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Circular Economy 2.0

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 03.05.2017 | Business
Alexandre Lemille

The concept of Circular Economy in itself is mind-blowing as it imitates natural cycles through feedback loops at several levels of our current extraction, production and consumption chains. Mind-blowing in the multidimensional benefits that could lies under, creating abundance instead of scarcity.

10 Reasons Women-led Startups Are Critical to the Survival of the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.05.2017 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Investing in women-led startups is a long overdue phenomenon in this country. Only 7 percent of all investor money goes to startups led by women.

Creating a Business to Come Home To

Maria Montgomery | Posted 03.04.2017 | Business
Maria Montgomery

Have you ever stepped into someone's kitchen and felt completely welcomed? You were served tea and biscuits, the air was heavy with the scent of home baked bread, the colors were warm and everyone was smiling.

So...You Want to be a Non-Profit Board Member?

Natalie Kennedy | Posted 03.04.2017 | Impact
Natalie Kennedy

With its high population density, Singapore is no stranger to competition; and given its relative wealth, Singapore has fewer charities per population than the other cities above. But why are there so many hands up in Singapore for so few opportunities? 

Invest in Who You Know - Part 2: Spooky Reporting at a Distance

John Katovich | Posted 03.02.2017 | Business
John Katovich

Most people don't have the ability, flexibility or funds to invest like a professional, and a more common approach for 'investing in what you know' ta...

Raising Children with So-Called Behavioral Issues - Why It's Worth It

Maria Montgomery | Posted 02.27.2017 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

The other day after a cold dip in the pool at night I asked my little boy if he wanted some hot and spicy food? "Yes. And warm hugs," was the reply. I...

Supreme Court Drama Conflict Is Just the Latest Disrespectful Slight Toward President Obama

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

While naysayers can belabor the point of other presidents being targets of hostility, the fact is that no other president in recent memory has been subjected to such dishonorable behavior. It is clear that race has been the predominant factor.

The Angry Bee: How to Handle Criticism in Your Life and Business

Maria Montgomery | Posted 02.23.2017 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

To quietly analyze our own actions and accept criticism where due, whilst simultaneously and kindly explaining where it is not, is an art. We want to feel good and when we are hit by something that doesn't make us feel good, like criticism, all defense mechanisms are turned up high.

10 Things You Should Know About CanTeen's Road Trip: Inaugural Australasian Youth Cancer Summit

Emily Drake | Posted 02.17.2017 | Teen
Emily Drake

Part 1 of the AYA: Australia Series If you weren't following @RoadTripAus15 or #RoadTrip15 in December, then you were missing out on hearing about th...

5 Ways to Turn Rejection Into Opportunity

Brett Berhoff | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Brett Berhoff

Rejection is inevitable. It's safe to say that most people aren't into rejection. Could we also assume that it is on the top ten list of many peoples fears? GOOD NEWS ALERT! Rejection doesn't have to be feared, we can transform it into opportunity.

50 Newspapers Looking for Stories of Positive Change

Sparknews | Posted 02.17.2017 | Impact

Every time we turn on the TV or scroll through our news feed we see reasons for worry. Admittedly, it is the media's role to report on the world's problems and catastrophes. And yet--why don't journalists also cover stories about solutions to global problems?

Wall Street's Answer to Cancer

April Rudin | Posted 02.11.2017 | Business
April Rudin

It sounds almost too good to be true: making money by curing cancer? How can something so unequivocally good for humanity also yield a financial return?

Optimism 2.0: The Rise of Values-Driven Tech

Liz Anderson | Posted 02.10.2017 | Impact
Liz Anderson

I'm hopeful that the next generation of technology leaders will course-correct; focusing their considerable brainpower on tackling the world's most complex social and environmental challenges with correspondingly complex innovations.

From Cutters to Caretakers and Champions: Older People are Needed to Stop FGM/C

Moria Sloan | Posted 02.04.2017 | Impact
Moria Sloan

Co-authored by Prafulla Mishra, Regional Director at HelpAge International for East, West and Central Africa This year the International Day of Zer...

The Cripple and Control: Ripping Up the Script as a Sexy, Seated Man With Disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.04.2017 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I am beginning to learn that one of the best and most important parts about sex for myself, as a man with disabilities, is to give up that power that I held onto so tightly.

The Road to Drivers Market

Jesse Seaver | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
Jesse Seaver

Graham and Adam Driver It's not every day that two grocery store employees will go back to school and transform themselves with the help of their e...

Our New Forum For Ideas, ADL@SALON

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 02.03.2017 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

To meet the demands of a century defined by rapid change, it is my belief that ADL transform itself into a learning organization, one capable of continuous reinvention. In short, an organization that thrives on innovation.

The Changemaker's Guide to Managing

Alex Budak | Posted 02.02.2017 | Impact
Alex Budak

From my experience advising social entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, I've learned three simple things changemakers like you can start doing right now to make managing people a responsibility that empowers, rather than a chore.

When Events Nudge You, Gently!

Marsida Bandilli | Posted 01.24.2017 | Impact
Marsida Bandilli

©Copyright Bibi Veth, 2015 I was walking through the streets of Strasbourg, in the late autumn of 2014. I ran into houses, parks, institutional buil...

Huge Growth in Businesses Owned by Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business
Craig Newmark

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. Ac...

New Research Shows That Breastfeeding Matters Everywhere and Could Save Millions of Lives and Dollars

Werner Schultink | Posted 01.28.2017 | Impact
Werner Schultink

Political commitment and investment in breastfeeding by governments, donors, employers and civil society is urgently needed to ensure the health of women and children and to shape a more sustainable future for all.

Ending Powerlessness, Changing the World

Chade-Meng Tan | Posted 01.28.2017 | Impact
Chade-Meng Tan

Eight young Tibetan students living in India set out to do something seemingly impossible: provide an entire slum community with access to clean water.

What Death Does to Perfect Our Vision

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 01.28.2017 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

A woman who never married and never had children and whom many would consider elderly died this month. She had a huge heart, a business-woman's mind, and a love/hate relationship with Chicago's sports teams.

Helping NGOs Improve Impact Assessments?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.28.2017 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the development sector, giving a clear, quantifiable picture of a program's impact helps beneficiaries and funders ensure that grant money reaches its target, and it also assists foundations, governments, and NGOs in making better funding choices.

Floods are natural, they don't have to lead to disasters

Linda Freiner | Posted 01.27.2017 | Impact
Linda Freiner

Floods affect more people globally than any other type of natural hazard. They cause some of the largest economic, social and humanitarian losses each...