Archive | April, 2012

Soledad O’Brien Opens Violence Symposium

By Soledad O’Brien. New York, N.Y. It all started with a deep desire… to alleviate stress and promote peace in the lives of people everywhere… by giving them the gift of meditation…  For years, David Lynch had heard of students going to school carrying guns; heard of the tens of millions of children taking drugs for [...]

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Achilles Foundation: The Sprint, The Spirit & The Freedom Team

By Marc Erich Wolf, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y.  I support a number of non-profit organizations supporting veterans, but Achilles International “gets me” every time. These people know how to have fun!  As a tri-athlete myself, I know the commitment it takes, the hours, the challenges, the rewards. For over thirty five years, Dick [...]

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Meningitis: Give Kids a Shot — Save a Kid’s Life

New York, N.Y.  This week, hundreds gathered at the iconic New York Athletic Club on Central Park South to share stories, support and more stories to make more parents aware that their child’s life can be saved by a vaccine. It was the tenth anniversary of the National Meningitis Association (NMA). Richard Thomas and James Naughton at [...]

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Mind-Body Fitness to Empowerment

By Pamela M. Peeke, M.D., M.P.H. New York, N.Y. Stress can be your friend or your foe.  When stress fuels the spark of personal achievement, it can work to your benefit by making you more perceptive and productive, acting as a motivator and even making you more creative. But when stress flames out of control – [...]

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Operation Resurrection & Resurrecting Lives: From Movie to Movement

By Marc Erich Wolf, Edited by Jim Luce Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Chrisanne Gordon is building a new army to fight a new war – and that is the war on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) which hundreds of thousands of U.S. Veterans and hundreds of thousands of more global soldiers are grappling with. She started by [...]

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World News Digest: April 17

New York, N.Y. U.N. Food Agency Working Urgently to Aid Communities in Mali as dry season approaches  The U.N. World Food Program warned today that continuing conflict and the impending dry season threaten to aggravate hunger in Mali. It is working closely with partner organizations to help families, particularly in the country’s Northern region. “I [...]

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Scholarships for Students Speaking Up About Bullying

By Christopher Rim, edited by Jim Luce Paramus, N.J.  I started It Ends Today, Inc. during my sophomore year of high school after I saw a countless number of students bullied for something they could not change about themselves.  I didn’t know what to do to help the victims, because the victims were shy, so I decided [...]

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Roosevelt Island Art Bridges Two NYC Boroughs

New York, N.Y.  Roosevelt Island has been much in the news as Cornell prepares to make it the East Coast’s tech center. This narrow, 2.5 mile long island, opposite the U.N. at one end and Gracie Mansion at the other, is also establishing itself as a major art center in New York. It is the [...]

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Cuba Hosts U.N. Ebola Conference, Sends MDs to West Africa

Hope: Ebola Orphanage Opens in Sierra Leone

U.N. Calls Out Detroit Water Policy as ‘Contrary to Human Rights’

Umbrella Revolution: Pro-Democracy Protests Continue in Hong Kong

Ebola Response in ‘High-Gear,’ But Faces Great Challenges

Today is Global Handwashing Day – Helps Fight Ebola