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Helping Grieving Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

During the first week or so following the death of someone's child, we are pretty clear about how to help that parent. I am concerned, though, that in our culture, we are at a loss for how to help these parents once the first week or so has passed.

Face In The Mirror (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.16.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

"It's not about making them pretty, it's about touching the inner person and when you touch the inner person, the beauty comes forward." In hospitals...

American Mural Project (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.11.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Fourteen years ago, Ellen Griesedieck began painting American workers on a scale that was larger than life. Her goal was to highlight the people whose...

NBC Orders More 'Whitney'

Posted 12.14.2012 | TV

NBC has ordered three additional episodes of sophomore drama "Whitney," according to Deadline. While the show's second season was initially given ...

Building Rural Libraries Close to Heaven

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

How do you bring the world to a remote Andean village? More than the world, how do you give kids in your birth village access to knowledge beyond the school curriculum and local folklore?

SNUBBED!

Posted 12.13.2012 | TV

As is the case with every awards show, the Golden Globe 2013 nominations were bound to snub some stars and shows. This year, "Mad Men" was left off...

The 15 Almost Best Shows Of 2012

Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.12.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

I shared my Top 10 Shows of 2012 and mentioned that I was pretty optimistic about the state of television, given the strength and variety of shows that were in my Fancy 15, i.e., the next tier down. Without further ado, here they are.

Canopies For Kids (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.11.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Skydiving involves jumping out of a moving plane at over 14,000 ft and there's no-one who can say that doesn't require a certain amount of bravery and...

What the GOP Does Not Understand About the Fiscal Showdown

Arshad Hasan | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

As folks inside the beltway battle over the fiscal showdown, it gave me pause to think what this fight is really all about. And it all boils down to if you believe in community or not.

Project December: Take Back the Holidays

Terra Trevor | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Terra Trevor

This is what I want to claim as a mother, for the time I give to be remembered. That is why I now wrap it, and not objects, and give my time as a gift to my family.

Fearing a Diverse Future

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Paul Stoller

In the wake of Obama's resounding victory, many people in the GOP base refuse to accept the election results. So what happens if the GOP's fear of change persists even in the face of overwhelming evidence that American society is becoming a multilingual and multicultural?

FIRST LOOK: The Season Premiere Of 'Community' (Finally!)

Posted 12.11.2012 | TV

The Greendale gang is heading back to school! In the Season 4 premiere episode of "Community," titled "History 101," Jeff (Joel McHale) has his sig...

Crowdfunding Is Not an F-word

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Equity crowdfunding (or crowdfund investing) is not operational and not legitimate in the United States yet and for those who are growing comfortable with the concept, there are three essential facts to remember.

'Community' Wraps Season 4

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 12.09.2012 | TV

That's a wrap! The cast and crew of "Community" took to Twitter Dec. 7 to share some exciting news -- they have officially finished shooting the hi...

Heart of the Storm (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.05.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

Spending nine days on a 52-foot-long sail boat might seem like an exotic adventure accessible to few children but Heart of the Storm is giving teenage...

It's Not the End, It's the Beginning

Donna Harris | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Donna Harris

This focus on playing second fiddle becomes an enabler to doing less than everything possible to support entrepreneurs locally. Should every city that isn't Silicon Valley simply throw up their hands in defeat?

Rethinking How We Talk About the Bully: Defusing the Arch-Enemy of the Interconnected 21st Century

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The web has exposed humanity's most damaging tendencies to engage in cruelty and dehumanization.

Look Who's Replacing Brendan Fraser In TNT's 'Legends' Pilot

Posted 12.05.2012 | TV

Sean Bean has been cast in TNT's "Legends" pilot, according to Deadline. Brendan Fraser was originally attached to the role, but left the project in O...

Routinizing the Extraordinary

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.

As long as where you live predicts how long and how well you live -- regardless of how hard you work to get ahead -- new approaches must focus on strategies that have proven to build healthier and stronger communities. This is how we can make every community extraordinary.

Why the Time is Right for Housing Plus Services

Robyn Stone | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

The local community -- whether it is a city, town, county or neighborhood -- plays a major role in allowing seniors to remain independent.

Girls At Work (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.03.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

For most young girls, the idea of using a drill press, electric sander, or branding iron is not the first thing that comes to mind when they think of their skills.

The Big 'Community' Cliffhanger

Posted 11.30.2012 | TV

"Community" has a cliffhanger on its hands. According to TVLine, the "Community" Season 4 finale will feature a cliffhanger that will see many of the ...

Stepping Away From the Rat Race to Give Back... for a Year

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Employee volunteer programs are one thing, but what about centering your entire enterprise around service? It might sound like a pipe dream, but San Francisco-based Fuse Corps is making it happen.

It Takes a Community to Heal Sorrow

Nanci Rose | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Nanci Rose

In an instant, I belonged on that truck, in that community, in the diesel fuel with the chickens and workers and school kids and the women on their way to market. Through one mother with a baby, the Nepali people embraced me as one of their own.

An Illusion Of Togetherness

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Nancy Colier

If we want to experience the profundity that being and creating together can offer, we must actually be and create together. Everything else is just an idea.