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4 Lessons From Memorable Commencement Addresses

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Graduation season is now firmly behind us, with caps and gowns tucked safely away in closets. The shine of new degrees and futures filled with promise has been replaced with the uncertainty of job searching, career questioning, and concern about whether the next step is actually the right step. Plus, no more summers off. In […]


A Family Affair | Siblings in the Social-Impact World


As one of five kids, I know firsthand the impact that having a sibling—or being one—can have. Siblings can be some of your earliest teachers, and provide advice and support through good times and bad. Some siblings take their impact beyond their immediate family by joining forces to make a difference on the local, national, […]


How You Can Help End Human Trafficking


The U.S. State Department estimates that 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, with women and girls making up 71% of that number. In honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11, 2019, read on to learn about the human trafficking crisis, organizations working to end the practice, and […]


Interview | How One Social Media Post Sparked a Movement

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In the middle of July 2015, Dana Marlowe, a self-described “working suburban mom” in Maryland, posted to Facebook that she was planning to donate gently used bras and some unopened packages of sanitary pads and tampons to a local homeless shelter. She figured she would collect bras, pads, and tampons from friends and family for […]