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It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

The Ones to Watch: Hit Music in 2015

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Savas Abadsidis

It feels like we've been in a "after Elvis joined the Army/before the Beatles" period in pop music for almost decade. But three artists hailing from Southern California have given me hope for the future of hit music: Magdalena Quintana, Todd Michael Schultz and Tony Rodini.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

As I ring in a new year I commit to continuing to listen, to act, to learn, and to speak. I implore you to join me. Stand up, stand with, walk alongside, and speak up. It is not going to be easy, but together we can change the world.

Young People, Employment and Enterprise -- An Opportunity for System Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Getting your first job, setting up your first business, taking your first degree are opportunities that should be available and accessible to all young people in the UK, but as we know truth is they are not.

An Update From the Second Annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology's (SAYAO) Conference: Breaking Barriers in Acute Lymphoblasic Luekemia (ALL)

Emily Drake | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

I had the fortune this past October to attend the second annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) conference at the University of...

Progressives Are the Future of the Democratic Party

Sam Wohns | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Sam Wohns

We can't tell the story of the 2014 election as simply a victory by Republicans over Democrats. In fact, I think we can understand a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of the Democratic Party by looking at which Democrats won and which lost.

What I Found Inside My Grandmother's Shoebox

Jessica Katz | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women
Jessica Katz

There are hundreds of pictures of her. She's always dressed in crop-tops with high-rise flowy skirts. I look at the men who surrounded her and the way they gazed at her and I can just tell they loved her. It's strange to think that these men knew her better than I do.

We Need Young People Working: Here's What This Congress Can Do

Paul Kendrick | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Paul Kendrick

The 114th Congress has an opportunity to fundamentally shift American life. To do so, though, they must overcome cynical calculations that have become too common when it comes to young people and politics.

25 Generalizations, Wisdoms and Semi-Factual Truths I've Come to Realize During My Quarter-Life Crisis

Cassie Delaney | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Cassie Delaney

Despite fulfilling all my New Year's resolutions of 2014, I couldn't help but feel slightly under-accomplished as I approached the quarter-life mark. Digging deep I realized it was partially due to the myths I maintained about youth and love and life.

A Response From One Conscious Woman Rising to Eric Garner's Death

Juliet Turalski | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Juliet Turalski

Now with this fresh, open wound in the "city that never sleeps" we have an opportunity to never fall asleep again and become conscious to our own source of power that gives us life to speak and act in truth that sets every person free.

Do You Even Blog?

Ashley Sodosky | Posted 12.02.2014 | College
Ashley Sodosky

In my friend group in college, we have a large amount of overused sayings that we have created and quickly worn out. Lately the fad between us is to s...

Young People Most Affected by HIV Finally Gain Seat at the Table

David J. Olson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

Tailored and integrated youth-friendly HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents -- including those from the most marginalized groups -- must be prioritized if we are to bring about an end to AIDS.

Reimagine the Future: The Power of 1.8 Million Young People

Katja Iversen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Katja Iversen

I have said it before, and I will say it again: Young people are not only the future, they are very much the present. And they are the ones who will define the world as we know it and as we want it.

Hey, All You 20-Somethings: Breathe

Lillian Schneider | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
Lillian Schneider

Everyone my age has some dangling worry trailing around after them everywhere that they're somehow not doing everything, that what they're doing is not altogether the right thing, that they are missing out. The doubt is natural, and everyone you know -- yes, even that person -- carries it sometimes too.

The 10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was 21

Alexis Meads | Posted 01.06.2015 | College
Alexis Meads

I wish that I reclaimed my own self-worth and validation -- that I knew how loving, kind, smart, sexy, beautiful, etc. I am simply for being me. And that goes for all of you too! You are perfect exactly as you are, without needing anything or anyone else to validate that for you.

No Shave November Niles

Alex Niles | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Niles

Just last week, I completed my 21st cycle of chemotherapy, my sixth since starting back up in the fall. So, this November, alongside my male friends, I'll be doing my best to grow back my 5 o'clock shadow, and of course some hair on my head!

Overcoming Cancer Consent

Christopher Gazarian | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gazarian

When day zero comes around, I take one last moment to think about my fear. The fears of what I will definitely experience, the fears of what I might experience and the fears of what I might not experience. And then, finally I do have a choice to make.

Top 30 Success Tips from the Forbes Under 30 Game-Changers

Kiyan Rajabi | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Kiyan Rajabi

From October 19th to 22nd, Forbes hosted over a thousand innovators in downtown Philadelphia for the first-ever Forbes Under 30 Summit. Among the attendees were those selected for the 30 Under 30 lists spanning across a multitude of industries.

How Not to Help Grads With Student Loans

Robert Shireman | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Four months after my niece's graduation party, she got an email with a subject line indicating that she would soon need to start making payments on her student loans. Employed only part time and sharing a room in a small apartment to keep costs down, she was afraid to open the email.

Brynn Duncan Is Allergic to the World -- And She's Still Managing to Make It A Better Place

Abby Norman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Abby Norman

At just 20-years-old, Brynn has several serious chronic health conditions, one of which requires her to be one of the only people in the world to have a 24/7 Benadryl intravenous drip. But even though I've never met Brynn in real life, from miles and miles away I can feel the warmth, brilliance and hope that she is giving the world.

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

7 Tips for Evaluating Your Retirement Portfolio in Your 20s

Graham Ober | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Graham Ober

Many people get automatically defaulted into their employer's retirement plan without thinking about what exactly they're investing in. Here are seven tips for 20-somethings to start evaluating their retirement portfolios now.

The Most Overlooked Opportunity in American Business Today

Paul Kendrick | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Paul Kendrick

More than four million positions are vacant right now in the United States. Businesses are looking at a future where their need for qualified people is only growing. The problem is, we're thinking about qualifications in the wrong way.

Stop Fearing Young People

Scott M. Weber | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Scott M. Weber

We need to stop seeing young people as a threat and make them part of the solution. That starts with engagement. We need to listen to their hopes and fears and make their voices audible in the debate on the present and the future.

Are Young People Getting a Bad Rap These Days?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.10.2014 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we need to cut young people a little slack. It's easy to be a Chicken Little ("the sky is falling!") and expect the worst from recent generations especially when you get to be of a certain age. How can they possibly compete against "the best and the brightest" and the Greatest Generation?