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Buckminster Fuller, Burning Man and the Synergy of Transformation

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
L. Steven Sieden

So, although Buckminster Fuller never attended a Burning Man event, he was a true Burner, committed to the transformation and success of all sentient beings.

Involving the Urban Poor in Inclusive Housing

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Participatory planning integrates the poor and vulnerable into the housing development process and ensures that good intentions are translated into impact for the community.

Oligarchy and Democracy in America

Jeffrey Winters | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Winters

Oligarchy has always seemed far away to Americans. We readily invoke the term for Russian billionaires or robed senators in ancient Rome. But that is changing as we grapple with extreme economic and political inequality much closer to home.

How To Give Back And Contribute Your Voice, From Chelsea Clinton (VIDEO)

Posted 03.17.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to being a good citizen, Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, believes there are a few key factors that play into the ...

The Great Degeneration

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Society has become centered in the cities, and in the cities, there is only effectiveness when good government is present.

You Are Not Alone

Polly Campbell | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

When we actively work to connect and engage with others, we create a sense of belonging for everyone. That is the seed of meaning, peace, and resilience. And you know what? It just makes life more fun.

Making Inclusive Space: Bringing the 'Peoples' into the UN

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

Over the years, the relationship between the UN and "the people," or civil society, has eroded, and hasn't kept up with the changing dynamics of global governance.

Money Value of Time

Rory Vaden | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

The Time Value of Money is the calculation used to determine what an amount of money you have today will be worth at some point in the future by addin...

Don't Call on Me, Please!

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Whenever I catch myself reverting to a place of doubt, I latch onto certain markers like my therapist's feedback as a reminder that my thoughts do indeed have their rightful place and that somebody somewhere is interested in what I have to say.

Helping People See In Technicolor

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 11.29.2012 | TED Weekends
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

The virtual choirs allow people to do something they love in a world filled with connections that are otherwise devoid of true meaning, and with other like-minded people.

Who to Vote For?

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Voting is like alchemy -- taking an abstract value and breathing life into it. Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. And the imperative to vote is genuinely nonpartisan.

What Is The Meaning Of Art? A Master Of Arte Povera Gives The Answer

Simona Lodi | Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts
Simona Lodi

Piero Gilardi anticipated later movements, in seeing the aesthetic value of shared space and collaboration -- a value underpinning the open-source, Internet-based nature of tech-art today.

Come Participate in Mr. Brainwash's 'Art Show 2011'

Gregory Linton | Posted 12.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

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Ignite Your Passion and Change the World

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 06.07.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

Last summer, Latinos were in the streets protesting what they seen as unfair immigration laws. They played a proactive role in rectifying an injustice. Why aren't the rest of us?

Three Top Secrets for Manifesting the Perfect Business Dream

John Selby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Selby

Everyone in the business world holds a vision in their head of what they want to achieve, in order to feel successful and fulfilled. Psychologically, ...

Beyond Head-Stomping -- the Democratic Battle That Awaits

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The fight we are in for isn't the head-stomping, name-calling one. Let them have their sandbox. The next democratic battleground will be over our institutions of governing.

Risk Management

Laura Liswood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Liswood

Often the issue of the empowerment of women and girls is seen as an equity argument. It is the right thing to do; a human right thing to do. But it is also a matter of risk management.

Colombia: and the Winner Is, Antanas Mockus

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aldo Civico

Over the past ten days, I was amazed to see window with signboards for Antanas Mockus, the presidential candidate of the Green Party. It's the Colombian version of the Obama syndrome.

Neither Fish nor Fowl: Better Gov 2.0

Gadi Ben-Yehuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Citizen co-delivery of services is based on the idea that a small group of people can do what the community depends on the government to do -- but more cheaply, quickly, and effectively.

Building a More Open Government, One Idea at a Time

William Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Pomerantz

On February 8th, our nation's civil space agency rolled out NASA.gov/open, a website that allows space enthusiasts and concerned tax-payers everywhere to chime in on ways to improve the agency.

PLAN ForYourArt, February 11-14

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.

Health Is A Function Of Participation

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

My focus is on working to transform the culture of aging so that our later years in life are as meaningful and filled with possibility as when we were younger.

WH Releases Open Government Directive: Transparency (Plus) Engagement (Equals) More Democracy

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter M. Shane

If transparency is truly to promote accountability, then the public needs journalists to help discover, gather, compare, contextualize, and share the new information becoming available.

Burning Man 2008 "American Dream"

Jodi Lampert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lampert

Saturday night, the Man burned. Over 49,000 people watched. A windstorm had kept most of us captive during the day. What brings 49,000 people together to put themselves to these tests?

A Bumpy Road to Health: Human Rights, Obama, and Lessons from Kenya

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rishi Manchanda

Kenya's health infrastructure remains thirsty for workers in a sea of relative plenty, and patients continue to pay the ultimate price.