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Considering Caregiving

Stacey Gordon | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

When Grandma Mollie finally decided to get home-care, she found a caregiver in her community to assist her with certain tasks. In a few weeks, she fired the caregiver, after accusing her of misplacing and then stealing her eyeglasses. She found someone new.

World Food Day Reminder: Enough Resources Exist To Feed World's Hungry

Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact

One in seven people suffer from undernourishment -- yet there are enough resources to feed the world’s hungry. This year’s World Food Day highligh...

The Most Taboo Word in Our Vocabulary

Kimberly Berg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Berg

The word "need" is being disgraced from our vocabularies -- which to me is erasing the humane component out of humanity. If properly embraced, it's what makes us human.

Building a Global Humanitarian Intelligence Platform and Infrastructure

Rob Cipriano | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact
Rob Cipriano

How do we as concerned citizens of this planet rationalize free and unfiltered access to any written or spoken communication? This is giving access to enemies of all types and forms. Unacceptable!

Relief Organizations Prepared To Help Isaac Victims: At Least 10 Dead In Haiti

Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact

At least 10 people were reported dead in Haiti after Tropical Storm Isaac drenched the impoverished nation, the Associated Press reports. A woman a...

Four Guidelines to Dealing With Alzheimer's Disease

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dwayne J. Clark

Even the most giving, skilled, and loving family caregiver can get overwhelmed rather quickly. And not every family member is hard-wired to be a caregiver. Lighten up on yourself, and keep your expectations reasonable.

Tackling Food Insecurity Will Take the G20 and the B20 (and the Rest of us Too!)

Perry Yeatman | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Perry Yeatman

We're suggesting an audacious but achievable goal. Here it is in a nutshell: deliver food and nutrition security for all by increasing food production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030.

Give Women The Right Not to Choose

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Indra Adnan

Imagine now a world in which women -- and men -- had a right NOT to choose. Where they didn't have to choose between a fulfilling life at work AND a real, invested life at home.

The Key To Empowerment On International Women's Day And Every Day

Helene D. Gayle | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Helene D. Gayle

When I want to explain why empowering girls and women is critical to fighting poverty, I often tell a person's story. It's easier to relate to a perso...

This Women's History Month, Change A Woman's Life

Joi Gordon | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women
Joi Gordon

In honor of Women's History Month, join me in uplifting (at least) one deserving woman. Whether it's hiring, promoting, or mentoring, helping one woman will change her life.

It's All About the Wedding: How Preventing Child Marriage Can Help Eradicate Poverty

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact
Jeanne Faulkner

When my daughter turns 12 next month she'll have a birthday cake and a slumber party, not a wedding cake and marriage. As an American girl, she's lucky to grow up in a culture where girls can choose who and when they'll marry.

2 Years Later: How To Help In Haiti

Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact

Two years after the devastating 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, lives and buildings are still far from restored. Although $4.6 billion has been c...

Charities Working To Return Donations From $1 Million 'Anonymous' Hacking Scandal

Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

Some of the charities that benefitted from a recent $1 million hacking scam are working to return the misappropriated funds, Philanthropy.com reports....

Recycling 100 Tons of Hotel Soap to Keep Kids Healthier

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Have you ever wondered what happens to all those little bars of soap in hotels?

For World Food Day And Beyond -- 5 Steps For Raising An Adventurous Eater

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 12.18.2011 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Sunday was World Food Day and for many parents, our daily food challenge might be more on the order of getting our little ones to eat broccoli. I've found some simple strategies that help raise awareness about the world and also can nurture more adventurous eaters.

Somalia: History, Humanity and Hope

Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Tomekia Lynn Strickland, M.D.

Learning of the famine in Somalia left me searching for a better understanding as to how the famine developed and how mass starvation could still exist in modern society.

Jessica Prois

9/11 Widow Helps Afghan Widows Through Nonprofit

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

This story is part of the "The Impact of 9/12," series, which focuses on those who were inspired to give back after the tragedies of September 11, 200...

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 2

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Christy Turlington Burns

Narshingdhi, in Bangladesh, is a community that has suffered the losses of too many women in pregnancy and so has organized itself to make a change.

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 1

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.20.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Given that Bangladesh is one of the countries in the world with the highest burden of maternal mortality rates, the latest news of significant improvement on that front gives me great hope.

What Was That?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

The next time someone looks at you and says, "You're not listening," apologize. Just reply, "I am sorry. I will try to better in the future." How do to better? Start looking like you care.

What International NGOs Do Marketing Right?

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

It is really easy to point out how campaigns are wrong. The worst part of all of this is that I cannot come up with any real good example of something done well.

Empowering Kenyan Women To Aim High On And Off The Field

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Growing up in the Kenyan slums, Peninah Nthenya Musyimi was surrounded by drugs, prostitution and dire poverty. Her childhood was "very difficult," sh...

Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA, on Empowering Women and Girls Worldwide

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

In a recent in-depth interview with Gayle, we discussed her advice to President Obama on foreign aid and future challenges and opportunities for the international development sector.

The Black Community Crusade for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

New research found the vast majority of America's black community see poor black youths falling further behind. We must address what many of us believe is the worst crisis faced by millions of black children since slavery.

Health Reform Under Attack

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The health reform law is already helping children and families and stopping some of the most egregious abuses of health insurers. Why would any sensible person want to go backwards and take these protections away?