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With Fighting, There Will Be Too Much Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

"If peace comes, we will go home," she says, wiping sweat from her brow. "We will rebuild our tukuls [homes] and send our children to school. If [peace does not come] we will stay here, because we have nowhere to go."

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

It's Not a Competition of Suffering

Nuri Kino | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Nuri Kino

Abu-Adil, my source within IS, sees all of us as unfaithful. The man at the dinner party. My friends in Stockholm. The journalist in Turkey. To him we are all infidel pigs, and we shall either convert, pay religious taxes, die och flee.

3 Million and Counting

Gregory Beals | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Gregory Beals

With Syria's war well into its third year, another depressing marker has been crossed - now more than 3 million men, women and children live as refu...

We Have a Parenting Crisis Going On

Angela Keck | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

We need to teach them how to handle their emotions, how to cope with being well and truly angry or upset and how to communicate and express themselves in a healthy way

The Cure for Ebola Is Accountability

Blair Glencorse | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

There is a tragic irony in leaders from across Africa discussing the progress of their countries with President Obama in Washington, D.C., last week even as the Ebola virus is brutally exposing the lack of capacity, antiquated health systems, and absence of governance in one corner of the continent.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Paul Benjamin | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Paul Benjamin

IS, Islamic State formerly known as ISIS/ISIL, has been ethnically cleansing the indigenous roots of Iraq which belong to the Assyrians. As a resul...

67 Years of Independence: Pakistan's Past and Present

Mariam Khan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Mariam Khan

Despite the perpetual obstacles that Pakistan encounters, the citizens of the nation find a way to stand back up. Only if tolerance is practiced by the public, and education becomes common, will the public be able to make Pakistan prosper and make it rank amongst the list of successful states of the world.

Mindfully Go With the Flow in Chaos and Crisis

Brent Hogarth | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brent Hogarth

It is paramount that we only focus our efforts on creating flow within our own minds because there is no way we can maintain structure in our external environment. Maintaining a mindful and non-judging awareness of ourselves may be the highest form on intelligence.

The Immigration Crisis: Just Another Byproduct of the Drug War

Neill Franklin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Neill Franklin

Until we alter our drug strategy, we can expect more murder and mayhem south of our border -- and greater numbers of immigrants fleeing north for safety.

Obama, UN, EU, Please, We Need a Safe Haven

Nuri Kino | Posted 08.08.2014 | World
Nuri Kino

If the members of the Security Council of UN do not address the crisis facing non-Muslims in Iraq and Syria and put a stop to ethno-religious cleansing and the destruction of the invaluable cultural heritage of its victims, the organization will have lost its credibility and had its authority undermined once and for all.

The High Stakes Facing Our Veterans

Jeff Hensley | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Jeff Hensley

In a single year, we lose more veterans to suicide than the total number of combat fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Male veterans under the age of 30 are three times more likely to kill themselves than their civilian counterparts.

Changing Course Midstream? Not in Rapids!

Hans Hickler | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

A colleague of mine was telling me about his boss, the CEO, who was in the midst of leading a major acquisition. Several key members of his team have been disappointed in the how the CEOs is handling certain priorities during this time:

Applying our Pro-Life Convictions to the Border Crisis

Daniel Darling | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Daniel Darling

As someone who has devoted much of my life to defending the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the family, I'm concerned about the rhetoric often employed when talking about these children who have recently crossed our borders.

GOP Will Find a Way to Blame President Obama on Ukraine Jet Downing

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The downing of a MH17 apparently by Russian backed separatists in the Ukraine did something that few thought could happen. It has gotten GOP leaders momentarily to agree with President Obama when he pointed the finger squarely at Russia for the horrific attack. But don't expect the GOP's hand hold with Obama to last.

Border Backlog Crisis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In all the fulminating going on about the children in the current border "crisis," there is one problem I have yet to hear addressed, by either side in the debate. Mostly, I suspect, because it would cost a lot of money to fix.

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

Ask the Mutant: 9 Steps to Keeping Your Sense of Humor in a Disaster

Eva Moon | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Moon

It's not a funny bone -- it's a funny muscle. Exercise it! Finding humor in everyday life might seem hard at first, but it gets easier and more automatic with practice.

It's the Landing That Counts: Finding Peace, Happiness and Prosperity When Your Life Falls Apart

Margot M. Micallef, Q.C. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Margot M. Micallef, Q.C.

I can remember how devastated I was. My life had been completely changed in one single moment... There was no place to hide. I was a high-level execu...

BP and the Cost of Reputational Debt

Harlan Loeb | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Harlan Loeb

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected BP's attempt to halt payments to affected businesses while the oil giant appeals its 2010 Gulf of Mexico di...

Who Pastors the Pastor in Times of Crisis?

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

Advocacy is not about self-preservation, but rather self-appreciation, which allows you to value others, embrace their vulnerability, and provide a positive force toward our interdependence.

Living With Physical Paralysis Without Letting It Emotionally Paralyze You

Cathy Lanyard | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Cathy Lanyard

Asha and Jeff are friends of my daughter's, who asked me to help because I am the professional fundraiser in our family. But what if someone has no personal connection to a fundraiser?

Strong Leadership Begins With Your Mindset

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your mindset isn't just a bunch of touchy-feely psychology and relationship stuff. It also has a big effect on your company's bottom line, setting the stage of its performance, productivity, and, ultimately, its profitability.

Elections in Ukraine

Elena Ulansky | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

We predict that Russia will continue to recognize the separatist cities and do everything in its power to make it difficult for the Ukraine to be an active participate in the European Union by raising gas prices.

WATCH: Calming Money Stress

Brad Yates | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

We often let ourselves get bent all out of whack over money. Stressing out may seem like the appropriate response... but c'mon -- it never helps us p...