The African Leadership Academy looks for specific traits – such as courage – in picking students who may lead the continent someday.
A non-profit organization founder's maverick leadership move: leaving his vision to fresh faces.
Or, how grammatically challenged cats pull in a seven-figure income.
One leadership style leads a constructive rebel to break rules in diplomacy.
TOMS shoes is hosting its annual "One Day Without Shoes," in which people shed their kicks to help raise awareness of shoeless children.
This recovery isn't nearly as robust as previous upturns. Japan, Libya, and other crises could undercut it.
Forget GDP, say a growing number of cities and nations. Instead, they're measuring happiness and hope to increase it.
Out of the UN comes a new idea for ending war. Peacebuilders: An intensive process that gives permission for foreign 'interference' in conflict resolution.
We often assume bipartisanship is about making nice. Actually, it's a political and moral necessity.
A father rides out his son’s college admissions process.
One school in Chicago shows the promise and pitfalls of a federal effort to turn around the nation's bottom-tier schools.
Even when Hong Kong was under British rule, neighboring China benefited from its economy. Would the same model work in the rest of the developing world?
Nonprofit group TED asks some of the world's most fascinating thinkers to share both ideas and reading lists. Here's a list of the nine books recommended by Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.
Tsunami dolphin: A baby dolphin was rescued from a rice paddy 1 mile from the sea after being swept inland in the tsunami.
Mouthwash. Rice. A handful of quarters. What do these household items have in common? They constitute the perfect emergency-repair kit for gadgets. When device disasters strike and warranties turn their backs on you, it's time to get in touch with your inner MacGyver. So, here are eight low-tech solutions to high-tech disasters.
A visit to Poland gave David Shirkey an idea to become a one-man charity, giving the poor and disabled a wheelchair or prosthetic limb.
High-resolution photos taken from the International Space Station show some of the areas hit the hardest by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Japan.
An after-school program in Chester, Pa., gives at-risk teenagers a music education – and much more
Nations are responding to the devastation in Japan, sending aid workers, rescue equipment, and humanitarian supplies. Individuals can help too by donating to legitimate charities.
Gas prices put extra strain on consumers, but several strategies can help offset the high price at the pump. Some of these tips give you more mileage from each gallon in your tank, while others tactics might help you simply drive fewer miles.