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Healing Vigilante: Thanking a Stranger Who Helped Drastically Change My Life Story

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

One story influences another, which influences another, and so on. Bob O'Brien's actions greatly affected my life story, which affected my influence on other life stories. Everyday, the domino affect plays out in many ways, negative and positive, big and small.

How to Use Climate Finance to Promote Clean Water

Renat Heuberger | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Fresh water is vital to human society -- not simply for drinking, but also for washing, farming and producing energy. In the future, this crucial resource is expected to become increasingly scarce. This is partly due to climate change.

In Conversation: Ambassador Eric Goosby Readies for the Fight to Defeat Tuberculosis

Ray Chambers | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Ray Chambers

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ambassador Eric Goosby as the Special Envoy for Tuberculosis. In anticipation of World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th, I reached out to Dr. Goosby to discuss his vision for raising the profile of TB.

Why I'm Raising Money for Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

She runs the Women Veterans Program at Swords to Plowshare, and is the main mentor for all the women in the program. She also provides community education, and is an absolutely tireless advocate for women vets.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How a Random Email Led Undecided Cornell English Major Molly Johnson to High-Growth Education Startup Piazza

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
David Ongchoco

Piazza is an education platform startup that is quickly becoming a staple for university students. Using the Piazza platform, students get to ask questions and have them answered by fellow students, TAs and Professors.

Why Colgate's Day of Impact Matters

Amanda Brown | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Amanda Brown

My definition of impact is solidarity. It's not for a spotlight, a salary, or even to feel good: it's about being an ally, shifting your priorities away from yourself, and helping others who want your help, simply because you can.

The Real Opportunity in Every Community

Margot Pritzker | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Margot Pritzker

Confused about how to get started, who to approach, where to go, what to do. Yet, I would argue that many women give back in ways they may not even realize.

The Importance of Meeting You

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

When we are honest with ourselves, we find the direction that we are searching for in life. By accepting who we are, we gain the confidence to take the first step in that direction. And by embracing who we are, we build more authentic relationships and drive deeper impact.

Dispatch: 'Growing a New America: Detox Diet, the Future of Food, and How to Be Happy and Healthy'

Miriam Ava | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm Miriam Ava, the ambassador of good taste. I share messages that matter, one Dispatch at a time. The launch of Dr. Mark Hyman's latest book The ...

Has the Disability Rights Movement Stagnated?

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

Why don't disability issues generate mainstream attention? There could be a number of factors that contribute to its lack of momentum. First, there may be a greater perception that people with disabilities are less productive and able.

3 Ways to Serve Asia and the Pacific's 'Unbanked'

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Stephen P. Groff

To ensure ongoing economic growth in Asia and for the poorest to have a chance to benefit from the region's growing prosperity, we must prioritize bringing financial services readily and cheaply to the "unbanked".

Hanging with High Achievers

Don McNay | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Don McNay

I don't think it is overt, but high achievers have a sixth sense of who is worthy of their most precious commodity, time, and who is looking for instant gratification.

What I Remember About Being Bullied

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Daffnee Cohen

Bullying ends when we step forward and hold our social circles responsible for their words and actions and how those affect people around us. It also ends when we stop being passive about this awful social behavior, step up and unite. To love, peace and happy confident children!

Black Colleges at the Forefront of Cybersecurity Issues

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Elwood D. Watson

This is particularly the case in regards to cyber security issues. Many individuals from well-regarded scientists, prominent academics, CEOs, environmental consultants to President Obama have weighed in on the issue's importance.

Combatting Inequality in Rural Guatemala Through Community Partnerships: A Roller Coaster to Success

Maxwell D. Dotson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Maxwell D. Dotson

By any physical, mental or spiritual measure, the journey to Aguacate, Guatemala, is daunting. It's a 10-and-a-half hour roller coaster ride, careening through the passages of the Cuchumatanes mountain range.

John Whitehead: A Life of Integrity, Service and Kindness

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

One of America's great heroes and advocates for at-risk youth died a few weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon in New York City. John C. Whitehead had lived a full life, passing away at 92 years old.

4 Lessons to Effectively Engage Youth

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

I remember my first summer volunteering at the age of 12 for my local YMCA summer camp. Being the youngest of three and seeing my older siblings head off to work each day as camp counselors, I was determined to get in on the action and not be left at home alone.

How Protest Music Powerfully Epitomizes the Black Lives Matter Movement

Khattie Q | Posted 05.09.2015 | Black Voices
Khattie Q

If mass media and the justice system are the weapon, then BLXPLTN sees ourselves and other rebel artists as the counterstrike. We need no permission. The battle cries of our brothers and sisters running alongside us in the charge are our validation.

Preventing Infant Deaths: What Can We Learn From Cuba?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

On a recent trip to Cuba I determined to find out how that country manages to have an infant mortality rate well below that of the U.S., with dramatically fewer resources than we have.

Reflections on the Value of Women and Girls, in Honor of Women's History Month

Michele Hunt | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

The world needs us, our children and our children's children need us. It is not only our right to tell our stories, it is our responsibility.

Female Founders Take On the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

There was some really good advice coming outta the hashtag #FemaleFounders, so my team and I put together a Storify to put some of our favorites in one place (folks, it was really tough to only choose a few).

Why I Love Data

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

So, by all means, let's use data, let's set goals, and let's figure out what works. And at the same time, let's also re-commit ourselves to be discerning in how we pursue this path.

New York Incarnation: 2015

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 04.28.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

New Yorkers may seem disconnected. In actuality, though, it takes amazing stores of inner fortitude to exist in these self-contained worlds. People are accustomed to themselves and each other on levels people living far apart just aren't. They cannot isolate or hide from each other here.

20 Years of craigslist: A Reflection by an Old-School Nerd

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

After the Shark Attack

Liz Forkin Bohannon | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Liz Forkin Bohannon

So at Sseko, we don't do charity. We're not philanthropists. We're convinced we can use business to make a dent in the universe for women and girls. But, contrary to the feedback we received from the Sharks, we're not going to wait until we get really, really rich to start making a difference