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Let's Create a Bully-Free Nation 2014

Brad Jamison | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

As you are likely aware, every month of the year is designated to bring awareness to a disease, social issue or cause. And, October is no different - in fact, this month is dedicated to numerous issues, including breast cancer and bullying.

Four Ideas to Help Colleges Become Relevant Again

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

May I remind you of our current reality within the field of education? Students, parents and employers are all asking if our current liberal arts path is the right one for the 21st century. Does it need updating to become relevant again?

Hiding in Plain Sight: Disaggregating Data to Address the Racial Divide in Education

Ben Hecht | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

Changing complex education systems is no easy feat. It requires patience, humility, and a willingness to honestly and openly acknowledge "what is" in order to work towards "what could be."

"With Liberty and Justice and High Speed Internet Access for All"

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

I have seen schools throughout the country where the excitement of learning is palpable and students utilize technology and internet access as an integral component in their daily learning.

Life After College?!

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

You're a college student struggling to create your future, a future embraced with meaning, success, fun and fulfillment -- been there, done that, and ...

Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Sean Slade

When we hear the phrase "risk taking," we often think of harm or danger. However, the act of growing, developing, and discovering yourself necessarily involves risk.

'The Girl Who Lived' Is Pakistan

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 10.14.2014 | World
Marium Chaudhry

After Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize, international papers and websites observed a strange phenomenon in Pakistan: Some people were not happy that Malala had won the Nobel. But they do not represent Pakistan.

Attitudes Alone Can't Buy Houses -- But We Can Hope

Dean Graziosi | Posted 10.14.2014 | Money
Dean Graziosi

Being confident and wanting to buy is nice, but there still has to be a down payment, affordable mortgage payments, and a sustainable job to pay them.

The HOUR of Inspiration

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

There are few instances in life when you see true inspiration in action, when it's standing in front of you, revealed right before your eyes. More t...

Mindful Mantras for Teachers

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Sarah Rudell Beach

A simple way for teachers to bring mindfulness to the act of teaching is to recite a mantra -- a short phrase that helps us on those days when our classroom feels more like Lord of the Flies than Dead Poets Society.

Where Millennials Went Wrong and How They're Paying the Price

Michael Price | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Michael Price

You can blame the economy as much as you want, but it's only a scapegoat. Like previous generations, Millennials expected that a job would be waiting for them after college, and not just any job, but a high paying job. They were wrong, and the recession was only partially to blame.

The Five Percent Rule

Peter Greene | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Ninety-five percent of everything is unimportant baloney, crap that we humans use to torture ourselves and each other. Neckties. Eye shadow. Funny hats. Hair length. Only five percent of what we deal with is true and important and lasting.

Top 7 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Start a Business at a Community College

Joe Kapp | Posted 10.15.2014 | Small Business
Joe Kapp

Community colleges, unlike traditional four-year institutions, have a long history of collaborating with businesses and workforce development in local communities. As a result, most community colleges already have significant experience working with businesses and can really help accelerate a new business' growth.

Malala Yousafzai & Classroom Attendance

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.13.2014 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Will students as individuals and we as a country have to be threatened with our education being taken from us to understand the value of learning for the sake of learning?

The United States Is Number 1 -- But in What?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim?

Ganging Up Against Gender Violence!

Vivian Onano | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Vivian Onano

Young girls are always denied the opportunity to enjoy their childhood as a result of certain traditions that have deep roots in our communities. Every year about three million African girls suffer female genital mutilation (FGM) around the globe.

How Is a Girl's Worth Actually Determined?

Susan Liang | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Susan Liang

The possibilities of shaping one's character are limitless and only bound by the borders we set for ourselves -- so why is it that girls are marginalized, discriminated against, and still not valued the same as boys?

America's Crusade Against Its Public School Children

Frank Breslin | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
Frank Breslin

A specter is haunting America - the privatization of its public schools, and Big Money has entered into an unholy alliance to aid and abet it. Multi-billionaire philanthropists and others are making common cause to hasten the destruction of public schools.

Women in Business: Cynthia Kersey, CEO of The Unstoppable Foundation

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Cynthia is also an inspiring speaker, entrepreneur, national columnist and contributing editor to Success Magazine, and was a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show when Oprah launched the Angel Network.

Start Small. But Start Now. Stand Up for Children.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Global movements start with one action.

International Day of the Girl: Afghanistan Through the Eyes of the Girl.

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

In this crucial period of political transition and troop withdrawal at the end of the year, it is imperative that young Afghan girls are empowered with the skills, knowledge and courage to stand up to violence perpetrated against them.

The 5 Most Important Things Malala Has Done In 2014

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact

Malala Yousafzai won a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for her "struggle against the suppression of children" and her commitment to children's rights arou...

Congratulations Malala, a Voice for Us All

Johann Koss | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Johann Koss

At 17-years-old, Malala is the youngest Nobel laureate in history. Even more astounding, two years ago this week she was in a hospital fighting for her life after being shot by the Taliban.

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

For Children of War, We Must Provide Education

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Damascus was a beautiful city full of generous people who seemed charmed by my attempts at Arabic and eager to show me their city and country. Then came the Iraq war. I had to leave in March 2003 and I never made it back.