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United We Stand. Happy Interdependence Day!

Donna Henes | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

Recently I was asked to speak about the shamanic point of view of team building with an emphasis on creating alliances and community. But from a shama...

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

17 Ways We Can Work Toward Justice for All

Nina Flores | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Nina Flores

Legalizing same-sex marriage is a huge victory, but it is not the finish line of justice. Inequality takes many forms, and people are still waiting on their ability to live freely, safely, or, just to live.

Five Miles in my Shoes

Brad Hobbs | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Brad Hobbs

When photographers and creatives join forces the possibilities are endless. Five miles in my shoes is a great example of community and creativity. F...

The Top 10 Reasons the Gay Community Is So Competitive

Barrett Pall | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Since coming out, what has boggled my mind is that there seems to be some sort of hierarchy within the gay community, or at least a never-ending amount of cliques -- you know, those things that existed in high school. And it is here that we find why we are so competitive as a community.

It Really Can Happen in Detroit - But Not Without You

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Jerry Ashton

Much like stubborn weeds growing between breaks in the sidewalk, Detroiters simply will not let their city fall away into disrepair or allow buildings to stay abandoned.

This Single Community Is Mitigating Hunger

Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact

Less than two years ago, Ellis Johnston lived on the streets, unsure about where he would spend the night or when he would eat his next meal. He l...

Monday Matters: This Dog Is On A Roll, Charleston Chooses Love, And Chris Pratt Steals Our Hearts (Again)

Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News

Here at the HuffPost Partner Studio, we believe that Mondays should start off on the bright side. So we've partnered with Target to bring you our favo...

We Can't Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

Paul J. Luna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Paul J. Luna

Across the country, American public schools are experiencing a major demographic shift. Latino students are our fastest growing student population. Simply put, if Latino students in this country don't succeed, then we as a country won't succeed.

What About Our Basic Goodness?

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 06.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

This week I've been thinking a lot about basic goodness as our moral power. We all have the choice to take actions that support and protect life or...

Andrew Lord

City Of Charleston Steps Up To Help Victims' Families In A Big Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business

And donations are pouring in from local businesses.

Arts Action Heroes to the Rescue!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

While they differ vastly from one another, there is one common strength I have observed: the arts have made a profound impact on the health of each community.

The Cost of Moving to the 'Burbs'

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Ehsan Zaffar

One of the lasting inequities of gentrification is the increasing unaffordability of urban centers.

Post-Rachel: What Rachel Dolezal Taught Us About Race

Tyree A. Boyd-Pates | Posted 06.22.2015 | Black Voices
Tyree A. Boyd-Pates

It's time to redefine what "Blackness" really is. If not, Black people will continue to get duped in our own spaces. I don't know about you, but my Blackness can't handle another Rachel Dolezal. Yours shouldn't have to either.

Creating a Culture of Daily Mentorship

Cassie Hughes | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Cassie Hughes

Team development and growth is critical to every business and retaining top talent is more important than ever. However, a great compensation package alone will not ensure a talented worker stays in the fold.

People Who Need People...

Jason Graham-Nye | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Jason Graham-Nye

We moved home to Sydney, Australia from Portland, Oregon five months ago to continue to run our 10-year old company gDiapers from here, get the kids into Aussie schools and be closer to family.

Family Matters: DreamMakers, Unapologetically Investing in the Underserved

Michele Hunt | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News
Michele Hunt

I believe we can change the world. My passion is seeking out and shining a light on people, businesses, organizations and communities that are doing just that. I call these people DreamMakers. Family Matters of Greater Washington led by their visionary President and CEO, Tonya Jackson Smallwood are DreamMakers.

For Individuals With Disabilities, There's No Place(ment) Like Home

Micaela Connery | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Micaela Connery

It's the physical space where we greet each day. It's the people who we clock the most hours alongside. It's where we welcome guests, cozy up when we're sick, and retreat at the end of a long week.

It's on Us to Stop Americans From Joining ISIS

Wardah Khalid | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

News of the latest American arrested for attempting to join ISIS in Syria hit extremely close to home for me. 20 year old Asher Abid Khan, who was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, was a member of my mosque in Houston, Texas.

Really Beautiful Things Can Happen When You Make Eye Contact With A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living

The infamous parental warning, "Don't talk to strangers," has its merits when you're young, but this poignant video illustrates how rebelling against ...

Monday Matters: Baby Moose Play Like Kids, American Pharoah's Jockey Gives Back And The Man Who's Saved 2 Million Babies

Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News

Here at the HuffPost Partner Studio, we believe that Mondays should start off on the bright side. So we've partnered with Target to bring you our favo...

Entrepreneurial Women: 3 Ways to Break Through Invisible Barriers to Growth.

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

As a member of the National Women's Business Council, I've had the opportunity to engage with hundreds of female entrepreneurs. During our talks, I couldn't help but happen upon an interesting, yet frustrating discovery. 9 out of every 10 women I spoke with would rather stall their growth than ask for capital.

Painting the Streets Healthy

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

As a medical doctor and Harvard Fellow in Global Health, it's my job to help find ways to unlock healthier populations. In particular, I work on a group of diseases known as NCDs - the-lifestyle related diseases linked with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease and cancers.

Phone a Friend

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

But nowhere is community more important than in your health. I know this seems counterintuitive, but left to your own devices, your chance of sustaining any particular diet or exercise program is extremely small.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Courtney McKinney | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

In the past months, I've seriously considered how and when my attitude toward the police changed so dramatically. I left for college with the belief that police are there to protect me.