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90 Is the New Dead

James Napoli | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

We live in a wondrous age of age-defying wonder. If you've made it to 30, hey, it's pretty much the new 20. Then comes that other big milestone, 40. Have no fear; it's the new 30.

You Never Forget Your High School Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger "Love each other dearly always. There is scarcely anything else in the world but that: to love o...

Millennials Can Help Develop Your Organization's Purpose

Dan Pontefract | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Millennials are not the perfect generation, for no generation is or ever will be. But what they are doing infinitely better than GenX and the Baby Boomers is pushing society to actually put purpose on par with profit.

We Can't Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

Paul J. Luna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Paul J. Luna

Across the country, American public schools are experiencing a major demographic shift. Latino students are our fastest growing student population. Simply put, if Latino students in this country don't succeed, then we as a country won't succeed.

We Cannot Destroy ISIS, So We Should Build Ourselves

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
Dr. Michael Laitman

The crux of the matter is that today's youngsters have neither identity nor belonging. This is what all of us, all over the Western world, should focus on, because the problem is not endemic to the UK but manifests globally. The heart of the Western world's problems is social alienation.

Growing Seeds for a Multicultural, Multiracial Teaching Force for Our Rainbow Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan put it, "I am increasingly worried that our teachers, our administrators don't reflect the great diversity of our nation's students, and that is a real problem."

Notes From a Dive Bar XI

Alan Black | Posted 06.18.2015 | Fifty
Alan Black

Here's a resume. Male, 25-years old, friendly and popular with customers, knowledgeable in the arts of mixology, enthusiastic, responsible, and an asset for your business.

How America Is Failing Its Youth

Citylab | Richard Florida & Aarian Marshall | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business

A substantial share of America’s youth remains economically disconnected, even as the economy continues to recover. More than one in eight—13.8 percent—of young Americans ages 16 to 24 are neither working nor in school.

Cyber Citizenship Heads to Texas Public Middle Schools

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
Lauren Galley

I remember sending my first text and opening my first MySpace account. I was 13 years old. Even though the smart phone was not in existence, my world of communication was forever changed.

Youth Day in South Africa: Doubling Down On the Future

Elizabeth Gould | Posted 06.17.2015 | World
Elizabeth Gould

Here's something beautiful about South Africa: the country took a day commemorating an apartheid-era massacre (the Soweto Uprising of 1976) and turned it into a day honoring the future: the country's youth.

The Youth Vote and Local Media

Richard Fowler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

Truth: Millennials don't vote in off-year elections. Conversely, in momentous elections -- like in 2008 -- get-out-the-vote campaigns aimed at youth voters are extremely effective. Which leads me to one question: how do we get my generation to turn out in local and off-year elections?

Can Pride and Self-Doubt Happily Bang Each Other?

Alex Madda | Posted 06.17.2015 | Comedy
Alex Madda

As I sit typing this possibly craptastic piece of writing, listening to "These Hoes Ain't Loyal" by the acclaimed Chris Brown and Lil' Wayne, I am brought to the first side of this puzzle: are cynics in the right?

A Message to The Black and Latino Youth

César Vargas | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
César Vargas

To the inner city Black and Latino Youth who feel alone, abandoned by their loved ones, by school administrators, and their communities: You are not alone. You matter.

CorpsAfrica in Morocco and Beyond

Maïa Venturini | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Maïa Venturini

When I first met CorpsAfrica founder Liz Fanning in Casablanca last fall, CorpsAfrica struck me as an effective model to invest in Moroccan youth capacity-building through development volunteer service.

Family Matters: DreamMakers, Unapologetically Investing in the Underserved

Michele Hunt | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News
Michele Hunt

I believe we can change the world. My passion is seeking out and shining a light on people, businesses, organizations and communities that are doing just that. I call these people DreamMakers. Family Matters of Greater Washington led by their visionary President and CEO, Tonya Jackson Smallwood are DreamMakers.

Yazidi Youth Protests Through His Art

Raza Rumi | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Raza Rumi

Recently, I came across a young Ezdi, Nasser H. Kassow from Shingal (Sinjar) who is a student of English at a University in Zakho. Kassow had tweeted some of his impressionistic paintings on the state of Yazidis. As we engaged on social media, I interviewed him via Skype to know a little more about his work.

How Current Debates in Higher Education Terrorize Our Most Ambitious College Students

Joseph Urgo | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Joseph Urgo

If education is linked to the survival of civilization then funding for it is a matter of national defense, defending the very perpetuation of our civilization.

Young & Entrepreneurial: Ivy League Dropouts and Glints Founders Are Building the Linkedin for Youth

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Glints, a career discovery platform, has gotten a lot of buzz in the last few months because of its three young and entrepreneurial founders Oswald Yeo, Ying Cong Seah and Looi Qin En.

A Wrinkle in Time

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Youth Unemployment: A National Crisis

Richard Fowler | Posted 06.12.2015 | College
Richard Fowler

It is becoming increasingly difficult for young people to find jobs, and those who do manage to find them are often working part time when they need full time paychecks.

Tweak, Tweak

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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96-Year-Old Tao Porchon-Lynch Is 'On Fire' on America's Got Talent

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Dancing to Pitbull's "Fireball," 96-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and ballroom dance teacher Vard Margaryan wowed the "America's Got Talent" judges and audience on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

What Keeps Us Going When Things Get Tough?

Christy Macy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Christy Macy

As South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains it: "You can't be human all by yourself." According to Ubuntu, our humanity -- our ability to make a difference -- is realized through our generosity toward others.

Engineering a Young Athlete's Destiny -- Redshirting

Jen Cohen | Posted 06.11.2015 | Sports
Jen Cohen

No one can predict with any degree of certainty the physical attributes of an athlete. Lineage can provide a glimpse of certain characteristics like height and body structure, of course. But there are more important factors to focus on in the development of a young athlete.

Just Older

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.06.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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