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The New Explorers

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

Going far is an obvious way to leave your comfort zone, push your limits, challenge your assumptions and broaden your world. But you do not always need to start a huge trip to change your vision and encounter new cultures or points of views.

I Found Truth in Philly

Ai Vuong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ai Vuong

For me, the truth is this: The magic lies in the nitty, gritty experiences that connect us all, and that connection, that bond, is what will make us unstoppable. I may have found "magic" in Iceland, but here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I found truth.

Experimental Learning in Africa

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

There's a myth that more equipment will improve healthcare in rural areas. But there's no lack of medical equipment here -- in fact quite the opposite. The staff hasn't been taught how to use the devices.

5 Awkward Situations Only People in Wheelchairs Face

Alyssa Silva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

Here are five awkward situations only people in wheelchairs face based on my past experiences. You ready?

They Didn't Get Caught - But Others Did and Others Will

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elaine Pawlowski

Criminalization does not deter drug use. Globally each year millions of people receive criminal records for drug possession with the young, Black and poor most actively targeted.

Make More in New York? What De Blasio as Mayor Means for NYC Startups

Melissa Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Melissa Thompson

De Blasio touts the importance of big, bold ideas -- truly the lifeblood of a startup. Nevertheless, the technology and startup communities embrace de Blasio with nervous arms.

Millennials Set Out To Prove They Aren't Just The "Me" Generation

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

Millennials are set to inherit the world, and with it, the world’s problems. While some herald Gen-Yers as our hope for a sustainable future, others...

Keep It Kind: An Initiative by ABC Family Star Josie Loren

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

Have you ever had a bad day or a lengthy rough period in your life? At times, have you felt as though you are too fragile for the world and that everything around you is crumbling?

The Activist Generation

Jaclyn Licht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jaclyn Licht

Social media made Joseph Kony famous, but our devoted lobbying and advocacy efforts rallied our powerful leaders around bringing this war criminal to justice.

Braved the Marathon

Maya Enista Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Maya Enista Smith

On Sunday, I ran the New York City Marathon. You can file that under things I never thought that I would do, but here I am, icing my knees with frozen broccoli stir fry and hobbling down stairs.

A Conversation With Beth Shiroishi of the AT&T Foundation

Dan Cardinali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

That's the kind of successful, long-term collaboration that's so often missing in the nonprofit sector: A funder and a service provider perfectly aligned in both mission and metrics, pushing each other toward greater commitment and accountability.

Startup Series: 5 Reasons Why an Entrepreneur's Network Is the Ultimate Asset

Melissa Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Melissa Thompson

It is from networks that I personally and professionally grow most as an entrepreneur, gathering the knowledge, stamina and motivation necessary to build a business. Here are five reasons why networks are an entrepreneur's greatest asset.

Vision and Mission at Community Colleges

Robert Shireman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

A community college can choose to subsidize more or more or fewer career-technical programs as opposed to transfer courses; it can offer English or electrician training, chemistry or calligraphy, archery or astronomy. It has a choice.

Travel With a Message

Luis Diego Oreamuno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Luis Diego Oreamuno

One Young World is no less than the most international and diverse of youth gathering in the world. I traveled with a message and got back with an enforced mission.

Millennials Urge City Officials to Share Philly

Christopher Norris | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
Christopher Norris

Leader Anton Moore strongly believes that there's a disconnect between municipalities and communities in Philly. He suggests the mayor's office establishes a Commission on Parks and Recreations.

Janice Wilson, an American Social Entrepreneur: Making a Difference by Manufacturing Hair in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

Determined to get involved in building better lives for women out of the trade, she soon found a way to start a business. Something she always wanted to do, make something, and help women at the same time. Her idea was simple: hair.

Will Grenada Always Be a Poor and Middle Class Society?

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
N. Kimron Corion

Grenada's biggest weakness is also its greatest strength: its people, and their perception of money and debt. Grenadians and other nationalities need to wake up and take charge of their finances.

Is Dealing With Impact Maximization a Good Problem to Have?

Tinia Pina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tinia Pina

We recently came up with a rather stunning way to dramatically cut costs that has jeopardized the very fabric of our impact.

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Acknowledging the Issue Is not Enough

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

What has been done with regards to research and innovation, particularly on a college campus, especially within the academic circles of scientists, engineers and architects?

The Unrealized Catalyst in the Formation of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Paul Mashegoane

The youth of today are not spectators, but are involved in shaping the outcomes of their future. Lately we have seen young people participating in politics, economics and social activities.

America's Top Young Entrepreneurs Head to New York City for Empact Summit!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Once a year, Empact brings America's top young entrepreneurs together to share their ideas and form new relationships during the Empact Summit. I recently caught up with Sheena LIndahl and asked her to tell me more about the Empact 100 Showcase and the value of entrepreneurship.

What the Shutdown Taught Us About Women's Leadership

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 12.24.2013 | Women
Simone N. Sneed

Our collective narrative about leadership, both its traits and aesthetics, are profoundly gendered. As such, when we see a strong, smart woman leading, it is tempting and familiar to ascribe her success to gender alone.

15 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

I'm no expert, but I do have suggestions for some women in tech who really have their boots on the ground, and are doing good work.

One Young World: Paving Way For Young Leaders

Rizwan Pir Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rizwan Pir Muhammad

The One Young World Conference held in Johannesburg during the first week of October has been a truly inspirational experience for all the participants including myself.

Ways to Reduce Disease and Poverty in Brazil

Saude Crianca | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Saude Crianca

One cannot just address the health of a child with a severe respiratory disease if the environment where he lives will only continue the vicious circl...