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Have Artists Learned? Marketing and Selling During a Recession

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Some full-time artists may find that they need to get a part-time job, while others will put renewed effort into strengthening ties with current collectors and establishing awareness among prospective ones.

A Shot to Save the World Premiers on the Smithsonian Channel for World Polio Day

Michael Rose | Posted 12.24.2013 | Impact
Michael Rose

Two things terrified Peter Hamilton as a child: a disaster overcoming his family, and polio. Remnants of that fear and the relief at being vaccinated triggered an emotional connection when he saw an early version of the film about scientist Jonas Salk's struggle to find a vaccine to stop polio in the 1950s.

Wharton's Popular 'Success Course' Boosts Happiness

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Those who made it into middle and old age as "happy" and "healthy" shared seven traits: mental adaptability to changes in life, advanced education, stable marriage, not smoking, not abusing alcohol, getting some exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Calling Rotarians Worldwide: Is It All in the Genes?

Deborah Swiss | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Deborah Swiss

One month from today, women and men across the globe will gather on March 8th to celebrate International Women's Day and champion women's equality in the workplace, in politics, and in society.

My Hometown's Recovery From Sandy Has Been Lackluster, But It Could Have Been Better

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 02.27.2013 | New York
Stephen Robert Morse

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I witnessed two Long Island communities, Long Beach and Oceanside, located just 1.5 miles from one another, experience very different fates. When disaster struck, Oceanside had few resources to rely on.

Making a Difference: August Is an Important Time for Protecting Our Children

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Today, even though we have this information as well as how they are transmitted, there is still the likelihood of a widespread epidemic occurring if steps are not taken to protect our families and communities. Vaccination is one of these steps and by doing so you just might become a hero yourself.

Wait... I'm Confused Now

Hayden Bixby | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

We can't meet only the needs of individual children if we expect them to mature into adults that can be productive within a thriving community. Cura Village, as it turns out, thrives without us.

India Marks a Milestone for Child Health

Bill Gates | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Bill Gates

In 2009, India had more polio cases than any other country in the world. But much has changed since then, and this Friday will mark a full year since the last case of wild poliovirus was detected in India.

Making a Difference: August Is Immunization Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With children and adults going back to school in the fall, many schools require immunizations to be up to date in order to enroll. The purpose of Immunization Awareness Month is to promote the benefits of immunization.

More Than a Goal: End Polio

Bill Gates | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Bill Gates

Stopping the fight now is simply not an option. If we don't do the really hard work to eradicate polio now, the disease will come back with a vengeance. Polio anywhere is a threat everywhere.

Marketing and Selling Work in a Difficult Economy

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In today's economy, some full-time artists may find that they need to get a part-time job, while others will put renewed effort into strengthening ties with current collectors.

Zafen: Redefining "Interest" in the Changing World of Microfinance

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Microfinance has taken a beating lately for shifting far afield from its humanitarian origins. It's become a good idea gone bad. But all is not lost.

Long After Tsunami, Rotary's Youth Centre Continues in Aceh, Indonesia

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I arrived in Aceh a few weeks after the catastrophic Tsunami of December 2004. As founder of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), I wanted to use ...

Rotary International Names Dynamic New General Secretary

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, and they couldn't have a more capable general secretary than John Hewko.

Top Ten Private Initiatives in Haiti Supplement Big Players in 2010-11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Haiti needs hope -- and so many private initiatives doing so much could do even more -- with your support. There is so much hope for Haiti. Let's fund it.

Aid Groups Launch Mass Polio Vaccination Campaign In Africa

AP | LOUIS OKAMBA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo — International aid groups said Thursday they're launching a mass polio immunization campaign in three Central Af...

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

On Earth Day, Hug a Scientist

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clay Farris Naff

If people would tune out the hate merchants and oil industry shills, if they would look for themselves, perhaps they would come to appreciate the role scientists play in keeping us alive and well.

Bill Gates Rethinks His War On Polio Amid Africa Outbreak

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Bill Gates walked into the World Health Organization's headquarters in Geneva--for a meeting in an underground chamber where global pandemics are man...

Peace Through Moderation to Intro Counter-Extremism Strategies at Harvard Club

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

The near-tragedy in Times Square reminded us that hatred is both home-grown and foreign-born. With this is in mind, a distinguished panel will discuss...

Japan's PIKADON Project & Hiroshima Yes! Campaign in New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Manhattan said "Yes!" to a non-nuclear world last week as famed Japanese artist Seitaro Kuroda (video) and the Hiroshima Yes! Campaign kicked off "The...

Itzhak Perlman to Perform at Lincoln Center to Help Rotary Eradicate Polio

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

"Polio is only a plane ride away." So began my sobering interview with Carol Pandak, Manager of PolioPlus for Rotary International about polio, a cr...

Polio Survivor Itzhak Perlman Plays "Concert To End Polio"

Causecast | Erica Liepmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Featuring the New York Philharmonic and world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Concert to End Polio in New York City aims to eradicate polio globally.

Interview with the Red Cross Secretary General in Geneva

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Bekele Geleta grew up in Ethiopia where he developed a strong understanding of the critical role of Red Cross Red Crescent principles, such as neutrality in matters of politics and religion.

Women's Rights In Afghanistan Depends On Where One Lives

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

Conditions in Afghanistan are acutely compartmentalized. Reports from one village can be bright and optimistic while another locale is rife with atrocities towards women and girls.