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Four Ways Mindfulness Can Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur

Dr. Elise Bialylew | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Elise Bialylew

As meditation became part of my regular mental fitness regime, it re-directed my life and catapulted me into becoming an accidental entrepreneur, which is a little ironic.

Harnessing Government Technology for Good

Ben Hecht | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

It's no surprise that technology has changed how people interact and redefined our notion of community. What you may not know is the extent to which g...

Maximizing the Efficacy of Short Term Medical Missions

John M. Zervos | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
John M. Zervos

Establishing local partnerships and obtaining proper governmental approvals are central to improved impact.

Disability Doesn't Need Your Pity

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Although it is assumed a misfortune to have a disability to handle within your life, there really should be no shame or pity in having one. Those of us with disabilities are proven to have superior skills to adapting to our environments.

Nonprofits, Leave Your Charity at the Door

Nell Edgington | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Nell Edgington

I hate the word 'charity.' Don't get me wrong, I'm not big on semantics. But 'charity' is more than a word; it's a destructive mindset that keeps the work of social change sidelined and impoverished.

An Appeal to Reason for All the Militant Atheists Out There

Stephen West | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Stephen West

The difference between them is how they perceive those results; religious people see them as a reward bestowed upon them by a supernatural God -- a colorful sticker on their report card, while atheists see them as the natural byproducts of living ethically.

If You Could Help End Extreme Poverty, Would You? We Can. Let's Take it On.

Ravi Kumar | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

Talent is everywhere, but opportunities are not. That's the conventional belief. Today, after listening to some amazing young people speak about t...

Towards 100 Percent Impact: Do You PYMWYMIC?

Liz Wilson | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Liz Wilson

How can you align your intentions with actions? This was one of the key questions that the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth (and Meaning) Is Community (PYMWYMIC) discussed at their annual Impact Days from 7-9th April in Amsterdam.

Setbacks: Turning the Negative Into a Positive

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

What truly matters is how you choose to handle these setbacks. By focusing on positivity and recognizing that those who you trust the most may disappoint you at some point, you may move on and learn from these life lessons.

Dancing With the Enemy

Diane Nabatoff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Diane Nabatoff

"May I have this dance... please?" This question has been posed countless times by Pierre Dulaine, ballroom dancer and four-time world champion. Few ...

Do You Want to Be a World Changer?

Maria Portas | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

Everyone seems to think that for change to occur, it has to be something outside of us that needs to happen. That only someone greater than yourself can really make a huge difference in the world.

The Disenfranchised Changemakers

Zak Malamed | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Zak Malamed

The most disrespectful thing you can say to young people is, "you are the leaders of tomorrow." This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy where young people are stigmatized to believe that there is a minimum age for being capable of changing the world.

Leadership Involves Poetry As Well As Plumbing

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

The headlines scream about leadership failure after failure around the globe every day -- at the world's biggest companies, in government agencies, non-profits, academia and at startups.

Awareness of Parkinson's Disease

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.06.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. It is also a time for awareness of other causes and diseases. I am constantly aware of Parkinson's, however, since I was diagnosed with its symptoms three years ago, when I was 67.

Uniting Disability. Let's Create Change

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

We as humans have the technology, and the ability. Apparently not the desire. We could be transforming sick , injured, and disabled people into healthy, happy, accommodated, valuable, and contributing members of society.

Inspiring Others to Lead Through My Immigrant Journey

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Michele Nealon-Woods

What are the skills women immigrants need to be successful in the U.S. and the connected, global economy of the 21st century?

April Is Autism Awareness Month -- Light It Up Blue!

Lisa Masters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

Autism Awareness month is here again. Puzzle pieces will be scattered everywhere to remind us of an unknown future for those whose world is somewhat different than most, and on April 2, the world will turn a lighter shade of blue.

Give Them a Power Greeting

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Naphtali Hoff

You're walking down the street. Your eyes are looking forward and you notice a person coming your way. You prepare to say "good morning," "hello," or something similar, only to have the other person drop their eyes to avoid contact.

Leaving the Next Generation an Empty Bag: The Big Mop-Up

Bill Couzens | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If cancer is preventable (meaning its prevalence can be reduced by making lifestyle and/or environment changes, excluding hereditary cancers), then how and why are we still struggling to reverse the increasing incidences of cancer?

3 Old School Lessons for New School Entrepreneurs

Mark Newberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Mark Newberg

My goal is to help them merge their desire to do good through business with the reality that they'll need to be good at business. Once I realized that stories stick, I started keeping track of the stories that stuck best.

Community Comes From Difference, Not Just Commonality

Bob Deutsch | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

Sameness can elicit the beginning of an approach to other people. Difference gets you to something more authentic and intimate and wider.

This Year For Lent, I Decided to Give Up My Feelings

J Mase III | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
J Mase III

Privilege is a powerful drug. It lets us ignore the harm we cause to others by our indifference, and wants to multiply with our desire to self-preserve.

A Rising Tide to Lift All Boats: Alex's Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Rising Tide Capital is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization that helps aspiring but financially limited entrepreneurs to start and grow successful businesses.

Pain and Suffering and Joy and Resilience in Haiti

Nancy Farese | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Farese

I find myself in the evening light at La Piste, an old airfield, very near Surpiste, "the runway", which I had known from the 2010 post-earthquake days as the site of one of the largest displacement camps.

What's Wrong With Women's History Month?

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

The reality is that women's contributions to our nation's history are not limited to one month in a year, and so learning about them should not be limited either.