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The Greatest Gift- How One Woman's Decision Changed Many Lives

Rumni Saha | Posted 06.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rumni Saha

I first met Miss Nancy in 2010 when she came to work as a Teaching Assistant at the school where I taught. She was funny, loud, somewhat cocky, and h...

Animals, People, and the Humane

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Yes, we care for those we love -- but so do most if not all members of the mammalian class, and no small number of species in other classes as well. Some other mammals are as devoted in their fulfillment of parental obligation as the very best of us.

Why I Left My 'Ex'

Glenn Martin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Glenn Martin

May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications.

43rd edition of the United Nations Inter- Agency Games: Reviving the Olympic values and strengthening team building and spirit

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

The history of the UN Inter-Agency Games traces back to 1968, when the "Commission des Sports de l'Association du Personnel de l'UNESCO" organized an omnisports meeting in Paris against a team from UN Geneva.

Not Bathroom Bills -- Crimes Against Humanity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I don't reckon I am going to use the men's room no matter what laws they make. I am no longer willing to deny my own identity. I am not willing to watch them destroy the lives of transgender youth so they can feel powerful for a little while longer.

'Talk to Me' Speaks To Us All

Alayna Ahmad-Benson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
Alayna Ahmad-Benson

'Talk To Me' isn't just about Qasim's life, it is a collection of stories from other individuals who have encountered racism, prejudice, sexism, and domestic violence, and explores how these individuals have conquered these hurdles through meaningful discussion and open dialogue.

The Gift YOU Are...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Sooner or later every one of us breathes an atom that has been breathed by anyone you can think of who has lived before us--Michelangelo or George Was...

Could Corporate Sustainability Result in a Big Short on Humanity?

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

A tremendous amount of progress has been made, particularly with regard to the increased awareness of climate change, water scarcity, human rights, an...

JetBlue's 'FlyBabies' Misses The Mark

Shawna Kaszer | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Shawna Kaszer

Are we beginning to lose our humanity? JetBlue's recent FlyBabies promotion really disturbed me. It seems to me that marketing over the years has t...

Humans vs. Technology. Anxiety vs. Hope

Sylvana Storey | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Big Data, digitization, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and cybernetic technologies overshadow these business terms and activities and remains the big elephant in the room. In fact, technology is moving at such a pace that Moshe Vardi, a Rice computer scientist, argues that all human jobs will be obsolete by 2045.

Even After Death, People Fear Muslims

Craig Considine | Posted 05.03.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

Anti-Muslim sentiment is so rife that non-Muslims do not even want Muslims to bury their dead family members near them.

How to Build an Inclusive School Community During a Divisive Election

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

A new survey of almost 2,000 U.S. teachers revealed that the 2016 presidential campaign might be having a negative impact on students' well-being and ...

Inspired to Action, World Leaders Aim to Ensure Education Opportunity For All Children

Benedict Joson | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Benedict Joson

Photos by Lana Wong/Education Commission For many of us, our daily lives revolve around the scheduled setting of school, work, and home. For millions...

Love Transcends: Transforming Compassion into Action

Shirin Ebadi | Posted 04.24.2016 | Impact
Shirin Ebadi

"When you have these values of compassion, nothing can stop you." Those are the words of Marguerite Barankitse, an extraordinary humanitarian - and a...

In Dialogue With Meryl Streep

Sharad Khare | Posted 04.22.2016 | Impact
Sharad Khare

When I first met Meryl, I was in Manhattan setting up my cameras in a private apartment. I was very excited to engage in a very brilliant dialogue with one of my heroes.

The Fascinating Question: How Do You Pray?

Celeste Yacoboni | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Celeste Yacoboni

As a practitioner of healing arts and the creator of an anthology of spiritual writings, it's my joy to encourage people to contemplate and share their own journeys.

Spare Change: The Joy of Vulnerability in Connection With a Stranger

Brittany England | Posted 04.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brittany England

As I hiked through the woods, his simple question flooded me with all the areas of my life I could spare some change, but not in the way in which he was asking. Tears ran down my cheeks, and into the earth, as I became aware of some internal places that, perhaps, could spare some change:

Staying the Course for Hope and Humanity in Health Care

Susan Northover | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Susan Northover

Health care involves a great deal more than medical care. It involves safe and stable housing, access to healthy and affordable food, and tools and resources to stay connected to other people and a wider community. It involves humanity and hope.

On Religion

Dana Agmon | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Dana Agmon

I don't believe in religion. It is not out of disrespect, it is just something I sincerely am unable to comprehend; the fault is mine. I don't belie...

Why a Human-Focused Workplace Is a Happier Workplace

Eric Mosley | Posted 04.07.2016 | Business
Eric Mosley

A workplace that focuses on humanity is a powerful motivator and business driver. It calls for leaders that care about their employees' well-being, ha...

Self Love Rising #lovesaveslives

Kajal Pandey | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Kajal Pandey

The one thing we can't learn is Love. We can only truly feel Love. This powerful energy transcends every limit, challenge, suffering and hateful act...

Here's Why A Universal Basic Income Is The Key To Human Progress

Scott Santens | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Scott Santens

Human beings are waking up early in the mornings to drive to offices to perform imaginary business in imaginary markets involving imaginary customers using imaginary money to buy imaginary goods and services instead of simply enjoying their non-imaginary and most definitely real lives with each other.

How We Measure Progress is a Question of Evolution

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.03.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Lise Pretorius, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community We are in an age of extreme risk and incredible opportu...

How I Regained My Humanity After A Brain Injury

Jeff Sebell | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Jeff Sebell

At the age of 19 I was busy developing my own personality: likes, dislikes and strengths. But then, a car accident and month-long coma seemed to obliterate everything I had been. Beyond the obvious -- needing to learn how to walk again, talk, tie my shoes and cut my food, etc., -- I lost the things I identified myself by.

When Grief Knocks

Erin Coriell | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Coriell

When grief knocks, may it bless you into spaces of your heart that you may have never dared to go before. Grief is what makes us human, it is what reminds us that we are living.