Every year from family and friends on Thanksgiving Day I had to hear "I can't believe you have to work tomorrow. I'm off the entire weekend!" they'd croon. I hated it. I knew that they would be in various stages of enjoyment of the day after the holiday; shopping, relaxing and eating more of those great tasting leftovers.
On #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations will highlight charitable giving and philanthropy, but the spirit of the day reaches even further -- right down to the street where you live.
Every night, I watch my 3 year old son sleep the sealed, peaceable sleep belonging only to the province of childhood. He is curled, cozy in his wa...
The saying goes that, "every day is Mother's Day." The same holds true, I believe, to Thanksgiving. The more that we condition ourselves to express appreciation, the more that we will enhance the lives of those around us, as well as our own.
As our cities grow larger and more diverse, we can no longer afford to overlook, dismiss, or ignore the promise and potential of so many who live in them. Justice and economics demand that we create more opportunities for young adults, and national service is a proven strategy.
Frank Gehry's visit to the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum had many members of the Harvard community, myself among them, thrilled to hear one of the great architects of our time discuss his work. His work, after all, is responsible for his fame.
Here's the thing: As a person of color and a Filipino immigrant, I sometimes cringe when I think of "service." The first thing I envision is a white adult working in a "third world" country like the Philippines, huddling together with versions of a four-year-old me, darker-skinned and of modest means.
If your kids are giving up on learning, then its time to raise some (or some more) heat at school. Respectfully, constructively and effectively. This means go meet with the teacher, then the counselor and then the administrators.
Starting about a year ago, here and there, I start to hear mentions of a blossoming vegetarian restaurant network in China, called Rain Flower Hut (Yu Hua Zhai 雨花斋).
"I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content. One world is aware, ...
This past summer, I read Atlantic Media journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book Between the World and Me. To say it had a profound impact on me and the way I understand race relations in the U.S does not do the piece justice. I finished it with a dropped jaw.
When Jennifer Ferris re-ups with Comcast, the cable company downgrades her account. Is there any way out? Question: I've been a Comcast customer fo...
Veteran's Day is a good time to ask how it can be that while so many TV shows and movies find inspiration in the sacrifice of our servicemen and women -- and yet find so little opportunity to hire Veterans to tell these stories?
We have now come to expect the head-to-head clashes between politicians with opposing views. At first appearance, the Supreme Court may seem to fall in line with this rule with its frequent nail-biting cases. But according to United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the opposite holds true.
Represent our concerns rather than dictating them to us -- you work for us, not the other way around. Listen to our concerns rather than merely tolerating them -- if complaints are an inconvenience, you offered to serve in the wrong job.
McCain's run for the Presidency in 2000 earned him the affection of millions of American who came to appreciate his honesty and the strength of his character. But whenever people talk about his courage during the war, he has always made a point of telling them about Mike Christian.