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How Can I Get Better at Small Talk?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Quora

How can I get better at small talk? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people wit...

Should Schools Bring Back Home Economics?

Quora | Posted 01.26.2017 | Parents
Quora

Should schools teach cooking? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with uniq...

The Business Lesson I Use In My Parenting

Quora | Posted 12.13.2016 | Parents
Quora

What are the most important lessons you've learned from founding that you're teaching your kids? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing ...

From the Roots to the Rooftops: Rising to Resiliency

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.04.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We are at a global tipping point. Carbon levels are critical, the global population is growing to a level that is unsustainable unless we make signifi...

Finding Tomorrow's Leaders: Youth Hold the Vision for our Future

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When we launched the Youth Development Hub in partnership with the Fox Family, we started from the premise that youth hold the vision for our collecti...

5 Ways to Drive Youth-Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa

Bill Reese | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

The rate of working poverty among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa, a staggering 70 percent of whom earn less than $2 a day, has become one of the great ec...

Chess for Success: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young Ugandan girl whose world ra...

Teaching Life Skills To Teenagers

Delia Lloyd | Posted 09.12.2016 | Parents
Delia Lloyd

I think it's fairly uncontroversial to say that parenting teenagers can be challenging. The teenage brain is still evolving, teenagers are very stressed out and anxious, and they can be an absolute nightmare at the dinner table.

Feeding the Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Throughout our unique paths of life, it is safe to say that we are all working towards something... It could be ending world hunger or working to make...

IN CALIFORNIA, THE YOUTH HAVE THE HEART AND VISION: ALL THEY NEED IS OUR SUPPORT

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Announcing A New Grantmaking Program for California's Youth, by California's Youth. "Youth are organizing, youth are resisting racism, youth are weav...

The Future Is Bright: Youth Are Re-Imagining Our Planet

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For the past 4 months across 5 countries, our team has held community meetings, worked the phones, had countless conversations, and traveled miles to find and support young environmental heroes. And the news is good!

28 Life Lessons I've Learned This Past Year

Amanda Beilke | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Beilke

The seasons of life tend to affect all of us in very different ways. Some of us get thrown off by the spins of change in the weather or the many hecti...

Seven Ways to Orchestrate Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Amidst the sounds of bombs dropping in the Middle East one can hear sounds of guitar strings. A band of youth occupy the streets where united together...

Finding the Hidden Gems: A Perspective on Making Micro Grants in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

As a funding organization working in over ninety countries, we have seen firsthand that the most powerful change comes from the knowledge and experien...

Women Unite: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we bring seven seed grant recipients to the center stage, shining a light on their passions to make the world a ...

Why Millennials Living with Parents Is Robbery

Jared Buckley | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Jared Buckley

Recognizing an experimental learning opportunity, I walked right over to her and nudged her so she would fall into the pool.

7 Essential Things to Do the Summer Between High School and College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 06.10.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

You did it! You are going to college, congrats! As you finish off high school and enjoy end-of-year celebrations, you'll want to start looking toward your summer. Here are my top tips on what you'll need to accomplish before leaving for college.

7 Secrets to Sustainability: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Keny...

3 Tools for Life Every New Graduate Needs

Jenny Mannion | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Jenny Mannion

While I don't believe in regrets, looking back... it sure would have been nice to graduate high school or college with some more practical skills to utilize as I stepped into adulthood.

Kids Get in the Game: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are highlighting seven grantees from East Africa to the Pacific Northwest that are affording individuals life...

4 Ways to Drive Youth Economic Opportunities in Indonesia

Bill Reese | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

For me, getting the numbers right--particularly when they are measuring young people's wellbeing--is critically important to how we shape meaningful y...

19 Ways Not to Say 'No' to Your Children

Renee Jain | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Renee Jain

If you have ever seen an improv comedy show, you will notice one thing--improvisational actors rarely use the word "No" on stage. This is because "No"...

It's Important to Live Life Out Loud

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elliot Begoun

I am an introvert by nature, and my introversion manifests itself somewhat oddly. I am completely comfortable sharing an article with thousands or standing on a stage talking to hundreds. But, I find it exceedingly difficult to be introduced to someone, shake their hand and engage them in a conversation.

Life: Are We There Yet?

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

And by keeping that mindset and applying it to my life, I have learned how to maintain an appreciation of the journey, not just the destination.

The 18 Life Skills Every 18-Year-Old Needs

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.28.2016 | Fifty

The first 18 years, they go by in a blink. And the fruits of our labor are that our children become adults who possess the tools to thrive -- or at le...