Laura Poff

A text for help

Crisis Text Line engages with texters in moments of crisis and compiles data on the anonymous raw language texters use to teach us when crises are likely to hap...

Being grateful

Fewer stress-related illnesses, lower blood pressure levels and stronger relationships among benefits of showing more gratitude Research shows us that focusi...

Reflecting on life and death

A girl I knew died today. That’s not true. She wasn’t a girl, she was the same age that I am. And I didn’t know, I knew of her. I saw her posing, arms slu...

For all to read

With developing technology, biblical translation is happening faster than ever. Bible translation has always been a complicated and often controversial proce...

Making dollars make sense

‘Money Matters: Make It Count’ teaches financial literacy to teens. Most parents want to be good role models for their children, but when it comes to finance...

Housing first, care second

Pathway to Housing’s simple yet revolutionary way to help the chronically homeless Gerard Thomas Gerard Thomas served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam W...

A lemonade stand like no other

At 4, Alex made it her mission to end childhood cancer. In 1996, Jay and Liz Scott joined the fight against pediatric cancer when their daughter Alex was dia...

Encouraging girls to code

Projections say there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings by 2020, but currently just .3 percent of high school girls major in computer science...

‘No Ceilings’

The Global Status of Women Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice-Chair Che...

Redesigning recovery

Creative Matters offers new chance at imaginative career In Los Angeles, one residential treatment center is taking its client job placement program further ...

The Barefoot Approach

Tucked into the village of Tilonia in Rajasthan, India, is a school that is redefining what it means to receive an education and breaking down barriers for rura...