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Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and Win $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.

How to Quit Wall Street and Crowdfund Pizza for the Homeless

NationSwell | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

You can't buy much for $2 these days, but in Philadelphia, you can feed yourself and a homeless neighbor with just a couple of bucks.

Andrew Lord

This Pill Dispenser Is Designed To Fight Addiction

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World released 16 award-winning public service announcement videos in 2009 exposing the endemic problems of prescriptio...

44 Ways to Make It Work: Secrets of Successful Cities

Alexander Shermansong | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Alexander Shermansong

Representatives from 44 cities gathered in Miami last week. Why were so many cities, ranging from the bucolic to the megalopolis, gathered together?

Why We Need a Muscular Compassion

Daniel Goleman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Daniel Goleman

The Dalai Lama's version of compassion is more muscular than Sunday-school stereotypes of a benign but soft and flabby kindness. He sees such full disclosure as one application of compassion in the public sphere, as is forceful action to right injustice of every kind.

Andrew Lord

Adidas Created A Shoe That Is Literally Made Out Of Trash

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business

Recycled ocean trash sneakers might be the new Air Jordans. German apparel giant Adidas has created a prototype for a sustainable new shoe made al...

Stop Differentiating Social Entrepreneurs

Alexandre Mars | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Are you an entrepreneur if you launch a nonprofit? When I ask my peers to give me the most notable examples of innovation and entrepreneurship in the last fifty years, most mention a game-changing technology in Silicon Valley.

Detroit Horse Power: Urban Horsemanship Provides A Proven Tool For Changing Lives

Nancy Kotting | Posted 06.30.2015 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

There are models across the country where horses are brought into urban environments to enhance the lives of those within. They exist legally via ordinance or special use permits, some for recreational purposes such as the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

Dylann Storm Roof, the Confederate Flag and Contemporary Racism

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

While the nation has made considerable strides, the fact is that racism is still a potent adversarial force in the lives of far too many Black Americans. This is evident in chronically unemployment rates in many Black (and Brown) communities. Obscenely high incarceration among Black men.

Andrew Lord

City Of Charleston Steps Up To Help Victims' Families In A Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business

And donations are pouring in from local businesses.

That Time I Organized a Sex Positive Party for People With Disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

For once, I won't have to dim the light of my disability, to be seen as desirable. I can let you bask in its glow, and show you what you never knew you'd be missing.

A New Initiative Combats Teens' Deadly Texting-While-Driving Behavior

Mackenzie Hughes | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Mackenzie Hughes

How long is five seconds? It's the amount of time the average driver looks away from the road to send a text. If you're going about 55 mph, by the time you look up from your phone, you'll have driven the whole length of a football field without looking at the road. Touchdown? Not quite.

Family Matters: DreamMakers, Unapologetically Investing in the Underserved

Michele Hunt | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News
Michele Hunt

I believe we can change the world. My passion is seeking out and shining a light on people, businesses, organizations and communities that are doing just that. I call these people DreamMakers. Family Matters of Greater Washington led by their visionary President and CEO, Tonya Jackson Smallwood are DreamMakers.

Leading Together For Greater Impact

Vikki Spruill | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Vikki Spruill

In order to make real progress, we must harness our own individual strengths for common purpose. Aligning funding strategies and sharing resources across sectors will ensure that philanthropy's transformative impact on society will approach its full potential.

Addressing Domestic Poverty In Test City, U.S.A.

David All | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
David All

"If it works here, it'll work everywhere." And that includes putting entrepreneurship in every classroom starting here in Test City, U.S.A. Our hope is to generate more entrepreneurs who will break out of the cycle of poverty and then work to use those resources to help their communities.

Food Hubs Could Be Revolutionary -- But They're Not As Simple As They Seem

Kate Danaher | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Kate Danaher

Food hubs -- enterprises that actively manage the aggregation, distribution and marketing of source-identified foods from local and regional producers -- could be the key link in a new supply chain that fixes our broken food system.

Demonization of Black Women Often Begins at the Womb

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.12.2015 | Black Voices
Elwood D. Watson

Black women, like Black people in general, have long languished on the margins of society. These aforementioned examples provide ample evidence that this is indeed the case.

Reframing Entrepreneurship

Jeremy Shure | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Jeremy Shure

I've spent years as a Techstars mentor to over ten programs. I spend my days fostering invention, and I've created a national practice group representing emerging companies. I have wonderful mentors who are entrepreneurs, and I live, breathe, and write about startups, execution, legacy and impact.

Making Way for Sustainable Impact

Caroline Bodian | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Caroline Bodian

"If I die BASE jumping," Bryan Swick Turner wrote in a letter addressed to his closest friends, "Please, and I cannot emphasize this enough, do everything you can to help end extreme poverty by 2030 and do your utmost to achieve sustainable development beyond that.

Being Mindful of the Gifts We Bring to Life

Susie Wolbe | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Just listing broad categories, one might think of the environment, business, people, or education. But the broad categories would never be enough to get to the heart of the matter. To determine the real impact of each individual person, it's important to be mindful and consider depth.

Winning in a Race of Life, Death and Renewal

Don McNay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Don McNay

June 5 was a big day for me. The Tuttle Tots 3K in Carrollton, Kentucky was the first time I had been in a running race in 26 years, and I came in second in my age division. The day before, I had a medical checkup that confirmed that I had lost over 90 pounds in the past six months.

Soda, Chips, and Other Public Health Solutions 

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

While these big-money packaged food leaders seemingly want to promote cutting calories, my hope is that one day they will want to promote something that is not just a healthier option (as in less dangerous) but is truly healthy. 

Conservatives, Stop Scapegoating President Obama for the State of Race Relations

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Many Republican politicians, pundits and loyal GOP voters have targeted President Obama as the reason for the current state of race relations in our nation. As those in the land of rock-ribbed republicanism see it, our current commander-in-chief is the primary reason that the racial situation is less than desirable.

6 Tools to Help Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

In light of the Duggar abuse scandal, protecting children from sexual abuse is on many parents' minds. Avoiding all risk is unlikely, but there are steps parents can take to minimize their child's risk of sexual abuse. These tools will also help children get help if victimization occurs.

Aaron Baker: Defying the Odds One Step at a Time

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

Aaron's recovery was as remarkable as it was challenging. "Prior to my injury, I had been very athletic and very competitive. After the accident, I wasn't trying to 'get back' to anything. I accepted my new life.