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Changing the World

Why Changing The World Is A Two-Step Process

Fast Company | Marcia Conner | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Despite a strong standard of living, a rising creative class, and an economy gaining strength, many of us feel worn-down, tired, frustrated, and wildl...

Advice For Those Who Want To Change The World

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

The world needs changing in all sorts of urgent ways: the great question is how to do it. The most popular and appealing answer has long been that one...

Change the Conversation, Change the World

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

"Have real conversations about the world you both want," I repeated. "Effective conversations aren't about blaming and posturing. What kind of world does Mr. Politician really want? You'll only know by asking and truly listening, by having those real conversations."

To the Young: Heed JFK and Use Politics for Change

Caryl Rivers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

A door swung open for us. He said that public service was an honorable profession, that politics was not just a game for hacks and cronies, but a way to change the world. America suddenly became an exciting place in which to be young.

The New Non-Profit

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

Adapting and applying market based strategies for the non-profit sector would allow non-profits to potentially generate enough income to stabilize their core administrative needs. This would allow them to utilize revenue.

The Key to Solving Absolutely Everything...

Dan Duffy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dan Duffy

His book Shake the World (now available in paperback from Penguin Books), is about people who decided to use their voices and ideas to change and enhance the lives of countless people all over the earth.

The Generation That Gives Back

Dina Khayal | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Dina Khayal

Now not only do we have the ambitions, power, and mission necessary to change the world but we also have a social good platform to help navigate the world.

Theodor Geisel Was Right

Tom Gerdy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

The next time you think about giving up trying to make a difference, I ask you to go to the words of Theodor Geisel, quoted as saying, "Sometimes, the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple."

3 Myths About Changing the World

Wendy Kopp | Posted 07.19.2013 | College
Wendy Kopp

When I started Teach For America, I wasn't trying to come up with an idea that would change the world. I was trying to solve a problem much closer to home: I was a senior in college and I had no idea what I was going to do with my life! I'm sure that doesn't sound at all familiar.

The Dangers of Being Tamed

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

We ask ourselves, "What will I do next?" when one stage of life transitions into the next. In music, a transition is a sudden, unprepared modulation -- which is a change of key.

Moms Change the World: Wendy Silvers

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

I'm convinced that empowered, knowing, self-embodied mothers can move mountains. It doesn't matter what type of work these moms do. What matters is that they do it from their hearts and souls, knowing they can create change. Wendy Silvers is one of these mothers.

Forming My Team

Dakota Meyer | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

I truly believe the majority of people see the problems in America. We see what is hurting us, and I also truly believe most of us as Americans want to change it. So as you're reading and nodding your head in agreement with me, join me in taking action.

Be the Change You Wish To See in the World

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 04.06.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

We're told from a young age that it's important to know how much our opinions matter. But when we try to speak up about our own education, we're constantly shot down.

The Power of One

Ashley M. Williams | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Ashley M. Williams

As human beings, we each have the power to make a difference in the world through ever action we take and through every word that we speak.

Don't Set Out to Change the World -- Just Do the Next Right Thing

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

The girls played in the yard, but their restlessness and whining was gone. I could tell they felt satisfied -- the way you do when you've done something for someone other than yourself -- and they were made more content by the sunshine and crisp, cold air.

The Generation Empowered to Change the World

Dina Khayal | Posted 03.18.2013 | College
Dina Khayal

What does it take to change the world? Some might say inspiration, an idea, a global movement, or a vision. I will argue that all is takes is one empowered individual to truly make a difference.

Bright Lights In A Dark Moment: Ann Curry's #26Acts Of Kindness

Anjali Sareen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Anjali Sareen

For a nation still in mourning over a horrific tragedy, journalist Ann Curry offers a glimmer hope: a challenge to do #26acts of kindness in tribute to the 26 innocent victims of Sandy Hook.

The 10 Majors That Change The World

Posted 11.19.2012 | College

Think you want to change the world? You might want to change your major. Payscale, a salary website, recently compiled a list of the majors where...

Debbie Gibson Saves Children Via Twitter

HooplaHa | Posted 01.16.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

How many lives can you change in 140 characters? Debbie Gibson, a proud supporter of Children International, did just that, with one tweet.

A Palace of Trash and the World It's Changing

Auren Kaplan | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

2012-04-18-imagepull.jpgOn its face, the idea sounds wonderful: get trash out of the oceans, and use it to make building blocks for homes that can then be built in the poorest of communities.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 12.09.2011 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

The words described how Jobs lived his life. He didn't live to fit into the system. He lived to create what he thought was possible.

A Long Overdue 'Thank You' to Youth Service America

Grace Li | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Grace Li

Passion is what lets 15-year-olds walk up to a podium and speak of inspiration, hope, possibilities of changing the world and starting a revolution.

When Should You Be A Full-Time Volunteer?

Dev Aujla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dev Aujla

I interviewed hundreds of people searching for that ideal job and distilled down three critical questions to consider before you decide to work for free.

Change Yourself, Change the World

Birju Pandya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Birju Pandya

What if real change came not from attacking a global problem directly, but by focusing first on changing ourselves internally?

The Cardinal Sins - and the Cardinal Virtue - of Our Time

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ervin Laszlo

Informed activism is the cardinal virtue in these critical times. It's our best hope for taking control of our destiny: for creating a world we can live in, and can leave in good conscience to our children.