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The Generation That Gives Back

Dina Khayal | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Dina Khayal

Now not only do we have the ambitions, power, and mission necessary to change the world but we also have a social good platform to help navigate the world.

Turning Lessons 'Listed' Into Lessons 'Learned'

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Clearly failure is a universal experience. Yet the stories illustrated that how a person responds to failure says much more about him or her than the failure itself.

Fail and Shine

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Axelle Tessandier

We hear it a lot. So many stories, entrepreneurs, innovators, inspiring figures who share with us their ultimate advice: fail. Fail a lot, often, fast and repeat. Easy to say, not so easy to do.

Wisdom From the Periphery: Zoila's Gift

Dan Cardinali | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

During a study abroad program in Quito, Ecuador, I met woman named Zoila who showed me that an education, for so many people in the world, is not a luxury like a car. Instead, it's something far more elemental -- a bus ticket, perhaps, to a whole new world.

Dead Lawyers and Dying Young People

Don McNay | Posted 09.14.2013 | Celebrity
Don McNay

"Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night" -Jim Steinman (song by Meat Loaf and later the cast of Glee) My first news on Sunday was seeing...

Protecting Our Planet and Protecting Ourselves: The Importance of Organic Cotton

David Dietz | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
David Dietz

Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment while conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world.

What We Heard: Initial Thoughts From the Listening Tour

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Elisa Villanueva Beard

A big tent that holds a truth that unites us all: a belief that all kids -- no matter what their race, background, or socio-economic status -- can achieve at the highest levels.

Malala Day: Let Us Turn The Dream Into Reality

Vikas Pota | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

Malala reminds us of the injustice girls face, but more than anything else, her story speaks to me about the desire of children to learn and dream about better futures for themselves and their communities.

Declining Educational Attainment

Marc F. Bernstein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Marc F. Bernstein

The good news is that the United States continues to have the fifth highest percentage of adults age 25 to 64 who have a college degree. However, the U.S. has dropped to rank 12 among the 37 OECD and partner countries surveyed for those aged 25 to 34 who graduated from college.

Not Just Talk - The Carmen Mathis Show

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 07.09.2013 | Entertainment
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

The Carmen Mathis Show is a half hour variety/talk show on the public access cable station Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN).

Drowning in Electronic Words: Starving for Touch

Robert Hall | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Robert Hall

We are a society drowning in text and starving for touch. The onslaught of electronic interactions and transactions has structurally changed how we r...

Why What We Do Should Be Who We Are

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

There was a time where work and life were conceptualized as two different things. This absurd time is over.

EcoDistricts As Incubators of Innovation Too

John M. Eger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

Last month, eight cities gathered in Portland, Oregon for an "EcoDistricts Incubator." The Incubator is a "three-day intensive workshop designed to a...

It's 1984 All Over Again and I've Got a Doublespeak Headache

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Paula Puryear Martin

Logic and facts have gone out the window, replaced by a rhetoric that's no less persuasive in the public square for making absolutely no sense.

The American Dream

Dustin Farivar | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
Dustin Farivar

We all have stories to be proud of. But we often forget, our stories are not competitive or comparative; rather, they are what hold us together. The more I am a part of the American Dream, the more convinced I am that it is alive and well.

Let's End the Stigma of Mental Illness

Melissa Thompson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Melissa Thompson

Look to your left. Look to your right. Look behind you. Look in front of you. One of the people you just saw has been diagnosed with a mental illness.

The Nonprofit Imperative: Following the Evidence, but Leading the Charge

Dan Cardinali | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

For the past several weeks, I've been writing about the urgent need to redefine "success" in the nonprofit sector.

It Really Is Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been

Dina Khayal | Posted 08.31.2013 | College
Dina Khayal

Getting involved is a great way to also stay connected with the world. You will find out things about yourself that you never knew.

If We Don't Address Poverty, We Won't Reduce Gun Violence

Dorothy Stoneman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Crime
Dorothy Stoneman

If America spent as much money offering opportunities to every 16 to 26 year old as we spend locking them up for minor offenses that further cut them off from a positive future, we could end poverty in a generation or two.

Let's Not Make Things Worse for Young Adults

Terri Ludwig | Posted 06.28.2013 | College
Terri Ludwig

America's young adults face a treacherous road ahead, and it's clear that student loans are exacerbating the problem. Lawmakers in Washington should be careful not to make matters worse.

Where Will You Serve?

Aaron Marquez | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact
Aaron Marquez

I serve because I believe national service is the most powerful idea we have to transform America. Through it, we redefine the foundation of citizenship and what we expect from all Americans.

Finding Yourself in Helping Others

Opal Vadhan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Opal Vadhan

Wow, this isn't the Jamaica you hear about in the commercials for the resorts or vacations! I've been in Kingston, Jamaica, since Wednesday, June 12 and it's already changing my life.

Dear B Team, Be the Change

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

Can you feel it? This quest for more purpose, more meaning, more impact. This is not a simple vision of a few early adopters. A revolution is happening and it is bringing scary and exciting transformations.

The Last Frontier: The Sustainable Fashion Revolution

David Dietz | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
David Dietz

A revolution is coming. No, not in Turkey. This is a different kind of revolution. A revolution inspired by our generation of millenials to bring about positive and lasting change through what we wear.

One Small Step for You: A Look Into the Slumdog Children Across the World

Hillary Kaylor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Hillary Kaylor

You walk from place to space, your shoes carrying you all the way. Protected and safe. But what if they took you somewhere else? To a prison, to a war zone, into a burning garbage dump?