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How Can We Get More Girls and Women in Tech?

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.26.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, it's important to support women in tech. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 68% of women enroll in college (compared to 63% of men), ...

Community and Contribution: National Service Ride Promotes a Life of Service

Anna Shen | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Anna Shen

The premise of retired army civil affairs Colonel Christopher Holshek's latest venture -- and adventure -- can be succinctly stated: When we become better citizens, we become a better country. When we serve our community, we serve our country.

The Families Who Can Not Leave The House With Their Own Children

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

I only had one of my children with me tonight for a simple trip to the store for bread. My pulse was racing, my eyes darting about and my body sweating... all before I had even got him out the car!

3 Unique Ways Women are Helping Homeless Women and Children

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Rachel Wolfson

When New York City transplants, Whitney Skibell and Adrienne Bavar, moved to San Francisco they were alarmed by the overwhelmingly large homeless population. The amount of homeless women and children in particular stood out to the two New Yorkers.

100 Stories Of Change

Sparknews | Posted 07.01.2016 | Media
Sparknews

Our world is changing--in many ways for the better. Poverty and child mortality rates are declining, increasing numbers of primary age children attend school, and world leaders are taking collective action to counter climate change.

How Can We Celebrate Independence Without Community?

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jack Nadel

The 21st century has ushered in an era of unlimited and instant communication. Everyone's opinion can reach around the world. The internet does not discriminate -- it passes on the same content to thousands of different audiences but often with a variety of interpretations.

5 Reasons Why Impact Travel Changed My Life

Lucee Santini | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Lucee Santini

A life that is a gift, but so often taken for granted. This cruise proved to be so much more. It changed my life forever. It changed it in five ways.

Orlando, We Are With You

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 07.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie Lee Curtis

The way that Orlando has come together -- uniting as one, supporting each other and taking care of the fallen and their families -- confirms everything I have always hoped about humanity, strength and the tenacity of the human spirit.

12 Reasons Why Young Professionals Need To Remember Life Experiences Outweigh Work Experiences

Jared Buckley | Posted 06.28.2016 | College
Jared Buckley

Landing a new job yesterday may bring you happiness today, but it will not bring you the same happiness next month. Your current salary may seem like ...

The Width Of My Reach

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

When I started out on this journey, I did so selfishly. After all, exercise is the only thing proven to slow the progression of this non-curable disea...

The Wicked Granny

Violeta Ayala | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Violeta Ayala

Rosemerry Guarita, taking off like a Super Girl, La Paz, May 2016 ©PinchesGringos Rosemerry Guarita lost her dentures during the first protests by p...

To The Child at the Awards Ceremomy Who Knows Their Name Will Never Be Called

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

Ah, end of term. Sports days, shows, school trips, report cards and of course the all important end of year award ceremony. Proud parents just as ex...

Top 5 Ways of Becoming Immortal

Joey Savoie | Posted 06.24.2016 | Comedy
Joey Savoie

Co-authored by Baxter Bullock. You’ve heard it a thousand times. Some guy finds a mermaid, eats it, and then gets to live for 800 years. I know what...

It's Not The Thought That Counts

Gabby Beckford | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices
Gabby Beckford

As many rally in support of those affected by these social issues, there are still those who sit quietly. Those who may believe in a cause or have an opinion, but choose not use their voice.

Doing Well By Doing Good: An Interview With Steve Case, Chairman And CEO Of Revolution LLC And Co-Founder Of AOL

Alexandre Mars | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

I heard for the very first time of Steve Case in 2000 when AOL merged with TimeWarner for $350 Billion. For me at that time and at the peak of the int...

The Surprising Way Emergency Vehicles in Major U.S. Cities Are Going Green

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

When we think about the "green" car movement, chances are, we don't think about the cars that are producing more carbon monoxide while idling than any others: emergency vehicles.

How Can You do the Most Good with Your Charitable Giving? This Expert's Answers Might Surprise You

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

GiveWell is a relatively young (started in 2007) charity rating agency that makes recommendations to donors based on the expected impact of their doll...

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

What Do People Really Think About Climate Change?

Sarah Finnie Robinson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Sarah Finnie Robinson

What will be the most important problem facing the world in the future if nothing is done to address it?

Making Purpose Personal

David Crane | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
David Crane

When you work for a power company you quickly come to grips with the fact that you make and sell the most boring commoditized product imaginable: your...

Doing Well by Doing Good: An Interview with Leila Janah, Founder and CEO of Sama and Laxmi

Alexandre Mars | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

(Photo credit: Lee-or Atsmon Fruin) At age 25, Leila left her consulting job in NYC to launch Samasource, bringing her skill set in management consul...

Authenticity, Muhammad Ali and the Power of Sport

Eli Wolff | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Eli Wolff

The word authenticity is being thrown around a bit casually these days, a trending "buzz word" in the urban vernacular. We hear people make statements such as, "I am just being me" when they choose to act certain ways or express their opinions.

5 Reasons to take an Impact Cruise

Liz Cleland | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Liz Cleland

When I first started hearing about an Impact Cruise I was very interested to learn more. Combining the humanitarianism and giving back spirit with a v...

Measuring What Works: Evaluating Women's Groups on Maternal Health Uptake in Rural Nepal

Sheetal Sharma | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Sheetal Sharma

with Edwin van Teijlingen, Professor of Maternal & Perinatal Health Research at Bournemouth University. Last month Women's Deliver Conference in Cope...

The Meaningful Impact of Passion and Innovation: Interview with Ryan Carey

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.06.2016 | Technology
Laura Cococcia

Discovering the intersection of one's talent and passion can be life changing. For some, that breakthrough evolves, becomes real innovation and serves...