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Santa’s Final Broadcast?

While the many of us who recently experienced the Polar Vortex and may find it hard to imagine, the polar ice cap is, in fact, in real trouble. The trend is undeniable: the sea ice is disappearing. This video by Greenpeace UK is an excellent way to bring the story to light. But it has […]

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Seek Shelter from Michele Bachmann

A campaign from Climate Name Change suggests we begin to name hurricanes and other extreme storms after climate change deniers. Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. As scientific evidence shows that climate change is creating increasingly frequent and devastating storms, and with climate scientists declaring these extreme weather […]

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Heroes Next Door

Every year since 2007, CNN has highlighted people making a difference in their corner of the world. In this story, after losing his son, Emilio, to cancer in 2000, Richard Nares began a program called “Ride with Emilio” to provide low-income child cancer patients with transportation.

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Top Graduation Speeches

It’s good to hear advice from people who have pioneered, who have accomplished something, who have then struggled to communicate a kernel of wisdom that may help us see our way forward. For this, no season is better than commencement ceremony time. LinkedIn has compiled the Top Graduation Speeches for our open minds. Sleep evangelist Arianna […]

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Neil Gaiman Commencement Address

It’s graduation season again, and I watch the Clinton School of Public Service students cross the stage—brighter and more motivated than ever. I’m hopeful because I know (from the previous five years) the kinds of places they’re headed and how they will begin to make their patch of the world a better place. (And as […]

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