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Separate and Unequal, That's America for Our Kids, says Robert Putnam

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

America has become two separate and unequal societies, especially when it comes to opportunities for our kids. Yet this can and must be reversed, for...

People Who Trust Technology Are Happier

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Technology
Greater Good Science Center

By Deborah Yip A vast body of research suggests that religious people are happier and more satisfied with their lives, partly thanks to a greater sen...

"I Don't, So Neither Should You!"

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

"I don't, so neither should you!" is a constant and reliable companion to "I did, so you should, too." I personally like to counter this wayward opini...

More Americans have jobs, yet inequality is increasing nationally

Monique Rizer | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact
Monique Rizer

After five years of incremental progress, the nation's Opportunity Score has stalled, according to the 2016 Opportunity Index. Produced in partnership...

Using Technology to Empower Students (and Their Teachers and Parents, Too)

NationSwell | Posted 11.01.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Elisabeth Stock has always been driven to work toward a more just world. It was what led her to volunteer as a teacher for the Peace Corps in West Afr...

3 Things You Need To Achieve Your Goals

Ceyhun Yakup Özkardes | Posted 10.31.2016 | Business
Ceyhun Yakup Özkardes

I made yesterday finally the interview with an important publisher for my thesis and thought about the things I did to get this interview. It was not easy but finally I got it and want to share some ideas with you:

Why Africa's Oil Crisis Could Lead To Growth

Zandre Campos | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

The African continent has some of the world's fastest-growing economies, but some are seeing hard times because they rely on crude oil. Since the crude oil price has now dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009, the African oil-producing countries are facing some serious financial difficulties.

The Power of Opportunity: An Interview with Alan Khazei

Bobbi Silten | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Bobbi Silten

The first time I met Alan Khazei, founder and chief executive officer of Be the Change, Inc. and co-founder of City Year, I knew he was a unique and i...

Meet the Mastermind Behind an Innovative, New Way to Teach Math

NationSwell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

In elementary school, Matthew Peterson struggled mightily with math. When an instructor explained a problem, Peterson would be so focused on figuring ...

This Company Sells Artwork Created By People Facing Homelessness And Disability

The Huffington Post | Anne Thomas | Posted 09.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Deaf Talent Everywhere! Part V

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

There are very few jobs Deaf people "can't" do, especially once small adjustments are made to accommodate their specific skills and abilities. At the end of the day, our society limits people more than the actual experience of deafness ever could.

Adversity: An Opportunity to Choose Growth

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 08.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

Adversity will happen It's guaranteed. The more important and interesting question is how will you choose to engage with it. What will you do to turn adversity into a learning opportunity?

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

Regarding the Rest of Your Life

Craig Ballantyne | Posted 08.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
Craig Ballantyne

Life is full of unbelievable opportunities. Today, you can, as James Altucher says, "Choose Yourself." You don't have to get a 4-year degree, followe...

Consumers are Driving Technological Change

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The financial services industry has been notoriously slow to adapt to the evolving technology landscape and its customers' digital demands. In yet ano...

Reasons to Study Abroad

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Rajan Thapaliya

The only elites and rich had an access to foreign countries before, but after the introduction of mass communication media everything has changed.

What College Means

Lateef Romeo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Black Voices
Lateef Romeo

The most powerful influence on a teenager is another teenager. Our shared experiences give us perspective and help us believe in ourselves and overcome any obstacles.

My Mom Wanted to Be a Doctor

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rep. Alan Grayson

Her life certainly wasn't wasted; she became an excellent kindergarten teacher. But she wanted to be a doctor, and she would have been very good at it, just like her brother.

How the Investing in Opportunity Act Could Help Distressed Communities

Andrew_Yang | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Andrew_Yang

Last year I joined the Policy Council of the Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan organization that advocates policies that will empower entreprene...

What does it take to become successful?

Marcus Brumme | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Marcus Brumme

Being successful is en vogue. It always has been. Having success can lead to a happier and better life.

Why Juvenile Justice Reform Is Necessary to Restore Opportunity to Youth

Monique Rizer | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Monique Rizer

Recidivism rates for youth involved in the system have remained persistently high. However, reforming the system would prevent youthful mistakes from becoming life long barriers to opportunity and help young adults get back on track to the American Dream.

Why It's Critical to Cultivate Agriculture in Angola

Zandre Campos | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

Angola has the resources to become one of the leading agricultural countries in Africa, reports the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agriculture...

If We're Serious About Tackling Poverty, Let's Talk About Housing

Terri Ludwig | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

The rising cost of housing in U.S. cities like San Francisco and New York is a well-known problem. Flying under the radar: an affordable housing crisis is growing in every state in the union.

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs, Part I: Rita Ribeiro-Sales, Designing a Better World

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Our first interviewee, Rita, runs a successful architectural practice in Maputo, Mozambique.

5 Things You Can Do Today to Attract More Money

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

Doesn't it seem like some people easily attract wealth while others are stuck spinning their wheels going in circles?