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Freaking Out in Our 40s, by the Last Unbotoxed Woman on Earth

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 02.05.2016 | Comedy
Shira Hirschman Weiss

I also realize it is not only skin deep. We are reading all sorts of ludicrous books on feminism that we may never have picked up 15 years ago (for me, it's Fear of Flying.. I'm not knocking Ms. Jong, but I would not have appreciated it in my 30s). We are determining our identities and one step further and more subconsciously, our legacies.

Africa Is Not A Hopeless Continent

Sibusiso Sgwane | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Sibusiso Sgwane

The beautiful and resource rich continent of Africa has for many years been portrayed by Western media as hopeless, futureless, poverty-stricken, corr...

Millennials Paving The Way: Advice To My Younger Self

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

I recently reached out to some of the most influential and inspiring people in my life for smart and practical advice they would give to their younger selves. These role models are proof that even in times of change, the glass ceiling can be crushed.

Recovery High Schools: It's Time to Invest in Our Youth

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Brooke M. Feldman

Rather than wait for juvenile justice system involvement or a tragic, preventable early death, the time is now to expand community-based resources that can support young people in their recovery journeys.

There Is Only One Issue Worth Voting on in 2016

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Lila Nordstrom

Here's a bold declaration: Despite the rancor accompanying this year's races and last year's congressional session, there is only one issue worth voting on. It's a deceptively simple issue too; massively important, but, oddly, still one a vast majority of Americans agree on.

Inspiring Connections and Conversations: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Connecting people through conversations and resources serves as the catalyst to social change. The Pollination Project gives $1000 seed grants to grantees making a difference in the way that we talk about and address social matters, as well as how we allocate resources to the communities that need them most.

Why Us Millennials Feel the Bern (aka We Need Hope)

Sam Dale | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Sam Dale

ernie Sanders is offering something new and different: real change. He's proffering up action on climate change, less war, a justice system overhaul, universal healthcare, and a chance for genuine economic opportunity.

The Bernie Sanders effect

Wade Norris | Posted 02.01.2016 | Denver
Wade Norris

I have been active in the Democratic party here in Colorado since 2000. Here in Jefferson County frankly, the majority of the loyal Democratic activis...

9 Million Kids in Isolation. In America.

David B. Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
David B. Shapiro

When Charlie Bean met Malik Avery, he was a high school dropout. Charlie is a dropout recruiter in St. Louis who connects with kids to get them back i...

Jailing Kids? We Can Do Better

ACLU of Washington | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
ACLU of Washington

On any given day, more than 60,000 children are locked up in our nation's juvenile facilities. Whether it's an urban jail or a rural boot camp, the results are the same.

Tennis, Anyone?

Susie Wolbe | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

How many people spent a part of the holiday break training for their next athletic encounter? If you answered in the affirmative, then you are eithe...

Opening Address at European Youth Parliament: NON SIBI SED OMNIBUS

Sarah Jameel | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Sarah Jameel

Distinguished guests, organizers, and fellow delegates of the European Youth Parliament. My Dear Fellow Humans -- good morning.

My Forever Seventeenth Summer

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 01.28.2016 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

Just because we are a certain age, in a certain place in time and living so far away from where we once were, our minds, our hearts and our spirits are not any different from who we were in our seventeenth year.

Life After Davos: An Open Letter to the Global Shapers and World Economic Forum Communities

ReGeneration | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
ReGeneration

ReGen, the initiative I had promised myself and the Global Shapers community on behalf of the Athens Hub upon leaving Davos, is now a reality. Through ReGen, we've waged our very own modern day Battle of Thermopylae. A best-practice that against all odds delivers measurable, on-going, and resilient impact exemplifying the Forum's values.

[Y] FACTOR, a Continued Questioning of What Young People Can Do

Enika Bushi | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Enika Bushi

Young successful start-uppers together with experts on innovation coming from local and regional authorities came together at the 3rd edition of [Y] FACTOR. The conference, hosted and organized by the young professionals at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels, aimed to discover synergies on strengthening the 'smart' and innovative components within European cities.

Why Yesterday Was A Huge Day For Youth Justice

Lisa Pilnik | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Lisa Pilnik

This week's developments are just part of a larger wave of reform in how communities and the justice system view and treat young people, and a growing recognition that some of our past practices and policies were ineffective.

Interview with Nationally Acclaimed Youth Motivator, Comedian and Keynote Speaker Michael Pritchard

Mark C. Miller | Posted 01.26.2016 | Good News
Mark C. Miller

Youth Motivator/Comedian Michael Pritchard Photo courtesy of Michael Pritchard Michael Pritchard began his career on both the comedy stage and as ...

Muhammad Yunus on How to Change the World: Do the Reverse

Ashoka | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Ashoka

"The best advice I have for parents is to give your child space. Treat her like a full person right from the beginning."

Transforming Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We celebrate grantees who demonstrate the spirit needed for community engagement, capacity building, and social change from the environment to the elderly, from endangered animals to social enterprise --they exemplify the change we need and hope to see in the world.

Want True Equality? Make Everyone Powerful

William Drayton | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
William Drayton

How many schools, education reformers, and parents know that they are failing unless their young people are practicing being changemakers?

May the Force Be With You As a Seasoned Woman at Work

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The double standard for men and women continues in the workplace. The recent media debate about whether Carrie Fisher is aging well or not in the blockbuster, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie, is an example of women facing scrutiny about looks and appearance in the workplace that does not equally apply to men.

Myths of Sports Specialization

Scott Sailor | Posted 01.14.2016 | Sports
Scott Sailor

While it's easy to recognize all the positive benefits of sports participation, it's important to ensure balance. Athletes who specialize in a certain sport very early miss out on the benefits of cross training and rest, which are critical to ensuring young athletes reach important goals.

SOTU: We the People Includes All Generations

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.14.2016 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

Co-authored with Jaia Peterson Lent, Generations United's Deputy Executive Director This week President Obama's message was clear: "We the People....

This New Platform Will Amplify Voices Affected by Global Youth Unemployment

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
The GroundTruth Project

A few years ago in Copenhagen, a young woman challenged a gathering of United Nations climate delegates by asking, "How old will you be in 2050?" It was a simple, but powerful, shot across the bow for the "adults" in the room -- most of whom will not be around to see the impact of their policy plans. Such poignant moments are, unfortunately, too rare.

How To Convince Your Parents To Say Yes To Tech In 10 Easy Steps

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 01.12.2016 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

Know this: It's a process. It's an expense. It's a responsibility -- for you and your parents.