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OPA! 'Swing Away' at Life!

Alex Pattakos | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

When we search out and discover the authentic meaning of our existence and our experiences, we learn that life doesn't just happen to us. We happen to life; and we make it meaningful.

Redesigning Public Services So They Can Actually Help People

Rachael Chong | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Reboot is a design agency that focuses on service design in international development. In other words, fixing aid programs so that they provide enough...

Designing Better Ways to Give Back

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Firebelly's Dawn Hancock has found a way to inextricably link her design practice to helping her community, by incubating businesses and mentoring des...

The 11 Most Generous Designers

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

As part on an on-going series, Co.Exist and Catchafire are presenting an ongoing investigation of bold generosity with the goal of understanding its causes, its benefits and how to inspire more.

PHOTOS: Destroyer, Named After Slain SEAL, Pays Tribute In NY

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.05.2012 | New York

CALVERTON, N.Y. -- The U.S. Navy's newest warship will not be named for a former president, distinguished member of Congress or some historic figure f...

Fifth Lawsuit Filed In Megabus Highway Crash That Killed University Of Missouri Student

William McGuinness | Posted 08.24.2012 | College

A Missouri family has filed the fifth lawsuit against Megabus, a popular bus service, for injuries received in an Aug. 2 crash that killed 25-year-old...

My Memorial Day Plans

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

Last year a good friend of mine told me of how she felt of me being able to go to many places in honor of my fellow veterans. I don't consider it a vacation on any level, but as a way of continuing my duty. I believe this is how many veterans of my era and previous eras feel, as well.

Esalen: 50 Years Ago, A 'Crazy Place On A Godforsaken Road' Launched The New Age Movement

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.25.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In 1962, on a stunning stretch of land bordering the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California, two Stanford graduates founded a retreat center called The Esalen Institute. Their goal: Create a space where people could explore holistic approaches to wellness and personal transformation.

Alinsky, Foreclosures and Holding Banks Accountable

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

Memo to the Obama Administration: if you want to see the makings of a national model to hold big banks accountable for fixing foreclosure-devastated neighborhoods, go to Milwaukee and talk to citizen leaders who are practicing what Saul Alinsky preached.

Best Art About Work

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
Wyatt Closs

Art at work? Well, art portraying work or workers' values and struggles has been going on for centuries, but portraying work in dramatic or readily ac...

The True Story Behind Golf in the Kingdom

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

"Men loving men, that is what golf is," proclaims actress Joanne Whalley in a Scottish brogue in Golf in the Kingdom, which premiered in New York City last Friday.

Memorial Day Tribute: A Hero For Our Time

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Diamond

Memorial Day, by definition, is a long weekend celebrated towards the end of May that is meant to mark the beginning of the summer season with visits ...

The Mother of All Road Trips, Part Two

Greg Archer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Greg Archer

Greg, what are you doing at Esalen? I ask myself. "I'm getting out of my own way," I finally respond.