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What Really Matters

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rose Kumar, M.D.

On April 11, my mother died, suddenly and unexpectedly. I will never forget that phone call from my father for as long as I live. My mother was 80 y...

Restoring Mutual Respect and Pluralism at our Colleges and Universities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.09.2016 | College
Noam Schimmel

'The Big Uneasy,' a recent article in the New Yorker, illustrates the illiberal and anti-democratic turn in college life; away from pluralism and genu...

7 Secrets to Sustainability: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are recognizing seven grantees who each hold key ingredients in understanding project sustainability. In Keny...

Defending Against Violence

Wendy Reese | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

As I went to Facebook to upload a post on my group page, I saw the sidebar headlines, "2 Killed at UCLA" followed by, "Man shoots wife at shopping cen...

The Joy of Doing and Failing at What You Love As an Emerging Adult

Summer Luk | Posted 06.03.2016 | College
Summer Luk

Like many recent college graduates, I was hit with the fear of entering "real" life, where for the first time, I have to truly take responsibility for...

One Weird Trick to Live Longer Your Doctor Might Not Tell You! (Part One of Two)

Pete Williamson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Pete Williamson

If you spend any time on the internet these days, you'll often find yourself swimming in a sea of clickbait titles (like the one above). They are righ...

Dear Los Angeles

David Wygant | Posted 06.02.2016 | Los Angeles
David Wygant

Los Angeles is a city where people come to find themselves. It's like lost souls and lost energy seem to come here because the weather is so great.

What Students Like Me Really Need

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 06.01.2016 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

By Anna Populorum "As a student, I'm told where I need to go, but not how to get there. What kids like me really need is guidance. We need a commun...

Understanding Poverty From the Inside: Home and the Neighborhood

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

This is the third installment in a series: "Understanding Poverty from the Inside." You can imagine asking an open-ended question about specific momen...

Let's Talk About Mental Health Stigma in the Orthodox Community

Bin Goldman, PsyD | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Bin Goldman, PsyD

It's great to be part of a community. In a community, such as the various Jewish communities, you have people to turn to, who will mobilize for you and share your joys and your challenges. Except when you don't.

How Is the Patient Perspective Creating Positive Change?

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

I've seen a lot since I became an official member of the disability community thirty years ago. Societal attitudes toward disabilities have changed in more ways than I ever imagined and I'm so grateful for it.

Blessing in Disguise

Andrew Royce Bauer | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Andrew Royce Bauer

I met a lot of great genuine people through Kathy such as her husband Harold, and I also connected with a lot of great people through him also. Before I knew them I had very few options but now I'm an opportunist with endless opportunities.

I Gave Away My One and Only Jimmy Choos to Walk in the Shoes of Another

Georgie Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Georgie Smith

But I learnt in my shoe exchange that the best way to walk in another's shoes is to to walk alongside of them. I am with Sashauna for life. I am excited to witness the expanding impact she will have on many. I am excited to see her step into and own her mantle as a role model. Not just for foster youth, but all young women.

The Power of the Smile and Nod

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Kristy L. Moore

I have since discovered and have taken great comfort in the simple, gentle smiles and nods I get from those people who understand -- the fellow moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, nannies, teachers--who know what it's like to deal with children.

Tomorrow's Leaders: A Reason to Hope

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Since all the political news is terrible and only getting worse, I decided to reflect on something very personal this week -- about a great event that happened this weekend.

2000 Rally In Downtown L.A. Against Fossil Fuels

Philip David Morton | Posted 05.20.2016 | Los Angeles
Philip David Morton

2000 protestors rally in front of Los Angeles City Hall, May 14, 2016 Two thousand people attended a protest march in downtown Los Angeles last Satur...

Achieving Health -- How We Can 'Just Start'

Brian Castrucci | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

The solutions to these problems don't come in a syringe or pill. They require long term thinking and a holistic approach, embracing initiatives like early and accessible pre-kindergarten education, affordable housing, livable wages, and paid sick leave.

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Pediatric Cancer

Theresa Sutton | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Theresa Sutton

Update: Baby Jordan gained his angel wings on Wednesday, May 18th shortly after this article was published. He was completely peaceful, and randomly s...

Super Bowl Champion Teaches Kids Life Lessons Off The Field

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

When you think of football, you think of crisp autumn afternoons watching your favorite team, bonding with friends over fantasy football, or watching ...

A Root-Cause Approach to the Opioid Epidemic, Part 1

Erica Benedicto | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Erica Benedicto

I love our president, his passion and I appreciate his proposal to heal the epidemic of opioid abuse, but I believe the bigger picture goes beyond treatment centers and expanding scope of practice. We need to assist our patients from the inside, the roots, only then can they truly begin to heal.

Welcome to Everyone

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As a child I hated not being allowed into the segregated library in my hometown. But I am honored and grateful that today the Marlboro County Public Library -- the Marian Wright Edelman Library in Bennettsville, SC -- provides a panoply of early childhood and adult literacy programs.

This Video Breaks Down Why Latinx Should Check Their Privilege

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.13.2016 | Latino Voices

If you have any doubts about whether you can be both Latinx and privileged, Kat Lazo wants to have a word with you. In a video posted Thursday, the Y...

When Prayer Changes Things (For Janet)

Biko Mandela Gray | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Biko Mandela Gray

I sat in the Station museum, crying uncontrollably. As Nina Simone sang "Strange Fruit" and "Feeling Good," pictures of a proud mother with her son an...

The Earth Needs New Information

Monika Berghoff | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Monika Berghoff

We must use all the available options which have been given to us to end global suffering. --Dieter Duhm Humankind's dream of a world without war and...

Enhancing Student Academic Progress Through Interdisciplinary Environmental Education

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

Making the environment part of our education system will be no simple task, but it is very important. We need to create a more informed American population about real environmental problems.