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The Incredible Growth of TED

John M. Eger | Posted 12.14.2013 | Technology
John M. Eger

We all know TED, the conference bringing together people from the world of Technology, Entertainment, and Design to share "Ideas Worth Spreading." Per...

Why Music? -- A Tribute to Andy Mackie

Carla Moreno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Carla Moreno

I fell in love with an intoxicating laughter, a mesmerizing gaze and a gentle soul. As soon as he said, 'Hello, you must be the lady from Seattle...' I immediately realized that I was in the presence of perhaps the most amazing person on the planet.

Helping TJ Find His Voice

National Center for Arts & Technology | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
National Center for Arts & Technology

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe design studio is a sight to behold: Lightweight sculptures hang from 20-foot ceilings, the metallic arms of silk-screening equipment gleam.

Video: Could This Be the Secret Weapon Against Climate Change Deniers?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Climate change deniers should be concerned about the growing generational divide we're seeing nationwide. Young people don't question the evidence - they overwhelmingly accept the science of climate change and are concerned for how it will affect their lives.

Why Young People Are Ready To Fight Climate Change

Ravi Kumar | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Ravi Kumar

In March 2011, when I got out of the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, I was excited. It was my first trip home since I had left Nepal in 2007 to pursue ...

The Children Of Morumbi: Dancing for Survival

Carla Moreno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Carla Moreno

Flávio grew restless as he regularly witnessed children hanging out in the streets, swimming in polluted lakes, and begging for their next meal. He knew that was no life for a child. Believing in the power of music, he offered free music lessons to the kids in the neighborhood.

Memories of Yesterday, or Hopes for Tomorrow?

George Logothetis | Posted 12.09.2013 | World
George Logothetis

At the core of human motivation is the idea that tomorrow can be better than today. People will fight oppressors, combat unending peril, unite through unparalleled adversity, all in the hope that tomorrow can be better than today.

A New Generation's Voice

Adam Braun | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Adam Braun

We have all been so inspired by the incredible strength and courage of Malala, and I am confident that her voice will help impact many more children around the world. At only 16, she is an incredible example of how a generation empowered will empower the world.

Restoring Our Faith in Leadership

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

To paraphrase Einstein, you can't solve a problem using the same type of thinking that created it. When you consider this bit of wisdom alongside the scale of the problems we're facing around the world, it's clear that our current model of leadership sorely needs a refresh. Everywhere we look, we see leaders with high IQs making terrible decisions -- government shutdown, anyone? -- burned out and unable to tap into their own wisdom. That's why I'm here in Johannesburg to join a conversation among a group of 1,300 young leaders from all over the world who are every day solving problems in their communities. Being with them restores my faith in leadership. Together, we'll be highlighting examples from around the world of what is working when it comes to young people creating their own employment opportunities and extending opportunities to others.

Youths -- Don't Talk About Them, Talk With Them

Jessie Fox | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Jessie Fox

Youths all over the world can drive economic and social progress; they can also threaten regional stability and security. That's the tension at the heart of the Office of Global Youth Issues.

Top 5 Best Experiences From the Best Interns on Earth

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 12.02.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

1. Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time 2. Camping in the city of Chicago 3. Getting kissed by a wolf 4. Watching the sunset in Seq...

In a Tough Economy, Corps Provide Crucial Work Experience for Young Adults

The Corps Network | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
The Corps Network

By Hannah Traverse, The Corps Network After dropping out of high school his junior year, Luis Gaeta of Fresno, California quickly realized that t...

Want Social Change? Make Politics Part of the Equation

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

When planning our work, political context is often relegated to the column of uncontrollable variables. Our communities need smart, honest and principled politicians, but are millennials up for the challenge?

Germany's Third Generation East

John Feffer | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
John Feffer

Common sense suggests that young Germans are looking exclusively at the future, and the country has moved on from the debates over reunification and the fate of East Germany. But common sense is wrong.

"The Time Is Now": An Interview With UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi

ZP Heller | Posted 12.01.2013 | World
ZP Heller

The #2030NOW Twitter hashtag of this year's Social Good Summit, held in New York during the UN General Assembly week, was meant to be a rallying cry f...

Entrepreneurship for All -- A New Approach to Youth Development

Bill Reese | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Bill Reese

Over the past few years, it has become clear that the private sector simply cannot create enough jobs to keep pace with the vast numbers of young people entering into the job market every year.

52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

1. Life is good. Not always, but mostly. And when it is not so good, be assured it will get better.

Our Stories Still Matter

Jay Brown | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Brown

Our stories can give tomorrow's graduating senior or homecoming queen a sense of not being so alone. They can erase the assumptions that exist in the absence of knowledge. And while they can sometimes be difficult to tell, they can be powerful truths. Exceptionally powerful truths.

The Rise of the New Book

Jeff Klima | Posted 11.27.2013 | Books
Jeff Klima

So desperate and hungry were people for accessible fiction that "speaks their language," they turned a bastardized Twilight f**kfest fan-fiction turnip into a pop culture phenomenon. Imagine how well something as sexy as a contemporary Tropic of Cancer or Lolita would do in this day and age?

Part II, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Of the 35 business plans to be displayed on that evening, six of them come to us from the west coast programs in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco. In fact, NFTE Los Angeles has bred three of the past seven winners!

Listen Up! Why World Leaders Must Take Seriously Young People's Views on What Should Follow the Millennium Development Goals

Angela Thigidi | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Angela Thigidi

What do I want to tell world leaders in New York? I want to tell them children and young people not only deserve an opportunity - but have the right - to be involved in the decisions that affect us.

Parents Weekend, Aging and What Matters Most

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.26.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I know that I'm not alone. I know that this is a gorgeous part of the aging process for all of us lucky enough to experience it. We get to whittle everything down to what matters most.

An Alzheimer's Patient's Gift To My Children

Sarah Smiley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

While my husband was on a yearlong deployment, I arranged for our three boys to have dinner with a different person in the community each week. But the dinner that changed our lives, the one we will never forget, wasn't planned, and it included an elderly couple whose names the larger world would never know.

And Then the Summer Ended...

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

There were the in-between moments, too, the turning points, the long hours posted up at the airport during delays, the lesson learned that it's more about the journey than the destination. Backpacking in Sequoia really brought that point home.

Service Eruption

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

What: a service trip coordinate by the Sierra Club. These 16 people signed up to camp, help eradicate invasive, non-native plants from the park, and explore the area with each other. A tenacious bunch.