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Weakness Isn't an Option

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

It seems that oftentimes, when we speak about notions of manhood, we view the topic with a limited scope. We talk about the "man box," with references...

How Cancer Screws Young Adults' Sex Lives

Lauren Sczudlo | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Sczudlo

It's taken me two years to understand that my cancer wasn't cured overnight or without help, and my sex issues are part of the same healing journey.

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

Why I Care About Drug and Alcohol Use

Theodore Caputi | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Theodore Caputi

Substance use is one of the most important public health issues of our time, and yet stigmatization impedes progress at every turn.

The Worst Thing Cynics Say To Young Brides- And Grooms-To-Be

Neal Samudre | Posted 03.17.2014 | Weddings
Neal Samudre

Marriage is a contract, they say. Marriage is the end to fun times. Marriage is not all it's cracked up to be. People listen to that and carry it with them to the altar. It's no wonder more and more marriages are failing today.

Opportunity for All Demands All of Us

Martin J. Blank | Posted 03.06.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Contributors: Kwesi Rollins, Director, Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership and Reuben Jacobson, Senior Research Associate ...

Is Social Media Actually Making Us More Social?

Molly Reynolds | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

Living in a world where limit our communication to 150 characters or less, we should support social media like this and get ourselves out making real personal connections.

Enrollment of Young People in ACA Likely to Improve With Time

Bob Semro | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Bob Semro

Health care reform is a marathon and not a sprint. The initial results, while lower than hoped, are hardly a sign that that the Affordable Care Act is bound for failure. Nor can they necessarily be interpreted to say that success is inevitable.

Not Another Millennial Trend Story

Brad Chase | Posted 03.15.2014 | Media
Brad Chase

The volume and depth of stories makes sense -- there are as many as 80 million millennials in America. But media coverage has moved beyond reporting and analysis into a grey area where the deconstruction of the group borders on obsessive, sensational and derogatory.

In Defense of the "M" Word

Abree Murch | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Abree Murch

There seems to be a growing social undercurrent, particularly for young females, to resist marriage as an old-fashioned institution and focus instead on building a successful career. My question is this: why can't you have both?

Treat Millennials as Adults in 2014

Karin Agness | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Karin Agness

Here's an idea that I bet isn't getting much play in the West Wing: How about in 2014, the President start treating Millennials like adults instead of adult children? Even better, he could support policies that will enable more Millennials to lead adult lives.

10 Amazing Young People Worth Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.26.2013 | Black Voices

From Kendrick Johnson to Renisha McBride, too many young black people made headlines this year in the United States for news directly related to a tra...

Words to Young Writers

April Brucker | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
April Brucker

Someone pointed out that the world doesn't always welcome creative people, and adults often discourage that path. What would I tell a young writer? That was a very good question.

Leveraging the Power of the Purse for Good

Pamela Barnes | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

This year, my husband and I called a family meeting and put $10,000 on the dining room table. We told the kids, "This money is yours, but it comes with some guidelines. The lump sum will go to charities of your choosing."


Alex Schattner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Alex Schattner

Picking a creative career like writing would be impossible without blind faith in oneself. I've always worked at being the hero of my own story, someone I would root for in a book, or onscreen, but now the scope of the story is growing and I can't predict the plotline.

The Future of the AYA Cancer Movement: A Chat With Dr. Leonard Sender

Emily Drake | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Among his many achievements, Dr. Sender developed the joint Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at CHOC Children's and UC Irvine Health and is currently the chairman of the United States' largest AYA patient advocacy group: Stupid Cancer. I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Sender to discuss his views on the AYA movement.

Drug Treatment Court: Forced Medical Care and Behavior Modification

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Elaine Pawlowski

The stigma of those with drug and alcohol abuse as both sick and bad continues to drive the court to force both cure and punishment. Under this stigma, drug treatment courts will continue to funnel participants to ineffective court sponsored programs that monitor behavior masked as a cure.

White House Tries Boosting Obamacare Numbers, Releases Airborne Pathogens Which Target Young People

Spencer Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"We're just gently nudging younger people into seeing how beneficial the new health care system is," says Health and Human Services/Biological Havoc spokesperson Alan Kollop.

This Poses A Big Threat To Obamacare

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 11.15.2013 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fears that insurance exchanges that are the linchpin of President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul wouldn't attract th...

Open Thread: Young People Can and Will Change the World

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Courtney O'Connell

Last week I received an email with three questions from Hofstra University student, Lauren. These questions are incredibly authentic, and represent th...

Yes! Black People Can Suffer From Mental Illness!

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

For some blacks, admitting and confronting the fact that he or she suffers from mental illness makes them appear vulnerable. Denial is commonplace.

Mentoring young fed workers

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Keeping young federal employees motivated and providing them with on-the-job guidance and professional development advice is always a good idea, but i...

Best States For 20-Somethings May Surprise You

Posted 10.21.2013 | College

There are certain, conventional meccas for young people. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco all spring to mind as glamorous, even cliched destina...

5 Ways to Land -- And Stay -- On A Donor's Top-5 List

Gary Laermer | Posted 12.13.2013 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Let's face it. With thousands of organizations competing for donor dollars, it's more important than ever to develop a thoughtful and meaningful rel...

Shut Down This Leadership

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
David D. Burstein

People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.