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4 Things We Can All Learn From One Of America's Oldest Religious Communities

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

Sunlight pours into the plain, open room through its many windows. Men and women of all ages gather in rows of simple wooden benches all aligned to f...

A Philanthropist With No money

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Karen Ann Kennedy

Start thinking about the one or two things you can do to make your little corner of the world a bit nicer.

Unify, an Emergent Global Culture

Jacob Devaney | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Humans share more in common than we usually realize but religious ideologies, cultural and national identities often cause us to be at odds with eac...

Childish Gambino and the Metamodern Ennui: Why Because the Internet Is the Most Significant Album in Recent Memory

Jesse Damiani | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

The Internet allows us to live increasingly fractured, niche, performed lives -- no matter how consistent, we develop varied personae on social media, dependent upon the form -- but they are still our lives.

Redefining Spirituality, One Church for All

Andreea Nica | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Andreea Nica

As a former lover of Christ and ex-Pentecostalist, I had countless visions and dreams that one day I would be a spiritual leader. While growing up in the charismatic church, it was even prophesied that one day I would become one.

How Gavin Sheppard Is Rallying a City's Creative Community

Herbert Lui | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
Herbert Lui

Consider the change in Mike Tyson's life after meeting his trainer, Cus D'Amato. The difference here is scale, and type of development: Sheppard is equally focused on each youth's personal development as he is in their artistic and professional development.

Should I Give Money to the Homeless?

Nick Holt, MSW, ASW | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Nick Holt, MSW, ASW

Choosing to give or not to give comes down to our own beliefs as well as many momentary factors. Here are the ways I believe you can do the most good.

When Life Gives Your Neighbor Lemons, Ask for Some

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Something my garden constantly reminds me to do is to be generous, which is an admittedly easier thing to do when it offers me more vegetables than I could eat on my own.

Here's Evidence That Coming Together Is A Beautiful Thing

Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

#AOLBUILD Hosts theSkimm's Co-Founders

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Media
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD QUOTE OF THE SESSION "One of our readers said it best, 'I can get behind a business that respects brunch.'" -- theSkimm co...

Learning Los Angeles: Judy Baca, Artist as Activist

Julia Wasson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

From 1974-1975, Baca organized, hired and trained teams of at-risk youth, many of them gang members and part of the justice system, to execute this story at a time when there were no Hispanic members on the City Council or the School Board. Today, Baca and Padilla work non-stop.

Fighting Climate Change With Sensible City Planning

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Here in the US, we're going to be growing, and growing a lot: How we manage that growth will affect everything from how healthy our economy will be to how nourished and happy we will be as people to, yes, how healthy the future of our planet is.

Los Angeles: After the American Dream

Patricia Echeverria | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Patricia Echeverria

It's time to re-write our dreams: to revisit our personal and collective narratives. The hope for upward mobility is dead, at least amongst our youth....

Uniting 'Round the Mountain

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

The importance of each individual is certainly something that we are all aware of. We saw at the outset of the book of Numbers that God loves each individual and views our very existence as an opportunity to demonstrate that love.

'Community' Star Laments 'Arsenio Hall Show' Cancellation

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy

In response to Friday's news that CBS had pulled the plug on "The Arsenio Hall Show" after one season, former "Community" star Yvette Nicole Brown too...

CrossFit Bashers, Can You Be More Constructive?

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

For all of the CF bashers out there, I am not bashing you, but asking you not to put something down that offers a solution for many people to get off their butts, and instead, help me encourage people to take responsibility for their own health, more educated, mindful and smart.

In US Cities Where Walking Is Safer, It's Also More Popular

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

So, are these cities safer because more people are walking and drivers are more used to paying attention? Or is it because they have relatively safe and convenient pedestrian environments that encourage more walking? Probably a little of both.

An Update from Nourish Interns in Guatemala

Nourish International | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

The past week, we have been busy traveling and experiencing more of the culture here in Pana and in the towns around the lake.

Healing Ageism in the LGBT Community

Jesse Brune | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Brune

They've been there, they've done that and they've survived to tell us about it. So why aren't we listening?

#SixSeasonsAndAMovie May Happen After All

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.29.2014 | TV

Class is back in session! "Community" was canceled earlier this month, but now Sony Pictures and Hulu are reportedly in talks to bring the cult com...

Don't Call Them Dropouts: Call Them Leaders-in-Waiting

Dorothy Stoneman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Dorothy Stoneman

Since YouthBuild was authorized as a federal program in 1992, community-based YouthBuild programs in over 270 urban and rural communities in America have welcomed and embraced more than 130,000 young people.

Climate = Opportunity

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Steven Crandell

Some people see climate change as civilization self-destructing. They're wrong. It's the opportunity of the century. Courtesy: NASA Here's why...

Financial Parasites Are Still With Us, But Hopefully Not for Long

John Harrington | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
John Harrington

Almost four years ago, I wrote about a new non-profit check cashing and payday lender that opened in the Fruitvale area of Oakland, California in the ...

What Chicago Means to Me

Leslie Bluhm | Posted 07.26.2014 | Chicago
Leslie Bluhm

To this day, every time I see a news story about Englewood, Austin or Pilsen, I have context because I have been there and I have worked side-by-side with people in those communities. I have met teachers there and I have made friends there. This matters -- to me and to the future of our city.

The Power to Change the World

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I just left a manicure salon owned and operated by a team of Vietnamese women. About 35 work there at any one time and I watched them interacting thr...