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5 Inspiring Moments from We Day Vancouver

La Carmina | Posted 10.23.2015 | 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 10.20.2015 | 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 10.15.2015 | 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 10.15.2015 | 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 10.15.2015 | 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 10.14.2015 | 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 10.13.2015 | 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 10.12.2015 | 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

DoSomething.org | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
DoSomething.org

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 10.08.2015 | 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 10.07.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | Education
Elbi

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 10.02.2015 | 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.

The Big Draw: How Drawing Changes Lives

Elbi | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Elbi

Elbi and The Huffington Post are partnering up, with you, to help change the world as part of your daily routine. Little actions. Big difference. To...

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Award Ceremony for Those Helping Communities in Urban Youth

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Marc A. Coronel

Last week, several thousands of people took time to celebrate and participate in the 20th annual KO High amateur boxing event.

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

10 Things Highly-Impactful People Can Teach Us

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

After working with dozens of these extreme high achievers, I see 10 things that all my clients share that set them apart from less impactful people.

Sunset Girl: How Words Matter

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

We can feel sad for others, and it is a gift we give them. We are saying that we wish better for them, that we so empathize with the place where they are that we ache for them.

Do Something Extraordinary

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tam Warner Minton

Getting Ready to Dive and do Citizen Science in Mozambique! A few years ago, I saw a BBC documentary that prompted me to reinvent my life. The docu...

From Athens: The Human Face of the Refugee Crisis

Margarita Mavromichalis | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Margarita Mavromichalis

I hope that the images that I am sharing will stress that, beyond numbers and nationalistic egos, we should pause for a moment and look at these faces. They are human beings just like us who happened to be born in the "wrong" place at the "wrong time."

Six Lessons Learned Working for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

One of the most formative experiences of my personal and professional journey has been working for Malcolm Turnbull. I still recall our first meeting in mid-2003 as if it were yesterday, and I'm immensely grateful for the invaluable experience and subsequent lessons learned working for him.

A Note to Fellow Millennials During Political Season

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Elnaz Moghangard

As a young individual observing all of this and thinking of the future of our society, I worry that the many voices of reason -- the many voices encouraging unity, diplomacy and peace -- struggle to be heard in all the hysteria. Controversy, after all, sells. I get it.