For 67 years the late Mr. Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity -- as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa, my homeland.
Are our children really so desperate for food that they cannot go even an hour without the promise of a treat?
Public service needs to be a fundamental aspect of American life. To achieve this, a norm of at least a year of public service should be standardized.
Garçon's hope for fans, friends and supporters alike, is to demonstrate by example that it is always a good time lend a helping hand.
Day by day they are working to shed light on the issues and problems they see, and they are paving the way for families to heal and re-start their lives. Let's not be blinded by the maze of blame.
We arrive on this planet empty handed, We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?...
As a matter of animal welfare/rights, cruelty/abuse should have the same meaning for a dog in China as the U.S. Identifying animals by their nationality stretches sovereignty -- people can be rabidly nationalistic but dogs cannot.
This summer is a perfect time to start building a caring community in your neighborhood for parents and kids alike.
Today, the high school graduation rate in the United States is 81 percent, the highest ever recorded, and thanks in large part to people from all walks of life -- people just like you -- who are coming together to tackle the source, not just the symptoms, of core community challenges.
Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.
I don't define myself solely by my job. For me, it's just as important to use my time outside of work in ways that are fulfilling. In my spare time, I volunteer with the YAI Network.
Last year, the Icelandic government unilaterally increased its ocean-killing quota by authorizing death warrants for 770 endangered Fin, in addition to 1,145 Northern Minke whales, over the next five years.
Overused, misunderstood and mildly condescending, this phrase turns the idea of helping each other into a way to celebrate one's superiority for acting like the basic, decent human beings we're supposed to be.
Guatemala is a major drug corridor between South America and Mexico. Narco gangs thrive in rural areas and along the southeastern border, while street gangs dominate the urban centers. As a result, the country's capital, Guatemala City, has one of the highest murder rates in the world.
While keeping abreast of classmates and friends in faraway places in carefully crafted, real-time technicolor is valuable, it can feel empty too. Virtual connection doesn't necessarily translate into a supportive community that generates happiness.
We are in the midst of World Cup soccer play, but this week has been a HOME-RUN for those of us in the early-learning literacy arena. On Tuesday, June...