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Kristof Is Right About the Lack of Public Intellectuals. Thank Goodness!

Dan Butin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Education
Dan Butin

Thank goodness for arcane unintelligibility! Hurrah for gobbledygook! For without it, there could never be any public intellectuals. In fact, the lifeblood of scholars who are public intellectuals is exactly the kind of complex and often indecipherable academic work that Kristof bemoans. You cannot have one without the other.

Prospering in Common

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Stuart Williams is back on the international conference scene and instead of his very successful SRI firm, Strategic Research Institute, that crea...

A Tested Motif: Betting on Me and Not the Horse

Tinia Pina | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Tinia Pina

For investors, it is an old adage whether to bet on the jockey or the horse. With so many variables untested and the development at such an early stage, a seedling venture often only has its founder's vision, team and world changing product to convince an investor's judgment.

What it Means to Be Financially Disadvantaged in College

Audrey Cheng | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Audrey Cheng

As a college student with almost full-financial aid, I work four jobs to pay for my tuition, housing and other activities. And I love it.

Gratitude for a Friend

Jeremy Shure | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Shure

Night after night we'd stay up on the phone talking about ways to better the world, with me doing a lot of the listening and Anna talking about challenges as if everything was achievable with a mix of passion, intelligence, and hard work.

The Value of Community

Kate Bancks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Kate Bancks

As mentioned, an alternate path to strength is through community. When I'm on a team the last thing I want to be is an individual. Here, my definition of success encompasses much more than myself, than plainly coming in first.

Do What You Love and Change the World

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

If you want to start living an extraordinary life, make a positive difference in the life of just one person. When you do this, something amazing happens. You gain a deeper understanding of who you are and the fulfillment of knowing that you've helped make one small corner of the world a better place.

The Rise of the Allies

Marina Gomberg | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

Gone are the days when American men and women could not serve their country openly as lesbians and gays. And gone are the days when the majority of Americans did not support fairness and equality for LGBT people.

Choosing the Right Law School

Edgar Cahn, J.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Edgar Cahn, J.D., Ph.D.

We need radical system change -- change that will not come from those law schools with vested interest in the status quo.

Survival of the Fittest

Advita Fund | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Advita Fund

Sochi Olympic Games had opened last Friday with a beautifully designed ceremony that included impressive technical solutions and excluded any mention ...

Super Bowl Was a Victory for People With Disabilities

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Hopefully, Derrick Coleman's success, coupled with the technology highlighted in the Microsoft ad with Steve Gleason, will show that wherever there is a disability, there is also ability.

Male Sexual Assault: The Silent Epidemic That Must Be Addressed

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

It is a tormenting situation to have to endure. Thus, as a result, many men, rather than speak out, often decide to suffer in silence.

DJ Quiana Parks and DJ for a Cure Raise Thousands for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Marjoriet T. Matute

Once under the DJ's trance crowds move their feet and the power of music infuses their souls. Satisfying party goers with rhythmic sensations lures th...

Impact Enterprise: A Charter for Investment Banks?

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Lutfey Siddiqi

How do we amplify the reach of impact ventures? Given that all good intentions require funding, the question may well be rephrased as: How do we turbo-charge the allocation of funds to impact causes? I believe one of the answers is to co-opt investment bankers.

Mentors Play Key Role in Getting Students to School

Robert Balfanz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Robert Balfanz

When school started two years ago, DeVanya a high-performing student from the Bronx, was there with her bright purple sneakers and shiny new binders e...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

Young Boy Starts Nonprofit For Homeless Kids Because 'It's Not Right' For Them To Be On Street

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Impact

While other kids his age are playing video games, 10-year-old Jonas Corona is helping the homeless. When he was 4 years old, Corona's family took ...

Solving the Problem Means Actually Solving the Problem

Josh Tetrick | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

The world requires profound and urgent changes in energy and education and food and healthcare. And whether chicken eggs or cars or cookies, it requires all of us to toss stale, incremental thinking back on the shelf.

The Kardashian Index: On the "How" and "Why" of International Development Work

Ming Holden | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

I wondered what the tenuous connection was between Britney Spears the breathing human and the faded sticker bearing her image thousands of miles away.

New Online Publication Highlights the Altruism of Black Males

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

2014 Echoing Green Search Partner Techbook Online Publishes "The Black His-Story Book: A Collection of Narratives from Black Male Mentors." In an eff...

Empathy, Apathy and the Categorical Imperative

Renee Olstead | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Renee Olstead

Making a lasting impact begins with small measures. It can be as simple as adding a weekly reminder to your calendar or spending a few minutes researching a cause that motivates you into action.

The Gender-Friendly Classroom: Tips and Tools for Teachers

Randal Mason | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Randal Mason

As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon noted recently, "Today, there are 57 million children out of school -- and most of them are girls." Teachers and ...

5 New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: The Next Frontier

Christopher Emdin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Christopher Emdin

This cycle of dysfunction is a reality for educators across the country, and is part of the reason why achievement gaps exist, dropout rates remain high, and teacher retention is a perpetual issue. I describe five approaches that have a proven record of being successful in the many schools.

10 Cops Caught Red-Handed Making The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Good News

These cops showed an inspiring side of law enforcement that the public doesn't always see. From taking the time to reach out to local youth to helping...

Why Nonprofits Should Ditch Old-Fashioned Professional Development

Shayla R. Price | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Professional development is a critical tool to tackle challenges in your organization. However, it doesn't have to be boring! Boost the morale of your nonprofit team by pushing beyond the limits of cliché training. Your staff will be thankful.