Researchers say we’re distracted 47 percent of our lives. Increasing our focus could help us—and the people around us—feel happier.
In this collection of watercolor illustrations, a comics artist illustrates her journey through grief after the sudden death of her first child.
This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about preparing for natural disasters and how they can reach out to those in need of relief aid.
As a young girl, Elizabeth Traina had a teacher tell her that she wasn’t an artist. Now she helps empower teachers and students through the belief that we are all artists. This is Elizabeth’s story.
Read Constantin's essay about feeling dependent on large corporations, and his efforts to ensure that his decisions remain his own.
Read Sumaiyah's essay about how the smile of the young grocery bagger gave her hope for her soon-to-be-born sibling.
Read Nizhone's essay about his challenge of opening up to strangers and his commitment to keep trying.
Read Adam's essay about how he was humbled by the kindness of someone he would normally ignore in a depressing area of town.
Read Reyna's poem about a misunderstood young girl and a lonely old woman who find each other.
Akaya Windwood, president of the Rockwood Leadership Institute and author of "What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other," responds to essay winners of the Winter 2013 writing competition
Are animals capable of feeling emotions? PBS Nature shares evidence that humans are not the only ones on the planet who cares, loves, and empathizes. Meet five animal odd couples.
Read Rowan's essay about the sustainable dance community home she would build so she could live with her ballet sisters every day and save the planet.
Read Ritika's essay about her desire to have a smaller home as long as she can spend time with the people she lives with.
Read Paw's essay about how her Burmese roots taught her that no matter the size of your home, an abundant garden is essential.
Though not every participant can win the Fall 2012 writing contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.