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The Heart of Mental Health and Well-Being at the United Nations

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

In the normally staid halls of the U.N., energy exploded as Bolivian musician Hillario Soto entered a large conference room at the back, playing his h...

The Burkini Ban Isn't The Beginning Or The End

Manal Omar | Posted 09.14.2016 | Religion
Manal Omar

Women shouldn't have to choose between liberty and safety -- we should have both unconditionally.

What the TPP Means for Africa

Zandre Campos | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

The 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatory nations have a collective population of about 800 million and already account for 40% of world trade....

Food For Thought During Eid-Al-Adha

Whitney Buchanan | Posted 09.12.2016 | Religion
Whitney Buchanan

With the dawn of Eid-Al-Adha rising upon many countries around the world, Muslims everywhere are jubilant for the feasting that is about to take place. However, millions of Muslims and onlookers of the Feast of the Sacrifice are less enthusiastic about this Islamic tradition that has been celebrated for many generations.

I was in the Peace Corps and believe in Hillary. Here's why you should too.

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Joel Rubin

This is why we need to expand our engagement with the rest of the world, just as the vision of the Peace Corps demands. We must deepen our commitment to diversity and service; we must strengthen our commitment to education; and we must elect leaders who demand that we aim to meet these goals, not ones who deride them.

Border students are shaping the future with technology and innovation

Miguel Fernandez | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Miguel Fernandez

Expanding access to clean water and other natural resources. Ending gender violence. Improving physical and mental health. Increasing educational atta...

International Online Dating May Be Exactly What The Committed-To-Finding-Love-Dater Is Looking For

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

As a therapist, one of my favorite things to do is help my patients find everlasting love. I suppose I'm just a romantic at heart. When one of my newe...

Founder of 5ive Pillars talks Setbacks & Breakthroughs

Irum Ibrahim | Posted 08.29.2016 | Business
Irum Ibrahim

In a dimly lit room, clothing designer Farrukh Ershad pulls out his notebook filled with doodles made on various flights and train rides. He rips out a page and pins it on the wall for a more precise perspective. After scrutinizing and then adjusting every symbol, motif, and letter that doesn't satisfy his critical, artistic eye, he selects garments to pair each design with and decides on which color schemes to use.

Brazil: Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

In July, I've received an invitation to be the speaker as part of State-sponsored U.S. Speaker Program on Entrepreneurship -TechHubs which quickly put me in the "Ambassador of Entrepreneurship" mindset

Counterterrorism Doesn't Need More Strategy, It Needs Action

The Heller School | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
The Heller School

Today, if we are writing papers and strategies to fight terrorism, we are one step behind terrorist groups who are ready to take action. Writing strategies today cannot predict or stop their plans for tomorrow.

Cleveland Native Needed Just A Chance To Make An Impact

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

During a muggy and humid weekend in the City of Brotherly Love, Harold Rasul sought a chance for himself, his coaching staff and student-athletes from East Cleveland's Shaw High School.

The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

Sport has always been a part of Jamal Khalil Atkins' life. The second son of Albert William Atkins and Jeannette Sykes Atkins, Jamal's parents incorporated a philosophy of life that exalted and combined a high respect of body, will and mind.

Bringing The World To The Classroom: U.S. Teachers Abroad

Randal Mason | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

"I thought I was culturally aware... until I went to Brazil," jokes Ms. Anne Artz, a veteran science educator from San Diego, California who teaches in a minority-majority school serving children from 27 countries.

Thoughtful Thieves Steal Gnome, Return It With Pics Of Its Epic Trip

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.03.2016 | Good News

They finally let the truth be gnome. A woman in Victoria, British Columbia had a stolen garden gnome returned to her with a little added bonus — a p...

China Is Hardly Doomed

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Jonathan Adelman

The future will surely not be a straight up drive to power, economic and political greatness. But, the direction is clear. In the next 20 years China will emerge on the world stage as an economic superpower and a great military and political power.

The Expendable Value Of Black Life Is A Worldwide Issue

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

The loss of innocent black lives over the past few days is devastating and an atrocity. I pray that in the months and years to come we stay focused on...

The Ill Who Govern Us: How The State Of Health Of The Leaders In The Middle East Can Even Further Destabilize The Region And Perhaps Regions Further Afield

Hagay Sobol | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Hagay Sobol

100 years on, it seems naive to continue to believe that the division of the region via the Sykes-Picot agreement is still relevant when the reality on the ground tells an entirely different story. The West must take this into account if it hopes to find a solution to a conflict by which it is now also directly concerned.

Transforming Communities with Small Amounts of Money

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In South Los Angeles, Jamila Banks is on a mission. For the past 4 years, this mother of 3 has been running an after school enrichment program at a lo...

The Nigeria Power Situation: Hindsight, Insight and Foresight

Seyi Fabode | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Seyi Fabode

My last post on the Nigeria power industry was a reaction to a Vanguard article by the Minister of Power. It was an article I read while at Murtala Mohammed Airport in the midst of what turned out to be a brief power outage.

UK Votes To Leave The EU, Trump Soaring In The Polls, And We Need A Wave Of Change Now

Martina Buchal | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Martina Buchal

This is the price we pay for not being present to what happens in our world; for often choosing not to know the truths of our reality; or simply for not doing something because we feel the something we can do is not enough.

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

David Code | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
David Code

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.

Confidence, Clarity, Realism and Unity Will Be Keys to Success of U.S. Leadership Around the World

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

As we watch the nightly television news or read the international section of any major newspaper or digital news, we see a world in disorder and turmoil.

Denver First Gen Grad Becomes Global Leader

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.07.2016 | Denver
Carol J. Carter

Arnie Chacon, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the U.S. Department of State, was the first generation in his...

To the Graduate Who Wants to Work in International Affairs

Morgan Courtney | Posted 06.01.2016 | College
Morgan Courtney

I, too, was that bushy-tailed graduate once, and over time, I learned -- from myself and the travails of those hewing similar paths -- that despite the myriad ways people build careers in this field, there are some best practices.

Blog Series: The Alchemy of Business & Human Rights

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Aaron Marr Page

"Business & Human Rights" (BHR) is an international legal and political framework, arising from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...