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Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

Over the last three years, we've made significant strides in our fight against tobacco, and our efforts are paying off. But today's report is an important reminder to our nation that we have a lot more work to do to make tobacco death and disease part of our past.

Sen. Rubio: 1 Down...2.1 Million to Go

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 05.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

We've seen hypocritical politicians, but Marco Rubio, the anti-immigrant son of immigrants takes the cake.

There Is No Left Left

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

American liberalism is dead. Long live American liberalism -- the proper kind.

Not Just a Fluke, Rush's Remarks Sting

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 05.05.2012 | Media
Marjorie Gilberg

I am proud that Break the Cycle had the opportunity to work with Sandra. As often seems to be the case, we have learned much more from Ms. Fluke than we could ever teach her.

Scott Walker Asks For Help

Patch.com | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

After moving into a new facility in the Grandview Business Park this past January, Racine Metal-Fab is adding 25 jobs to its work force there. Gov...

The Systematic "Whorification" of the Young African Woman

Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Brigitte Sesu Tilley-Gyado

I care about this notion that a young woman is primarily a passive, dependent object. And I will stand up and be counted as a full, complete and powerful individual.

Piercing The Romantic Illusion

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

If romantic ecstasy is what it appears to be, why does it, in almost every case, turn out to be transient, impermanent and ephemeral?

Empowering Students With Art and Media

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.01.2012 | Education
Jacob Devaney

What happens when you encourage kids to change the world and then give them the tools to do it?

Joining Lady Gaga's New Foundation To Build A Kinder World

Connie Yowell | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Connie Yowell

A virtual army 19 million strong on Twitter and 48 million strong on Facebook, Lady Gaga's supporters are primed and excited, and through her new Foundation, they can get the help they need to make a real-world difference for themselves and their communities.

What A Nonprofit In One Of The Poorest Countries Can Teach Us About Job Creation

Susan Davis | Posted 04.29.2012 | Impact
Susan Davis

How do we address the looming problem of youth unemployment in the developing world? The question was top of mind Monday at the United Nations Economi...

A Minute With... David Jones

David D. Burstein | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
David D. Burstein

I first met David Jones at the One Young World summit in Zurich where I saw these principles in action. I recently spoke with him about Who Cares Wins and his overall argument that holds that in the 21st century, businesses need to "do good" and "do well" in order to survive and thrive.

How I Came Back to Gustav Mahler

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.22.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Gustavo Dudamel, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have been performing all the Mahler symphonies. I heard the Symphony No. 5 at Disney Hall.

Gary Carter: Loss of a Baseball Legend Rekindles Lessons From Youth

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 04.19.2012 | Sports
Brian Levin, J.D.

What better image for all the young fans like me at Shea back then, on the cusp of their adulthood, to carry into middle age for their children: that despite setbacks, sometimes nice guys with heart and perseverance do actually finish first.

This Just Isn't 'Sexy' Anymore

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

President Obama has made it a top priority to bring manufacturing jobs back home to the United States. But if he succeeds, he might have a tough time ...

Artists Envision Immigration Justice

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
Michelle Chen

Among the recent protest actions that have flared up across the country in defense of immigrants' rights, some of the most inspiring statements have come from artists with a vision for justice.

The New Choice for Young People: Live on the Streets or Take to the Streets?

Thom Hartmann | Posted 04.10.2012 | College
Thom Hartmann

This is quickly becoming a lost generation of Americans -- which might explain why there's an Occupy Wall Street movement out there.

The Phoenix Generation: The Rise of Those Who Will Change the World

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

The world we live in now is changing rapidly. The normal state of affairs is not the static and stationary that we sometimes view our lives to be, but of flux and flow.

Five Tips for a Safer Internet Day 2012

Christopher Burgess | Posted 04.08.2012 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

Lose one, and the criminals will find a way to exploit them all. Easy way to remember that was given to me many years ago: Passwords are like toothbrushes; you don't share them and you change them regularly.

Announcing The Corps Network 2012 Corpsmembers of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Levi Novey

Unquestionably, all 30,000 of these young men and women who serve have fascinating stories to tell. We ask our members to nominate individuals for the Corpsmember of the Year award.

Fostering Our Future: Foster Youth Advocate for Better Lives

Ryann Blackshere | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Ryann Blackshere

Current and former foster youth will converge on the Capitol building in Sacramento, CA, to advocate for their rights, an example of a broadening foster youth-led political movement laying roots across the nation.

The New Movers and Shapers: How a Millennial Generation Came of Age

Christine Horansky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Christine Horansky

Since we have been given a lot of lemons to start with, we have become determined instead to shape the world into the place we want it to be. Could this spirit make us the next great generation?

Five School Programs Feeding America's Children

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
Danielle Nierenberg

Beyond the traditional lessons on reading, writing, and math, schools across America are now teaching their students about another crucially important subject that will build the foundation for the rest of their lives: nutrition.

Teen Impact: Finalist #14

Adora Svitak | Posted 03.22.2012 | Impact
Adora Svitak

It's too easy for audiences to pass me off as "exceptional," "a prodigy," "gifted." The point of my work is to make it clear that all youth can make "big miracles" happen. We need a movement.

Brand Tebow: An Evolving Threat For Muslim Youth?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

One friend called me, frantic. He believed that Tebow's evolution into this charismatic evangelical Quarterback posed a threat for Muslim Americans like his teenage son.

America Does Not Happen By Accident

Ming Holden | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Ming Holden

Simply put, America needs not to abandon foreign aid because if it did so, it would forfeit leadership.