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.
"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"
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.