With the creation of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the questions of universality of certain United Nations mandates has been given new...
You can often see whales and dolphins from fine vantage points atop cliffs and bluffs, and the plain shoreline. But if you really want to get up close...
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to demonstrate the value and power of service by answering what Dr. King called life's most persistent question: "What are you doing for others?"
Since 9/11, millions of Americans have spent the King holiday serving through groups like Earth Conservation Corps, City Year, Martha's Table, and Habitat for Humanity. Those experiences renew the spirit -- our own and the country's -- at a time of historically low levels of social trust and lingering tensions that divide us by race, ethnicity, income and immigrant status.
I realize that not everyone wants to travel, but there is no question that it provides invaluable experience and insight to the traveler and to the people the traveler knows or meets. Here are five excellent reasons to see other parts of the world.
One of the ideas we have to get beyond is the idea of someone being inherently moral or just or generally "good" because of the nature of the work with which they are involved.
Whether you are a believer or secular, to gain a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life it helps to participate in civic engagement with others from your community.
Elvis Presley rocked more than the jailhouse -- he rocked the vaccine world. Elvis, who would have been 81 on Jan. 8, calmed suspicious minds when he took a break during rehearsals at the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956 and got the new Salk polio vaccine.
Keagan Anfuso and Drew Brown, The Grey Area, Jacksonville, Florida. A documentary film providing insight into how the antiquated stereotypical definitions of gender affect the life of a masculine female.
This controversy will continue, pitting commercial entertainment interests claiming educational and scientific purpose against animal rights organizations claiming commercialism and cruelty to animals.
It takes a lot of determination and enthusiasm in deciding to volunteer travel abroad. And make it several folds higher for those who decide to travel solo. You can do a lot as a traveler, such as enjoy adventure activities, shop, explore tourist hot-spots, and more. But, if you want to have a truly satisfying and learning experience of traveling solo, these activities are some of the highly advised ones.
Wherever you are on the income scale, there's always a way to be generous to others in need without damaging your own budget. Generally, if money is tight, give your time. And if both time and money are tight, you can get creative. Consider these steps first.
Every New Year, food-related goals make their way to my top five New Year resolutions; however, after interacting with four young founders of two food-based startups in New York City, I've learned to keep a more wholesome mindset as goals around food and dietary consumption create a ripple effect around food waste, healthy living, and overconsumption for local populations.
Most resolutions are about self improvement -- get fit, eat well, explore more. This year, try selfless improvement. Volunteering your time is both ...
The sun had just gone down on Los Angeles' skid row. Shadows lurk in doorways and rows of cardboard tents line up against the walls of vacant buildings. A woman shuffles down the street bent over a shopping cart, one leg dragging behind her.
The new year approaches. It's a wonderful time to examine our lives, discover what's working best for us, look to create new opportunities, enjoy our bounty, find or keep great love, see someone from another person's viewpoint, live in the moment and most importantly be grateful for all that we have.