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Mike Myers Visits Occupy Wall Street

Andrew Shapter | Posted 12.12.2011 | Celebrity
Andrew Shapter

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Aftermath Images Surface as Wildfires Still Burn

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Andrew Shapter

It's day four in what is already being call the worst fire in Texas history.

Images and Video of Texas Wildfire Devastation

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Andrew Shapter

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10 Free Must-See's at SXSW 2011

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

While there were more cool things at SXSW than I can even think to count, some things stand out more than others. Here are my 10 must-see's at the the 25th Anniversary SXSW Fest.

The Most Interesting Photographers on Flickr (Vol. 1)

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Andrew Shapter

Today, anyone with a digital camera can call themselves a photographer. How does a new generation of truly talented photographers break away from the crowd and rise to the top?

Need Inspiration to Give? Read Stories, Not Statistics

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Andrew Shapter

The holidays are about sharing, but we need to remember that when we donate to charity, we're giving to people not data.

Roots Fans Send a Message to the Grammys (VIDEO)

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

The following post is an open letter to members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. I'm not a musician, music expert, or member ...

Why The Roots Might Have the Best Album Of 2010

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

With the exception of some truly stellar standouts, popular hip hop has become pretty homogenized over the past decade. But don't give up. Give me The Roots "How I Got Over."

Stay-At-Home Dad Never Fails To Offend Everyone (WATCH)

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andrew Shapter

Stay-at-home dads are becoming more and more common in the Great Recession and this guy gives them a bad name.

How To Become A Pop Star

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Shapter

Is today's music just another product of an information-overloaded society where anybody who can tweet, post, text and email at the same time thinks that they are multitasking?

99 Definitions Of Happiness

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Shapter

Since the definition of "happiness" is so general, I decided to ask 100 different people how the would define the word. Here's what I found:

Glenn Beck And Jon Stewart To Debate For Charity?

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Shapter

This is an open invitation for Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart to come together on a neutral stage to debate about the future of America and it's politics. It could prove to be the most exciting ideological battles we've seen in years.

WATCH Homeless Man Living on 'I Am Here' Billboard Raises Enough Money to Find a Home

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrew Shapter

I'm happy to report that there is a great ending to the story of Danny Silver, a homeless man, and his disabled wife. Austin residents responded and, within a few days, enough donations came in to allow the Silvers to find a home.

Despite Economy, Not-Only-For-Profit Business Is Thriving

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Shapter

Despite hard times, "not-only-for-profit" companies swim against the current by giving back some of what they earn. But these aren't the corporate donations orchestrated by a clever PR department looking to bolster the company image. Wall Street, are you listening?

Colorado Citizens Finding Happiness Through Giving

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Shapter

Americans spend great amounts of our time, money and energy chasing happiness. The biggest problem is, for many people, we're not even sure what it is.

WATCH : Damn Good Short Films You Should See

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

Thanks to the digital format's rise as an acceptable industry format, it's possible that the next Quentin Tarantino may be posting a new film right now. A few cool online short films you should see.

The Fall and Rise of Independent Film

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

Although not for the faint of heart, and decidedly less glamorous than red carpets and posh hotel suites, this "Road Warrior," one-town-at-a-time model has proven effective by tapping into the millions of movie lovers.

An Interview with a REAL Santa

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrew Shapter

Posing with Santa Claus at Christmas is one of those great American traditions that we hold dear. It's a magical time when kids are encouraged to dream as big as they can.

The Tao Of Mister Rogers

Andrew Shapter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Shapter

Fred Rogers was not only a television mentor, he was also a minister, a Navy Seal, an accomplished musician, songwriter and a teacher who earned more than 40 honorary degrees.

"Happiness Is" Film Says Giving Is The Way To Contentment

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2006, documentary filmmaker Andrew Shapter was on a tour promoting his first film, "Before the Music Dies" when someone asked him what he planned t...