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Monday, 1 October 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012
Arianna Huffington: In the weeks leading up to the Republican and Democratic conventions, we had countless meetings, conference calls and epic email threads geared toward finding solutions to our country's ongoing jobs crisis. And I'm delighted to announce that today we launch JobRaising, one of the initiatives that grew out of those discussions. Along with the Skoll Foundation, CrowdRise, and knowledge partner McKinsey, JobRaising will help job-creating nonprofits raise money, raise awareness and help put Americans back to work. The Skoll Foundation has committed $250,000 to a challenge that will fund the most creative and innovative ideas from nonprofits working to create jobs. If you're involved with a nonprofit, you can apply here. If you're not, but want to help expand the search for solutions to the jobs crisis, check back to see featured nonprofits that are creating jobs and pledge your support to those whose missions resonate with you.
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A HUGE Victory For California's Undocumented Immigrants
Arianna Huffington: Map Your Story: Introducing Firsthand
With 36 days until the election, I'm delighted to introduce Firsthand, a project that puts the spotlight on what really matters most in people's lives. The result will be a vivid multimedia mosaic that captures the everyday events and tell the story of our country during this campaign season, as you see it.
Jimmy Carter: World Habitat Day: A Day to Recognize the Basic Need for Shelter
The act of building, of renovating, of coming together cements a bond not easily undone. When we bring together available resources, take decisive action and advocate for lasting change, we build the kind of stability, that Haiti -- and we -- need.
Gary Hart: Draw a Line. Don't Cross It.
Whether consciously or not, in deciding on a president we are really trying to decide who will protect our trust, the public trust, by standing on principle when the chips are down.
Cenk Uygur: This Election Is Already Over - Obama Has Won
Here's my new favorite fact: whoever is leading two weeks after the last convention has never relinquished the lead in the last 15 presidential elections. It's way past two weeks since the last convention and President Obama doesn't have a small lead, he has a huge lead.
Dr. Peggy Drexler: When Parents Have Different Styles: Does It Spell Disaster?
When your parenting style differs from that of your partner, it can be frustrating at best and destructive at worst, creating dissonance and distance between partners and confusion among the kids. But different parenting styles needn't spell disaster. Divergent styles can help prepare kids for a world of negotiating various types of people.


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