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In Dialogue With Thysson George Williams at the Nexus Youth Summit 2015

Sharad Khare | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Sharad Khare

The first time I met Thysson George Williams was at the United Nations at the Nexus Youth Summit earlier this year. I was impressed by his sharp style, his attention to the details of what he was talking about and the amount of success he had achieved early on in his life.

Where High School Girls Discover Engineering

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2016 | College
Diane Propsner

Although the field of engineering offers women careers that are engaging and interesting, this career has not been a historically popular choice. Understanding why so few women consider a career in engineering is complex and hard to pin down.

It Takes a Community to Solve Homelessness

Sandi Vidal | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

Over the next few days, I will share insights into the trip. My hope is that other communities struggling with homelessness will look at how our community and others are working together across political lines to work towards the common good.

Is Operation Cross Country the Best Way to Fight Child Sex Trafficking?

Katherine Koster | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Katherine Koster

The sweep netted 149 youth involved in the sex trade. It also led to arrests of 150 "pimps as well as other individuals." Rescuing "commercially sexually exploited youth" and catching their "exploiters" sounds like a great thing, right? Actually, it's a bit more complicated.

Donating With Impact

Rene Paulson | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Rene Paulson

In recent weeks, countless videos and photos have captured the gut-wrenching tragedy of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. And not far behind have come the pleas for financial assistance from charities promising to do good by the multitude of people in need.

Mash Up of Tech, Games and Rewards Turns Workplace Fitness Into Fun

Wendy Gordon | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Gordon

Giving staffers fitness trackers (or getting them to use fitness tracking apps) is a great idea, as are the health-oriented prizes. But if a staffer is not the office top performer, or within competing distance of the top, would they be encouraged or discouraged to participate?

A Pair Of Shoes Can Travel A Long Distance

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 10.27.2016 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

Thousands have no choice but to call this home, but most if not all are alone without shelter. Due to this lack of resources, many walk hours to find a place they call home. South of Third Street, West of Alameda Street, North of Seventh Street, San Julian and 6th: Welcome to SKID ROW.

If it Were Easy, Everybody Would Do it: The Challenge of Creating Jobs (and Counting Them)

Mark Newberg | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business
Mark Newberg

Early this baseball season, when the days were growing longer and hope sprang eternal (for Red Sox fans, at least), I had an idea: that jobs matter tr...

The Invisible Superhero

Safa Sadeghpour | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact
Safa Sadeghpour

If a comic-book superhero had stopped a falling plane, the entire entire nation would crowd to see it -- and the president himself would be giving her a medal on national TV. If we met her, we'd excitedly ask what her workout regimen is and what designer made her supersuit.

Cocks & Bonds: That Time I Considered Hiring a Sex Worker as a Man With Disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Disability and sex work is never openly discussed. We need to start asking: how does it feel to pay for sex or sexual pleasure, not necessarily because you have the capital or even the desire to, but because you feel you may have no other choice?

5 Inspiring Moments from We Day Vancouver

La Carmina | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
La Carmina

Last Wednesday, 20,000 primary and secondary school students from all over BC gathered in Rogers Arena. Run by the non-profit Free the Children, We Day is an annual empowerment-fest with presentations by dozens of celebrities. Tickets are free for youths who have made a difference.

How to Have an Impact on the World With Persuasive Speaking

Jonathan Li | Posted 10.16.2016 | Business
Jonathan Li

To make a big impact, we need to be persuasive in public speaking. But there are so many things we can focus on: storytelling, humour, body language... What should we focus on first?

In Dialogue With Sergio Fernández de Córdova at the Nexus Youth Summit 2015

Sharad Khare | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Sharad Khare

When I first sat down with Sergio, I felt an immediate connection with him as communicator and media creator. His demeanor is warm and he always has a smile on his face and makes everyone feel like they are a part of his tribe.

Actions Speak Louder Than Notes! Piano Prodigy Turns Sights on Philanthropy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Not long ago, I was walking out of the Unitarian Church I attend in Princeton. From the chapel I could hear faint notes of beautiful music, piquing my...

Raven-Symone and The Periodic Bufoonery of Some Black Celebrities

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 10.15.2016 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Black celebrities are in a unique position in that they are often revered by both their own people and the greater society. They must be aware that their words and deeds will be heard and seen by the entire world.

What Will People Say When You Go Away?

Moni Oyedepo | Posted 10.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Moni Oyedepo

The other day I was watching one of my favorite '90s sitcoms and the students in the show were asked to write and present their own eulogies for their...

Mobilizing The Global Business Community As Never Before

Luna Atamian | Posted 10.11.2016 | Impact
Luna Atamian

Hope and optimism invaded the streets of midtown Manhattan when recently more than 150 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to adopt a new vision for a better word, and how to reach it, through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Fighting Wildfire With Finance

Saadia Madsbjerg | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Saadia Madsbjerg

It is clear that we need cost-effective, innovative solutions to build the resilience of the communities in dealing with both mega-fires and the drought.

11 Amazing Works of Art Made From Recycled Cans | Posted 10.08.2016 | Impact

Bad news: enough aluminum is thrown away each year to rebuild the American commercial air fleet four times. Good news: aluminum is so durable it can be recycled many times over. In fact, old cans can be turned into new ones within 60 days.

#ReclaimHalloween: Make Your Costume Matter

Victoria Song | Posted 10.08.2016 | Impact
Victoria Song

We've all heard and read about how Halloween has notoriously been a holiday where women are viewed as objects and retailers market "sexy xyz" costumes to them. We present an alternative. We're asking women to #ReclaimHalloween, and celebrate their own version of sexy: women who live from the inside out.

Why We Should All Prefer a Polished Man

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

The Polished Man campaign reached an audience of 58 million in 2014. This year, the group is taking the campaign truly global, launching here in the USA with all local funds raised going to the New York Center for Children.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know "Why?"

Eve Ellis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Eve Ellis

Why do companies with gender diverse boards perform better? As the portfolio manager of a strategy which seeks to benefit from this fact,* I am ofte...

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

World Teachers' Day: 5 Quick Ways To Help Global Education

Elbi | Posted 10.04.2016 | Education

Are you up for doing a little something this World Teachers' Day to make a big difference to education around the world? Of course you are. Here's a handy guide on how to help the UK, Russia, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.

Millennials and The Church: A Current Crisis

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 10.02.2016 | Religion
Elwood D. Watson

Earlier this year, I conducted an interview at my campus radio station with my soon-to-be former pastor. We discussed a number of cultural issues. One topic of particular interest was millennials and religion.