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Dan Harmon Talks "Harmontown" and Dungeons & Dragons at SXSW

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

At the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW 2014, "Community" creator Dan Harmon and filmmaker Neil Berkeley discuss the documentary "Harmontown" with Shi...

On Making Harmontown

Neil Berkeley | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Neil Berkeley

We may occasionally be heroes and sometimes villains but mostly we're just people ... Truth is we're mostly extras.

Letter to My Generation: 6 Reasons Why You (Just) Might Want to Reconsider Joining a Synagogue

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

If you make time each week to slow down, stop and reflect on the joys and challenges of the past six days, you live at a different, more modulated pace.

Social Entrepreneurship: A Shift in the Traditional Business Mindset

Heather Hummel | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
Heather Hummel

A new corporate structure, the social enterprise, was born. This entity, which can be structured either as a for-profit or non-profit, considers the impact of its decisions on communities, the environment and employee welfare.

What to Do in Conflict

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Most of the time, we don't want tension. When conflict is used intentionally and faced directly, the result is deeper partnerships or friendships or more of the love we all crave.

Remember the We

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Mike Del Ponte

We spend a lot of time monitoring our own success and comparing ourselves to others. We're constantly proving ourselves to be the best entrepreneurs, philanthropists, lawyers or doctors, and yet climbing to the top can be a lonely journey.

Opportunity for All Demands All of Us

Martin J. Blank | Posted 03.06.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Contributors: Kwesi Rollins, Director, Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership and Reuben Jacobson, Senior Research Associate ...

Why Urban History Matters

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Going forward, let's not discount the influence of history's recurring themes in how we redevelop the urban realm.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Keeping the Commons Common

Beverly Bell | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell March 4, 2014 Today, as on every Mardi Gras Day, New Orleans is in the midst of full-on mayhem. Depending on when on Fat Tuesday you ...

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

The Healthy Reflection of Our Friends

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Friends exert a "social contagion effect" and I think LGBT people need that effect to counter the negative impact of stigma and discrimination on our health. If friendship has the clout to heal us, there is huge power in our community.

Confessions of a Brown Gentrifier

Courtney McKinney | Posted 02.27.2014 | New York
Courtney McKinney

I am a brown person. I am biracial (African-American and white), but others often see me as Latina. I currently live in an area of Harlem where the dominant language is Spanish. On the outside I blend in more than I ever have in my entire life. But I know I don't belong.

We Are the Environment

Nikki Silvestri | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Nikki Silvestri

We don't just need to fight against all the things that are broken--carbon pollution, fossil fuels, poverty, and waste. We also need to mend things. We need to build a world that really works; one that we feel good about passing along to our kids and grandkids.

Today's Buddha Doodle: Gift!

Molly Hahn | Posted 02.26.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Joining the Conversation

Pamela Barnes | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

I have just returned from a week-long trip to Ethiopia, where I traveled with a group of incredible women to learn more about the reproductive health ...

Activists Seek to Impeach Philly's First Black D.A.

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Seth Williams, who was hired by the citizens of Philadelphia to prosecute the guilty as well as protect the innocent in his role as District Attorney, is not very popular these days; in fact some of his bosses, the taxpayers, are calling for his job.

Monique Ruffin: My Third Metric Life

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Women
Monique Ruffin

My son's smile is brighter than sunshine, and when he flashes it I sometimes feel like I've hit the lottery.

Chicago: A Test of Comcast Merger Promises

Barbara Popovic | Posted 02.24.2014 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

The Chicago Committee on Finance will begin consideration of the 10-year renewal of Comcast's cable franchise in Chicago at its March 4, 2014 meeting ...

How to Silence Critics and Cultivate Fans

Lili Balfour | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

If you are doing anything worthwhile, you will have critics. Learn to discern between those providing valuable feedback on your product or service and those who simply have too much time on their hands and a sour attitude.

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

Heart Bombs 2014: Five Events that Showed Historic Places the Love

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Julia Rocchi Heart bombing the Sattler Theatre in Buffalo Heart bombing: an idea born of love, affection, and untold amounts of con...

It Actually Does Take a Village in Special Needs

Dan Levitz | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Dan Levitz

To be at a birthday party for a really amazing little boy that my daughter is just crazy about and not to have to explain to anyone why she's holding her hands over her ears while she bops to the music is just heaven.

Walking the Tightrope of Life

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

We all struggle to make proper use of our time and abilities. We want to be as successful, as helpful and as accomplished as possible. But we simply cannot do everything. For us to make proper choices, we much root ourselves in positive values and establish clear, rooted guidelines that govern our choices and actions.

Why We Work

Sonal Mehta | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

This is why we work, not for big projects or abstract achievements but for the difference we can make in people's lives. Simply put, our organization, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, strengthens community action on AIDS in India.

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Invention still pulls modern life forward into the fast-arriving future. But invention has existed long enough to be joined by reinvention.