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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.

The Recipe for a Better Life

OECD | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact

Apart from providing fascinating insights, the Better Life Index is a way for policy-makers and policy-shapers to see what citizens want and expect, and where policies to improve people's lives should be focused.

286 Hubs of Harmony: NYC Street Pianos Past, Present and Future

Camille Zamora | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Camille Zamora

By sunrise tomorrow, 50 Sing for Hope Pianos will have been placed throughout the five boroughs, bringing to 286 the number of street pianos placed here since the project's 2010 debut.

Shaming the Lawn

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I. Rimanoczy A few days ago I was listening to a conversation on NPR about the California drought and the restrictions imposed on the consump...

Manic Packing and a Day of Profound Post-Flood Gratitude

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

I wish I could hug every angel out there that has helped us through this daunting process, but I can't except for with my words.

Nextdoor's CEO Nirav Tolia: "When Neighbors Start Talking, Good Things Happen"

Anna Shen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Technology
Anna Shen

Nirav Tolia, the CEO of neighborhood social networking site Nextdoor, has always been passionate about community. In fact, he said he has always sought it offline and online, believing that that it is always more powerful to be part of a group: "We can all achieve greater things as part of a collective," he said.

Why the Nose? This Man Celebrates Red Nose Day 365 Days a Year

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

After bumping into countless individuals at a local mall who were so consumed with their digital devices that they didn't bother to look up, Tex Allen was beyond frustrated by the state of disconnection in our world.

Rahm's 'Roseland to Ravenswood'

Roger Wright | Posted 06.02.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Cassie didn't hear Mayor Rahm speak about the shootings from Roseland to Ravenswood because there are no televisions on the street.

Adam Smith vs. Ayn Rand

David Morris | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
David Morris

Even with Medicare and Medicaid, tens of millions of Americans lack access to adequate medical care. Many millions have been plunged into bankruptcy because of medical expenses. Obamacare was established to deal with these stark facts. The case of Luis Lang demonstrates that Obamacare is only a step in the right direction.

Don't Have a Village? How to Create One

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Even if you have family nearby -- my mom lives an hour away -- you still need people literally next door, and you still need friends with kids going through the same stuff you are. Why? We evolved to parent in groups. Not solo.

What Makes a Community Strong?

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

And there are heroes in Maplewood. Who are they? When one of them falls and dies, we all cry and pay our respects. Angelo Vayas, who passed away at his home in Maplewood this past weekend, is a hero. I attended his wake at Morrow Church yesterday.

African American Success Factors

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Marshall Cannon

The African American community has been damaged to an extent that if Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and Sojourner Truth came back to see what now exists, they wouldn't recognize it.

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 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 07.08.2015 | 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.