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Living With Courage in a World of Bullies

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

In 2015, on the cusp of our presidential election year, courage can take us to being above party politics, putting employee good above profit to shareholders, demonstrating caring and responsibility to our neighbors, being true to our word, valuing life, and exhibiting love.

Fallout From Ferguson: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

David Shechtman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Black Voices
David Shechtman

Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.

Revisiting the Land of Opportunity

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.06.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Fewer and fewer Americans, including many middle-class Americans, believe that they can even preserve their existing standard of living -- or that their children will do any better. But how accurate are these perceptions?

Lessons Learned From 9 Months Voluntarily Locked-Up

S. L. Young | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
S. L. Young

In approximately nine months, a child can be born, a college year can be completed, beliefs can be altered, and lives can be changed. For me, it was a life-altering experience that happened during an unexpected journey toward new discoveries, which started while teaching inmates at the Arlington County Detention Facility.

4 Tips to Exercise Your Mind

Frank Sepe | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Frank Sepe

Sometimes even the seemingly negative things in our life present us with opportunities we wouldn't have been strong enough to pursue otherwise. Maybe losing your job is just the chance you need to start your own business or go back to school.

Look Into Their Eyes, They'll Show You Their Hearts

S. L. Young | Posted 01.05.2015 | Education
S. L. Young

On the first night I was scheduled to teach at a jail, a conscience decision was made to ensure that I had a positive attitude; didn't prejudge the environment, and focused on my purpose instead of the location that I would teach. My first experiences at the jail were a little overwhelming; the sights and sounds were different but not surprising.

Neighborhoods Do Matter to Kids' Success

Douglas Rice | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Douglas Rice

Because neighborhoods matter to children -- and nearly 4 million children live in federally assisted housing -- housing policy matters, too, and policymakers should improve families' ability to live in better neighborhoods.

Illinois Is Killing Black Opportunity

Hilary Gowins | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it.

Lights Go on Part XXVI: Declare What You Want

Thomas Bähler | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

It is often a mystery to me as to why more people do not speak up for themselves and say what they want. I had the pleasure of interviewing Courtn...

Want to Be More Memorable? Create Your Own Personal Connection Story

John Corcoran | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

If you were at a cocktail party and you had just met Amanda Marko, the conversation might go something like this. At Christmastime last year, Amand...

Thank You, HuffPost Blog

Jo Tinyow | Posted 12.04.2014 | Women
Jo Tinyow

I've never really been a writer and at this stage I still wouldn't say that I am a writer, but since starting my personal blog, I've really enjoyed writing and sharing my experiences and journey from my eyes and in my words.

The Most Overlooked Opportunity in American Business Today

Paul Kendrick | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Paul Kendrick

More than four million positions are vacant right now in the United States. Businesses are looking at a future where their need for qualified people is only growing. The problem is, we're thinking about qualifications in the wrong way.

Opportunity Is the Fabric of Innovation

Delphia Simmons | Posted 11.07.2014 | Detroit
Delphia Simmons

Cities that do not view all of their residents as equal and deserving of all of the benefits and resources that flow into them will not be intentional about doing what is required to make thriving connections happen.

Permission and Prohibition

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Re-examining our behaviors regarding permission and prohibitions in the realm of body, mind (belief systems), feelings and socio-cultural practices can be beneficial to our health and well-being.

Minimum Wage, Pandering Politicians, and Crony Capitalism

Kevin Price | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Kevin Price

Fundamentally, most policy makers have failed to realize that those who are impacted by laws, respond to the laws accordingly.

Be the Best You Can Be -- and Then Some

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Have confidence in your abilities and who you are as a person. This is a lot easier said than done, as I still struggle with this insecurity myself. As cliché as it may sound, know your strengths and weaknesses. Exploit your strengths and improve on your weaknesses.

Labor Day: Upholding the Promise of Opportunity

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

This Labor Day, let's remember that hardworking men and women are the backbone of our country, and let's redouble our efforts to uphold our nation's great promise to them: that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can make it in America.

Don't Dismiss the Ordinary. That Is Where Opportunity Lives

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

The greatest ideas start with a simple thought, start with a simple comment made. The greatest opportunities start with a connection made, a discussion had. The greatest relationships start with a handshake, a comment.

It's Time for Youth to Cross the Bridge - From Challenge to Opportunity

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Youth now have the opportunity to speak up and express their biggest concerns and problems, in a global context.

Your Blog Will Survive in Your Leave of Absence

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

When I discovered that I would be leaving everything behind for a few months, I didn't know what to think, and whether my blog would survive my absence during these few months. It turns out, your blog can and will survive.

Navigating a Sea of Opportunity

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Rayanne Thorn

Every person has an opportunity to find their own greatness, to plot a course for personal success, should they so desire. Integrity and tenacity are essential building blocks for personal success and, I suppose, it depends on how you measure it.

How Tech Innovation Leads To Sustainable Solutions In Developing Nations

Lauren Woodman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

It seems as if the days of manually doing routine tasks such as shopping and health care are slowly fizzling into obsolescence. People in both developed and developing countries are reshaping their daily lives and interactions as digital technology becomes intertwined with their everyday activities.

I'm Coming Home (Too)

Laura Hogikyan | Posted 09.28.2014 | Detroit
Laura Hogikyan

There are the final outcomes of the bankruptcy, persistent security concerns in certain areas, continued need for further retail development. But here we also say, "when you believe it, then you will see it."

Creating a Pipeline for Talented Youth to the Technology Sector

Adam Rabinowitz | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Adam Rabinowitz

The sound of sirens, hammers and car horns disrupts Raul del-Llano's concentration. He lounges back in his swivel chair and shifts his gaze to the panorama of Times Square that lies beyond his office window.

Key Steps to Not Fail in the Internationalization of Your Company

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

The internationalization is not a simple step, since it requires time for planning, evaluation and implementation. Before taking the leap into foreign markets, we must take into account the following factors.