As I was exiting the subway platform on 66th street in New York City, I no...

These Plumbers Are Sporting Pink For A Cause...

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 10.30.2016 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

The local black owned business has committed itself to "changing the way you view plumbers." The company also encourages community empowerment and development in urban communities.

Biosphere 2: Real Life Reality TV

Findery | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel

The 30th season of Survivor, premieres on February 25th. For 15 years, I have indulged in my guilty pleasure of watching castaways try to outwit, outlast and outplay each other for a million dollars.

Redefining Disability

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

Disability. It is an interesting word and one that many of us feel we cannot relate to. For nearly 19 years of my life, I was never classified as someone with a disability, until one day, in literally a split second everything I knew changed and I was now classified as an individual with a physical disability.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.28.2013 | Parents
Laura Wellington

I fail to see why a "number" could frighten the heck out of anyone spry enough to blow out a candle and eat a piece of cake. Most likely, someone placed it in front of you, which means you have caring folks around you wanting to celebrate your life. Many people do not have that.

WWII Veteran and Grandson Retrace Journey Together Using Google Earth

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

Though he may not be able to return to France, Matt is determined to include others in his family in his grandfather's legacy. "My father is coming down with me to France this Memorial Day," Matt confides.

Two Tails on the Road to Redemption

Rob White | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

I thought about how crazy off-based I was about Joe. And then I began to wonder: How many other people had I misjudged because of my preconceptions based on their outward image and demeanor?

Sandy Hook, One Month Later: Building Relationships and Winning the Peace

Robert Hall | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Robert Hall

One month later, the tragedy at Sandy Hook has caused us to reflect on what kind of society we have become. Increasingly it feels like we have become a land of strangers and estrangement that has lost our relational glue.

This Librarian Is Smashing Stereotypes, One Tattoo at a Time

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 09.25.2011 | Style
Joan Brunwasser

"The one thing I try to do is be upfront about who I am, which includes my tattoos. Some of them are pretty visible and I won't cover them or pretend they don't exist because someone might not like them.... They are a big part of what makes me 'me.'"

Come What May

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

There is a restaurant that sits on the shore of New York City's East River. As a matter of fact, it sits so close that one feels as though one is nearly floating in the river herself.