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Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

Jim Luce | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

This year's Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled "Suicide: Looking for Answers," the event recently drew more th...

China's Economy in Transformation: A Momentum for Change

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 12.10.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

It seems that there is a need to reconsider the economic path China has taken so far, a need for change. Acknowledgment, of course, is a first step. The government, companies and all seem to have become aware that the situation escalated.

These Days, Is 'Love' Meaningless?

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Alexandra Villarreal

As a concept, love has always fascinated me. The word itself is dull at best; one syllable, two vowels, four letters. But it's humanity's obsession, the one thing we crave more than wealth and power.

Bangladesh - Prioritizing Problems

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

What makes a country small? Bangladesh is a small country in terms of area, but very large in terms of population. Having roughly the same area as Greece, it has a bigger population than Russia (yes, you might be tempted to read this sentence again, but it is true!).

The Symposiums in Ancient Greece

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

One of the fundamental expressions of social life of the ancient Greeks was the symposium that intended to strengthen the most refine feelings and ideals among the people as it is the friendship and partnership.

On Being a 'Badass' in Business: Tagging Smart Women to Step Up!

Kim Harris | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Kim Harris

Smart women entrepreneurs usually achieve high-level success leaving a wake of failures that cannot be rebounded from, only lived. Women are, and always have been, trail-blazers in the business world.

The Millennial Generation and the Civil Rights Movement

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The obligation to propel Dr. King's message of social equity into the modern day rests on the shoulders of this generation.

The Olympics and Peri-Pathetics

John Brown | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
John Brown

As we in recent days are being bombarded with Olympic images of the glorification of physically-pushed/exhausted "winners," I have a modest proposal for the next Olympics for NBC's sport broadcasts to the world.

Giving Black Boys a Strong Start

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

President Obama has called education the civil rights issue of our time. Now is the time for the next transforming freedom moment and movement -- to set our children free from illiteracy, low expectations, and jobless, hopeless futures.

Detroit Turns to Children To Plan Its Future

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

Recent plans for Detroit's urban renewal came from an unexpected group: children, who will arguably be most affected by the city's future development....

Art and the He(art)

John Maeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Maeda

Both art and design are employed in public health constantly -- whether it be the elegant system of stairs in the CDC designed to encourage walking, or the graphics on cigarette packing.

Better Book Titles For Greek Classics: What 'The Odyssey' SHOULD Have Been Titled

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

Whether you dabbled in Euripides during college, or spend hours each day reciting Homer in the original Greek, these new titles will trim the fat and reveal whole stories in a single image!