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In Today's World, I'm Paralyzed By Fear

Rachel Brehm | Posted 11.26.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

I worry when my husband attends a crowded college football game. I worry when I attend any type of religious event. I worry when I'm in a crowded a flea market, when I think about traveling with my family, when I hear a siren screaming in the distance. I worry for the innocence lost, the lives cut short, the souls that leave too early.

On Gender, Violence, and the Right to Education

Randal Mason | Posted 11.25.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

The threat and reality of violence hinders girls' access to education and undermines their ability to learn. Children and youth of all genders have a right to inclusive, quality education--the foundation to improving people's lives.

Listen Up: the Key to 'Speeding Up and Scaling Up' Business and Human Rights Reforms

Amol Mehra | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Amol Mehra

Two phrases were consistently heard at the Fourth Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, which took place in Geneva from November 16 to November 18.

Public Support for Energy Access Should Be Clean

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Among coal companies, Peabody Coal has been particularly vocal in trying to convince the public that there's a place for coal in decreasing energy poverty. But coal is the wrong tool for the job for several key reasons.

The Life-Altering Impact of China's One-Child Policy on Adoption in the U.S.

Adam Pertman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Adam Pertman

There's an ongoing debate about the positives and negatives of intercountry adoption per se, but that's a discussion for another day. For now, I'd like to take a brief look at the impact of the historic migration of Chinese children into the U.S. and other nations. To my mind, it falls into four primary categories.

Good News (or World in Perspective)

Andre Averbug | Posted 11.23.2015 | Good News
Andre Averbug

Battle between Mongol and Chinese armies, 1211, from Jami' al-tawarikh by Rashid al-Din (Bahatur). Let's turn off the TV for a second and get some pe...

Young & Entrepreneurial: This 25-Year-Old Entrepreneur Overcame U.S. Immigration With Social Impact Gaming

David Ongchoco | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Through Arad's work in creating social impact games, he has been invited to attend national and international forums like the United Nations Conference Of State Parties, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and the International Anti-Corruption Conference.

How We Plan to Disrupt the Poaching Networks

Azzedine Downes | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Azzedine Downes

We know that poaching networks have become professionalized. They are large, well-resourced and sophisticated. Defeating them is not easy. To save elephants from the threat of extinction we need to be able to predict poaching attacks and catch poachers before they kill, not just chase them after the elephants are dead.

The Story of Life in Color Founders, Sebastian Solano and Lukasz Tracz

Morena Duwe | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

There are few things as inspiring and motivational as a rags to riches story. The tale of Sebastian Solano, Paul Campbell, Lukasz Tracz and Patryk Tracz is surely one of the most colorful as they transformed from penniless college students to successful entrepreneurs.

Future Tiger: Bangladesh and the Need for STEM Education

Randal Mason | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

A teacher and a vocal advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, Siddiqa points to the successes of tiger economies like India, China, Malaysia, and Singapore as examples of how investment in STEM has led to overall economic improvements.

Europe's Other Crisis: A Digital Recession

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

You may have heard that Europe is in a state of crisis. This has nothing to do with an influx of refugees, or Greek debt, or even the future of the European Union. The crisis we speak of has even more severe consequences for Europe's global competitiveness.

Cities You Need To Visit Before They Sink

The Active Times | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Visit these coastal and river port cities around the world sooner rather than later. Among them are first-world cities like New York and Amsterdam. Others are in poor nations like Bangladesh. Many are in Asia. But all are exposed now more than any time in their history to rising oceans.

I.D.E.A. Breaks Ground on a New Model of Art District

John M. Eger | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Yesterday, a new model of art and culture district broke ground in San Diego on the first phase of an unusual new concept. With no National Endowment...

I Love Airports. There, I Said It.

Jim Joseph | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel
Jim Joseph

I have been doing a lot of traveling lately...domestically and internationally. Everyone asks me how I do it, constantly being on the go and up an...

The Most Underrated Caribbean Destinations

Thrillist | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Matt Meltzer/Thrillist You feel that? Yeah, that's the first bone-chilling cold of winter sneaking up on you, and unl...

Globally, YWCA Works to End DV Now

YWCA USA | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women

Annually, the YWCA observes the Week without Violence, a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a world free of violence. This year, we continue our global initiative with the NoXcuses campaign. There is no excuse for violence against women and there is no excuse for ignoring it.

And The Best Islands In The World Are...

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.31.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked the best islands in the world outside the U.S., from nearby Caribbean beaches to far-flung islands in Southeast Asia. Read on for the top 5 islands across the globe.

Russia's 'Lukewarm' War

Geza Tatrallyay | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Geza Tatrallyay

It is worth focusing on the means that Putin is employing to further his strategic international goals of expanding Russian power and hegemony and weakening NATO and the European Union.

6 Incredible Ruins You Can Easily Visit

Thrillist | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel

By: Adam Lapetina Credit: Flickr/Guerretto Ruins, despite what fedora-wearing archaeologists would have you believe, do not exist solely to be hack...

Violence Against Women Has No National Borders

YWCA USA | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women

The thing about race is that you can't hide it. You can code-switch, adjust your mannerisms, intonation, and vernacular, but when you appear ethnically ambiguous with a name that most cannot wrap their tongue around, blending in becomes a little more challenging.

Back To The Future? We're Already There

Aaron Dignan | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Aaron Dignan

There exists a future of artificial intelligence, rampant inequality and irreversible climate change. But there is also a future of abundance, where technology and good public policy leads to a better life for everyone. If you had the chance to take us back to the future -- to 2045 -- what future would you present?

The Choice Between Love and Career

Quora | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Sometimes you feel you have a choice to make between two opposite things and the truth is that is rarely the case. Choose to have it all, and then make intelligent decisions to make it viable.

Love in Action: JR

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
One World with Deepak Chopra

Dressed in a simple disguise that allows him to interact with the people of the world, while keeping his identity autonomous, JR shares his thoughts on art and the importance of shared power and inspiration.

Could the Peace Deal in Colombia Be a Model for Other Conflicts?

The Conversation US | Posted 10.10.2015 | World
The Conversation US

After 60 more days, the FARC will lay down its arms, setting the stage for the end to the conflict by mid-2016. This is good news for Colombians, of course. But the peace agreement is also worthy of wider attention because it represents new thinking on how to end old conflicts.

War on Islam Comes to Our Backyards

Manal Omar | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Manal Omar

The escalation of tension among the American-Muslim community is an opportunity for us to once more examine the role of religion in society from a multi-disciplinary lens. It is an opportunity to reject the simplistic and sensational narrative that is leading to a cycle of violence.