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Knocking on Opportunity's Door

Vanessa Dunne | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Vanessa Dunne

We all know the saying, "When opportunity knocks..." Well, why don't we change things up a bit and knock on opportunity's door? I have learned quite a bit during my college career about opportunity, and I want to share them with you brilliant millennial college students

Women in the U.S. Are Still Second-Class Citizens: Not Interested? You Should Be

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

Despite the progress women have made in the last several decades, they are still treated like second-class citizens in all the ways that matter. Caring about the equal treatment of women in society doesn't make people feminists -- it makes them good humans.

5 Things That Matter More Than Where You Get Into College

The Prospect | Posted 05.18.2014 | College
The Prospect

With all of the hype about college nowadays, it may be hard for you to believe there's much more that matters more. But I'm willing to give you my first-born child if I'm wrong. (And no, unlike my parents, I won't be reading my first-born Princeton's Review in the womb.)

7 Ways Your Kids Can Make Their Own 'Luck' on St. Paddy's Day and Every Day

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

Luck is such a vague concept that it's difficult to explain to children. If you believe, as Seneca and Oprah do, that "luck occurs when preparedness meets opportunity," then the work of parents when teaching children to be "lucky" is twofold.

Will Governor Patrick Walk the Talk on Education Opportunity?

Kate Apfelbaum | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
Kate Apfelbaum

While Governor Patrick has been verbally supportive of METCO, his budgets tell a different story. Nagarajah and METCO supporters are still waiting to "see the dollar figures to go along with that support."

It's Your Choice: Creating Opportunity Where You Least Expect

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Carter

Our hardiness, grit, adaptability, and perspective are some of the ways we can use these unwanted circumstances as an opportunity to help us fulfill our goals. A great example of a person who turned his circumstance into opportunity is Woody Roseland.

Taking Inequality Into Our Own Hands

Ira Silver | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Ira Silver

Our generosity can't change the unequal conditions vast segments of the population experience. Yet, it can enable individuals living in economically fragile circumstances to access greater job, housing, and educational opportunities.

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

Real Estate Isn't REAL? -- My Challenge to the Doomsayers!

Dean Graziosi | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Dean Graziosi

I spend a lot of time talking and writing about real estate. I spend money and time investing in real estate. However, I also invest a great deal of m...

Leadership Ascension Embodies Ridding Negative Learned Behavior

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

Assessing my own behaviors were essential to growth and once identified, strategically assessing their value followed because the ultimate goal is to maintain a continuous and successful escalation.

20 Habits for Success I Learned Working for Two Billionaires

Paul C. Brunson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Paul C. Brunson

I have spent decades "being educated" -- in college, graduate school, numerous professional certifications, and now a Ph.D. program. But at no point in my life has there been a more profound education than my time working for Enver Yucel and Oprah Winfrey.

Obama and the GOP Present Two Very Different Paths to Opportunity for All

Richard Kirsch | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

There are powerful similarities in the story of the American Dream that both Obama and Republicans express, particularly as Republicans increasingly see that they must speak to Americans who are being pushed out of the middle class and struggling to stay out of poverty.

The Opportunity Ladder and Social Justice

Michael Brenner | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The opportunity project proved to be a far cry from the promised war on inequality. Tepid and tentative best describe it. Mr. Obama's calling off the war before the first shot was fired carries a blunt lesson. America today is a plutocracy.

The Hunger Games: Super Bowl XLVIII

Courtney McKinney | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Courtney McKinney

This is where the American dream meets reality.

Improve Returns On Work

Maureen Conway | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Maureen Conway

Recognizing the dignity of work requires ensuring that a full day's work gets a fair day's pay.

President Obama: The Solution to Unprecedented Inequality is Good Jobs and Opportunities for the Disadvantaged

Madeline Janis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Madeline Janis

The ironic image of the super-rich riding a humble public bus is an apt metaphor for the socioeconomic quandary facing America before President Obama makes his 2014 State of the Union address tonight.

20 Life Lessons Learned From Watching the Seattle Seahawks

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Russell C. Smith

1. "Why not us?" is one of the most powerful questions a team, person, or organization can ask.

Make 2014 Your Year!

Gail Federici | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Gail Federici

Let's make 2014 the year of you. The year you make the things happen that you've always wanted to but somehow they've eluded you. What does it take to...

Celebrating Ten Years of Road Trips on Mars

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.12.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

These books will interest adults and open everyone's eyes to the kind of books kids should be reading to meet the CCSS; if only more teachers and administrators were aware of them.

The War on Poverty Gave Me a Chance at Success

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

President Johnson died in 1973, a year before I was born, but his legacy of the War on Poverty gave millions of children like me a chance to live a better life. Poverty has not been solved but millions of lives have been enriched because of these government programs and that is a legacy to be proud of.

Is This the Secret to Success?

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Azeem Khan

Just because you see a great opportunity doesn't mean it's the right opportunity for you.

Ending Poverty Isn't Enough -- We Need to Expand the War for Economic Opportunity

Andrea Levere | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Andrea Levere

Take a single mother with an income of $15,500. When her income increases to $15,600, statisticians will celebrate that we've moved that mother and her child out of poverty. But is there really much reason to celebrate? Is the mother now financially secure?

A Positive Legacy of the War on Poverty We Can All Agree Upon

Ira Silver | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Ira Silver

The fact that private giving enables people in need to achieve successes that would be unimaginable without the work of so many worthy and respected charities across the U.S. is a significant legacy left by the war on poverty.

Closing the Opportunity Gap

Alex Wirth | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Alex Wirth

This month's release of the Opportunity Nation index highlighted a figure we should all be concerned about: 5.8 million young people ages 16-24, one in every seven, are neither working or in school.

Let's Get People Cooking at Home

Matthew Robinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Matthew Robinson

Giving people a sure path to eating what they see on blogs and food TV could be the powerful enabler we need to get people cooking.