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An In-Depth Confession of My Life Journey: How Dreams Have Inspired My Actions!

Marsida Bandilli | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Marsida Bandilli

It is Monday morning. I am just back from my sister's graduation in Vilnius, Lithuania. I find myself in my working desk at the University of Antwerp. As I enjoy the sweet taste of a croissant and the refined Italian espresso, I notice how the scent of bitter coffee reminds me the fate of life: bitter and sweet at the same time.

Youth as Engines of Change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For cities across the Global South with rapidly-growing populations, youth are widely seen as holding the keys to the future. At the same time, however, they typically face higher rates of unemployment than the rest of the population.

Young People Significantly More Likely To Find ‘Redskins’ Name Disparaging, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports

In a sign that public opinion might one day turn against the Washington professional football team, young Americans aged 18-29 are significantly more...

What I Learned From Two Years of Silence

Omnia Saed | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Omnia Saed

It will be two years now since the last time I posted an article, two years since the last time I wrote something for myself.

Kyle Patrick Alvarez Talks About His New Film The Stanford Prison Experiment

Tony Bartolone | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

The Stanford Prison Experiment is an endlessly interesting film about the actual study conducted by a Stanford University psych professor and his grad students in 1971. The experiment demonstrated the effect prison has on human behavior.

A Guide to Surviving Divorce in Your 20s

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 07.08.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

There's a real conflict in the messages that go out to young girls: on the one hand it's study hard, become someone important, invest in your career and be independent, and on the other hand you have the wedding industry and the society magazines saying: get married, that will be the most important day of your life, that will define you and validate you.

Why Diversity in Children's Literature Really Matters

Jacob Hood | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Jacob Hood

Where were the black kids going on thrilling adventures, solving crimes and saving the day that I could identify with? Why couldn't the black kids also just be kids?

Dashed Hopes: The Two Words That Erase Your Children's Dreams

Todd Kestin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

I worked with John for several years, helping him navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, and for as long as he could remember he had always wanted to bring together his love of numbers and sports, particularly baseball.

Old, Racist Youth

Kim Kane | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices
Kim Kane

We hoped racial bias and bigotry would die out with future, more enlightened generations. But time hasn't rendered racism extinct. It's just been tucked away for the sake of its survival.

Paraguay: A Lost Paradise and a Land of Opportunity in the Heart of South America

Lorena Rios | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Lorena Rios

Throughout the event, Paraguay was hardly mentioned until a Financial Innovation session where Sharath Dorbala, Vice-President of Amdocs Management, USA briefly commented about the experience of Mobile Financial Services as a success story in Paraguay.

Our Sons

Becca Stevens | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Becca Stevens

For the past 20 years, several of us have raised our sons while working alongside survivors of trafficking, genocide and addiction. This summer, our sons have all come to work at Thistle Farms, the community we helped build.

Open Letter to All Potential Mayoral Candidates (A Response Would Be Nice)

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Kenny Imafidon

With a population of more than 8.6 million people, the world's most diverse city is also home to 46 percent of the UK's ethnic minority population and over 300 languages are spoken here.

A New Ireland Has Been Born

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

The yes vote has inspired a generation just as Ireland prepares to commemorate the 1916 rising. It has shown us what is possible when we dare to dream and realise our huge power to change reality no matter how impossible it might seem.

The Greatest Love of All

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Clarence B. Jones

I have written and spoken many times about the fiduciary responsibilities that we have as adults today. We are "trustees" of our children. We must protect and safeguard them so that more young Victor Casillas Valles can graduate from USF and other colleges and universities throughout the United States. Loving and protecting our children is the greatest love of all.

Millennials Want Jobs That Produce A Positive Impact, And That Starts With H.R.

The Atlantic | CHRISTINE BADER | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact

HR-bashing has been one of the professional world’s most popular pastimes since well before the viral 2005 Fast Company article, “Why We Hate HR,...

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Teresa Lee

Ultimately, I think being an adult isn't any one age or any one thing. It doesn't mean that you don't lean on other people when you fall. It just means that you count on yourself first and foremost and don't expect anyone else to clean up your mess for you.

Todd Dye, Pittsburgh Skater, Artist and Friend

Leigh Roche | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Leigh Roche

When a young person's life ends because of such tragic circumstances, it affects the people whose lives he touched. In the world we live, it seems like it's only a matter of time before we all have a connection to a senseless tragedy and it's is difficult to wrap my mind around that.

'People' Skills

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.19.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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A New Generation Will Educate the World

Anita Casalina | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Welcome back, spring! Watching last year's old and tired become this year's new and fresh is always invigorating for me. It's encouraging to see new flowers push up through the dirt, determined to succeed and grow.

Young Woman Raises $100K Running Marathons For St. Jude

Melissa Fenton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Melissa Fenton

When Kyllian Warman's father was diagnosed with cancer when she was just a high school freshman, her family, determined to have her father see her graduate high school, fought the disease with all their might. But while treatments may have failed him, Kyllian did not.

Minipreneurship: Proving That Entrepreneurship Is Accessible At Any Age

Carrie Rich | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Carrie Rich

Let's face it, it is no longer uncommon to see millennials go out on a limb, take the road less traveled, and make a positive impact through entrepreneurship. But 7-year-old entrepreneurs... Are we ready for that? Just wait until you read this interview.

5 Types of Questions to Avoid Asking Your Young Relatives at Passover and Easter

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

With Passover and Easter coming up, young adults' thoughts turn to going home. For many, it also turns their stomach as they fear the questions well-meaning relatives will ask. They fall into four categories: housing, careers, relationships, and having children.

Endless U.S. Support for Dictators Powers Islamic State

Steve Koppman | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Steve Koppman

What if the real problem in the Middle East isn't a few thousand crazy guys running around in the desert chopping off heads? What if the real problem is the established order that inspired them to organize, the very order the U.S. continually helps perpetuate?

Advice to My Younger Self

Ronda Lee | Posted 05.06.2015 | Good News
Ronda Lee

A couple of friends called for advice about a job interview and what was holding back career goals. I told both of them that their anxiety was indicative of their age.

Leaders of Today: Youth Leadership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Lindsay Menard-Freeman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Menard-Freeman

I'll never forget the energy of this moment. Yemurai Nyoni was amongst a hard-hitting roster of speakers tasked with closing the PMNCH Partners' Forum...