In July of last year, a group of over a dozen high-profile companies, including Starbucks, Microsoft, and Walgreens, formed the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative and pledged to hire 100,000 young people not in school or working over the next three years.
I came back from school one day in early September and went to my grandparent's house. I didn't go to our house because my parents were shuttling between home and University Hospital, where my older brother was being treated. The leukemia had been in remission for months, and he had been doing better. But when it came back, it was overwhelming.
The wild West is getting a lot less wild.
The key is to remember that your partner has oddball desires as well. By having the courage to open the discussion, you're giving your partner permission to do the same. This is how you build trust and depth. This is how you stop living a lie and start living in peace.
Architects of Happiness: Internalizing Visionary Leadership to Enhance Our Happiness and Human Development
The UAE's recent appointment of a minister of happiness could be more than a glimmer of hope in challenging times. It could be an institutional example pointing in the direction that we, as individuals, need to go on a deeply personal level.
For decades the LGBT movement has advocated for legal equality. The new LGBT movement should recognize that equality is necessary, but it is not enough.
Work provides the means to tackle poverty, empower minorities by being inclusive, and protect our environment -- if jobs are green in a green economy. The challenge is to design policy responses to the changing world of work which will ensure that human development benefits from that change.