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Shakespeare Speaks To Japan

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Kelhawk

In our society of high life-expectancy, death usually comes unseen behind the closed doors of nursing homes, or the curtains of a hospital room. We have gained, therefore, the luxury of deluding ourselves that we are here forever

After Massive Storms, National Blood Supply Hits 10-Year Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since massive snowstorms have blanketed the United States, blood supply levels across the country have dropped substantially. The American Red Cross ...

Being Thankful, Being Giving

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Hyman, MD

As we all settle into the warmth of our families and communities over Thanksgiving, my heart, my thoughts and my prayers take me back to Haiti.

Surviving an American Economic Crisis: Tax Credit for Volunteering?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Curtis Valentine

Americans are already volunteering in record numbers, but the need for volunteers continues to rise as the recession persists and rainy-day savings become exhausted. Tax policy should accommodate this shift.

How Young Is Too YOung To Babysit?

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

When are you considered old enough to babysit? It all depends on the maturity of the kid, his or her ability to handle children and challenging situations.

Haitian Hospitals Awash With Supplies, Struggle to Pay Staff (Part 2)

Sarah Ryley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Ryley

Organizations seem unwilling to donate the one thing Haitian hospitals say they desperately need: Money that can be spent at their discretion, for things like salaries, fuel for the generator, and oxygen.

Red Cross Fined $16 Million For Sloppy Blood Screening

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators on Thursday fined the American Red Cross $16 million for sloppy screening of donated blood, the latest in...

James Harrison: Australian Man With Special Blood Type Saves 2 Million Babies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Australian man James Harrison was just 14 years old, he received a life-saving blood transfusion during an invasive chest surgery. Grateful for t...

Fundraising In Haiti: Where Does The Money Go?

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrew MacCalla

The Chronicle of Philanthropy announced May 12th that over $1.1 billion has been donated to support relief efforts in Haiti. The largest recipients i...

Contributing to Chile -- What You Can Do Now

Angela Perkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Angela Perkey

In difficult times following natural disasters, such as the current situations in Chile and Haiti, we have the ability to show our compassion and give to those who have the most immediate needs.

Teen Designs Search Engine To Help Senior Citizens, Charities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Maryland high school junior Sunmee Huh has created a new search engine that helps the elderly and gives back to charity, the Washington Post reports. ...

Mardi Gras-Themed Boulder Fundraiser to Benefit Red Cross Haiti Relief

Jerry Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jerry Lewis

On-the-scene reports of earthquake relief efforts in Haiti are increasingly moving off the evening news, but a Boulder benefit this Friday night plans to raise money.

Breast Milk To Haiti: Red Cross Tells Americans Not To Send It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Red Cross is urging concerned women to stop sending their breast milk to Haiti, arguing that transportation, storage and screening create an unnec...

'Hope For Haiti' Telethon Live Streaming On HuffPost

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE HOPE FOR HAITI LIVESTREAM On Friday, January 22, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Reli...

Haiti Telethon Video: Livestream And Twitter Updates

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, one of the largest and most widely broadcast telethons in history, will be streamed live o...

Media Outlets Rally To Raise Money For Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Media outlets in Chicago were quick to cover the devastating Haiti earthquake, and now they are teaming up with the American Red Cross to help raise m...

Haiti Rebuilds -- The Birth of Global Citizen 1.0

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Haiti suffers as we watch, and it will rebuild during our watch. And an emerging online-connected global citizenry -- us -- must be asked to remain engaged in the weeks, months and years ahead.

Global Aid Pours into Haiti

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

The international outpouring of help displays humanity's better angels -- a global sense of grief and sympathy.

Wyclef Jean: Don't Bother Me, I'm Perfect

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Norman

Wyclef Jean's defensive and amateurish video response to legitimate questions about his NGO, Yele Haiti, suggests that doubts about the charity are well-founded.

MLK2010: Harnessing the Heritage of Haiti

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

At a time when our own deficit is soaring and the US faces innumerable challenges, we must unlock our creative capacities and cast new lines to help Haiti.

American Red Cross Haiti Relief: How To Help Haiti Victims, Where To Submit Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American Red Cross Haiti outreach has begun and the organization is posting updates on how you can help on its Twitter account, Facebook page, and Dis...

Red Cross 'Holiday Mail' Will Greet Troops

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Move over, e-mail. The virtual greeting just won't cut it this holiday season, as the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowles have teamed up for the thir...

The Politicization of Suffering in Haiti

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

That ignorant windbag Pat Robertson's theory as to why Haiti was struck by yesterday's devastating 7.0 earthquake is not surprising: the country made a pact with the Devil.

The World's Worst: Five Years after the Asian Tsunami

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

The charities' performances ran from reasonably effective in localized areas to downright scandalous in their opportunism to raise money around the tsunami.

No Word Yet From Our Orphaned Children in Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I cannot imagine, however, how bad Haiti is at this moment -- and we cannot reach our project there outside Jacmel. We have just gotten through to our American neighbor there.