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4 Lessons I Learned From Being Discriminated Against as a Young Online Entrepreneur‏

Raelyn Tan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Raelyn Tan

Everyday, I interact with older individuals from all walks of life. Some are old enough to be my parents or even grandparents. Most are perfectly fine with my age as my work brings traffic, subscribers, and profits.

What a Beautiful Life

Taylor Johnson | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Mass murders, suicide missions, threats of bombing, and a country broken and in turmoil. "Where has humanity gone?" asks the mass media. What has happened to people to become so violent?

Half Of Young Black Americans Don’t Expect To Live Through Their 30s

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

The average life expectancy of Americans is about 79 years old, but many young people of color who live in the U.S. aren't certain they'll live past 3...

All The World's a Stage

John M. Eger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

With apologies to Shakespeare, it seems that public art has taken on a new dimension. Music and theater festivals, opera without walls and the second three-day WOW Festival, for Without Walls, held earlier this month by the acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse in California has raised the bar.

Oh, It's College.

Taylor Johnson | Posted 10.27.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

In this very moment, I find myself ranting to a friend, as I continued to talk like my life depends upon it, she looks up from her bed cluttered with over-priced textbooks and said, "Why is college so bizarre?"

Try Different

Aaron Weinbaum | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Aaron Weinbaum

I was never the most athletic kid, and I often remember the familiar screams of "try harder", or "you're not giving it your all." I remember thinking these people had no idea what they were talking about. I would be at wits end, out of breath, and ready for home.

Actions Speak Louder Than Notes! Piano Prodigy Turns Sights on Philanthropy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Not long ago, I was walking out of the Unitarian Church I attend in Princeton. From the chapel I could hear faint notes of beautiful music, piquing my...

Newark Must Invest More in Millennials

Rashawn Davis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

There is an entire group of people in this city who are being left out of the decision making process. If we want to thrive, young people need to be apart of the conversation and apart of the decisions. We need to be talked to, not talked at. The future of our city, Newark depends on it.

5 Things High School Students Asked Me About Success

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Last week I had the honor and privilege to be invited to speak to a number of classes at public high schools in Philadelphia about my success in business and how I did it at a young age.


Michael Mauldin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

To young people, it's vital to broaden your knowledge and understanding of life, and to embrace your distinctiveness, your individuality, your uniqueness. To my older generation, the world still wants to hear your thoughts, your dreams, and your inspirations.

The New Peeple App, Really???

Meredith Masony | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Meredith Masony

Good news, we can now rate our fellow human beings. Yes, you heard me right. The new app call "peeple" give you the opportunity to rate people just like you would a restaurant or product. WHAT???

From Trauma to Redemption: How My Teachers Helped Me Survive My Life

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

When my guidance counselor tried to prevent me from applying to the colleges of my dreams, Dr. Ferrer was the first person to walk with me down to her office. He demanded that I apply to whatever college I wanted, he said, because I was just as capable as my peers.

Meet 10 Young Leaders Who Are Creating A Better World

Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact

Among the coming-of-age, hyper-connected generation of millennials are numerous young people driven to make a positive difference in the world. Many h...

My Next Step

Natasha McKenzie | Posted 09.25.2015 | College
Natasha McKenzie

This morning, I formally offered my resignation as President of College Democrats of America (CDA). My proudest moment in the three years I have served within CDA comes today as I step aside knowing that the organization I love so dearly is on course for positive and productive change.

The Need For Uncertainty

Eugene Lim | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Eugene Lim

Pick a day and get out of bed early. Assemble your best friends. Lock them in a room with you. Draft a master plan for world domination. Do something, anything. What's the worse that can happen?

Why Are Many Young People Who Never Smoked Getting Lung Cancer?

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Anyone who knew her would tell you that Jill Costello hated to lose. She was a fierce competitor as the coxswain for the CAL Berkeley crew team and th...

No Filter? No Problem: How To Get Glowing Skin In Your 20s And Beyond

Thrive Market | Posted 09.09.2015 | Style
Thrive Market

It doesn't matter how old you are -- everyone wants beautiful skin. But it's not just a matter of slathering on myriad creams, gels, and elixirs to treat skin issues -- your lifestyle has a lot to do with how your complexion looks and feels.

Youth Apathy: The Problem Is in the Question, Not the Answer

Andrew Plotch | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Andrew Plotch

There is an overwhelming assumption that kids don't care about politics. Yet, at the end of the day most people don't even give us a chance. They should just ask us a simple question: what do you believe in?

Young People on Frontlines of Humanitarian Response

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

We can no longer afford to leave young people behind. It is time to make the humanitarian system work for young people by engaging them, addressing the particular risk factors they face, and maximizing their ability to drive a local response.

How Your First Dog Together Can Better Prepare You For Parenthood

Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents

Soft, wavy, golden fur and the perfect size. It was an innocent visit to a breeder, just to see in person what Wheaten Terriers were like. But by the ...

Lung Cancer: Why You Should Care

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

A major reason for the dramatic lack of funding for lung cancer care and research is that it is misrepresented as a smoker's disease -- however, there are more than 100 types of cancer and "NEVER-smoker" lung cancer is ranked as number five.

Guidelines for the 30-Somethings

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrian Kamalii

For my contemporaries, let's remember to be more introspective, less harsh on ourselves with our follies and less aggrandizing with our accomplishments. Listen, do not compare, connect and remember -- we have a purpose.

Bridging the Geezer-Young Person Gap to Drive Climate Change Solutions

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Elders and youngers working together can meet the epic challenge of climate change. As Pope Francis writes, "The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development."

Generation Inspiration: Giving Youth the Opportunities They Seek to Change the World

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

There is growing recognition that we need to find ways to harness the drive and commitment of young people, and leverage their unique skills.

Young People, the Change Makers!

Marsida Bandilli | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Marsida Bandilli

Just a few days ago, The UN International Youth Day was celebrated, everywhere. This year's theme of International Youth Day was: "Youth Civic Engagement." This is a crucial moment, for reflecting upon a few issues that concern young people all over the world.