If you want to see change in your community don't wait for someone else to make it happen. This woman didn't. She mustard up the courage, took it in her own hands and did something about it. Whether... read more
How much would you risk in order to go to school? Every morning this girl risks her life just so she can go to school and learn.  
Woman holding breat cancer ribbon
Four years ago, long before movie star Angelina Jolie made the front pages of the gossip magazines with her big announcement of breast cancer, a friend of mine told me she was having a double... read more
Starting the process of change in a place you know well makes it more doable and fun. This article originally appeared in the author's book, How to Design Our World for Happiness. The... read more
Capri Island, Italy
Capri Island, Italy. I breathe in the beauty. Five friends and I get off the rightfully labeled, “rickety and reliable,” Trans-Vesuvius Railway in Sorrento, and hop a ferry to this coffee-table-... read more
Natalie Warne
At 18, Natalie Warne’s work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. She uses her inspiring story to remind us that no one is too young to change the world.... read more
Xav Dubois and Ron Finley
Ron Finley, guerrilla gardener, wants to empower the next generation of our communities, inspiring them to grow their way to a better and healthier life. Living in South Central Los Angeles,... read more
Andrew Solomon
What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon... read more
Line Drawing of person with bags
The way we make and use stuff is harming the world—and ourselves. To create a system that works, we can't just use our purchasing power. We must turn it into citizen power. Since I released "The... read more