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Gratitude Speaks: Dr. Mario Martinez, Author of the No. 1 Bestselling 'The MindBody Code'

Miriam Ava | Posted 05.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

I'm Miriam Ava, founder of ColorsofGratitude.com and ambassador of good taste. I love sharing messages that matter and Gratitude Speaks is a wonderf...

In Defense Of Grocery Store Cashiers

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I chat with cashiers, visit with bank tellers, and linger at the Farmer's Market to talk with the friendly folks who barter their goods for my cash. For me, the exchange of serious business is better with real human interaction.

Monday Matters: The Cuddliest Cat, A Moving Apology Two Decades Later And An Emotional Homecoming

Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News

Your ‘Monday Blues’ are scheduled to end right... now. Here at the HuffPost Partner Studio, we’re looking to change your mind about Mondays. ...

Transforming One Of LA's Most Notorious Neighborhoods, One Vacant Lot At A Time

The Huffington Post | Shawnte Passmore | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

WATTS – For community stakeholders interested in transforming vacant lots, it may seem easier to clean up blighted areas than to change public o...

Perth Global Shapers Facilitate Social Impact

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Keeya-Lee Ayre

The People of Perth love to give. Data shows that we give our time, our money and our energy to support a wide range of social initiatives. However, g...

Empathic Understanding for Baltimore

Michael Frazier | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Frazier

It is easy to judge Baltimore and say what people should do. Ask yourself if you consistently saw people in your community unfairly treated and stifled systemically; what would be your reaction?

Raising Children, Raising Citizens

Jennifer Bly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

We're not just raising children, we're raising a future. We're raising hope. We're raising the next generation of citizens.

Designing for a Human-Centered Community

Chloe Sharfin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Chloe Sharfin

I was recently blind for five minutes and felt as though my eyes had never been more open. I didn't have some freak accident or momentary medical issue; I was participating in a mini human-centered design challenge.

We Are on the Same Team, Take Off Your Cape

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

I don't view motherhood as a tidy symbol of false humility. I'm not "saving" my daughter. I can't. She will need to know how, and I will need to teach her. I don't need to be anybody's hero. That is damaging and dangerous.

Stop Subtweeting, Start Engaging

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

By using feminism and the female community as a way to seek and give support, we are creating our own circumstances for success. We could empower a woman to find the cure for breast cancer, completely shatter the glass ceiling and have our first female president. It's up to us.

The Fallacy in the Culture Wars: The Individual vs. the Collective

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion
Dave Pruett

At the root of the culture wars lies a fundamental dichotomy in worldviews. Which is more essential to humanity: the individual or the collective?

Three People Who Live In My Head and the Words of Wisdom They Speak

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Of course I falter more than I succeed, but I do think over the year, these words of wisdom have helped me to develop a better mental filter, to increase my use of the [BACKSPACE] key and to commit to a life of graciousness.

Why I Organized a Senior Advisory Commission for My City

Daphne Mallory | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Daphne Mallory

The problems we face in the City of Twin Falls are not unique. Cities across the country are looking for ways to help senior citizens. Why not propose a similar Commission where you live?

How Annalise Jennings Realized Her Dream Through a Disadvantaged Aboriginal Community

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

If you watched that video right through, you've watched just under 20 minutes of something special... Something you can't buy or bottle: Passion.

How An Unexpected Encounter Turned Around My Lonely Mother's Day Weekend

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

The mariachis played horns and guitars in the midst of a large configuration of tables with pink and white balloons floating above. I tried to discern the occasion. Wedding? Baby shower?

How A Free Product Builds Customer Loyalty

Bruno Leveque | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
Bruno Leveque

The overarching effect of all the efforts I mentioned above is that our users are of equal value to the company, regardless of size. I see our customers as valuable collaborators and sources of inspiration long before I think of them as sources of revenue.

Maureen Ryan

10 Shows That Changed The Way We Look At TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment

In 2005, "The Shield," "Deadwood," "Battlestar Galactica," "Rome" and the first incarnation of "Arrested Development" were all on the air. "Grey's Ana...

Communities Take the Lead on Earthquake Response in Nepal

Elizabeth Enslin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Enslin, Ph.D.

When I woke on April 25 to reports of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, my first thoughts turned to the safety of my Nepali-American son's uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. All fine, I soon learned.

When End of Times Is Actually a New Beginning

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Making it happen. Getting it done. Those are traits I admire, and this week they are on full display at Live Nation in an announcement made by Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins.

Saying Farewell To Our Family Home After 24 Years

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I know this place. For 24 years we've lived here. I arrived, not quite 30-years-old with my one-year-old baby girl in my arms. I had fought moving to the suburbs for two years, but my husband was right -- it was a wonderful place to raise a family. So that's what we did. Now we're leaving.

7 Ways to Build a Community Using Data-Driven Narratives

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

The bottom line: If you can adopt the mindset of what matters to your customers and how you can empower them, then the rest will follow.

The Passing of a Great Man

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 05.01.2015 | Arts
Ellen Cantarow

His beauty was alight with happiness, kindness, and humor -- sometimes irreverent, bawdy humor. Behind his glasses his eyes were full of welcome and cheerfulness. And that smile! You can see it in videos of his performances, but it was no mere stage smile. It expressed his joy in life.

We Are Capable of More

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

This is not just about policing. Not just about race. It is about the country we are allowing ourselves to become and the affront it is to the country we are meant to be.

Beta-Testing Empathy With TableTribes

Erica Schlaikjer | Posted 04.28.2015 | DC
Erica Schlaikjer

"If an entire city could share a single conversation, what would we talk about?" That's the premise of TableTribes, a mobile app that aims to bring...

My Letter to Baltimore

Quentin Vennie | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Quentin Vennie

I am your child. I am a product of your society. I was born on your soil and raised in your communities. I was educated by your system and taught by your adversities. I've walked your streets and stood on your corners. You are my home.