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The Arts Help Us Find Comfort, Peace, and Unity

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 12.29.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

As we embrace with joy and hope a new year celebrated world-wide through art, it is important to remember what was sacrificed to get us here.

The Gift | Posted 12.24.2015 | Impact

These interviews are yours to read and enjoy over time and they are here to be shared. My secret hope is that in doing so you may be encouraged or lulled into gifting all of us what comes easily to you. In many ways, I'm beginning to think it's the thing we all need most today. Thank you for another great year of reading and passing them on.

Mentorship: The Best Gift to Give and Receive This Holiday Season

Shelley Zalis | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Shelley Zalis

As you find yourself in a sea of holiday lights, making toasts at cocktail parties, and exchanging warm sentiments, I encourage you to share a gift that has far more intrinsic value than any other. Give the gift of mentorship, or ask someone you admire to mentor you.

Get Smart: Commune and Grow Your Food With Your Neighbors

Olivia Madlock | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Olivia Madlock

Food is more powerful than we think it is. Have you ever noticed how your body felt after you stuffed your face with Taco Bell? How about your mind? W...

3 Simple Ways Entrepreneurs Can Turn Neighbors Into Clients

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

Networking is an essential part of growing your personal brand and gaining visibility for your company if you're an entrepreneur or small business owner. There are plenty of untapped business resources within your own neighborhood waiting for you to seize.

Prepare For Impact

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 12.22.2015 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

I haven't finished telling you just how grateful I am for the Giants community relations people. I started telling you last time, about the way they got to know my heart and match me with ideal opportunities.

If It Takes a Village, Then I Need Two

Rachel Brehm | Posted 12.18.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

I was at an appointment with the twins today - who were conveniently on their worst behavior - and it was one of those train wreck moments where they ...

The New Competitive Advantage

Daryl Brewster | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

As 2015 comes to a close, it will be remembered for global triumphs and heartbreaking losses. The push and pull of a variety of worldwide forces prese...

Diversity: The Cause and Solution to All of Life's Problems

Josh Rivedal | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

I admit the title of this post was a bit over the top (okay, way over the top). I feel like when most people hear the word "diversity," they think...

6 Ways Interfaith Partners Can Stand with Muslims

Saud Inam | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Saud Inam

These tips or suggestions aren't meant to tell faith communities what and what not to do, but Islamophobia, hate, racism, and bigotry cannot be overcome by the Muslim American community itself. We need allies and we need friends to overcome these societal ills.

The Unseen Mobility of the Working Poor

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 12.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Mauricio Lim Miller

I recently had the opportunity to hear jazz bassist Victor Wooten play at a club in my hometown, Oakland, California. His performance had the entire a...

Starting a Conversation on "Peaceful Thinking"

Abdul N. Rad | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Abdul N. Rad

The events of the past few weeks remind us that nobody is safe from horrifying attacks. Yet, times like these require the international community to band together in order to combat terror. When terror creates divisions, we give it the power to instill hate against one another, only furthering the goals of radical groups.

From a Nation of Strangers to a True American Community

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

The more we learn about one another, the more we care about that which affects each of us, and more likely we give one another the benefit of the doubt where we can. The first step in building partnerships to addressing the many injustices of our nation, is building these contagious mutual connections with daily practices.

Serving in the San Francisco Bay Area -- A Great Community!

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 12.15.2015 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

Not only did I enjoy the fruits of my labor from three World Championships, I also got to enjoy the fruits of being an athlete serving in a great community. The Giants community relations people arranged a lot of opportunities for me to serve.

Before You Click: Amazon vs. Local Business (Infographic)

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Amazon is rapidly expanding its online empire, but behind the conveniences that the company offers are a lot of hidden costs. We put together an info...

Bring Your "A" Game

Melinda Parrish | Posted 12.15.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

In ways that I can't even share yet, people are paying attention to what the #healthyatanysize community has to say.

Town Holds Early Christmas For Girl Fighting Terminal Cancer

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.15.2015 | Good News

Christmas came early this year for a 4-year-old girl who is fighting terminal cancer. Residents in Midlothian, Virginia, rallied on Friday to help Vir...

Embracing Inclusion; Defeating Hate: The National Immigrant Integration Conference Ignites Conversations Around Integration

Steven Choi | Posted 12.14.2015 | New York
Steven Choi

Amidst the frenzy and hysteria, we as Americans must ask ourselves some key questions. What is the role of newcomers from different shores in America, and how have they played such a key role in building America to date? What can we do to better integrate and include these newcomers?

4 Myths About Kink And Consent You Shouldn't Believe

J.A. Rock | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J.A. Rock

Consent works the same way in the kink world as it does in the vanilla world. If you don't know what your partner likes or wants, ask. With your words.

The Sharing Economy is Causing Inequality, Social Harm

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Ehsan Zaffar

The growth that sharing economy companies enjoy is derived in large part from the word-of-mouth buzz its customers create. Yet, these patrons do not receive in-kind advocacy for the challenges in their community.

I'm Trying to Help Homeless New Yorkers Feel "Just a Little Warmer" This Winter

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 12.13.2015 | Good News
Kadia Blagrove

For as long as I can remember, I've seen too many homeless New Yorkers suffer the city's brutal winter wearing nothing but an old coat. No socks, no gloves, no scarf and no hat to keep them truly warm.

The Important Difference Between Joy and Happiness

Zach Dean | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Something that has been very helpful to me is changing the way I communicate with myself. During my internal dialogues I stop asking the question 'what will make me feel happy today?' and replace it with 'what choices can I make today so I will continue to be in a state of joy tomorrow?'

Creating the Communities We Want for Our Children

Pamela Boccia | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

The other night I read my 5-year-old son a book about being a big brother. He's been a big brother for over 2 ½ years now, but he asked for this book...

The Power of Vision

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Not all visions are equal. Some never get beyond the 'motherhood and apple pie' stage - good ideas that unleash no energy for change. Others transfo...

10 Tips For Bisexuals To Beat The Winter Blues

Kevin Hogan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Hogan

Four years ago, in late November, I tumbled into the worst depression of my life. It took me a long, long time to climb out of that black hole -- but I did. However, every winter since then has been a struggle to keep myself from slipping back down again. I know that especially in the bisexual community, I'm not the only one.