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Legal Issues Aren't The Biggest Problem Facing Young People Crossing The Mexico-U.S. Border -- It's PTSD

The Huffington Post | Elena Kaufman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact

With much of the border crisis conversation in recent years focusing on the legal situation surrounding children flooding the Mexico-U.S. border, one ...

10 Ways To Strengthen Your Bond, As Told By Science

Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

We all know that in chemistry, a bond is formed when two atoms are attracted to each other due to a redistribution of their outer electrons. But let...

Empowering Rural Women, One Loan At A Time

Julie Abrahamsen Cornell | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Abrahamsen Cornell

It is a bright, warm morning in rural southern Peru where women are streaming into the San Bernabe Health Center. As they enter, they are greeted warmly by the center's staff, then either head to the second floor to the bank, or remain on the ground floor to see one of several healthcare providers.

Transforming Cycles Of Violence Into Cycles Of Prosperity

Molly Melching | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Real, cycle-ending change can look like not just making a one-time intervention, but transforming the current system into a new vision. When this happens, I believe communities are not simply ending cycles of violence; rather, they are transforming them into cycles of education, peace and prosperity.

The "Celebrity Couples" Of Global Health And Development

Leith Greenslade | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Leith Greenslade

With 70 percent of maternal and child deaths now concentrated in just 15 countries, health investments that include sanitation, education, contraception, infrastructure and women's incomes can potentially double their impact on lives saved.

Looking To The World Of Sports To Solve Workplace Burnout

The Huffington Post | Jordan Jayson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

By now, stress, burnout, and 24/7 connectivity have become accepted realities of the American workplace. And beyond the toll this takes on our health,...

How My Sister's And Father's Cancer Diagnoses Changed My Life

Mónica Gana Arteaga | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Mónica Gana Arteaga

Some might say that my family has been unlucky, but I would say it's quite the opposite. Both my sister and my father have been diagnosed with cancer, and both experiences have changed my and my family's life forever.

We Are All Ordinary, And We Are All Superheroes

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

Like most women worldwide, I have a very ordinary mom. She is not famous, she is not spectacularly rich, she has never invented anything that she had to patent, and she's never saved anyone's life by performing emergency CPR or the Heimlich maneuver. So yes, she was ordinary. And yet she was -- and is, at the age of 73 -- a superhero.

My Mother Taught Me Hurdles Are Jumpable

Deborra-lee Furness | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Deborra-lee Furness

In my world, women were dynamic, in charge and all-powerful. I later learned, as a young woman who ventured out into the real world, that wasn't necessarily the lay of the land out there.

My Mother, The Angel; My Mother, The Warrior

Glennon Melton | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

In the sense that almost everything valuable owes its origin in part to a Mother. To her convincing that -- be damned what the rest of the world says -- we are okay. And beautiful things will come from us.

The Blessing Of A Newborn Baby Girl

Audrey McClelland | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Audrey McClelland

I don't know what came over me, but in those final days of her life... I asked her, "When the time is right, Nana... send me a baby girl."

The Things You Can Do As One Person

Cindi Leive | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
Cindi Leive

But even now, 50 years later, she says that the time she spent in Africa "gave me a formation ... and left me with a sense of all the things you can do as one person." Of all her life experiences, she says, this one -- caring for families half a world away from her home country -- "probably marked me the most."

Being Born Around The World: Traditions, Customs And Superstitions!

BabyCenter | Posted 04.24.2014 | Parents
BabyCenter

Call me optimistic but I feel like a mother's love has the power to do amazing things. The world must agree with me to some extent, otherwise, why would we go through such lengths to celebrate new life?

The Right To Look Human: Motherhood And Safe Surgery

Dr. Mark Shrime | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Shrime

I'm also not a father, an obstetrician, a pediatrician, a maternal health specialist, or any of a number of other things that most of us -- myself included -- think of when we think of motherhood. So what, you ask, qualifies me to write about motherhood?

Every Child's Wishes And Dreams Matter

Amanda Peet | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Amanda Peet

As a social worker, my Mom dedicated her career to helping other people. After she retired, she volunteered helping immigrant students prepare for their GEDs. Because of her, I've always been curious about other countries and cultures, and have tried to find ways to help people in need.

Congo's Hero Women: Creating A Different Future

Neema Namadamu | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Neema Namadamu

Our extended family and community would continually challenge her investment in me, my mother brazenly, if not defiantly, went to great lengths to support me and protect my opportunity for a different future to the one they all expected.

Protect, Nurture, Love: The Shared Stories Of Women

Anne Geddes | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Anne Geddes

Protect. Nurture. Love. That has been my mantra for the past 30 years of my career as a photographer. I believe that all moms change lives -- and together, we have the ability to change the world for the better -- one newborn at a time.

When Moms Get Out Front

Kelsey Wirth | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Kelsey Wirth

As mothers, we are called to protect, and our protective force has never been more needed.

The Universal Truths Of Motherhood

Devi Ramachandran Thomas | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Devi Ramachandran Thomas

Describing motherhood properly is like trying to describe Persephone's emergence from Hades and feeling the warmth of the sun's rays for the first time. Motherhood has warmed my heart and tickled my soul in ways I hadn't even imagined, in ways I am still too tongue-tied to describe.

Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Nigel Barker

Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.

Women And Girls Are The Power And Potential For Positive Change

Pat Mitchell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Pat Mitchell

We see so many girls and women making huge positive changes in their communities. When doors are closed to women, those societies and the world are losing.

Girl Up Teen Advisors Surprise Their Moms In The Most Beautiful Way

Melissa Hillebrenner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Melissa Hillebrenner

Girl Up is dedicated to improving the lives of girls around the world and empowering them to give their hearts to make this world a better place. We asked our Teen Advisors about their mothers.. and then filmed the answers with their mothers watching.

The Best Way To REALLY Protect Your Kids

Kate Carr | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Kate Carr

Parents should not have to choose between keeping their kids safe and inspiring their kids to explore, discover and take chances. There's plenty of room in the world for both.

Mothers Give Possibility And Hope

Monique Coleman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Monique Coleman

It is embedded in the fabric of so many mothers to instill this idea that anything is possible for their children, by being willing to do everything they can to get those kids on the right path.

Motherhood Is A Woman's Greatest Challenge

Angélica Fuentes Téllez | Posted 04.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Angélica Fuentes Téllez

The birth of our children is a miracle of love that transforms us, our daily routine, thoughts, hierarchies and interests. Despite all of this, I wanted to be the same woman as I had always been. I could only begin to guess that this challenge would bring me the greatest learning of my life.