Why do so many faculty in higher education distain stories? Theory is too often privileged over studying how real people grapple with living.
Growing up, many of us are taught to place limits on what we can accomplish while on earth. We tend to think of things in binary form, either as possible, or, more frequently, impossible.
It's a vicious cycle; you can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. So what's the big secret?
When I picture an "environmentalist," my mind does not immediately conjure up someone my age, but that's exactly what we found. The oldest person anywhere in the vicinity was 27. Time to partay... wholesome, campfire style.
It is OK to discuss the issue from the viewpoints of biodiversity or environmental balance as long as they remain scientific arguments. If some kinds of whales are on the brink of extinction, we should stop the whaling of them. But if the criticism comes from cultural difference or preference, I would argue that there are other cultures in other places.
By Rachelle Carson-Begley My father was an ardent admirer of the mother of the environmental movement, Rachel Carson. When it when his turn to name h...
It doesn't need to be a dramatic career shift. It can simply be a volunteering commitment. But there is a critical mix that results in the experience being powerful for each person.
Two weeks ago I stood in the Indian Treaty room of the Old Executive Office Building of the White House. In front of me stood 30 doctors and nurses reciting their oaths to become Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers and embarking on a life-changing experience in Africa.
It's easy to feel guilty when you're creaming a kid with cancer in UNO or Fussball, but the Lebanese and Syrian kids with whom I play each week in Beirut love a tough match.
Global poverty delivers a miserable ROI in the wasted potential of human lives. Talent that goes untapped. And the disease and decay that it produces. Fortunately, the way we fight it doesn't have to.
Two-time heart recipient New Jersey man helps others have their second chance Heart transplants are, in my nonprofessional opinion, miracles: Pre...
Humans will sink or swim with the rising tides of "global weirding." What better time to remember and apprentice ourselves to the mermaid myths that have inspired us for thousands of years?
Today I am member of the UN Global Education First Youth Advocacy Group. Many young people have come across me to ask how I got to be in such an initi...
If you are not familiar with shark finning, it is a brutal process in which the shark's fin is removed for the purpose of making shark fin soup. The ...
It's not easy in the dizzying heat of summer in Beirut to serve hundreds of meals a night to the displaced and poor for a month -- but Bob and I have been doing our best, under a giant tent set behind a welcoming statue of a whirling dervish.
In order to truly change Honduras for the better, rather than just applying band-aids to its problems, I believe that everyone who is working to empower the people of the country has to hone their abilities and willingness to work together selflessly.