5 Change Makers Rock the 2013 Social Innovation Summit with Ideas for a Better World

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By Lane Florsheim Last Wednesday, World Learning hosted its first ever Social Innovation Summit in San Francisco. The event awarded five young leaders with its new Advancing Leaders Fellowship. World Learning is an international nonprofit organization that works to advance leadership through educational exchange programs. The fellowship supports the projects of World Learning alumni with […]

“Something’s Happened”: Reflections From the Boston Marathon

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BY LANE FLORSHEIM We had reached what we dismissed as a stretch of subdued spectators less than a mile from the finish line. Four friends and I had been running alongside my roommate Jen –who was a first-time marathoner –somewhere between miles 20 and 21, shouting, “Cheer for Jen! Our friend Jen is coming up […]

A Culinary Journal, The Gaza Kitchen Presents the Rich Food Culture of a People Under Siege

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By Lane Florsheim Anthony Bourdain has referred to it as “An important book on an egregiously underappreciated, under-reported area of gastronomy.” The Gaza Kitchen, by Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt, is a culinary journal of Palestine’s luscious food culture. The cookbook boasts both an impressive collection of recipes previously unknown to most of the world, […]

Strong Women, Strong Community: Planeterra’s Paula Vlamings Extols the Role of Women in Tourism


By Lane Florsheim In honor of Women’s History Month, women and men around the world will celebrate female achievement and empowerment through participation in thousands of local events. Women have not yet gained true equality worldwide, and the political rallies, business conferences, and government activities that kicked-off awareness for the month on International Women’s Day […]