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Women Unite: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we bring seven seed grant recipients to the center stage, shining a light on their passions to make the world a ...

When And Why To Rewrite Your Organization's History

George Bradt | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
George Bradt

As your current needs change, so should your organization's mythology. The emotional story of your organization's founding and history is a crucial pa...

Sailing Through a Storm

KidSpirit | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion
KidSpirit

By contributing writer Ameena Naqvi for KidSpirit's Myth and Magic issue. The waves crashed softly against the boat, pushing it towards the shore. ...

That Time My 3 Year Old Took Down an Entire Invading Army

Quora | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Quora

What were some instances when your child(ren) made you proud? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ...

Funding Nonprofit Journalism? Be Transparent And Do No Harm

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2016 | Media
Craig Newmark

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come.

This Is the Hardest Lesson to Teach Your Kids, but It's Worth It

Quora | Posted 07.08.2016 | Parents
Quora

What are the hardest yet most important concepts to explain to children correctly? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where ...

You Can Handle The Truth

William Kenower | Posted 06.23.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I've been a fan of situation comedies my entire life. I love to laugh and I like that whatever trouble the characters get themselves into always resol...

The Stories We Tell: Becoming The Author Of Your Life

William Kenower | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
William Kenower

The gas station nearest my house happens to face a strip club. It is apparently a very successful strip club, as they could afford to install a LCD sc...

Grandmother's Mythic Kingdom

KidSpirit | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
KidSpirit

By contributing writer Noorjehan Asim for KidSpirit's Myth and Magic issue. I've always had a soft spot for the surreal. My fondest childhood memo...

From Reader to Writer

Kaavya Raman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Traditional publishing isn’t the easiest avenue to pursue in the writing market. However, Matt Keenan, an eighteen year old graduate from Dallas, Te...

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Beach Boys

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment

On May 16, 1966, The Beach Boys debuted their 11th album, "Pet Sounds." This wasn't immediately a cause for celebration. "There wasn't much time to ba...

The Most Popular Stores In America

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business

Walmart is the most popular store in America. More than half of all shoppers in the country visit a Walmart location in a given month. No other U.S. s...

6 Ways to Sprinkle the Community With Compassion: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize six individuals from across the globe who are working towards shedding light on worldly troubles an...

Letters on Behalf of the Cookie Cutter Lady

Rachel Kessler | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Rachel Kessler

Dear Sleeping Beauty, You suck. Dear Cruel Intentions, You lied to me. Dear True Detective (Season 1), I was worse off for watching you.

The Art of Using Story to Communicate the Value of Big, Hairy Ideas

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Almost everyone in business these days -- at least the people responsible for selling big, hairy ideas -- knows that the difference between success and failure often depends on what kind of story is told -- and how well. Content may be King. But it is Story that built the kingdom.

Notes From a Dive Bar -- The Lonely Whisky

Alan Black | Posted 04.19.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

For a while, I've been noticing this shot of whisky abandoned on the bar. A napkin covers the rim, a message printed upon it. Call me! Then, a number...

#BrainReinvention - The Irony of Social Media and Smart Phones 24/7

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.11.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

#BrainReinvention - The Irony of Social Media and Smart Phones 24/7 It's quite ironic that I would share this blog today as my agency is handling ...

The Story of an Accidental Filmmaker

Harleen Singh | Posted 04.05.2016 | Media
Harleen Singh

I suppose, I am an accidental filmmaker. For it was by sheer accident that bored of making sales calls in New Delhi, I called up the offices of National Geographic, asking for a job on a Friday and started working with them a week later.

Markus Zusak's The Book Thief: The 10th Anniversary

Kaavya Raman | Posted 03.22.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

A story narrated by Death may sound ominous and maybe even a bit outlandish. However, Markus Zusak captures Death's voice in a poetic, elegant and human way.

A Girl's Life by El Zahraa Gomaa, Egypt

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
YaLa Young Leaders

"Do not think, just do!" A daily dose of frustration you should hear if you are a girl in Egypt. I live in a small Egyptian village, this village is...

Standing in the Back of the Bus

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Mitch Ditkoff

I am standing in the back of a bus in San Miguel de Allende, just beginning to exit, when I notice a short, heavy-set woman behind me, her long grey h...

Jorge Cuascut: Intelligence Isn't Always a Suit and Tie

A Teacher Like You | Posted 03.14.2016 | Education
A Teacher Like You

I always tell people -- you know you're a person who really cares when the students visit you daily. When kids who aren't yours or who have moved on come back to visit you, it says something. It says that they know you care.

Pronouncing Death

David Duong | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David Duong

As I conduct the final exam, I reflect on the life of my patient -- this person that I have had the pleasure to connect with over the past days and weeks.

The Power of Love and Great Stories

Maria Montgomery | Posted 03.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Montgomery

Stories change lives, that's what I always said and still say. I say that because I grew up unhappy and stories were my escape. They were also my hope...

Diamonds in the Rough: How the Stories of 10 Million Urban Dwellers Can Change the World

Kamayani Gupta | Posted 03.04.2016 | HuffPost Home
Kamayani Gupta

Stories. They motivate us to learn about the 7.4 billion people with whom we share the planet. Stories. They drive us to interact and communicate with...