Learn about this global organization that helps young people identify the challenges they can address in their own communities.
Each of us is the hero of our own story in the making. Learn about a project meant to capture those stories, and click the link at end of the article to find out how one story turned out.
A sibling can be both an arch-enemy and an ally, often on the same day! Jeffrey Kluger, author of the book The Sibling Effect, discusses what makes our connection to siblings so strong.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of seeing the world as “us” vs. “them.” However, it’s much more constructive to take a step back and see how much “they” really are like “us.” A psychology professor provides some background and tips for avoiding bias.
Bayard Rustin was the mastermind behind the March on Washington. Watch the trailer for this PBS documentary and learn about the honors belatedly conferred on this little-known hero of the civil rights movement.
“I saw it with my own eyes!” A statement from someone who witnessed an event is usually taken as absolute proof of the truth—but how reliable are eyewitnesses, really? Charles W. Bryant digs into some of the problems with relying on eyewitness testimony.
Descendants of Holocaust survivors remember and honor their loved ones in many different ways. Read how some are trying to keep these events fresh in the minds of those who did not live through the times.
In this interview, author Stephen King uses some interesting visual metaphors to describe his writing process.
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? In this article, 17-year-old Drayton Blackgrove and several other teens share their experiences in entrepreneurship.
The work of award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas explores the immigrant experience and the road to American citizenship.
Psychologist Carl Pickhardt explains why it’s hard for teenagers to make decisions and offers some advice.
The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 because thousands of ordinary people bravely protested for equal rights. This report tells the story of one woman who took a stand in her hometown.
In this radio interview, Alex Sugiura shares his experiences as a person who isn’t immediately recognizable as one race or another. Be sure to click on the radio clips to hear Alex’s story.
Learn about the benefits of volunteering as a family and the positive impact it has on our communities.
Watch a video explaining what empathy is, how it enriches our lives, and why it brings us together.
Read about reactions to the Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka, and watch the video about effects this tragedy has had on the local Muslim community. In the midst of this tragedy, the country searches for ways to bring people together despite religious differences.
Along with opportunities for women excel in athletics comes the struggle to be paid fairly. Learn about the discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, who are paid far less than their male counterparts despite being much more successful on the world stage.
Do you think you’ve heard all the stories about Romeo and Juliet? Think again! Read about a frog named for Romeo and the search to find him his very own Juliet.
This video explains the relationship between the risk/reward sections of the brain, how dopamine factors into people wanting to take outrageous risks, and the benefits of taking risks every day.
This article lists eight advantages, including benefits for your health and mental well-being, of spending time in nature.