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In Defense of Aging Gracefully

Helen J. Russell | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty
Helen J. Russell

As I see it aging with grace gives you plenty of wriggle room in your second half. Pole dance in hot pink lycra if that's your thing. Or quietly live out a lavender life. All it asks is that you come from a place of love in everything you do -- for yourself, for others, and for life itself. Nothing outdated about that!

When God Gives You a Ticket

Leona deVinne | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Leona deVinne

I love giving away fun socks to bring a smile to someone's face and put a spring in their steps. I call them Joy Socks. I so strongly believe that...

5 Ways You Can Really Save Our Oceans

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.05.2015 | Impact
Tam Warner Minton

Yes, it is true. You can. Each and every one of us can make a difference. How? By making small, but important, choices. Here are some easy examples of...

On a Mission

Jason Wahler | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Jason Wahler

Every day I wake up and it is my mission to do everything possible to make sure that I make a difference when it comes to addiction and recovery. If you asked me five years ago if this would be my life, I would've laughed at you.

Why Women Shave Their Legs

Alexandra Allam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Alexandra Allam

What if we decided not to follow the crowd? What if it became an option to never shave or only shave if we wanted to? What if we freed ourselves from the judgement of ourselves and others? What if it stopped being radical? What if there was no standard?

Meet the Man Behind the "White Butterflies" Flying Across the Globe

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Bibbi Abruzzini

I first met artist Milan Rai at a peaceful protest against the government's decision to cut down more than 1,200 trees for road expansion in Kathm...

Be a Woman of Impact With These 8 Qualities of Women Leaders

Lorri Sulpizio | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Lorri Sulpizio

While it's thrilling to see the current energy and excitement around women's leadership, the reality is, women have been practicing leadership, doing amazing things, and making global contributions for centuries. And that is leadership: enabling positive change, inspiring action, addressing difficult issues, moving communities forward.

Make a Level Ground

Michael Levin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact
Michael Levin

Already an experienced youth worker with an MBA, Ali quit her job four months after starting the pilot program, immediately realizing that addressing issues of systemic social injustice, poverty, and marginalization would require her attention full-time.

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

Are You Just Taking Up Space? Five Steps to a Legacy-Life that Makes an Impact Now

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

It is natural and empowering to claim your space in the world, but if you are ready to do more and live a legacy-worthy life of impact, here are five steps that you can take today:

Holiday Giving That Makes a Difference

Anita Casalina | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

'Tis the season for giving. I'm always looking for ways to combine gift-giving with funding sustainable, positive change for those in need. Here are the top ideas this year from our Billions Rising Foundation.

GOD Speaks: What Are You Here to Be?

Maria Portas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

There is a magnificence that you have here, that has been given to you, and yet you do not see it right now. There is nothing that you are not being given to push you towards your Greatness.

Seize the Day: Make Your Lives Extraordinary

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

A listener, a helper, an empathic and caring friend, always available for us, a smile on our everyday life, a huge smile hiding a deep sadness. That no one could help.

Making A Difference Never Looked This Good: The Hottest Summer Accessories You Won't Feel Guilty Buying

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

From stilettos that promote prosperity and bags that empower women to scarves that create jobs, here's our GLAM4GOOD guilt-free summer shopping guide.

Kent State - 41 Years Later. "Make a Difference"

Robert J. Gage | Posted 07.04.2014 | College
Robert J. Gage

The following is a speech recently delivered by Robert Gage to student leaders at the Kent State University College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished S...

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Kindness Is Contagious: Inspiring Our Children to Make a Difference!

Nick Katsoris | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Nick Katsoris

It is one thing to endeavor to make a difference in the lives of children, but when you rally children to make a difference in the lives of other children, it is doubly rewarding.

What to Do When Everything Feels Like an Emergency

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Instead of making an impact, the impact is making you. Soon enough, giving your all feels like you are putting your nose on the grindstone, and you're left feeling unappreciated, unrecognized and unfulfilled.

Is Your Voice Worth Elevating?

Russell Bishop | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

In all the social media that you follow, how many messages do you see that are actually worth your time? For that matter, how much value is there in what you are posting? There are very different kinds of value that can be derived from all things social.

Make a Difference With a Purpose Driven Business

Lolly Daskal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

We are all affected by the way we work, where we work, how we work and who we work for. More and more, we want to earn a living by doing something that involves our heart as well as our mind.

Behind the Scenes: #StandWithMe Against Child Slavery

Stephanie Be | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Be

The photo that inspired a little girl to free child slaves. Photo by Lisa Kristine. "Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live. This is the...

4 Ways You Can Save The World (Without Moving To Mali)

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Want to make a difference but don't know where or how to start? Consider these unexpected but realistic ways... from a man who's spent his life giving...

Reflections On The Holocaust

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.07.2013 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

I will light that candle for my father on Holocaust Remembrance Day not just to honor his memory, but in greater understanding that I, too, was there.

You Are Not Helpless: How to Bring Light to the World

Holly Sidell | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

How do you light up the world? How do you bring light to another person's life? Each of us has the power to make the world a little bit brighter. Each of us can choose to shine our own light, transforming the darkness one flicker at a time.

The Inspired Philanthropy of Denise Ilitch

2morrowknight | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact

What motivates someone to give? What sparks the voice within to declare "I want to change the world?" Two simple questions that provide a glimpse of the scope and depth of one's philanthropic perspective. Questions that the dynamic Denise Ilitch knows very well.