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Stephen Burlingham Going Beyond Art for Youth with Cancer

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Cancer. The word that terrifies us, at any age. But when a young person is struck by it, it seems all the more tragic. To help cope with this harsh re...

Global Sports Administrator To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
Louis Bolling

Last year President Barack Obama delivered remarks and answered questions at a town hall with young leaders of the Americas at University of the West ...

Visit The Vietnamese Café Serving Up 'Power Bottoms' and 'Hungry Tops' To Help Young People Come Out

Torsten Højer | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Torsten Højer

A bright new café in the epicenter of Vietnam's largest metropolis is taking 'top' and 'bottom' vernacular out of hookup apps and into the real world to create an in-the-know social space for young gay people.

Ambiguous Loss: When The Loss Doesn't End

Feylyn Lewis | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Feylyn Lewis

Young adult caregivers experiencing ambiguous loss should take their feelings seriously and consider seeking professional mental health support. A counselor or psychologist can assess the caregiver for their level of grief and their capacity for resilience.

Millennials Are Latin America's Motor For Resilience

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Shapers saw the opportunity in strife and saw resilience as hope. Using resilience as a motor for innovation, this group of millennials from across the region is the best chance to eradicate the challenges that have stifled the region for generations.

A Global Entrepreneur Launches Business in High School: How an Innovative, Young, Romanian Woman is Opening Doors Worldwide

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.19.2016 | Education
Carol J. Carter

"I mentor an amazing young woman from Gherla, Romania," said George Deriso a serial tech entrepreneur who attended GlobalMindED this June. Amazing, in...

"It's The Right To Live We're After" Bebe Winans On Black Lives Matter, Born For This, And Much More

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

In Bebe's view, this idea that we are each purposed to be here is crucial. In fact, he suggests, "It's important to find the reason why we're here. Sometimes we get lost in the craziness and don't really feel there's a reason for our lives.

To Reach the SDGs, the World Needs a Multi-Generational Alliance

Bill Reese | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

Last year, more than 190 world leaders committed to end extreme poverty, reduce social and economic inequalities, and address the horrors of climate c...

Why Youth Is Not Wasted on the Young in Angola

Zandre Campos | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Zandre Campos

They say that youth is wasted on the young. But that's not true in Angola. Today, young people constitute the majority of the population, about 70%....

The Stressful Chore Of Working In Greece In The Year 2016

Kelly Fanarioti | Posted 06.06.2016 | World
Kelly Fanarioti

Admittedly, Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world but, however, the difficulties that the citizens have to face are many.

Don't Let Political Correctness Blind Us to the Plight of Young Men

Hadley Heath | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Hadley Heath

Pew Research recently reported that, for the first time in the modern era, more young people (age 18 to 34) are living with their parents than any other living arrangement, including living alone or living with a spouse or partner.

12 Things You Should Do in Your 20s

Sophie Hannah Davis | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Sophie Hannah Davis

Your 20s are your selfish years and it's a decade where you immerse yourself in everything around you and the world out there. Ensure you are selfish with your time, look after yourself, pay attention to your mental health and love the people who are important to you.

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? If You're a Kid, Call Ben Zander

Michael Levin | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

Ben Zander is raising a lot more than money. He's raising 127 young people to find out what they are capable of, with an instrument in their hands and with the even more powerful instrument that is their minds.

How to 'Find Yourself' in Your 20s

Najma Khorrami | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Najma Khorrami

There's a lot of pressure at this age to know who you are and what you want to do with your life, but the fact that you are even thinking about it means you're taking a step in the right direction. And always remember, you are not alone.

Community Schools: Much More than Wrap Around Services

Martin J. Blank | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Mary Kingston Roche, Reuben Jacobson and Martin Blank, of the Coalition for Community Schools, all contributed to this article. "Wraparound Services...

Along With a Group of Desperate Greeks on a Saturday Night

Kelly Fanarioti | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Kelly Fanarioti

I noticed that I was surrounded by people who were at their most productive age, and who had no dreams for their future at all, not because they had chosen that, but because some people decided so for them, without them.

Do All Caregivers Matter?

Feylyn Lewis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Feylyn Lewis

Yes, all caregivers matter. Yes, caregivers of every age need support and recognition. The young will one day become old. In our fight to raise the profile of caregivers, let us not forget that specialized attention for some does not diminish the importance of all.

There's Only One Problem, But You're Creating Two

Matt Hearnden | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Hearnden

What unnecessary problems do you create for yourself?

What's Your Civic Life? Why Does It Matter?

Alan D. Solomont | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
Alan D. Solomont

Civic engagement necessarily encompasses a spectrum of activities. It may take the form of direct community service that is informed by the root causes of social inequity. It may include activism, dissent, and protest; political action and campaigns; community organizing; non-profit work; issue advocacy; or public service at all levels of government.

Why You Should Start Your Business in Your 20s

Alexis Shaak | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Alexis Shaak

Starting a business at any age is scary and nerve racking. What if I fail? I can't let that happen! Drop the negativity, and start chasing your dreams, now! For me, I started my business at 22. Here are my top five reasons why I truly believe you should start your business in your 20s.

10 Ways Hillary Clinton Could Reach Out To Young Voters

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Lila Nordstrom

Image via Flickr, NathaniaJohnson **Crossposted at, where Lila co-hosts the Brain Trust Live podcast and blogs regularly about...

What's It Like To Be a Young Journalist in Greece

Kelly Fanarioti | Posted 04.13.2016 | Media
Kelly Fanarioti

Time passed by quickly and before I had realized it, I had finished my studies and it was time for me to enter the job market. When I was still eighteen, I was doing my practice at the offices of a newspaper and at the same time, I started writing articles for different free presses.

6 Things You Should Know About Australasia's First Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress

Emily Drake | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Emily Drake

I spoke at the congress about the innovative ways we can address the needs of adolescents and young adults living with metastatic and/or advanced cancer. Here are six summary items I think you should know about the conference:

An Open Letter to Those 'Life-long' Friends

Taylor Johnson | Posted 04.13.2016 | College
Taylor Johnson

It was 24 people, they were nobodies to me but they quickly became the people I wished I had known my whole life. They were all different. That was the thing. They were so special in a way that none of them understood.

6 Steps on How to be Independent

Evan Kristine | Posted 04.08.2016 | San Francisco
Evan Kristine

6 Steps on How to be Independent So you are finally 18 and of legal age and you start to think, "How can I sustain myself so I can be independent?" T...