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The Soular Backpack: Increasing Education in East Africa

Salima Visram | Posted 01.26.2015 | College
Salima Visram

My goal is that through education, people will be given the tools to empower and alleviate themselves from poverty. I believe in the power of social business as the greatest catalyst in creating sustainable change.

How We Can Help the Homeless

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Lissa Coffey

Although I showed her kindness and respect, I questioned what I could have done differently, how I might have been able to help her.

Jessica Samakow

What Heavy Backpacks Are Doing To Kids' Bodies | Jessica Samakow | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents

Between studying, homework and extracurricular activities, going back to school may make kids feel like they have the weight of the world on their sho...

6 Backpacks For Kids That Won't Hurt Their Backs

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow & Christina Anderson | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents

Heavy backpacks, especially when worn improperly, can cause kids' backs, neck, or shoulder pain. (More details about that, here). But if a heavy l...


Amy Mullis | Posted 10.18.2014 | Comedy
Amy Mullis

Anyone who thinks a mother in search of a pack of Crayolas and a bottle of Elmer's isn't dangerous has never had a kid in 4K.

There's Something Fishy About This Backpack

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Style

As much as we love summer, there was always something so exciting about going back to school each year. Our pencils were sharpened, we had perfect out...

How To Carry A Backpack And Still Look Like A Grown-Up

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 07.23.2014 | Style

Chances are that at some point in your life you owned a backpack. Maybe you had a JanSport in elementary school to tote around your Spacemaker and Tam...

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

2-D Bags That Make You Look Like A Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.07.2014 | Style

If you've ever wanted to look like a cartoon, we've found some mind-bending 2-D accessories to help you out. Welcome to the wonderful worl...

20 Work Bags That Will Always Have Your Back

Refinery29 | Bobby Schuessler | Posted 04.06.2014 | Style

Think about it. The very first accessory you ever truly loved — the one you dragged your mom from store to store to find -- was the backpack. Whethe...

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Back to School, Part 2

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

As promised, the second half of the best of New York's stores for back-to-school shopping! Lester's - 1534 Second Avenue - 1102-1120 Avenue U, Bro...

Backpack And Book Bag Safety Rules

Jay Lipoff, D.C. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Lipoff, D.C.

Have you seen the amount of homework kids have and the size of their book bags? I've gone through some of the most recent research and ideas on backpack safety for kids, as well as the treatment for injuries related to carrying these heavy bags.

Family Visited By Cops After Innocuous Google Searches

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.02.2013 | New York

Pro tip: don't do a search for pressure cookers right after your spouse does a search for backpacks if you don't want the FBI at your door.— Michele...

Back to School: It's Make It or Break It Time for the Economy

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Dig deep into your pockets and help out your local backpack drive by donating backpacks, school supplies or cash so they can buy what is needed for the underprivileged.

The Faithful Shopper: Mountain Magic

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Hard as it is for some of us water babies to believe, not everyone heads straight for a beach during the summer. Others prefer to spend their time exp...

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.

Can You Solve These Mysteries Of Travel?

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Heading somewhere far off means running smack into a spectrum of new sights, new sounds, new tastes. But along with these comes the inevitable oven-fresh batch of eye-rolling, mind-blowing, completely incomprehensible Mysteries of Travel.

Parents Rush To Stock Up On Disturbing Item In Wake Of Newtown Shooting

AP | BRADY McCOMBS and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business

SALT LAKE CITY — The reaction to the deadly Connecticut school shooting can be seen at gun stores and self-defense retailers across the nation, ...

Luggage Maker Builds Socially Responsible Bags

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

Many companies and start-ups are re-evaluating their business models in hopes to make a more lasting impact on the global economy by focusing their efforts to become more sustainable. Shifting to a supply chain sustainable strategy must come from the top down.

The Football Game Fashion Guide

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 11.08.2012 | Black Voices

It's football season and your significant other has finally invited you to a football game with the guys. But what should you wear to score a perfect ...

Sweet Schoolboy Satchels For Grownups

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

This week we witnessed thousands of kids going back to school, trudging along the sidewalk in backpacks that are almost as large as they are. While we...

Dreamin' of the Usual: A Backpack!

Al Baio | Posted 10.29.2012 | Style
Al Baio

Backpack Block Party! is on a quest to find the backpack of your dreams. Let's meet a contender!

Backpacks For Those Of Us Who Aren't Headed Back To School

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Fall is right around the corner -- and for many of us, that means it's time for back-to-school shopping. Gone are the days of the Trapper Keeper, but ...

Amazing Photo Of Dad Backpacking With Baby

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.24.2012 | Parents

Just about everything changes once a family welcomes a baby, but one dad has a solution for making sure that his favorite pastime doesn't become somet...

LOOK: 9 Backpacks Inspired By Children's Books

Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents

Parents of teens sometimes try to imitate their hipper and more stylish offspring. Today, HuffPost Parents is no exception. Last week, our friends Huf...