"It makes me feel like nothing," says a 12-year-old of being bullied at school for years. Her hurt was made worse when, she and her mother say, it was ignored by school leaders.

To forbid discrimination or harassment is one thing; to understand and accept someone who may be different than ourselves is another.

The United States produces more electronic waste than any country on Earth yet has no national laws on how to dispose of it and no plants to recycle it.

When we feel small in the enormity of world events, swept along in a powerful tide, headed in a direction we may not have chosen, it is good to know a single person can make a difference.

What Marcia Pangburn wanted was simple: She wanted to clear her name.