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Eleanor Goldberg is the Editor of HuffPost Impact.

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The Surprising Health Tip That Doctors And Bosses Should Recommend

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 4:26 PM


This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project here.


Volunteering has numerous health benefits, which is why doctors and bosses should more aggressively push...

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This Glass Sculpture Offers Reminder About Critical Issue

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 11:47 AM

As temperatures drop, the risk of homeless people freezing to death dramatically rises, a concern one artist has interpreted through his work to convey the severity of the issue.

U.K.-based artist Luke Jerram constructed a glass sculpture that he lay on the ground in various points throughout Bristol....

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Florida Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors Required To Post Signs To Help Trafficking Victims

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 5:29 PM


To continue to ramp up its efforts to fight human trafficking, Florida is soliciting help from strip clubs and massage parlors.


A new law requires rest areas, airports and emergency rooms to post signs that notify human trafficking victims of resources that could...

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Women-Run Sushi Restaurant Combats Menstruation Stigma, Sexism

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 11:42 AM


Women make great sushi chefs. Period.


That’s what Japan’s only all-women-run sushi restaurant has demonstrated, despite overwhelming pushback, the Guardian reported.


Across the globe, women face a host of injustices when it comes to menstruation. In Japan, those injustices manifest themselves through exclusion...

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This Product Will Convert Leftover Food Into Cooking Gas For Poor Communities

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2015 | 10:52 AM

You’ll never be stumped with what to do with your dinner leftovers again.

HomeBioGas, a system developed by an Israeli startup, converts food waste and animal manure -- products a composter can't process -- into cooking gas and liquid fertilizer.

The company has already dispensed the systems to underserved areas in order to reduce the use of hazardous indoor cooking methods. But after recently surpassing its Indiegogo goal, it’s going to be able to make the product available to customers in developing countries.

The 88-pound system works by adding a bacteria to a combination of waste and water, which sets off a fermentation process, Reuters reported.

That, in turn, produces a combination of methane and carbon dioxide, according to the company.

The system can process up to 6 liters of food waste or 15 liters of animal manure a day. That yields about three hours worth of cooking gas -- enough to make three meals -- and about 10 liters of liquid fertilizer each day, the company noted in its Indiegogo campaign.

A HomeBioGas system eliminates 1 ton of organic waste, and reduces harmful emissions equivalent to 6 tons of carbon dioxide over the course of a year.

Launched in 2012, the company is targeting a wide range of communities.

Its goal is to help farmers and families reduce their carbon footprints and to also bring the technology to low-income areas where families often rely on dangerous and time-consuming cooking methods.

Billions of people in underserved areas still use simple stoves that require burning wood, crop waste or coal, which generates harmful byproducts. As a result, 4.3 million people die prematurely every year from illnesses related to household air pollution caused by the inefficient use of solid fuels, according to the World Health Organization. 

The company has already witnessed the benefits of the process.

The European Union and the Peres Center for Peace funded a pilot program where 40 HomeBioGas systems were installed in the Palestinian village of al-Awja in the central West Bank's Jordan Valley, according to Reuters. 

"This system will be available to everyone that needs it in the developing world,” Oshik Efrati, CEO of HomeBioGas, told Reuters. “It will eliminate waste, it makes clean gas, and there is no need to breathe in any smoke.”

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Taylor Swift Earns Top Spot In Charitable Celebrity Squad

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2015 | 10:46 AM

Sure we were captivated by a fair amount of celebrity drama this year, but we were even more moved by the number of stars who used their passion, influence and funds to support people in need.

In its annual roundup, DoSomething.org, a group that galvanizes young people to...

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Buffalo, N.Y., Only Has 25 Chronic Homeless People Left To House

(1) Comments | Posted December 29, 2015 | 4:31 PM


One of the poorest cities in the nation is on track to end chronic homelessness. It just needs a few landlords to step in to finish up the job.


Four years ago, Buffalo, New York, had 400 homeless people living on the streets and streaming in...

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Miami Installs Free Public Bathrooms For Homeless People

(2) Comments | Posted December 29, 2015 | 12:54 PM


Now, that’s a clean sweep.


With the aid of some hard-to-ignore figures, the Miami Downtown Development Authority convinced the city to install public bathrooms for homeless people to reduce the open waste issue. Within just six months, the four porta potties have already brought on a flush...

