Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples?
If you go to any toy store, the section marked for boys has sporting equipment, action figures, and race cars. The section for girls? Princess dolls and play vanity sets. What messages do we send when these are the general choices we give our kids?
Please understand that, as consumers and Americans, you have more options and choices than you know. Celebrate your independence by not being led by current marketing and legislative processes that are not in your best interest or the interest of your family's health and well-being.
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard received a warm welcome when she returned to her homeland of Wales earlier this week. Visiting the Na...
Today is a historic day for the LGBT community. Thanks to the Supreme Court's decision this morning, marriage equality is now a reality in 50 states. We now have more access to healthcare, more protection from discrimination, and more power in our political process than ever before.
People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more "normal" than it's ever been.
The things that defined their success was the life they had built for their families and themselves.
With my retirement on June 30 barely a heartbeat away, it is, as the hash-tag says, getting real. Each day has the tinge of poignancy, of last times...
TV networks should do their part reprimanding racist marks and by representing us more fairly in their programming. Latinos come in all races, colors and flavors; which is why 'mejorar la raza' shouldn't have a place in our community.
If we continue to work together, we can ensure that more young people feel empowered to take an active role in making our communities better.
While these big-money packaged food leaders seemingly want to promote cutting calories, my hope is that one day they will want to promote something that is not just a healthier option (as in less dangerous) but is truly healthy.
Why so much activity stirring around the boundaries of gender? And why now? As cultural insight mavens, we see something fundamental taking place. Some people are calling it the Fourth Wave of feminism. Fed up with everyday sexism and forged by other forms of activism, women are empowered by social media and other communications technologies.
Last week, I went back to Oberlin for my 50th reunion where much of the weekend was a celebration of our graduation ceremony in 1965, whose commencement speaker was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Imagine what his prophetic voice might have accomplished had he lived into the 21st century.
There are few that don't have an opinion when it comes to judging the value of design in today's companies. Silicon Valley powerhouse Apple undoubtedly cashed in on design and many newcomers are doing so too. Imagine Uber and Airbnb for instance without design thinking.
I believe responsible coffee lovers would prefer to enjoy their coffee in partnership with those who grow it. I am proposing a compensation of only 10 cents from each cup of coffee sold in the industrialized world to help eradicate poverty in all coffee growing regions in one generation.
Please note: This is Part I of a three-part article. Stay tuned. PART I "Because here's the thing -- the road ahead is not going to be easy. It ne...