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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.

A Virtual Choir 2,000 Voices Strong And The Harmonious Connection

Hessie Jones | Posted 01.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Hessie Jones

One thread that unites individuals across this ether; one thread that bonds individuals despite the fact they've never really connected or known about each other. Sometimes, you don't need more than one thread to truly care about someone.

Chevy Chase Is Leaving 'Community'

Posted 01.21.2013 | TV

After all that, Chevy Chase is leaving "Community," Sony TV has confirmed. Chase's departure from the show's fourth season is effective immediately...

What Thanksgiving Tells Us About America, Community, Loneliness And God

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

No human being is capable of living an atomized life. We live by community; otherwise, we live badly, or not at all. But now the puzzle: Americans seem to be choosing to condemn themselves to the hell of loneliness. But what does this have to do with religion? Quite a bit, actually

The Art of Angels

Robert Maynord | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Robert Maynord

The Offering of Angels is now touring four museums in the United States. Currently the exhibit is at the Chazen Museum in Madison, Wisconsin, and next it will travel to the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia.

Supporting Local Businesses Strengthens Our Communities

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

We can't sit idle waiting for the economy to improve. Over the last few years, we've witnessed time and time again the positive impact that results from partnerships between businesses and nonprofits.

Get Smart! Cultivate Interdependence!

Michael Roth | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Michael Roth

The goal of inquiry isn't Truth with a capital "T;" it is more inquiry. The goal of liberal learning is more learning. We hold onto our "plasticity" by holding onto our ability to be affected by others -- to learn from experience in context.

NBC President Takes A Dig At NBC Cult Comedies

Posted 11.14.2012 | TV

It's no secret that NBC's comedies haven't exactly been winners in the ratings lately. And if NBC president Jennifer Salke's comments are any indi...

Life, Death, and Taxes: How Language Impacts Reinvention and Motivation

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Russell C. Smith

You can't have death without life, and you can't pay taxes unless you're a part of something bigger than yourself.

The Happy Factory (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 01.12.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

An organization that started as one Utah couple making hand-carved wooden toys in their garage for their grandchildren has now grown to make and provide toy cars to over one million children across the globe.

Why Creativity Still Matters On TV

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.09.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Entertainment companies should try harder to understand that they won't augment their bottom lines in the long term if they don't embrace the things that make each creator distinctive.

10 Things Every Family Should Know About Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Aging with dignity and independence is the ability to live life to its fullest in the place you call home, regardless of age, illness or disability.

Breathing And Blessings After The Storm

Alison Laichter | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Alison Laichter

Sometimes it takes a storm to be reminded that we're all in this together, we're all responsible to and for each other, and we're all reenacting the work of creation.

Permission to Speak

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

We often give lip service to the idea of "it takes a village" but in reality, we so rarely do come together to support each other.

To Fire Island With Love

Jane L. Rosen | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Jane L. Rosen

Often when I watch other people on television who live in areas severely affected by storms I wonder why they live there. And I know that people watching my island on the news may now be thinking the same thing.

Volunteers Risk Empty Gas Tanks to Deliver Supplies from Williamsburg to the Rockaways

Jessica Saba | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Jessica Saba

Gather supplies, fill the car, hand donations directly to the people who need them and provide hope with your kindness and compassion. Speak to people -- ask their needs and gather contact information, and spread the word.

Parents Can't Do It Alone: Everyone Is Responsible for Children's Health

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Policy makers, the public health community and food and media companies have a responsibility to take action to help parents raise healthy children.

Hurricane on Home

Felice Shapiro | Posted 01.05.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Worrying from afar wasn't working for me. The wrath of Sandy, frightening as it was, didn't lessen my desire to be there. I wanted to be with my "people" from my hometown and experience Sandy with them.

Black Women Deserve More Respect

Chris Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

There is nothing more beautiful on this earth than a Black woman. Since the beginning of time, Black women have been the envy of the planet. From Qu...

Beyond the Battle: How Do We Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.05.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, we're all in this together. Values can be our guide.

5 Ways To Feel More Fulfilled Today

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

It is interesting how a time of apparent scarcity brings about awareness. We may feel the strain of the power outages and the lack of convenience in our lives, but in being disconnected from our daily routines, we are actually more connected than ever before.

Why My Wedding Is Not About Me

blogs.forward.com | Posted 11.02.2012 | Weddings

The number one lesson I’ve learned from planning my wedding is: This is not my wedding. Sure, I get to wear the ivory gown and the invitations have ...

WATCH: Joel McHale Jokes About NBC's Treatment Of 'Community'

Posted 11.02.2012 | TV

"Community" hasn't been shown much love by NBC recently -- what with the firing of creator Dan Harmon and the comedy's delayed premiere date -- so it'...

The Awakening of Sandy: Will Power Truly Be Restored?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

In truth, we cannot control the weather. This is fate. However, we can control whether and how we respond to these moments. This is destiny.

Establish A Tradition of Giving

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.01.2013 | Impact
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

My three children are beginning to understand the importance of supporting organizations which give back to the community.