Democratizing service and sacrifice would revitalize the meaning of citizenship, regenerate the civil-military relationship, and introduce an inclusiveness to help us find a more common basis of strength in our dangerously divided nation.
A first book is not always notable, but in this case it is. "Cut Dead" isn't a book that came out to meet a tenure requirement. It is a call to action and a blueprint for a response.
Amid all the hand-wringing and soul-searching that higher education is going through about the value and the cost of a liberal arts education, we lose sight of one fundamental truth - it changes lives. For the better.
Yoga helped awaken those early latent lessons and now, coupled with my medical skills, I could help the less fortunate. This provided me with an optimal vehicle to exercise my karma yoga in the world.
For generations, seniors have been making a powerful impact in their communities, and their service is more important now than ever. Let us pay a special tribute to these remarkable seniors, who do so much to improve our communities and nation.
Time is not an independent variable in business. It is part of the fabric of your product offering. It is part of what we all offer. It is the route to higher profits and happier customers.
"She's not white, she's Jewish." Sometimes I would like to say this about myself, but it is untrue. I am a proud Jew and a proud white person, but that's not so easy to say. Is there reason for white people to be proud of their race after this country's legacy of racism?
We smile and shake hands. "Keep me posted!" I say. "I will for sure!" And we each go our way beneath the sunny sky, in the afternoon warmth.
As more of our best and brightest are lured into the private sector, many into lucrative but socially unproductive jobs, we reduce the prestige and desirability of government service. This could have devastating effects for the future.
Many patients live in the hospital for days, weeks, or months -- often longer. Some are outpatients but cannot risk going to children's enrichment facilities and play areas because of their weakened immune systems. These kids were unable to come and play at Kidville, so we brought Kidville to them!
Let all these tragedies not be times to mourn, but times to reflect on ourselves. Starting with this youth generation, we need to build a strong generation from the ground up through service.
Here in the United States, we lack enough trained people to fill the information technology (IT) jobs that are vital to every industry. At the same time, our returning military veterans need work, and they represent a valuable talent pool that can help meet a growing need.
With African-American and Latino communities already experiencing disproportionately high rates of unemployment, it's important to seize opportunities that position our youth to compete in a 21st century global workforce.
On Saturday, April 27, more than 70,000 volunteers in cities from Boston to Los Angeles, will pick up their paintbrushes and hammers for a remarkable day of service, Comcast Cares Day. It is the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a model of how a company can give back to its community.
Imagine what we could accomplish if an army of Americans spent the next year serving in our schools, our hospitals, our communities struggling with poverty or disaster.
By Ben Austin and Izzy Gray, Freshmen at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Mass. Reforesting mangrove trees is hard work. It's dirty, t...