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How Are You Upgrading Your World?

Lori Forte Harnick | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Lori Forte Harnick

Sung Thi Kim is part of a vast network of people in local communities working hard to fulfill the mission of Save the Children, which delivers aid to 166 million children around the world in more than 120 countries, providing health, education, protection, disaster relief and much more.

The Answer to Ending Youth Unemployment in Palestine

Raad Nazzal | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Raad Nazzal

For many people, a job is the ultimate source of stability and pride. For me, it is the feeling of being part of my community and my nation as whole.

Pioneering Social Solutions In The Arab World

Raza Jafar | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Raza Jafar

Instead of old-style philanthropy, social entrepreneurship encourages a sustainable, triple bottom line approach to business issues, comprising an effective 'repackaging' of capitalism for the century ahead.

How To Unlock Egyptian Abilities

Doaa Gadallah | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Doaa Gadallah

People with disabilities in Egypt are severely marginalized. With limited education opportunities and a lack of accessibility in cities as well as rural areas, they usually spend their entire lives trapped inside their homes.

Smallholder Farmers Are The New Global Food Frontier

Hugh Locke | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Hugh Locke

One-third of the world's 7.3 billion people are smallholder farmers and their families who produce nearly 70 percent of all food consumed worldwide on 60 percent of the planet's arable land. For what sounds like a major part of the global economy, you would expect these farmers to be relatively well off and financially secure. But they aren't. In fact, they represent the majority of the poorest and hungriest people on earth.

How to Git Out of Gitmo

Robert Brustein | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Brustein

Now that Obama has achieved a rapprochement with Cuba, it would seem the perfect time to give up our hold on Guantanamo. But what could the president get in return to satisfy the Congress?

In The Last Stretch Before COP21, We Need A Greater Focus On Transparency

Psamson Nzioki | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Psamson Nzioki

COP21 is one of our last chances to act, before climate change becomes irreversible. If we fail, our generation's legacy could become one of abiding injustice, to the voiceless of today and tomorrow. But as a transparency expert from Kenya, I know that a deal in Paris is not the end-all: it is only the beginning.

Nepal: Before and After the Everest Avalanche (PHOTOS)

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Kuntal Joisher

As we came upon the once lively and boisterous village of Sankhu, all I could see for miles was a city turned into rubble. So many precious lives lost to the wrath of nature. I was shattered. A country that I had come to call my second home had been devastated.

I'll Be the Hardest Worker in the Building, But I'm a Terrible Employee

Gloria Atanmo | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Gloria Atanmo

I recently announced my plans to take my entrepreneurial endeavors full-time and on the road with me as I travel. Essentially, granting me a life of location independence, time freedom, and ultimately, the happiness some people never truly find in the work place.

India And The U.S. Partnering To Shape The 21st Century

Arun K. Singh | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Arun K. Singh

As U.S.-India ties continue to blossom, the true test of our defining partnership for the 21st century will be how it benefits not just our common citizens, but also the global commons.

How U.S. Brands Can Engage The New Cuba

Jack Leslie | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Jack Leslie

Communications is the corporate world's most powerful catalyst for long-term success in and for Cuba. Marketing communications pertaining to products and services may end up doing more to determine the shape of U.S.-Cuban relations in the decades to come than diplomatic dispatches pertaining to politics.

EU-China Relations: Invoking A Low-Carbon Future From Past Cooperation

Wang Tao | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Wang Tao

The EU and China together account for nearly 40 percent of global carbon emissions, and their cooperation can make an enormous difference to an effective, global response.

This Is The Most Beautiful Island In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

The Philippines's Palawan Island was voted the no. 1 island in the world by Condé Nast Traveler readers -- and with pictures like these, you can easily see why.

13 Epic GoPro Shots on Instagram

INK361 | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
INK361

Once known for taking amazing video footage of sports and fun activities, the GoPro is now also known for taking pretty epic and high quality photos. ...

15 Amazing Wild Animals on Instagram

INK361 | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
INK361

The National Geographic Instagram account, @natgeo, is one of our favorite things to read and follow. We could spend hours catching up on all the diff...

Being Stewards - Not Owners - of Our Environment

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Catholic Relief Services

Pope Francis asks us a very simple question in his encyclical: "What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?"

The Soul of Yunnan

Mimo Khair | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Mimo Khair

Every new journey gives me a renewed set of reasons to do what I love to do. I love the art of photography. Time stops when I am in the streets of a...

An Afternoon With Kishore Mahbubani

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Patrick Daniel

As part of the Albert H. Gordon lecture series, this year's speakers Kishore Mahbubani, dean and professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Poli...

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (1): Danube Delta

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Starting today, I will present you a lifetime adventure and another kind of holiday for those who love to discover new lands, nature, secluded villages, history, culture, amazing people, great food, art and entertainment, sea, mountains, cities, architecture, music and fashion, old churches and secret destinations of the world.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Let's Not Create Moral Panic Over 'Game of 72' Rumors of Disappearing Kids

Larry Magid | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

Stories about so-called threats like the Game of 72 represent an opportunity for parents to speak with their children. This is a great time to sit down with your kids to ask if they have ever heard of such a game and let them know what you think about it.

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse.

Look Into Your Heart, Believe in Your Dream and Follow Your Calling

Tami Shaikh | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

Today I want to ask you this question: Why is it that some people achieve their dreams and reach their destiny while others continue to stay stuck whe...

Take Heart That Your Parents Made Mistakes

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

Each of us forms images of the world based on our experiences derived from engaging with our families. Gradually we learn that our expectations don'...

Smart People Should Create Things

James Clear | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The most important thing isn't to create something world-changing, but simply to create. You don't have to build something famous to build something meaningful.