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Eleanor Goldberg is the Editor of HuffPost Impact.

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How California's Ethical Nail Salons Can Teach New York To Clean Up Its Act

(1) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 1:13 PM

Guests enjoy Smirnoff Ice and a Nail Salon at the Ladies With Game Tailgate at The Diageo Liquid Cellar on January 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

When Anthony Pham read The New York Times’...

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This Solar-Powered Kit Is Saving Hundreds Of Thousands Of Mothers' And Newborns' Lives

(2) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 10:04 AM

When Dr. Laura Stachel stepped into a maternal health clinic in Nigeria for the first time in 2008, she was “stunned and appalled,” the obstetrician-gynecologist told KQED.

The off-grid facility was so strapped for resources that, at night, the midwives delivered babies just by light...

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A Key To Preventing Recidivism May Be Spreading Ex-Prisoners Among Different Neighborhoods

(15) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 3:17 PM

The U.S. has spent an unprecedented amount on incarceration and rehabilitative programs over the past decade, yet the rate of prisoners returning to jail has largely gone unchanged. But curbing those figures may have little to do with additional funding, and more so with tweaking reentry logistics.

According to the...

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10 Best Jobs For People Who Want To Make The World A Better Place

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 5:05 PM

Surely you’ve heard that if you love your job, you’ll never have to work a day in your life.

That’s perhaps no truer than if the role you adore also happens to help make the world a better place.

Eager to find out which employees are most...

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'For Me This Resume Will Never Be A Reality': Impoverished Girls Remind Us Why Education Is Critical

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 5:13 PM

Though India is rapidly developing economically, its girls are being left behind. But that could all change if three audacious girls with big dreams have anything to say about it.

Indian girls made up 62 percent of all out-of-school children in 2008 due to a host...

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Miami 'Poop Map' Uses Emojis To Make Case For Homeless Who Need Bathrooms

(2) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 1:22 PM

Updated on May 21, 2015 at 4:10 p.m. EST

It's time to cut the crap.

Tired of the pushback against installing restrooms for homeless people, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in Miami took to constructing a map that detailed how much urine and feces actually fills the city’s downtown streets...

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Sex Trafficking Victims Usually Can't Escape Prostitution Charges. This Lawyer's Working To Change That

(49) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 9:58 AM

After enduring nearly 15 years of sex trafficking, Nicole managed to escape the life, get sober and earn her bachelor’s degree.

But she couldn’t get a decent job.

“It’s just not a good fit,” Nicole, now in her mid-40s, recalled hiring managers telling her over and over again.

The...

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MIT Group Used Solar Energy To Make Salty Water Drinkable In Off-Grid Areas

(5) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 1:32 PM

While there are many technologies out there than can effectively remove salt from water to make it drinkable, most are expensive and rely heavily on electricity –- rendering them all but useless in remote, off-grid villages.

That’s why a group of engineers from MIT, backed by Jain Irrigation Systems, set...

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Instead Of Arresting Drug Addicts, These Massachusetts Cops Are Offering Free Treatment

(38) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 2:32 PM

Instead of locking up drug addicts, police in Gloucester, Massachusetts, are leading them to the road of recovery.

Police chief Leonard Campanello announced on the department’s Facebook page that, starting June 1, any addict who voluntarily brings in their stash won’t be arrested as long as they...

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Μετά από αυτό το βίντεο θα το σκεφτείτε πολύ πριν ξαναπαρκάρετε σε αναπηρική θέση στάθμευσης

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 10:22 AM

«Θα πεταχτώ και πέντε λεπτάκια μόνο», «δεν βλέπω κάποιον που να την χρειάζεται» ή «χρειάζονται τόσες πολλές θέσεις». Πολλές δικαιολογίες μπορεί να προβάλει κανείς προκειμένου να παρκάρει σε μία θέση που προορίζεται σε άτομα με ειδικές ανάγκες, αλλά παραμένουν δικαιολογίες και αυτό θέλει να τονίσει η νέα καμπάνια που οργανώνει...

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Facebook Users Donated More Than $15 Million For Nepal Relief In A Week

(3) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 2:41 PM

Facebook users did way more than just “like” inspiring stories coming out of Nepal after it was struck by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

In a matter of a week, more than 750,000 Facebook users worldwide gave over $15 million through the platform’s donation button, Facebook founder...

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This Mother's Day, Let's Commit To Saving 3.3 Million Moms

(7) Comments | Posted May 10, 2015 | 10:26 AM

Now this would be the ultimate Mother’s Day gift.

Over the next 15 years, just by using existing tools and proven methods, the world could save 3.3 million moms from succumbing to pregnancy and childbirth complications, a new study published by the Lancet concluded.

Funded by the...

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Supporters Help Tamir Rice's Mother Move Out Of Homeless Shelter

(32) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 1:19 PM

Five months after her son was killed by the police, Samaria Rice is still waiting for answers. But supporters have at least recently responded to the grieving mother’s need for a fresh start.

After Tamir Rice, 12, died on Nov. 23 from wounds he sustained when he was...

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Psychologist's 'Crazy' Idea Is Now Ending Homelessness

(63) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 1:11 PM

New Orleans recently ended chronic veteran homelessness and San Francisco is gearing up to do the same. Utah currently has so few chronic homeless people on the streets, officials know each one by name.

And the Obama administration is set to...

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5 Health Predictions That Give Us Hope For Moms And Babies Around The World

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 7:52 AM

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the next 10 years. We're highlighting causes that are near and dear to our ethos -- causes where we believe meaningful progress can be made in...

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Powerful Video Will Make You Think Twice Before Parking In An Accessible Spot

(17) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 2:35 PM

Parking in a spot designated for people with disabilities is easy to rationalize. The errand will only take a minute. There isn’t anyone in sight who needs it. And, do they really need that many spaces?

Yes. Yes, they do. And a stunning new campaign that confronts the violators explicitly...

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Here's Who's Helping Hundreds Of Pregnant, Rescued Boko Haram Kidnapping Victims

(31) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 6:18 PM

Among the Boko Haram kidnapping victims recently rescued were at least 214 pregnant women and girls, according to the UNFPA.

Thanks to a new infusion of armory, the Nigerian military saved 234 women and girls from the terrorist group’s stronghold in the Sambisa Forest last Thursday. As the...

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Social Experiment Proves Consumers Care About Factory Workers Making Our Apparel

(32) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 4:08 PM

Buying a T-shirt for a couple of bucks is certainly a steal, especially when consumers consider the amount of money the laborers behind it were deprived.

To demonstrate how cheap clothing often translates into cheap labor, advocacy group Fashion Revolution set up a vending machine in a busy...

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What Every City Can Learn From Charlotte About Ending Homelessness

(29) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 8:37 AM

Home is where the heart -- and the solution to ending homelessness –- is, a new study has confirmed.

Moore Place, a nonprofit that provides permanent housing and other services to homeless people, has saved Charlotte $2.4 million in medical costs alone since 2012, according to a new...

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Families In Ethiopia Pose For Sears-Style Photos To Raise Awareness For Important Issue

(17) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 5:03 PM

A family photo is worth an incalculable amount of words when you know your relatives could pass at any moment.

Such is the reality for every clan in sub-Saharan Africa where every 20 seconds, a family loses a loved one due to a water-related disease, according to aid...

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