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A Year of Lessons: What I Learned From Working and Traveling in Chile, Turkey and Myanmar

Women’s iLab | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Women’s iLab

Working, living, and generally spending all of our time together with these people, often in challenging environments, tested our patience and raised our threshold for stress and aptitude. It was simultaneously the most challenging and the most rewarding year of my life.

How and Why Everyone Needs to Support LGBTQQ Young Adults Who Are Living with Cancer

Emily Drake | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Emily Drake

Regardless of age, having cancer is a difficult experience. Living with cancer as a young adult presents unique challenges, such as dealing with reduced or impaired fertility rates, disruptions in education plans, etc. However, being diagnosed with cancer as a LGBTQQ-identified person, involves other difficulties.

The Toughest Audience I've Ever Pitched

Mohammed Ashour | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Mohammed Ashour

Ever since that Friday two years ago, I now go out of my way to pitch my business to any kid willing to lend me an ear (preferably two). And why wouldn't I? Who would pass up a no-cost, high-yield brainstorm session with a true outside-the-box thinker?

Designing for a Human-Centered Community

Chloe Sharfin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Chloe Sharfin

I was recently blind for five minutes and felt as though my eyes had never been more open. I didn't have some freak accident or momentary medical issue; I was participating in a mini human-centered design challenge.

Touch Me, Tease Me, Tickle Me: What the Experience of Touch Can Mean to a Person With a Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Touch is, without question, the most intimate and personal act that we can bestow on another person. It connects us to those that we love, to those who we care for; it reminds us that we are part of the human experience.

Stopping a Silent Killer in Africa

Heather White | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Heather White

So, how can we meaningfully address NCDs worldwide? It must be done through strategic partnerships, where we leverage the skills and expertise of each player. It's only then can we build healthier and wealthier communities.

Growing Up Oprah

Erin Parker | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Erin Parker

Every fiber of my being aches to be a part of positive change. Since the tender age of six or seven, I have been quietly carrying an unquenchable feeling that I was put on this earth to make an impact on a large scale. The cause? I am a part of Generation O.

Becky Straw On Realizing Purpose

Renata M. Black | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

I hope after reading these stories you will look at your own situations, struggles and accomplishments through a different lens and, at the very least, be better equipped to change your own paradigm.

There's Always Something We Can Do To Help

Rachel Zoe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Rachel Zoe

My greatest dream for the future is for an environmentally sound world. I wish for universal acceptance and understanding of all beliefs, religions and cultures. I want to envision the world in 2030 as a peaceful place, where individuality is embraced and people are not judged and persecuted for their differences.

5 Truths about Parenting Generation Z

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

Many of us entered adulthood excited about the future. As we prepare our children to come of age, we need to focus less on our differences and more on our shared goals

Why Business School Rankings Have the Wrong Metrics of Success

Daniela Papi | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

If business schools are designed to shape the future by educating our future global business leaders, then the measurement of success should be on how well those business leaders are doing at shaping the world. But that is not what we are measuring.

Why on Earth Would You Give Away Your Money?

Frank Giustra | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

I was at a loss for words. I had just been asked why I give away my money. I could tell this person was somewhat suspicious of my motives. My first reaction was "why do you think it's that strange that someone chooses to give away their money?".

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

Everyday Justice in the District

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 05.12.2015 | DC
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Jury duty is a valuable form of community involvement. Without jurors there would be no jury trials, and without jury trials we would lose an effective and fair way to seek justice and hold members of the community accountable.

Mother of Exiles

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
The Next Ten Challenge

The inscription is a bright, promising doorway to America for anyone in need of shelter. And yet, when I leave my front door each morning, I'm reminded that more than one and a half million people will be homeless this year in the U.S.

Be a Woman of Impact With These 8 Qualities of Women Leaders

Lorri Sulpizio | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Lorri Sulpizio

While it's thrilling to see the current energy and excitement around women's leadership, the reality is, women have been practicing leadership, doing amazing things, and making global contributions for centuries. And that is leadership: enabling positive change, inspiring action, addressing difficult issues, moving communities forward.

I'm Giving Away Most Of The Money I'll Ever Earn. Here's How I'm Doing It.

Toby Ord | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Toby Ord

A few years ago, I decided to give away most of the money I'll earn in my career. At the same time, I made an even more important decision. I decided to give my money to the charities that do the most good.

Mom Died in My Arms: God's EverLasting 'Gift'

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I had no idea that being in the same room as someone who passes away can be a "gift." Mainly because that had never happened to me before. And if asked, I would have said, "How awful." Yet, being with Mom for her last breath, was anything but awful.

The Solution Must Come From All of Us

Carol Coletta | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Carol Coletta

Mayors and their governments undoubtedly have a role to play in fostering the well-being and prosperity of their cities. The sheer amount of resources they have at their disposal gives them immense power to move their metropolises in the right directions.

This Organization Helps Kenyans Accelerate their Careers

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

Baltimore: Blaming the Victim and Other Forms of Perverse Manipulation

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

One would have to be deviously and pathetically dishonest to argue that race had "nothing" to do with the death of Gray, although that has been the perverse narrative echoed in many conservative circles on the political and cultural right.

Adult Helping Camp, OneKid OneWorld

Josh Bycel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Josh Bycel

We can't tell you how therapeutic and freeing it is to show up to a school on a Friday morning and by Sunday afternoon see the whole place transformed into a clean, safe, inviting place for children to learn. Everyone working together towards one goal. One.

Good Grief: Rage Against the Machine

Brad Lamm | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Brad Lamm

What do we want to do right when we witness the world go sideways? So many of us dig deep and desire to respond, act and maybe even make a difference. I know, I get that more than many, as I work with families on the brink of crisis

We Are Injured In Nepal, But We Are Not Broken

Umanga Pandey | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Umanga Pandey

We, in Nepal today, are injured people. We have lost much. But not all. And to heal, we must get in touch with that portion of our lives that is not yet broken. In this, we have much to learn from the Haiti earthquake, where the largest aftershock came eight days after the main earthquake.

All in the Family

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kinship care has been found to help children maintain family, and oftentimes community, connections. There is strong evidence that children placed in kinship care experience greater stability, have fewer behavioral problems and are just as safe children in non-relative care.