A soldier preparing to deploy trains intensely. Coming home is a different story. Veterans who've spent months, perhaps years, bonded to their peers by a shared mission often return to find themselves alienated from their loved ones and their homeland and longing for the camaraderie and urgency of deployment.
Just cutting the defense budget and rebalancing to the Reserves will go only so far to make us stronger, more secure, and most of all freer. Institutionalizing national service and sacrifice will help restore enduring national strengths.
Life is hard. But there are people out there who seem to have an idea of how to stay optimistic in these changing times.
Have you ever had a bad day or a lengthy rough period in your life? At times, have you felt as though you are too fragile for the world and that everything around you is crumbling?
Christian Siriano is known for many things, an amazing design force, a creative, an innovator and as Tim Gunn would call him, a prodigy. But what really makes Christian tick? What motivates him? What pushes him to the forefront of success?
Clearly a creative in every sense of the word, you could feel the burst of ideas and fantastical visuals that would come from a mind such as hers.
As we mark one year since Sandy, just weeks after a fiscal battle in Congress that shut down the government, national service offers an opportunity to unite the country and rekindle the American spirit of service and sacrifice for a cause greater than self.
In a world where those most privileged often tend more towards sybaritism than desiring to foster mutual benefit, we can all learn a lot from Isabella's attempts to repair one broken home, inspired by a far from ordinary trip abroad.
John Coleman is co-author of the book "Passion & Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders," which explores the big issues f...
Public service jobs are critical for our nation's future -- from teaching our kids to keeping our communities safe -- and many college grads are eager to put their new skills to work in these kinds of careers. But crushing levels of debt often make it too hard.
In my experience as a lawyer in the public interest sector and as a judge working on behalf of persons with mental illness in the criminal justice system, I can attest that social reform and progress comes hard, if it comes at all.
Throughout a four-decade career, Dr. Michael Gottesman has led seminal studies in the treatment of drug-resistant cancer cells and played an instrumen...
People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.
Wondrous Prayer We live in modesty and simplicity, palms together, head bowed in gratitude, giving thanks for each inhale and each exhale. We settle ...
House Republicans should immediately vote a clean continuing resolution and raise the debt ceiling. Then Congress must get on with addressing the country's real needs which are far more than Obamacare.
Just like within us there are billions of cells with their independent existence that collectively make up our existence, all the billions of people and other creatures make up the Being of this world.