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울트라 부자들은 어떻게 난민들을 돕고 있는가

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2015 | 1:20 PM

정치인들이 난민 위기에 어떻게 대처해야 하는지 옥신각신하는 동안, 상당수의 세계 최고 부자들은 이미 이 상황에 어떻게 대처할지 의견 합의를 이루었다.


그들은 식량, 피신처, 안전을 제공해주기 위해 지갑을 열고 있다.


연구 회사인 웰스-X가 낸 새로운 자선 활동 보고서에 의하면, ‘최고 수준의 순자산’을 지닌 기부자들은...

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Grandma With Disability Raising 2 Grandsons Needs Extra Help This Holiday

(4) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 11:14 AM


Henrietta, 55, is partially blind, has kidney issues and has been out of work since she was injured while employed at UPS about 15 years ago. But she didn’t flinch when her two grandsons with autism had nowhere to go and needed patient guardians to give them a...

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15 Times We Made Progress In 2015 On Issues That Matter Most

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 4:47 PM

At times, 2015 felt like a never-ending stream of negative headlines. Your news feed might have felt like we’re not making any progress, or maybe even taking steps back. But despite all that -- and the fact that there's still much more work to be done -- here are 15...

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Over 1 Million Children Out Of School Due To Boko Haram Attacks: UN

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 11:37 AM


As Boko Haram continues to wage targeted attacks against civilians in northeastern Nigeria and its neighboring countries, more than 1 million children have been forced out of school -- a consequence that leaves them more susceptible to violence, poverty and child marriage. 


Considered the

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Charity For Homeless Returns Martin Shkreli's $15,000 Donation

(2) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 4:57 PM


America’s most-loathed CEO can’t even get charities to take his money at this point.


Martin Shkreli, the “pharma bro” made infamous after raising the price of an HIV/AIDS drug by 5,000 percent, was arrested, in an unrelated case on Thursday, for securities fraud. In the...

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No One Really Wants You To Donate In Their Name This Holiday Season

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 12:36 PM

If you’re at a loss as to what to buy a not-so-close friend this holiday season, steer clear of the charitable gift, new research advises.

As Americans’ spending on presents and charitable contributions continues to increase, nonprofits and companies have made it easier than ever for socially conscious...

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1 In 8 Babies Was Born In A Conflict Zone This Year: UN

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 12:05 PM

Born into danger

What if simply bringing a child into the world puts...

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Orphaned West Point Student Wants Sick Grandma To Make It To His Graduation

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 12:07 PM


Considering the vast amount of misfortune Brandon Yarnovich has faced, he could’ve easily wound up dead or in jail at this point, the West Point junior told The Huffington Post while taking a quick break between classes.


Though Yarnovich, 21, had the odds stacked against him, the...

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How The Ultra Wealthy Are Helping Amid The Refugee Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 1:41 PM


While politicians continue to spar over the best way to handle the refugee crisis, many of the world’s wealthiest people have already come to an agreement on how to aptly address the situation.


They’re opening up their wallets to provide food, shelter and security.


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Company Floods Small Town With Gifts, Residents Promptly Give Them To Others In Need

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 12:50 PM

When a coupon company learned there was an actual U.S. town named Coupon, it decided it had to share the holidays with its distant “relative.”

But when RetailMeNot, which offers coupons and promo codes, descended upon the small Pennsylvania community, the residents weren’t interested in getting any gifts. Many simply said, “I have everything I need.”

When pressed a little further, the town of 73 shared the struggles of some of their neighbors, and expressed that instead of getting gifts, they'd like to give them away to people in need. 

RetailMeNot quickly went to work collecting lists of families and the items that would make their holiday season a little bit brighter. It then corralled Coupon together for a gift exchange, where residents got new refrigerators, furniture, bicycles and other essentials. One family, who has a sick daughter, finally got their dream of going to Disney World.

And the town promptly reminded all of us what this season is actually about.

“Everyone here in Coupon is like one big family,” one resident explained. “That’s the best way to describe it.”

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About 500 Children Die Daily In Sub-Saharan Africa Due To Lack Of Clean Water, Sanitation

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2015 | 11:31 AM


Every day, about 500 children in the sub-Saharan Africa die due to diarrheal diseases, a soaring figure that could be curbed with some simple measures, experts say. 


UNICEF announced the grave rate on Tuesday, ahead of a conference in Dakar, Senegal, where investment banks, international...

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「ごみゼロ」めざす徳島県上勝町の挑戦。34種類に分別してリサイクル

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2015 | 1:20 AM

人口1700人の徳島県上勝町は厳しいリサイクル政策を採択し、「ごみゼロ」を目指している。

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