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Connection Through Captivation: The Art of Vaccines

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

One in five children--a full fifth of the world's child population--don't get all the vaccines they need to be protected against deadly diseases like measles, pneumonia, and whooping cough.

Race Relations Remain an Issue of Signifcant Concern to Many Americans

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

The fact is that race has always been a major issue in America. For many blacks and other non-whites, it has been the perennial issue. When W. E. B. Du Bois stated that "the problem of the 20th century would be the problem of the color line," he was right on target.

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

An Untold Story: Learning to Fail Forward

Mary McVeigh | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Mary McVeigh

A herd of goats lazily wandered through, and the fact that the town's water had gone out coupled with the blazing heat made us wonder who would come. Cora would be one of them.

Cleansed, Crisp and Crippled: The Challenges of Staying Dapperly Delicious While Disabled

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Let me break it down for you -- when you have a disability requiring sexy wheels, two truths become apparent.

We Will Not Be Moved

Cornell William Brooks | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices
Cornell William Brooks

One cannot truly impact the world from a safe distance, and we have never been afraid to take our position on the frontline. Our team will continue to work on the issues in the communities that need our help the most.

3 Good Ways to Recognize You Matter

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wolffe

I volunteered to write for a prison newsletter and started attending protests at prisons I stood there, tying ribbons on barbed wire fences, marching. The raw caring voices of the other protesters chanting for men and women inside, slowly, restored faith to me.

An Update From the Second Annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology's (SAYAO) Conference: Breaking Barriers in Acute Lymphoblasic Luekemia (ALL)

Emily Drake | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

I had the fortune this past October to attend the second annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) conference at the University of...

When It Comes to Family Giving, Next Generation Holds the Key

Steven Crandell | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Steven Crandell

Communication is of critical importance when it comes to managing family philanthropy. But many people who include themselves in the next generation take a passive role and wait for the older generations to reach out and set up opportunities to talk.

#IMREADY Campaign: Changing the Face of Beauty

Meriah Nichols | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Meriah Nichols

The plan of the campaign is simple: to post a photo of the individual with a disability, to include the hashtag of a favorite major retailer along with the #IMREADY hashtag and to make a call for the retailer to participate.

Here's to a Shameless 2015

Anjhula Mya Bais | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Anjhula Mya Bais

As the year begins, let us ask ourselves why we continue to pretend or not acknowledge what there is to acknowledge?

Some Men Need to Reconsider How They View/Value Their Male Relationships and Masculinity In General

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

The fact is that when it comes to sexuality, America is still a very young nation compared to the rest of the world and we are evolving on a number of issues. Evolving perceptions of masculinity (and femininity) and sexuality in general is one such issue.

Helping a Person Live Like They Were Dying

Don McNay | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.

Batéy 106: Portraits from a Dominican Sugar Cane Plantation

Erica Simone | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Erica Simone

In this globalized world of consumption we live in, rarely do we stop to think about where our goods actually come from, who cultivated them or what life is like for the people at the beginning of the production chain. When you open a pack of sugar and empty it into your tea or coffee, do you ever consider the process of how that sugar ended up on your table? Do you ever think about what the people are like at each step of the production: the cultivators of the fields, the owners of the land, the processing plant workers, the packaging designers, the marketing team, the distributors, the transporters, the wholesalers, the retailers, and ultimately you, the consumer? I do all the time, to the point where I make up complete stories in my mind that could turn into a screenplay.

The Impact of I.D.E.A. for Students With Disabilities and Education Equality: 40 Years Later

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Since 1975, I.D.E.A. was created to provide individuals with any learning, mental and/or physical disabilities equal access to education, protection under the law from harassment and discrimination, and self-sufficiency skills for independence in their post-educational lives.

Personal Peace and Tranquility

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 03.01.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Whether we seek it consciously or not, peace is often the motivation for our actions. We are called to engage in activities that bring us pleasure and lighten our loads. Even with some of the most destructive behaviors, our goal is usually to "feel better."

Driving Me Christmas

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Couzens

These last days of December I had scheduled meetings and in doing so found myself reporting on this year's progress of Less Cancer. We have reached ...

The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gastfriend

Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?

3 Holiday Giving Tips From Ebenezer Scrooge

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

When Scrooge casts off his mean and greedy persona, he embraces giving and turns his constrained life into a celebration.

If Every Day Were Christmas

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The proverbial seatbelt is not enough -- we need you to buckle up! The world of prevention entails having an active role in your child's future, guarding their lifestyles and environment and all those things that take on the natural landscapes of their lives.

The Hospital Isn't a Warzone, and I'm Not a Warrior

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

One can continue to call patients "brave" and "fighters" all they want, but this often reinforces the idea that they must live up to the expectation of being strong.

An Artist With a Big, Blue Heart Fights ALS

Mark Malinowski | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

Finding success at an early age, Tobie Giddio began illustrating advertisements for Bergdorf Goodman soon after graduating from college. The ads were somewhat iconic and ran through the end of the '80s.

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part II

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world. You are a budding social entrepreneur (whether you know it or not).

12 Tips for the Budding Social Entrepreneur (or How to Avoid the Classic Pitfalls) - Part I

Alex Amouyel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

You have a great idea to save the world and you want to launch or have just launched your own organization to get this idea out into the world? You are a budding social entrepreneur. My two cents on how to avoid the biggest pitfalls and launching your organization in the right direction...

10 Simple Actions to Achieve Massive Success in 2015

Sean Kim | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Sean Kim

Another year is coming to an end, and many of us are asking: "Did I achieve my goals this year  -- professionally and personally?" 2014 may have been a slow year, or it could have been one of the best years yet.