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Food Swap!

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Rebecca Gerendasy

As many of of us approach the depths of winter, perhaps we might look at our homemade goods with a yearning for something different, something new to taste from someone else's pantry. Have you thought about a food swap?

Vanishing Middle Class Jobs

Martin Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Ford

Economists acknowledge that middle skill jobs are vaporizing. But they also view the situation as static. Not true. Eventually, we'll have to find ways other than job-based income to support the population.

16 Brilliant Business Minds on Twitter

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As we move deeper into this century, many want to know who some of the great business leaders of this millennium will be.

Time to Think Like an Immigrant

Richard Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Herman

In learning immigrant stories, we found that the high-achievers typically parlayed immigrant skills into entrepreneurship skills.

Evolutionary Leaders Call for Consciousness Evolution

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

Increased levels of consciousness is the answer to most of our problems, from the way we deal with the changing environment to our own personal happiness.

Reviving Workers' Rights in a New Economy

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

This Labor Day, we must consider how a new generation of unions can become relevant in a transformed economy. Every Labor Day, we hear about the land...

The War in Iraq: At What Cost?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The president asked the nation to "turn the page" last night. But what makes me so sad this morning is the enormous human cost of the war in Iraq; and how a massive number of people and families -- in America and Iraq -- have had their lives ended or changed forever because of this war and will have a hard time turning the page. So was the war in Iraq worth the enormous human cost?

President's Immigration Speech: Will Obama Discuss How New Immigration Can Energize Rust Belt Economies?

Richard Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Herman

While to date the White House has not expressed support for any of these rust-belt/immigration initiatives, it might be time for President Obama to hear what some in these cities are saying.

Why Immigrants Can Drive the Green Economy

Richard Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Herman

We need an immigration system that prioritizes the attraction and retention of scarce, high‐end talent needed to invent and commercialize alternative energy technology and other emerging technologies.

Unemployment Makes Self-Employed a Necessity, Not a Dream

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and while the self-employment is not for everyone, neither is unemployment. I know because I faced the same situation many years ago.

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Earlier this week, the United States declared for the first time will not use nuclear weapons against countries that are in compliance with the Nonproliferation Treaty.

A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

Selling in a Changing Economy

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

When economies change from being very optimistic and positive (expanding) to very difficult and negative (contracting) people generally move through a...

Finance Reform a Historic Accomplishment

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Last evening, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory reform bill by a 59-39 vote, including four Republicans. While the legislation still conta...

A Step Toward Recovery from Our Oil Addiction

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

Moving toward a "clean energy economy" will require more than just a re-wiring of the energy grid; it will also take a re-wiring of ourselves -- a conversion, really, of our habits of the heart.

Dream Team: Desiree Rogers, Van Jones and Gavin Newsom?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Should Americans be looking west to San Francisco and cities ringing the San Francisco Bay as the new ecotopia?

Returning Home in a New Place

Scott Schwenk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Scott Schwenk

For countless hours of innumerable days of many months over nearly ten years I had a sanctuary, a home-away-from home In Los Angeles. It went by the name of Elixir.

Say It Ain't So, Joe: Joe Biden Talks to Labor About Jobs

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

In a speech to America's labor leaders, Joe Biden said that even if all goes well, the mass unemployment we now suffer -- with some 25 million unemployed or underemployed -- isn't going to get better soon.

Seth Godin, Linchpin, Education & Travel

Soultravelers3 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Family travel and education go hand in hand, especially extended family travel or a creative ultra-mobile lifestyle design that includes the whole...

Creating Change in the Midst of Crisis: Re-thinking Our Values

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

In past years at Davos, I often found myself in early morning optional sessions on social responsibility, in small rooms on the third floor of the c...

Toward a New Economy

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

If you've ever felt like our economy is all smoke and mirrors, you can take some consolation in the fact that many prominent economists agree.

Happiness in the Post-Shopping Economy

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My late mother used shopping as a hobby. If she were still alive, I wonder if she would be looking for something else to occupy her time. It seems many Americans are.

Tripping in China: Barack Obama's Challenge

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert L. Borosage

For Obama's trip to Asia, the White House paints a full agenda -- Afghanistan, human rights, North Korean nukes, climate change, trade relations, and the economy. But it's really just the economy, stupid.

Is Carl Icahn Converting to The New Economy Church of Net Neutrality & Equal Access

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

The Father, Son and Two Holy Ghosts comprise the spiritual basis of The New Economy Church of Net Neutrality & Equal Access, set to become the biggest congregation on Earth.