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Michigan Recovery Aided By Entrepreneurship Competition

Joe Van Brussel | October 5, 2012 | Small Business
When Lauren Bigelow drove into downtown Detroit last year for a dinner event at the historic Madison building, she witnessed a surprising sight. As she passed through areas where the automotive industry decline and the economic recession hit hardest, and through neighborhoods where property values had fallen 80...

First World Problems Read By Third World Kids: Ad Campaign Makes Use Of Ironic Meme (VIDEO)

Meredith Bennett-Smith | October 10, 2012 | Impact
A new ad campaign from charitable organization Water is Life features Haitian children and adults reading the everyday gripes and minor irritations first world citizens post on Twitter with the popular #FirstWorldProblems hashtag. Entitled "First World Problems Anthem," the 1-minute video features "complaints" like this one, read by...

Adopt A Pet In New York City: This Week's Featured Animals, Courtesy Of NYC's Animal Care & Control (PHOTOS)

Christopher Mathias | October 5, 2012 | New York
Starting today, every Friday Huffington Post New York will feature city animals up for adoption, in partnership with Animal Care & Control of New York City. A nonprofit organization, AC&C gives shelter to more than 30,000 dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals each year. Interested in...

Jack McGraw, Student With Cerebral Palsy, Scores Winning Touchdown In Emotional Moment (VIDEO)

Meredith Bennett-Smith | October 5, 2012 | Good News
The Haines Middle School Hurricanes might have been up 29-0, but that didn't make this 13-year-old's touchdown any less important. Jack McGraw, an eighth-grade student and lifelong football fan from St. Charles, Ill., has cerebral palsy, and this touchdown was his shining moment, the Beacon News reports. His...

Rodney Osborne, Extreme Couponer, Donates Sale Items To Charities (VIDEO)

Sarah Medina | October 5, 2012 | Good News
On August 23, penny-wise saver, Rodney Osborne, donated nearly $1,000 worth of products to charity. The twist -- he spent only $37 on the entire load! A resident of Sunbury, Ohio, Osborne donates huge loads of items to numerous local charities, using store sales and coupons to...

Steve Jobs' Life: Tim Cook, Mike Daisey And Others Honor Apple Co-Founder On One-Year Anniversary

Dominique Mosbergen | October 5, 2012 | Technology
One year ago, on this very day, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56. Jobs has been praised as a breathtaking genius and vilified as a morally bankrupt megalomaniac. He's been hailed a

Rosario Dawson Talks The Untapped Power Of Latino Voters On The Gavin Newsom Show (VIDEO)

Aaron Sankin | October 5, 2012 | San Francisco
When it comes the political power of Latinos, the question essentially falls to the issue of turnout. Nearly 70 percent of Latino voters checked the box for Barack Obama in 2008, and current polling indicates a similar percentage will vote for him again in November. Even though

Trevor Foster, Student With Pink Mohawk For Breast Cancer, Initially Banned From Basketball (VIDEO)

Meredith Bennett-Smith | October 6, 2012 | Parents
Trevor Foster, an Indiana sixth-grader, was initially told he couldn't try out for his school's basketball team unless he got rid of his pink mohawk. The hairdo is meant to honor the boy's mother, who is battling breast cancer. The incident caused public outcry after the 11-year-old's father posted...

New York City Candy Cab Driver, Mansoor Khalid, Spreads Sweets And Love To Passengers

Eleanor Goldberg | December 1, 2012 | Impact
Mansoor Khalid was devastated when his 2-year-old son died in April after a long battle with heart disease. But the resilient cab driver refused to let the tragedy overtake his generous spirit, the Daily News reports. “I learned a lot of things,” Khalid told the news...

Mayor Michael Bloomberg To Fund Maternal Health Program For 50,000 Mothers, Children In Tanzania

Reuters | December 5, 2012 | Impact
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 2 (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday he is funding the expansion of a pilot maternal health program in Tanzania that is predicted to help 50,000 mothers and their children during the next three years. A woman dies every two minutes of...

Jake Barokas, Washington Teen, Spreads Positive Message Following School Shooting Threat (VIDEO)

Hannah Orenstein | October 5, 2012 | Teen
When Skyline High School in Sammamish, WA received a shooting threat, junior Jake Barokas had a two-word response: "Be nice." On September 19, someone claiming to be a student at Skyline High School posted an image on 4chan saying he was going to open fire...

Catarina Migliorini, Woman Auctioning Her Virginity, At Odds With Organizer Over Charity Claims

David Moye | October 6, 2012 | Weird News
Catarina Migliorini became a viral sensation last week, when news broke that the beautiful 20-year-old Brazilian student was auctioning off her virginity to raise money for impoverished families in her country. Early bidding quickly topped $190,000. But the organizer of the auction has told HuffPost Weird News that...

Military Wives Go Artistically Topless To Raise Awareness For PTSD

Ron Dicker | October 5, 2012 | Impact
Tired of seeing their husbands struggle with PTSD without getting the care they need, a group of desperate military wives are going topless to get the attention their cause deserves. One in five veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, a...

Empowering Women Over Lunch: Womankind Worldwide's Three Butterflies Event

Brogan Driscoll | October 8, 2012 | UK Lifestyle
HuffPost UK Lifestyle are really excited to be partnering with Womankind Worldwide's Three Butterflies second annual lunch event. The organisation works to make a difference to women across the globe, fighting for gender equality in Zimbabwe, opposing trafficking in Peru and working to end female genital mutilation.

Top Local Nonprofit Of The Month: Volunteers' Choice (VOTE)

Jessica Prois | October 5, 2012 | Impact
The people have spoken. This month, we salute top local nonprofits most beloved by volunteers all over the country. These organizations help provide resources for families in need, offer much-needed health services and more. Here are the top 10 contenders, curated by GreatNonprofits.org, with reviews and testimonies from...

Ryan Andresen, Gay Teen, Allegedly Refused Eagle Scout Award Because Of His Sexuality

Dominique Mosbergen | October 8, 2012 | Gay Voices
A mother of a gay teen says her son was denied his Eagle Scout award because of his sexuality. High school senior Ryan Andresen recently completed his Eagle Scout project, which included building a 288-tile wall of tolerance for a middle school in California to comfort victims of...

USS Michael Murphy, Navy's Newest Destroyer, Pays Tribute To Slain SEAL From NY (PHOTOS)

Christopher Mathias | October 5, 2012 | New York
CALVERTON, N.Y. -- The U.S. Navy's newest warship will not be named for a former president, distinguished member of Congress or some historic figure from the past. The USS Michael Murphy, a 510-foot destroyer, is being commissioned this weekend in New York City for a Long Island native and Navy...
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