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Dear Aleena: 3 Things to Think About When Giving Back

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

Happy 1st birthday. When you were born a year ago, I shared with you 5 lessons your mother and I learned about philanthropy while building Jolkona. We hope as you get older, you will prioritize helping others.

Poop-Eating Worm

Claire Bernard | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Claire Bernard

Oxfam is testing the Tiger Worm Toilets, aka the poop-eating worm toilets, with several West Point residents. But judging from the smell, the construction of a toilet wasn't working well enough to keep the community healthy.

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

Why Can't I Get the Job?

Roger Wright | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

Do any of the following 10 reasons sound familiar? Perhaps you've noticed some changes since the last time you looked for work? If so, you're right. Things have changed!

The Best Gift He Never Gave Me

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Mac Millan

My fiance and I are among the many Americans who live "paycheck to paycheck." We're not on or below the poverty line, and we aren't unemployed. Yet, w...

86-Year-Old Granted Wish for Party Cruise

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Twilight Wish, a nonprofit focused on the needs -- and desires -- of low-income senior citizens, is the first national wish granting organization specifically aimed at the elderly.

Beyond 140 Characters: 4 Takeaways From a Successful Twitter Chat

Deborah Levine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Deborah Levine

If your work involves reaching people beyond the four walls of a brick-and-mortar office, successfully communicating with your audience -- whether it's 50 staff members working remotely or the entire millennial demographic -- is crucial to achieving your goals.

MGW!

Patricia Rust | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

MGW! Model -- Genius -- Whatever Think it's impossible to be brilliant and look fabulous? Think again! There is so much pressure to look good and ...

From Commander in Chief to Chief Commitment Officers

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Natalie Pace

Together, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton powerhouse trio have become Chief Commitment Officers -- dedicated to challenging their members to create a better tomorrow. The main difference of the Clinton model is that members cannot just talk about solutions. They have to create meaningful change.

The 'Can I Pray For You' Encounter

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Sometimes I will get asked what I have. Sometimes it's just why do I have a wheelchair. Then I'll be asked if I have faith or have asked for my forgiveness of my sins and to be saved. And every time, I am asked if I am willing to accept their deity into my heart.

Ugandan Happiness

Nourish International | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

This post was written by Nourish International student interns from Penn State University and Duke University, currently working with Community Concer...

Crowdsourcing Is Killing Your Copy

Megan Atkinson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Megan Atkinson

The words you use to inspire the masses, influence change, and shake the world by its shoulders need to be YOUR words spoken in YOUR voice reinforcing YOUR message.

Bring Back Our Girls and Fund Education Now

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

At this pace, we'll definitely fall well short of the commitment made in 2000 by world leaders to ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.

An Experiment in Vulnerability: Pause-a-tive Attention

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael O'Meara

By pausing and offering a genuine compliment, you invite a two-way experiment in vulnerability, both to you and whoever is giving or receiving the compliment. It's one thing to ask for a compliment. It's another to receive it fully without deflection. When we are vulnerable we let our guard down to connect and fulfill one of our deepest human needs.

Generation X: The Distinctive, Yet Often Obscured Generation

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

To those of you who are not familiar with the term Generation X, it was a label taken from the 1991 novel by author Douglas Copeland. During the mid 1990s, there was brief period of fascination with Generation X'ers.

Alena Hall

Here's Proof That A Love Of Animals Can Improve Your Life – And The Lives Of Others

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact

Ever since she was a little girl, Beth Zimmerman harbored a passion for rescued animals. It wasn’t until later in life, however, that she discovered...

Family-Friendly Center for Civil and Human Rights Opens in Atlanta

Barbara Becker | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Barbara Becker

On a recent walk-through of the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) in Atlanta, CEO Doug Shipman looked at the group of social justice activists and their families and said, "This is it right here -- skim, swim or dive. There's content for every type of audience."

Summers of Content

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Bushra Alvi

We didn't have television and internet to vie with. Social interaction was our entertainment. And hordes of indoor games. Hot summer afternoons would be spent lazing about the house, playing cards and ludo.

Play Is in Our DNA

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Just as every cell in your body contains the DNA of a whole new you and complete new life, every strand of DNA in every cell of every other living thing contains in it a fresh start and a new beginning.

From Prostitute to Professor: The 7 Lessons of Maya Angelou's Messy Life

Yolanda Young | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Yolanda Young

While we now refer to Angelou as a renaissance woman, until she published I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings in her 40s, her life resembled what is referred to in ghetto parlance as a hot mess.

The Meaning Behind "Entrepreneur" and "Scale" and How Philanthropic Lending Can Improve Lives

Aneri Patel | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Aneri Patel

While scale is necessary to solve the world's greatest problems, this language hurts small and local social enterprises that have no capacity to solve huge problems across the world, but have real concrete impact in the few villages they operate in.

The Ripple Effect Of Your Lovely Life

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Gail Brenner, Ph.D.

You can't help but be part of the whole. This is not only your life that we're talking about. How you speak to your loved ones, the energy you bring when you walk into a room, how you spend your down time -- it all matters. The impact is far-reaching, and it starts with you.

What Men Don't Know Can Hurt Them!

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

June is National Men's Health Month, with National Men's Health Week set to begin June 9. That makes it a good time to remind the men in our lives about the importance of taking care of their health in general, and to remind them that men get breast cancer, too.

There Is A Lot To A Name

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

This past May, I graduated from Guilford College, but something still haunted me. It was my name. It did not represent the freedom of my so-called father, a man I never knew.

How to Create a Potential IMPACT in 48 Hours

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

At Ycenter, we believe in three things 1. Make an impact for communities in Africa 2. Offer a hands-on learning experience for college/university stu...