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One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

A Rare Bipartisan Bill Passes Congress

Mark Edwards | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Mark Edwards

After years of delays and divisiveness, the passage on Wednesday of a reauthorized Workforce Investment Act by an incredible majority of 415-6 in the House of Representatives, and by an overwhelming margin last month in the Senate, 95-3, represents a rare example of genuine bipartisanship, one that must be savored and built upon.

Young People: Our Present and Our Future

Katja Iversen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

More than a dozen of Women Deliver's Young Leaders attended the PMNCH Partners' Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela once said: "...

Conversations on Writing: Interview with Award-Winning Young Adult Author Cindy Pon, Part 2

Write for the Future | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Write for the Future

By Cora Daniels "Do not be afraid to write. Do not be afraid to explore. Do not be afraid to make mistakes." In Part 2 of our interview with YA f...

Declare Your Independence

Rupa Mehta | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This Fourth of July I encourage you to take some time to think about what makes you independent and how you, individually, contribute to the success of your family, friend group, community and country.

Why Being a Business Owner Made Me Resentful

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

When things get tough and you question how much you want to push forward, weigh it out. Think about the long term and what you need to do to get there.

How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

According to the International Labour Organization, over 70 million 15-24 year olds worldwide are unemployed. This issue is particularly prevalent in ...

Diplomas and So Much More

Julia Wasson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
Julia Wasson

These young men comprise Michelle Miranda's Youth Policy Council at R.U.T.H. YouthBuild. Their courage and determination inspire us.

Young Transgender Man Makes Music Video With His Dad

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

In this music video for his song Who I Am, 20-year-old Ty Nic, sings about his faith, his struggles and his triumphs while offering hope to other young transgender people like him. Ty Nic's supportive father Tim produced and edited the video.

Don't Call Them Dropouts

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

No one should sit in judgment of the challenging choices many Americans have to make and the circumstances that lead them to leave school.

All Your Stupid Rants Against Millennials Just Make You Sound Old

Andy Bobrow | Posted 06.04.2014 | Comedy
Andy Bobrow

Each generation gets to start life one rung higher than the previous generation. That's a good thing, you old fart.

To The Graduates

Leslie Handler | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

So what could I say that might make a difference? I would tell them about three things: kindness, moderation and passion.

The Right's Millennial Dilemma in 2014 and Beyond

Jill Hanauer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

Millennials want to see action on the issues that will define our times, while Republicans largely deny the scientific reality of climate change, actively promote the involvement of big corporations in elections, and undermine our public schools.

What UKIP Must Learn from the American Liberty Movement

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If UKIP really is a "libertarian" party (and the jury is very much still out), and wishes to benefit from the inherent popularity of liberty, then it must prove it.

I'm Uncomfortable With Getting Married

Neal Samudre | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Neal Samudre

It's time to gauge the success of our relationships by how much we've changed for the better, not by how comfortable we are.

Why Do Strange Names Keep Popping Up in My Facebook Feed?

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Lila Nordstrom

It hasn't been scientifically proven, but for the record, age 28 is the year that your Facebook newsfeed turns into an unfamiliar landscape -- and it's not that you get too old to fully understand what the "kids" are doing or stop catching the latest pop culture references.

People for Young Foreign Policy Wannabes to Emulate

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

The city blocks of Washington, DC are chock-full of young professionals from all over the world: people in their early 20's to early 30's, often livin...

Obamacare Will Continue to Benefit Young People at #EnrollmentMoments

Anne Johnson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Anne Johnson

You probably saw the push: basketball stars, late-night TV appearances, radio interviews and hilarious viral videos. The Obama administration's push t...

Films Champion Inspiring Youth Solutions to Climate Change

Cintia Cabib | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Cintia Cabib

"If the adults don't do enough, we have to do it because we will live on earth for another 80 or 90 years and our children will live even longer." The...

Weakness Isn't an Option

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

It seems that oftentimes, when we speak about notions of manhood, we view the topic with a limited scope. We talk about the "man box," with references...

How Cancer Screws Young Adults' Sex Lives

Lauren Sczudlo | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Sczudlo

It's taken me two years to understand that my cancer wasn't cured overnight or without help, and my sex issues are part of the same healing journey.

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

Why I Care About Drug and Alcohol Use

Theodore Caputi | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Theodore Caputi

Substance use is one of the most important public health issues of our time, and yet stigmatization impedes progress at every turn.

The Worst Thing Cynics Say To Young Brides- And Grooms-To-Be

Neal Samudre | Posted 05.17.2014 | Weddings
Neal Samudre

Marriage is a contract, they say. Marriage is the end to fun times. Marriage is not all it's cracked up to be. People listen to that and carry it with them to the altar. It's no wonder more and more marriages are failing today.

Opportunity for All Demands All of Us

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Contributors: Kwesi Rollins, Director, Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership and Reuben Jacobson, Senior Research Associate ...