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Don Draper and Steve Jobs Have Much in Common

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

What does Don Draper and Steve Jobs have in common and why does it matter? It should matter to you if you own or plan to purchase shares in Apple In...

Buckminster Fuller: What Can You Do?

Pablo Freund | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Pablo Freund

The unique American visionary Buckminster Fuller thought of himself as an experiment in pursuit of discovering "what one man can do on behalf of human...

Don't Solve Your Problems, Transcend Them

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

We don't need to solve our problems as much as we need to transcend them and see the truth about them. Solving problems in the world gives us a momentary high and then an empty place for the next problem to fill; transcendence gives us freedom.

DC Advocates Mobilize to End Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Faced with growing concerns about homelessness, several advocacy groups have mobilized in the last year to eradicate homelessness in the District. The...

John Kerry, Prince Charles and The Economist's Ocean Davos

David Helvarg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
David Helvarg

"The Economist World Ocean Summit" in Half Moon Bay California at the end of February drew hundreds of attendees. I, and The Economist's Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, called it "Davos for the Ocean," but I didn't mean that as a compliment.

Work Together When Washington Can't: New Partnerships Will Lead Fight Against Climate Change

Tom Steyer | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

That's 53 million people and GDP of $2.8 trillion. So it's not a stretch to say the new Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy will make a huge difference for the entire country. And guess what? Congress had nothing to do with it.

The Season of Giving

Anita Casalina | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

This year, have you thought about a charitable donation? Not throwing money out into the void, hoping that some good will come of it, but giving to one of the charities that are taking the new "hand-up, not handout" approach to helping.

Solutions to the Climate Crisis: Hidden in Plain Sight

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

The most censored story of our lifetime is hiding in plain sight. We humans are disrupting the climate of the planet to the point where the world our children and grandchildren will inhabit may be unrecognizable.

Islands of Hope Amid Flash Floods

BRAC | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
BRAC

A narrow dirt road starts where the paved roads of Bangladesh's Habiganj district end, leading to a land of dusty red silt that often completely blankets the sub-district of Baniachang, blocking outsiders from seeing in.

Saúde Criança: Snapshots from the Inside

Saude Crianca | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Saude Crianca

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg While the positive effects of Saúde Criança's work on families was evident, I couldn't help but wonder about the experiences of its staff and volunteers.

Embracing the Culture of Experimentation

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 09.17.2013 | Good News
Dylan Ratigan

Evolution lies in deciding not just to act, but to do so in a visible and integrity-driven manner in an environment laden with choices -- some good and many bad. These choices and our decision to choose can bring about the type of evolution that human beings are uniquely capable of enacting.

Seven-year Itch

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Nehginpao Kipgen

Even though the government's inability to implement its assurances remains the main reason for the strike and continued imbroglio, the Kuki armed groups must also share some of the blame for the impasse.

3 Solutions To Life's Thorniest Problems

Posted 07.11.2013 | OWN

These weedy situations require more than garden shears. By Penny Wrenn An Overflowing In-Box The average person receives about 75 work e-m...

TIME Magazine Highlights Myanmar's Religious Problem

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Nehginpao Kipgen

In light of this evolving story, what needs to be done in the larger interest of Myanmar people?

No Job, No Man, No Sleep

Vicki Abelson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

Being single again at this stage of my life doesn't thrill me, but that's not what's keeping the sandman at bay.

The High Cost of Opportunity

Yvahn Martin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

The very definition of poverty is to be lacking the money to cover the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and healthcare. If you can't do that, how can you choose to spend money to start a business?

100 Jobs for DC's Homeless Residents

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

We're certainly starting the year off with a bang at Friendship Place! Our AimHire Job Placement Program - a team with only three paid staff members -...

Why It's Never Just One Thing (Even Though We Pretend Otherwise)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Life is complicated. We know this, but yet we always want to find the one thing. The one thing that made everything go wrong. Or the one thing that will make everything go right. The only problem is: It's never one thing.

How to Improve Outcomes for Opportunity Youth: Engage Employers to Invest in What Works, Part 2

Shawn Bohen and Elyse Rosenblum | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Shawn Bohen and Elyse Rosenblum

It's clear the federal government has a critical role to play in the economic recovery by investing in workforce training programs that work. We need to be more strategic about how and where we make these investments for maximum impact.

How Wage Workers Will Survive the Side Effects of ObamaCare

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Te-Erika Patterson

Workers who have previously been unable to afford healthcare are applauding this effort while on the opposite end of the spectrum, businesses and corporations are seeking creative ways to offset the costs of this new initiative.

World Toilet Day November 19th

Gary White | Posted 11.15.2012 | Impact
Gary White

How much do you know about the water and sanitation crisis? Take a short quiz with Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, to find out.

Obama 2.0: A Coalition Government?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
William S. Becker

As Barack Obama found during his first term, it's nearly impossible to move America forward when everyone pulls in different directions. He might be able to do something about that as he shapes the team for his second term. How?

Hitting Reset: A New Term Calls for a New Solution

Anne Mosle | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Anne Mosle

Two-generation educational approaches are promising solutions because education is key to the economic success of families. And there is a growing body of research that shows a correlation between increased maternal education and positive outcomes for children.

The Perfect Mistake

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

We live in an imperfect world. We all know that. We are aware of the imperfections of those around us and they are aware of our imperfections as well. For most of us, our erasers wear out before our pencils do.

Solution-Driven Unionism

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Education wars -- two words that should never be strung together -- are far too common in the United States. The primary casualties of such conflicts, as well as of mounting education cuts and misguided "reforms," are our students.