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Eleanor Goldberg is the Editor of HuffPost Impact.

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This Device Purifies Water With Salt And A Car Battery

(17) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 5:46 PM

This is a water solution we can drink to.

An estimated 748 million people across the globe still lack access to clean drinking water, an injustice that can lead to cholera, typhoid and diarrheal disease –- the fourth leading cause of child death.

To help underserved...

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Girls Are More At Risk For Female Genital Mutilation In Summer. Here's Who's Helping

(4) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 12:19 PM

There is nothing relaxing about summer if you’re a girl at risk for female genital mutilation.

When school lets out, countries that still practice FGM increase the number of procedures they perform so that the girls have enough time to “heal” before vacation ends, CNN reported. And in...

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'America Needs Germany's Help': Video Makes Serious Point About Struggling Families In U.S.

(14) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 5:29 PM

Whenever a PSA cuts to dreary music and a morose-looking child, viewers can be sure they’ll be directed to helping underserved kids in a country that they may or may not be able to identify on a map.

Not so fast.

In an effort to underscore how severe the...

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#SelfieWithDaughter Campaign In India Aims To Fight Stigma That Girls Don't Have Value

(9) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 12:15 PM

As part of his continued efforts to curb rising rates of female feticide, India’s prime minister has urged parents to share selfies with their daughters on social media.

Up to 12 million girls in India have been aborted over the past 30 years in India, and Prime...

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My Friend's Same-Sex Wedding This Weekend Was Just Like Everyone Else's, Except for 1 Special Thing

(17) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 9:06 AM

"This is the least gay wedding I've ever been to," my friend Yael remarked as our sandals sunk into the soggy grass at our pal's backyard nuptials on Sunday.

A dapper bow-tied pair was quick to join in.

"Are we the only other gay couple here?" the one...

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Spoof Video Proves If Celebs Just Repeat Sober Words, People Will Be Motivated To Take Action

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 3:30 PM

When it comes to the big screen, celebrities typically have to master complicated scripts and take on entirely new personas.

But when cast in a PSA about a grave issue, A-listers really just have to repeat somber terms and startling facts set to sad music to get...

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Africa Could Be Polio-Free Soon

(133) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 5:48 PM

After years of frustrating pushback, Africa may soon be able to declare itself polio-free.

The disease that affects mostly children under 5 and can lead to irreversible paralysis, has been all but wiped out in Africa -- except for in Nigeria. There, religious leaders often interfered with vaccination...

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Nonprofit Crowdfunds Homes For People In Need, Gives Donors Updates On Families They've Helped

(6) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 11:47 AM

For donors who want to know exactly how their money’s being spent, there’s a new transparent nonprofit that allows its supporters to rest easy.

New Story, an Atlanta-based group, identifies families in need, shares their struggles via moving video stories and then solicits donations from supporters. But what...

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More Proof That Housing Homeless People Actually Saves Money And Works

(7) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 10:50 AM

San Francisco continues to clamp down on its anti-homelessness policies, an approach that has proven callous, ineffective and costly, a recent study concluded.

A new report released by the Coalition on Homelessness found that San Francisco has passed more bans on homeless people’s activities than any other city...

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Teens Invent Condom That Changes Color When It Detects An STD

(35) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 2:54 PM

Here’s a condom that will show your partner’s true colors.

Three students took home first prize in the health category at the U.K.’s TeenTech Awards on Tuesday for inventing a condom that changes colors if it comes into contact with a sexually transmitted infection. A layer of molecules...

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Architect Turns Shopping Cart Into Shelter For Homeless People

(4) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 4:30 PM

Now here’s a wheel-y good solution.

While homelessness is on the decline in the U.S., a dearth of affordable housing and emergency shelter options often leaves those who are still without permanent shelter with no choice but to sleep on the streets. Recognizing the need to...

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We've Come A Long Way Since The '70s, But Not When It Comes To Child Hunger

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 4:42 PM

The end of the '70s meant saying goodbye to disco, limited television channels and, to a certain extent, oppressive restrictions on women. But even with advances in music, technology and feminism, there’s been little headway in the issue of child hunger.

Forty years ago, the U.S. government implemented...

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Hundreds Of Children In Nepal Are At Risk For Trafficking After Earthquake. Here's Who's Helping

(5) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 2:53 PM

As Nepal begins to recover from its deadliest disaster on record, the country’s youngest survivors are now at a higher risk for another calamity: getting sold into the human trafficking trade.

The two major earthquakes that hit Nepal earlier this year claimed more than 8,800 lives...

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How Dads In Malawi Are Reducing HIV Rates Among Babies

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 9:00 AM

This Father’s Day, dads in Malawi can celebrate stepping up to ensure their babies get the best chance at survival.

Just five years ago, males in Malawi simply did not participate is women’s antenatal care services, which had a grievous effect on the way pregnant women with HIV addressed their...

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How To Help Charleston After Church Shooting

(16) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 1:02 PM

As the Charleston, South Carolina, community grieves the loss of the nine victims who were shot and killed during a bible study class at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night, it has also banded together to bring strength and support to those who need it...

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This Little-Known Tactic Gets People To Donate To Online Fundraisers: Peer Pressure

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 9:43 AM

If you want to reach your online fundraising goal, hit up your deep-pocketed friends early on so the rest of your donors follow suit, a new study concluded.

Interested in how public donor activity impacts online giving, British researchers analyzed 12,000 online fundraising pages for participants in the London Marathon...

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App Lets New Yorkers Route Corporate Funds To Help Homeless People

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 9:30 AM

Advocates and politicians have long questioned whether giving money to homeless people enables destructive habits or is just a kind act that deserves praise. But a new charitable app could satisfy those on either side of the debate.

After helplessly watching New York City’s homeless figures...

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Long Beach, California, Looks To 'Smart' Meters To Curb Water Usage

(43) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 3:37 PM

Though California has implemented mandatory water restrictions amid its historic drought, actually enforcing those limits has proven challenging, which is why some cities are turning to installing more precise smart meters.

After entering its fourth year of severe drought, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) took the unprecedented...

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These Bindis Could Help Save The Lives Of Impoverished Indian Women

(5) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 4:44 PM

This health solution is spot on.

An estimated 350 million people in India don’t consume enough iodine, a deficiency that can lead to brain damage, among other health issues, and is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, according to a study published by the Indian Journal of Medical Research....

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