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WATCH: Three Steps To Kicking Your Procrastination Habit

Posted 08.01.2013 | Healthy Living

At last month's Aspen Ideas Festival, Harvard University professor David Laibson shared with The Huffington Post his findings on how we can regain sel...

WATCH: Former Bush Cabinet Member Talks Education's Greatest Problems, Solutions

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact

At a time when there exists an unequal distribution of high-quality teachers and public school closures are being labeled as human rights violations, ...

Millennials Who Want Careers, Not Jobs, Should Watch This

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 07.26.2013 | Impact

The research tells us young people are dead set on making a difference with their careers. But the walk doesn't always match the talk, so what gives? ...

WATCH: Susan And Lee McIntire On Sustainability And Balance

Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

What does sustainability have to do with success? Everything, according to Lee McIntire, CEO and Chairman of CH2M HILL, the country's largest engi...

WATCH: Vets, Experts Discuss Little-Known Solution For Wounded Warriors

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact

A group of injured veterans is proving to the world that music can truly heal all wounds. 21 year-old U.S. Marine Tim Donley and Arthur Bloom, dire...

WATCH: Is This The Strategy That Could Turn Around America's Schools?

Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact

Is the answer to engaging and empowering global youth simpler than we think? Last month at the Ideas Festival in Aspen, Design For Change founder K...

WATCH: Is This The Solution For A Divided America?

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact

With American society apparently becoming increasingly polarized and pessimistic, highlighting our common denominators may be more crucial than ever t...

WATCH: Poll Shows Almost Unprecedented Pessimism In America

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

Microsoft's corporate vice president, Mark Penn, sat down with HuffPost Live during the Ideas Festival in Aspen last month to discuss the almost unpre...

Smoky Skies, Rx Mozart & Our American Evolution

Camille Zamora | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Prescription Mozart is my shorthand for the leveraging of art's transformative power in the service of healing. It is a vision in which artistic expression -- collaborative, open-sourced and radically welcoming -- is once again positioned as central to human wholeness and societal harmony.

WATCH: 'Girls' Writer On What It's Really Like To Work With Lena Dunham

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women

Few shows have generated the caliber of enthusiasm (and opposition) that "Girls" inspires every episode. But while Lena Dunham is undoubtedly the face...

WATCH: Can Faith Bring Politics Back On Track?

Posted 07.12.2013 | Impact

"Our life together can be better." That's the message in Rev. Jim Wallis' latest book, 'On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Le...

In Africa, Delaying Motherhood Can Mean Escape From Poverty

Jane Otai | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Jane Otai

I come from the slums of Nairobi, where delaying motherhood is not always a choice. I was lucky to have this option, and choosing to hold off on becoming a mother was my way of stepping out of poverty and getting an education.

WATCH: Reddit Co-Founder Sticks It To The Man

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all links are created equal. Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of the social media website Reddit, joine...

WATCH: Reuters Foundation's 'Charity' Is Sharing Undertold Stories

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

When Monique Villa took over the Thomson Reuters Foundation five years ago, she had a clear goal in mind: Leverage the company's unique set of skills ...

WATCH: Why Women Actually Have The Upperhand In The Workforce

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact

This is the one time when being late to work is a good thing. At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Arianna Huffington sat down with New York Times columnis...

From the Block to the Mountain Top

Jamiel L. Alexander | Posted 09.04.2013 | Black Voices
Jamiel L. Alexander

During my early childhood years in Philadelphia, I was raised in a 20-person household, in a three-bedroom row home, with two floors and a basement. As I went through childhood, going through my parent's divorce, I was labeled as a problem child.

WATCH: Asians Are Model Minorities..But Now How You Think

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 07.04.2013 | Impact

Eric Liu, Bill Clinton's former speechwriter and policy advisor, said Asians might be a model minority -- but not just in the paradigmatic child-of-a-...

What A Harvard Economist Discovered From Dropping His Phone In A Toilet

Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Epiphanies often come at the most unexpected moments. When Harvard economist Sendhil Mullainathan accidentally dropped his cell phone in a toilet, he ...

Lincoln, Mandela and Obama: Lessons for Leaders Over Three Centuries

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Mandela's leadership lessons will belong to the ages, just as Lincoln's leadership lessons do. Two very different men, but they shared the same defining qualities that we need in the 21st century. As Nancy Koehn put in the conclusion of her speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival: "We need muscles of moral courage, we need to flex them, we need to find them, we need to help others recognize them and find them in themselves. Nothing more is needed and nothing less will do at this moment of great turbulence, great promise, great peril."

WATCH: Richard Branson Shares The Stories, Secrets That Made Virgin

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

TIME: 3:15pm-4:15pm EST The 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival will close with a wrap-up of the week’s most dynamic sessions and a surprise speaker in con...

WATCH: Space Travel: Are You Virgin Galactic's Next Passenger?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

TIME: 12:20pm-1:20pm EST Virgin Galactic is the world’s first commercial spaceline. How did this project first see the light of day? On Tuesday, ...

WATCH: The Rule Of Law On The Move: Challenges And Disasters

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm EST On Tuesday, July 2, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman interviews Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on the latest sess...

WATCH: Can We Get Past Politics To Reform Immigration?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact

TIME: 11:00am-12:0pm EST This panel, including Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Vice President Admiral Thad Allen, American Conservative Union Chairman A...

WATCH: The New Frontiers Of Design

The Aspen Institute | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm EST Design has branched out in new directions, galvanizing young practitioners, sparking novel business models, and attracting ...

It's Time to Further Incentivize Medical Innovation

Moncef Slaoui | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Moncef Slaoui

When extraordinary advances are made in science, why does it take so long to translate them into treatments for the country's most pressing medical needs?