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Empowering Today's Youth

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 07.19.2016 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

Today's youth are the future leaders of tomorrow. Pope John Paul II said, " The future starts today not tomorrow." I had the privilege of interviewing...

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.

Peering In: A Look at Mental Health Peer Providers and How They Help People Recover

Emily Grossman | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

I believe that recovery is possible. Not just for me, but for EVERYONE. Does this mean that everyone recovers? No, because not everyone is taught the skills to recover. Also, once a person learns the skills, they have to choose to use them. My peer specialist colleagues and I can give you a flashlight so that you can see your way out of the darkness of mental illness.

How WeFarm Connects Small Farmers Without the Internet

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

There are about 500 million small-scale farmers on Earth, and most of them live on less than $1 a day. That's half a billion people laboring below th...

How Your Story Can Save Someone's World

Josh Rivedal | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

It's common to rely on peer-to-peer advice or product reviews when buying an oven, a tractor, or even when looking for a new school district for your children. Why isn't their as much availability for advice, mentorship, or reviews when seeking out help for our physical and mental health?

eBay Totally Changed Shopping 20 Years Ago. Now Age Has Changed eBay.

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business

The best-known Internet 1.0 peer-to-peer marketplace, eBay, turned 20 this week. Time was, avid collectors might go online to acquire a rare collectib...

50 Self-Directed IRA Custodians for Investment Crowdfunding

Jorge Newbery | Posted 05.22.2015 | Money
Jorge Newbery

Self-directed Individual Retirement Account custodians and investment crowdfunding platforms are both proliferating rapidly. There is good reason: these custodians and platforms empower investors with direct control over where their money is invested.

Peer-to-Peer Reviews Help Doctors Give Safer Care

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D

We need to tap into health care professionals' intrinsic desire to heal and improve our flawed systems. Peer learning communities can be a powerful vehicle to tap into that desire.

What Could I Have Done Differently? Lessons From a Failed Startup

Carolina Garcia | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Carolina Garcia

For the first time, I embraced my entrepreneurial failure and spoke candidly about my mistakes--the big mistakes that caused our business to fail. And you know what? It felt pretty great.

The Fabulous Future of p2p Economics, Commerce and Democracy

Jules Peck | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Jules Peck

I've just returned from an eye-opening, mind-expanding week in Leipzig at the 4th Annual global Degrowth congress. This vibrant gathering brought together over 3,000, mostly young, 'prosumer' activists and practitioners from a variety of new economy movements.

New Age Lending and the Evolution of Credit

Doug Lebda | Posted 06.09.2014 | Money
Doug Lebda

We're beginning to see a shift in how money moves. Similar to the very efficient corporate markets like bond trading and commercial paper, money is beginning to move to consumers too.

Student Leaders Offer Simple Solutions to School Challenges

Kyle Redford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

At the heart of Peer Group Connection is a simple and compelling premise: caring school cultures can be created by students connecting to students in healthy and supportive ways.

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

Cause Crowdfunder Razoo Opens Up To Indivduals

Turnstyle | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Talk crowdfunding with most people (who know that it exists) and you'll find yourself in a conversation about smart...

Catherine New

5 Reasons Your Friends Won't Pay Back That Money You Lent Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.13.2012 | Money

When Gerard Massey covers the bill at a local pizza parlor in Tallahassee, Fla., he tells his friends who owe him money straight-up: Debit or credit o...

New Players In Short-Term Vacation Rentals

Doug Lansky | Posted 07.21.2012 | Travel
Doug Lansky

There's a new kid on the vacation rental block.

What Do Directors Think When People Make a Torrent for Their Movie?

Quora | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

The Motion Picture Association of America has never written me a paycheck for anything. They're not backing my picture. These are not nice guys. They are not in this business to help filmmakers at all.

Peer-To-Peer Job Sites Inspire Micro-Entrepreneurs

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters - By Darren Dahl) - Chris Mok, like many Americans over the past few years, lost his job in the wake of the Great Recession. While Wok, 46...

Health and Health Care in an Angie's List World

Russ Gerber | Posted 12.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

A study from the Pew Research Center found that 80 percent of Internet users look online for health information -- accessing and exchanging information on everything from symptoms and treatments to experiences with doctors and hospitals.

How 'Collaborative Consumption' Is Transforming Startups

MIT Entrepreneurship Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
MIT Entrepreneurship Review

Collaborative consumption market places are everywhere: media, car rental, lodging, staffing, textbooks, apparel, custom graphic design and even finance.

When Youth Own the Public Education Agenda

Mimi Ito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mimi Ito

Imagine what it would mean to think of public education as a mission shouldered not only by schools, but also by a wide range of public institutions committed to knowledge and learning?

Moving Rapidly Backwards on Security

Susan Landau | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

The FBI wants to roll back government regulations on encryption in order to be able to wiretap more easily. But our real security problem doesn't lies in law enforcement's inability to read the on-line communications of criminals.