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Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Often we resist the idea of making a difference, because we're convinced it will take a tremendous amount of our time and energy. Or, that we may not have the information or answers others seek.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Since 1983, April has been recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month -- a time to raise awareness about child abuse and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families.

PHOTOS: How A Man's Car Is Making A Difference

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Driving through town, you can’t miss Mark Sardine’s car. Not because it’s a souped up ride, but because it’s covered in ink. Over the past ...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- April Is Autism Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Most of us have heard the old saying that April showers bring May flowers... but April is also the month designated as Autism Awareness Month.

Random Idea Worth Doing: Hold a Talent Show With No Auditions

RandomKid | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
RandomKid

Samantha Smith Elementary School children didn't just want to make a splash in their local talent show; they wanted to change the world.

Shaun Robinson's Passion for the Social Good

Ann Tran | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Ann Tran

The words, "believe in yourself", have always played a strong part in the character and essence of celebrity journalist Shaun Robinson.

Worried About College Decisions? Take a Lesson From Sara

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.27.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Sara is a senior, waiting to hear this week from her colleges -- but the question you should be asking yourself is not "Where will she get in?"

Become The Love You Seek

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Be the love you seek in the world, beginning with the one in the mirror. A random good samaritan act reminds us we are worth it.

Making A Difference Colleges

Posted 03.09.2012 | College

Some students spend their collegiate career trying to make a difference in the world. We applaud them! Inside College recently named 63 colleges t...

How You Can Honor Women For Women's History Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With Women's History Month upon us, many organizations and entities including are paying attention and plan to honor and pay tribute to the many gener...

Sweet Idea! Using Chocolate to Create Compassion

Toan Lam | Posted 04.28.2012 | Good News
Toan Lam

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I'm Voting Against the Other Guy

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

If maturity and compromise are essential to a democracy as we were taught in school, then as the old Chinese Proverb has it, "If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed."

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- National Mentoring Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

January is designated as National Mentoring Month. When I learned of this I began thinking about who the mentors were in my life.

Teen Impact: Finalist #14

Adora Svitak | Posted 03.22.2012 | Impact
Adora Svitak

It's too easy for audiences to pass me off as "exceptional," "a prodigy," "gifted." The point of my work is to make it clear that all youth can make "big miracles" happen. We need a movement.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Year-end Giving and Tax Deductions

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Many donors rush to make their charitable contributions before each year ends. Let's look at the reasons why they do this.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Be a Santa Helper

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Christmas is a magic time for most kids and many others in our community. Let's work together to insure it is a magic time for all kids young and old. Remember, you can make a difference (M.A.D.)!

Chelsea Clinton To Become NBC Correspondent

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2011 | Media

Chelsea Clinton, the 31-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is stepping into her own spo...

How to Make Yourself a Better Person, and the World a Better Place

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The lesson for me was it is never too soon or too late to learn how to serve. Whether you are 14 or 90 years of age, know that you matter.

Make A Difference During National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.06.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Animal shelters are an important part of any community. This year, November 6 - 11, is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. It started in 1996 b...

Retirees Try Teaching As A Second Career

takepart.com | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

Their reasons for wanting to teach are as diverse as their professional backgrounds. They are retired engineers, Army lieutenants, business executives...

How Will They Lead?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The mission of ICL is to inspire students through other people's passions and journeys, teach them how to relate it back to their own lives and passions, and equip them with the leadership skills that enable them to take action.

The Art of Healing Our Wounded U.S. Veterans

2morrowknight | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
2morrowknight

2011-09-28-Screenshot20110928at5.16.07PM.jpg Russell Simmons once said, "Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Dystonia and Billy McLaughlin

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Have you ever heard of the disease dystonia? I learned about this disease through a chance meeting with amazing guitarist and composer, Billy McLaughlin.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- 9/11 Anniversary

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.06.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

When thinking about 9/11, I try to honor those who lost their lives by remembering the feeling of pride in this country that occurred automatically and almost simultaneously afterwards in every American.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Giving Back on Labor Day

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.02.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With Labor Day fast approaching, many of us are already beginning to anticipate the end of summer and all its fun activities. However, I suggest this Labor Day taking a look at the meaning of the holiday and what you can do to uphold and honor its original intent while making a difference.