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Sharing the Stories of LGBT Youth: Chris, 16, From Lawrenceville, New Jersey (PHOTO)

Diana Scholl | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Diana Scholl


A 20-Something's Reactions: Why I'm Mongolia-Bound

Diana Lee | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Diana Lee

I am excited for this summer because it will truly be nothing like I have ever encountered before. Our ambitious and overeager itinerary trawls across Germany, Poland, the Baltic countries, Russia, Central Asia, and finally, Mongolia.

What's Your Forty-Pound Cabbage?

Concetta Bencivenga | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Concetta Bencivenga

"At the age of nine, I did not have a true understanding of the complexities of the issue of hunger. What I did understand was that there were individuals and families in my community who did not have enough to eat. I have a backyard where I could and do grow fresh vegetables"

Rediscovering Fun in the Park Can Help Improve America's Health

Joe Elton | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Joe Elton

We have to start encouraging people to visit their favorite parks to find fun ways to get active. And it doesn't have to be complicated -- you can start planning a summer full of park visits now!

Greatest Love of All: Royal Young's Fame Shark

Jaime Lubin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Books
Jaime Lubin

There's something undeniably timeless about Royal Young. Perhaps it's the author's piercing blue eyes, already filled with worldly wisdom at 28 or maybe it's the actual wisdom that comes from living as a celebrity-seeking "hustler."

For College Grads, Friendly Advice and Tender Warnings

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.15.2013 | College
Andrew Lam

I entered college with one particular set of blueprints and left it with a totally different sense of direction, one that for the first time in my life was something of my own choosing. I didn't do it while being a student. I did it afterward.

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

Be Prepared!

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Happiness does not come from being rich, nor merely being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. Nature study will show you how full of be...

Should Your Birthplace Determine Your Future?

Lwando Nteya | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Lwando Nteya

I probably should have ended up in a gang, selling drugs, or bound within the endless cycles of poverty that have enveloped the lives of so many in my community. Statistically, my birthplace was meant to determine my future. But it didn't. And, I believe, it shouldn't.

For Teens, Is Any Job A Good Job?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams Eight bucks an hour plus tips. Drake Elliot says it’s not so bad to be a pizza delivery driver. Especially since the job co...

Should Millennials Be On Your Non-Profit Board?

Greg Vermeulen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Greg Vermeulen

Representing a broad set of perspectives on your board is important. This includes people of varied backgrounds and experience. We often talk about ethnic or gender diversity on boards but having people of who come from different generations is key.

World Bank Employing Youth Engagement Strategies

Ravi Kumar | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

Students in a technical education program supported by the World Bank in Antioquia, Colombia. Last week I spoke at YouthTalks, the annual flagship ...

Public, private funds revive 1940s-era recreation center in New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.09.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 10, 2013 issue.) Last week, New Orleans reopened the John P. Lyons Memorial Center ...

America's Perspective on Aging in a Youth-Obsessed Culture | Posted 08.06.2013 | Style

A recent infographic produced by CouponCabin puts America's perception of aging and corrective procedures into the spotlight. It conveys how women are more youth-obsessed than men and also shows the most popular and least expensive plastic surgery procedures.

Forever Young: A Path to Successful Aging

Donna M. Butts | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

The man who wrote "Forever Young" recently turned 72. From our perspective, it appears Dylan was being remarkably prescient. More than 30 years after he wrote his famous song, a landmark MacArthur Foundation study found that successful aging depends on three key behaviors or characteristics.

Early Learning Is Everyone's Business

Martin J. Blank | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Martin J. Blank

As I travel across the country to talk with school and community leaders about the importance of community schools, part of the conversation is always...

Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Tahmina Akhter Sadia started working in a Bangladesh garment factory at just 11 years of age. She didn't want to go to work the morning of April 24, 2...

She's Too Tired to Push -- That's Why We Must

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

I know our agenda is demand-driven. More than 200 million women in the developing world want access to contraception that they cannot get.

College Students: The GOP Is Coming for Us (Again)

Tori Taylor | Posted 07.31.2013 | College
Tori Taylor

Even though they claim an elephant never forgets, the GOP clearly doesn't remember what a bad idea it was last year when they tried to raise student loan rates to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. They're trying to raise our loan rates yet again.

Review: Moga Pro Game Controller for Android

Turnstyle | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology

by Kent Foster The Moga Pro game controller for Android devices aims to take mobile gaming to the next level, and with the exception of some minor...

The Role Of Apprenticeship Programs In The MENA Region

Curt Rhodes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Curt Rhodes

The past 10 years in Jordan thousands of disadvantaged youth have been assisted to obtain basic education credentials to access accredited vocational training and improved employment opportunities.

A Dimming Light For Middle Eastern Youth

Curt Rhodes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Curt Rhodes

How will young people find their way back to pools of light that beckon them towards a future?

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

Spotlight on Hidden Immigrant Struggles

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Originally published by The Progressive. Last Monday evening, in a small dark theater space on Manhattan's Lower East Side, a group of young peopl...

So It Ain't Perfect, But the BSA Stood With the Angels on Thursday

Michael Lindenberger | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Lindenberger

BSA's has decided to alter its long-standing position about gays in Scouting. Yesterday was a momentous day. Here are some of the thoughts that this gay former scout had: