What does it mean when an item of clothing or an accessory is "earth friendly", or "eco-friendly", or "green"?
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What if real change came not from attacking a global problem directly, but by focusing first on changing ourselves internally?
During the holiday season, as you think about donating to your favorite charities, consider "thinking outside the wallet" as well.
Philanthropists at all income levels are sharing their passions and exposing students to a range of experiences that would not have been available to them otherwise.
We seem to have devolved to a nation of six-year-olds, all too willing to get on the floor, the stage or the TV program, wailing and flailing as though that were going to fix anything.
Every September, I go to the eye doctor for my annual eye exam. However, the upside of my regular eye appointments is that I get to help someone else be able to see.
There is a shift going on in the world. That's why it's a perfect time for smart, strong women to teach, lead and write about dealing with uncertainty.
It's the rare person that has never felt pain or had tragedy touch their lives. And anyone that's come out on the other side has something valuable to say that others can benefit from.
Here's what you can do to boost your human capital, increase your network, improve your outlook, and do some good should you become unemployed.
Unemployment has been hovering above 9 percent across the U.S. for over a year. As someone who was laid off as a victim of the economic downturn, I know helping someone get a job can make a world of difference in their lives.
Today, Goodwill® launched the "Donate Movement" to encourage people to donate used clothing and other items to their local Goodwill. Through this ini...
The world is a bell curve. Class room test scores, employee performance in a company or how many people really, really like you. No matter the popula...
Nineteen years ago, USA WEEKEND magazine initiated Make A Difference Day, an event to encourage volunteerism and action on the fourth Saturday of ever...
Halle Berry spoke candidly and compassionately on domestic violence and abuse during an interview for "NBC Nightly News'" "Making a Difference" series...
New York clubbers showed their generous side at Make a Difference NYC's yearly gift-giving holiday party on Sunday, CNN reports.
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All this week, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams will be featuring celebrities who "make a difference" in local communities and around the world. F...
It takes great courage to face adversity, imagine a better outcome, and then get off your butt and do something about it.
People can come and tour the house to see how beautiful, but also how possible it is to live green.
My latest experiment in empathy has truly given me more appreciation of the little things, such as the person who gives me a seat in the subway, or holds a door open for me.
I don't know why, but ever since I was young I was always concerned that in my old age I would have regrets and, as a result of this fear I don't like...
Soaringwords has embraced over 250,000 children nationwide and invited them to "pay it forward" to do something fun and meaningful -- to inspire other ill kids to heal.
There will be 1 billion fewer cigarettes smoked and 274 million fewer cigarettes littered if nobody lights up today. People say it is hard to stop smoking, but isn't it harder to keep doing it?
61% of low-income families have no books in their homes. Survey your bookshelves and pull out books that you won't read again. Donate them to a local literacy organization, school or library.
Animals are unconcerned about age, looks, or physical ability; they accept you just as you are. If you're thinking about getting a pet, seriously consider adopting.
Every 3.5 seconds someone dies of hunger. Every 11 seconds someone dies of AIDS. Every 15 seconds a child dies from a waterborne illness. 1 billion people have no access to clean drinking water.
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