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The Case For Social Media and Hashtag Activism

Sabina Khan-Ibarra | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology
Sabina Khan-Ibarra

I propose that the use of social media as an instrument for activism will follow, if not already is, the same trajectory. Social media is one of the most powerful forms of activism, and (dare I say) a catalyst for change. Here's why.

The Human Dimension of Mixed-Use Development

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

It took 30 minutes for suspicions about a photograph to become a thoughtful, affinity-based gift of items that transcended place and time. That's the power of the real dynamics of city life, the connections behind the built environment that we, at first, more readily see.

7 Ways To Shorten The Distance Between You And Your Best Friends

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Whether you're trying to rekindle an old friendship or build a stronger one, try these tips and see what comes of it.

Let's Not Meet at a Restaurant

Lillian Daniel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

There are a lot of lonely people in the world who are in search of community and more company. But there are also people who are desperate for more private time with one other person. Sometimes I think I may be one of them.

Crowdsell - Das Marketingpotential der Community nutzen

Franziska Prill | Posted 01.10.2015 | Germany
Franziska Prill

Crowdsell bietet die Plattform, um außergewöhnliche und innovative Produkte kennenzulernen und mit etwas Fleiß sogar zu gewinnen. Dazu erfüllen die Mitglieder eine bestimmte Anzahl an Aufgaben. Jeder, der mitmacht, kann sich also zu den Ersten zählen diese Produkte ausprobieren zu können.

Town Rallies To Help Family Of Hospitalized High School Football Player

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.06.2014 | Good News

When a beloved student got injured, this community came together and gave his family a big boost in his honor. Hayden Schaumburg, 16, from Watseka...

Revitalizing Local Democracy

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 01.06.2015 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Results from the 2014-midterm elections only guarantees one phenomenon: nothing is going to happen in the next two years.

What Jewish Millennials Want

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

We are creatures of expression living in an age of expression. We are deluged daily with information and opinion, with pundits and preachers proffering perspective.

4 Ways Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Yoga

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Prioritizing daily yoga can be life affirming, whether you are a cancer patient, survivor or supporting someone who is fighting the battle of his or her life.

A Key Lesson from Superstorm Sandy: We Still Need a Rainy Day Fund

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

I see this as a national problem requiring a national solution. The storm may have hit New York two years ago, but it will hit somewhere else this year. If we act as a national community, we can spread the risk and the cost.

Getting and Giving the Most: The Five Commitments

Brad Jamison | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

Believe it or not, the holidays are upon us. Which means it's time for family and friends to get together in celebration, for towns across the country to get decked out with festive decorations and, of course, time for shopping and gift giving.

The Role of Corporate Partners in National Park Philanthropy

Neil Mulholland | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

I am often asked what my thoughts are on philanthropy's role in helping to protect and preserve our national parks. It is a fair question and I feel strongly about the answer. Philanthropy, in all forms, is essential to the existence and future of America's national parks.

How to Create a Truly Supportive Community Online

John Corcoran | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

It may seem strange, but even though the world has become more connected via the internet and social media, studies are showing that more people consider themselves unhappy, even as we're becoming more connected.

Sustainable Housing, Politics and a Basic Pride of Place

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

We carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.

Bronx River Provides Blueprint for Urban Waterway Restoration

John F. Calvelli | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

The beautiful thing is that if we take care of our waterways, they will take care of us. A cleaner river and more vibrant ecosystem are powerful resources. They provide numerous education opportunities and drive community well-being and engagement.

Illinois Is Killing Black Opportunity

Hilary Gowins | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it.

One Truth We Never dmit

Wayne Muller | Posted 12.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Wayne Muller

Every day we face increasing demands on our time - in our work, our families and communities. A host of overwhelming expectations permeates all aspects of our lives. We require impossible things of ourselves.

The Art of Surviving Breast Cancer

Antonia Marrero | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Antonia Marrero

Marion Behr discovered that typically, survivors feel responsible for helping others through the ordeal of cancer and find purpose in that mission. By sharing their honest stories, survivors are doing just that.

11 Ways to Tell If You're an Annoying Neighbor

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

For the sake of neighborhood tranquility and harmony, let's do a spot check to see if you fall into the category of nice or annoying. If you identify with one or more of the factors below -- you just might be an annoying neighborhood.

Build A Life With Longevity

Rachel Schwartzmann | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Rachel Schwartzmann

Travel informs much of our perspective and our pursuits, but let's not forget to think about what motivates our movement throughout the world. Thanks to our global interconnectedness we can be together even when we're a part.

Waves of Valor

Annie Stein | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Annie Stein

After attending the August 9th surf camp, which for me gave new meaning to the expression "fun in the sun" I couldn't wait for the next one; the final surf camp at Chico State Beach in Huntington Beach which was on Sept 27th.

Are Nosy Neighbors Good For Something?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Have you ever lived on a street with a nosy neighbor? You know; that neighbor who always seems to be peeking out the front room window or crossing th...

Finding Your Motivation: How Internal and External Rewards Work Together to Synergize Creative Work

Peter Himmelman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

Fear, and not lack of self-discipline, (or lack of organizational skills) is what prevents us from making our dreams manifest. We are often motivated to create to derive a sense of validation and purpose: to bring forth a sense of belonging.

Let's Create a Bully-Free Nation 2014

Brad Jamison | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

As you are likely aware, every month of the year is designated to bring awareness to a disease, social issue or cause. And, October is no different - in fact, this month is dedicated to numerous issues, including breast cancer and bullying.

Tech Justice: Social Justice Emerges From the High Tech Arena

Nadeem Mazen | Posted 12.13.2014 | Technology
Nadeem Mazen

Imagine a system with complete data security where program coordinators can proactively recruit promising students based on academic need, workforce development initiatives, or neighborhood demands.