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What Does 'Be the Change' Mean Today?

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

If a genie with a magic lamp granted you one request, one wish for something important to change in the world, what change would you ask for?

Applying Your Emotional Intelligence? I Hope So!

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

What makes it extra difficult to apply your emotional intelligence is you have never formally been taught. In High School, you took plenty of history courses but probably none in mood management.

Let's Girlcott Chile: Buy Products To Help Their Economy

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Maybe there's another way to help a country in trouble: not just sending donations (don't stop giving!) Maybe we should be helping their economy rebound by buying things from Chile.

Is Theater More Relevant Than Ever?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

We want to learn and share our thoughts and feelings with others. When I discovered a theatre company that wants plays to be more than mere diversions for a docile audience, I whooped with joy.

Mother Nature's Parenting Advice

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

I can't think of a better expert on parenting than Mother Nature--she's been doing it for a long time and she's raised all sorts of kids. Here are some of the tips she would give you.

Who Are The Unsung Heroes Of New York?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York is filled with an untold number of unsung heroes who volunteer their days to help those in need, and in these difficult times their deeds can...

Citizen Confidence -- are Americans Having "Honeymoon Blues?"

Kari Henley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kari Henley

It took a lot after Bush to get our hopes up and get hitched in the first place. I am not sure this newlywed bliss is ready for the partisan beating, delays and the frustrations.

Funky To Fabulous: Volunteering For Virgins -- A First-Timers Guide To Giving

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Do you have a pal that pooh-poohs the concept of volunteering? Here are some reasons to discover the luscious experience of serving your fellow human...

Selfless Service: It's Time For Some Karma Yoga

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

President Barack Obama is a natural karma yogi, as was Martin Luther King Jr. When your activity is for the benefit of others, and your intention and ...

Benefactor Gives Struggling Americans A Taste Of Inauguration

AP | GILLIAN GAYNAIR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Emily Miller made a beeline for a rack of gowns, grabbing a fuschia dress and a stole for an inaugural ball Tuesday. Combing throug...

The Obamas And Bidens Give Back On National Day Of Service (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

President-elect Obama has asked Americans to join himself, Michelle, and the Bidens in devoting themselves to service today in honor of Martin Luther ...

Points Of Light Volunteer Of The Day: Hyundai Diversity Action Group

pointsoflight.org | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Hyundai Diversity Action Team is a group of nearly one hundred Hyundai Team Members that donate their time, energy and money to efforts in the Mon...

Looking To Volunteer? Find A Service Event Near You!

USA Service | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Communities and non-profits across the country are gearing up for what will undoubtedly be a record number of volunteers on this upcoming Martin Luthe...

What Kind Of Role Model Are You?

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

A dear friend of mine died this past week from pancreatic cancer. Juan was only 57 years old, and unlike either Patrick Swayze or Steve Jobs, he did ...

Save A Girl, Save The World

Awearness | David Alm | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I happened upon this site by chance and was, frankly, moved by its simple message: save the world by helping a single girl. The Girl Effect began with...

Education: The Difference Between Hope And Despair

John King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John King

I am convinced that schools can be the difference between hope and despair because of the impact public education had on my life. I grew up in East F...

Attention Shoppers: Santa's Still Looking for Louie

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The turkey's finally digested and another online shopping season is in high gear, so with your indulgence here's my plug for New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund merchandise.

Giving: It's The New Getting

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The Dalai Lama was giving teachings in Dharamsala, India. It was crowded and cold and very uncomfortable sitting on mats on the concrete floor. Deb wa...

How To Change the World Through Your Workplace (Part 2)

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

On Monday, I spoke at the Social Entrepreneurship Summit held at the MaRS Centre in Toronto. Although, as the name suggests, people came to learn abou...

Driving Change From Inside Your Workplace (Yes, You Can!)

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

The response to last week's post made me realize it's time to write about New Radical Innovators (New Radicals are people like you and me who've found...

Female Firefighters: Burning Down Barriers

DivineCaroline | Amanda Coggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Fire Captain Michele Richards sits across from me in an office at the firehouse on the grounds of NASA Ames Research Center, just an hour down the 101...

Old Hippie Becomes New Radical

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Don Stannard-Friel didn't have to go far to create a New Radical role for himself. Don is a professor of sociology and anthropology at Notre Dame de N...

When Lipstick Is Neither Red Nor Blue, But American

DivineCaroline.com | The White House Project | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The year 2008 will go down in the history books as a rollercoaster of an election season, one that has highlighted at times both the strong spirit of ...

New Ways To Give Without Worrying Your Wallet

DivineCaroline.com | Bill Browne | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With the price of gas, food, and other amenities on the rise we all have been cutting back on the things we normally spend on. Unfortunately one thing...

New Orleans: Why I Stay

DivineCaroline.com | Amy Dalton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

At some point in my early adult life I realized a few things about life. I found out that I can overcome hardship if I don't let it get the best of me...