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Entrepreneurs, Born or Made?

YouthBiz | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
YouthBiz

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI've been doing this work for a decent amount of time -- long enough to see my youngest participants graduate from college -- and throughout the years I am often asked the same question. Are entrepreneurs born or made?

No Joke, the Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming!

David Aronchick | Posted 02.03.2013 | Weird News
David Aronchick

Tens of millions of viewers around the world are currently sitting on pins and needles in anticipation of what will happen next on The Walking Dead. Who will get munched? What will happen to the Governor? Many viewers will sit through the show wondering, "is this foreshadowing?"

Bike Startup Brings Beauty and Simplicity To the Daily Commute

Daniel Becker | Posted 01.25.2013 | Technology
Daniel Becker

Cycling today is an integral and growing part of our transportation solutions and culture. Bicycles exist as one piece of a complex ecosystem of trans...

Impulsive Behavior At The Root Of Youth Gun Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Chicago just hit its 400th murder of 2012, according to the New York Times. The University of Chicago Crime Lab reports that more black...

Jammed Together in Real World, We Create Room in Cyberspace

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.02.2012 | Home
Andrew Lam

All over the world the rural poor leave open sky and rolling plains to flock to the edge of the metropolis and the middle class is clinging to its precious status in the heart of cities by contending with far smaller living spaces than those of previous generations.

What Do You Do? Identity vs. Work, East vs. West

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

A while back, when I was visiting my mother's ancestral village in Thai Binh province in northern Vietnam, it occurred to me that, after a barrage of questions from distant relatives, not once did anyone ask that common question in America: "So, what do you do?"

What's Going On: The Youth Radio Remix

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

If there aren't enough musicians these days producing albums that will help Americans cope...we can always reach back into the vault.

German Street Artists Makes Cardboard Cities

Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts

Most often artwork made with a cardboard box is referred to as a diorama and is made by a third grader, but sometimes the humble material can yield in...

A Night in Anacostia: The Beginning of Southeast D.C.'s Rebirth

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 06.19.2012 | DC
Raymond Schillinger

Signs suggest Anacostia is next in line for resurrection. The vestiges of economic blight -- unkempt liquor stores and condemned buildings -- are slowly vanishing as startup businesses, art galleries and new restaurants take their place.

PHOTOS: Open And Closed Street Photography

Peter Levi | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
Peter Levi

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3 Ways to Save America's Black Boys, Pt. 1 of 3

Mike Green | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Whenever someone thinks they have few bullet points of supreme wisdom that can save the world, sane people instantly roll their eyes. The insanely cur...

Shooting Haiti: The Rosena's Life Project

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

A girl who broke both her legs and lost most of her left hand under the rubble is still fighting for her dream: to become a nurse.

WATCH: A Cuban Car With Modern Technology

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

In Havana, I interviewed Victor, a Cuban taxi driver who showed me his family pride, a 1958 Mercedes with a few very special features such as "air-conditioning."

Top 10 Reasons to Become an Urban Beekeeper

Megan Paska | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Megan Paska

While having your own brand of honey is going to be a top reason for most, there are plenty of other selling points. Beekeeping has, for me, been one of the most fun and engaging things I've ever gotten tangled up in.

Shooting Jamaica: Big Personalities, Bigger Stingrays

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 02.06.2012 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

Though we all carry a little piece of Jamaica in us thanks to Bob Marley, his relaxed style of reggae doesn't suit everyone in Kingston.

Shooting Costa Rica: Penalties And A Draw

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 01.16.2012 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

During my last four days in San José it was constantly raining, but today suddenly there was a little sun out so I took my camera and ran out to see what was happening.

Marc-Olivier Wahler Inspires Palais de Tokyo (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

2011-10-31-Screenshot20111031at3.53.52PM.jpg It is a "space for production, reflection and today's challenging art, but with a structure that is pro-active and flexible."

Knockoffs As Fine Art

Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts

The knockoff fashion culture brings the inaccessibility of major luxury brands to the masses, and the results are often nothing like what the original...

New Collar: Detroit's Working Class Youth

Turnstyle | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Summer)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Central Park lights the stage in all her glory, for summer has arrived, voluptuous and steady. No longer do the denizens of the city fear nature's vacillating affection.

Environment, Technology & The City

Carla Leitao | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

"...During the day I have only the power of those who sleep in the day - far fewer, so I am limited. Though I'm bolstered by people watching TV, since...

The Big Myth About Chicago Violence

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

After surviving the blizzard of 2011, it is fair to say that Chicagoans have suffered with cabin fever. But it is not fair to blame the recent spike in violence on warm weather.

Habitat: Public vs. Private and Trees

Jill Lynne | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jill Lynne

Inspiring green foliage is also to be found flourishing in fastidiously-tended window boxes, sidewalk trees with mini plants, and marvelous, beloved "private" front and back yards.

Ask Xorin: Backyard Bliss

Xorin Balbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Xorin Balbes

Having a balcony in the city is such a wonderful thing. A connection to the outdoors exists right out your balcony door, and creating a space that maximizes this potential is a must.

View From the Top: 10 Transcendent LA Vistas

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Trazzler.com

The thrill of rising above the smog and sprawl and teeming humanity is a natural antidote to the stupor of urban drudgery. Luckily for Angelenos, stairs lead up and highways wind into the hills.