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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.

Education, Energy, and Engagement - Celebrating Youth

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have long known the potential power of youth.This year, International Youth Day focuses on civic engagement and ways that youth can take part in civil society, to shape their future.

On International Youth Day, Let's Listen to Youth

Ritu Sharma | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

The dark eyes of a young African man met mine the other day for a fleeting moment. Not in person. He was on the news.

5 Valuable Things I've Learned As a Young Professional

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

Historically, I've tried my best to remain positive and appreciate the process. I do my best to stay focused on the fact that all things in my life, both positive and negative, present themselves for a reason.

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,...