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Rick Springfield: The Journey Is Never Over

Howard Kerbel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Howard Kerbel

For It's About The Words & Conversations, Rick talks passionately about his lifetime spiritual exploration and how two books have served as lifelong r...

Empire of the Air

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.28.2014 | Technology
Michael Rosenblum

I have been having a lot of fun with my Oculus Rifts. They let you mess around in a 3D virtual world.

How to Have an Impact in Today's World

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Everybody at some point in their lives has asked themselves how to make things happen. Those things may range from making the basketball squad, gettin...

What's the Best Way to Give Back?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Paul Mashegoane

Today giving is a matter of status, a way to run away from excessive tax, to look good in public, and yes, a few genuine motives to make a positive im...

The Way It Was, the One Percent, and What's Changed?

Dan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dan Agin

In the year 1890 we had no TV and radio, nothing but newspapers, and the newspapers noted that year that more than half of America's vast wealth was owned by only 1 percent of the population. Sound familiar?

Mentoring for the 21st Century

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 04.02.2013 | Education
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Perhaps no other field of human endeavor serves as directly and forcefully as a "flight school" for the human spirit as teaching and learning.

Charitable Giving: A Great American Tradition

Grant Calder | Posted 02.21.2013 | Impact
Grant Calder

Though Americans remain the world's undisputed champions of consumption, the holiday season also highlights our commitment to giving back.

A Gospel of Wealth

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.12.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

I could have done the "pretend not to see you" thing. Taking that option is part of life these days, especially in Chicago. She'd been standing in the middle of the intersection, trying to get money so that -- if she was to be believed -- she and her daughter could get dinner at the McDonald's on the corner.

Our Democracy Is Only as Strong as Our Press

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 02.06.2013 | Media
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Many have despaired over the perceived decline of journalism. But I see many reasons for hope. In our new digital environment, what endures is the need for excellence, knowledge and integrity from a free press who helps people become good citizens.

What Is More Virtuous? Paying Taxes or Giving Charity?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Are American citizens really expected to feel guilty about not paying enough tax? When we see such incredible government waste, should we be eager to fork over more money to see it so much of it squandered?

The Nation that Always Perseveres

Brooks Henne | Posted 08.06.2012 | Teen
Brooks Henne

Americans have had to face tumultuous times throughout the history of their country. But Americans have overcome each of these struggles, despite how difficult they may have been.

Buffett On Philanthropy: 'It'd Be Madness Not To Do It'

Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact

A group of billionaires met to talk about money -- not earning it, but how to best give it away. Thirty-five billionaires who have handed over a m...

Christopher Mathias

Seamen's Church Institute Hosts First Titanic Memorial Service

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.13.2012 | New York

What was likely the first memorial for those killed in the Titanic tragedy was not meant to be a memorial at all. On April 16, 1912, after nearly ...

Flipping America's Switch

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Americans, both the "99%" and the "1%," need to focus first on what's going right with our country and then develop plans that embrace our shared values and common hopes and dreams.

Sacrilege: Wall Street Worship

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Americans have been worshiping a bull. Too many citizens, and particularly politicians, prostrate themselves to Wall Street's bronze idol.

Chimpanzees Prefer Fair Play To Reaping An Unjust Reward

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Michael Johnson

Fairness is the basis of the social contract. As citizens we expect that when we contribute our fair share we should receive our just reward. When s...

Daniel Henninger: Bring Back the Robber Barons

wsj.com | DANIEL HENNINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the goal is job growth, we need to admit one fact: Political entrepreneurs create fewer jobs than do market entrepreneurs. We need new mass markets...

What Did Charles Darwin Really Believe?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

The world is not black and white, and neither are our so-called historical heroes. Children should be taught what these historical figures really believed and the ramifications of their beliefs.