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Why You Should Leave Home and Experience an Internship in a New Country

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Allowing for both personal and professional growth is right outside of your bubble. Make connections, immerse yourself in the culture, and find success. Once you step outside of your comfort zone, you'll grow more than you ever thought possible.

Can We Bend the Sharing Economy Toward Equity?

Sarah Treuhaft | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Sarah Treuhaft

We've all heard the stories. Homeless Homejoy cleaners. Uber drivers on food stamps. Grad students Airbnb-ing their extra rooms in gentrifying neighborhoods to cover their own rent.

The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture

Andrew_Yang | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Andrew_Yang

The struggles are different and achievement means different things as time passes. The demons evolve as you grow. You can't outpace them -- but you can weaken them and make them harder to hear.

Let's See More #DeafTalent in Hollywood

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

With so many talented deaf/HoH performer working to catch their big break in Hollywood, it is inexcusable that hearing actors and actresses continue being cast for these roles. Deaf parts belong to deaf performers.

Young Adults Taking on How to Increase Opportunity in America

Paul Kendrick | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Paul Kendrick

America has a crisis right now around opportunity for young people. The American Dream -- that belief that through hard work and perseverance you can build a better life -- is in peril for a generation.

5 Ways to Run Your Own Race

Alex Lyman | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

College campuses are full of opportunities to succeed and make your own mark in your own way. While there are an unlimited ways to succeed, here are five ways to keep your eye on the prize.

Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Best Deals for Real Estate

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

There are still a million foreclosures and bank-owned properties, with 8.1 million people who are currently underwater on their homes.

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 02.20.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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.