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Young Voters Will Show Up for GOP

Mariel Klein | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Mariel Klein

Despite leaning Democratic overall, only a quarter of young Americans will vote next week, and those who will are disproportionately Republican and show a desire for Congressional change.

If Voting Didn't Matter

Robbie Gennet | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Truth is, if 100 percent of 18-24 year olds decided to vote in the next election, they would landslide whatever candidates they backed and transform the country to their liking. And here is one big reason why they should: Citizens United.

Dear Young Couple

Susannah Lewis | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I don't know if your love will produce children. I don't know if you'll even want children. But I do know that you should hold onto these youthful moments. Hold onto what you had in that waiting line. Hold onto the jokes, the laughs, the unapologetic PDA.

Made to Feel Like a Failure

Carol Hoenig | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women
Carol Hoenig

Where did those wrinkles come from? Somewhere between the rushing time of when I was a mother with young children, babies really, to now, where my children are adults, something happened: I got old.

California's Young Voter Problem Requires a Social Solution

Matt Mahan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Matt Mahan

For too long, meaningfully discussing issues that are important to the future of our neighborhoods, cities, states and country has been frowned upon. For many, 'talking politics' around the dinner table or online with people you know, is taboo -- but it shouldn't be.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

#ShareaCondom Campaign Proves (Safe) Sex Sells

Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens | Posted 10.23.2014 | Comedy
Eva McEnrue & Mel Owens

Educators, parents, and condom manufacturers have worked to make safe sex appealing to young people for decades with minimal success - until now. Shadowing Coke's marketing tactic, Poke's "#ShareaCondom" campaign is enjoying similar success while also preventing unplanned pregnancy and STDs.

It's Time for Youth and Governments to Fall in Love

Ravi Kumar | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Ravi Kumar

Throughout history, young people have used protests to hold governments accountable. Now, their roles in governments are front and center.

What Happened When I Found Photos Of My Father's Lover

Katie Tandy | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I open the envelope, the glossy pictures sticking to my fingers and to one another. The first one I don't recognize -- it's somewhere in the woods, but not my woods. The second one I don't recognize either -- it's cliffs and water, yellow flowers. Confusion crawls over me.

6 Teachable Lessons From 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Waiting for my coffee to brew at dawn on October 10 I got an instant jolt scanning news on my phone when I saw the headline Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Are Awarded Nobel Peace Prize.

Making Day of the Girl Matter

Eliana Stanislawski | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Eliana Stanislawski

Celebrations are taking place all over the world, with groups of every size pitching in to help make a difference. It is inspiring how communities around the world have united behind the idea of a commemorative day dedicated to advancing girls' lives and opportunities. But it is not enough.

The Kids Are More Than All Right

Susan D. Blum | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Susan D. Blum

Courage and commitment can emerge from people with brave back stories, or out of a spark of indignation. This can occur at any age.

Interview: Laverne Cox Presents New Hope For Trans Youth With Documentary The T Word

Sarah Toce | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

The Emmy-nominated actress recently made history when she became the first transgender person to grace the cover of Time magazine in May of 2014.

Burnout and Injury A Major Concern In Youth Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 10.10.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

As a society, we need to start focusing more on sports as a vehicle to build teamwork and leadership abilities, improve sports skills, enhance fitness and health, gain experiences that teach lifetime lessons and shape values, develop friendships and less on scholarships, pro contracts and gold medals.

How 1979 Prepared Me for 2024

Cindy Rizzo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Rizzo

My 1979 I suddenly find myself in Boston, leaving the Public Garden after the Pride March. I meet a young lesbian in her twenties. She has very sh...

Interview: Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots Are Changing the World

Sarah Toce | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

"You have to stand your ground and be who you are and find acceptance -- if not in others, than in yourself. That's the road to happiness...and as Oscar Wilde said, and is quoted by [the character] Lola: 'Be Yourself: everyone else is already taken.'"

Supporting Youth in the Arts

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Arts
Ola Ojewumi

This proves that society should not continue to trivialize this field of study. Nonetheless, young artists aren't waiting for their parents or communities to back their endeavors.

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

Why I'll Be Purple on October 16th

Zeke Stokes | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Zeke Stokes

In the midst of all life's uncertainties, we must create space that allows our youth -- especially LGBT youth -- to thrive so that they are able to reach their full potential.

You Must Learn: What Is Diversity?

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 10.03.2014 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

We must listen to all students, regardless of what they look like, their ethnicity, or their sociocultural backgrounds. They remind us of why we are lifelong learners. Meaningful dissent can be the foundation for meaningful change. If we want problem solvers in our society, then we must let all students consider (openly) when things are and are not working.

Lorde: New Zealand's Young, Feminist, Cultural Ambassador

JK Russ | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment
JK Russ

Talented as both a singer and a songwriter, she has already developed a reputation for forging her own path and is not afraid to call herself a feminist. Confident and resourceful young women are not uncommon in New Zealand, but Lorde's unique talents have allowed her to impact a vast audience.

On The Road With No Degree

Cindy Capitani | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Cindy Capitani

It's sort of like "On the Road" except the driver is on my car insurance. And when they finally decide to leave Maine (you're where?!), the driver has a cell phone and can call mom about flat tires, stripped lug nuts and how between the four of them, they're down to $2. OK, so it's not like "On the Road" at all.

Quantum Leadership: Transforming Bullying Into Opportunities for Others

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Like many bullies, JP Butler started out as the one who was bullied. What's different about JP's story is that his next transformation took him from bully to a bullying prevention leader and activist.

It's Not Only About Domestic Violence

Sally T. Prouty | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime
Sally T. Prouty

It's about violence in general and it's about substance abuse! I do not know Ray Rice, his wife or anyone associated with recent incidents in the hea...

Don't Read This in the Subway

Luna Atamian | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Luna Atamian

There is something special about being in a train -- the underground lights rapidly moving through darkness, the coffee smell, the moving flow of the wagons that brings you back to your grandmother's backyard rocking chair -- that makes me more meditative.