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Supporting Youth in the Arts

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts
Ola Ojewumi

This proves that society should not continue to trivialize this field of study. Nonetheless, young artists aren't waiting for their parents or communities to back their endeavors.

Millennials Making a Social Impact

Britt Hysen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Britt Hysen

About a year ago, Courtney Spence wrote an article for HuffPo about how millennials are turning our down economy into the cause economy. She explain...

Whether You Leave Your Mark or Not Is Not the Question...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We all desire to have others witness our lives. We want to know that who we are matters. There is something sacred that lies deep within us that seek...

How Millennials Are Making a Global Impact

Britt Hysen | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Britt Hysen

Our main goal is to point out the individuals in the generation who deserve the recognition. All too often, we read articles about millennials that generalize us as a group instead of acknowledging us as unique individuals with amazing stories.

When You Are Sad, Clean up the Trash

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Grete DeAngelo

I've recently been feeling blocked by some sadness in my personal life. I'm a writer, but I needed wordless time to process what was happening, to ...

Near-Death, Near-Life and Real-Life Experiences

Tom Gerdy | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

I don't look forward to death because it will cramp my style, but at the same time, I don't view it as the ultimate tragedy. As I view life and death, the ultimate tragedy is living in a way that you miss opportunities to make a difference in the world around you while you are alive.

Making a Difference in the World of Giving: The Summer-Athon Season

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Some might say it is too late to participate but I would counter with that now is the perfect time for you to get involved and be Making A Difference!

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Work for a Mission-Driven Company

Hervé Larren | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Hervé Larren

There are many personal, professional, and of course, moral, reasons that working for a mission-driven company can improve your satisfaction with work and life.

The Ripple Effect of You...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Have you ever thought of yourself as a pebble? Metaphorically speaking, on the "pond of life" that is exactly what you are when you consider those who are affected by the ripple effect of your thoughts, deeds, and actions.

Making Time to Make a Difference

YAI | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
YAI

I don't define myself solely by my job. For me, it's just as important to use my time outside of work in ways that are fulfilling. In my spare time, I volunteer with the YAI Network.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Increases for the Fourth Year in a Row!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Philanthropy and charitable donations are back! Americans once again gave more in 2013 than in the previous year. As Americans, we supported causes we cared about with gifts both big and small.

'1-2-3... What Are We Fighting For?'

Tom Gerdy | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

Considering all the above, it is time to rally the troops. I want to again declare war. However, I don't want to declare war across the ocean in a foreign land. I don't want to send our children and grandchildren back to Iraq. I want to declare war on our soil.

Why We All Want to Change the World (And Why We Often Fail)

Maya Mathias | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Maya Mathias

On a week when the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, I wonder about the connection between our individual perceptions versus the collective reality of what humanity wants to change.

Psychic Income

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

"That little girl changed me, though to this day she doesn't see how. Now what's important to me is 'psychic income' -- the feeling I get when I know I can make a difference in someone's life."

Sonia Jackson Myles: From Businesswoman to National Spokesperson for Women's Rights

Julia Schemmer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

We all have the potential to make a difference, whether educated at Harvard or surviving on a 2.0 grade point average.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making our Cities More Like Forests, Part Two

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Part Two: Interview with Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople, on urban forests and watersheds, and how individuals can make a difference for good.

Learning Los Angeles: Andy Lipkis on Making Our Cities More Like Forests

Julia Wasson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

Andy's drive to repair the smog-damaged woods of the local mountains became a 40-year passion for addressing pollution, drought, and global warming through systems that mimic natural forests.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - the Olympics Are Inspirational Even in Times of Security Concerns and Controversy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are my top five recommendations of ways to be supportive of athletes and Russians who are gay and dealing with this law and its challenges at the Sochi Games:

Fall in Love With a Cause This Valentine's Day

Dina Khayal | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Dina Khayal

Think about it: The money you spend on flowers, chocolates and gifts you could be putting it right toward a cause, perhaps a special cause that is near and dear to your heart.

5 Of The Coolest, Craziest Ways To Stand Up For What You Believe In

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 02.06.2014 | Impact

From craftivism to hacktivism, passionate people around the globe have been coming up with increasingly creative ways to stand up for what they believ...

How This Nobel Laureate Defines Success

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

This week at Davos, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus opened up about what success means to him -- and how we so often get success wrong. ...

It Is Said That With Love, the Return Is a Hundredfold

Diana Mao | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Diana Mao

This story unleashes the spirit of giving, love, and the true meaning of Christmas. It is an inspiration in the midst of all of the holiday festivities. Look around and see whom you may be able to bless.

Defensive Driving Without Leaving the House

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

What will it have mattered, that three people made the decision not to be on the other end of the line with a driver on a cell phone? Like so much in life, we'll probably never know. But like so much else in life, movements only become movements when one person steps up.

Connecting Women From Your Backyard to Women Across the Globe: Women at the Center of Change

Cassi Baker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Cassi Baker

Women like to help other women. According to a 2011 survey by Georgetown University, women are the strongest believers in the power of supporting causes. I see this statistic in action each day in my local community.

5 Easy Ways To Make A Difference This Holiday Season

Julia Schemmer | Posted 02.03.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

By thinking globally and acting locally, you can make a difference this holiday season in the lives of families across the world, or across the street. Here are some ideas to get you started.