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Girl Who Was Called 'Ugly' After Donating Hair To Cancer Patients, Gets Major Support From Internet

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | October 20, 2014 | Impact
A few snips at the hair salon turned Jetta Fosberg's selfless act into a school nightmare. After the 10-year-old Ohio girl cut and donated 14 inches of her hair to Wigs for Kids, an organization that supports children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments,...

Monica Lewinsky: I Was 'The First Person' Whose Reputation Was Destroyed By The Internet

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | October 20, 2014 | Politics
PHILADELPHIA -- Monica Lewinsky spoke at Forbes' 30 Under 30 summit here on Monday, opening up about her experience with cyberbullying. Lewinsky, who joined Twitter ahead of her speech on Monday, described how it felt being "the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the...

Ashoka Mukpo, NBC News Freelancer, Doing 'Quite Well' And Could Be Released Very Soon

Reuters | Catherine Taibi | October 20, 2014 | Media
Oct 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. freelance cameraman diagnosed with Ebola while working with NBC News in Liberia is doing "quite well" and may soon be able to leave a Nebraska Medical Center biocontainment unit where he is being treated, a doctor at the hospital said on Monday. Doctors are...

More Than 100,000 High School, College Athletes Are Homeless: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | October 20, 2014 | Impact
Though college recruiters repeatedly tried contacting Bobby Limon, the burly lineman had no idea any universities were interested in him. The homeless Texas teen had moved around so many times that there was no fixed address where he could be reached. Limon represents more than 100,000 U.S. athletes...

Meredith Vieira Shows Her Mammogram Appointment On Air

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | October 20, 2014 | Media
Meredith Vieira showed viewers the importance of getting a yearly mammogram by broadcasting her very own appointment in a very powerful segment that aired Friday. Vieira admitted that despite her mother and grandmother both having had breast cancer, she avoided going for a routine mammogram for years out...

Photographer Creates Moving Tribute To Her Beloved Pooch During The Dog's Final Days

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | October 20, 2014 | Good News
When her cherished pet fell ill, this photographer found a beautiful way to honor her little friend. Maria Sharp, 23, a photographer from Cleveland, Ohio, was 7 years old when she brought her dog, Chubby, home from the pound. Over the years, the two shared many memorable experiences together --...

These 11 Photos Capture The Strength Of Ebola Survivors

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | October 20, 2014 | Healthy Living
The Ebola epidemic has claimed over 2,400 lives in Liberia alone, a harrowing number that accounts for more than half of the outbreak's total death toll according to the CDC. The New England Journal of Medicine estimates the current outbreak has a 70 percent mortality rate...

LOOK: Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down Tweeter Who's Upset With Gay Sex Scenes

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | October 20, 2014 | Gay Voices
Over the weekend, a tweeter complained to Shonda Rhimes that "gay scenes" in the TV shows "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" were "too much." Rhimes, who executive produces both shows and who has spoken up in support of the LGBT community in the...

Tyra Banks Proves You Can Be A Feminist And A Runway Model

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | October 20, 2014 | Women
A woman can be a Victoria's Secret Angel in "bra and panties" and a feminist -- just ask Tyra Banks. In an interview with Yahoo! Beauty's Annie Tomlin on Oct. 16, Tyra Banks discussed kicking off the 21st season of her show "America’s Next Top Model," her...

Change.org Challenges Other Companies To Offer Generous Parental Leave Policies

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | October 20, 2014 | Parents
On Monday, social change platform Change.org announced a parental leave policy for its employees that will offer all parents -- dads, moms, biological, adoptive or otherwise -- 18 weeks of fully-paid leave. The company hopes that other employers will follow its lead. As David Hanrahan, the Head...

Should NBC News Doctor Who Violated Ebola Quarantine Continue Reporting?

AP | Catherine Taibi | October 20, 2014 | Media
NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation, unleashed a furious response. NBC must now decide whether...

Jillian Michaels Says LGBT Community 'Misunderstood' Her Comments About Her Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | October 20, 2014 | Gay Voices
Jillian Michaels wants to clarify comments she made about her sexuality. Over the weekend, the former "Biggest Loser" trainer gave an exclusive statement to People to clear up what she said in a recent Health magazine interview, in which she discussed her continued struggle with...

Trojan Condoms Says These 15 Colleges Have The Best Sexual Health

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | October 20, 2014 | College
Condom-maker Trojan ranks 140 major college campuses every year to see which schools are arming students with the information they need to have safe sex. This year, Oregon State University came out on top, usurping Princeton University, last year's top school for sexual health. Oregon State "could...

Only Six Northern White Rhinos Left In The World After Death At Wildlife Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | October 20, 2014 | Green
One of the last northern white rhinos in the world has died, striking a heavy blow to a species already on the brink of extinction, reports the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. 34-year-old Suni was found dead in his enclosure on October 17, 2014. Rangers are unsure of...

Cam'ron Is Selling The 'Fashionable' Ebola Mask You Never Asked For

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | October 20, 2014 | Black Voices
Cam'ron's response to the devastating outbreak of Ebola in West Africa? A new line of gimmicky Ebola masks. "Ebola is no joking matter.. So if u have to be safe.. Be fashionable," wrote the New York rapper last week in an Instagram post. His new line...

Seth Rogen Gets Serious To Fight 'Ridiculously Underfunded' Alzheimer's Disease

Robbie Couch | October 20, 2014 | Impact
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Seth Rogen let out a loud laugh when asked what he had done with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader who suddenly and inexplicably dropped out of sight about six weeks ago. "It's all a marketing ploy," joked Rogen, whose upcoming comedy "The Interview" mercilessly...

What These Celebrities Have To Say About Bullying May Not Be What You're Expecting

Cate Matthews | October 20, 2014 | Teen
John Green, Nina Dobrev, Jason Mraz and other big names are banding together to take on bullying -- but what they have to say about it might be a little surprising. A star-studded Oct. 14 video from anti-bullying campaign Bystander Revolution is coming to bullies' defenses, encouraging teens...

EU Seeking To Create $1.27 Billion Ebola Fund

Jessica Prois | October 20, 2014 | Impact
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West Africa and are seeking a common approach to the crisis. EU foreign ministers began a week of talks Monday so their 28...

Cockatoo Pulled His Feathers Out After Owner Died, Now He Has Fresh Start And Needs New Home

Arin Greenwood | October 20, 2014 | Good News
King O the cockatoo's bald little head hints at how stressful his life used to be. "He was very attached to his first person, and from all accounts he had a wonderful life with her. When she died, he grieved for her," says Jacqueline Johnson, who runs

This Woman's Powerful Video Shows Just How Terrifying Life With Narcolepsy Can Be

Dominique Mosbergen | October 20, 2014 | Healthy Living
Frustrated by just how difficult it was to explain her condition to others, a young woman decided to post a video on YouTube to show the world exactly what it’s like to have the chronic neurological disorder known as narcolepsy, which is characterized by uncontrollable daytime sleepiness. “I...
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